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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Thursday Reveals - The Notting Hill TV Lift Cabinet Comes in what Four Colors?

It is time to reveal the answer to our weekly Friday trivia game.

Question: The Notting Hill TV lift cabinet comes in what four colors?

The correct answer is: The Notting Hill TV lift cabinet comes in Brown, Black, Tan, and White.

Congratulations if you guessed correctly and made it to the Winner’s Circle. Don’t forget to call in to place you order and redeem your 10% discount.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Sony on the road to rehabilitating its image

Over the past several months, executives at Sony have found themselves in hot water over a series of security breaches in its PlayStation network. While very popular for their flat panel TVs in TV lift cabinets, Sony is also a gaming giant. In April, a severe security breach allowed hackers to obtain personal and credit card information for millions of Sony users. Despite the massive blow to their reputation, Sony CEO Howard Stringer remained positive at the recent shareholders’ meeting.

Boasting that approximately 90% of users have returned to the service, Stringer told the crowd that brand perception is improving. According to Yahoo News, the attack cost Sony nearly $173 million. Sony’s service gradually reconnected in May, offering users a ‘Welcome Back’ package and a $1 million identity theft insurance policy for the next year.

Stringer expressed concern that he felt that the breach was an attack on Sony’s intellectual property. His words suggest that the attack may have been carried out in possible retaliation to past legal battles with hackers.

Security was obviously a hot topic and it was discussed how a completely secure network is impossible in today’s day and age. Nobody’s network is 100% safe from attacks. Regardless, Sony appears to be committed to protecting users and ensuring the network is as secure as possible.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Check out our new two toned Sycamore TV Lift Cabinet!  With its classic antique style and two toned contemporary coloring this is the perfect transitional piece of furniture to compliment both traditional and modern homes.

A built in Uplift 3700 lift mechanism silently lowers and raises the television.  The center cabinet door features interchangeable wood, glass, and speaker cloth panels, which makes the cabinet highly customizable.

This TV lift cabinet has AV storage areas each containing a built-in Infrared Relay System which amplifies and distributes remote control commands to your AV equipment without the need to open the console door.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Friday Fun Day – The Notting Hill TV lift cabinet comes in what four colors?

Question: The Notting Hill TV Lift cabinet comes in what four colors?



Now Listen Up!  Here are the rules.

Rules:

1.) In order to play, you must send an email to info@tvliftcabinet.com.  The subject line must read: Four Notting Hill Colors

2.)    In body of email, you must include the following: TV Lift answer, Your Full Name, Address, Phone Number, and Email Address.

Only one vote per household will be considered!  Sara will personally respond to each contestant notifying them whether they are a winner or not.  If a contestant has answered correctly, their name will be added to the winner’s circle.  When a contestant is ready to purchase TV Lift Cabinet, contestant can simply call us at 561-417-0999.  Contestant must notify us they are on the winner’s circle to redeem discount.  Every Thursday, we will reveal the answer on our Thursday Reveals.

 

LET THE GUESSING BEGIN!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Thursday Reveal - What is the name of our smallest TV Lift Cabinet?

It is time to reveal the answer to our weekly Friday trivia game.

Question: What is the name of our smallest TV lift Cabinet?

The correct answer is: Notting Hill XS TV Lift Cabinet

Congratulations if you guessed correctly and made it to the Winner’s Circle. Don’t forget to call in to place you order and redeem your 10% discount.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

TVs Are Definitely Getting Bigger, But Thicker… and with Rear Projection?

Mitsubishi, a small-scale player in the TV manufacturing world, is ready to unveil their 92-inch TV to consumers. Yes, you read that right – 92 inches. First introduced in January, this gigantic set uses rear-projection technology and is capable of displaying 3D content. Such a huge TV is a deviation from what the leading manufacturers are introducing to the market. Not only that, but rear projection?

Rear projection TVs aren’t exactly commonplace these days. Not only do 92 inches make this TV way too big for a TV lift cabinet, the 15 inch depth is in stark contrast to 1-inch deep flat panels. Large TVs are popular but once the size increases past 65 inches, there is a steep drop off in sales. Although these super-large TVs may not be the most popular with consumers, they are profitable for the manufacturer and cater to consumers with a need for a huge screen - think media rooms and the like.

Another bonus with rear projection TVs is the cost. The television is much larger than its LCD counterparts (LCD screens only go up to 72 inches) and they are also significantly cheaper.  Mitsubishi’s 92 inch TV will retail for $5,999. In comparison, Panasonic’s 85 inch plasma will cost you a whopping $22,000.

Are rear projection screens a thing of the past? If you’re in the market for a super sized screen, would you consider the less expensive but thick Mitsubishi model?

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

“Green Lantern” a box office bomb?

“Green Lantern” opened at the box office this weekend to much hype. The latest addition to the long list of comic book adaptations was estimated to pull in $55-$60 million domestically in its opening weekend. As the sales amounts begin to trickle in, it appears that the film fell short of expectations bringing in only $52.7 million from 3,816 screens. It’s worth noting that “Green Lantern” has approximately $200 million to make.

In the past, comic book movies have been big hits in theaters so “Green Lantern’s” performance comes as a shock. Two other comic book based films have opened recently, “Thor” and “X-Men: First Class” – both of these films out-performed “Green Lantern”. Like many comic book and action films, “Green Lantern” had a widespread 3D release. It debuted on 2,711 3D screens yet still underperformed when compared to its counterparts.

Box Office analysts reported that from Friday to Saturday, ticket sales dropped a whopping 22%. In comparison, “X-Men” and “Thor” only dropped 8% between Friday and Saturday the weekend that they opened. For more information on this weekend’s box office numbers, check Variety Magazine’s article.

Did you check out “Green Lantern” this weekend or are you waiting to watch it on your flat panel in your TV lift cabinet?

Monday, June 20, 2011

Now Make Skype Video Calls Directly on Your TV

Comcast TV lift owners, did you know you that very soon you will be able to make Skype video calls on your TV?  According to the NY Times, Comcast and Skype announced last Monday that they would be working together to provide Comcast customers the ability to video chat on their TV sets from the comfort of their homes.

For those whom are not familiar with Skype, it is a wonderful free internet based service that allows families and friends to video chat all over the world.   However, this free platform may disappear.  Microsoft announced last month that it agreed to acquire Skype.  With Microsoft and Comcast now leading the new wave of communication, it will be interesting on what the new pricing structure will be.

For the time being though, Comcast will be conducting a trial run to select Comcast customers offering Skype-on-TV.  Skype-on-TV customers will be able to make Skype calls and send instant messages while watching TV.  In the long run, Comcast will provide video cameras to Skype-on-TV customers.  However, Skype is already embedded in some state-of-the-art television sets.  In the future, this will most likely be added automatically to most new television sets.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Friday Trivia - What is the name of our smallest TV Lift Cabinet?

Question: What is the name of our smallest TV lift Cabinet?



Now Listen Up!  Here are the rules.

 

Rules:

1.) In order to play, you must send an email to info@importadvantage.com.  The subject line must read: Smallest TV Lift Cabinet

2.)    In body of email, you must include the following: TV Lift mechanism answer, Your Full Name, Address, Phone Number, and Email Address.

Only one vote per household will be considered!  Kate will personally respond to each contestant notifying them whether they are a winner or not.  If a contestant has answered correctly, their name will be added to the winner’s circle.  When a contestant is ready to purchase TV Lift Cabinet, contestant can simply call us at 561-417-0999.  Contestant must notify us they are on the winner’s circle to redeem discount.  Every Thursday, we will reveal the answer on our Thursday Reveals.

LET THE GUESSING BEGIN!

Thursday Reveals - one day late again

It is time to reveal the answer to our weekly Friday trivia game.

Question: Can you name which TV lift mechanism is required to mount a 60” TV?

The correct answer is: Uplift 3875


Congratulations if you guessed correctly and made it to the Winner’s Circle. Don’t forget to call in to place you order and redeem your 10% discount.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Top Cable Executives meet to discuss Online Competition, Affordability

Top TV and programming executives recently sat down for the National Cable and Telecommunications Association’s Cable Show panel. The panel included executives from Comcast, Time Warner, Cox, News Corp and Viacom. The main topics of interest were the growing competition from internet based services, how to provide programming to ‘all screens’ (tablets, smart phones, PCs) and affordability.

With mounting pressure from Hulu, Netflix and Amazon, the cable companies need to start considering how to make their content accessible through new devices that are constantly evolving. Creating ‘on demand’ content for any device was at the forefront of the discussion. Apple and Google were also acknowledged as competitors who could present to be a problem for cable companies. While some executives agreed the increase in canceled cable subscriptions may be due to content not being accessible on particular devices, others felt the cause was affordability.

It’s a known fact that the economy has caused many people to cut out some of life’s luxuries (in many cases, cable TV). However, not all canceled subscriptions can be attributed to the economic downturn. Stale content and paying high monthly rates for far more content than one cares to watch are also big problems. Time Warner has been testing a package called “TV Essentials”. If given a wider release, this could appeal to those consumers who want the bare minimum without all the fluff that leads to inflated rates.

Overall, it seems that the cable companies are aware of their cyber competitors. They seem to be taking steps to provide consumers with what they desire out of their cable service and programming for their TVs in their TV lift cabinets. Whether they actually follow through with their plans, remains to be seen.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Best TV of 2011: Is it the Panasonic TC-PVT30 or Samsung PND8000?

David Katzmaier, Senior Editor at cnet.com, recently posted an article that will help TV lift cabinet owners in selecting their new flat screen TV.   Katzmaier broke down how the Panasonic TC-PVT30 compared versus the Samsung PND8000 in the following categories; best picture quality, best design, best features, best value, and his personal opinion of the overall best TV of 2011.  Below is a summary of his findings.

Best picture quality: Panasonic VT30
The VT30 has superior black-level performance and shadow detail, as well as arguably better video processing. The Samsung wins for color accuracy, 3D performance, and bright-room picture. The two were quite close in nearly every picture quality characteristic I test, and both TVs rightly earn their performance scores of 9, but the Panasonic's picture is still better overall in my opinion.

Best design: Samsung PND8000
The thin bezel, slimmer cabinet, and sleeker overall looks of the Samsung outdo the VT30's one-sheet face in my book. This is the only subcategory I felt the gap was wide enough to warrant a numeric difference: the Samsung scored a 9 to the Panasonic's 8.

Best features: Samsung PND8000
It's very close again--both earned a 9--but between the two, the PND8000's remote, however flawed, and second pair of 3D glasses tip the scales slightly in its favor. If you care, however, we liked Panasonic's Internet TV suite better.

Best value: Samsung PND8000
I don't factor value into the overall CNET rating, but figured I'd include it here. Yes, both TVs are quite expensive, but this is still the only category that one of the two won handily. The 59-inch Samsung costs significantly less than the 55-inch Panasonic, and at 64/65 inches (respectively) the difference is even more dramatic.

Best overall TV of 2011 (so far): Samsung PND8000
Congratulations to the winner of the first CNET BOTVo2011(SF) award. Its picture was good enough, and its other areas better enough, to get the bragging rights.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Friday Fun Day – Can you name which TV lift mechanism is required to mount a 60” TV?

Question: Can you name which TV lift mechanism is required to mount a 60” TV?



Now Listen Up!  Here are the rules.

 

Rules:

1.) In order to play, you must send an email to info@importadvantage.com.  The subject line must read: TV Lift Mechanism for 60” TV

2.)    In body of email, you must include the following: TV Lift mechanism answer, Your Full Name, Address, Phone Number, and Email Address.

Only one vote per household will be considered!  Sara will personally respond to each contestant notifying them whether they are a winner or not.  If a contestant has answered correctly, their name will be added to the winner’s circle.  When a contestant is ready to purchase TV Lift Cabinet, contestant can simply call us at 561-417-0999.  Contestant must notify us they are on the winner’s circle to redeem discount.  Every Thursday, we will reveal the answer on our Thursday Reveals.

 

LET THE GUESSING BEGIN!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Thursday Reveals - Can you name one of the TV lift cabinets that are made of solid maple wood?

It is time to reveal the answer to our weekly Friday trivia game.

Question: Can you name one of the TV lift cabinets that are made of solid maple wood?

The correct answer is: Axiom, Nottingham, Coastal Creations, Phoenix, Samuel, or Restoration.  If you guessed anyone of these cabinets, you have won.

Congratulations if you guessed correctly and made it to the Winner’s Circle. Don’t forget to call in to place you order and redeem your 10% discount.

 

Sony Introduces new 3D PC/TV

If you’re interested in the new 3D TV technology – listen up! Although it may not be an ideal candidate for your TV lift cabinet, the new Sony VAIO L-Series really lives up to its “all-in-one” description.

According to Engadget.com, the desktop PC/TV features a full 3D HD 24” LED touch screen. The system is capable of playing Blu-ray discs, music in surround sound, connecting to the internet and TV and displaying photos. Not to leave the gamers out, games can be played in 3D and the system can also connect to PlayStation 3 via HDMI.

Aside from all the amazing technical features, the L-Series is wall-mountable and includes a wireless mouse and keyboard.  One pair of active shutter 3D glasses is also included as part of the $1,420 price tag. If you’re in the market, pick one up when the L-Series hits stores on July 13th.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Product Focus of the Week: Seasons TV Lift Cabinet

Check out our Seasons TV Lift Cabinet!  This TV lift cabinet features a traditional 1920’s craftsman look and contains our Uplift 3700 lift mechanism.  It has plenty of storage with vented adjustable shelves for electronic components.  All the doors feature interchangeable wood and speaker cloth panels.  The speaker cloth panels are perfect for those who wish to maximize the sound performance.  The AV storage space contains our built-in Infrared Relay System allowing users to operate their remote control without having to see their electronic components.  Simply plug n’ play!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Friday Fun Day – Can you name one of the TV lift cabinets that are made of solid maple wood?

Question: Can you name one of the TV lift cabinets that are made of solid maple wood?



Now Listen Up!  Here are the rules.

Rules:

1.) In order to play, you must send an email to info@importadvantage.com.  The subject line must read: Maple wood TV lift cabinet

2.)    In body of email, you must include the following: TV Lift Cabinet answer, Your Full Name, Address, Phone Number, and Email Address.

Only one vote per household will be considered!  Kate will personally respond to each contestant notifying them whether they are a winner or not.  If a contestant has answered correctly, their name will be added to the winner’s circle.  When a contestant is ready to purchase TV Lift Cabinet, contestant can simply call us at 561-417-0999.  Contestant must notify us they are on the winner’s circle to redeem discount.  Every Thursday, we will reveal the answer on our Thursday Reveals.

LET THE GUESSING BEGIN!

Trivia Reveal

It is time to reveal the answer to our weekly Friday trivia game.

Question: What two additional services do we offer that are not included in the purchase price of your TV lift cabinet?

The correct answer is 5 Year Total Care Warranty and Premium Tech Install.

Congratulations if you guessed correctly and made it to the Winner’s Circle. Don’t forget to call in to place you order and redeem your 10% discount.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Now It Is Easier Than Ever To Watch Movies Online!

Attention TV Lift Cabinet Owners!  Hulu, the web-based TV show streaming service has launched a partnership with movie giant Miramax to stream some big name movie titles – for FREE! According to variety.com, Hulu Plus subscribers will be able to access movies such as “Good Will Hunting” and “Scream” through the service. The titles will be offered for free of charge through Hulu and will be available for streaming on PCs, tablets and smart phones.