Home Entertainment & Automation Services in Matthews, NC.
Home Entertainment & Automation Services in Matthews, NC.
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Geek Squad: Let Us ‘Sync’ Your 3D Glasses

When you want expert advice for home electronics and new technology, call CIS!Do you really need to sync the Blu-ray player through the USB port on the 3D glasses?

Best Buy’s offer of 3D synchronization service is “bogus,” according to HD Guru Gary Merson.

He notes that the new Samsung 3D TV package is now offered with Geek Squad installation ($150 value) that includes TV and Blu-ray player set-up, and connection to a wireless network.

But for that low-low price, the geeks will also “sync your 3D glasses for an amazing experience.”

As Merson notes: “The offer’s only problem is that there is no such thing as syncing 3D glasses. They sync automatically.”

So he called three Best Buy stores and talked to employees that said they were trained on 3D TV installation.

Here’s what they had to say about syncing the 3D glasses:

Blue shirt one said the glasses need to be synced with the Blu-ray player. The second geek referred to the 3D glasses needing to sync to the player via the USB port within the glasses, an impossible feat as there is no USB port on the glasses. The third stated the need to acquire the glasses’ IP address to sync with the Blu-ray player. There is no IP address for 3D glasses; they have no connectivity to the Internet or network. The Samsung battery powered glasses “sync” to the 3D content wirelessly via an infra-red pulse emitted by the TV.

 When you want expert advice for home electronics and new technology, call CIS!

by Julie Jacobson


Custom Installation Services, LLC – Audio/Video Sales, Service and Installation in North Carolina and South Carolina

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10 More Ways to Hide TVs

Pop up, slide out or drop down, there are hideaway options for every type of screen.

Are you looking for a way to hide your new flat-panel TV or projection screen?

If our first roundup of “8 Ways to Hide a TV” didn’t do the trick, we’ve compiled 10 more creative solutions for you to consider.

Hide the TV over the fireplace, slide a TV out from the wall, or have a projection screen roll down from the ceiling.

Pop up, slide out or drop down, there are hideaway options for every type of TV and projection screen.

Bubbling with A/V

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This homeowner can watch TV in the bathroom from a 30-inch Mitsubishi set that lowers and rotates on a ceiling lift. Because of the rotating lift, the TV can be watched from the shower (not pictured). In-ceiling speakers are installed above each side of the dual-sided vanity, allowing the homeowner to tap into FM, AM, XM and hard-drive-based music stored on a Kaleidescape system.

Great Room Secrets

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A custom-crafted motorized lift allows a 55-inch plasma TV in the great room to be raised or lowered at the push of a button from the Crestron touchpanel. The room’s audio is well-concealed, too, with in-wall speakers and subwoofers installed behind the bookshelves.

Maximizing Kitchen Space

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To maximize every square inch of space in their kitchen, the homeowners stowed a 32-inch Sharp LCD TV inside the cabinet by the computer table. Pressing a button on a Crestron touchpanel engages a motorized platform which lifts the set out of its hiding place.

Concealed in the Bedroom

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TVs play the now-you-see-them, now-you-don’t game in the master suite of this home. A 42-inch Runco plasma can lift and swivel out of the bed’s foot-board when the homeowners want to watch, but stays concealed otherwise.

Dual Screens Tucked Away

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At first glance, it’s a cozy family room and there doesn’t appear to be TV. Then presto, there are actually two viewing options—a 110-inch drop-down screen, or a 50-inch plasma in the corner cabinet.

Hidden Music Stage

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This 120-inch-wide CinemaScope Screen Research display accepts a picture from a JVC D-ILA RS2 projector. The screen and center channel speaker rise to show a fully-equipped band area for live music shows.

Over the Fireplace

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Rather than have their fireplace take a backseat to a 65-inch Runco plasma, the homeowners reveal the TV only when it is powered on. The rest of the time it hides behind a retractable panel that looks seamless within the rest of the fireplace’s facade. In-ceiling SpeakerCraft speakers also stay unobtrusive except when called upon to drop down and tilt toward the listening area for background music and movie surround sound.
On Track

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On command from an AMX touchpanel, a motorized Trak-kit track in the ceiling slides a 50-inch Runco plasma display from a pocket in the wall into view. The TV can be electronically rotated to face different viewing areas.

Rolling Down From Ceiling

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When it’s movie time or the kickoff of a big game, this 110-inch Da-Lite screen concealed in the ceiling slats rolls down at the press of a button on the Crestron touchpanel remote, and all is well.

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

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The bedroom’s Samsung display is mounted behind a two-way mirror, so the TV can only be seen when it’s on.

by EH Staff


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