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Articles in Category: Media Room Installation

Explore the possibilities of a contemporary media room installation. From impeccable AV to smart home control, here’s everything you need to know to get started.


Samsung Frame TV: A Holiday Treat for the Entire Family

Ready your Houston home for the season with a Samsung installation from Echo Workshop.

Samsung Frame TV: A Holiday Treat for the Entire Family

The meal is over, the dishes are done, and the entire extended family is gathered in the living room to relax and enjoy each other's company. Add entertainment to this already joyous atmosphere with Samsung's Frame TV.

This Smart TV offers more than just football games or televised parades. A Samsung Frame TV installation from Echo Workshop in Houston is a stunning piece of electronic art that brings personal memories to life.

Create a Slideshow on the Samsung Frame

What about a family slideshow to revive memories, trigger laughter, and maybe embarrass a few (former) youngsters? The Samsung Frame makes it easy to create a slideshow of cherished family memories.

Upload old family portraits along with your own photos to create a slideshow as unique as your family. You can even show dance recital or wrestling match videos that you took with your phone.  

Enjoy Your Favorite Artwork

When it's not being used for entertainment, the Samsung Frame transforms into a beautiful piece of framed art on your wall. Suddenly, the TV is no longer the bane of a home decorator's existence. 

The most beautifully designed and decorated room was marred by that big black rectangle on the wall. These modern necessities just aren't attractive when the screen is off. As television screens became larger, the problem of how to draw attention away from them became even worse. Everything from hiding them behind shutters to encasing them in custom furniture was tried. 

Enter the Samsung Frame! This designer-inspired TV becomes artwork when the screen is off. First, choose a customizable monitor bezel from a selection of different styles and colors. When you're ready for a change, the built-in magnets make it easy to swap one bezel for another. Then hang your Samsung Frame flush against the wall like any other piece of fine art.

Now, the real fun begins. Your Samsung Frame comes with a free trial to the Art Store, so you can choose from an ever-growing collection of artwork. Experiment to see what fits your space and personal tastes. Will it be traditional, modern, or an eclectic blend? Your new Samsung Frame TV allows you to curate your favorite pieces. From a single piece that you love to an ever-changing list of favorites, you're in charge of the art on your wall.

Whenever the TV is off, you can engage Art Mode and disguise that boring black screen. You can even program your Samsung Frame to turn the art off to save energy when no one is in the room to enjoy it. 

Television Watching Becomes Extraordinary

You've enjoyed a family slideshow and now it's time to settle back and cheer on your family's favorite team. Watch football with fantastic sound, brilliant color, and an unrivaled picture on the Samsung Frame. 

The big game is even more enjoyable when the active voice amplifier adapts the sound automatically to background noise. Not to be outdone, the adaptive screen adjusts to the surrounding light — no more glare! It automatically balances the screen's brightness with the ambient light for true color and a clear picture. You can even catch the highlights of other games when you temporarily split the TV screen in order to mirror your phone's screen.

The Samsung Frame has all of the features you expect on a Smart TV, like voice recognition and wireless connectivity with other smart devices. However, it goes beyond an ordinary Smart TV with 4K resolution and QLED (quantum light-emitting diode) screen with its enhanced brightness and exceptional color.

With the holidays coming up, isn't it time for a Samsung Frame in your home? Contact Echo Workshop, your Houston area Samsung dealer, for an installation to experience the Samsung Frame for yourself. 

Is Your Media Room Ready for the Super Bowl on February 7th?

For Black Diamond screens and more, Echo Workshop is your Houston Screen Innovations dealer.

Is Your Media Room Ready for the Super Bowl on February 7th?

You have your Super Bowl party all planned out. You have a list of the food, the drinks, and a few of your closest friends and family. You are ready. The only question that remains, however, is regarding your media room. You may be ready but is your media room ready? Having the right technology in your media room can make the difference between just watching the game and immersing yourself in the experience of the Super Bowl. The right screen is the key to making your media room Super Bowl ready. Echo Workshop can help elevate your Super Bowl experience to another level and enable you to feel like you are right there at the game while still enjoying the comforts of home.

Your Screen—The Centerpiece of Your Media Room

The centerpiece of any media room is the screen. All eyes will be turned to the screen for the duration of the game and that makes the quality of your screen one of the most important aspects of your media room. One of the characteristics you will want in your screen is for it to be ambient light rejecting or ALR. This means that your screen will reject other light sources, such as the lights in the room or sunlight through a window. They will enable you to watch the game with the lights on without glare thereby allowing you the opportunity to fully invest and enjoy the game. These screens will also produce a higher level of contrast when they are compared with matte screens making every image more vibrant and crisp.

Fixed Screens

Before you embark on purchasing the perfect screen for your media room, you will need to decide if you would like a fixed screen or motorized screen. The choice you make will have an influence on the types of materials you have to choose from for your screen. The choice to go with a fixed screen enables you to choose from materials such as Black Diamond, Black Diamond film, Slate, Flex Glass, and many more. Many of these materials are usable both in a fixed or motorized manner. However, there are also some, such as Black Diamond, that is only an option if it is being used in a fixed capacity. Screens, such as the Black Diamond, communicate images that go way beyond simply watching a game or television show. They create an immersive experience that allows you and your guests to feel like you are right there in the thick of things. 

Motorized Screens

Motorized screens, on the other hand, can give your media room a wow factor that fixed screens may not. Screens such as slate screens, which can be found in either a fixed or motorized capacity, can create a hush that falls over the room when they drop from the ceiling. Slate screens are made from a special material that reject the light in such a way that makes it popular with many people, including astronauts. That's right, slate screens are the projection screen material used by the International Space Station. Slate screens make content quality good even in space so just imagine what they could do in your Houston living room and your Super Bowl experience.

You are prepared and ready for the biggest game in football. You have the food ready, the drinks ready, and the perfect people to watch the game with you. The only thing that remains to be done is making sure your media room is as ready for the big game as you are. The right screen, such as one from Screen Innovations, is the key to creating the perfect Super Bowl experience. Echo Workshop can help you choose the right screen to make your team, your friends, and you have an incredible Super Bowl experience. 

3 Ways To Enjoy Your Media Room Installation

Celebrate summer with video game tournaments, movie nights, and more

3 Ways To Enjoy Your Media Room Installation

The weather is getting warmer, which means that you will be spending the hottest part of the day inside. This means movie marathons, TV show binges, and video game tournaments to cool off in the comfort of your home. A media room is a perfect place to entertain indoors. Read our latest blog to learn three ways you can enjoy your media room installation in Houston, TX.

5 Considerations for Any Media Room Installation

Whether it’s traditional or modern, this is what you should think about

5 Considerations for Any Media Room Installation

Home AV is changing. You don’t need to install a stuffy home theater to enjoy the incredible picture and audio quality. Instead, you can experience stunning sights and sounds in a versatile home media room. Perfect for everything from movie nights to weekend afternoon video game binges, contemporary media rooms deliver unparalleled playback of all your content. But just because they’re built for a diverse array of content doesn’t mean you can skimp on the essentials. If you’re planning on a media room installation for your Houston, TX property, here’s what you need to know.