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Top-shelf Performance At A Great Price – LG B7 OLED

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You don’t have to take Bob’s word for it see what the reviewers at 4k.com had to say:

“LG’s B7 OLED 4K HDR TV is without a doubt the cheapest of the company’s newest lineup of OLED models (for 2017). It’s solidly more affordable than the extremely similar C7 model and much more affordable than LG’s E7, G7 and W7 premium OLEDs.

Despite all of these differences in pricing, the performance of the B7 in comparison to its more expensive cousins is remarkably similar, to the point of being virtually equal in all key metrics of performance even when compared against LG’s most expensive and prestigious models like the flagship W7 model. (No we’re not kidding, all of the color, contrast, motion handling and other key display measurements bear out this observation).

In other words, with the B7 LG has created the same ultra-premium display experience you’d find in its very best OLED televisions but at a genuinely consumer-friendly price that doesn’t reach into the thousands of dollars.”

Specifications

Picture:

64.5″ screen (measured diagonally)
Ultra High Definition TV with 4K screen resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels)
High Dynamic Range (HDR 10 and Dolby Vision™) for extended picture contrast and brightness when viewing HDR content from connected sources or streamed via the TV’s built-in apps
self-illuminating OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) display panel produces infinite picture contrast and absolute black
4 Color Pixel technology adds an unfiltered white sub-pixel to the traditional red, green, and blue, for vivid colors
10-bit panel can display over one billion colors
Perfect Mastering Engine and 4K Upscaler enhance standard-def and high-def video signals for optimum display on a 4K screen

Video Source Compatibility:

watch streamed 4K video sources like Netflix®, Amazon Instant Video, and YouTube (requires Internet speed of at least 20Mbps)
tuner receives over-the-air HDTV broadcasts (antenna required)
Clear QAM tuner decodes unencrypted digital cable signals up to 1080i without a set-top box (subscription required to receive cable channels)

Smart TV Features:

WebOS 3.5 with built-in web browser
dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi® provides fast, reliable wireless streaming
Netflix Recommended TV — offers a unique feature set that makes Netflix even easier to use and enjoy
video and music streaming from a DLNA-compatible Windows® PC
mobile-to-TV wireless mirroring with Miracast™ enabled phones and tablets
free downloadable apps for iOS® and Android™ let you use a compatible smartphone as a remote control

Connections:

4 HDMI 2.0a
all inputs are HDCP 2.2 compatible for connecting to a 4K video source
to view 4K and HDR content from connected sources, use a compatible high-bandwidth HDMI cable
1 composite video (use supplied adapter)
RF input for antenna/cable signals
optical digital audio output (can pass Dolby® Digital/DTS multichannel or 2-channel audio from connected sources)
Ethernet port for a fast, reliable wired network connection
3 USB inputs for connecting a thumb drive or other device

General Features:

built-in down-firing speaker system (10 watts x 2)
Bluetooth® wireless audio streaming to a compatible speaker or set of headphones
LG’s surround processing can send Dolby Atmos® audio to an A/V receiver via HDMI/ARC, when using streaming apps like Netflix or Vudu
motion-sensing Magic Remote with built-in microphone for voice control
detachable stand
wall-mountable (bracket not included; LG OTW420B is available)
57-1/8″W x 32-3/4″H x 2″D (34-3/4″H x 9″D on stand)
weight: 58.2 lbs. with stand; 50.9 lbs. without stand

This is the least expensive of the LG OLED line but as all of them use the same panel and video processing the picture quality is as good as the top of the line models. So, although it costs a lot less, this 65″ OLED65B7A will deliver the same spectacular picture as the top of the line models costing thousands of dollars more.

Don’t wait call Bob now and get yours for a great deal 817-905-2919.

 

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Panasonic’s 65EZ1002 OLED

This is a unique TV in that it can be used both as a professional studio mastering monitor as well as a consumer TV.

Panasonic themselves describe their obsession with accuracy this way:
“Created with filmmakers in Hollywood to meet their own exacting pro standards, our top 4K Pro HDR TV combines next generation OLED screen with our latest image processor, HCX², to deliver color fidelity, contrast & brightness. This “prosumer” model’s Technics tuned integrated soundbar completes the story with & presents a striking visual image.”

Many reviews speak of the outstanding build quality of this TV and the fabulous contrast and color.

Techradar has this to say (edited hi-lights)

“The 65EZ1002 is beautifully built, boasting plenty of heavy duty metal to front and rear, and sitting remarkably rigidly on that innovative soundbar/stand.”

“Remarkably the 65EZ1002’s SD card and USB ports can be used by professional mastering studios to upload their own color look up tables to the TV, making it the first TV that can genuinely do double duty as a mastering (rather than simple reference) monitor. In other words, you could potentially watch a film at home on the very same screen used to master it. How’s that for accuracy?!”

“The 65EZ1002’s smart TV system is pretty to look at, easy to use, and effortless to customize – everything, in other words, that a smart TV interface ought to be.

It’s not the most content rich system in town, perhaps, but I don’t actually think that’s a bad thing. Most of the key TV-centric apps are there (Netflix in 4K HDR, Amazon in 4K HDR, the catch up TV services for the main terrestrial broadcasters via an integrated Freeview Play app), and it’s actually kind of nice not to wade through mountains of dross just to find all the good stuff.

It’s worth adding that since the 65EZ1002 uses Freeview Play to provide its broadcaster catch-up TV services, you can search for shows you’ve missed via an intuitive electronic program guide that scrolls back seven days as well as forwards.

Smart TV TL;DR: Spend a few minutes putting your favorite apps on the home screen, and the 65EZ1002 gives you one of the most straightforward smart TV experiences around.”

With reviews like that why wouldn’t you want one?

I’m Bob and that’s my passion. Call me for a great deal 817-905-2919.

 

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Who Should Install my Flat Screen TV?

The hero of our story isn’t AV Bob, it’s the guy who called AV Bob to install his Flat Screen TV.

Our happy hero’s super power is amazing decision making skills! When faced with the question of struggling to install his own flat-screen television or call the best TV mounter in the business, in a flash, our guy grabbed the phone to call Bob Baker, the Real AV Bob!

Our hero’s keen eye sight spotted the horror twisted around back of his current TV setup and imagined what a nightmare installing an even more complex setup would be. Bob would be able to install his new flat screen TV and somehow make all the wires and cords simply disappear!

Bob and his crew have seen it all over the 35 years they’ve been installing TVs. Bob’s AV has all the experience, knowledge and tools to mount your flat-panel TV virtually anywhere you can think of, including over the fireplace, standard wall mounting, in the kitchen or bathroom, or outdoors by the pool. In the end, you have a clean and professional flat-screen TV installation that even the woman of the house will be proud of.

Bob Baker is an experienced, licensed and insured professional. He works quickly, charges fair prices and supports all the popular brands.

Bob’s Audio Video Connections services include:

  • Unpacking your LCD, LED or Plasma TV
  • TV Wall Mount Installation
  • Installation and Setup of Cable TV
  • Programming and setup of TV Remote Controller

Oh, and if you don’t have your new TV yet, Bob can make sure you can get a great deal on your television as well. Bob Baker is a dealer in only the best televisions, stereo equipment and AV accessories available.

 

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In-Ground Speakers for 360° Outdoor Sound

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Bose® has done it again! Their Free Space® 51 speakers, designed for placement in the garden, on the deck, or on your patio, are the best performing outdoor speakers I’ve ever seen.

Free Space 51 outdoor stereo speakers give you broad, even coverage from a design that enables 360-degree sound dispersion. Their centrally located port enhances low-frequency performance to help preserve the depth and richness of music outdoors. Their domed grille resting over that port reflects high-frequency tones across the listening area.

Engineered to withstand snow, sun, rain, ice and saltwater spray, these speakers can be installed in the ground or on hard surfaces. They’re also designed to blend in with backyard greenery so that you hardly notice them in your landscaping. More than that, these weather resistant speakers give you the durability you need to leave them outside all year long. Free Space 51 outdoor stereo speakers are weather resistant, engineered and tested to withstand snow, rain, salt and temperature extremes from 140° F in the summer to -22° F in the winter.

If you want to bring the subtle nuances of your favorite music to life in outdoor environments where wall mounting is simply not an option, these are the perfect speakers for the job. My clients are going crazy over the dark green speakers!

 

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Your smartphone is the Controller

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Your Cell Phone can be your Audio Video remote controller. Today’s smartphones are used for many different tasks, they are not just a phone AND they are always with us. Why not use it, or even a tablet, as a remote control for your home theater components and home automation systems.

If you are a smartphone or tablet user there are apps springing up almost every day, it seems, that can make operating your home theater system or components easier.

A smartphone or tablet uses your home wireless network to control your devices. An increasing amount of Audio and Video devices are connected to your home network by default and are controllable using standard IP protocol. However, there are still many devices that are not attached to your network. Some of your devices are probably controlled with a traditional IR (infrared) remote control.

Using your phone’s built in IR blaster (or a simple plugin) and connected to an IP-controller via WiFi your smartphone can control everything. You can even control systems and components from a different room, or even when you are away from the house!

Say goodbye to all the different remotes and let’s setup your smartphone to control everything.

 

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LG’s Award winning 4K OLED TV is so thin it “sticks” to the wall.

LG “wowed” the 2017 Consumer Electronics show walking away with two awards for its insanely thin W-series! To do that, LG had to outdo its own, still-impressive, G6 “Picture on Glass” TVs.

LG’s tagline for the W-series 4K sets: “Picture on Wall” and that — sums up their appeal. At just 2.6mm thin across their entire frame, they can be mounted completely flat against your wall. They look more like a work of modern art than any television I’ve seen. These 65 and 77 inch TV’s are so thin they are only wall mountable! They’re attached to a backing plate by magnets, more info click here.

LG walked away with the Best of The Best at CES 2017. This show-stopping TV now sets the standard of how TVs will be using this amazing OLED technology in the future .

Call me. I’m your LG dealer and I am ready to show you how to integrate one of these award-winning TVs into your AV setup.

 

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Stream Music Everywhere

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Although wireless audio has been around for a while, recently scads of new improved systems and products have burst onto the market. For instance, WiFi technology offers even better sound quality than Bluetooth, yet still allows the same convenience of using a smartphone, tablet or PC as a remote control to browse your music collection. Of course you can also play your online subscription or radio services such as Spotify or Pandora too. The new systems give you much more bang for your buck!

The sheer number of players in this field now make it incredibly difficult to make the right choice for your needs. Comparing and contrasting all the available systems and gizmos that can play anywhere in and around your home will make you crazy. Get it right and you can be playing different selections in different rooms and filling your home with all kinds of great streaming music. All you need are the right smart speakers with a WiFi connection.

Many of my customers enjoy the Bose SoundTouch 30 speaker that enables you to listen however you want to without worrying about which technology is the best. SoundTouch lets you play music directly from a phone or tablet using Bluetooth® or connect the speaker to your Wi-Fi network for instant in-home listening, without the need for your phone.

Drown yourself in your favorite music from your SoundTouch speaker with the SoundTouch app. Bose SoundTouch lets you take total control of your listening experience, right from your smartphone or tablet. Browse popular music services like Spotify® and Deezer, Internet radio or your stored music library. Easily personalize presets for one-touch access to the music you love and control one or many SoundTouch speakers around your home.

If you long for streaming sound in your home and/or garden and pool but aren’t sure which equipment would integrate best with your existing setup then just call me, Bob Baker , on 817-905-2919. I’ll help you through the myriad of choices and steer you to the best fit for your needs that fits within your budget.

 

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OLED TV -What it Is and Why YOU WANT ONE!

OLED is short for Organic Light-Emitting Diode and using little marvels in the new OLED TV’s starts a revolution in television viewing. Basically each pixel is providing its own illumination and is radically different from the old LCD TV’s which are all lit from behind.

To you the viewer, that means blacker blacks, whiter whites, more natural color and phenomenal contrast. When I say this new technology features thinner panels, I mean much, much thinner. These OLED TVs are more like wall paper than television screens! Ultra thin, bigger, lighter screens like this would never have been possible with the old technology.

OLED not only means better image quality, these televisions use less power and have faster response times than traditional LED TVs. OLED TVs get their improved color accuracy and smooth responsive motion from a form factor that’s just a few millimeters in depth! It’s almost magic.

SONY, one of the initial developers of the technology, has announced a new Bravia A1E OLED which combines OLED with other high end technologies making it a superb example of what’s possible in this arena.

Check out the screen demo’s here.

OLED truly is the Next Big Thing in home entertainment and it’s finally reaching a price where the average person can buy one. Call me. I will be glad to answer your questions.

If you are in the market for a new big screen TV don’t let all the technology frustrate you. As I like to say, If you just want it to work and you like it easy, call me Bob Baker.

 

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We’ll install your Big Box Store TV

We install ANY TV.

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Flat screens, curved screens, 4K TV, 3D TV, old equipment and new, we install it all. We even integrate your new or existing sound system into the mix for the most exciting entertainment experience possible. Remotes? Don’t get us started talking about controlling it all with the perfect remote.

So does Bob’s AV sell televisions? Yes, we sell and install televisions, make them work with your existing equipment or outfit your entertainment system with all new, state-of-the-art technical gadgets that will amaze you.

Will Bob install a television for me if I buy it somewhere else? Of course, he will. In fact, Bob will even meet you at your favorite Big Box Store and help you make your decision between the walls full of makes and models. After you make your selection, Bob will assemble everything necessary for the perfect installation for you.

Bob Baker is in the entertainment business. He believes that everyone deserves just the entertainment experience they desire. It’s Bob’s passion to make that happen for them.

By the way, Bob is always finding special deals because of the volume we do and he just loves passing on those savings to our clients. As we said, we install any TV, but calling Bob for a quote before you buy could save you time and money.

 

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Sound Bars

We do Sound Bars too!

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Sound Bars are the magical inventions that take you light years toward the feel of “surround sound” without the “call-the-banker, get-a-second-mortgage’ cost of a bona fide, multi-channel THX theater system.

These little masters of connectivity bypass the internal television speakers, replacing them with the lovely, rich sound of a tiny, high-tech sound system brilliantly tucked inside a chic, sleek tube that lives just below your screen.

Speaking of masters of connectivity, Bob Baker is the man to help you through the process of choosing the right sound bar for your television and your budget. Even though he makes it all look easy, it’s a complicated process that requires both knowledge and experience.

To get the full benefit of your home entertainment system, call Bob’s Audio Video Connection to help you choose and integrate your new sound bar with your new or existing video equipment.

In these troubled times, there are endless sacrifices and compromises we’re forced to make in life, but everybody deserves a Sound Bar! 

 

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Curves or No curves?

The Pros and Cons of Curved Screens v Flat Screen Television

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The “Curved Crowd” says that because of your peripheral vision, you become more immersed in the experience and that you feel a greater depth when watching. They also say that curved screens give you a wider field of view, more uniform viewing from any distance with a more effective viewing angle. The also say that “Curved” offers better contrast than “Flat.”

Not much actual science in any of that, but their final argument in the debate is “but they look so cool!”

The “Anti-Curved Folks” counter all that when they say that the benefits don’t out weigh the extra cost. The Flat Screeners say that the curve exaggerates reflections on the screen, that the curve limits optimum viewing angles and that curved televisions must be enormous for you to get the full benefit. Their final argument is that they look funny hanging on a wall . . . and they cost more.

After you’ve looked at all the Pros and Cons of the Flat versus Curved TV debate, call Bob’s AV to translate all the conflicting data for you. Over three decades, Bob has learned a thing or two about weighing flash against cash and coming up with just the right balance for each of his customers.

 

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4K TV in your future?

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You know you want one, but why? More Pixels, of course. The higher the number of pixels, you think to yourself, the more lifelike the picture. Sounds right, but is it right for you?

Do we really need 8 MILLION pixels to fully enjoy all that chiffon on Dancing With The Stars? Oh, heck yeah we do! There is however the proverbial catch, a great 4K television experience requires not only a great 4K TV, but great 4K content. One more thing, unless your comfy recliner is up close to your great 4K TV, you still won’t see every bead and sequin. Our eyes have a finite capacity for definition.

Bob Baker knows electronics like the back of his hand. All you want is a great viewing experience that will make your neighbors green with envy and Bob thinks you deserve to have what you want.

Bob’s goal is to make people happy and Bob’s been making them happy with their entertainment systems for 30 years. Complicated wiring instructions and difficult buying decisions just frustrate people. If you just want it to work and you like it easy, call Bob Baker.
Don’t even think about buying your 4K TV without calling Bob. The man is passionate about this stuff and he has all the answers.

 

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Bob’s Audio Video Connection Receives 2014 Best of Arlington Award

 

Bob’s Audio Video Connection Receives 2014 Best of Arlington Award

Thank you Arlington for all your support and kind comments.

 

Here is a copy of the announcement: 

Bob’s Audio-Video Connection Receives 2014 Best of Arlington Award

Arlington Award Program Honors the Achievement

ARLINGTON May 17, 2014 — Bob’s Audio-Video Connection has been selected for the 2014 Best of Arlington Award in the Antennas category by the Arlington Award Program.

Bobs Audio Video - AV - TV AntennaEach year, the Arlington Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Arlington area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2014 Arlington Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Arlington Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Arlington Award Program

The Arlington Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Arlington area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Arlington Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Arlington Award Program 

 

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3D is here

 

All the hype and buzz in the industry now is that 3D is here!


The major TV manufacturers are putting their latest and greatest technology into these brand new sets. They are the top of the line, and most expensive sets available.

Some buyers look at difference in price between the next model down in the line and think, why should I pay extra for this new feature? I don’t know if I really want 3D. These folks either haven’t seen it in person yet, or are thinking I don’t want to wear glasses.

But, there is more than just 3D capability that distinguishes these top sets: They have the highest scan rates the best resolution, network capability and more inputs and menu features even a better remote. Even watching regular movies without glasses on a new 3D TV is still worth the difference. The current promotion to get the 3D Blu Ray player with a movie and 2 pair of glasses for free is the final equalizer. So when asked why? I say why not. Get the best! You will love it even if you don’t have any 3D movies yet. Hollywood and all the top movie producers are going to pouring out all their new blockbuster movies like Avatar in 3D. If you are buying a new TV today, you have to look at 3D. It reminds me of when DVD first came out and everyone was saying, what about my VCR?

Get over it, 3D is happening.

Bob

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