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LCD/LED TV Setup Tips

Setup Tips- 120Hz, 240Hz motion capability is not always an enhancement. The fast motion enhancement that your big box TV salesman keeps telling you about is not quite the advantage it’s made out to be. Latest generation LED/LCD models use a technique called frame interpolation in the main processor to generate “in between” video frames that are not actually […]

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Friday Harbor Home Theater Upgrade

Project Overview These clients of Theater Design Northwest on San Juan Island had been considering a system upgrade to a larger display size from their 50″ 2000 model Pioneer Elite HDTV. When the Pioneer failed to power up one evening, it was time. We upgraded them to the largest display that could fit in their […]

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Semiahmoo HDTV Installation, Setup and Calibration

Project Overview Theater Design Northwest was scheduled for this project as a Dewaard and Bode installation for one of their customers. The client had an older Vizio 720p set and wanted to upgrade to current generation 1080p LCD. We installed the largest possible Samsung display in their armoire-type entertainment center, along with a web enabled […]

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Everett 5.1 Fireplace Surround Sound

Project Overview Theater Design Northwest was hired to design the AV systems for these clients when they were remodeling the family room and updating their 60’s fireplace. They previously had used a theater in a box on an entertainment stand with wires everywhere. We suggested they keep only the Panasonic plasma and designed a great system around it to […]

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Panasonic VT25/Avatar 3D Ultimate Pack Holiday Special

Happy Holidays to all of our great friends and clients from the staff at Theater Design!   Well, we are slamming Best Buy and all the Big Box stores this Holiday Season with this incredible deal on the best TV of 2010– the Panasonic VT25 series Full HD 3D Plasma with a full accessory set to get you […]

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We now are ISF-C Certified Video Calibrators

David Smith from Theater Design Northwest attended the rigorous training for ISF Commercial calibrators in Redmond, WA last week and was certified as an ISF-C video calibration tech. The classes provided invaluable information on the future of video technology as well as 2 days of hands-on instruction with some of the nation’s leading experts in the field […]

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Cornerstone Community Church in Ferndale, WA

Project Overview Theater Design Northwest was hired as a consultant for lighting automation, design and integration at this nice House of worship. The Cornerstone Community facility uses multimedia to it’s full advantage with multiple projection/video distribution systems, a great 40 channel sound system, in-ear monitors for the musicians and a state of the art lighting system. The […]

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Panasonic VT25 3D Plasma HDTV Review

Panasonic’s 3D/2D VT25 series plasma HDTV displays just earned a Best of CES 2010 award at this year’s CES show for their incredible image quality. It also was rated the best picture quality of 2010 HDTV models bt CNET and won hands-down in Value Electronics’ 2010 Flat Panel TV Shootout.  The judging panel at the Value Electronics […]

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Port Orchard 3D Home Theater with 9.1 Surround Sound

Overview Yesterday Theater Design Northwest installed the top of the line THX Certified 3D capable Panasonic VT25 series 65″ plasma HDTV in our first full HD 3D home theater room. The picture quality was incredibly nice with only a quick adjustment to black/white levels done as we and the clients wait for the set to break in […]

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A Touch of Gray………Gray Market That Is….

The gray market is a market in which retailers and online sellers “get” large quantities of a desirable product through unauthorized channels and are able to sell them cheap, in many cases less than the wholesale cost for legitimate dealers! The gray market is a huge worldwide problem and in many ways is bad for consumers too. […]

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