The Best Gear for Building your Home Theater

Home theater systems are built based on customizations from the user. Depending on what you foresee needing for your home entertainment center, a home theater can mean very different things between Canadians.

 

At PrimeCables, we recognize that. Selecting only the best gear for building your home theater, browse hundreds of deals in the catalogue including TVs, projectors, projector accessories, wall mounts, ceiling mounts, headphones, media streaming devices, smart TV boxes, indoor and outdoor high-definition TV antennas, speaker systems, A/V receivers, home theater cables, network routers, adapters, switches, smartphone connections, laptop connections, HDMI connections, and even smart home accessories.

 

If you want to build the ultimate home theater system, it’s ultimately up to you to find what you need to make it happen. Speaker systems are a great example of this. Among the options are a dual pair of stereo bookshelf speakers, a surround sound system with speakers in multiples, and a singular Bluetooth stereo soundbar. Depending on size of room, preference, and budget, any of these options may appear more appealing than the next. Consider the possibilities of a projector screen or flat-screen TV, whether you want to go with a smart TV box or indoor TV antenna or possible both, and entertain all the other questions that come with building a home theater system.

 

Instead of having to go to the theater to watch a movie on the big screen, create the ultimate solution at home. Every year, PrimeCables works with the best manufacturers in Canada and abroad to find the absolute top home theater equipment we can offer on special sale budget price. No matter if you are looking at upgrading an existing living room or building a whole new dedicated home theater space, we can help. Across the home theater category, you can find discounts up to 90 percent off, in addition to a ‘free shipping’ coupon applied automatically across any order above $49, free returns, and a 1-year product guarantee.

 

Everything you need in one place with PrimeCables, all the way through projector ceiling mounts to TV wall mounts. After looking into it, most Canadians are shocked at how little it can cost to upgrade one’s at-home setup to a fully blown home theater entertainment system.

 

For less than $1,000, you can get a lot from the PrimeCables catalogue and jump a huge step in quality. You may even end up with some money left over to splurge on other home theater accessories or something else altogether. For a high-performance home theater, achieve your wildest dreams with PrimeCables and get it all on deal today!

Get the Best Bulk Cable Shop from PrimeCables.ca

Bulk cables for home office networking, home entertainment setups, and tech projects are on-sale from Canada’s biggest eCommerce source for all things cable. PrimeCables does not discriminate when it comes to cables.

 

Browsing the catalogue, you’ll find discounts as deep as seventy-five percent off select products like HDMI cables, 3.5mm audio cables, VGA, DVI, component video cables, network Ethernet cables, Apple-certified lightning cables, DisplayPort cables, USB cables, smartphone cables, speaker wire and so much more.

 

For professional bulk cables, there’s a lot to see in the PrimeCables catalogue including deals on Cat6 23AWG UTP solid bulk cable 1,000 feet long for $119.99, Cat6 23AWG UTP solid bulk cable 500 feet long for $55.99, Cat5e 24AWG UTP solid bulk cable in-wall rated 1,000 feet for $59.99, and Cat6 23AWG UTP solid bulk cable 250 feet for premium Ethernet performance for $29.99. Keep in mind when you shop any purchase above $49 with PrimeCables, receive an automatically applied ‘free shipping’ coupon to anywhere in Canada.

 

We’ve also got a lot of bulk cable accessories such as the RJ45 modular plugs for Cat5/Cat5e Ethernet cable in a 100/pack for $8.99, Cat6 plug solid with inserts 100/pack for $6.49, Cat6 punch down keystone jack for $1.29, Cat5e punch down keystone jack for $1.14, and a 10/pack of 2-port keystone wall plates for RJ45, RJ11, RJ12, for $2.99. There’s no shortage of bulk cable accessories with PrimeCables. No matter what you’re building and no matter how much you need, it’s almost a guarantee you can find it with Canada’s one-stop shop for all things home cables.

 

If you’ve never used something like speaker wire to build the ultimate audio entertainment system, know the highest quality cables in Canada at the cheapest possible prices are available from PrimeCables. See cables that are high purity, manufactured with oxygen-free copper, and with color-coded PVC. Deals on bulk cables have never been this good. Buy today to receive a wealth of amazing cable easily applicable across all sorts of different connections. We also have adapters, home theater mounts, speakers, surround sound systems, switches, receivers, and everything you need to upgrade your home theater.

 

As a company built by Canadians and for Canadians, we take pride in the fact we’ve been delivering high quality services for over a decade across key tech products, home theater accessories, and bulk cable. Please feel encouraged to visit our website today for more sales, discounts, and exclusives. Pro bulk cable for different connections are just a click away!

How to Wall Mount a TV – Tips and Tricks to Cut Down on Frustration!

Are you ready to replace that ugly heavy TV with something high quality, flat, and gorgeous – with PrimeCables, you can get it all and more on discount. Even better, consider choosing a wall mount to hang your TV on the wall just like a painting.

 

There are many reasons why TV wall mounts are one of PrimeCables’ biggest selling products. They create the ultimate theatrical experience, making it feel like you’re at the movies in front of the big screen. TV wall mounts free up space in the home and maximizes the tilt at which you watch. How do you mount a TV – well, that’s what we’re here to help with. Surprisingly, it can be rather quick and easy.

 

The first step is finding the studs in the wall. Use a stud finder to do this and go slow. Be sure you’ve found them. Triple-check before you begin drilling holes. Stud finders can make mistakes so give it some extra time to get it right. Now, if you don’t have studs or can’t locate the studs, find a wall outlet. Most outlets are attached to studs unless they were added after the wall was put up – which is not common. If you found studs but they don’t line up with your perfect, if you have a step drill bit, make extra holes on the bracket to accommodate it.

 

Now, drill the holes in the wall and place the bracket on. Ensure everything is secure and level. Before you hang your flat-screen on there, take into account where its cables will go. If you have a number of devices to connect, planning out how you’re going to run your cables is going to be an important part to making things look proper. Also, when shopping for home theater cables, ensure you have the right cable for the job and at the right length. Too many households struggle with cables that are too long or too short. Don’t let this be you.

 

The last step – after you have your bracket mounted, grab your TV with its own bracket and lock it in place. It’s as simple as that. It’s not difficult to do but there is some risk involved. If you don’t find the studs, that has the potential to damage your home when hanging a TV. If the TV is not adequately secured, it can fall and be damaged itself.

 

Browse TV wall mounts of all varieties with PrimeCables. Shop the best deals on home theater accessories and so much more. If you have the right tools and are attentive to detail, you’ll have no trouble getting a flat-screen secured with one of our high quality heavy-duty mounts.

How to Set Up a Video Projector for Home Theater Viewing

Big screen entertainment is just a single ‘buy’ away with a video projector for home theater viewing available from PrimeCables.

 

If you’ve decided to make the move from a high definition flat-screen to a video projector, congratulations! There’s a lot of reason to make the switch, as more Canadians have been in recent years. For newbies, setting up a video projector however is not always the most straightforward process.

 

The first step is in deciding where you’re going to place your projector screen. Before you even purchase a projector, this comes first. After you’ve purchased both your projector and its accompanying projector screen, set up the screen first.

 

From there, you can unbox the projector and determine where you want to place it in relation. Most projectors can project towards the screen from the ceiling or from a table-type mount. To project from the ceiling or wall, you’ll require a projector mount. Ensure that when placement is complete, placement is not upside down. Before making any cuts into your ceiling to install a ceiling mount, determine the required distance you need between the projector to screen. This is different for everyone. Note that the distance from the screen is the same as it would be on the floor so there’s no need to hold it up high for minutes on end.

 

After you’ve installed your projector mount and your projector is ready to go up, connect all the sources you’ll be using. This might include game consoles, media streaming devices, smart TV boxes, cable boxes, laptop computers, home theater video outputs, and more. To this point, when buying a projector, you may want to consider the amount of inputs you have. You may require additional cables, adapters, or inputs. Thankfully, there’s plenty of home theater adapters available in the PrimeCables catalogue. You may benefit from picking up a few alongside your other projector accessories.

 

Now, follow your instructions to get the video projector turned on and to have the video image placed directly on screen. From there, you should be able to optimize picture qualify, adjusting colors, brightness, contrast, and more. You may have to toy with these settings a bit.

 

Depending on your experience with projectors and the size of the room, it may take as little as twenty minutes to an entire afternoon to set up a video projector for home theater viewing. Consider all moving components – video, speakers, any non-traditional accessories included in your home theater system, etc. Ensure everything’s connected and functioning. For more information on where you can pick up projectors, projector accessories, and more, visit PrimeCables today.

How to Choose a Home Theater Projector

Projectors are an amazing home theater product, achieving something no flat-screen can. Though we can spend $1,000s on a big screen, with a projector, you can save $1,000s and get equal-quality performance. Imagine seeing TV shows, movies, sports, and video games on the most massive screen your home can handle.

 

A home theater projector has many variables that can influence your visual experience. There’s buying a projector mount to set up your projector in the most optimum location for video. Then, there’s also the projector screen you select. A maximized home theater experience with a projector can’t really be achieved without those two elements included.

 

Projector screens are where we start in choosing a home theater projector. You need to know where you’re going to place your projector screen and how you’re going to install it. It can be free-standing, mounted to the wall, or retractable. Though some homeowners skip buying a projector screen and just send the video to a white wall, this doesn’t quite capture the same quality. A projector screen will keep things looking smoother and more consistent!

 

Now, with regards to how to choose a home theater projector, there’s a lot of things to weigh. You may require a specific video resolution, specific inputs, and/or may be working with existing elements that need to be accommodated for. It’s important to remember that projectors do not produce audio and thus, you will require an A/V receiver to run audio. This can add up to a lot of extra cables and adapters that need to be accommodate for in the design. Be sure to consider this prior to buying a projector.

 

Why so many Canadians have made the switch to home theater projectors is because of the amount of picture quality they carry. If your budget is tight, PrimeCables has a projector with amazing picture quality under-$100 with smooth, consistent imaging. See more value in a projector than some of Canada’s biggest and best flat-panel TVs. Cost per inch of screen is inexpensive with a projector compared to flat-panels. Also, you’ll get no reflection or glare from windows.

 

Home theater and entertainment setups are all about customizing according to your preference. Tailor your projector experience to your room and don’t forget about your screen. If you want to get the best picture quality, a projector screen is a necessity. Visit PrimeCables to see more into our projector screen buying guide with more than a dozen home theater projectors to choose from.

Is Ergonomic Standing Desk Height Important – read here!

Benefits of standing desks are well understood. Used at home, at the office, at school, and all over, ergonomically designed sit-standing desks protect against the dangers of prolonged sitting. Somewhat unfortunately, one thing that’s not discussed as it pertains to these desks is at what height a user can achieve maximized results.

 

The answer to that question is based on a user’s anatomy. The ideal height is determined in two ways – by using the user’s elbow level and resting eye level. The elbow indicates body posture whereas resting eye level indicates whether there’ll be a tilt to your neck, potentially resulting in back strain or neck issues.

 

Now, most high-end height adjustable ergonomic desks use a motor lift to change height. They also allow for seated positions, which is great for office workers who want to be able to stand or sit as needed. All a user has to do is push a button. There’s no crank or anything. That said, there are more inexpensive hand-operated ergonomic desks which can appeal to those on a tight budget.

 

There’s a lot to think about when planning the optimum height for your ergonomic standing desk. Proper keyboard height for typing is important. One wants their wrists to be in a neutral position. That means that they are not bending towards the finger or thumb and that they are not tilted upwards. When wrists are neutrally positioned, your tendons won’t be prone to the same strain that other office workers struggle with.

 

Regarding screen height, the top of your screen should be at a user’s resting eye level. A user should not be forced to tilt their head up or down. If this isn’t already achieved with your ergonomic standing desk, you may need to make some adjustments. When a head tilts up or down, it increases the potential for fatigue and discomfort.

 

A height adjustable standing desk is better than being seated for hours on-end however it’s not going to magically resolve all posture issues. It’s still important to take regular breaks, stretch, and, if appropriate, to use ergonomic office accessories to adjust the heights of your monitor and keyboard to minimize posture issues common among office workers who have to sit.

 

Browse height adjustable ergonomic standing desks at PrimeCables and receive your ‘free shipping’ coupon on any order above $49. Anyone serious about improving their health via an ergonomic standing desk can do so by shopping the best deals in Canada from PrimeCables. There’s no better place to shop!

How to Build a Home Theater System – Do it Right with these 10 Crucial Mistakes to Avoid!

Home theater systems do not need to be huge, lavish theaters. If you want to go that way, sure, do it up! Most Canadian households however are working with far less. If you’re building your first home theater and media room, here are ten mistakes to avoid.

 

Ergonomic screen positions

 

Human beings are not built to look up indefinitely. If you use a TV wall mount to install your TV against the wall, do not position it too high up. Position so that the center of one’s gaze falls between the top quarter to the top edge of your flat-screen.

 

Ensure seating is neither close nor far

 

Home theater seating should be properly set up in proximity to the flat-screen. In many cases, Canadian households set up seating too close. This will decrease image quality. If you sit too far away, it can make details of the screen difficult to identify. Experiment a little.

 

Lighting ruining the image quality

 

Place your television in an optimized location away from where there will be glare. Consider using a TV wall mount with a slight tilt to help combat any lighting issues. If direct sunlight is falling on the screen while you’re watching or if your flat-screen is opposite a large window, that’s a mistake.

 

People walking in front of the TV

 

When designing your home theater system, ensure you are considering where household members will be walking. If there’s only one way out of the room and your TV is positioned behind it, you’ll have people walking by constantly throughout a program. Consider breaking up your seating.

 

Tucking away speakers in a cabinet

 

If your speakers are so ugly you need to hide them, it’s time to switch them out for something new. Furthermore, when you hide your speakers in furniture, it serves to muffle and muddy the sound. No one wants that, especially on a home theater speaker setup they may have paid hundreds for.

 

Don’t buy surround sound if it’s a small space

 

If you don’t have a good sized room for surround sound, buying surround sound speakers will be a complete waste. Consider a Bluetooth soundbar in its place or something smaller. Subsequently, you may struggle with a lot of wires if you’ve got too many speakers in a tiny location.

 

Buying under-budget

 

Although we know Canadians love saving money, if you’re buying cheap, broken equipment, you’re never going to have a home theater system you’re proud of. As important as it is to stick to a budget, ensure what you’re buying is good quality and that you’re not completely cheap-ing out.

 

Buying over-budget

 

It’s arguably more easy to overspend than it is to underspend. Spending too much money can also be a regret. When it comes to high quality home theater accessories, chances are by spending a little less, you can find something of equal or sometimes better quality.

 

Persuaded by a good salesperson

 

Trust your judgement and do your research before committing to a purchasing choice. We all have different preferences when it comes to building out a home theater system. Don’t let someone take you off track by selling you a larger flat-screen than you need or a speaker system you don’t really need.

 

Forgetting to use a surge protector

 

Always use a surge protector to ensure your electronics are adequately protected. If you’ve got expensive home theater equipment – think TV, A/V receiver subwoofer, media streaming device, game console, etc. – a surge protector is an absolute must.

 

Shop all your favourite tech products for home theater systems at PrimeCables. Customize according to your budget and space. Avoid these ten mistakes and whether it’s a big theatre room, a living room, a small basement, or bedroom or condo space, a home theater works anywhere. Shop today.

PrimeCables height adjustable sit stand desk

There are many things to weigh in pros and cons when selecting a sit-stand desk. With more than a dozen exclusive ergonomic desk models from PrimeCables available, we thought we’d count down ten considerations to make when finding the right desk for you.

 

Height adjustability

 

Every ergonomic sit-standing desk may come with a specific height range. Optimum height range varies between 22.6” to 48.7” though evidently this depends on the individual. If it’s a shared desk, select a desk with a decent range to it to accommodate the different heights.

 

Depth

 

If you want to be able to spread out your work, it’s a necessity to take into consideration depth. Then again, if you don’t have a lot of paper to spread out, depth might not be so important and you can select an ergonomic desk with less of a footprint.

 

Noisiness

 

Adjusting height can sometimes be noisy so it bears keeping in mind whether an electric mechanism is loud or disruptive. Thankfully, not all of them are. If they are noisy though and you’re working in a corporate public environment, your standing desk adjustments may disturb others.

 

Movement

 

There are many different ways to raise and lower a sit-standing desk. There are hand cranks, electric lifts, and pneumatic lifts. If it’s electric or pneumatic, it should be quiet and easy to accomplish. If it’s a hand crank, your desk is more likely to be difficult to adjust.

 

Speed

 

Some height adjustable desks may take time to raise and lower them. The faster the speed is, the more often a person is likely to use the height adjustment feature. This bears keeping in mind if you’re buying for a workforce rather than yourself.

 

Power

 

If you buy an ergonomic desk, such as those from PrimeCables, that requires a power source to be able to function, you must ensure you’re in a space with easy access. Keep in mind this may not always be the case.

 

Leg fatigue

 

If someone has to stand the entirety of their shift at a standing desk, they’re going to get fatigued. They may require a supportive ergonomic mat, a riser to support one foot while standing, a gel mat, or something else. Tolerance builds but not that quickly.

 

Weight

 

Sit-stand desks come with weight restrictions. Exceeding these may result in a desk no longer functioning in height adjustment. Make sure the desk is equipped to handle your equipment.

 

Programmability

 

Some desks can be programmed with different preset height adjustments. Then, there are other desks that already come with programming done. Depending on what you need from your ergonomics, consider this.

 

Functionality

 

The functionality of a sit-standing desk is up for debate in some offices. The aesthetic of your office environment should be taken into consideration. For example, you may need to accommodate things like lighting, rails, or privacy screens.

 

Shop all the best deals on ergonomic desks at PrimeCables and enjoy fast, free shipping to anywhere in Canada on all orders above $49!

How to Place your Speakers to Maximize your Home Theater Experience

Computer speakers, home theater speakers, and surround sound systems all have a science in how to maximize the audio experience for the user. They involve knowing where to place speakers, in addition to how to use the different speaker channels. Even with the most expensive equipment available, if your speakers have not been properly configured for the room, they can sound cheap. Comparatively, if you set up a cheap pair of high quality speakers just right, you’d be surprised at the audio performance you can derive from them.

 

Imagine having a brand new high-definition TV setup with amazing picture quality, and all the accessories and gadgets you could want. So you sit down to watch a movie or a sports game or your favourite TV show and the sound is horrendous. Suddenly, no matter how good your flat-screen’s picture is, the experience is ruined. People give way more thought to what kind of TV they want and usually don’t give much to what speakers are preferable. Speakers are not a casual purchase. In many cases, they can make or break the home theater experience.

 

To know the right speaker placement for home theater audio, you must get to know the channels you’re working with. Most of us will be working with a simple two-channel stereo setup. In some cases, you’ll add a subwoofer for three channels. Additional channels can be used to create a 360-degree envelope of sound that sits around the listener. Multi-channel surround sound usually require an A/V receiver to amplify and distribute the sound signal as required. There is no maximum amount of home theater speakers required however the biggest mainstream home theater speaker collections are either 5.1 which is five speakers and a subwoofer, or 11.2 meaning eleven speakers with two subwoofers.

 

The subwoofer is the simplest speaker to place as it can be placed almost anywhere within the room and it should still deliver amazing low-frequency sound. Let’s say you’re working with a stereo two-channel audio speaker setup, sitting one on the left and one on the right is relatively easy to put together but there’s more to the puzzle. You want to ensure they are at listening height to the viewer, which is accomplishable using speaker mounts, in-wall speakers, or speaker stands. Also, angle the speakers inwards towards the listener, as opposed to facing outwards. Regarding larger surround sound home theater speaker systems, thankfully, a lot of those systems come with guides that show where to place speakers.

 

To maximize your home theater system, learning where to place your home theater speaker system is a must. Browse PrimeCables for the best deals on speaker systems and more!

How to Build a Home Theater on the Cheap

Though we frown on cheaply made electronics, trying to find the best deal on home theater products is a fun part of building a home theater on the cheap.

 

Years ago, the average Canadian household would spend $1,000s on the perfect home theater system for them. Today, it might even be possible to build a home theater system for less than $1,000 through a site like PrimeCables. Granted, it won’t be like that for everyone, depending on the tech you want, but some get by on a lot less. If you have concerns about sticking to your home theater budget, here are a few quick tips to stay on the straight and narrow.

 

Don’t buy everything at once without researching first

 

Always research, compare prices, and consider whether any single element is something you really need. Cutting-edge technology can easily persuade a buyer. Don’t let it. If you’re one of the few who will buy your entire home theater system in one purchase, ensure you’ve done your research ahead of time and that you’re getting the best possible deal on all sides.

 

Don’t buy a smart TV

 

Where a lot of Canadians overspend is in buying the latest and greatest. TV manufacturers raise flat-screen prices by the $100s when it’s a smart TV they’re trying to sell. Instead of buying a high-definition smart TV, choose to buy a non-smart TV and then, use a smart TV box to convert your purchase to a smart TV. You can save quite a bit by going the extra mile and doing this.

 

Don’t buy a 4K TV

 

Chances are unless you have the money to ensure every cable, receiver, and element of your home theater is equipped with 4K capability, buying a 4K TV will be a waste. You’ll never get full 4K without everything in place to achieve it. In most cases, households can get by on 720p or 1080p. There’s just no need to waste the money on a high-tech 4K TV you can’t even use.

 

Projectors can cost less

 

If you know where to buy a good projector, you may be able to save money instead of buying a flat-screen of equivalent size. For example, you can find a great projector from PrimeCables for under $100, and use it alongside a projector mount and projector screen to achieve an amazing theatrical home entertainment experience that you would have to spend so, so, so much more on if it was coming from a flat-screen.

 

Browse all the latest and cheap home theater deals at PrimeCables today. Enjoy free shipping on orders above $49 to anywhere in Canada. Save up to 90 percent off when buying bulk home theater cables!