Is it time for an 8K TV?
Is it time to upgrade to an 8K TV? Have you heard of 8K TVs? Some time in recent history, the television industry came out with 4K TVs. 4K the TV has having nearly 4000 pixels horizontally, which means a higher resolution and a crisper image. The difference is very noticeable between 4K and regular HD. When 4K TVs first came out, there was only so much content that was compatible with it. A few channels and shows were filmed in 4K allowing them to be viewed to the fullest extent, and 4K TVs were pretty expensive at the time. Now … Continue reading
Should you get a 4KTV this Black Friday?
Is it time to invest in a 4KTV? 4KTVs have been out for a while now, but for a while there they were pretty expensive. It was hard to find 4KTVs on the market without running into $1,000 price tags that aren’t necessarily in everyone’s budget. With Black Friday coming up, even the most frugal of shoppers are now looking at some great deals on upgrades to your home theater, and unlike in previous years, 4K is now the standard. 4K monitors and TVs are all around us, and content is plentiful. So is this the year to get a … Continue reading
4 Great Home Theater Ideas for Small Rooms
Great home theater ideas can be limited by the size of a room. Creating your ideal home theater can be difficult to do depending on the space you’re working with. Of course everyone wants their home theater to be much larger, but not everyone has the luxury. If you have home theater ideas that don’t quite fit the space you have available to you, then you will have the challenge of appropriate design, equipment, acoustics and home theater seating Let’s plan as if you have approximately 10×15 feet (150 square feet), a very realistic amount of space for a room … Continue reading
Are Curved TVs better than Flat Screen TVs?
Should you get a Curved TV? Curved TVs have been out for a while now, but what is the appeal, and how does it stand up to a regular HDTV when it comes to your living room? Like all things, there are pros and cons. Pros The added perspective created by the Curved TV creates a more immersive movie theater experience that flat TVs may not. Curved TVs give better peripheral perception, meaning that you can see more of the action at once. They tend to have better contrast in comparison to regular HDTVs They have a nice sleek modern … Continue reading
Should you get a 4K projector for your home theater?
Q: Should I get a 4K projector for my home theater? A: If you are looking for the optimal home theater experience a 4K projector is the best way to achieve that. It is important however to make sure you are prepared for a 4K projector to be installed in your Living Room? First: Make sure your budget is high enough, if you cut corners and order a cheap projector and a cheap screen, you will be paying for a cheap experience. If you are trying to build a real theater experience in your home, it’s go big, or go … Continue reading
Dummy Cameras vs. Security Cameras
What are the benefits of having a Dummy Camera Dummy Cameras are fake security cameras installed primarily as a deterrent to burglars. Pros: They are cheap, and somewhat effective Studies show that most burglars will avoid houses that appear to have security installed. Installing Dummy Cameras is a very popular low budget method of preventing robberies. Cons: If a burglar decides to rob you, they don’t provide protection If a criminal is savvy enough they may recognize a dummy camera as fake, and the down side to a dummy camera is that if a criminal does decide to break into … Continue reading
Why hire someone to install surround sound in your home?
Why should I hire someone to install surround sound speakers? For many, surround sound speakers really complete the home theater experience, being able to hear movies and TV from every direction adds a whole new level of depth and immersion to the home theater experience, and makes your home theater one step closer to truly feeling like a movie theater. Installing surround sound speakers is more complicated than you may think It may not seem like it but installing surround sound speakers properly can be a huge ordeal. From wire management to making sure the speakers actually work, to mounting … Continue reading
Why Hire an AV Expert?
Why should I hire an AV expert? Doing everything yourself might seem attractive, especially with something like setting up your own home theater, but there might be more to it than you originally considered. Setting up your own home theater is more than just hooking up a TV in your front room, it’s understanding exactly how to seamlessly connect your surround sound, making sure your wall-mounted TV is mounted right, hiding all of your wires in hidden spaces so that people who walk in your room don’t see a mess of wires every time you have friends over to watch … Continue reading
Why invest in a 3DTV?
Should I upgrade to a 3DTV? When it comes to 3DTVs the market is very divided. On one hand it’s considered very new and very valuable technology. More and more movies, TV shows, and video games are becoming 3D compatible by the day. The market for one is clearly there, but the question of whether or not to upgrade largely boils down to a few simple questions. Do you like 3D Movies? If your answer to this is no, then you have your answer for whether or not to get a 3DTV. 3D simply isn’t everyone’s thing, so if you … Continue reading
RTI T2X Universal Remote Controls
The RTI T2X Universal Remote Control The T2X is a truly state-of-the-art universal remote control made by the trusted brand RTI and if you want comfort, control, versatility, and quality, you want the RTI T2X Univeral Remote. Complete with edge to edge touch screen controls, gesture commands, and programmable custom controls the RTI T2X Universal Remote is enough to turn your TV experience into the best that it can be, and we wholeheartedly recommend it to any one who wants to improve their watching experience. For those of you who are avid TV connoisseurs, you may have experienced RTI Products … Continue reading
How to turn your TV into a monitor with HDMI
How to use your big screen TV as a computer monitor Any TV can become a computer monitor cheaply and easily. All you need is the right cables, a laptop or desktop computer, and the desire to use your computer on a crisp, large screen HDTV instead of some little monitor. If your computer is an HDMI computer If you got your computer any time in the last couple of years, you are pretty much guaranteed to have an HDMI compatible computer. For this plug you will need an HDMI cable which you can get for under $15 at Ross … Continue reading
What are the benefits of having a Wall Mounted TV?
Having a Wall Mounted TV Saves Space When your TV is mounted on the wall, that means one less piece of furniture, meaning more space to live in your living room, and a cleaner living space. One Less Piece of Furniture, Means Less Cost When you have your TV mounted on the wall, that means you don’t have to purchase expensive entertainment centers which take up space, empty your wallet, and generally don’t make anything easier for you. Not to mention the back-breaking labor of carrying that massive thing into your living room. Of course, no reason can beat saving … Continue reading
Is it time for a new Home Theater System?
When should I get a new home theater? Sometimes updating to a new home theater system to keep current with the times might seem exhausting. With all this new technology constantly growing and advancing every year, it almost seems like you’re better off waiting for next year to get the latest and greatest entertainment center for your living room. But technology jumps every year, so how do you know when it’s finally time? There are a few questions you might want to ask yourself. How old is your current TV system? If your TV system is more than 3 years … Continue reading
3 Reasons to Get a New Home Theater
1. Getting a New Home Theater Improves the Overall Quality of Your Home. You are definitely going to get a lot of good times out of your new home theater, but you’re not the only person that a new TV in the living room is benefiting. Your family will enjoy it, giving you more bonding time with your family, gathering around to watch the big TV in the living room. Not to mention you’ll be the envy of your friends, who will all want to go to your house to watch the game. Overall, it may seem like getting a … Continue reading
Why installing large HDTVs in your business is a good idea
HDTV Home Theater Systems are now a Standard for Most Businesses When you go out of your house, especially for dinner, you run a pretty good chance of seeing a large HDTV Screen hanging from the wall at any given establishment. This is because most good establishments have come to the realization that installing HDTVs hanging from their walls is a modern standard for any business that customers come to. This is especially the case for food establishments, where people like to watch sports, but it’s the case for other businesses too, like doctor’s offices and car washes where a … Continue reading
Why installing a surveillance system is important
It is important to protect your home Some might consider a good surveillance system an unnecessary expense, but when it comes to securing your home can you really afford not to? In recent years, urban and suburban areas have become an increasing target for criminals looking for an easy target. A decent security system surveillance system can cost between $300 – $500 on average. Security cameras are cheaper than getting robbed This pales in comparison to the potential $2000 or more worth of loss or damage if a burglar decides that your house is an easy target because you don’t … Continue reading
3 Reasons You Should Consider Home Automation
Home automation is more important than you think There are a lot of reasons to automate your home using Universal Remotes, but perhaps the most important, and over-looked reasons are very simple but somehow ignored by many home-owners who would benefit from it. Firstly, It can actually save you money. Yes, a good universal remote control that allows you to take full control of your household may seem a bit pricy at first, but if you think about it, all in all, it’s going to save you money. Think about how much money you would save if you were able … Continue reading
Should you Install a Wall Mounted TV
Why should you mount your TV? When it comes to mounting your TV onto a wall, it’s not hard to overlook the benefits and see the process as purely aesthetic, but in reality, it is probably the most practical improvement you can make on your home theater. A Wall Mounted TV creates space in your living room Not only does mounting your TV to the wall and hiding all the wires and components leave your living room looking clean and comfortable, but it also frees up a lot of space by eliminating the need for a TV stand, or wooden … Continue reading
What are the benefits of Outdoor Speaker Systems?
How can outdoor speakers benefit you? Pretty much anyone with a TV and a backyard can benefit from an Outdoor Speaker system. If you’ve ever taken a speaker outside to listen to music you may notice that your backyard isn’t exactly speaker friendly. Background noise, high gusts, and no walls or roof to keep your audio where it should be often spoil otherwise enjoyable outdoor interactions with guests. If you find this to be a common problem, investing in outdoor speakers may be worthwhile. Fortunately most outdoor speakers are built with these factors in mind, allowing for the optimal outdoor audio … Continue reading
Why Get Yamaha Zone 2 Receivers?
What is a Multi-Zone Receiver? A multi-zone receiver is a very multipurpose device that allows you to allocate multiple speakers in multiple rooms all controlled from the same device, converting your 7.1 Surround sound speakers into a sound system that can play in multiple locations at the same time, all controlled from the same deck. This is the technology for you to have, especially if your Home Entertainment System is an integral part of your home, or if you have a big home and want to entertain a variety of guests, All in all it is a nice piece of … Continue reading
3 Useful Apps to Control your Home Theater
The advent of smart phones gives you more control than ever before The phrase “There’s an app for that” has become a trademark for the solutions to problems that smart phones create for almost everything imaginable. In this current age there’s an application for just about everything, from solving math problems, to curing boredom, to taking control of an aspect of your life. Here at Exclusive Installation, we’re most interested in giving you control of your Home Entertainment system, so we’ve compiled a list of 4 useful apps that let you do just that. 1. Control your TIVO with the … Continue reading
Hiding your tangled wires and components from sight.
Exclusive installation is known for the services we provide. One of the most prominent of those services is making your entertainment center a clean, integrated part of the room. Exclusive Installation is no stranger to the sore sight of tangled wires, which really affects the atmosphere of your entertainment room and so we make sure of one thing: When we install your TV, you’ll never have to see that tangled mess of wires again. Cleanliness is the one thing that separates a TV Room from a Home Entertainment Center. At Exclusive Installation we understand that we’re dealing with rooms … Continue reading
What is an RTI In-Wall Universal Remote Control?
What is an RTI In-Wall Universal Remote Control? An RTI In-Wall Universal Remote Control is a completely customizable universal remote control that is installed in your wall for easy access. Much like a handheld RTI Universal Remote Control would do the In-Wall Universal Remote Control allows you to seamlessly integrate and control various utilities throughout your house. What makes the In-Wall Universal Remote so special? The RTI In-Wall Universal Remote control is very easily programmable and become a controller practically any feature you could imagine throughout your entire household. That includes your lights, thermostat, television consoles, home theaters, security systems, cameras, and … Continue reading
RTI Universal Remotes — Worth It?
What is an RTI remote? RTI remotes are made by Remote Technologies Inc. and can be utilized for audio, video, lighting needs, and more. They do not sell directly to the public, so their products must be purchased through a licensed distributor. RTI universal remotes are beneficial because it allows for using one remote for virtually everything in your entire home—HDTV,DVD, audio, lighting, even security! With a universal remote, the need for various remotes for different devices is eliminated, so you won’t have to worry about confusion involving mixing up multiple remotes. RTI’s can be installed within your home’s walls … Continue reading
Which Surveillance System is Right for You?
Professional Surveillance Systems When it comes to home security, it’s really not difficult to understand why you need to protect your home. With the statistics for burglary going through the roof in recent years, it is very important to protect your valuables and your family from harm. But how do you know which security system is right for you? Exclusive Installation has some recommendations for picking the right system for you. Don’t go cheap When it comes to home security, you should never mess around with cheap options that cut corners, cheap surveillance systems do not properly protect you from … Continue reading
Why You Shouldn’t Try Cutting Corners With Cheap Cables
HDTV Cables Explained Do not use standard definition cables with a high definition display. Your video may work, but the cables will only support standard definition, and not HD. This means you shouldn’t use composite cables or s-video cables. HDTV cables can be in both analog and digital format. Usually, this will be either a video component, or RGB cable. Why You Shouldn’t Try Cutting Corners With Cheap Cables When you are purchasing analog HDTV cables, make sure that they are sweep-tested. You will want something tested to be at 75 ohms, within the smallest margin possible. Avoid buying cables … Continue reading
IR vs. RF Remotes – What’s the Difference?
IR vs. RF Remotes – What’s the Difference? There are two main types of remote controls—IR (Infrared) and RF (Radio Frequency). This article will explain the pros and cons of each type, and help you decide which remote choice is right for you. IR Remotes IR remotes must be pointed directly at the devices you are trying to control. These remotes will not perform correctly unless there are no obstructions between the remote and its device. IR remotes have a performance range of about 30 feet and are currently more commonplace than RF remotes—mostly because of their cheaper costs. Consider … Continue reading
Digital Watchdog DVR Surveillance Cameras
Exclusive Installation offers high quality security install for Digital Watchdog DVR surveillance cameras. Currently, Exclusive Installation carries 4-channel and 16-channel (4-camera and 16-camera) systems. Keep your family and business safe with Digital Watchdog DVR surveillance! DW-SPECTRUM (4 Channel) Digital Watchdog’s DW-Spectrum is a great option for standard home or office security. Intuitive User Interface 1080P HD Resolution Multiple Search Options Dual Stream Recording Panic Recording Automatic Device Discovery & Display DW-PRO-9816 (16 Channel) Intuitive User Interface Real Time Audio Video Recording Automatic Video Backup Pan/Tilt/Zoom Abilities Two-Way Audio Remote Operated E-mail Services 20 Terabyte Storage Capacity The DW-PRO-9816 is an … Continue reading
Moving the Movie Theater in Your Home
Avoid long lines and crowds by bringing the movie theater into the comforts and privacy of your own home. In-home theaters are a new expansion in home improvement, perfect for entertaining family, friends, and guests! Now, with larger-than-life HDTV displays, and surround-sound speaker systems, you can enjoy the “movie theater experience” at home. Extra rooms, bars, and dens can be beautifully transformed into at-home movie theaters. These “theaters” are even popping up in people’s backyards and outdoor fire pit areas! Creating Your Personal Theater Experience—What You Will Need To enjoy your home theater movie experience to the fullest, it … Continue reading
What to Look for When You Buy AV Equipment Online
What to Look for When You Buy AV Equipment Online In today’s world, making purchases online is the new norm. The need for driving to a store to purchase audio and video goods is long gone now that you can purchase home theater equipment simply with the click of a button. Although purchasing home theater equipment online is convenient, the following are some things to look for and watch out for as you make your purchase. Warranty and Return Policy Since your products are an investment, research product warranties and return policies in case you encounter a faulty or defective … Continue reading
Why you should Hire an AV Technician vs. Electrician
Some people contract electricians to do audio/video installations, but it’s better to go with someone who specializes in A/V installation. AV Technicians Can Act as Electricians, but Not Necessarily the Other Way Around… While some electricians may know how to wire A/V components, they may not be familiar with A/V equipment past installation—you’ll want someone experienced in home theater installation who can help you bring out the whole “home theater” effect. Exclusive Installation offers not only audio and video services, but home theater lighting and home security installation as well. Exclusive Installation can take care of all of your various … Continue reading
LG 84” 4K Ultra High Definition TV — Now Available at Exclusive Installation
LG’s newest innovation, the LG 84” 4K Ultra High Definition TV (lg 84lm9600) has just recently arrived on the market within the past couple of months, and it’s selling out fast! Because of high demand, this brand new, top-of-the-line Ultra HDTV can be hard to get a hold of. To order, call Exclusive Installation at (661) 309-2508. ULTRA HDTV One of the benefits of this product is that it introduces UHDTV (Ultra High Definition TV 3840×2160) offering 4x the resolution of standard HDTV. UHDTV allows for a more vibrant, detailed, and crisp image quality, allowing the viewer to feel … Continue reading
Super Bowl Sunday XLVII
Sunday, February 3rd marks the year’s biggest television event—Super Bowl Sunday XLVII! This year, many Americans will be entertaining friends, family, and coworkers with a Super Bowl Sunday party in front of their HDTV’s. Are you ready? If your answer is “no,” consider purchasing an HDTV for the year’s upcoming hottest video event! Many retailers even offer special discounts for people looking to purchase new HDTV’s during this time of year. Exclusive Installation can get you ready for this big event with installation packages starting from as little as $170! Don’t worry about the mess, your home theater will … Continue reading
Choosing the Right HDTV Size for Your Room
Now that you’ve chosen the right HDTV screen type for yourself, one question you might be asking is, “What size TV should I get?” Some things to consider when determining what HDTV size to purchase are budget, room size, and seating area. The average person sits about 9′ away from their screen when watching TV. If this fits your viewing habits, it is recommended using a screen size of 46″ or larger. Additionally, THX recommends using a television screen that occupies 40° of your vision’s field. You’ll get the best viewing experience by sitting centered in front of your … Continue reading
Why to hire HDTV installation services
The process of purchasing an HDTV can eat up a lot of time and effort. Individuals must first check wall and furniture measurements, (as well as various screen types,) before purchasing the best HDTV to fit their personal needs. Upon returning home with a newly purchased HDTV, the last thing on a customer’s mind that they would like to do, is going through the effort of installing it themselves. Un-boxing a new HDTV can become overwhelming. Cables and wiring components? Will an electrician need to be called in? What about the risk of damaging their newly bought HDTV … Continue reading
Which TV is Right for You – Plasma, LCD or LED?
Figuring out which type of HDTV to purchase can be confusing. Here is a run-down on the different types of HDTV’s out there. This article will help you choose which one fits your personal needs. Plasma Plasma TV’s are a better option for large displays (over 42”). They are a better choice for rooms with soft light, and generally feature more vibrant color settings than LCD displays. Keep in mind that because of their size, Plasma HDTV’s are often thicker and heavier than LED displays. Think of choosing this type of HDTV if you have a separate entertainment room available. … Continue reading