VANISHING TV APPEARS AT CLASSIC STEREO

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You have likely seen a vanishing TV on your television one day. Yet, you may not have known where to get it. We can show it to you in our Classic Stereo showroom right here in Grand Rapids.

If you have never seen a vanishing TV, then visit us…so that you can see it in our showroom.

VANISHING TV – APPEARING MIRROR

Seura offers a television that can turn into a mirror when turned off.

Talk about hidden installation!

Enjoy television in your favorite room when you want it, then make the TV disappear when you want to host guests. The best part? Your television can blend in with the decor of the room.  You will no longer see a clashing black rectangle on the wall.

Like so many of the custom electronics we offer, Seura provides many unique design and configuration options, including:

  • display size
  • mirror size
  • framing
  • technology upgrades
  • and more!
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NO NEED TO SACRIFICE QUALITY

The television disappears completely when turned off. When you turn it on, the TV images shine brightly through the mirror.

Seura manufactures 4K UHD models of the Vanishing TV, which provides an image more than four times better than regular HD.  They also offer display sizes from 42 inches to 65 inches.

WHERE DOES IT GO?

A vanishing TV offers design versatility for your living spaces, you bedroom and even above fireplaces.

Inputs and outputs on the TV face upwards instead of straight back to allow for a thinner profile and easy cord concealment.

Ask our internationally acclaimed Bekins Electronics Integration team about which mount works best for your home. A recessed mount allows the mirror to recess into the wall to show a flush finish. A surface mount keeps it outside the wall, but still close for a sleek appearance.

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FIND IT IN OUR SHOWROOM

We always encourage you to see it for yourself.  So visit our showroom and talk to our Electronics Professionals about how to make a Vanishing TV appear in your home.

WANT TO ENJOY THE GAME & THE WEATHER?

Outdoor TV installed by Bekins

We present you a good problem to solve. The college football season really kicks off this weekend with some big games. Meteorologists also expect us to enjoy pleasant weather this Saturday. So do you stay inside to watch the game or go out in the backyard and cookout? An outdoor TV can help you do both.

OUTDOOR TV – DESIGNED TO ENDURE THE WEATHER

Let us start by saying that manufacturers did not build normal indoor televisions for outdoor use. Those televisions present a greater risk for electrical shock and a greater fire hazard if used outdoors.

Seura’s outdoor televisions provide a Triple Lock Seal to protect against:

  • rain
  • snow
  • dust
  • insects
  • fog
  • humidity
  • extreme temperatures (-30 degrees Farenheit to 122 degrees Farenheit)
  • and more factors mother nature can throw its way

To put it simply, Seura builds outdoor televisions to withstand all of the weather elements we typically endure.

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ADAPTS WITH THE LIGHTING

First of all, one of our Classic Stereo televisions experts will ask if the TV sees shade or feels no protection at all. Seura built the Storm for shaded areas and the Storm Ultra Bright for sunny areas.

Either way, lighting always changes outdoors. Seura has the technology to make sure your outdoor TV changes with it. Your view remains glare-free and shows the best contrast of colors.

NO NEED TO SACRIFICE QUALITY OR LOOKS

Seura says it builds its low profile designs 41 percent thinner than traditional outdoor televisions.

You can also get 4K UHD models up to 84 inches in size!

AS ALWAYS – SEE IT IN OUR SHOWROOM

We have a Seura Outdoor television hanging up in our showroom. Come visit us, check it out for yourself, and learn more about how to get the best view of the big games while enjoying your own backyard. Maybe even enjoy some unique barbecue sauces and rubs from Bekins while you cookout.

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LIKE AN ECLIPSE, OLED TVS SHOW “PERFECT BLACK”

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Who knew darkness could hurt your eyes? We hope you either used the special glasses or did not look directly at this week’s solar eclipse. If you missed it, we have an easy way to view “perfect black” in our showroom with OLED TVs. It causes much less harm to your eyes and do not require any special glasses.

WHAT IS OLED TV?

It stands for Organic Light-Emitting Diode. What does that mean? In simple terms, most televisions rely on a light from the back or the sides of a television to help emit color.

OLED TVs have diodes that emit their own light. The diodes create three distinct advantages:

 

  • “Perfect Black” – If you have a black object and a colorful object on the screen at the same time, the colorful object will have less affect on the black object. In other TVs, the light needed to create the color would slightly brighten the black object. An OLED TV creates the color black by not emitting any diodes. Since each portion of the screen creates its own light, the black object get less affected by the diodes in other parts of the screen.

 

  • Greater contrast – If the color remains the same, but the black gets darker, that means a greater contrast of color right?

 

  • Can TV’s really get thinner? – Yes! The diodes create the light, which means the TV needs fewer parts. So it can go even thinner than the competition.
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SEE THESE OLED TVS AT CLASSIC STEREO

As we so often say, visit our Classic Stereo showroom and see it for yourself! We picked two TVs to ask about when you get here.

LG
65″ OLED 4K Smart TV

 

*CLOSEOUT DEAL*
$1,999
Only 1 floor model left!!!
Price only valid while supplies last!

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Sony Bravia OLED TV

Sony Bravia
55″ OLED 4K HDR Smart TV

PLAYBAR OR PLAYBASE? A QUESTION FOR TV AUDIO

Sonos Playbase TV Audio

Sonos added Playbase to its TV audio options this spring. The new product makes Sonos fans choose between Playbase and Playbar.

You may visit Classic Stereo and ask our Electronics Professionals, “Which one is the best fit for my home?”

In turn, they will ask you some questions.

HOW IS YOUR tELEVISION, TV AUDIO AND ROOM DESIGNED?

Sonos says the audio output differs for each speaker but they produce the same quality sound.

So it comes down to design.

Have a flat screen TV mounted to a wall? The Playbar links to the bottom of the television, mounts to the wall below it, or can sit by itself on a TV stand.

On the other hand, the Playbase lives up to its name. Put a black TV stand on the Playbase and it should blend right in.

While you may not notice the look, the sound from the Playbase should stand out.

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PLAYBASE FEATURES

If you do not want the Playbase in black, you can get it in white too. Both colors support up to 77 pounds of television.

You should not have any problems setting it up either. Plug in one cord for power and the other cord connects to the TV.

It can provide audio for more than your television. It streams music over WiFi instead of Bluetooth, which comes in handy when you get a phone call. WiFi music does not stop for the phone.

Finally, pair it up with SUB and two PLAY:1s for 5.1 surround sound.

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PLAYBAR FEATURES

Playbar shares many of the same features:

  • Simple two-cord setup
  • TV audio and music streaming
  • Stream that music over WiFi
  • A wireless sync with SUB and two PLAY:1s for 5.1 surround sound

The Playbar also works wall mounted or laying flat.  It even works with your existing TV remote.

FIND THEM BOTH AT CLASSIC STEREO

We encourage our customers to test everything in our showroom. So visit us to see and hear the difference for yourself.

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BACKYARD RESORT: OUTDOOR ELECTRONICS & APPLIANCES

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You would think it was a tropical island vacation. Yet, a local couple brought that experience to their home in Holland. See how outdoor appliances and outdoor electronics provide a backyard resort at 14728 Powderhorn Trail.

The 2017 Spring Lakeshore Parade of Homes features this and other landscape designs for a limited time.

Landscape Design Services turned the backyard ideas into a reality. It features a bar with a grill, refrigerator and other appliances furnished by Bekins. An outdoor television and in-lawn speakers from Classic Stereo gives guests little reason to ever go inside. They made it grand enough to host big groups but cozy enough for a couple to enjoy.

MEANT FOR OUTDOOR ELECTRONICS

It is important to note that manufacturers do not build all televisions and speakers to withstand the weather outside. This backyard features Sonance landscape speakers and a Seura outdoor television. A reflective coating protects the TV screen and your view from the sun. It also protects against:

  • rain
  • snow
  • dust
  • insects
  • fog
  • humidity
  • extreme temperatures (-30 degrees Farenheit to 122 degrees Farenheit)
  • and more factors mother nature can throw its way
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The homeowner controls all of it with Control 4 home automation. The system lets you control your entire home with a touch of a button or a simple voice command.

TICKETS PLEASE

Lakeshore Parade of Homes Logo

If you want to see it all in person, you need to act fast. The landscape entries for the 2017 Spring Parade of Homes only run June 15-17. The Lakeshore Home Builders Association sells tickets for $15 if you purchase it at the home. Save $2.50 if you purchase the tickets at a Lake Michigan Credit Union. Children 13 and under younger free admission.

SOME DCS APPLIANCES FURNISHED BY BEKINS

UNDERCOUNTER REFRIGERATOR

GAS GRILL

WARMING DRAWER

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SOME ELECTRONICS FURNISHED BY CLASSIC STEREO

CONTROL 4 HOME AUTOMATION

SONANCE SONARRAY OUTDOOR SPEAKER SYSTEM

SEURA OUTDOOR TV AND MOUNTING ACCESSORIES

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FIND IT AT CLASSIC STEREO: HIDDEN INSTALLATION

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When you work with Classic Stereo by Bekins, your room can transform at the bush of a button. You can even change a room with the sound of your voice! See hidden installation firsthand in the Den at the Classic Stereo showroom.

Can’t make it into our showroom? Let Electronics Professional John Higgs show you just a taste of what our Electronics Integration team can do for your home.