16 ways to get more enjoyment from your TV & Home Theatre!

 

 

1. Have an up to date Antenna system

TV Reception is only as good as the weakest part in your antenna system. Having every bit of cable, splitter, join, connection etc replaced; will result in less pixelation/squares on the screen. 

2. Put your TV on the wall!

Wall mounted TV's are safer for kid's/pets and they also look amazing! When the cables are concealed and it looks like it's floating on the wall you can be a proud home owner. Nowadays it's quite common to have wall mounted TV's even in the kid's rooms, bedrooms, garages and anywhere else you watch TV.

3. Professional manual Tuning.

 

Did you just do an AUTO TUNE? Professional manual tuning and calibrations can make a big difference. It's all the small touches that can make a big difference to your picture and sound quality. 

4. Use correct cables.

 

Everyone thinks it's all about HDMI. Well did you know that for instance FOXTEL IQ delivers a better picture with a component cable!? And if you don't know what HDMI is than basically the quality of your TV picture and sound are only as good as the cables being used. There is a myth that a $100 cable gives you a better picture than a cheap one but using correct cables for your particular equipment is still vital and depending on the combination of equipment it can change from system to system.

5. Get a universal remote.

 

Okay so the cheap ones give universal remotes a bad name. They leave people just as frustrated as having 5 remotes with only some functions working and poor programming that doesn't make sense. A good universal remote that is well programmed will 'automate' your operations and give you complete control. A good uni remote will do 7 functions with the touch of one button and will fool proof your system to the point where you; 'can't stuff it up' no matter what button you press. Now isn't that a dream come true? 

6. Sick of the same old boring TV channels?

There are several ways to spruce up your TV and give you more variety of TV channels. One is Pay TV. Another is satellite TV. With a satellite dish and decoder box you can receive hundreds of free TV channels from all over the world. The initial installation may be costly but the results can be well worth the results if you are a big TV watcher. 

7. Watch your Pay TV for free in more places

If you already have Foxtel or Austar than you can take advantage of AV distribution. Cabling can be installed so that you can watch that Pay TV in other rooms on other televisions in your home or office for free. Completely legal, this is a great way to take advantage of all those TV shows that are on late at night and you would like to watch from bed. Do you have to share the TV with your kids or wife/husband? Imagine if you could watch your favourtie shows in the garage or kitchen? 

 

8. Surround Sound Professional Calibration

Your surround sound SHOULD sound like you are at your favourite cinemas watching a block buster, no matter what you're watching. We make professional adjustments and/or speaker positioning corrections to a D.I.Y surround sound systems all the time that give better perormance and have customers saying "WOW! that sounds way better!" It's all the small touches that make a huge difference. Forget the auto calibration mic:- alot of the time this is the culprit! Surround Sound calibrations is best done by experienced professionals. 

9. Simplicity 

Is your TV system easy to use? Can other people use it without needing a degree in rocket science? The user friendliness of your equipment comes done to the combination of your equipment and the way it is setup. Some systems have over a dozen ways for the hook up to be made. Having your system setup so it is easy to use is one of our specialties. 

10. Cords, Wires, Spaghetti concealment

TV is just for watching right? What about the next time someone gets in and cleans behind the TV cabinet and disturbs all the cables. Having no wires seen and all cables concealed is a possibility no matter what your situation. Removing all the cables all together is not possible but they can be hidden and out of sight. Tidyness in the home helps you have a quiet and peaceful mind and lifestyle. 

11. Upgrade to the latest & greatest

Is your gear as old as the hills? Do you still use a VCR? Do you still use a DVD recorder? There are better and simpler ways to record than on blank DVD disks. There are better and simpler ways than having walls full of DVD and VHS tape collections. Movies can be stored on portable hard drives and having the latest and greatest gear will give you higher resolutions, more amazing sound and eye-capturing visuals. Consult us for package deals with equipment that is easy to use, compatible and will give you performance, elegance and simplicity. TV Magic supply and deliver packages and systems for all budgets. 

12. Getting ONLINE with your TV

Do you use the internet on your TV? Don't know how? Watching your favourite YOUTUBE clips, internet movies, TV series or online activities can be experienced on the latest SMART TV's. If all you need is some professional installation or an internet connection near the TV his is one little way to use your TV to it's full potential and improve your lifestyle and comfort by watching everything on the BIG screen. 

13. EASY laptop/P.C Connectivity

Do you have an iPad? Laptop or Desk P.C? Do you know how to view your photos, movies, peruse the internet on the big screen? One of the easiest and most popular ways of utilizing new TV's to their full potential is to connect your p.c, iPad or laptop. These days it's a whole lot easier and some systems do it automatically as soon as you're connected to the network. Using Apple TV you can stream music, movies and files from your iPhone, Mac or iPad to your TV wirelessly. Consult with us to learn what options are available to you and how it can enhance your TV viewing experience. 

14. Choosing the right brands and type of equipment for you

Did you know that it's not necessarily best to get equipment all of the same brand? Same brands can cause what's known as IR clashing and make your system incompatible with one another. Also what do you expect and intend to use your equipment for? Your enjoyment couldn't be any higher than if you consult with professional installation technicians who show and coach people on using their systems. Allowing them to put a package together specfically for your everyday needs and technical know how can make a system more enjoyable and user friendly. 

15. Maximising the lifespan of your TV and equipment

Contrary to popular belief:- it is better to turn your equipment off with the remote than at the wall. Everyone knows that if you flick a light switch on and off repeatedly over and over that you will eventually blow the light bulb. The same goes with TV's. So you're not likely to do this with your TV but every time you do turn off your equipment at the wall a power surge of electricity is going through your TV capacitors and eventually they will blow. Televisions do last longer if they are just put into standby mode. That's why the stand by mode feature is there. Newer TV's use less electricity in stand by mode. Yes, there is a lot of hype about the wastage of that red light always on. If you have a newer TV that led light will cost you about $25 a year. However your TV will last 5 years longer. So would you rather save the money or spend another $1000 ish on a new TV 5 years sooner. These are the averages as per TV repair businesses. Either way you there is no perfect win/win. If you do want to make a decision though, TV magic recommend putting your TV into stand by mode. We have seen televisions regularly die (prematurely) from turning on and off @ the power point repeatedly (even within 12 months). 

16. Call TV Magic! 

Getting the optimal performance from your Home Theatre and TV system requires all of the above! A lot of these steps require a professional. If you want your sytem to be better, easier to use, give you bang for buck, impress your friends, give you back your life, give you more control, bring the cinemas into your home, give you picture clarity and gob-smacking sound then TV Magic home theatre installation technicians are skilled and competent into evolving your previous problems into a proud, entertaining and high performing Hi Fi entertainment system that your friends and family will envy. Call 1800 TV Magic today! 

 

Ph: 1800 TV Magic 

Some of my home theatre setups, designs & installations..

Projector installation with white projector and white bracket - (in bedroom) Featuring a 200" screen and wireless lifestyle sound system 

This designated home theatre / media room features A 120" Screen with white in wall speakers - 5.1 system

This designated home theatre / cinema room features leather cinema chairs, royal red cinema carpet, royal red sound dampened walls, motorised cinema curtains, fixed frame 150" screen and a state of the art surround sound system

We can tailor home theatre packages and equipment to your personal taste and/or colour scheme

A nice home theatre system with oversized book shelf speakers, centre speaker & sub woofer flush inside designated recessed spaces

This is a typical 'home theatre setup' I do on a day in, day out basis. The more full own - home cinemas are more a once a week/fortnight kind of thing. (The white TV and white speakers are a new trend of 2017/18)

Here is one of my favourite home theatre installation jobs I've ever done. At the time, this was a super slim $6000 Ultra HD 60" TV that gave an absolutely stunning picture. Wall mounted on a feature wall along with some high end floor standing and centre speaker this was a home theatre system that had better quality gear than many of the designated home theatre rooms!

This is another of my favourites.. home theatre system installed in a regular lounge room. I installed the led cup holders in a $10,000 lounge. The same centre lounge centre-console houses a power sub woofer underneath so the leather recliners rumble. The speakers are high end Bower & Wilkins, TV cabinet from King Furniture and rug from Rugs a Million lol. To top it all off this home theatre / media room was installed in a rental house ... the projector was installed just behind the lounge on the AV rack housing all the A.V gear as opposed to mounted from the ceiling. No cables are to be seen anywhere and there won't be any holes for the tennant after they move out except 2x little holes that hold the projector screen brackets :)

A designated cinema room with a simple setup. Mood downlights and a TV on the wall..

Now you might have to decide what speakers you want for your home theatre system!

And do you want a projector and screen? Or a large TV on the wall for your home theatre installation?

 

What about personal touches to your home cinema / home theatre? 

 No matter your budget, no matter whether you want me to setup your basic home theatre system you purchased yourself or install a more sophisticated cinema style experience - TV Magic has the magic touch! Call me or book online to get a tailored package today. 

Home Theatre Installation, Design, Setup and professional Surround Sound Calibrations

TV Magic will take care of your basic Home Theatre/surround sound setup, whether it be a simple 'lifestyle system' or you are designing a designated media room in your house from Top to Bottom. 

There is nothing better than watching your favourtie movie, TV show or the sport on the BIG SCREEN. You don't have to drag the whole family down to Birch CARROLL & Coyle when you have your own Home Theatre in your house that is professionally calibrated and installed!  

Home Theatre Installations with BIG pictures and BIG sound. Quality installations are about the features, calibrations and choice of equipment. Just like you can't put a Toyota Part in a Mitsubishi car, you wouldn't want to put certain types of equipment together either if you want the system to work to optimal potential. One of the major complaints we hear is one of, a lack of user-friendliness. This is due mostly to poor choice or combination of equipment that are not compatible with one another.

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How much will it cost..?

How much will it cost to Fix my TV reception? Sometimes there is a cheap fix, other times there is a risk of doing it cheap and it will cost more in the long run. Sometimes it has been done that badly in the first place that it's going to cost more to erectify an old system than it's going to just install a brand new one from scratch. Sometimes, the old gear is that old that the whole lot just needs replacing. In the end, the tv reception signals need to comply to certain requirements or it's just not going to work. These requirements are described as per the requirements of Digital Broadcasting Australia (DBA) authorities. If these are not complied with - your tv reception will be no better off. Also, having too much signal can cause bad tv reception as well! 

So do not worry, about it costing too much! We do free quotes! We give you a guarantee! We aim to make any tv reception repair job last 10-15 years - on a year to year basis, servicing your antenna compared with servicing your car will cost you peanuts! So call us now! or make a booking online.

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The licenses, qualifications and training of our technicians include: Matchmaster, Government Endorsed Installers, CEDIA, Restricted cabling licence, Low voltage cabling licences, OH&S training and awareness, Safety at Heights training &  Master builders - BSA.

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