A small project doesn’t mean there is no planning or you should just wing it. When our client Doug came to me, we discussed that he just wanted help installing a TV above the fireplace but his challenge was in figuring out how to plan for the equipment being installed inside a small built-in a few feet away. Obviously he didn’t want to see any wiring from the TV and also wanted to be future proof.
Looking through his floor plan
We determined the size and space he would need for his equipment.
… Read more 55″ Frame TV well designed into this renovation
When clients come to us looking to upgrade their TVs, we are sometimes presented with challenges that require some creative solutions. The new FrameTV now looks amazing and our clients are very happy.
This project had a few challenges for the FrameTV:
- A small condo space didn’t allow for a media cabinet below the TV
- The cabling for the old TV below was messy and ugly and the client wanted us to hide it
- The new Samsung TV the client chose is amazing on the wall but there is still the challenge of hiding the one-connect box that connects the sources and power
- The wall was typical condo depth so it didn’t allow for our traditional in-wall box behind the TV (which requires a clear 3.5″
… Read more Hiding your FrameTV source equipment
Basement Transformation in Toronto’s Wychwood / Cedarvale Area.
We worked closely with the home owner, Lori, and her designer, Sunny Gervan, to create a retreat area for the whole family in this Wychwood / Cedarvale area residence. The basement was primary used for storage and hockey equipment prior to this renovation and they really needed the extra space as the kids are getting older.
At the beginning we aimed to have a large 120″ projection screen come down from the ceiling parallel to the window at the front (opposite the stairs) but the space,
… Read more Basement Media Room for the Kids
Your TV is a photo Frame
We recently visited our friends at Samsung Canada and got our hands on the new QLED TVs as well as the FRAMETV.
The FrameTV is using the MU8000 series but the exterior and mounting options are similar to the new Q9 displays which cost 3x more than the Frame TV.
Sizes (Updated for 2018)
When Samsung launched in July 2017, they introduced 2 sizes: 55″ and 65″.
These were perfect for the living room and bedroom displays but as I “wished”
… Read more The all new Samsung FRAME TV
TV manufacturers have decided that curves are better than flat. Remember when 3D was all the rage? Well this year we have curved TVs. In my opinion it’s a fad and let me explain why.
Most of our installations are wall mounted TVs. (Over 95%). That means we need to be aware of what a TV looks like on the wall. When you walk into the room, can you see the side of the TV? If yes, as in many bedrooms, then a curved TV will stick off the wall a good 4-6″.
… Read more Curved TV… FAD or must-have feature?
De-cluttering your electronics
The actual Marilyn Denis Show segment was removed from the CTV website but I found some old footage and photos showing some of the highlights of our solution. The show segment was titled “De-cluttering your electronics” and was aimed at condo owners who need to save space. A custom cabinet was built and customized to hide a home office area as well as the TV in a sliding panel above a fireplace. We were able to hide all of our components and even use hidden speakers behind the TV panel creating an invisible home theatre.
… Read more Marilyn Denis Show Segment with C9 AV
Watch us install 222″ of TV as we time-lapse the installation of an LG 84″ with 3 x 46″ Samsung F8000 TVs in a wall of custom cabinets.
Read our recent blog article for full details
… Read more Is 222″ BIG Enough TV for your Living Room?
“I want the biggest TV that will fit in the elevator and 3 smaller TVs above for my US sports.”
A massive 4 TV combination that is surprisingly easy to use. It took our client 30 seconds to understand the logic of the remote control thanks to the great work of Glen Falkiner. See below under “Controlling it all” for details on Glen’s wizardry.
From Start to Finish:
With the work we get to do, we sometimes have clients with great vision and excitement for their systems (not to mention a realistic budget).
… Read more A Sports Fan’s Dream Room