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Select Technology Group
Why should you choose to use a professional Audio/Video Integrator?
Having a professional come to your home to evaluate your lifestyle, your environment, and your needs, and designing a system that maximizes your budget may end up saving you money, and a whole lot of frustration in the long run. With the abundance of Flat Panel TVs and home electronics available today, most consumers are overwhelmed when looking for an upgrade to their TV or sound systems. Unfortunately, the majority of consumer electronics today are purchased from one of the “big box” retail stores by homeowners that do not have the time necessary to truly make an educated buying decision.
The typical scenario is a family that goes to the local “big box” store and walks in to the giant wall of flat screen TVs. Unaware that there are many factors that may alter the picture quality of each TV, they see one that stands out over the rest. The sales person talks them into that TV, and the family goes home with their new TV and struggles to hook it up and get a picture on the screen. That may seem like the most cost effective solution for those on a tight budget, but by going that route you may ultimately be wasting more money than you think.
As the owner of a professional Audio/Video Integration Company, I have been on many “clean up” service calls where a homeowner got themselves into trouble when they came home with the latest and greatest high-definition TV and just couldn’t get it to look or sound like it did in the store. What I have found most often in these cases is a) the new TV has much more capability than every other component in the system (i.e. weakest link theory: hooking a VHS player to a high-definition TV and expecting good results) b) the components were not connected properly using quality interconnect cables c) the audio/video settings were not adjusted to maximize system performance, or d) the system was never properly calibrated. In many cases these systems could perform much better with more budget based equipment that was properly set up and calibrated from the beginning.
So if you are considering an upgrade to your audio or video system, consider contacting a CEDIA (Consumer Electronics Design & Installation Association) certified professional installation company, and make sure they come out and evaluate your living space, existing audio/video equipment, and viewing and/or listening habits. These few things can add a lot of value to any products you may purchase.
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