Blog / Big AV

  • Pros and Cons of a TV in the Bedroom

    A lot of people are against having a television in the bedroom, and there are many reasons why. But there are those who genuinely enjoy viewing their favourite shows while they are snugly tucked up in bed. Their reasons are just as valid, so we'd thought it's time we explored both sides of the argument.

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  • How to Manage Your Home Theatre Cables

     

    If you've ever experienced the 'cable spaghetti' lurking at the back of your home theatre system, then you'll know why managing your cables is so important. Keeping your cables neat ensures your equipment works efficiently and free of annoying electrical interference. Organising your cables makes it easier when you need to carry out repairs or add extra equipment. Also, tangled cables are a definite fire hazard, as they can overheat and short out. Besides all that, well-organised cables simply look better. Here's how to get your cable spaghetti untangled with little cost and effort.

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  • Understanding Bluetooth Speakers

    Bluetooth speakers are readily available nowadays, and they are becoming more and more affordable too. But it can be difficult to distinguish one make or model from another. Which is better? Our guide will narrow things down for you a little, and hopefully provide enough information for you to make an informed buying choice when you purchase your next Bluetooth speakers. let's start with the basics:

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  • How to Choose a New TV

    It may be early 2019, but choosing a new television is the same as it’s always been- a little overwhelming. There are often huge price variations for televisions of the same size. Sales staff have a habit of using complex-sounding terms and phrases. It can also be easy for you to be left feeling unsure whether the extra features are really worth the cost. Also, some manufacturers can be prone to making exaggerated claims regarding picture quality, simply to entice you to spend more.

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  • DVD and CD Storage Options

    Despite Internet streaming being hugely popular today, many of us still like to keep large collections of DVDs. Perhaps they are your favourite films or a selection of animated movies for your kids to watch on rainy days. They do take up a lot of space, however, and it’s easy for them to become untidy and spoil your décor. We’ve put together a collection of storage ideas for your DVDs and CDs.

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  • Bluetooth Headsets- The Basics

     

    You’ve decided to trade in your old standard wired headphones for a pair of wireless Bluetooth ones. It helps to know from the beginning that there are no “best headsets”. You need to work out what’s best for your needs. We’ll fill you in with what to look out for and how they work.

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  • 5 Number 1 Hits for 5 Royal Babies

    The birth of any baby brings with it a lot of emotions; from tears of joy, to laughter and gratitude. The arrival of a new-born is a celebrated occasion in every family. But when a royal child is born, that occasion becomes a worldwide event. Recently, Prince William and his wife the Duchess of Cambridge welcomed the latest addition to their family; a strapping baby boy at 8.7 lbs.

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  • The Man Who Invented Video Games

    Ralph Henry Baer was born in south-western Germany in 1922. By the late 1960's, he had already made his mark as an electronics genius. As a teenager, he escaped Nazi Germany with his parents and sister via Holland and fled to the US where his scientific intellect flourished. During the late 1940s and 50s, Baer created everything from HiFi accessories to snooping devices that the US government used in Berlin to monitor transmissions to and from the Soviet Union. Baer was always convinced that television could be less passive and more interactive. But this was the 1950s, and no one wanted to listen to such a radical concept.

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  • 8 New US TV Shows Worth Binge-Watching in 2018

    Okay, we're a few months into 2018 already so maybe it's time we owned up and put aside those hastily made New Year resolutions and went back to our favourite pastime ever--curling up on the couch to binge-watch our favourite TV shows. Which of course for most of us means waking up on that same couch at 3:00 am in a cold sweat and with our entertainment provider disdainfully glaring at us the one big question from the screen: "Do you wish to continue watching...?"

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  • 8 Ways Playing Video Games Can Benefit Your Brain

     

    Video games encompass one of the most popular forms of entertainment in the world today. Games include all ages and demographics and come in multiple genres and in many different forms. With so many people enjoying video games one question is often asked: How does playing video games affect our minds?

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