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From Your Local Installer: URC Still Going Strong

Theater Design Northwest is pleased to report that in an today’s ever-changing tech landscape, we have chosen well again. Our main remote control and automation line, URC (Universal Remote Control, Inc) remains the world’s top-selling pro home automation products and continue to release exciting and innovative products. This is significant in light of the recent […]

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BREAKING NEWS- Panasonic 3D Ultimate Pack Deadline Extended!!

We just got news from our distributor that the deadline has been extended for 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 going with reference-quality 2D and 3D enjoyment! This hard to find Holiday promo is available only through February 26, 2011 and includes: A Panasonic TC-PVT25 Full HD […]

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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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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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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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New ZV Pro 280 Ships

The new flagship ZvPro 280 HD encoder/modulator is now shipping, featuring a new video encoding process that delivers exceptional video performance. Vic Odryna, our CEO at ZeeVee: “We’ve been working tirelessly on the ZvPro 280 and our new third-generation encoder for many months, and we’re thrilled with the results. It has greatly enhanced our video […]

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3D is here!

Theater Design Northwest has gone 3D! We now have available all of the components needed available to do 3D HiDefinition home theater for our clients. Some of the stuff:

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And The Winner Is….. Sub $300 BluRay Players

Being an AV Integrator for a living allows a unique perspective on the different manufacturer’s equipment we all use in our systems. Half the time we are designing turnkey theaters/new construction using gear we know. The other half is spent repairing/calibrating existing systems and sometimes seeing what didn’t work there. Long story short, we see and listen to […]

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Op/Ed: Localcasting, Streaming Content, The Future of Home Entertainment

Our demo area is a real family room where we use, enjoy, demo and carefully evaluate technology in order to make qualified recommendations of systems for our clients. In other words, it’s David’s little laboratory where I torture test stuff before telling you to put it in your home! The latest incarnation includes streaming HD […]

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The New Comcast HD boxes

Last year there was a buzz about the picture quality on the Pace RNG110 HD cable boxes that Comcast Cable is now introducing in the Northwest, so we were excited for a hands-on trial. We have used the Pace box on a couple of major installs now and are happy to report the hype is […]

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