See the Benefits to a Full-Motion Pull-Down TV Wall Mount You Can Put Over Your Fireplace

So you’re giving some thought to mounting your flat-screen and are considering a full-motion over-the-fireplace styled TV wall mount to get it done.

There are a lot of reasons why people decide on a pull-down mount for their flat-screens. Contrary to perception, these heavy-duty mounts are relatively easy to install and as long as they’re properly installed, aren’t the least bit dangerous.  Compared to other models, these are just a few advantages to going with a pull-down mount.

Saves space.

When not in use, you fold up a pull-down wall mount right to your wall. When in use, you pull it down and you get a premium home theater experience right there for the taking. For homeowners or renters in small rooms, condos, or working with a limited area, pull-downs are a recommended purchase.

They’ll keep TVs up to 70” safe.

If you have a medium to large flat-screen TV, you can rely on a heavy-duty pull-down TV wall mount to keep it secure and in place. Regardless of what material you’re installing your mount into, this is far from a cheap model.

Maximum viewing flexibility.

An over-the-fireplace pull-down TV wall mount is the most flexible viewing experience you can have with your home entertainment setup. For example, Canada’s top seller of TV wall mounts PrimeCables’ pull-down mount has a tilt when pulling down, swivels 30 degrees either way, and boasts full-motion capabilities.

Toolless adjustment.

You don’t need any sort of tool or specialized knowledge to pull-down your TV wall mount. No difficulties exist whatsoever in adjusting the angle of your flat-screen. You can pull it down and fold it back up readily any time. It even has an easy-grip handle which makes setting it into placement a fast, safe, and simple process.

Cable management.

Smaller more basic TV wall mounts oftentimes are very bare in the sort of features offered. The basic mounts are more targeted towards small to medium sized TVs and aren’t meant to do anything more than hold the screen in place. With a pull-down model, you have more parts, features, and advantages, one of them being added cable management. Very easily, set up HDMIs, USBs, and any audio or video cables you need connected.

A more luxurious look.

Let’s face it, a full-motion TV wall mount is impressive to look at and can add some luxury to a home theater system. If you’re really looking to make an impression on someone or give your home a media and entertainment room it can be proud of, a mount like this is going to accomplish just that.

Get your over-the-fireplace, pull-down TV wall mount from Canada’s best PrimeCables. See the benefits yourself as you install it in your living room, bedroom, or condo. Suit up your home entertainment center with something heavy duty, space-saving, and impressive!

How to Run Speaker Wires for Home Theater Speakers

So you got some speaker wire for a home theater system you want to lay down. It’s not hard to lay down speaker wire but how to run wire down successfully through a room without having it outright noticeable is where a lot of debate can happen.

There are ultimately three basic ways to run speaker wire for a speaker system in a home. Homeowners either choose one or a combination to get the job done. There’s running the wires along baseboards and baseboard moulding, there’s running wires using crown moulding, and there’s also running your wires using crawlspace or attic access.

The simplest way to install speaker wire is to use the baseboards. If you have a carpeted room, choose this. Carpets are typically laid down using tack strips a half-inch from the wall. This gives you a built-in channel to use. Just be careful, when laying the carpet back down after you’ve installed the wiring, to not puncture the wiring. If you intend to use speakers wall mounted, you might be able to run the wire through a hole in the wall and down the wall cavity. For some, this can be an option.

Alternatively, if you’re planning to run wire down through a crawlspace or attic, you may also require the services of an electrician. Assuming you’re free from any regulations preventing you from continuing, simply run the wire down the wall from one location to the other. The hard part will evidently be finding the right wall cavity so plan, plan, plan. If you decide to go the route of installing speaker wire using crown moulding, you’ll need to know how to properly install the moulding which is an art in and of itself. Any of these methods will work to run speaker wire. Ultimately, it’ll come down to your personal preferences and the manner in which your home is built.

Anyone serious about having the best quality surround sound audio experience for their entertainment room, speaker wire is almost a necessity. For high-end speakers, there’s nothing better. You get to customize so much with wire that’s adaptable like this. Buy the length you want, input it wherever it’s got to go, and if you ever need to update or swap some of it out, a little extra’s not far off.

For oxygen-free, copper speaker wire cable in Canada, visit PrimeCables. You can rely on PrimeCables’ speaker wires for the utmost transmission of high quality audio signals day-in and day-out.

Why an X96 Smart TV Box is a Must-Buy for Your Flat-Screen

A monthly TV subscription in Canada is very expensive, with companies like Rogers and Bell seemingly raising prices with each passing year. A smart alternative is the X96 smart TV box. No smart TV? Now you can have one and you don’t need to spend $100s or $1,000s on a new TV either. The X96 is a mini Android TV box, a recommended purchase for anyone who doesn’t already have access to built-in smart functionality on their flat-screen.

The technology of a TV box is simple. It runs on Android, and provides you a way to watch TV, movies, and streaming services on your TV without hassle. If you’re unfamiliar with smartphones, computers, and how to stream to your TV, this is a very, very easy way to do it. This makes the x96 a popular Christmas, holiday, or birthday gift for parents and grandparents, is a nice back to school gift for college or university students, and is a nice way to upgrade any TV. In fact, more and more Canadians are choosing a TV box like the X96, for all these reasons.

The X96 mini Android box comes with some pre-installed apps including YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, Facebook, Twitter, and more. Think of it like having a smartphone in your TV, without having to connect anything other than the box. Specifications on this box include a quad core processor up to 1.7 GHz, an HDMI interface which supports 4K Ultra-HD, and a reliable, stable home entertainment interface ready to be customized to your liking. You also have the ability to get connected to WiFi or Ethernet via your box.

Smart TVs have become all the rage, in this day and age. Apple TVs are highly sought after, expensive though. There are a number of other smart TV manufacturers but the problem with enjoying a smart TV is you need to replace your whole TV and on top of that, you’re going to pay more. A smart TV box is an easy work-around, letting you enjoy videos, music, photos, movies, media, Android games, and more. For a family, this is the perfect device to step up your game entertainment-wise.

As if that wasn’t enough, when you buy your X96 Android smart TV box from PrimeCables, you receive an advanced OS and high-performance configuration optimized for a flat-screen, a loaded KODI interface with unlimited films, music, videos, and TV waiting, saving you time and trouble downloading them, and H.265 high efficiency video coding capabilities which saves on average 50% bandwidth resources allowing you to watch 4K movies easier than ever.

Shop all your favourite home theater accessories in Canada, smart TV boxes, TVs, TV wall mounts, and more from PrimeCables. Receive premium pricing you won’t find anywhere else and fast, free shipping on all orders above $49.

Why You Need a USB External Sound Card Adapter to Boost Your PC Sound

Have you ever been trying to listen to music on your computer and have struggled to get the volume, tone, or EQ just right? Yeah, if you’re like us, low quality audio’s a major pet peeve. If you’re a musician or an audiophile, you probably know what good sound is and a laptop computer rarely has it. Thankfully, there’s a USB sound card which plugs into your hub providing you with more ports, including sometimes 3.5mm output, input jacks, and coaxial and optical jacks.

A USB sound card with 7.1 surround sound. Imagine that! It’s a great booster to your computer’s audio quality. Perfectly sized and easy to install, it’s surprisingly powerful for such a little gadget. If your computer’s always pumping out terrible audio, trying to enjoy a movie or listen to music becomes a challenge. This is your way around it. A USB external adapter’s works magic to create a home theater-esque level sound. Years ago, to improve the sound quality, you would have opened up the computer and replaced the internal soundcard to get you there. No longer. Everything’s done externally and it’s as easy as plug-and-play.

Some of the ways in which this USB external 7.1 surround sound adapter is used includes to listen to concerts and music. You can also use it for gaming, if you really want to sink into that in-the-game immersive kind of feeling. Some use it for Skype for business and family, as the external soundcard has audio-out and a microphone input. If you’ve always wondered what your computer would sound like in a 7.1 channel environment, this is the cheapest and fastest way upgrading this aspect of your audio experience. You also have volume controls right on the adapter which means adjusting it is as easy as reaching over and thumbing up or down.

You can use this to connect headphones into or a home theater system’s worth of speakers, subwoofers, and more. In terms of trying to find a way around normal computer jacks and determining how to create a 7.1 surround sound audio experience from scratch, this solves a headache. A USB external soundcard like this means you can buy the surround sound system you’ve always wanted to have and connecting it to your laptop or computer becomes so simplified that it’s no different from connecting it to your TV. Your sound will come out crisper, clearer, and louder than before, regardless of whether you’ve got headphones sitting on your head or are on the couch surrounded by 7.1 channel speakers.

Are you looking to upgrade your computer audio? Do it today with a high quality USB external sound card adapter from PrimeCables!

See the Benefits of a Smart Socket over a Regular Multi-Outlet Strip

Uh oh, you have a family’s worth of devices and not enough adapters to plug them in. So many households face this exact predicament every day. It sucks to have to buy adapter after adapter, plug after plug, just to be able to charge our phones and devices. This is the whole concept behind a smart socket.

There are different kinds of smart sockets, some more basic and others more advanced. Let’s explore some of the more basic models just to get going. You can get a multi-outlet surge protector wall mount and with two, three, or more USB ports in which you can plug your smartphones, tablets, and other devices to charge. For families who are notoriously chasing adapters and plugs, a basic model like this can work wonders at simplifying the whole charging dynamic.

As helpful and as impressive as those are, they aren’t technically ‘smart sockets’ because there isn’t anything ‘smart tech’ to them. For it to be a smart socket, it’s got to have the ability to interconnect with smart devices like Alexa, Google Home, and others.

Imagine a 4-outlet, 2 USB port power strip that was compatible with other smart home devices. You can control it all via voice control or app with 24/7 remote monitoring. The USB ports are also fast charging which means plugging in your device doesn’t have to have the whole day to charge it. THAT’s what’s meant by a smart socket!

PrimeCables® Smart Power Strip

  • Alexa, Google Home compatible

A multi-outlet strip still has value but it really only covers the basics. We use our plug outlets more today for USB than for anything. Skip the USB adapter and plug directly in. Beyond that, go the extra mile with a smart socket which you can control from your smartphone. As our households move closer to integrating more smart home accessories, these smart sockets bring one’s home closer to appreciating all the conveniences technology brings us.

Smart plugs from big brands cost an arm and a leg. From Canada’s own PrimeCables, you have the same functionality except it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. Work it with your own voice assistant. It’s the perfect deal for those tech-minded. Snag a single outlet or up to 4 outlets. Manage your smart home devices via voice control, control it all remotely, switch appliances on/off according to a timer, connect it through the Internet wirelessly, and protect your energy efficiency rate.

PrimeCables® Mini Smart Socket with Timer

  • Alexa, Google Home compatible

Shop smart sockets and more from PrimeCables, and see the advantages yourself. You will never want to go back to a regular plug or outlet again!

What is a Home Theater Hi-Fi Speaker Amplifier Used For – see here!

A speaker amplifier is a very basic home theater product that you’ll find employed in entertainment systems across Canada.

An amplifier works by taking low voltage signals from a source, such as a TV, and powering them with enough gain to use them in a pair of speakers. Building a surround sound home theater setup, you may choose a tube amplifier to give your sound the power you desire.

Canada’s own PrimeCables is a top source for home theater accessories, sound systems, and professional audio. In terms of speaker amplifiers, there’s one that has really caught our eye. The tube amplifier 25-watt stereo hybrid is a very impressive model and comes with a number of features that make it worth consideration for any home theater audio.

The most obvious of which is its Bluetooth capability which makes it easy to connect smartphones, tablets, laptops, and devices of any kind. Bluetooth is such a handy feature to have on any analog or digital audio home theater setup because it makes it easy for you to tap into from any electronic as long as said device also has Bluetooth built in. No cables necessary. So in a sense, a tube amplifier with Bluetooth gives a TV system but it’s also a home music center as well.

A tube amplifier like this comes with 25 watts of power which is a good amount for home theater. There are inputs for USB and RCA, the frequency response is from 20 Hz to 20 kHz, and as if its features weren’t enough, the deal gets even sweeter with fast, free shipping to anywhere in Canada as long as you buy from PrimeCables.

If you’ve never been satisfied with your home theater audio or think you can do better, a tube amplifier’s a start to re-building your home sound system. Hi-fi enthusiasts love tube amplifiers, as they allow one to completely customize the sound experience. When paired with the right speakers and cables, you can assemble a winning combination of pro audio products at a fraction of the cost you’d pay for a pre-designed system. For homeowners who use them, a tube amplifier is the centerpiece around which their audio’s built. With a tube sound, you’ve got more power. The PrimeCables 25-watt model uses two 6P1s and two 6N1s vacuum tubes in a classic, modern design. If you’re looking for a way to create amazing sound without paying overwhelming costs, shop it all at Canada’s own PrimeCables today.

What Channels Can you Get on an HDTV Antenna in Canada – read here!

Did you know you can watch your favourite TV shows live and in high-definition formats for absolutely free? That’s right, in Canada, local channels mixed with some of the world’s biggest television stations are available through a simple HDTV antenna setup.

An HDTV antenna builds from antenna setups that have been used for decades. Unlike rabbit ears’ antennas of yesteryear, the tech has come quite far. You can now pull signal from a lot farther. In Canada, while there are some caveats, there’s a lot of HD-quality 720p channels received on an antenna including NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, CW, CBC, Global, PBS, and more.

So how do you get these channels without having to pay a monthly bill? Well, there are a few basic bullet points to go over about how HDTV antennas work.

  • Advanced HDTV antennas pull signals from FM, VHF, and UHF frequencies. That said, they don’t all cover the same distance. There are some that can pull from farther away while others that will cover the basics close-by.
  • There are no guarantees as to what channels will come up on your HDTV antenna. There are some channels that are commonly found across Canada however even so, in some regions, you can’t access them. Close proximity to the nearest broadcast tower plays a sizeable role in what you can or cannot receive.
  • There are indoor and outdoor HDTV antennas. Although many choose outdoor antennas for their extra reach, you can still get quite a bit from an indoor antenna. In fact, PrimeCables’ cheapest indoor HDTV antenna comes in at only $5.99!
  • You will likely need to ‘scan for channels’ a few times with your high-definition TV antenna. Adjust your antenna’s direction a little each time. Find what angle works best at getting channels. If you don’t want to experiment, which we do highly recommend doing so that you know without question what you can receive, you can look online at HDTV antenna maps and how to position your equipment.

The best HDTV antennas in Canada are found with PrimeCables. By purchasing any of our antennas, you can access a mix of Canadian and American channels at no monthly cost. Get access to live sports, the Oscars, the Super Bowl, the Olympics, and more.

Have you thought about cutting the cord before? Here’s your chance. It’s even better if you purchase an Android smart TV box or already have a smart TV to go with your HDTV antenna. You’re covered this way, with local programming and streaming service alternatives alike, like YouTube, Netflix, and more to choose from! Get it all from PrimeCables.