Samsung’s newest TV is called The Frame and it’s meant to look like art when it is on the wall. Perfect for the room where you do not want the focal point to be a big black screen. Family Rooms, Living Rooms, even the Master Bedroom.

Many times couples disagree on what rooms should have a TV. Often the TV breaks up the décor of the room, but this new TV is the perfect solution. The TV blends right in with the art work keeping the room décor intact. Just look at the pictures you can hardly tell the difference between the TV and the artwork.

This TV was on display at this year’s home technology show in San Diego. Of course the TV is 4K, it’s available in pop...

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Almost everyone enjoys sitting out on the patio with a cool drink in their hand. While we are there some of us enjoy watching our favorite sports or TV shows. But dragging a TV in and out of the house isn’t practical. Additionally harsh weather can make it difficult to have a TV permanently installed. But technology has a solution to fit your needs.

There are 3 options: 1) Install a weatherproof outdoor TV such as SunBrite or Seura. 2) Put your TV in a sealed weatherproof enclosure such as The Display Shield. 3) If the location has a moderate amount of protection take your chances and just install a regular TV.

Of course there are advantages to each option. If you install a weatherproof ...

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So you’ve got a great new flat screen but now you need your TV installed on the wall. There can be a lot of factors that affect the job. Here is a checklist of things to consider.

  • What kind of TV mount do you want? There are 3 basic types: Flat which means it does not move at all. Tilting which you can angle up or down for better viewing. Last is full motion which allows you to turn the TV in any direction so it can be seen from other areas like a kitchen.

  • Is the wall drywall, block, or stucco?

  • Is it an interior or exterior wall?

  • Are the studs metal or wood?

  • Is there a cable jack at the location you want the TV?

  • Is there power at the location?

  • Is the cable and power at the right height? Or wi...

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IP vs Analog Surveillance Cameras

Should I get IP or Analog Surveillance cameras? This is a question that is asked quite often. There are many opinions on the subject. Those who say analog is better usually state 3 reasons. Analog does not use compression so no video is lost. Analog is true real-time while IP can have a delay usually micro seconds. Analog does not require any bandwidth on your network. Let’s analyze these statements.

The first one regarding compression really boils down to the compression technology. Of course data can be lost at various stages. Think of this over simplified illustration: would you rather have every other frame of a license plate that you can read flawle...

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Building a new home can be one of the most exciting times. Many times once our home is built and we move in we realize there were things we should have done differently. Technology is one area where this ends up happening a lot. Whether its WiFi coverage, network for that new smart TV, music, surveillance cameras, lighting control, or control of any other device, many times we forget these concerns until after we have moved in.

Most of us rely on the builder to put the proper infrastructure in the home. However depending on your builder can have numerous drawbacks. The 1 problem is that builders are not technology experts, most get little technology training unless its construction techniques...

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To 4K or not to 4K

With black Friday and the holiday season approaching you may be considering the question “should I get a 4K or UHD TV?” This is a very common question. First let’s consider what the difference is just in case you are not familiar.


A 4K or UHD TV compared to a 1080p HD TV has 4 times the pixels just over 2 million compared to just over 4 million, and twice the resolution 1080 vs 2160. What does that mean? Well if you think about when you blow up a picture how it loses resolution quality, this is the same concept.eagle-4K-ex As we get bigger TV’s we are blowing up the picture and losing quality. Here is an exaggerated example. Notice how the larger pi...

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