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Motorized Lutron Shades, HDTV & WiFi System | Luxury Condo, New York City

A New York condo with multi-million dollar views deserves the ultimate in A/V equipment, Internet connectivity and motorized shades. This DTV Installations project features four Samsung large-screen 4K HDTVs, Apple Airport Extreme WiFi access points, and custom-made high-end Lutron Sivoia QS Triathalon shading systems which black out the bedrooms but still allow amazing views from the living room and kitchen, even when closed.

We were pleased when we got a call from a new client who owns a luxury condo in New York City, but lives in Florida for most of the year. He didn’t want to deal with a number of different providers from a thousand miles away, so he was searching for a reputable, highly-recommended New York company which could do it all: provide the equipment and install high-end video, WiFi and motorized shades in his New York condo. After seeing all of our great reviews on Yelp, he called DTV Installations to handle the job.

Our owner, John Lysy, met the client at the condo for three on-site consultations, showing him a number of options for A/V equipment and shades and preparing a free estimate. Once we agreed on a plan, we ordered the equipment and started the job.

A/V Installations & Networking

The project began with audio/visual and Internet work. We installed four high-end Samsung large-screen 4K TVs throughout the condo, hung on four Peerless ultra-slim full-motion mounts with no exposed cables and all equipment hidden from view. We then added two Niels infrared signal extenders to allow control of the hidden A/V equipment from most areas of the condo.

Two Sonos amplifiers to ensure high-quality audio throughout. And for uninterrupted, high-speed Internet connectivity for all devices throughout the home, we installed Apple Airport Extreme WiFi access points with 802.11ac support.

Lutron Motorized Shades 

The most important element of this project, from the client’s perspective, was the motorized shades. We ordered, supplied and installed gorgeous, custom-made Lutron Sivoia QS Triathlon motorized shades, manufactured for this installation in Pennsylvania. These shades allow the client to fully control operation of the window treatments with the touch of a button. We used 100% blackout shades in the bedrooms, but opted for 10% open shades in the living room and kitchen; these are 10% transparent, so even when they’re closed they still allow the client to enjoy his multi-million dollar New York skyline views. 

We finished off the installation with a Nest Learning thermostat system to control the heat and A/C.

The entire project was completed in just three (3) days at a cost of $36,000. The client was delighted with the final outcome – and with his decision to call DTV Installations.


DTV Installations Receives Coveted Status As Lutron Platinum Dealer

Owner John Lysy is pleased to announce that DTV Installations has been received recognition as a Platinum Dealer for Lutron Electronics, the leading company in the lighting control industry. Lutron is revered for its enormous selection of high-quality smart home lighting controls and systems.

As a Platinum Dealer, DTV Installations is now able to offer clients more flexible pricing options, and bigger discounts, than ever before on Lutron products. On large projects, DTV is now also able to offer free design and installation services.

Very few companies are able to quality for Platinum Dealer status. It requires five unblemished years in business – DTV Installations has been operating for 15 successful years. It requires a minimum of $500,000 in retail sales – DTV Installations has far surpassed that level, due to the number of high-end projects requiring extensive experience and knowledge that we’ve completed. And it requires having mentored smaller companies in the industry, which we’re proud to do on a regular basis.

DTV Installations is honored to have been named a Lutron Platinum Dealer, and we look forward to passing on the many benefits of this status to our valued clients.