Chief TV mounts provide clean look to West Olive home

Chief TV mounts in West Olive

Using Bekins and Classic Stereo for electronics from the very start of a home building process allows you the chance to show a clean and customized look. Thoughtfully designed and executed by the visionaries at Mike Schaap Builders and Benchmark Design Studio, a new home in West Olive uses Chief TV mounts and other features installed by Bekins to hide wires from view.

CHIEF TV MOUNTS DISPLAY SONY televisions

This home features both static TV mounts and mounts with swing arms.

The Chief swing arm mount keeps a low profile, collapsing to fewer than two inches out from the wall. However, it also offers homeowners flexible viewing. It can extend up to 25 inches and effortlessly tilt up to 15 degrees to achieve optimal viewing angles.

With planning from our team, the mount can help you hide wires and avoid using a TV stand. Yet, this home in West Olive at times still uses an entertainment center underneath the TV.

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You can see this home, 15330 Fillmore Street in West Olive, during this spring’s Parade of Homes.sponsored by the Lakeshore Home Builders Association. The event runs from June 7-16. Homes are open Thursdays and Fridays 6-9pm plus Wednesday and Saturdays 1-6pm. Homes are closed Monday, Tuesday and Sunday.

Pay $15 for tickets at the home. Pay $12.50 if you purchase in advance at the Lakeshore Home Builders Association office, on their website or their app. In addition, you can pay $12.50 at participating Lake Michigan Credit Union branches.

Chief TV mounts in West Olive
Chief TV mounts in West Olive
Chief TV mounts in West Olive

SEE CHIEF TV MOUNTS AND SONY TVS IN OUR SHOWROOM

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TV Wall Mounts Help Shelbyville Home Keep Clean Look

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With TVs and an audio system bought at Classic Stereo and installed by the internationally-acclaimed Bekins electronic integration team, this home in Shelbyville shows a clean look to your home’s electronics. TV wall mounts and other mounts help eliminate any cord clutter eyesores.

TV Wall Mounts Help Avoid Cord Clutter

You have probably seen it. The TV mounted on a wall with no outlet behind it, so you also see the cord running below it to reach the plug.

You may have also seen the big entertainment system with a pile of wires stacked behind it.

When you work with Classic Stereo, we help you form a plan to avoid those eyesores and safety hazards.

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This is certainly not the worst case of cord clutter, but also not what you want to see either.

This home in Shelbyville features Sonos Soundbars mounted to Samsung and Sony televisions. The homeowners planned ahead with the mounting so the electrical outlets were placed higher on the wall and the cable cords were run next to them.

So when you see the TV’s around the home, you do not see:

  • a bulky entertainment center
  • any boxes
  • any DVDs, CDs, Blu-Rays
  • or any out of place cords
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MORE THAN ONE WAY TO MOUNT A TV

When it comes to mounting or even hiding your television, we have numerous options.

Visit our showroom just to see a few, and talk with our experts how to make sure your electronics do not clutter your home.

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KALEIDESCAPE: A TRUE 4K UHD EXPERIENCE

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For those who spend the time and money to achieve the best picture in their home, you may miss a key ingredient. If you stream movies to your 4K Ultra High Definition Television or projector, then you likely watch a very compressed video. Kaleidescape offers the benefits of streaming, but it’s actually a server that produces a true 4K UHD picture on your screen. You can see it in action at our Classic Stereo showroom.

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WHAT IS KALEIDESCAPE?

The Kaleidescape Movie Store offers more than 11,000 movies and 2,000 TV shows ranging from DVD quality to true 4K UHD. Kaleidescape also offers the best quality sound for your movies and shows as well.

Download the movies to your Kaleidescape, and much like a DVD or Blu-Ray, you own it forever.

Many movies in the Kaleidescape Movie Store also come with UltraViolet rights. This feature gives you a digital copy to watch the movie on any internet-connected device. With digital copies, you can enjoy your movies wherever and whenever you like.

Already have some movies on DVD or Blu-Ray? Simply insert a disc into your Kaleidescape system to view digital offers onscreen. If an offer is not available, Kaleidescape will catalog the movie so it will be shown as part of your collection on the onscreen user interface.

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TRUE 4K AND LOSSLESS AUDIO – SEE AND HEAR THE DIFFERENCE

We can talk about the picture and sound quality you can get with Kaleidescape. However, you cannot truly understand it until you experience it.

That’s why our Classic Stereo showroom exists.

Visit us to learn more!

High Praise For Our Electronics Installers

At Classic Stereo, we pride ourselves on being the best customer service company. We strive to give our customers such great service that they say “WOW!” and want to tell others about it. Volunteers from our parent company, Bekins, recently installed appliances and electronics in an addition for the Children’s Advocacy Center of Ottawa County. Their Development Director, Rebekah Bakker, talks about her experience with our Bekins installers in the video below.

MORE ABOUT OUR VOLUNTEER EFFORTS WITH THE CAC

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WHAT OTHER CUSTOMERS SAY ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCE WITH BEKINS AND CLASSIC STEREO

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A Box Suite At Home: Bringing The Stadium To You

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It’s a dream for many sports fans. Sitting in the box suite at the big game, which is basically bringing the luxuries of home to the stadium.

That dream is out of reach for most us. However, we can bring the feel of being in the stadium right into your home. With how many games you watch at home each year, improving your in-home experience presents a much better value because you can enjoy it more often.

IT STARTS WITH EYE MOVEMENT

There is a more scientific reason why big screen TV’s make you feel like you are a part of the action. Bigger screens increase your eye movement which increases your engagement with what you are watching.

Our experts can help you secure the biggest TV’s, but you might be better off thinking about a projection system. A projector and screen can really maximize your space, but also disappear when you need it too.

Think you have to keep your room dark or lose picture quality when you get a projection screen? Think again.

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PICTURE QUALITY MATTERS TOO

Many people know about 4K TV and how four times more pixels can improve your picture quality. However, HDR TV and screens with a Wide Color Gamut make a big difference too.

HDR TVs with a Wide Color Gamut can achieve a wider range of brightness, darkness and a wider arrangement of colors. If the color more closely resembles what you would see in real life, then the picture on your screen looks more like a window into your event.

THE DARKHORSE – AUDIO

There are people in Hollywood getting paid a lot of money and winning major awards for the sound they produce in a movie. Great sound makes you FEEL like you are experiencing the event.

When you are at the game, all of the sounds surround you. It’s not just a tinny sound in front of you. Sounds at a game have bass and hit you from every angle (including behind you and above you).

Classic Stereo has the best equipment for surround sound and the next level, Dolby Atmos. Experience Dolby Atmos sound when you visit the Reference Theater in our showroom.

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A GREAT HOME THEATER TAKES TEAMWORK

We like to say that your viewing experience acts like a chain. Your home setup is only as good as its weakest link.

Too many people get a hodgepodge of equipment and then set it up wrong.

Average equipment set up perfectly is better than the best equipment without a plan.

Our installers are internationally-acclaimed for their work on Home Theaters, Media Rooms and more.

Let us make a plan with you to maximize your space and create a box suite experience in your home.

ASK THE EXPERT: HOME THEATER TECHNOLOGY

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As Home Theater technology improves, it is also becoming more affordable.

Jordan Carson and Scott Bekins discussed this as Classic Stereo made its Ask The Expert debut on WOOD TV 8 today.

HOME THEATER: MORE AFFORDABLE THAN EVER

This is a unique time for projection equipment. The technology has improved immensely, but the prices for quality equipment are lower than ever.

The Reference Theater features our Sony 4K laser projector. Sony has really perfected 4K technology because they are involved in each step. They make the cameras, the studios, TVs and more. If you think you lose any video quality with a projector, we invite you to visit our showroom and experience a Sony 4K picture.

Projection screens have also made great strides over the years. Seymour Screen Excellence makes an acoustically transparent screen. It allowed us to put speakers behind the screen, so the audio comes right at you. Often times you lose either audio quality or picture quality with such technology. However, our Reference Theater proves Seymour’s screen delivers a quality picture and tremendous sound.

EXPERT PLANNING MATTERS TOO

Nobody installs it better than Bekins. Our installation team has won national and international awards for Home Theaters, Media Rooms and more.

It is important to think about every aspect of the room. One weak link can lessen your entire experience. That is why we handle everything from the floors, to the walls, the furniture, the speakers, the screens, the projectors and more.

We want your to get fully immersed in your viewing experience.

Visit our showroom or give us a call and let us show you how to enjoy the best Home Theater experience.

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If you missed our Bekins debut, you can watch Scott and Jordan in the video below

AMBIENT LIGHT REJECTION: A NEW PROJECTOR ERA

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As technology changes the world, you would be amazed at how it has changed the world of video projection. Get rid of the ideas that projection screens can only stay in one place and only work in the dark. Let Classic Stereo by Bekins show you how a screen with high ambient light rejection can change your life.

WHAT IS AMBIENT LIGHT REJECTION?

Screens with high levels of ambient light rejection allow you to have lights in the room and still clearly see the image on the screen.

In a very basic sense, the screen primarily accepts only the light coming from your projector.

Imagine a quality picture on the projection screen in your living room or outdoors. A screen that rejects up to 90 percent of ambient light can make that happen.

Too hard to believe? Click on the video below for a demonstration from Screen Innovations.

Screens with high ambient light rejection can also help your dedicated, dark home theater. The old projector screen wants to reflect as much light as possible. That means the colors of your walls and other factors in the room can affect the colors on your screen.

WHY IT MATTERS

It’s about screen size and losing yourself in the video. You will have a difficult time finding a 120 inch television. When you do, it will cost you a pretty penny.

Projection screens often start at 120 inches. We can even show you a projection screen that will grow or shrink depending on the size of your video.

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This comparison shows that jumping to a projection screen makes a big difference in your screen size.
  • Watching the game on TV? It transforms into a 16 x 9 frame.
  • Watching your favorite movie? No more black lines at the top and bottom of your screen. The projection screen will adapt to the correct size.

We dare you to find a TV that changes size!

A NEW QUALITY OF PORTABLE SCREENS

Let our experts show you a zero-edge screen that rolls into a cassette fewer than three inches tall. The motor that rolls it up and rolls it out runs for two years on a single charge.

This model rejects up to 65 percent of all ambient light.

CALL OR VISIT US TO LEARN MORE

All of this information only scratches the surface. Call or visit our showroom to learn more about which projector and projection screen works best for you. Let us upgrade your screen size and your life!

FIND IT AT CLASSIC STEREO: Home Theater

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We dare you to find a better Home Theater experience than our Reference Theater in Classic Stereo. Our theater includes the best brands:

  • Salamander Seating
  • acoustic mapping with Kinetics
  • Seymour Screens
  • Dolby Atmos surround sound
  • and more

If you have not seen the theater, watch the video below. Then, visit our Classic Stereo showroom because it is an experience that no video or words can truly describe.

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.

BRANDS WE OFFER EARN STRONG WORLDWIDE REPUTATION

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We strive to carry the best quality brands in our stores and two of those brands recently earned a high honor for their reputation.

The Reputation Institute recently named Bosch and Sony among the “10 Companies with the Best Reputation in the World.”

WHERE THEY RANK

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BOSCH

Ranking sixth in the world, Bosch carries a full range of cooking, kitchen and laundry appliances.  Customers love their modern features, functionality and longevity.

To learn more about Bosch and the products we carry, click here.

SONY

One spot behind Bosch in the rankings, Sony, offers a wide range of audio and video products.  The seventh most reputable brand in the world offers products that typically last longer, offer superior performance and cutting edge features.

To learn more about Sony and the products we carry, click here.

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FAMILIAR REPUTATION PRINCIPLES

The study judged the brands using many of the same principles that we strive to achieve here at Bekins.  Here are a few examples:

  • High quality products and services
  • Products and services that are a good value for the money
  • Meets customer needs
  • Stands behind its products and services
  • Has a positive influence on society
  • Behaves ethically

WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR US?

The research validates what our experiences have taught us.  For more than 40 years we have worked diligently to offer only the best brands for our customers.

Stop by either of our showrooms to see first-hand why Bosch and Sony were chosen as one of the 10 companies with the best reputation in the world!

 

**Ranking is based on “2017 Global RepTrak – Most Reputable Companies In The World” study.  Click here for more information about their research.**