|Short Throw Projectors|
Short throw projectors, or “Laser TVs” are the hottest new tech for large TV displays over the relatively affordable 85-86” size range. Typically, TVs over the 85-86” size well exceed $10-20,000, and 110” TVs can cost a staggering $100,000 (or more!), but short throw projectors combine the convenience of placing your “TV” near the desired viewing wall, keeping cables conveniently close to your input devices, and displaying a beautiful 4K image of up to 120” on the wall directly above it.
Unlike traditional projectors that require cabling through the ceiling to the ceiling-mounted or rear-mounted projector location, short throw projectors can be placed on top of the credenza or furniture below your TV wall, where they shine their image up, rather than ahead.
Praetas installs the LG CineBeam and Samsung Premiere Short Throw Projectors and would be happy to meet with you to discuss installation, surround sound audio and more. We do all facets of indoor and outdoor home entertainment, home movie theaters, and lighting effects.What’s the Matter?
Matter is a new home automation protocol that Apple, Google, and Amazon came together to develop to standardize and combat the lack of unification across devices over the past decade. Hundreds of businesses like Samsung, LG, and more are on board, and this means regardless of the platform you first adopted (Alexa, Zigbee, Lutron, Wi-Fi, etc.), it gives you freedom to shop for the latest smart devices you want to integrate, regardless of the platform you first adopted.
Amazon announced at CES 2023 that it would do a full rollout by this Spring, bringing Matter to new Echo products and pushing over-the-air updates to most existing Echo devices as well. Additionally, support will be extended to a wider array of connected devices like thermostats, light bulbs, and smart plugs.
Samsung said that all of its 2022 smart TVs will be updated to become Matter controllers in March, with new Samsung devices in 2023 and beyond coming with Matter as standard.A New Way to Monitor Your Vehicles
Another big announcement at CES 2023 came from Ring, which debuted it’s newest Ring Car Cam, it’s first entry into the vehicle market, attempting to shake up the otherwise underwhelming array of offerings that make it difficult to ensure your dash cam is recording, requiring use of hard to use microSD cards, and flaky operating systems that are hard to navigate.
The Ring Car Cam comes with 24/7 monitoring, cell connection to your Ring cloud account, and two HD cameras with night vision to monitor the inside and outside of your vehicle. Like all Ring cameras, the Ring Car Cam comes with 2-Way Talk. The Ring Car Cam will be released on February 15, 2023, and all the Praetas vehicles will have them installed shortly thereafter.
Did you know Praetas is an authorized Ring Installer? Let us know if you have any questions about the array of Ring products for your home or business.Our Custom PCs Now Include FREE In-Home Setup
By popular demand, all new Praetas custom PCs now come with 1-hour of FREE in-home setup, which includes connecting your new PC to your home internet, installing your printer, transferring files and programs, and showing you all the features and operations. Our base Custom PC comes with an Intel Quad Core i3 CPU, 8GB RAM, 250GB Samsung M.2 NVMe Evo SSD, Windows 11 Home and a 3-Year Parts Warranty, starting at $800 + tax.
If you’re interested in a new Custom PC, Gaming PC, Home Theater PC or AutoCAD PC, we can design it around the applications you intend to use, with specific performance and display frame rates in mind. Give us a call for a free quote!Computer Deal of the Month
Our computer deal of the month is a very lightly used 24-inch Green iMac with 4.5K Retina Display (A2439) with M1 CPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, and 18 months of Apple Care. We’ve reset it, updated it, and cleaned it so it’s practically brand new and ready for your home or office.
This computer currently retails for $1,299, plus $169 for 2 years of AppleCare, but we are selling it for $999 + tax, with the matching Wireless Magic Mouse and Wireless Magic Keyboard, and 18 months of AppleCare Warranty remaining*. This purchase includes 1 hour of on-site labor to assist with setup and transferring your data.
If Apple isn’t your speed, or you need something portable, we have plenty of other refurbished Windows-based Desktops and Laptops, as well as a few MacBook Pros.
* Water Bottle and Headphones Sold Separately
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