At PREETEL we provide all your home theatre, multi room audio and two channel audio requirements. Plasma/LCD/LED and projector screens, 7.1, 5.1 home theatre systems, either floor standing or recessed speakers. We will install audio quality wiring to all speaker positions, and sub position. We can install HDMI and RCA leads between receiver and screen positions for wall mounted flat panels.
We can supply a wide range of equipment and give pricing, advice and technical support, and would be happy to offer advice on any alternative setups.
Our Technicians can assist your installations from design and pre-wiring new homes for multi room entertainment, and home theatre through to just connecting and tuning your video, TV or Stereo.
Some install services include:
- Wall mounting TVs on a wide range of brackets
- Improving wifi coverage for you smart TV
- Installing Satellite dishes
- Installing UHF aerials for free view
- Complete house solutions for Audio Visual distribution
- Expert instruction on use of equipment
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Preetel Cloud offers the most varied products and technologies suitable for every control room. Catering to industry standards, Preetel Cloud has a premium range of video wall solutions to suit any specific needs of control room. Available in a wide array of sizes, dimensions and range of resolutions including 4K (3840 x 2160), WUXGA (1920 x 1200), Full HD (1920x 1080), UXGA (1600 x 1200) and SXGA+ (1400 x 1050), Preetel Cloud Video wall solutions can be aligned together to create large screens for life-size viewing.
Choosing a mounting bracket
We carry a broad selection of wall-mounting brackets, to fit a wide range of TV screen sizes. Start by reading our TV wall mount buying guide. If you already have your TV, use our mount finder application to find mounts that fit your specific TV. Here are two key tips:
Check the screen sizes that the bracket says it can hold, and stay within the appropriate range. Find mounts by TV size:
- 70 inches and up
- 60 to 69 inches
- 50 to 59 inches
- 40 to 49 inches
- 25 to 39 inches
- 25 inches or smaller
Don’t forget to check the maximum weight a bracket can hold to be sure it can support your TV.
Where to mount your TV
Ideally, the middle of your TV screen should be at eye level when you’re seated. Mounting it too high can result in neck strain. Plus, the picture will look its best when viewed as close to head-on as possible, rather than at an angle. If you do decide to opt for a higher placement, consider using a tilting wall mount so you can angle the TV down.
Check your TV’s owner’s manual for mounting height tips. Better yet, use our height finder application.
Try to minimize screen glare
Sit in your favorite TV-watching spot and look at the place on the wall where you plan to mount your TV. Is there light reflecting off that area? If so, is it something fixable (by closing the curtains, or by moving a lamp)? Screen glare can be distracting, and detract from an otherwise beautiful picture, so be aware of potential sources of glare. A tilting wall mount can help reduce glare.
The popular above-the-fireplace location — not always the best choice
Flip open any home decor magazine, and you’ll likely find an image of a sleek flat-panel TV mounted above a fireplace. Based strictly on appearance, it’s a great choice. And home builders often run power and video cabling to that location, so it’s easy, too. Even so, it’s seldom the best option — and not just because it’s too high on the wall.
If you have a wood-burning fireplace, and you actually light a fire occasionally, we’d recommend not mounting a TV above it. A wood fire generates heat and smoke, neither of which is good for the long-term health of your TV.
Now, if you have a gas fireplace, that’s different. A gas fire burns very cleanly, and this type of fireplace usually has special venting to disperse the heat, so it’s not concentrated on the wall above.
Where to run the wires
Part of what makes a wall-mounted TV so appealing is the neat, uncluttered look. There are a number of ways to conceal your power and A/V cables — from quick and simple cover-ups to more labor-intensive in-wall options. Wall-mounting your flat-panel TV
Easy-to-install cable management raceways hide the cables that run between your TV and an A/V cabinet below.
It’s a good idea to figure out how you’d like to manage your wires before deciding where to mount your TV, since some locations will be more install-friendly than others.
- If you’d like to run your wires on the outside of your wall, you can use paintable cable management raceways to hide your TV’s A/V and power cables.
- If you need to run cables further than just straight down to your A/V cabinet, check out our article on managing your A/V cables for some simple options, like running wire behind your baseboard or crown molding. By running your cables in places that won’t require drywall repair, you’ll save yourself lots of time and effort.
If you want a really clean, professional look, consider running wires inside your wall. Depending on your skill level and experience, you may decide to tackle it yourself or hire an installer. Here are a couple tips if you decide to go that route:
- Try to avoid mounting your TV on an exterior wall, since these walls have extra bracing and insulation that can make running wire difficult.
- Follow your local building and fire codes. In many cases, this means you’ll need to get UL-rated A/V cable labeled CL2 or CL3.
Wall-mounting your flat-panel TV
Some TV wall-mount brackets have pre-existing holes for A/V cables. Before you start cutting drywall, drill a pilot hole and explore the space behind the wall, to make sure it’s free of electrical wiring and plumbing. Cut the hole using a manual drywall saw.
- Don’t route your TV’s power cable through your wall — it’s not rated for safe in-wall installation. If you want to keep that cable hidden, you’ll need to use a kit. Or you can hire an electrician to install a recessed AC outlet on the wall behind your TV.
- If you drill through a fire block, patch it with comparable material. If you drill holes between floors, seal them with fire-resistant caulk per National Electric Code standards.
- Turn off the power in areas you’ll be drilling or cutting to avoid electric shock.
Board Room Setup
Setting up a Projector in a conference room seems to be a hectic job as it is not necessary that the device we use supports all sorts of connectors and wires. While giving a presentation you connect your laptop to a projector- But in order to do so, every projector faces the issue of different cables, wires, as different devices support different adaptors. For example Mini DVI video adapter is needed for a MAC computer. Some support VGA, some work with HDMI cables, which puts us in a real pickle.
- So, how a about a presentation device that wirelessly shares your device’s screen? Here is a solution called Preetel Cloud, a Wireless Presentation and Video Collaboration Device that make your presentation wireless. It supports different OS platforms such as Linux, Mac, Windows, iPad/iPhone, Android and BlackBerry.
- Mostly every organization today is linked up in classical conference rooms, having tools like a computer, PowerPoint, a projector, paper and whiteboards. At the limelight of this advancement, Preetel Cloud is the only solution in the market that facilitates devices to mirror their screens wirelessly.
- Preetel Cloud wipes out wasted time and effort spent on conference room projector set-up. Through Preetel Cloud, users simply get into the room and connect their devices whether a smartphone, tablet or laptop and get to work by clicking on share button.
How it works?
- Preetel Cloud is a slick and powerful device that directly connects to your Television or to any Projector.
- It is an agnostic wireless screen sharing device that supports full mirroring from Mac, Linux, iPad, iPhone – Never need to connect “VGA” “Mini DVI” or “Wires” to present – Provides Airplay for all your Devices.
- Preetel Cloud enables instant and wireless presentation with just a click of the ‘Share’ button from any laptop. It is intuitive and extremely user friendly.
- Connect Preetel Cloud to your conference room TV or Projector and instantly start sharing your presentation or your entire screen wirelessly.
- Preetel Cloud automatically detects iPhones and iPads using Airplay and mirrors the screen. No need to install any apps on your iDevices. Just Plug a standard WebCam to Preetel Cloud USB port, and make your conference room video ready.
- One can setup two Preetel Cloud between two offices and on plugging a standard Webcam to Preetel Cloud USB port, video conferencing can be easily done.
Home Theater Setup
If you’re a movie buff, kicking back in your most comfortable recliner and enjoying the latest Hollywood blockbuster probably sounds like the makings of a perfect weekend. To help take your movie-viewing experience to the next level though, you’ll need a home theater setup guide to create the perfect audio system that’s able to bring the sounds of your favorite movies and television shows to life. From showing you how to arrange your furniture and speakers properly to tips on choosing the necessary cables and hardware, this guide will help you set up the home theater system of your dreams. Get that popcorn popping and dim the lights because, after reading this home theater setup guide, you’ll be ready to grab the remote, relax on the couch, and soak up the impressively detailed surround sound with your new home theater system.
Home Theater Setup Step #1: Selecting the Perfect Room
Deciding which room of your home is best for your home theater system setup comes down to a matter of available space and personal preference. Whether you’re designing a home theater during the planning stages of a new home or reconfiguring a basement, garage, or spare room, there are some important things you should keep in mind. For instance, you’ll want a room that’s quiet and allows you to control the amount of light that comes into it. You will enjoy your dream home theater system much more if you can regulate the lighting and minimize other sounds. The room should have enough space to house your speakers, cables, remotes, and hardware, but you don’t want a completely empty space since the sounds will simply echo and bounce back.
Home Theater Setup Step #2: Choosing the Best Seat in the House
One of the most important elements in your home theater system setup is selecting the perfect seat. Choose seats with low backs, as higher backs can get in the way of audio, interrupting the flow of sound and compromising the sound quality. It’s crucial to place the chairs a good distance from speakers and away from the walls, as these positions can disrupt the way audio flows in your room. In order to further minimize distractions, select chairs that provide support and comfort. You don’t want to put the action on pause just because a chair is giving you a backache. Look for practical seating that supports your spine.
Home Theater Setup Step #3: Properly Placing the Speakers
Now that you’ve selected the perfect spot to view your movies, it’s time to turn up the volume. Setting up your dream home theater system requires proper speaker placement along with sound components that give you crystal-clear listening. Whether you’re stationing speakers in a large or small room, envision what your dream home theater system will look like, and who will be using the space. When positioning the speakers, you’ll need to decide whether you would like to target the sound in one location for solo streaming or place several speakers around the room to ensure high-quality sound for multiple viewers. Your center channel speaker, which provides the majority of dialog, should be placed dead center to the main viewing seat and can be situated either above or below the screen. You don’t want to miss out on a single important detail or be forced to press rewind, so placing this speaker as close to ear height as your home theater setup allows is important. The left and right surround sound channels are responsible for environmental sounds like the cheers and whistles of a concert crowd. For maximum impact, you want these positioned at roughly 90–110 degrees relative to your listening position — in other words, aligned on the same level as your ears. In addition, make sure to place them slightly above your head. The subwoofer is easiest to place. You can put it just about anywhere in the room when you set up your home theater, as long as it’s close enough to the receiver. Just make sure to avoid placing it directly in a corner or a semi-enclosed space since this will result in audio that sounds overwhelmingly loud. The system’s slim three-way speakers and six separate amplifiers are specially designed to surround you in the sounds of High-Resolution Audio, with movies, television, video games, and music sounding impeccable. For a larger home theater system and a true cinematic experience, there’s also the HT-ST9 sound bar, which provides cinematic surround sound.
Home Theater Setup Step #4: Testing It All Out
Now that the speakers are in place for your dream home theater setup, it’s time to make sure that all of the hardware, cables, and technology are in order. The right home theater hardware is essential in providing a clear, quality picture and sound that will help you follow the action of the football game or hear the highest notes of a blood-curdling scream in a horror flick. Remember, it’s important to take into account the size of your room when considering receivers. Those with a larger home theater space should consider a receiver with 7.1 channels or more. A receiver with more channels adds more depth to your surround sound experience, giving you a more noticeably immersive sound field in larger rooms. Those with smaller rooms are less likely to notice the benefit of additional channels, and a 5.1 channel AV receiver would meet their needs. If you do find yourself lost when setting up your home theater, there’s no shame in asking a licensed professional for help or consulting the manual.
Sit Back, Relax, and Enjoy
Ultimately, the most important tip to keep in mind when setting up your dream home theater system is finding the setup that works for you, your space, and your entertainment needs. Now that you’ve learned a little more about selecting the proper room, seating, and hardware, you’re ready to sit back, relax, and enjoy.