Mount your TV while Keeping Things Simple, Fast, and Easy

The process of installing a TV wall mount and then, mounting your flat-screen can take time and effort. Done incorrectly and you could wind up with a damaged wall or TV. Unfortunately, poor TV wall mount installations are common. Equipment not mounted to studs and/or not enough screws are two of the several mistakes one can make when trying to mount. Alternatively, here are a few ways to keep things simple, fast, and easy.

 

Plan ahead.

 

Knowing what devices you need to connect, the cables you’ll need, your speaker system, and any shelving units or cabinets required to house your devices, make a plan as to how you want to proceed. You may choose to use certain devices wireless while in other households, it may be better to go with a wired Ethernet connection. Light, wall support, and height all need to factor in, when deciding where to place your TV wall mount.

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Buy tv wall mount from PrimeCables with fast free shipping

Buy the correct cables.

You don’t want to have everything in its right place only to find out you don’t have the right cables or enough of them. If you’re concerned about the number of cables you have, consider a surge protector to keep things safe and hazard-free. You will also want to buy some cable ties if you’re going to have more than two or three cables. These ties can help keep wire together and organized.

 

Ventilation.

Every electronic device needs space to ventilate, as they all create heat which can damage them or shorten their lifespan. Therefore, ensure you’ve left a little space behind the TV set to ensure it does not overheat in any way. Any cabinetry you use for devices should also have ventilation holes to allow heat to escape. For device-heavy households, they may choose to install a cabinet cooling fan if everything’s locked in.

 

Use the studs.

The best advice we can give anyone when it comes time to affix your mount to the wall is to find the studs and use them. There is no point in mounting a flat-screen if there aren’t studs to attach the mount to. Be sure to use a stud finder and use those studs as a means of securing your wall mount. They will help in ensuring the weight of a flat-screen does not cause any damage to the wall.

 

Using these tips, we’re confident installing a TV wall mount will be simpler, faster, and easier all-around. Choose from Canada’s best TV wall mounts today at PrimeCables.

Top Sales on TVs, Home Entertainment Systems, and Electronics for Easter Monday 2019

Easter is almost here and in celebration, PrimeCables is having one of its biggest home entertainment systems and electronics sales yet. These are some of our top Easter 2019 deals available only in Canada.

 

TVs

PrimeCables has a small collection of 720p and 1980p screens ranging in size, including a 32” bedroom 720p TV for $149.99 and a larger 43” 1080p television for $255.99. If you’ve been biding your time to buy a TV for your home theater setup, Easter might be just the time.

 

HDMI cables

PrimeCables carries HDMI cables of all types and lengths. If you require a replacement, want to purchase an extra HDMI cable for your home entertainment setup, or simply want a different cabling arrangement, HDMI cables are on record low pricing just for Easter!

 

Projector

Do you want to take things to the next level without replacing one screen for another – buy a projector. Projectors are equal or lesser in expense and will deliver a large big-screen theatrical experience. If you’ve always dreamed about having an absurdly large TV but the expense is a turn-off, a projector and projector screen is the perfect replacement.

 

Speaker wire

Using speaker wire, you can completely re-wire your home audio setup to accommodate whichever devices or speakers you want. You won’t find cheap-price, high-quality speaker wire anywhere else in Canada like this.

 

Media TV box

Stream media directly to your TV using any of PrimeCables’ smart TV boxes, including the Android MXQ-4K HD media player for $29.99 or the X96 4K Android smart TV box for $49.99. As one of the focal points of PrimeCables’ Easter 2019 sale, these smart TV boxes aren’t going to last long. Anyone who isn’t already set up with a smart TV, instantly convert what you have into one connecting you to hundreds of apps, software, and media streaming possibilities.

 

Network Ethernet cables

If Internet connectivity is an issue at home, consider using network Ethernet cables to create connections to your main screens that are reliable and wired.

 

Speakers

Re-design the way you listen to media on your home theater system with an amazing set of speakers. Pick up a Bluetooth stereo soundbar for $54.99, something smaller like a pair of stereo desktop USB powered speakers for $13.49, of a 30-watt mini-amplifier for home audio for $39.59. You can’t have an amazing home theater system without high quality audio involved.

Celebrate this Easter 2019 with PrimeCables and take advantage of these offers, and more. Fast, free shipping is automatically applied on any order above $49. No matter the weather, come Easter, when you’re shopping with PrimeCables, you’re always going to be having a good time!

Top 4 Home Theater Accessories on-Sale for Easter Monday 2019 from PrimeCables

Celebrate Easter 2019 with one of Canada’s biggest brands in home theater systems and electronics. There are dozens of electronics and home theater accessories on-sale for a limited time, with fast, free shipping to anywhere in Canada on all orders above $49. Here’s just four of the discounted home theater accessories you may find hard to pass up on this Easter.

Easter Monday sale PrimeCables
Easter Monday sale PrimeCables

Speaker systems.

We all have different preferences as they relate to the home theater speaker system we want. Some prefer a straightforward Bluetooth soundbar which can be used to sync up with smartphones, tablets, and other Bluetooth-enabled devices. Then, there are some who enjoy bookshelf speakers set up in a simple right-and-left configuration. There are also more developed multi-speaker surround sound systems some enjoy. They’re all on-sale via PrimeCables now.

 

HDTV antennas.

If you’re looking to cut the cord, get rid of your expensive cable bills, or simply see what channels are out there in the wind, we have several indoor and outdoor HDTV antennas with 1080p. Installation can happen anywhere you want. A lot of designs are easy to conceal, if the appearance of an antenna is a concern. And, even better, it’s free TV for as long as you want. No monthly bills!

 

HDMI cables.

HDMI is the best home theater cable in the market, providing high quality audio and video. Thankfully, HDMI cables from PrimeCables come in a variety of different lengths and quality types. Be sure to purchase the appropriate amount and types for your home theater needs, be it with 4K video capabilities, micro, mini, Ethernet, as a VGA adapter, as a DVI adapter, or otherwise. Connecting a home theater with HDMI is significantly easier.

 

Ethernet cables.

If you need your home theater system to connect to the Internet, as most of us do, you may choose a wired Ethernet cable connection over a wireless one. The advantages of a wired connection is more reliability and a faster speed overall. Especially if you’re a gamer, you know how valuable speed can be. Needless to say, for wired Internet connections, Ethernet cables will unquestionably be your best bet.

ethernet cable from PrimeCables
ethernet cable from PrimeCables

Shop all these home theater accessories and more on-sale for Easter 2019. If you’ve been waiting for the right time to increase the value of your home entertainment system and upgrade things, this Easter, we invite you in. There are hundreds of items to browse via PrimeCables and even better, you don’t have to go anywhere to do it. Shop it all this Easter from the comfort of your couch. Bookmark us today.

Organize your Home Theater System with these Tips on Cables and more

As we add new screens, devices, cables, and accessories to our home theater systems, things can get tangled pretty quickly. Keeping things organized is a strategic endeavor and one requiring ongoing maintenance. Thankfully, an organized home theater and entertainment system is easy to set up. Here’s a few tips.

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build home theater cheap in Canada

Dust.

Home theater screens like TVs, computer monitors, and other A/V components are magnets for dust. Certain areas can also accumulate grease spots from fingerprints over time. If you have a microfiber cloth, this is great at removing fingerprints and other smudges while also taking care of the dust.

 

Hide cables.

Get cable ties and use them to simplify your A/V system. Home theater systems have cables of many kinds which have to be used, i.e. USB, HDMI, connecting cables, charging cables, etc. Cable ties can keep related cables together and also set them up along the boundaries of furniture, keeping the room clean as a whole.

 

Surge protector.

Buy a high quality surge protector with enough outlets to run all components from it. A surge protector is there to predominantly give everything a single entry point to power. It also can add to the home theater look.

 

Mount your TV.

If you want to keep your home theater system organized, one of the best ways to save on space is by mounting your TV. Reclaim some space in your living room by mounting. The installation is simple although the cables will be more visible. To this point, those cable ties we mentioned earlier are going to come in handy. Browse PrimeCables’ various TV wall mounts to see what’s best for your setup.

 

Get a TV stand.

A thin TV stand lining up against the wall is a place to put your speakers, any additional devices that need to be hooked up to your TV screen, be used as a bookshelf, and/or be used for a number of different things. It goes without saying but not everything can be mounted. Consider a TV stand that can accommodate your cables and anything else you intend to include in your home entertainment system.

Don’t drown yourself in cables, dust, unclean screens, and an overall unorganized system. Shop PrimeCables to purchase everything you need to take your home entertainment system to the next level. Disorganization is tough and can be a frustrating trying to wade through. Clean that clutter and improve your home theater system today with PrimeCables.

5 Tricks to get the Best Reception with your TV Antenna

Correct placement of your TV antenna, whether you’re working with an indoor or outdoor antenna, is what’s going to yield the best reception. For some quick tricks and tips on how to maximize your channel pick-up on your TV antenna, here are five things to keep in mind.

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Locate the broadcast towers.

If you don’t know where to aim your antenna, you could be getting as less as half as much channels as you could. Aim your antenna in the direction of the broadcast tower. There are sites online showing where the broadcast tower is in various Canadian regions which can help.

 

Place your HDTV antenna near a window.

The less obstructions between your antenna and the broadcast towers, the better. Yes, ceilings and thick walls count as obstructions. Placing your indoor HDTV antenna near a window is your best bet. They’re your best chance at getting a clean line of sight however beware of heat absorption from the sun which could damage your antenna by bending or warping.

 

Place your antenna high.

To get the best reception, place your HDTV antenna as high as you can. This is why outdoor antennas pick up more channels typically than the indoor alternative. If your TV’s down in a basement, consider placing your antenna on a higher floor with a longer coaxial cable heading down.

 

Keep your antenna away from metal.

Metal can cause interference with the digital signal and block reception. If you place your HDTV antenna near metal burglar bars, a metal bug screen outside the window, or anything metal in close proximity, you may run into trouble. Furthermore, if you have a metal roof, installing an antenna in an attic space or on your roof is unlikely to yield the best results.

 

Testing different placements.

Plugging in your antenna and receiving maximum channel pick-up is unlikely. You may have to experiment a little. Test different locations and find the position you like best. Receiving the best reception, you’re going to need to move things around, scan, re-scan, and keep going.

 

TV antennas from PrimeCables are a cord cutters’ delight! Pick up free, over-the-air TV just like thousands of other Canadians are doing. It comes with no monthly bill, and you can save hundreds of dollars off your utility bills by getting rid of your cable or satellite subscription. There’s no need to mess around with the rising costs of cable TV. Instead, become a cord cutter and choose an HDTV antenna from PrimeCables.

Should I Use a Projector for my Home Theater and How to Connect your Smartphone

Although so many of are chasing 4K TVs, 1080p TVs, and all sorts of flat-screens, going with a projector for your home theater system can be way more affordable alternative.

Let us share a little secret about home theater projectors. The screen size is adjustable and you can connect your smartphone and/or almost any device to your projector. Whether you’re watching Netflix, enjoying a full-length movie on your Blu-ray player, or catching up with something on your DVR, you can still enjoy all these things on a projector.

 

All in all, you won’t need to spend $1,000s on a massive flat-screen. You can get the same sized screen with a projector at a fraction of what you’d spend on a 4K TV. There’s almost no comparison, cost-wise. This is a massive reason why many Canadians choose to go with a projector over a screen.

 

Using a projector, you’ll also notice how it saves on space. For example, you can mount a projector against the back wall and you don’t need to contend with setting it up on a table. You’ll also save on not having a big screen on a mount or TV table. It can be a big change for some households but we’ve heard very few regrets after they’ve made the change. You don’t even need to have a projector screen set up per se in order to enjoy your projector.

 

If you’re looking to connect your smartphone, it’s very easy to do. If your projector or anything connected to it such as a media streaming box is not Bluetooth-enabled, you can use an HDMI to USB cable or adapter to make that connection. As long as you have the right equipment, it’s as easy as plugging in your smartphone to get it synced up.

 

Universally speaking, so much of us prefer flat-screens but we haven’t tried a projector as an alternative. If you’re serious about creating a theatrical home theater system, a projector really does make it feel like you’re watching in a theater. It’s a great way to enjoy 1080p movies, binge-watching Netflix, watching sports with friends, or enjoying yourself on a night-off. Consider it the next time you’re looking to upgrade to something new for your home theater system.

 

Shop projectors, projector mounts, and projector screens at PrimeCables, and see big discounts you won’t find anywhere else. Affordable and yet amazingly powerful, projectors make for an amazing tool in your home theater arsenal. Shop these products and more at Canada’s own PrimeCables.

4 Top Picks for the Ultimate DIY Home Theater System

Take us up on top-notch gear for your DIY home theater system and instantly turn your home theater system into something even bigger. Whether it’s to binge-watch your favourite Netflix series, to entertain a passion as an amateur movie buff, or you simply want to enjoy having a home entertainment center all your friends can be jealous of, here’s top 4 picks on how to do it.

 

You gotta have a great TV

There’s a number of affordable 4K TVs and 1080p TVs available that can work wonders at increasing the appeal of a regular TV room. Ideally, you never want to shoot lower than 720p in high-definition picture quality. The wider the color gamut, the more HDR brightness, and the more inputs, the better. Consider one preferably with at least two HDMI ports.

PrimeCables tv box
PrimeCables tv box

A Bluetooth soundbar is a big upgrade

Although surround sound used to be where it’s at, these days, it’s less about being surrounded and more about what you can do with your home theater audio sound. A wireless Bluetooth soundbar is compact, sleek and modern, and provides high quality sound in a very smart way. Bluetooth-enabled devices can also sync up with this soundbar very easily, making it a simple process to listen to podcasts, play music, and broadcast directly from your smartphone.

 

Connect a media streaming device

If you don’t already have a media streaming box in your home theater accessory collection, it’s almost a necessity in this day and age to have one. A media streaming box can be used to connect with social media, Netflix, streaming platforms, and to stream your very own media. Streaming your favourite TV shows and media has never been easier with your home entertainment devices, as long as it’s paired with a quality Apple TV-esque media streaming box.

 

HDTV antenna

In this day and ago, more Canadians are getting rid of their cable subscriptions. Although there’s thousands of hours of media available on platforms like YouTube and Netflix, it doesn’t hurt to have some local programming thrown in there. Through using an HDTV antenna, indoor or outdoor, there’s the opportunity to pick up up to 20 channels of predominantly local and regional programming.

 

If you’re building your own home theater system, come to PrimeCables. Here, you’ll find up to 70 percent off home theater essentials and more. Buy in bulk and enjoy fast, free shipping to anywhere in Canada on all orders above $49.