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Home theater installation

Flat screen installation on concrete

 

Reason #7 why we offer the best home theater installation in San Diego: Remote monitoring and troubleshooting.

This home theater stuff has changed a LOT over the last 20 years. It used to be that when we were setting up a home stereo system, we would get your tape deck, turntable and receiver in place and the maintenance consisted of dusting your components every couple years. Now, it is a totally different world with firmware updates, software updates, voice control, power-cycling, Wi-Fi compatibility and 50 other things that can make your audio/video system get out-of-whack. Here's what we do to keep your smart home and stereo components working and to keep you smiling.

 

Remote visibility: We install Wi-Fi systems from Eero, Luxul and others that allow us to "see" what is going on from afar. This lets us troubleshoot remotely when you are having issues and allows us to fix most issues right over the phone. See link below about a recent fix we performed for one of our clients.

 

Costa Rica Remote WiFi Fix

 

Power resets and our friend BOB: Power-Cycling.

Q: How do you become an IT professional? A: Learn how to pick up the phone and say "Did you unplug it from the power?" Almost every one of our troubleshooting calls are fixed by some form of unplug-it-and-plug-it-back-in-again. However, how do you know what to unplug with all of those cables? Our remote IP-controllable power pieces and our BOBs make this EASY. See link below.

 

EASY audio/video troubleshooting

 

This surround sound and smart home stuff should be fun. If it has been frustrating for you in the past, give us a call and find out the many reasons that we provide the best home theater installations in San Diego. Better audio, video and smart homes start here.

 

 

The best Home Theater in San Diego experts are here! 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, North Park, Balboa Park, Clairemont, Kearny Mesa, Mission Bay, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Point Loma and Downtown San Diego. We also gladly serve those in North San Diego County which includes Carlsbad, San Marcos, Vista, CA, Elfin Forest, Oceanside, Escondido, Encinitas, Cardiff by the Sea, Torrey Pines, Carmel Mountain, Coronado, 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. 

 

Sonos wall mount

Want to install a Sonos wall mounted speaker...read on!

Sonos speakers are great but in the past, there hasn't been a way to cleanly wall mount them. The problem is that legally, we can't run the power cables in the wall (against California code) so you would see them laying exposed on the wall. However, one of our installation partners just came up with a solution. Midlite now has a LEGAL in-wall power solution that allows us to hide the power cable and that doubles as a wall mount! This makes for a much cleaner look, especially when using Sonos speakers as rear speakers in a surround sound configuration.

http://www.midlite.com/products.aspx?catId=767

Looking for Sonos speakers? We happen to be Sonos experts and carry the full line including the PLAYBAR, Sonos ONE, Sonos SUB, Sonos PLAY5 and others. Don't know what all the ruckus is about? See below for a little information of what Sonos is all about.

https://www.airetheaterdesigns.com/blog/item/95-sonos-san-diego

Interested? Give us a call and let us show you how to enhance your life with Sonos streaming speakers and amazing music.

Dedicated gaming room with surround sound

Surround sound system and installation with Martin Logan and iOS univeral remote

 

How Much Does Surround Sound Cost?

Does surround sound cost $100.00, $1,000.00, $50,000.00? It depends. Think of today’s surround sound systems like a car. If you went to a dealership that sold every car on the planet and said “I want a car”, you might get a $500.00 used jalopy or a $1.4 million Aston Martin. You would need to ask some questions or present a budget/needs to actually get something you want. Surround sound has just as many variances. The reason is that there are many levels of quality of devices, types of speakers, different system configurations, levels of system control, etc.  The build of your home can also determine how much surround sound installation costs as some homes are much more difficult to get wires from A to B.

Here are some things to consider:

Speakers: Your sound quality starts and ends with the quality of your speakers. If you want accurate, detailed true-to-life sound...buy better speakers. See link below for more details.

 

https://www.airetheaterdesigns.com/blog/item/222-best-home-stereo-system-san-diego

 

Ease of Use: When you have a surround sound system, you have MANY remotes. If you have a quality universal remote, just one button push on ONE remote will put everything on the correct input and setting. It will also ensure that nothing can get out-of-whack so you can enjoy your system without frustration. You will never exclaim “How do I turn on the TV” with one of our systems.

 

https://www.airetheaterdesigns.com/blog/item/158-san-diego-universal-remotes

 

Management: Are you a techy person? If so, you may be familiar with power-cycling components, enabling bridge mode on routers, optimizing WiFi download speeds, etc. If you’re like 98% of our clients and you aren’t, plan on adding pieces that provide better WiFi and that make power-cycling easy (this is when you unplug your misbehaving cable box, AppleTV, Roku, etc.).

 

https://www.airetheaterdesigns.com/blog/item/236-audio-video-troubleshooting-and-help-with-netflix

https://www.airetheaterdesigns.com/blog/item/213-better-wifi-san-diego

 

Components: Would you like to listen to streaming music through Pandora or Spotify? How about playing vinyl on one of our turntables? Want to get the best movie quality with one of our Blu-Ray players? Adding components will provide more entertainment solutions and fun but will have an associated cost.

 

You: Be frank and honest about your budget and what you’d like to accomplish. We are here as your audio/video advocate and our desire is to get you exactly what you want. However, if you don’t let us know what you are comfortable spending or what you may like, you may end up with the equivalent of the jalopy or the Aston Martin presented above. With a car or a house, people bring up budget right away. We recommend looking at surround sound systems in the same light.

 

“Surround sound” typically costs $5K-15K (once you add a TV). Here are 3 different systems in a Good/Better/Best scenario.  These will give you a good idea of general costs of surround sound installation and systems for your home.  Please keep in mind that each of these scenarios can be tweaked to fit your specific needs or desires.

 

GOOD:

Yamaha 5.1 A/V Receiver: ($280)

 5 good in-ceiling speakers: ($875)

 Good Subwoofer: ($400)

 Basic Universal Remote w/ programming: ($500)

 Labor: ($1,000)

 TOTAL                                                            =    $3,055

 

BETTER:

Yamaha 9.2 A/V Receiver: ($1100)

 2 Front Floor-standing speakers: ($1,600)

 1 Center Channel speaker: ($700)

 4 better in-ceiling speakers: ($1500)

 Better Subwoofer: ($700)

 Better Universal Remote w/ programming: ($1000)

 Labor: ($1,250)

 TOTAL                                                            =    $7,850

 

BEST:

These systems can cost 6 figures. Please refer to one of the insanely high-end systems we created in one of our previous blogs. VERY cool stuff!

 

https://www.airetheaterdesigns.com/blog/item/204-best-home-stereo-system

 

Krell Illusion Pre-Amp: ($14,999)

5 Krell Solo 575 Mono Amp: ($34,999)

Martin Logan Neolith Loudspeakers: ($79,995)

Martin Logan Illusion ESL C34A Center: ($6,995)

Martin Logan ESL-EFX On-wall speaker: ($3,095)

Sony XBR-100Z9D 4K Ultra HD TV w/ HDR: ($59,999)

TOTAL                                                                            =    $200,082

 

The above will at least give you the idea of a few different price scenarios and what would fall in each surround sound system.  Hopefully this gives you a good reference of where you want to start for the new surround sound system you want for your home.  Ready to enjoy movie theater quality surround sound and amazing music with the family in your home? Start with a call to us. We are the home of San Diego surround sound systems and installation.

 

 

San Diego surround sound installation experts are here! 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, North Park, Balboa Park, Clairemont, Kearny Mesa, Mission Bay, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Point Loma and Downtown San Diego. We also gladly serve those in North San Diego County which includes Carlsbad, San Marcos, Vista, CA, Elfin Forest, Oceanside, Escondido, Encinitas, Cardiff by the Sea, Torrey Pines, Carmel Mountain, Coronado, 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.

How to fix Netflix

Netflix won't work, AppleTV issues, cable TV problems and more...here is the fix!

 

Here’s a smattering of the calls we get on a daily basis:

 

“The guide isn’t coming up on my cable box”

“Netflix stopped working…there aren’t ay images”

“My Roku won’t do anything and it is frozen”

“I can’t get WiFi to work…the wheel keeps spinning”

“I’ve got no sound from my DirecTV box”

 

If you’re making this call, we know that audio/video troubleshooting can be frustrating and complicated. However, it doesn’t have to be!

If you’ve had a system installed with us over the last few years, you have a BIG, ORANGE BUTTON (see picture above). We liken it to magic. You push the orange button, wait 30 seconds and then push it again. Once you perform these three steps, your problems are solved!

We love the big, orange button so much we’ve thought about changing our company name to “BOB”. Don’t have a BIG, ORANGE BUTTON? Call us and let us simplify your technology with a BOB for your audio/video system or WiFi network.

NOTE: Is your system a little more complicated with racks of surround sound equipment, whole-house audio or smart home technology? We have a BOB we can install that allows us to reset things AUTOMATICALLY from anywhere in the world! We recently performed this for a client in La Jolla while we were in Costa Rica.

Call us to determine the level of BOB you need in your life.

 

 

WiFi issues, Netflix won't work or AppleTV problems San Diego? We've got you covered. 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, 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. Need help in Murrieta, Wildomar, Temecula, Fallbrook or Bonsall...we're there too.

TV and speaker sale San Diego

It's ALMOST summer. That means that you a) Need to install outdoor speakers and outdoor televisions before it's 100 degrees and b) Football will be here before you know it. This is a great time to enhance your home with smart home solutions and great sound and picture. See below for this months's specials and deals. NOTE: Our specials notated CLEARANCE are for our office demos or specials and are ridiculously discounted. Some of the sales are so insane that we can’t list model numbers. First come, first serve. When these pieces are gone…they are gone. TV pricing varies weekly and can change from day-to-day. Call for latest pricing.

 

  • Samsung FRAME TV models are discounted and have 50% off their frame options. See link below for information about these awesome TVs.
  • https://www.airetheaterdesigns.com/blog/item/234-samsung-frame-tv-san-diego
  • Samsung Q series television sales: Save BIG on Samsung Q series TVs this month. Samsung's best 4K TV option currently offer great colors, motion and lower prices!
  • Definitive Technology WAMP and W7 streaming speaker and amplifier package: 50% off!
  • CLEARANCE: Monitor Audio SILVER6 tower speaker pair (Rosewood): REG. $1500.00/pair NOW: $999.98!
  • CLEARANCE: Monitor Audio on-wall satellite flat speakers: 75% off!
  • CLEARANCE: Niles reference in-ceiling speakers: REG. $800/pair NOW: $199.98!
  • CLEARANCE: Velodyne SC600IW in-wall subwoofer: REG. $600.00 NOW: $299.99!
  • CLEARANCE: Definitive Technology STUDIOMONITOR65 bookshelf speakers 40% off!
  • CLEARANCE: Sunbrite 43" outdoor TV for $1199.99...save $400.00! 

 

Interested? Call to make an appointment if you want a look or if you want to reserve one of these special deals. Better audio, video and home automation at CRAZY savings? It’s here!

 

Looking for Samsung TV sales or audio/video specials San Diego? 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, 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. Need help in Murrieta, Wildomar, Temecula, Fallbrook or Bonsall...we're there too.

 

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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