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LG TV inputs on the 2015 series TV's

Posted on November 29, 2015 at 4:08 PM Comments comments (0)
Just thought I would share with you. Whilst I was installing a new 2015 range LG TV, I discovered that some TV's in their range seem to only have 3 HDMI inputs. Most other brands offer 4 ports which is great. We are in the age where a standard entertainment system consists of Blu ray players, Foxtel boxes, Gaming consoles and PVR's. Some people have even more.
If we look at the picture attached we also see that there is only 1 set of AV/component inputs. If you are using more than 1 set of RCA (usually yellow, red, white) cables, you will find it tough to connect them to the TV without either upgrading the device (dvd players etc..) or purchasing extra AV selection equipment. (1 set of AV inputs on a TV is very common these days)

When purchasing a new TV look into all aspects of the unit, not just the picture quality. Just remember we all watch TV differently. Just because others have it does not always mean it will suit YOUR viewing requirements.

Jobs that have been completed

Posted on November 5, 2014 at 2:26 AM Comments comments (0)
Its been a while since my last post, but that does not mean that I have been doing nothing. Totally opposite really. Nuskope internet has been keeping me busy with the new transmitters that are continually going up around the place, then there are the antennas. 

With all the new developments and estates being built, an antenna is not included in the build price. All the cables are installed, but not the antenna. In the last couple of weeks alone I have been out to Munno Para West twice, the new Boulevard estate in Parafield Gardens a couple of times and to a house in Salisbury East where the owners had just purchased the property, but because the house has cable into it, the previous owners did not have any antennas or outlets, so I had to install a new antenna with 3 outlets for them.

My last wall mount job was a 55" Sony TV with a JBL sound-bar that also required to mounted on the wall underneath it. Looked real awesome.

I really like the JBL sound-bar as it looks neat, has a Bluetooth sub-woofer which means no cables to connect the sound-bar to the sub and it also has 2 HDMI inputs on it. Totally worth the money. 

They are not cheap, but they are really good.



 

Work completed 02.09.2014

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 7:13 AM Comments comments (0)
Received a phone call from a customer today in Salisbury North saying that they have no TV reception and have done all that they can, but still no picture. Got to the customers house and up on the roof and tested the signal and it was not performing in spec and needed to be replaced.
1 antenna changeover later with new cable and replacing the connectors into the splitter and both TV's in the house had perfect picture. Problem solved.

Just because your antenna might "look" like its in good condition (like this one did from the ground), does not mean its "in" good condition.

$60 for a half hour appointment will give your antenna system a health check and if there are any issues we can discuss them accordingly.

Work completed 06.05.14

Posted on May 6, 2014 at 8:34 AM Comments comments (7)
Spend the afternoon at Matchroom Billiards in Town today setting up their TVs and Audio for their patrons. Installed their DVD through an analogue modulator into their antenna system which gives them DVD throughout the centre and connected the audio into the amp for full centre sound. Also connected one of their TV's audio into the amp so as they can now watch and listen to the footy on the TV (amongst other TV viewing of course) . They originally contacted me as they could not tune in channel 7 on their TV's and were missing watching the games. A couple of antenna point installations solved this issue. Now they can watch free to air or DVD through any of their 3 TV's and listen to them through the sound system.

Very rewarding day to see all the fellas pretty stoked the TV's were working. Just so happens that tonight was competition night too.

Busy installing Internet

Posted on April 28, 2014 at 4:58 AM Comments comments (9)
Hi guys,

Just thought I would touch base with my followers out there and let them know about an awesome Internet product that I have been installing round Adelaide.


Check out the following link for more information


Many of the customers are seeing greater than 12mbp/s through this product and at least 2mbp/s upload on most occasions. Not a day goes by that I install these in customers houses and it does not amaze me what speeds they achieve

Get on the webpage and sign up online and tell them "Travis the TV Bloke" sent you. You wont be disappointed!

Jobs done 14.11.13

Posted on November 14, 2013 at 7:12 AM Comments comments (6)
Today was a very busy day that started at Paralowie setting up and assembling the customers new 42" LG LCD TV. Very simple setup where the customer was running a Bluray with speakers. Had to upgrade them from RCA to HDMI output to the TV so as they could watch 3D Bluray, cos without HDMI, you cant get 3D.
 
I then headed to Salisbury East where I wall mounted a customers 60" LG LCD TV and connected it thru their new Yamaha receiver. All components connected with HDMI for maximum viewing pleasure.
 
Para Hills was my next stop where I setup and assembled a customers 65" Panasonic TV where they had Foxtel IQ2 running into it and that was it.
 
Lastly, I was at Wynn Vale where, in my last post told you I was going to wall mount a 64" Samsung Plasma TV with media shelves and a new Bluray. Check out the finished product for yourself.
 

Jobs Completed 13.11.13

Posted on November 13, 2013 at 6:37 AM Comments comments (8)
Firstly, have to apologize for the time between blogs.
 
 
Today I installed an antenna outlet for a house in Salisbury North that had the previous tenants rip the old one out preventing any TV signal being transmitted into the family room.
 
I then headed to a customers house who required me to install her 3 TV's that she had purchased where I had to set up a DVD player on 2 of them, with one also having a VCR as she had some old tapes she still wanted to watch and the third TV had installed a brand new Panasonic PVR/DVD player. Along with these I had to install 2 antenna points to get signal in the spare bedroom and her room.
 
Lastly, I was in Munno Para where the customer has a Toshiba 32" TV and ONKYO receiver, where he was unable to receive TV audio from the TV to the receiver. Usually an Optical lead could be used but the TV only had coaxial digital audio out. I used this and connected it into the Cable/Satellite port on the receiver as the TV port is configured and manufactured an Optic input. From here I had to change the input in the menu from Optic to Coaxial so as when the customer watches TV he now presses the TV button on the receiver remote, not the Cable/Satellite button. More of a convenience thing than a necessity.
 
Tomorrow jobs see me wall mounting a 60" TV with a wall mounted sound bar to go with it and in the afternoon, wall mounting a 65" Samsung Plasma TV with 4 media shelves underneath holding a JBL Sound bar with wireless subwoofer, Pioneer Bluray player with multi zone playback and Foxtel IQ2. Cant wait....  

Jobs 29.09.13

Posted on October 21, 2013 at 8:18 AM Comments comments (17)
Today was a bust day for me, even if it was a Sunday. My day involved 4 jobs having me leave home at 8.45 in the morning and getting home about 12 hours later.
 
My first job was the installation of 2 antenna points that were connected to an existing antenna, supplying the splitter required in Paralowie. That job was followed by a job at Salisbury heights where I had to install 2 data points. One coming from behind the customer modem to the lounge room where here DVR security system was setup. For her to have remote viewing of her cameras you require a cable data point as DVR's generally do not have Wi-Fi capabilities. She had just moved into her place and also needed me to set up her surround sound and her TV. Sounded great!
 
My next job took me to Mawson Lakes where I had to wall mount 2 x 40" TV's. One was in the bedroom on a flat bracket and the other was mounted on a swivel bracket in the family room as the customer wanted flexibility to move the TV when cooking in the kitchen or having dinner at the table as well as viewing in the lounge area.
 
Lastly, I was off to Salisbury East to a 2 story house where I had to run 5 antenna points and upgrade their antenna and install a masthead amplifier. It was essential in this area to have the amplifier as the signal strength was so low, that and there were 5 points being installed. 
 
All in all, it was a long day but a successful one

Samsung AV Range 2013 Catalogue

Posted on October 21, 2013 at 8:11 AM Comments comments (12)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Check out the awesome range of AV equipment that Samsung offer. A must read for those in the market for a new TV, Surround sound or alike. From What I have heard 2014 is going to be bigger.... WOW!!!

Jobs done

Posted on October 11, 2013 at 7:22 AM Comments comments (17)
Hi Guys,
 
Been a busy couple of days were the flavour of the week is getting TV's installed or mounted and connecting them thru sound systems and amplifiers. Check out some shots I have taken below of some installs over the last couple of days:
 
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Along with these AV installs I have also done a couple of Antenna installations ranging from Mount Barker all the way to Dublin and another in Para Hills. All locations were installed using a Matchmaster Magna13 antenna, all installed on fascia mounts.
 
I pre-wired an antenna system for a new build in Andrews Farm where the owner is having 8 antenna points installed in the place to run TV's in the Home theatre, Alfresco and kids room as well as provide FM signal to all amplifiers installed. Going to be quite the entertainers house when its complete.
 
PVR's are also a very popular device at the moment, but the killer for everybody is learning how to use them. If you do happen to have purchased or in the market to purchase one I recommend paying the money to have it professionally installed because you will also receive tuition on how to use it. And that in itself is a worth while investment. 
 
 

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