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Wall Unit Ideas for computer desk & TV

As today more and more questions rises upon the problem of space saving functions of furniture it becomes more obvious that we are to discover some ways of how to reach the desired result. That is why here we will try to give all necessary information you will need when buying home furniture!

A computer desk needs ample surface space.

One of the most popular ways to save space in your living area today is to take advantage from the combination of a wall unit with functions of a computer desk with a television stand. This striking method of hybrid furniture also gives a chance to integrate technology in a living room, media room or space-starved dorm room. TV and desk wall units need to combine all the necessary elements of a desk and a TV stand to be both functional and attractive.  There is another way to save space: you can mount your TV on a wall and to construct your own computer desk with maximum of comfort and minimum excessive elements! Moreover if in case your living area is too small and don’t let to place too much furniture even the most necessary you can equip your room with different functional zones. Each of zones will represent the special room. All these zones can be separated by means of dividers!

TV Wall Mount

One advantage of combining a TV wall unit with a desk is the elimination of another unnecessary screen. You can also use one screen for two purposes: for a TV and for a monitor of a computer! It will save the space two times more than 2 monitors! Computer users can use the same large screen that TV viewers watch from across the room. However, a wall unit has limited surface space and even a slim-profile TV can take up valuable space. There is a way of hanging the television above the desktop with the help of a wall mount. Having chosen this way you’ll have one very superb advantage for your health: the screen will be closer to eye level, which is ideal for computer users. If in case the viewer is sitting in a lower position (in a couch or chair) or at a greater distance across the room it will be perfect to raise the television screen above desktop items, like a keyboard, mouse or printer.

Shelving Surround

It is very usual that computer peripherals, printer paper, DVDs, CDs and other items take too much space for file and equipment storage and in order to save space we can use flexible storage space, such as adjustable-height shelves and cabinets large enough to accommodate organizers, bins and hanging files. You can surely accord that the more a wall unit with TV options and computer desk options has the more things we can arrange on it and correspondingly more space we will save.

Wireless Peripherals

Today we know that wireless devices eliminate the clutter that comes from cords in most media centers. So for this reason we can use this technology to avoid the overwhelming of the room with wires, adapters and various connections.

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Wall unit in your home

Contemporary modular compositions so-called wall units which are supplied by almost all shops are very comfortable and utilitarian. A wall unit is a set of versatile and very useful things and elements: shelves for TV, for tableware, for books and clothes and of course a bar. The more simple the design the more it will correspond to your requirements. The main advantage of this furniture is in its universality.  The whole wall unit can be under functions. It can be made of very big height. All cabinets and shelves can be grouped in one place and all unnecessary things and clothes can be hidden there. Now you can diverse the interior of your home and buy something except cabinets and drawers. The selection of case furniture is very wide today, so you can assemble a wall unit for children’s room, living room or bedroom. Wall unit will transform your living area into cozy originally designed place.

Shelves as the core of wall unit

Big capacious rack is not only an excellent alternative to traditional wall unit but also it can be contained within it, as a wall unit – is an old tradition it is hard to reject it for the sake of comfort. The perfect decision was found – modern wall unit is composed of shelves and cabinets. Moreover it is right to hold different disks, books, journals, souvenirs, apparatus for entertainment needs, but to keep clothes there is not proper decision so that special cabinets were included in its structure.

Design

Wall units which contain modern racks have advantages over traditional cabinet-type furniture in design. These sets look more specifically, uniquely, variously and they visually make the space more airy. The airiness effect received due to open racks. That is why such kind of furniture will not block up even the smallest accommodation. Asymmetric wall unit of racks in light colors will help to enliven and brighten up the interior.

Construction

The scheme of the rack’s placement and the construction itself depends on the only fantasy of a designer. If you are the designer of your room it depends on your imagination and inspiration. Scaffoldings can have different depth and height. This difference defines the originality and comfort of such kind of wall unit. This difference distinguishes contemporary wall units from traditional ones.

Uniqueness

The uniqueness of the wall units comes with an interchange of scaffoldings of different height, structure and depth. If open scaffoldings bore you can furnish them with hatch (glass or dumb). By the way while creating furniture sets it is recommended to follow with a rule: the bottom part should be heavy but the top should be light. Another one unique feature of scaffoldings – by the means of scaffoldings it is possible to zone a room. You can also choose the wall unit which is with a range of modules from scaffoldings, among which the TV stand is placed. But there are some disadvantages of scaffoldings. The one of which concludes in frequent care of the things which are within scaffoldings. The dust quickly covers the surface. In this case closed scaffoldings are more practical. On the other hand scaffoldings from the point of their acceptable price, functionality, comfort and originality are the very perfect and beneficial decisions you can ever make.

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Advice on how to DIY Home Theater Seats

Building home theatre seating is the subject of great convenience, refinement and pleasure. Today cost is not a factor since nice home theater furniture can run thousands of dollars. But what we are to do if we have no enough money to allow ourselves to buy it? Now it is not difficult question, because in this article all secrets of home theatre making features will be discovered specially for you – dear consumers! The factors to consider for seating mainly involve design and comfort. For practical purposes you may want furniture that accommodates media storage. You can create a traditional home theater seating environment by focusing on companies that specialize in home theater designs. But you can also to make the home theatre seating by your own way as we’ve mentioned above. Seating is one of the most important features of a home theater. There are many different kinds and styles of home seating designs to choose from. It just comes down to personal style and preference.

Instructions

Ø  Choosing the right seats: If the room is all one level it is best to maximize seating with a couch as well as recliners and arrange the furniture in a semicircle around the screen. If the room is sloped or has levels then you can choose a side variety of seating options. For sloped floors you can go with original movie theater seats that fold up when they are not being sat in. This type of seats does not occupy very much room. Moreover they are directly attached to the floor so that they will not slide down the slope.

Ø  Building a Seating Platform: The basic rule of building risers is to elevate the second row of seating 9 inches above the first row of seating. The width of the riser should be able to accommodate the seats that you place on them. You can either by an already made platform or build one yourself using plywood, and wooden beams.

Ø  You can use rope lighting along the sides of the platform in order to light the space between the rows when it is dark.

If following these simple rules you can transform your ordinary room with a TV to magnificent super-class cinema hall.

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How to Build a Home Theater with a Sectional Sofa?

People are not always satisfied with that very wide range of choices they have in shops, because the more we enjoy the comfort from luxury furniture the more we want it to be exquisite, and this is a real fact. Consequently, today many furniture manufacturers especially those who deal with entertainment furniture sets can offer something more desirable, more complicated and more comfortable. Very often a different feel is desired, introducing the option for sofas and more-conventional furniture. Sectionals are very popular for such applications because of their possibility to accommodate more extensive seating space. You can face some problems if not having placed the seating in right positions, about this we have talked in previous article, but it would be very useful to revise some points and may be some of them will be helpful for you. So there are some rules according to which the correct position of home theatre seating is determined.

Ø  Firstly you are to measure the screen size in relation to where the intended seating will be placed. Measure the screen diagonally and multiply the result by 2 to establish minimum seating distance.

Ø  Then you are to place the surround speakers at least 18 inches above ear height when seated in the sectional. The location of the surrounds should be slightly to the rear of the sofa.

Ø  Thirdly, sit in the middle of the sectional. Point the two front speakers so that the speaker grilles are pointed directly at this middle position. You should place the center channel speaker directly above or below the screen in order to be ensured that it is parallel to the front two speakers.

Ø  Place the subwoofer at the middle seating position on the floor in front of the sofa. Connect the subwoofer to the home theater receiver with a long RCA cable, of sufficient length to reach the seating area. Plug the subwoofer in to a nearby outlet, using an extension cord if necessary.

Finally, when having tested the surround-sound system tones walk along the perimeter of the room until the smoothest bass is heard. This will be the final location for the subwoofer.

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Advice on how to correctly place home theatre seats

It is really does matter where the seats in a home theatre, because the pleasant viewing of a movie and its sound completely depends on seating position. Here we’ll give some critical instructions which will help you in positioning home theatre seats and the TV itself. Many home theater designers are taking for granted one fact. The bass frequencies have a big tendency to disappear at the middle and build up at the walls. One typical mistake that individuals make when establishing their own home theater is to put the seats nearby the wall or the middle of the theater. There has been done big research in setting up the seats in a home entertainment. If the seating isn’t right, it would be difficult – if not impossible – to get immersed into a great home theater experience. Also it is very important to take into consideration the likings of each member of your family. For this reason you can choose definite distinct seats with accordance of requirements of your family. Home theater seats are really important details which you must pay close attention to.

Very important concern is where to start the placement of the seats from. The width of the screen and the angle of vision have to be taken into consideration, while calculating the distance. As per the Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers (SMPTE) guidelines:

Instructions

A primary consideration – especially when it comes to the dedicated home theater room – should be to determine the room space requirements.

Measure your room: Firstly you should carefully measure the width and length of the room where the theatre will be placed. Then in order not to forget the data write it down in both inches and feet. This will help with calculations. You should be very attentive while measuring the length because this will be the primary number needed to calculate how close to put your seating. Note: Length is the dimension of the room that will span from the screen to the seating. But measure the maximum room-length available in the room.

Subtended Viewing Angles and Seating Distance:

Perfect angle of vision in order to enjoy 2D effect for an HD TV is a horizontal angle of 30 degrees of view and 15 degrees of vertical angle of view which is true to a viewing distance of 1.9 times the screen width, for a single row of seats. If you have more than one row of seats than: horizontal angles of 36degrees for the front row and 26 degrees for the last row, which corresponds to the viewing distance range of 2.2 to 1.54 times the screen width and the vertical angle not exceeding 35 degree, specially for the front seat. As you have understood the range is specified for the angle of vision if more than one row of seats. The interval of viewing distance is between 2 times of screen width and 5 times of screen width. The more close position of your home theatre seat can result in poor picture quality as the image pixels can be easily distinguished. For this point special depixelization filters (for LCDs) are used to overcome the problem.

Another consideration when planning your home theater seating should be to ensure that all parts of the screen are easily visible by all viewers. In a home theater installation with a single row of seats, it should not be difficult to ensure that all viewers have an unobstructed view of the whole projection screen area. If your seating consists of multiple rows of seats, the situation may be somewhat different. In case your home theatre has more than one row platforms can be installed which are with risers and steps for better viewing from the back rows. the optimum height should be approximately 12 inches per row. This corresponds to a stadium type seating and would normally require a two 6-inch steps between adjacent rows. At the same time, they should be wide enough, so that the huge-sized seats can be placed onto them, without toppling over. If that is not possible, another option is to arrange the seats (if separate) in a scattered way to obtain the best possible view. There are two graphic pictures which will show the right arrangement of home theatre seating.
You should remember that the design and layout of your home theater seats play a determining role towards achieving a great home theater experience.

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3D Television Technology for Video Gaming – A New Form of Entertainment

Today we have so great opportunities to entertain ourselves without leaving our room!  The consumer has a high demand for 3D in his own home. The public’s demand has been answered by the market in the form of a great supply.  To feel the real action and tension of your favourite game you can acquire only very comfortable boom chair and good TV screen placed directly on multifunctional TV stand or TV armoire. But of course this is not simple to choose out of wide range of different TV stands and boom chairs the one you really like and the one which will suit you best. In this case you will have to do your best at acquisitions because in other case you’ll not enjoy gaming. Let’s talk about 3D gaming and definite causes which can influence on process of gaming! The first factor which can improve your feelings from gaming is the rightly chosen boom chair! You need the one which will please your eye and body, especially when it comes to talk about such games as football, baseball, basketball and many other popular games. You know there is a great set of different boom chairs according to designs, materials, brands and logos which cover the surface. You can choose the one which is with logo of your favourite team. Yes, the supply is really great! This boom chair is also very necessary thing when playing video games. Another important factor for enjoying a game is a TV with 3D options support. Some of the newer models that are now coming out, have 3D features. Of course, you’ll still have to wear the 3D glasses if you want to experience three dimensions. Games have been 3D for a long time already. The one downside of 3D games is that they appear on a 2D monitor screen. But, we hope that, one day, there will be a 3D gaming glasses that projects the images straight to your retina. This would truly put a person right inside of all the virtual action. Game world immersion will be unlike anything the world has ever seen. Until the humankind invents such a powerful technology we have to wait and think about probable variants of 3D game future. As we know recently NVidia has released a 3D gaming kit. There is glasses which feature active shutter options. This means that the glasses will alternatingly shut quickly, so that only one eye can see at a time. From such technology a 3D effect would arise in case if a video game is to display images for the left and right eye alternatingly. But disadvantage of such technology is following: your graphics card must compute twice as many images. This leads to choppy frame rates. And also a 3D monitor is required for this. Much money will be needed to 3D gaming process but as the time passes the progress also rises that means that in recent future we will enjoy 3D gaming with new decisions.

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Technology of plasma screens

Continuing our previous discussion about the history of plasma TV, it is interesting to talk about the technology of its working! It is very important to know about everything which surrounds us in our home! Sitting in comfortable chair or sofa in front of a TV which is in modern TV stand probably you often ask yourself about the technology of producing this amazing device – plasma TV! It is really interesting! For example, I always think about the future of TV furniture or entertainment centers if contemporary plasma TVs were not created, what might be then? That is why today we’ll discuss the way by which plasma screens operate! What special features make them work? Eventually having found the answers to these fundamental questions we’ll decide whether it is worth to acquire plasma TVs and furniture for them. So let us start!

According to basis of video-signal information high-power bundle of electrons light thousands of little dots named pixels. There are only three colors of pixels – red, green and dark blue in majority of systems. These colors evenly allocated with respect to the whole screen. Due to mixing of these colors in different proportions our TVs can reconstruct the whole color gamma. The image on plasma panel is created by the fluorescence of tiny color light bulbs.  Each pixel is made up of three fluorescent lamps – red, green and dark blue. Due to different brightness of these lamps plasma panels like CRT TVs can reproduce the whole color gamma. The central and main element of fluorescent lamps is plasma – gas of free ions (charged atoms) and electrons (minus charged particles). In ordinary terms this gas comprises non-charged particles – atoms with equal quantity of protons and electrons. Total charge of atoms is equal to zero as a result of minus charged particles neutralize plus charged protons. If you add to the gas bulk of free electrons while skipping through it electric charge the situation will rapidly change. Free electrons collide with atoms releasing valent electrons. When loosing electron atom becomes plus charged and finally it becomes an ion. When electrical stream is passing through plasma minus charged particles are attracted by plus charged elements of plasma and vice-versa.  Particles always come into collision with each other. These collisions stimulate atoms in plasma and they emit photons.

Thus the whole process of plasma functioning is observed. So from the abovementioned information we can conclude that the way the TV plasma is working is very simple based on reciprocal action of atomic particles but at the same time it is very subtle balance. While choosing plasma TV you are to remember that high-technological product needs to be carefully treated. Taking this fact into consideration choose only solid durable TV stand for your TV.

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Television Stands – Transform Your Living Room Area. Enhance Your Viewing Pleasure

High-quality TV stand should separately keep cables dexterously and separately out of sight and out of the way while making the area fashionably looking and at the same time enhancing the visual appearance of wide flat screen. Today present TV mounting systems usually appear in two main types: entertainment cabinets and basic TV stands. There is a great multitude of different styles and models of such TV stands. Commonly the design for such TV stands is not too much complicated. They allow to save money if you have not enough also they possess unique feature to save additional space. A TV stand can provide additional storage with in-built shelving or drawers to accommodate discs, journals, books, newspapers and many other things which surround you and which can not find their proper place in your room. Unlike ordinary TV stands the entertainment TV cabinets take up much more space and in addition it cost more than basic TV stand. However this kind of TV stand provides you with more additional options and it looks like real furniture piece. But the number and functionality of these options depend on the price you are really going to pay. As a rule the more you spend the more pleasure you can find in it. Cabinets often offer such an option as capability to hide a TV when it is not needed by closing the doors of the cabinet. Really nice, isn’t it? Moreover if you have too much to place in a TV cabinet, such things as game consoles, cables, DVD you can find suitable unit of TV cabinet with a plenty of options and in different designs.

Material Options: Natural Wood or Steel + Glass

TV stands as well as cabinets come in a wide range of material choices as well as designs and finishes. There is a wide range of choices to beautify and décor your TV screen, because there available a cherry colored LCD stand or a natural oak Plasma stand or many other color combination, all depends on your taste and room interior. In case you are the adherent of ultra-modern design you probably find your vocation in cool steel and sparkling pure glass. Also today ultra-modern tinted glass stands are very popular among many consumers.

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Plasma TV Stands for Plasma TVs

In case we’ve said that the word “plasma” would be as usual as the word ”airplane” some 20 years ago we would be derided. The word “plasma” was pronounced exceptionally in scientific groups. And even an assumption that the special term, determining one of the physical conditions of substance will find a permanent application in our way of life could not get in our mind. Today the word “plasma” is often used term. Big-sized flat screens which operate under the principle of that physical process are named by this term. From the very beginning of their appearance these plasma displays riveted on great attention of many consumers. That was not surprising! At that time common TV device pretended to the dimensions of 32 inches, however the plasma display has laid claim to 42 inches at once. Moreover even ordinary people far from physics have noticed one very great advantage of this new device – small thickness of carcass. These two parameters – thickness of carcass and the dimensions of screen distinguish plasma from other devices of information transmission.

What is plasma?

Plasma is ionized gas. The concentration of plus and minus charges in plasma is equal. The overwhelming substance of Universe is in plasma condition: stars, galaxy nebulas and interstellar space. We know that the plasma is also revealed around our planet Earth. It shows in a way of solar wind, magnetosphere and ionosphere. Plasma is also used in engineering, for example, in plasmatrons and plasma engines.

The history of creation of plasma panels

It was the year of 1936. There was Donald Bitser from Illinois University who was working at educational systems which were to allow to represent not only letters and figures but also graphics. But the progress in this sphere was great. Eventually Bitser gathered a group to work with over new project. He decided to find out the way of working of matrix from neon cells if in case to transmit high-frequency electrical stream through it. For his exploration Bitser involved in the work Jene Slottov and a student Robert Vilson. We don’t know how their work was going but there is one fact – all three names were included in the patent of the invention. In the summer of 1964 the first plasma display has appeared. It is funny, but it was comprised of only one pixel. Today each panel comprises several millions. It is apparent that one pixel display is not a real display. However in 10 years the acceptable results were achieved. In 1971 the production licence on displays Digivue was sold to Owens-Illinois & Co. In 1983 the University of Illinois gained 1 million dollars from selling the licence on “plasma” to IBM. Plasma displays were used in PLATO computer terminals. That same year the panel IBM 3290 Information Panel had appeared – the first commercial product produced in mass number. In 1982 displays Plasmascope for ballistic missile launch control had begun produced. But soon firms producing computers stopped their production. IBM also refused to produce it in 1987. In early 1990s commercial LCD displays cropped up making plasma displays depart from the market. That time black-and-white plasma panels were produced and it was hard to compete with LCD. Nevertheless “plasma” got accustomed to Matsushita Company now is famous as Panasonic. At last in 1999 perspective 60-inches prototype was created with remarkable brightness and contrast best in this field. From that time short rise of plasma technology had begun. In the beginning the panels were sold perfectly – they had flat screens, and what is really important any other technology could not produce comparatively cheap TVs of such dimensions.  But the situation changed dramatically in last 2 years. Now LCD monitors are produced with big sizes. In 2007 much more in quantitative parameters LCD and CRT TVs were sold than plasma TVs. According to official statistic reports only 7% of the whole market is covered by plasma TVs and other plasma devices, much more is by LCD. More and more people prefer LCD screens rather than “plasma”. But we are all in breathless pending of something new to appear.

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