Make Your Office Into a Control Centre

Make Your Office Into a Control Centre

Work is seldom seen in feature films, with most heroes and heroines given fascinatingly quirky jobs that never seem to require a full day in the office. The exception to the movie office embargo is for super villains. Here, set designers can go crazy, creating massively complex commercial spaces in unlikely locations. Blofeld’s volcano home-come-control-centre in You Only Live Twice seems just about the most commuter-unfriendly location known to man, with the possible exception of Stromberg’s underwater lair in The Spy Who Loved Me.

New High-Tech TV? Let Us Set it Up For You 

New High-Tech TV? Let Us Set it Up For You 

The new age of digital and Smart TV is upon us and if you haven’t already done so, it’s likely you are thinking of investing in a new TV. March is a great time to upgrade your TV system, as the new year’s models are typically released in April. So, if you’re quick off the mark, you can snap up a good deal on the 2013 models by buying now.

Ideas For Wall-Mounted Flat-Screen TVs

Ideas For Wall-Mounted Flat-Screen TVs

Flat, curved, projected: whatever you choose, TVs now look totally different from their cathode ray tube predecessors. Smaller in depth but wider in screen, many new owners of the latest Smart TV find their existing TV furniture set-up no longer works with their sleek new home cinema system. Here at Picture Perfect, one of the perks of the job is working with home owners to come up with the ideal set-up for screens in any room, and one of the most popular options with flat screens is to mount them on the wall. Moving Pictures TV wall mounting basically boils down to two options. First, you can use a fixed mount so the TV is stable and exactly where you want it. Alternatively, you can choose a swivel mount, so the screen can be tilted and adjusted for people viewing in different locations. The first option is great if your…

This is How We Test for Reception Problems

This is How We Test for Reception Problems

Finding out whether your antenna needs replacing or your TV setup just needs some fine tuning isn’t always a straightforward affair. You might think there’s a major problem, but having an expert check your system and reception setup can tell you what’s really going on. A TV reception expert can save you the expense of installing new equipment by identifying problems with aerial location and signal disruption. So, how can Picture Perfect be so sure what’s causing your reception problems? What can you expect when you call us out? The Voice Of Experience At Picture Perfect, we have been working in audio-visual technology for the best part of two decades. That’s a lot of aerials and a lot of rooftops. Our technicians really have a bird’s-eye view of Brisbane, Caboolture and the Sunshine Coast and they know the area and its signal blind spots better than the backs of their…

Could Your TV Antenna Benefit From Bird Spikes?

Could Your TV Antenna Benefit From Bird Spikes?

Birds of a feather flock together and if your roof makes a convenient, comfortable roost you can soon find yourself surrounded by our feathered friends. This is great if you’re an avid bird watcher, less great if you’d rather watch TV. As well as disrupting the signal, birds on your roof can physically damage your TV aerial. This damage can be caused by the weight of larger birds bending the prongs on the antenna and the build up of dirt and debris from nesting and guano deposits. Picture Problems Probably the surest indicator of antenna trouble caused by physical damage and wildlife disruption is if your neighbours have good TV reception while your aerial struggles. Take a good look at your TV antenna from the ground and note if any of the prongs are bent or rusted, if elements are missing and if it is facing a different direction than…

Three Weird Things We’ve Seen On Roofs

Three Weird Things We’ve Seen On Roofs

Anyone who has a job that requires climbing onto roofs can tell you stories about what they’ve seen up there. Roofers, home inspectors, quantity surveyors and of course, TV antenna installers all have tales to tell. When someone from Picture Perfect climbs up on your roof, they are not conducting an inspection and will not necessarily notice if something is amiss. Still, some things stand out so clearly that we can’t help but notice. Don’t worry. If something really jumps out at us, we’ll let you know. Here are a few things we’ve noticed while on the job. Rooftop Animal Toilets Yes, we’ve seen piles of dung on roofs. Are they left by possums? Maybe. It’s just interesting that some creatures like to return to the same place over and over again. We saw this once and mentioned it to the home owner. It was near an air intake and…

How is a Digital Antenna Different?

How is a Digital Antenna Different?

We call our new antennas that are optimised for use with digital channels “digital antennas.” However, it’s true that older antennas can pick up digital signals. They’re just not usually as good at it. They may give you poor reception or be unable to tune into some channels at all. Why is this? It’s because digital antennas are designed to pick up the frequencies that dominate on digital TV and because they can bring in adequate signal strength to tune into a digital signal. It’s about sensitivity to high frequencies Digital and analogue TV signals are not two completely different things. They’re both carried on radio waves at a range of different frequencies. However, with recent advances in communications technology and with the advent of digital television, there have been some shifts in the frequencies that are being used to carry the TV signals. The lower end of the VHS…

Our Antenna Installation: Three Basic Steps

Our Antenna Installation: Three Basic Steps

If you live in or near Brisbane and your television reception isn’t what it should be, then we at Picture Perfect can help. Brisbane television service is now 100 percent digital. If you have an older, non-digital TV antenna, then there’s a good chance that you’re missing some frequencies and will not be able to tune all of your channels properly. In fact, if you have a pre-digital antenna, you are probably missing channels that you should be receiving. You don’t have to put up with it. It’s not too costly to have a new digital antenna installed. Here’s how it works. 1. A Free Survey We’re not a one-size-fits-all operation. We’re interested in giving you a television signal that’s really going to make a difference in the quality of your viewing. So, we don’t just come in and slap up a new antenna. We start by evaluating your current…

5 common mistakes in Antenna Installation

5 common mistakes in Antenna Installation

Since we have much experience (18+ years) in antenna & cable industry in Brisbane area and it happens pretty often to be called to fix reception problems for faulty/improper antenna installation job. Even it is a DYI job of a tech savvy guy, or a poorly install job of a ‘local pro’, we can always get it right, so do not worry! You are covered either way With this article we decided to help our brave neighbors who are not afraid to get on the roof for a custom antenna install for their homes . Here are 5 most common mistakes in antenna installations explained by our boss himself, Mr Adam Leishman:   Hope you find our short video useful and you will be more prepared to fix you antenna issues next time. Please feel free to suggest us in the comments below topics and subjects for other tutorials and videos…

Smart TV – changing your home entertainment for good !

Smart TV – changing your home entertainment for good !

Smart TV – TV of The Future is here   If you ever connected your PC with your TV in order to see a movie from your Hard Drive, a YouTube video clip or your favorite serial, you may say you already used a Smart TV J Just that it is pretty annoying when it comes to control it. Although there quite a few solution of remote controlling your pc, these usually only works for the geek in the family. Do you think your grandma will manage to pair a Bluetooth keyboard with your lap? Don’t think so… We can say that Smart TV is a natural evolution of TV entertainment as we know it. More and more people get their content and source of entertainment from the internet. And also want to interact with it (Like, Share, Comment). And also want it when they have time for it. So…