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This is the place to find out about the latest television and stereo sales, why 4K TVs are great and which surround sound receiver is best for you. Check us out frequently for information about monthly audio/video sales and tidbits about the electronics industry. 

Samsung Frame TV San Diego installation

 

Samsung Frame TV La Jolla installation

 

 

Like artwork and watching television? Why not do both? If you haven’t seen the Samsung Frame TV it’s worth an audition. This fantastic 4K TV doubles as digital artwork when not in use! This TV makes use of a proximity sensor so it stays off when no one is in the room and then turns on with artwork when someone enters the room. You have the option to load 100s of pieces of art from the TV itself or from Samsung. Want custom artwork? You have the ability to load your own! These amazing pieces of art are available in sizes of 43”, 55” and 65” diagonally.

 

  • 65” Samsung Frame TV | UN65LS003 : $2799.00
  • 55” Samsung Frame TV | UN55LS003: $1999.00
  • 43” Samsung Frame TV | UN43LS003 : $1299.00

 

You can also customize the frame on these flat screen televisions. The Frame TV initially comes with a black border but it is easily customizable with a separate white or wood-shaded frame.

Sounds interesting? Call the San Diego Frame TV experts and let us show you what all the excitement is about.

 

San Diego Samsung Frame TV installation experts Aire Theater Designs proudly serves all of San Diego County, CA including Del Cerro, Allied Gardens, Talmadge, Kensington, Hillcrest, Mission Valley, Fashion Valley, La Mesa, El Cajon, Blossom Valley, Lake Murray, Friars, North Park, Balboa Park, Clairemont, Kearny Mesa, Mission Bay, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Imperial Beach, Pt Loma and Downtown San Diego. We also gladly serve those in North San Diego County which includes Carlsbad, San Marcos, Vista, Elfin Forest, Oceanside, Escondido, Encinitas, Cardiff by the Sea, Solana Beach, Alta Del Mar, Del Mar, Olivenhain, Rancho Santa Fe, 4S Ranch, Santaluz, La Jolla, Poway, and Rancho Bernardo. Blossom Valley, Alpine, La Mesa and El Cajon...we;re here too.

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Wednesday, 22 June 2016 08:13

San Diego OLED TV Dealer

San Diego OLED TV Dealer

 LG 65" OLED TV 65E6P - Scripps Miramar project

 

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54.6” (diag) X850B 4K Ultra HD TV, 27-XBR55X850B, , Main View, V500 Main View V500

 Wow...just Wow. We will be brief and to the point. Until they are gone, you can get Sony's XBR55X850B 4K TV for 50% off! We think of this 55" TV as a Best Buy in category. We can get into all the mumbo-jumbo as far as features (TriLuminos, 4K Ultra HD, X Reality Pro, etc.) but the bottom line is that in our opinion, this TV gives you better colors, better motion processing and a better picture than anything at the price point. At 50% off it's a no-brainer. See below for details.

http://store.sony.com/54.6-diag-x850b-4k-ultra-hd-tv-zid27-XBR55X850B/cat-27-catid-XBR-4K-Ultra-HD-TVs?_t=pfm%3Dcategory

This special is only available until the TVs are out of stock. When they're gone, they're gone. Want amazing 4K technology and to save some money? Give us a call and let San Diego's 4K TV experts help with a fantastic TV at a great price. 

  

San Diego Home Theater and Surround Sound Installers Aire Theater Designs proudly serves all of San Diego County including Del Cerro, Allied Gardens, Talmadge, Kensington, Hillcrest, Mission Valley, Fashion Valley, La Mesa, El Cajon, Blossom Valley, Lake Murray, Friars, North Park, Balboa Park, Clairemont, Kearny Mesa, Mission Bay, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Imperial Beach, Pt Loma and Downtown San Diego. We also gladly serve those in North San Diego County which includes Carlsbad, San Marcos, Vista, Elfin Forest, Oceanside, Escondido, Encinitas, Cardiff by the Sea, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Olivenhain, Rancho Santa Fe, 4S Ranch, Santaluz, La Jolla, Poway, and Rancho Bernardo. Need help in Murrieta, Wildomar, Temecula, Fallbrook or Bonsall...we're there too.

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If you go to your local big-box store, you may find yourself staring at a number of these "streaming sticks" that are on the market. These devices allow you to access apps such as Netflix, Pandora, Amazon and even do things like turn your TV into a fireplace. However these sticks are often NOT the way to go.  If you have a TV with NO stereo or universal remote, these are a good option. A suggestion would be in a Guest or Master Bedroom where you have TV, cable and nothing else hooked up. Here's why you DON'T want to buy a streaming stick:

  • When these sticks are hooked up to your surround sound system, you won't get sound if the stick is hooked into the TV. The sound will only come through the TV...not your audio/video system. Extra cables must be purchased and installed to make the sound pass through to your speakers. The salesperson at the store probably never mentioned this.

  • Today's streaming sticks don't work with universal remotes. If you work in the circus and enjoy juggling multiple remotes...it's great! For most normal humans, extra remotes are not much fun.

So what's a person to do if you want to access all of these services? We recommend adding a Roku streaming device (not the stick) or an AppleTV. The Roku2 is the model that we recommend to get you all of these streaming services while playing nicely with your surround sound system or home automation set-up. These devices also work better than doing streaming through the TV (see our earlier post about why you SHOULDN'T use the TV to stream content).

There are specific advantages and disadvantages of an AppleTV vs. a Roku. Have questions about which streaming device is best for you? Call us and let San Diego's AppleTV, Roku and surround sound professionals give you the scoop.

San Diego Home Theater and Surround Sound Installers Aire Theater Designs proudly serves all of San Diego County including Del Cerro, Allied Gardens, Talmadge, Kensington, Hillcrest, Mission Valley, Fashion Valley, La Mesa, El Cajon, Blossom Valley, Lake Murray, Friars, North Park, Balboa Park, Clairemont, Kearny Mesa, Mission Bay, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Imperial Beach, Pt Loma and Downtown San Diego. We also gladly serve those in North San Diego County which includes Carlsbad, San Marcos, Vista, Elfin Forest, Oceanside, Escondido, Encinitas, Cardiff by the Sea, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Olivenhain, Rancho Santa Fe, 4S Ranch, Santaluz, La Jolla, Poway, and Rancho Bernardo. Need help in Murrieta, Wildomar, Temecula, Fallbrook or Bonsall...we're there too.

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Sony on wall TV

 

Some of our clients just moved to a new home and they needed our help. They needed to move all of the equipment from their old house, get updated wiring in the new house, add a mixture of their old toys and some new ones and make things easy to operate. Sounds difficult but this is what we do every day. Some of the aspects include:

Sony on wall tv with speakers

70" Sony LED TV with speakers on a cinder-block wall? No problem! This multi-purpose room has surround sound (featuring Yamaha receiver, Artison speakers, Monitor Audio speakers), video games, pool tables and hidden electronics.

Sony XBR55X850B r

In this area the client wanted an AWESOME picture and great sound. They also didn't want to see the audio/video equipment. A Sony 55" 4K TV, Definitive Technology on-wall speakers, Sunfire in-wall subwoofer and gear hidden in the closet did the trick.

URC Total Control San Diego resized

 

To make all of the surround sound equipment and home automation gear behave, some form of control was needed. The above URC Total Control universal remote with iPad control is an elegant way to operate all of the systems. This allowed for the equipment to be hidden away and to use just ONE REMOTE to control everything!

Projects like this are fun and it's what we do every day. If you're interested in enhancing your life with music, movies or home automation, give us a call and let San Diego's home automation experts show you what's available today.

  

San Diego Home Theater and Surround Sound Installers Aire Theater Designs proudly serves all of San Diego County including Del Cerro, Allied Gardens, Talmadge, Kensington, Hillcrest, Mission Valley, Fashion Valley, La Mesa, El Cajon, Blossom Valley, Lake Murray, Friars, North Park, Balboa Park, Clairemont, Kearny Mesa, Mission Bay, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Imperial Beach, Pt Loma and Downtown San Diego. We also gladly serve those in North San Diego County which includes Carlsbad, San Marcos, Vista, Elfin Forest, Oceanside, Escondido, Encinitas, Cardiff by the Sea, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Olivenhain, Rancho Santa Fe, 4S Ranch, Santaluz, La Jolla, Poway, and Rancho Bernardo. Need help in Murrieta, Wildomar, Temecula, Fallbrook or Bonsall...we're there too.

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Wednesday, 21 January 2015 20:12

San Diego 4K TV | LG 98" 4K TV MONSTER

The man above, Robert Wadlow, was a giant. One of our manufacturers have just brought out the Robert Wadlow of 4K TVs (Robert Wadlow was 8'11" so it's almost as large as he was). Ladies and gentlemen...we present LG's 98" reference 4K TV!

98UB9800

  

LG has created the 98UB9800 to be both the biggest 4K TV available on the residential market as well as the best looking. In addition to being the size of a billboard (albeit, a small billboard), this television also boasts LG's best technologies for motion processing and color. This means that you'll have the BIGGEST TV on your block AND the best-looking as well. Here's a link that goes into more detail.

http://www.lg.com/us/tvs/lg-98UB9800-led-tv

It's getting close to the Super Bowl. If you're not going to the game but want to feel like you're there, have us deliver this prior to the game. Want BIG, BAD, 4K technology? Give us a call and let San Diego's 4K TV experts explain today's audio/video toys and why they're a cool thing.

  

San Diego Home Theater and Surround Sound Installers Aire Theater Designs proudly serves all of San Diego County including Del Cerro, Allied Gardens, Talmadge, Kensington, Hillcrest, Mission Valley, Fashion Valley, La Mesa, El Cajon, Blossom Valley, Lake Murray, Friars, North Park, Balboa Park, Clairemont, Kearny Mesa, Mission Bay, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Imperial Beach, Pt Loma and Downtown San Diego. We also gladly serve those in North San Diego County which includes Carlsbad, San Marcos, Vista, Elfin Forest, Oceanside, Escondido, Encinitas, Cardiff by the Sea, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Olivenhain, Rancho Santa Fe, 4S Ranch, Santaluz, La Jolla, Poway, and Rancho Bernardo.

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Robyn Finchum, Project Manager

 

Our project manager Robyn like to muse from time to time about today's technology. The below is his take on the new Xbox One. The Cliffs Notes version is that an Xbox One can be a great heart to a home theater...you just want to add GOOD stuff to optimize your experience.

"I just got my new Xbox One and man is it sweet! I am going to build my new system around it. I will start off simple but with the intent of building an awesome theater. It’s easier to build your system when you start off with the right products. The Xbox One is designed to work with really good speakers and Ultra High Definition 4K. The audio video receiver is the key to a great system. I will lay out a good, better, best for anyone interested. As for me I strongly recommend Yamaha Aventage series receivers. I have the Yamaha RXA-2020 which makes my room sound amazing. It allows for the best audio and video I could afford. If I could spend a little more, I would go with Yamaha’s new separates. Their 11.2 channel amp and preamp, the MX-A500 and CX-A5000, take all the best Yamaha has and make it bigger. To stay within a budget for the TV, Samsung's 60” plasma would be very good because it has good response with motion and great blacks and whites. They are also unbelievably priced for an awesome 60” TV. The Xbox One has a built in 4K bluray and will come in very handy when 4K movies start to be produced. I can’t wait to play a 4K game. However, I love projectors because of the movie theater feel so I will be using the JVC DLA-RS4910U 4K Precision projector. If I couldn’t make a projector work and I had to look for a Ultra High Definition TV, it is tough to pass up Samsung’s new 65” UHD TV the UN65F9000 because it just dropped in price $2500.00 and has the most amazing picture you can imagine.

And now for the fun stuff...the speakers. My favorite speaker line right now is Monitor Audio and I am very fond of their Silver series. They can handle everything I throw at them and sound great while doing it. Since I am planning on having a full set of speakers, the Silver line helps me save a few bucks as compared to the Gold or Platinum series in their line (the Silver are 1/2 to 1/6th the price!).

It is absolutely possible to buy just the two tower speakers or bookshelf speakers for stereo and a good matching subwoofer at first and then slowly buy the rest of the surround speakers when you have more money. When you opt to get into full-blown surround sound, I always suggest you utilize Yamaha's presence speaker concept. This idea really fills up the room with sound. I use the front presence speakers to really bring the sound up to the level of the projector screen. I have two towers for a full sound range, the center is for character speech, the front and back presence is to open the sound stage, the surrounds are for when someone walks behind you and the subwoofers (2) handle all bass.

Here's some ideas how to maximize your Xbox One experience:

A “GOOD” system to build around the Xbox One would be:

  • Yamaha RX-A730 audio/video receiver
  • Samsung 60” plasma television
  • Definitive Technology BP-8060ST with built in subwoofer and comes with a FREE center and surrounds (through January) 

A “BETTER” system would be:

  • Yamaha RX-A2030 audio/video receiver
  • JVC 4K Precision projector DLA-RS4910U    or
  • Samsung 65” UHD 4K TV UN65F9000
  • Monitor Audio Silver 6 set of speakers

 A “BEST” system would be:

  • Yamaha 11.2 channel pre-amp and amplifier the MX-A500 and the CX-A500
  • JVC 4K Precision projector DLA-RS6710U
  • Monitor Audio Platinum series speakers

http://usa.yamaha.com/products/audio-visual/aventage/

http://www.monitoraudiousa.com/products/silver/silver-6/

http://usa.yamaha.com/products/audio-visual/av-receivers-amps/cx-mx-separates/

Want to maximize your new Xbox One? Try some of Robyn's suggestions and let San Diego's leading integrator of audio/video solutions get your Xbox firing on all 12 cylinders.

 

San Diego Home Theater Installers Aire Theater Designs proudly serves all of San Diego County which includes Del Cerro, Allied Gardens, Talmadge, Kensington, Hillcrest, Mission Valley, Fashion Valley, El Cajon, Blossom Valley, Alpine, La Mesa, Lake Murray, Friars, North Park, Balboa Park, Clairemont, Kearny Mesa, Mission Bay, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Imperial Beach, Pt Loma and Downtown San Diego. We also gladly serve those in North San Diego County which includes Carlsbad, San Marcos, Vista, Elfin Forest, Oceanside, Escondido, Encinitas, Cardiff by the Sea, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, 4S Ranch, Santaluz, La Jolla, Poway, and Rancho Bernardo.

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 OPPO


If you are a client of ours you know that we sell good stuff. If you aren't, think of us as your local Mercedes/BMW dealer for audio/video. The products we offer will give you an amazing audio/video experience in the comfort of your own home. To add to this "good stuff", we have added Oppo's heralded Blu-Ray players to our line-up. Why Oppo?

For us, it really came down to performance and value. For someone looking for a higher-end Blu-Ray player, we feel there is no equal at the price point. So do some other manufacturers. So much so that one other high-end audio company (that will remain nameless for legal reasons) "allegedly" took Oppo's player, stuffed it into one of their Blu-Ray players and then sold it for 7X the price! Google "oppo blu-ray scandal" for more details.

We are offering:

Best: Oppo BD-105 reference Blu-Ray player @ $1199.99

This player offers audiophile-grade sound quality, isolated board placement and high-end components throughout. More details are below in the link.

http://www.oppodigital.com/blu-ray-bdp-105/

 

Better: Oppo BDP-103D step-up Blu-Ray player @ $599.99

Enjoy breathtaking video quality, courtesy of Darbee processing. More details are below in the link.

http://www.oppodigital.com/blu-ray-bdp-103/blu-ray-BDP-103D-Overview.aspx

Good: Oppo BDP-103 premium Blu-Ray player @ $499.99

This selection provides you with audio and video performance that is a cut above the rest of the market at a paltable price. More details are below in the link.

http://www.oppodigital.com/blu-ray-bdp-103/

Everyone in life wants good stuff. If you are a believer in the adage, "Buy best...Cry once", contact an ATD representative today with questions and let San Diego's leading dealer of Oppo Blu-Ray players show you how Oppo can blow you away with fantastic audio/video performance.

 

San Diego Home Theater Installers Aire Theater Designs proudly serves all of San Diego County which includes Del Cerro, Allied Gardens, Talmadge, Kensington, Hillcrest, Mission Valley, Fashion Valley, El Cajon, Blossom Valley, Alpine, La Mesa, Lake Murray, Friars, North Park, Balboa Park, Clairemont, Kearny Mesa, Mission Bay, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Imperial Beach, Pt Loma and Downtown San Diego. We also gladly serve those in North San Diego County which includes Carlsbad, San Marcos, Vista, Elfin Forest, Oceanside, Escondido, Encinitas, Cardiff by the Sea, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, 4S Ranch, Santaluz, La Jolla, Poway, and Rancho Bernardo.

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Thursday, 15 August 2013 07:04

San Diego, 4K TVs are here!

Do you like video and TV? If you are a nerd like us and love today's televisions, you may know that 4K TV has been a hot topic of conversation for some time now. This new format allows for up to 4Xthe resolution of high-definition. Fortunately for all of us, these sets are now HERE!

Some of the main benefits of these televisions have nothing to do with this increase in resolution. The 4K TVs that we are carrying from Samsung and JVC are the best TVs we sell for high-definition, DVDs and regular TV because of the way they are built. They offer features that provide an AWEsome picture such as:

1)  Micro-dimming Ultimate: Samsung's most advanced backlighting technology ever. Offers up to 20X the lighting elements of standard TVs which gives you better blacks/whites and more consistent illumination across the screen.

Samsung's Micro Dimming Ultimate backlight

 

 

2) One Connect box: Samsung feature that divides the TVs inputs/outputs into a separate box. The advantage of this is improved flexibility. If 4K technologies come out that incorporate new features or functionality, having a separate input/output box allows you to JUST replace the box instead of buying a new TV.

Samsung One Connect Box

 

3) Super Resolution Engine: This feature allows for the best video processing when viewing all sources (ex: 4K, DVD, cable, etc.). The benefit to you is that your image will be free from distortion and "artifacts" (blurring and trailing around edges), giving you the best picture possible.

 

These are available in a 55" (Samsung UN55F9000), 65" (Samsung UN65F9000) and a whopping 84" model (JVC RS-840UD). Interested? Come by to take a look or reserve yours today at Aire Theater Designs, San Diego's 4K TV experts.

 

San Diego Home Theater Installers Aire Theater Designs proudly serves all of San Diego County especially the communities and cities of Central San Diego County which includes Del Cerro, Allied Gardens, Talmadge, Kensington, Hillcrest, Mission Valley, Fashion Valley, La Mesa, Lake Murray, Friars, North Park, Balboa Park, Clairemont, Kearny Mesa, Mission Bay, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Imperial Beach, Pt Loma and Downtown San Diego. We also gladly serve those in North San Diego County which includes Carlsbad, San Marcos, Vista, Elfin Forest, Oceanside, Escondido, Encinitas, Cardiff by the Sea, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, 4S Ranch, Santaluz, La Jolla, Poway, and Rancho Bernardo.

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Are you looking for a flat screen installation, San Diego? Perfect, you've come to the right place. However, being that every company under the sun performs flat screen installs, why should you choose Aire Theater Designs for this?

1) Licensed, bonded, insured and carry workers' compensation: Did you know that most businesses in San Diego that perform flat screen installs DON'T meet these basic requirements. A contractor's license alone doesn't protect you. If a contractor has one of his "helpers" get hurt in your home, YOU are responsible if the "helper" doesn't have his own contractor's license (and they never do). Check out the legal stuff before hiring at:

https://www2.cslb.ca.gov/OnlineServices/CheckLicenseII/CheckLicense.aspx

If they don't have a license AND workers' compensation, call the next guy on the list.

2) Experience: We don't have a guy on our team with less than 5 years of experience. With all of the HDMI 1.4, AnyNet, DTS-HD, SmartTV, optical out, enable Device manager, RF interference, cable reset, standing wave, 60 cycle hum and other nonsense you need to know to set up a system CORRECTLY, it's nice to hire a professional that will let you get all the performance out of your equipment that you paid for.

3) Reasonable Pricing: We have flat screen install pricing starting at just $149.99. Call us for details as if we are installing a Panasonic 103" plasma TV on your wall, the price will be higher (we have to reframe your wall for this 500 pound monster!). However, we have reasonable pricing options for all sorts of home theater installations. 

Why have we been San Diego's leader in flat screen and home theater installations for the last 7 years? Give us a call and we'll show you the Aire Theater Designs difference.

 

San Diego Home Theater Installers Aire Theater Designs proudly serves all of San Diego County especially the communities and cities of Central San Diego County which includes Del Cerro, Allied Gardens, Talmadge, Kensington, Hillcrest, Mission Valley, Fashion Valley, La Mesa, Lake Murray, Friars, North Park, Balboa Park, Clairemont, Kearny Mesa, Mission Bay, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Imperial Beach, Pt Loma and Downtown San Diego. We also gladly serve those in North San Diego County which includes Carlsbad, San Marcos, Vista, Elfin Forest, Oceanside, Escondido, Encinitas, Cardiff by the Sea, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, 4S Ranch, Santaluz, La Jolla, Poway, and Rancho Bernardo.

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