It doesn't matter how much you spend on your TV ... if you don't know how to use it, it doesn't do you much good.
My goal when setting up your TV and components is to have the simplest operation with the least amount of wires.
For those with cable, all your channels will stay the same and your recorded shows will still be there. I will program your cable remote to your new TV so you can keep using the remote you're familiar with.
Connecting your Blu-ray, DVD, VCR, games, speakers
Programming your cable remote to your new TV
Testing your TV to ensure everything works
Walking you though using your new TV
Mounting your TV
Concealing the cables
Delivering your new TV
Hauling Away your old TV
What’s the difference between ‘Digital TV’ and ‘HD TV’?
In the simplest of terms, both are digital (not analog) but HD is better quality. Think of digital TV as “regular quality”, and HD TV as “higher quality”.
Why doesn't my picture look as good as it did in the store?
Most likely within the connections & setup of your TV, cable box, DVD player, and wiring, there is something that is analog, or not HD. (Also see next question). The store is using all HD products within their TV setup to show what the TV is capable of, if everything including the wiring is up-to-date.
What do I need in order to get a full ‘High Definition’ picture?
You must have an HD television, and also an HD cable or satellite box, and also the TV show or program must have been filmed in HD. For movies on a disc, you'll need a Blu-Ray player. Everything must be plugged into the TV with HD cables such as an HDMI cable.
Another lesser known option, is using an antenna to pull in local channels in HD. For this, plug in an antenna or 'rabbit ears' into your HD television, and tune to a local channel broadcasting in high definition. This does work as I use an antenna in my own home.
What’s the difference between a DVD player and a Blu-Ray player?
Think of a Blu-Ray player as a high definition DVD player. The way it operates is exactly the same. Also, like a DVD player, Blu-Ray players can also play movies on DVD's, and music on CD's as well.
Why does my TV have black bars on either the top-and-bottom, or left-and-right?
The bars come from the source of your signal. Your TV is only displaying the image that it was sent. These are the most common possibilities that may be causing the bars:
If the camera used to film the program wasn't a widescreen camera, your picture will have bars on left-and-right.
Even if the camera was widescreen, your cable provider may not be transmitting the picture to you in widescreen, resulting again with sidebars.
If your program was originally formatted to fit a theater screen with a 21:9 ratio, which is wider than your 16:9 wide TV, you will have bars on top-and-bottom.
Most TV manufacturers give you the option to stretch the picture to fill the entire screen with a button on the remote control. This button has many names, but is commonly one of the following: 'Pic Size', 'P. Size', 'Wide' or 'format', etc...
Charles K., Dexter, MOJeremy installed a new TV for us this week. He did an excellent job!
He is very knowledgeable and very good at what he does. I will certainly use him again.
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Preshey C., Dexter, MOJeremy brought my new tv to me. He was very professional and knowledgeable. He was very polite and he set up my tv for me and showed me each step he was doing. I would highly recommend him.
Ann H., Jackson, MOJeremy made a special effort to get to my project quickly. He installed my new flatscreen, explained how things work, and simplified my system so I have fewer wires and remotes. He hauled away the packing debris and the old set for recycling. Jeremy keeps the worksite clean and is the kind of friendly, polite person I’m glad to have working in my home.Original review from Ann on
Al M., Cape Girardeau, MOJeremy did an awesome job of mounting a 65" curved television in my home. It turned out so well, I called him back a couple of days later to assemble a electric fire-place. The fire-place was going to be my project to assemble, however, my wife was so impressed with the job that Jeremy did that I was "encouraged" to contact Precise Assemblies. I am glad I did...everything has turned out awesome and I didn't regret having a pro take care of my projects. I am sure you will feel the same way!
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Larry S., Cape Girardeau, MOWe moved to Cape last month and are very thankful we discovered Jeremy and Precise Assemblies. Jeremy has wall mounted multiple TV's for us; hung a gazillion pictures for my wife not to mention fixing her computer and our porch door. Jeremy is an exceptionally skilled, patient, thorough professional and we've had him back in our home at least 4 times for various projects. I would 100% recommend Jeremy for any project you may have around the house... BUT... more importantly....my WIFE recommends him and that my friend is a tough endorsement to earn!! Thanks Jeremy… I'm sure you'll be back!!!
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Martha N., Murray, KYMr. Glastetter set up my new television for me and did a fantastic job. He then connected my VCR and DVD players. After completing all the installations he then showed me how to use the remote for the television and how to use the VCR and DVD players. This was a tremendous help to me because I am a senior adult and sometimes this modern equipment can present a problem. Mr. Glastetter was very courteous to me and didn't treatment me like a dummy. I will recommend him to anyone that needs anything assembled or anything that needs installation. It is so nice to have someone so kind and knowledgeable.
Wilma M., Barlow, KYI had a good experience with Jeremy. He installed my TV and explained how to operate it. He was here by the time he said he would. I would call him if I needed any thing else.
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