Ten years ago, we could step into nearly any home and see a big screen television shoved inside a wooden entertainment center. Today, the flat screen super-thin Plasma or LCD TV mounted on the wall or used as part of the decor is everyone’s dream. So how do you make your home entertainment system integrate smoothly into how you want your room to look?
We have to find a way to hide the other devices necessary for a successful viewing experience. There are a lot of components that make up a complete home theater such as Blu-Ray and DVD players, set-top boxes for cable or satellite, video game consoles and surround sound systems. All these devices need to be connected to the television while being hidden and accessible. The best news now is that being able to hide all these components and integrating them into your room decor is a lot easier today than ever before.
The IR Repeater System is a Simple Way to Hide the Components of Your Entertainment System
By hiding your entertainment system’s components, you can make your television part of your decor. You will also be able to keep using the remote controls for each device or a universal one for all of them. You need to use an infrared repeater (IR) system. This system enables you to place your home theater devices out of view. These systems utilize an incredibly small device called the IR receiver. This is a small device that is placed close to the TV. This receiver will convert and route the signal to the suitable device. This means that only one tiny receiver is visible instead of all your necessary devices.
The Four Components Necessary for a Wired IR Repeater System Include:
1. IR Receiver
2. IR Remitter
3. The Terminator
4. The Power Supply
Using Your Television as Part of Your decor
1. Use Your Television as a Piece of Art – There is a TV that than can be used as a framed piece of art. The television displays a digital picture of your choice. You can turn this television into an aquarium, a fireplace or have it display your family pictures as a slideshow.
2. Hide Your Television Behind a Mirror – There are TV’s available that appears as a mirror when off. This is a great idea for the bathroom or bedroom as well as your great room. There are over 100 frame selections to choose from.
3. Buy the Mirror and Have it Cut to Size – You can even have a mirror cut to fit your existing television so you don’t have to replace it. This is a great option if you are already working with a remodeling company or local designer who can have it created to match your already chosen decor.
4. A TV in the Table – With today’s technology, having a television built directly into a desk or a table is extremely easy. You can even use the built-in keyboard on the remote to surf the internet and/or do business presentations.
5. Hide Your Television Inside an Armoire – Many people hide their televisions inside their armoires, especially in the bedroom.
If you are like most people, your home entertainment system is a valued part of everyday life. With suggestions like these, there are lots of ways for you to have your entertainment system without having a lot of unsightly components all over the place.