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Think Beyond The Game With A Sony TV For Your Gamer

Sony TV for gaming

How many of us have a gamer on our Christmas list this year? You can buy them the latest game, or take their whole gaming experience to the next level with a new Sony TV.

Why a sony tv?

At Classic Stereo and Bekins, we strive to carry only the best quality products. Why do we choose Sony? The company works in every facet of the process.

Sony developed the PlayStation 4 and the PS4 Pro. The developers use a Sony television to perfect the images, so experiencing the game on a Sony 4K HDR TV means your gamer sees it the way the developer intended.

Their new X-1 Extreme processors means you will likely see a clearer, better and more responsive picture than your current television.

Not just for gaming

Sony also develops the cameras that shoot movies, shows and sports around the world. Sony Pictures Entertainment uses Sony’s best televisions to finely tune their movies and shows, so you will also see movies, shows and sporting events the way they were meant to be seen.

Sony TV for movies

added bonus

Some of the ones you can test in our showroom are a Smart TV, have an acoustic surface and work with Google Assistant or Alexa.

Sony TV and Alexa

see your next sony tv in our showroom

Outdoor TV Blog showroom photo HDR TV

Experience Lutron Lighting Control During The Parade Of Homes

See Lutron lighting control in action at a local home this weekend. Visit 3103 Manhattan Lane in East Grand Rapids during the Fall Parade of Homes presented by the Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids.

J. Peterson Homes renovated a mid-century, modern home, which features many products from Classic Stereo and Bekins:

  • Sony televisions
  • Sonos soundbars and speakers
  • Lighting control by Lutron
  • Miele Appliances (including a coffee system and combi-steam oven)
  • A Hestan grill and outdoor refrigerator

Visit The Home

The home opens to the public Friday October 19 and Saturday October 20 from 1-8pm.

Tickets cost $10 if you buy them online or at the HBA office. They cost $12 if you buy them at the home. Children 12 and under visit free with a paying adult.

Sonos at Parade of Homes

TEST ELECTRONICS IN OUR STATE-OF-THE-ART, INTERACTIVE SHOWROOM

Test Lutron lighting control, Sony televisions, Sonos speakers and much more in our state-of-the-art, interactive showroom.

Outdoor TV Blog showroom photo HDR TV

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.

Lakeshore HBA Logo

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

TV Wall Mounts Blog Feature Image

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.

TV wall mounts - cord clutter
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
TV wall mounts
Speakers mounted
tv wall mounts

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.

Classic Stereo Showroom

SMART TV HELPS MODERNIZE LOCAL HOME

Smart TV Parade of Homes

A pair of Smart TV’s from Sony and audio gear from Sonos helps modernize a local home. See how it looks in a newly remodeled home during the 2017 Fall Parade of Homes.

Kenowa Builders extensively remodeled this home in East Grand Rapids. The almost 100 year old home now also has new electronics from Classic Stereo. It is open to the public Friday October 20 and Saturday October 21 from 1-8pm.

INTEGRATE YOUR FAVORITE APPS WITH SMART TV

The remodeled home in East Grand Rapids features a variety of smart technology, including a 75-inch Sony Bravia Smart TV. Sony’s Android TV and Google Chromecast makes the TV smart by letting you transfer what’s on your phone to the bigger screen.

Think about all that you can enjoy in the comforts of your home:

  • games
  • photos
  • music
  • movies
  • internet apps
  • and more

Chromecast also makes searching easier by letting you simply use your voice.

Smart TV Close Up Parade of Homes

TALK ABOUT VIDEO QUALITY!

The Sony Bravia Smart TV pairs 4K Ultra HD picture quality with the contrast, color and detail of High Dynamic Range.

With four times more pixels, 4K Ultra HD TV’s offer much better clarity to your picture.

High Dynamic Range increases the range of contrast and colors. It makes images appear to have more “depth.”

Add the 120Hz native refresh rate plus Motionflow XR and you can watch fast moving action scenes with virtually no motion blur.

SOUND PROVIDED BY SONOS AND CLASSIC STEREO

Here is a look at some of the Sonos products supplying sound to the home:

PLAYBAR

  • Two-in-one. Adds full-theater sound for your TV. Streams music, too.
  • Simple two-cord setup. One for power. One for your TV.
  • Works with your existing TV remote.
  • Works lying flat or wall-mounted.
  • Streams over wi-fi, not Bluetooth, so the music never stops – even if you get a phone call.
Sonos Playbar Closeup Parade of Homes

PLAY:1

  • Mini. Fits in any space, fills any room.
  • Mighty. Surprisingly rich sound despite its size.
  • Humidity resistant. Perfect for the bathroom (or backyard).
  • Wall or stand mountable.
  • Streams over wi-fi, not Bluetooth, so the music never stops – even if you get a phone call.
Sonos Play1 Closeup Parade of Homes

LIKE AN ECLIPSE, OLED TVS SHOW “PERFECT BLACK”

Thin OLED TV

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.
Thin OLED TV

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!

LG OLED TV Image
Sony Bravia OLED TV

Sony Bravia
55″ OLED 4K HDR Smart TV

JOIN US AUGUST 10TH FOR GUYS NIGHT OUT

Guys Night Out

Mark August 10 on your calendar. We have that Thursday night all planned out for you. How does this sound? A Guys Night Out!

sample BEER FROM A LOCAL BREWERY – THORNAPPLE BREWING COMPANY

Guys Night Out - Thornapple Brewing Company Logo
Guys Night Out Beer and Headphones only

Hear award-winning Bowers & Wilkins audio inside BMW and Volvo cars

Guys Night Out
Bowers & Wilkins Audio

Snack on food grilled on an award-winning Hestan

Guys Night Out Hestan Grill

Lose touch with reality in the best home theater you have ever experienced

Classic-Stereo-Home Theater

Maybe even walk away with

a free membership to the Thornapple Brewing Company  Mug Club

Thornapple Brewing Company Mug Club

OR a free pair of Bowers & Wilkins headphones

Guys Night Out Bowers and Wilkins P5 Headphones

JOIN US FOR GUYS NIGHT OUT

Stop by the Classic Stereo showroom at 6275 28th Street SE in Grand Rapids from 6-8pm August 10th for our first ever Guys Night Out. If you want to win the Mug Club membership, then RSVP on our Facebook event by clicking here. Make sure to share the event on Facebook too.

Enter into a drawing at the event to win Bowers & Wilkins headphones.

Only those present in our showroom at the time of the drawing will win prizes.

MOST AWARDED CUSTOM ELECTRONICS BRANDS

Custom Electronics Home Automation

Electronic House recently noticed some trends in their 2017 Homes of the Year award winners. With dozens of entries, a handful of custom electronics brands kept popping up. The names will look familiar to people who have seen the Classic Stereo showroom. If any of these interest you, let a member of our nationally acclaimed Bekins integration team install for your home.

Sony VPL-HW65ES Projector

SONY VIDEO PROJECTORS

Electronic House found Sony video projectors in 11 Home of the Year cinemas and media rooms. Especially popular were 4K projectors and the ES line. Ask for a demo in our Reference Theater to get a first-hand look at how Sony 4K projectors can improve your home theater experience.

CONTROL4 HOME AUTOMATION

Custom Electronic Brands

Ten of the homeowners automated their house with Control4. Use the system to control just your audio and video or change your entire home with one touch of a button.

We will customize it to fit you. Our Bekins Integration team has never done the same project twice. That means decades of completely customized home automation.

LUTRON LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEMS

Electronic House said Lutron was “by far the most popular lighting system utilized by our Homes of the Year.”

Once again, one touch control of your lights. Lutron lets you control it with a smartphone app, touch panel or remote control.

They also most newly constructed homes chose the hardwired options. Most existing homes chose wireless options.

Ask our nationally acclaimed experts which works best for your home.

Custom Electronics Brands

SAMSUNG TELEVISIONS

Seven Homes of the Year feature Samsung TV’s. Electronic House talked about a most unusual instance:

“We thought we had seen it all, when one of our award-winners floored us with a curved 65-inch Samsung 4K TV installed directly on the surface of a ceiling above a bed!”

MORE POPULAR BRANDS FOUND IN HOMES OF THE YEAR AND CLASSIC STEREO

Paradigm Persona Speakers

PARADIGM SPEAKERS
FOUND IN 6 HOMES

SONANCE SPEAKERS
USED IN 5 HOMES

Marantz Receivers
QMotion Shades

MARANTZ A/V RECEIVERS
APPEARED IN 4 HOMES

QMOTION MOTORIZED DRAPERIES AND SHADES
INSTALLED IN 4 HOMES

TEST THE TOP CUSTOM ELECTRONICs IN OUR SHOWROOM

Test these brands in our showroom! Better yet, compare them to the other top brands we carry to see which is the best fit for you.

Top Custom Electronic Brands Electronic House

FIND IT AT CLASSIC STEREO: Home Theater

Classic-Stereo-Home Theater

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.