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Ready For Some Unique Custom TV Installation Ideas?

The DTV Installations team is constantly asked to suggest the “perfect” custom TV setup. Their response is always the same: only a homeowner and his (or her) family know what’s “perfect,” because they’re the ones who’ll be using the system on a daily basis
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What many of those clients are really asking, though, is for more interesting alternatives to today’s standard custom TV installations – something more unique than the usual flat-screen monitor mounted on a living room wall or housed in a custom cabinet with all of the system’s components.
 
The owner of DTV Installations, John Lysy, is happy to help.
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Multiple Screens

Remember the first time you ever saw a television that had “picture in picture” capability? It seemed downright futuristic at the time. Today’s hottest new custom TV installation idea takes the concept much further: two, or even more, flat screen televisions on the same wall. This setup is naturally a godsend for sports fans. 

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But multiple screens can allow you to easily experience the “second screen viewing experience” that many TV networks now provide with chat, commentary or additional programming running simultaneously on a separate internet channel. A second monitor can also take the place of your smartphone, tablet or laptop for the social networking and surfing you usually do while watching TV, or even allow family members to watch different programs while still spending time together.

Social Networking TVs

If you don’t want to go the two-screen route, there’s an easier solution which is quickly gaining popularity. Many models of smart TVs, including some from Samsung and Panasonic, allow you to bring up a social networking window right next to the traditional viewing screen. Just by having DTV Installations set up the right television, you can watch a show and chat about it live, on the same screen.
TV mounted over fireplace

Put the TV Above the Fireplace

The centerpiece of many living spaces is a beautiful fireplace. Installing a new flat-screen TV right above the fireplace creates a stunning design statement and is becoming a popular choice among clients, according to John Lysy. However, there are two important issues to consider. If the fireplace is used regularly, the heat and smoke could damage the screen and electronics. And in a small room, staring at a television mounted high on the wall could make your sore neck more memorable than the movie you just watched. Only choose “above the fireplace” if the fireplace is primarily for show, and your room is large.

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DTV Installations Earns Esteemed 2017 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service

{New York, NY, 01/01/2018 – DTV Installations is proud to announce that it has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award (SSA). This award honors service professionals who have maintained exceptional service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List in 2017.

“The service providers that receive our Angie’s List Super Service Award demonstrate the level of excellence that members have come to expect,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “These pros are top-notch and absolutely deserve recognition for the trustworthy and exemplary customer service they exhibited in the past year and overall.”

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2017 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include maintaining an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade and review period grade. The SSA winners must be in good standing with Angie’s List, pass a background check, record a current trade license attestation and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

DTV Installations has been listed on Angie’s List since 2008 This is the 7 year DTV Installations has received this honor.

Service company ratings are updated continually on Angie’s List as new, verified consumer reviews are submitted. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in multiple fields ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality.

For over two decades Angie’s List has been a trusted name for connecting consumers to top-rated service professionals. Angie’s List provides unique tools and support designed to improve the local service experience for both consumers and service professionals.