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The earliest commercially made televisions with cathode ray tubes were manufactured by Telefunken in Germany in 1934 with the first model being a 12" (30cm) screen.

 

The TV has come a long way since it was introduced into Australia in September 1956. It became mainstream in the 70's and has continued its meteoric growth since then. Today, with 4k and now 8k resolution screens, images are sharper and colours are more defined with true-to-nature tones making the whole visual experience so life-like.

 

Furthermore, screens are now an acoustic surface sending out sound for a totally immersive experience. And with TV sizes up to 100" and a variety of speaker options, you can easily create a cinema-like set up in your own living room.

 

How we use TVs has also evolved. We no longer just watch TV for entertainment, we watch cooking shows, training videos on Youtube, play online games and even conduct video conferencing on our TVs. This is the reason why TVs are now not limited to just the living room. It has a place in any room of a typical home!

 

If you have a smart home automation system in your home and have CCTV cameras installed around your property, your TV can also be used for quick viewing access of your cameras around the property.

SOLUTION

Audio Visual & 
Entertainment

Not every home has the space or need for a home cinema, but the desire to have good quality surround sound and big screen TV's to recreate movie nights at home is in our blood. The living room caters for a multitude of uses in today's world. It is where we relax with a cup of tea and read a book, where we sit around and chat with friends and entertain guests, where we unwind after a day's work and watch TV with the family or snuggle up on the couch with a movie. However you use your living room, Connected Homes has a solution that will suit your need.

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MULTI-ROOM AUDIO

SOLUTION

Sound Systems

Sound systems play a big part in the creation of a totally immersive movie watching experience in your home. Sound bars have helped minimise clutter by consolidating the traditional front right, front left and centre speakers into one powerful speaker for your TV. The sub provides deep base to project rumbles and thunder you can feel, turning your sound bar set up to a 3.1 sound system. Adding two rear speakers lining up with the front left and right speakers turns the 3.1 system into a 5.1 surround sound system. Opting for in-ceiling speakers as an option for the two rear speakers provides the same surround sound experience freeing up floor space or clutter on the walls.

 

Centralised music control like Sonos allows you to play music in any room of your home. Add any pair of in-ceiling speakers or bookshelf speakers into your existing sound system with a Sonos Amp to create your own multi-room audio set up. You can choose to play different audio in different rooms or group them all into one big party zone. 

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CHANNEL 9'S

The Love Shack

This is an example of a home we worked on with Channel 9 called the Love Shack. The home is made up of 8 independent audio zones and 5 video zones with Sony 4K TVs. These zones can be used independently or grouped together as one big party zone. We chose Sonos because it is a multi-room audio platform that is easy to use and so versatile and the new Sonos Amp brings new power and flexibility that was not previously part of the Sonos offer.

 

Entertainment zones in this home include:

  • 1. Living Room

    • Music / 4K TV

  • Kitchen / Dining Room

    • Music / 4K TV

  • Office

    • Music

  • Master Bedroom & Ensuite

    • Music / 4K TV

  • TV Room

    • Music / 4K TV

  • Outdoor Dining & Living

    • Music

  • Alfresco

    • Music

  • Pool Area

    • Music

 

Download our Love Shack brochure for more information and inspiration on what went into the ultimate entertainer's home.

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WHAT WE LOVE

The Sonos arc

Sonos Arc is the premium smart sound bar for TV, films, music, gaming, and more. It brings all your entertainment to life with the brilliantly realistic sound of Arc, featuring Dolby Atmos. 

 

The Arc's Dolby Atmos sound field is generated by 11 Class D digital amplifiers that power 11 custom drivers. Eight of those drivers are elliptical woofers (four along the front, two on top and one in each end), while the other three are silk-domed tweeters that are all built into the front but with two firing diagonally into the room. The Arc was carefully tuned by Oscar winning sound engineers to emphasise the human voice so you never miss a word. 

When Sonos Arc is connected to the HDMI-ARC on your TV, the TV and Sonos Arc automatically pick the best format that both systems can support. Not only will it provide great audio, it also features support for Amazon’s Alexa assistant. The Sonos Arc also features support for AirPlay 2. This lets you connect the Arc to multiple other Sonos speakers around your home and play the same audio throughout your house.

Mounting Solutions

Every living room needs a TV but not everyone wants to have a TV on show all the time. How about a piece of art on the wall that slides to the side to reveal a TV inset into the wall when you want to watch TV. If you have beautiful big windows around your home, have your TV emerge from below your floor (or from inside a low cabinet) so it does not block your view out onto a beautiful landscape.

 

When in bed, your TV could gently swing down from your ceiling and be completely un-noticed when stowed away. Or you could have a simple motion bracket that swings the TV in the living room out to the perfect allocated position so you can watch your favourite cooking show while preparing dinner in the kitchen. Wherever you like to watch TV, there is a mounting solution that will suit your needs. 

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PROJECTS

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