High-Quality Sound for Your Home

Безымянный-222-07A fixture of American living rooms in the 1950s was the record player with a mono or one-channel sound system. Stereo was marketed in the 1960s as the latest technological advancement, bringing sophisticated two-channel sound to the masses. Stereo sound became common in entertainment systems such as broadcast radio, TV, recorded music, and cinema.  The rise of home theater products in the late 1980s brought multi-channel audio or surround-sound systems into popularity. With the advent of affordable large screen TVs at the turn of this century, consumers wanted an equally stunning 3D audio experience to match their vividly beautiful picture.

Team Nutz understands the importance you place on a realistic audio. Whether you’re watching your favorite cooking channel, streaming a movie or playing a video game, you want to complement that experience with great sound.  Do you want a traditional 5.1 system with three front speakers, subwoofer, and two side speakers for a beautiful surround sound, or a 7.1 system with two more speakers? There are so many head-spinning options based on the size of your room and TV.

That’s where Team Nutz comes in. We help you not only choose the right home theater or sound bar system paired with your home assistant, we also install it.

Call us today at 412-967-0467 about sound systems that will dramatically improve your viewing pleasure. Inquire about our whole house audio, too!

Give the Gift of Sound

TN-Security-blog-12-2018A big screen TV makes a great holiday gift. But the flat sound that comes out of your new flat panel screen compromises the viewing experience. Upgrade your audio and pump up the volume a sound bar. They require minimal space and deliver big, room-filling sound. Choose it with built-in Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, and expand it with wireless rear speakers. The Sonos Beam is a great option when your space is at a premium, and you want advanced features. It’s expandable to create a full home theater system. The Beam also allows you to control your TV with an Alexa-enabled device for remote-free control of music, games, streaming services, and more. TN Security carries Sonos and other leading brands of audio products. We can help you choose the best component home theater system for your room. Our tech team can also mount your TV and sync it with a speaker system and personal assistant to make your family’s holiday season extra bright.

Contact TN Security now for an installation appointment.

Predicting the Best 4K TV Deals for Black Friday 2018

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Spending Lab released their list of 4K TV Black Friday deals predictions for 2018.

  • Up to $100 off Samsung 4K TVs – expect discounts in the range of $50 to $100 on premium Samsung 4K TVs, particularly 40-inch screens
  • Up to $150 off Toshiba 4K TVs with Fire TV – Amazon typically discounts their products during Black Friday. Several Toshiba 4K models ship with Fire TV, an Amazon streaming product, so expect bigger discounts on these bundles
  • Up to $150 off TCL 4K TVs – TCL usually offer some of the lowest priced 4K screens on Black Friday and we expect this year to be no different

Regardless of Black Friday deals, installing your 4K TV just in time for the holiday TV lineup can be a hassle. First you have to find the right type of mounting bracket. How do you really feel about drilling into masonry surfaces? Then what about lifting and mounting an expensive piece of electronics. To ensure a premium and a complete access viewing experience, you also need to install streaming devices and speaker options like soundbars and smart speakers. Whew! Lessen your holiday stress and contact TN Security today. TN Security is your one-stop home automation solution. Our highly trained (and patient and strong) technicians are ready to install any type of television. We will connect, mount and setup your new prized possession with the care and skill that you should expect.

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BUY 2 ROOMS AND GET THE 3RD ROOM HALF OFF. Contact us now.

Upgrading to High Def TV & Surround Sound Puts a Different Kind of Crisp into Fall

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Take a break from raking leaves, and from enjoying apple crisp and other fall treats by upgrading your home entertainment experience to include HDTV or UHD and surround sound. Whether you’re watching your favorite teams or your favorite shows, the surround sound experience, including life-like images from one of the latest TVs, can make the cider, popcorn and caramel apples taste better.

The natural tendency is to get the biggest TV you can afford. Depending upon the size of your room, you may want to reconsider. To determine whether a TV is right for your space, use this simple formula:

Multiply the TV’s diagonal width (in inches) by 0.10 to get the ideal viewing distance.

For example, if you have a 52-inch TV, you would need to be sitting at least 5.2 ft. away. It’s an important consideration if you have a small living room, family room or den.

Because modern TVs aren’t as bulky as older ones, your replacement unit can be larger than the one you’re retiring.

As for audio, the thin flat panel that comes with most TVs gives you basic sound, so you may want to enhance sound quality by adding external speakers. We carry all the top brands, including Fluance, Klipsch, Onkyo and Yamaha.

With so many choices, cut through the confusion and come to us for expert advice, and the best systems and equipment.

Like Sunglasses for Your Windows

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“I purchased nearly $20,000 in new draperies and plantation shutters for my home. It was quite an investment. But I realized, after the fact, that the front of my house had a perfect southern exposure. The sun was unrelenting and harsh (perhaps I should’ve invested in solar panels!). It occurred to me that I couldn’t let the sun bake and fade my new window coverings over time. That’s when I called T.N. Security.”

~Jenny, Glenshaw, PA

Natural light is one of the most lovely and desirable features of a home or office. But there’s an ugly side to the sun. It can expose it occupants – people, furniture, artwork, carpet, and drapes  —  to its brutal effects. It can fade all the interior contents with its punishing rays. Protect your interiors with window film from T.N. Security.  Available in commercial, residential and security grades, window film is installed directly onto your window’s surface, thereby eliminating hot spots and glare. Window film filters 82% of the heat and 99% of damaging UV rays. It can also save you money on your air-conditioning bill by absorbing the solar heat in the summer and on your heating bills in the winter.  T.N. Security is a dealer of Johnson Window Films. All window film is professionally installed by our trained techs. Immediately feel the benefit of window film in your office, car or RV, T.N. Security can help. Contact us now for an appointment.

The Lowdown on High Quality TV Surround Sound Systems

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There are many cost-effective TV surround sound systems on the market with a wide range of customizable features for high quality sound. Most connect to several audio sources such as TV, laptop, MP3 player, Bluetooth, and USB via the stereo RCA input.

A new development in the sound system discussion is the integration of home assistants like Google Home, Google Alexa and Apple Homepod, which you can use as a soundbar or communicate with your TV. With a typical home theater system, a remote control or a display regulates volume and sound balance for the very best in listening pleasure.

There are center-channel front speaker systems, side speaker systems mounted to the wall, speakers placed on bookcases or floor-standing models. These are mainly in a 5.1 configuration, meaning five main channels plus a subwoofer to handle the low frequency effects channel (LFE).

For new construction or remodels there are in-the-wall or in-the-ceiling options. Another consideration is whether the products are for residential or commercial use.  A major hurdle when specing a system is the room itself.  What is the square footage? How high is the ceiling? Are their kids who play there?

What about extending your listening pleasure outdoors? Team Nutz can hook you up with many wired, wireless or hybrid speaker options from all the major manufacturers. Mountable? Designed to disappear in your landscaping? All speakers are weatherproof or waterproof. Wireless speakers also have the advantage of connecting to your playlist and many will charge your smartphone.

You may want to consider using your 2017 tax refund to improve your biggest and most enjoyable investment – your home.

Indoors or outdoors, Contact TN Security for a free sound system assessment. We’ll walk you through all the ins and outs of TV sound and the integration of home assistants.  We have many options and price points, most important, our installation team is topnotch!

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Upgrading to Surround Sound Audio Improves Your in-Home Entertainment Experience

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Start the New Year right. Save 10% with Sonos, Surround Sound Systems on orders placed by January 15.

As Old Man Winter settles in, now is the perfect time to improve your sound system so it matches your picture quality. Whether you’re a Steelers or Penguins fan, or a movie buff, or enjoy watching the latest dramas, reality shows or sticoms, you’ll appreciate the superior sound quality that surround sound gives you. For the very first time, you’ll feel like you’re on the sideline, behind the glass or on the scene, giving you an experience you could only get before in a movie theater. Whether you want a single-room or whole-house installation, we have competitively priced equipment and systems from the leading manufacturers, including Bose, Pioneer, Russound, Vanco, and Yamaha, that we customize to meet your exact needs. When we install a surround sound system, it’s just the beginning of our relationship with you. To make sure you’re getting the most out of your new purchase, we’ll make sure you totally understand how to use the system’s controls to get the best possible audio for the shows you like to watch, and we’re always ready to answer any questions you have down the road. If you’re tired of “tinny” audio coming from your TV, wake up to surround sound.

Equalize the Quality of Your TV Picture & Audio Feed

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Equalize the Quality of Your TV Picture & Audio Feed

If you’ve got your sights on a flat-screen TV, why not upgrade the audio, too? By creating a home theater system, you’ll increase your enjoyment of your favorite shows, and family and friends will want to watch at your place instead of theirs.

When it comes to HDTV, we work with the technology leaders, including Samsung, LG, Mitsubishi, Phillips, Magnavox, Sansui, Sharp, Toshiba, Panasonic, JVC and Sony.

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As for audio systems, we can do a single room or whole-house installation with speakers from Bose, Pioneer, Russound, Vanco, Jamo, Yamaha and many other outstanding companies we regularly work with.

Whether you prefer movies, talk shows, sitcoms, sports, or any other type of programming, we’ll show you the possibilities so you can get a superior video/audio combination for the holidays, or to start 2018 on a high note.

Just when we thought technology couldn’t get any better, or more competitively priced, it has. To find out what combination of TV and audio system would work best for you, make an appointment for one of our experienced and knowledgeable entertainment system specialists to visit your home, make recommendations and help you take advantage of discount pricing on orders placed by
December 31.

“November Is Black Friday” Installation Sale

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Plus Black Friday Bonanza Prices!

You’ve been eyeing a 65″ OLED 4K Ultra HD TV. The Black Friday sale price is still a whopping $4,999. Even though it weighs only 16 lbs. and is 3/16″ thick, do you trust yourself to install this magnificent piece of electronics? Don’t rely on a Youtube video.

Contact TN Security for our “November is Black Friday” installation event. The techs at TN Security will be at your house within 24 hours of your call to wall-mount and install your new TV.  Price:  $149.99 during November only, regularly $169.99.

Ask TN Security about our 65″ 4K Ultra HD LED TV. for only $899.99

“Location is the most important factor when installing a TV,” Ed Nuttall, owner of Pittsburgh-based TN Security, says. “Viewing angle, where to house components, and power outlet location are all important considerations.”
TN Security also has great prices on a wide variety of accessories…everything from surge protectors to streaming media players that we can bring to the install. Remember:  TN Security is the source for all of your home security and monitoring systems and smart home automation — all viewable and controllable, of course, from that new TV.

Contact us now for your installation appointment

Create an Entertainment Experience as Colorful as the Falling Leaves

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SAVE 18% Go BIG with Bose Acoustimass 10-Series V 5:1 Home Entertainment Speaker System for large rooms, retail price $999.99, now $824.99

As the days grow shorter and temperatures cool down, you’re likely to be spending more time inside watching your favorite TV shows, movies or sports teams, or listening to music. To get the most out of your entertainment experience, invest in a Surround Sound system by Bose, Pioneer or Yamaha. By installing Surround Sound in your den, living room, “man cave” or entertainment center, you’ll impress family and friends who come over to enjoy a glass of chilled cider or Oktoberfest beer and celebrate the vivid colors of fall foliage, or to cheer the Steelers, Penguins and Panthers or Nittany Lions on to victory. Having a Surround Sound system is also a great way to reward yourself. No matter how challenging things are at work, there’s always a great entertainment experience awaiting you at the end of the day. What’s more, a Surround Sound system can be an early holiday gift to yourself or your family, because before you know it, winter will be here. On those long, endless nights and cold, gray weekends, you’ll really appreciate having quality sound coming from your TV and audio systems. So, don’t find yourself wishing you had a Surround Sound system, only to learn that you have to wait a couple of weeks, or longer, to get one installed. In these early days of fall, turn over a new leaf and contact us for a FREE in-home evaluation.