Tech Talk Fridays
Good morning. We are at Pro IT solutions with the President KJ Plett and this is Tech Talk Fridays with Alex and KJ. We sell a lot of technology here and IT equipment and networking, and we are grateful. With that being said, something that some people may not know that, how big do they need to be for space, When talking about that?
When you're looking at a space, it's where we come in, really. We are very custom here. It is not here that I'm gonna sell you the screen or this projector, you're gonna walk into a room or you can send me the dimensions of your room and then from there, we can decide where the viewing area is. You need to be very strategic. When you're planning a theater, you don't just say, I'm gonna fill up the whole wall, you don't wanna do that, that might be that you're looking from left to write all over the place, you can't even enjoy the movie at the time. It's all very much thought out custom, we help with the design on that actually.
Absolutely. We absolutely do. With that being said, sound, a lot of people wanna know about the sound or are curious about the sound and how that works so let's talk about that.
Yeah, We've come a long way from 5.1. That was the original surround sound. We still do that time to times in living rooms and different things, it can be a really nice little experience for people but Atmos is kinda where we're at right now and we're progressing further that but not just yet. That is where you actually put some speakers in the center of the room between the screen and the viewer and then that actually helps carry the sound from front to back, so then cars driving by, your gun shots or different things, you can actually get an amazing experience of something coming at you or going through and then behind you where before it was very in the five point one, front speakers had it and rear speakers had it. So you had a good experience but not as good as we have now.
Absolutely. Great to know. Last but not least, projectors and servicing the projectors.
All kinds of different things. So there's lamp projectors and there's laser projectors. Lamp projector, you do have to replace the lamp cell every once in a while. A lot of people are doing TVs now in spaces, 85 inches is a pretty big TV so a lot of times people kinda get away with... Or not even get away. You have an awesome experience 85 inch TV. Whenever you go above that, now we're talking about projectors. They have great 4K projectors now that's before... A couple of years ago, there was a few 4K projectors and they were really expensive, now they're flooded the market and it's awesome to get those. And yes, there's still a lamp, there is laser projectors at a different price point, so that there is less maintenance, you're not really replacing it but often they stay right and they're awesome but it really just depends how the build out is gonna be in the theater.
We also offer seating with those as well!
Yes, we do. We do a lot of Fortress seating for theaters. They will just about do anything you want as far as how wide they are. What kind of arms. Do you want heat or cold cup holders? Do you want a little pocket that has plug-ins for your iPhone, electric lift for the legs. Any kind of fabric you could want, they can do it.
And they can all be controlled under essentially one remote with the program.
Yeah. We are not a multiple remote company or a one remote company and that's very important as you can sit down to use the space and get frustrated like that, where that's not the experience we want. Has to to be able to go sit down, one remote, one button and enjoy it, not feel the frustration.
So it's very simple.
Very simple. Absolutely.
Well thank you guys. This has been Tech Talk Fridays with Alex and KJ at Pro IT solutions. Take care.
Which TV Should I get?
Tech Talk Fridays Ep. 3
Welcome back to another edition of Tech top Fridays with Alex and KJ. And today we're gonna be talking a little bit about TVs.
Yes, so much. Awesome. What kind of TVs do we sell here?
So, we try to sell a lot of the big brands. So Sony, LG, Samsung, and many others, we do some TVs as well. But we know that people sometimes are very much in love with specific models, along with... There's different technology in each brand, that can really liven up a space. So we wanna make sure we cover all our bases.
And with that, you wanna talk a little bit about the QLED, OLED processors.
Yes. QLED, OLED that is a big toss-up of what people like more, wanna see more of. I would say my experience is, OLED definitely has a better picture. Very much deep blacks, great color, but in brighter spaces, it's not maybe as nice just because it's really built to be more of the movie experience, and just again, with darker colors. QLED's brightness is extremely wonderful. So if there are any brightly lit spaces, you still get great picture quality. So that's why when we're looking through different homes, we're seeing what's there, and what the environment brings. And then what people often don't realise is, processing power is huge. When you're looking at specs on a TV, all of them are reading 4K, and 120 hertz, and just all kinds of basic information from a $500 TV, all the way up to a couple-thousand dollar TV, and so what in the world is the difference in that? There might be little things here and there, but what people don't realise in the processor. They literally have chips in there just like computers that can actually make the quality of the picture, and decipher what's going on far, far greater than a lot of other TVs like that. So the picture quality is huge.
And when you see them side by side, you see it, but it's weird when you're looking at the specs, you're like, "Well, why in the world would I pay more for this when this has the same spec?" So it's a big difference. That's why I definitely like people seeing the difference because then they're like, "Ah, now I know what I'm getting for this, and they want it".
Absolutely. Awesome. Now, about the mounts, how we mount the TVs.
Yeah, so we wanna get as close to the wall as possible. Or in some cases, when you're building a new home, we can actually recess the mount. Sometimes it's back in the cabinet area, but then we use an articulated mount so that we can bring it forward and flush with the cabinets that are there. We sometimes can even have a TV almost in two spaces with the articulating mount, so you can swing it from a living room to kitchen. And again, yeah, just to make sure we can get as close as we can to the actual wall. And oftentimes, that's why pre-wiring for TVs is a big thing, because we're actually putting in a fairly large box behind the TV so we can actually store the cabling, the clutter, and all kinda different things you normally see just right behind the TV. We're actually putting it in the wall. So that makes it a lot better, and the TV can be a lot closer to the wall.
Awesome. And one of my personal favourites, the frame TVs.
The Samsung frame TVs. That is probably about the coolest thing. It allows us to put TVs on top of fireplaces and everybody's happy. Normally it's a, Hey, I built this grand fireplace, with this nice man telling that I'm gonna stick a black square TV above it rather than a family picture. And that's a hard sell. And I agree with that too, I want the space to be as cohesive as possible, but with the frame TV, you can have your cake and eat it too, they have magnetic frames that you can actually get different colour from Samsung. And there's even people online that are doing all kinds of crazy designs, even with nice wood ones that look almost like a piece of art. And it hugs right up against... You can't tell the difference between if it's a piece of artwork or if it's a TV. And it has a full QLED display, so you can turn on and watch sports and movies and anything you want with an amazing picture quality, and then hit the power button, and it goes to art mode, and you can have pictures rotating in it. It looks amazing.
And with that, sizes focal points.
Yeah. So they were limited at first, they went from, I think it was like 43 to 55, 65, and then they finally brought it down to a 32-inch, which actually was really nice because there is lots of spaces like in kitchen areas where they wanted something, but they didn't want it too big, space didn't allow, so that actually has fit really well, or even in bathrooms and stuff too. All the way up to 75-inch, 65 was not big enough. Especially some of the fireplaces that we're doing right now, it's just massive and glorious and wonderful. You don't wanna put the small little TV on there too, and almost take away from some of the fireplace. But they're great for every room, I mean offices and bedrooms and stuff, rather than having just what looks like a TV there, you have artwork there. So it makes the house a home a lot faster.
Speaking of sizes, let's talk about this bad boy that's right behind us.
So this is an 85-inch. This is about the biggest TV you can get, that is not a projector. However, there is some 100-inch TVs coming out, and they're starting to be at price points that are a little bit better than they were before. But 85 inches, this is something we're doing a lot of rec rooms, theateresque spaces with TVs like this. Where it might not call for a projector, or they might only wanna go up to about 80-90 inch for the projector. Hey, look, get this TV. This is beautiful quality as far as colour and brightness and everything you could ever want, playing games on it is awesome. And it works in about any space, and we even put some of these on top of fireplaces too.
Awesome. Well, thanks guys. This has been another edition of Tech Talk Fridays with Alex and KJ. Take care.