How to Mount Your Flat Screen TV

Mounted TV

Mounting a TV on the wall frees up space in the home and gives a much cleaner appearance, but it can be an intimidating task. To help you out, we have put together a how-to guide with tips to mounting your TV so you can avoid the most common mistakes.

Things you should know before you get started. . .


  • Be sure you have all the necessary hardware, mounting kit, and cables required to complete the installation.
  • Read manufacturer’s instructions for both the TV and the wall mount. If you have not purchased a wall-mounting bracket yet, check your TV’s owner manual for mounting guidelines. Always check the screen size and the weight that a bracket can hold.
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Sony Demo Day Sunday, December 21, 2013


Have you been curious about the latest technology from Sony? Sony reps will be holding an in-store 4K and soundbar demo day this Sunday, December 21, 2013, between 11am-5pm at our Atlantic Avenue, Raritan, Yonkers and Chelsea superstores. Stop down and learn more about  the highest resolution television experience possible and marvel in true surround sound.

While you are there you will  have a chance to win movie tickets just for experiencing Sony products during your visit. And that’s not all… don’t forget to take a “Selfie” next to a Sony product while you are there for a chance to win a trip to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil from Sony! (Learn more about this sweepstakes … Read more...

Sony Event This Week at P.C. Richard and Son


It’s the perfect week to start your holiday shopping with the Sony event going on now at P.C. Richard and Son! We’re celebrating all that Sony has to offer this week with amazing deals on Sony TVs, laptops, cameras, speakers, and much more.  Work, play, or create – Sony offers an array of products that are great for the office, home, or hobby. 

This week, save up to $1500 on select Sony 4K Ultra HDTVs and experience a picture as real as life itself! Plus, purchase any 55”/65” Sony 4K Ultra HDTV and save $200 on a Sony 4K Ultra HD Media Player, which allows you to watch select movies in 4K.  Don’t forget to also check out their … Read more...

Introducing the New Bose® SoundTouch™ Wi-Fi® Music System

AsPhotographers |  We Are The Rhoads | Chris & Sarah Rhoads   Client: Bose your world of music keeps growing, the all-new Bose SoundTouch products let you enjoy it all at the touch of a button! If you have an existing home Wi-Fi network, you’re ready to enjoy Bose sound in any room you want; no extra equipment necessary. Bose SoundTouch devices can access music stored on a Mac or Windows computer, as well as Internet and Pandora radio stations, making listening to music easier than ever.

Besides music streaming, SoundTouch devices can be controlled by the Bose SoundTouch app for iOS, Android, Mac OS X, and Windows. With this app, you can browse for music; set up to six presets for one-touch access to a specific playlist, internet radio station, and more. … Read more...

What You Need To Know About 4K Ultra HD


Just when you figured out the differences between LCD, LED, plasma, and 3D, here comes something new to learn, 4K Ultra HD. This new technology is the talk of the town right now and for good reason. If you have been a little curious about all the hype surrounding 4K read on and let us know what you think about 4K Ultra HD.

What exactly is 4K?

4K Ultra HD, 4K’s official consumer label, refers to horizontal resolution instead of vertical, which are all on the order of 4,000 pixels. 4K screens deliver an 8 mega pixel image from Hi-res cameras. Full HDTVs offer an image around 2 megapixels.  Having so many pixels of Read more...

Home Theater 101: How Do I Position My Surround Sound Speakers?

Polk Theater SetEach speaker has a specific role to play in your surround sound system. Understanding what each speaker does will help you shop smarter.

Center Channel Speaker

The primary purpose of a center channel speaker is to produce movie sound the director positioned in the center channel. When watching a movie more than 50% of the soundtrack, including almost all dialogue, is delivered through the center channel speaker. Since a great deal of action comes from this speaker, a good center channel speaker is crucial for a well-balanced home theater system.

Keep in mind a center channel speaker is best placed just below the TV, so make sure your speaker is an appropriate size for the intended placement. Most experts … Read more...

Introduction to Surround Sound



Want to have that same surround sound experience you get at the movie theater in your own home? You can, and it’s really simple! Here is a basic “Do It Yourself” introduction to setting up a home theater system in your own home.

You will need a home theater receiver and at least six speakers; including a powered subwoofer. You can keep it simple by buying a pre-matched surround sound speaker system.

When purchasing your speaker system, keep the size of your room and TV size in mind.  If you have a big TV or a medium-to-large size room, choose larger speakers.  Where you position each speaker, depending upon the layout and shape of your room, may affect Read more...

Take Your Home Entertainment Experience To The Backyard



Football season is right around the corner, and the smell of Buffalo wings is in the air. Football is not just a game you sit on the couch and enjoy; it’s an event! For those who can’t make it to the game, you need to bring that same excitement and energy to your home every Sunday. Want to know how to bring your game day experience to a whole new level?

Imagine watching the game in your own backyard, barbecuing with family and friends while the kids play catch. This is the next best thing to being at the game. Chances are you already have a grill and patio furniture; all you’re missing is the perfect outdoor television. Before … Read more...

5 Points to keep in Mind When Shopping For a TV

With so many different options in television viewing, it’s hard to choose what is best for you. There are 5 points you should keep in mind when shopping for a TV to help make the decision making process easier.



The most important thing to consider when shopping for the right TV is your budget; how much you are willing to spend will determine how many choices you actually have. Before you enter a store it’s good to have this budget in mind. If your budget is from $100-$250 your selection and screen sizes choose from will be smaller. You will also be limited to LCD and LED panels; but that’s not a bad thing! LCD and LED are the … Read more...

Win a Bose® Lifestyle® V25 System!

The new Bose® Lifestyle® home entertainment systems deliver vivid, theater-like sound that brings movies, sports, video games and music to life. And with the proprietary Unify intelligent integration system, it lets you enjoy that experience easier than ever before. Easy-to-follow onscreen messages guide you through the setup process. The remote control and navigation menus make your entire system so simple to use, you may not even need the instructions. This unique combination of performance and simplicity is only available from Bose, and you have a chance to win the Lifestyle® V25 System! This is a $2,499 value that you really can’t pass up.

To enter, simply visit the Bose® Lifestyle® Home Entertainment Systems page and click on the “enter to … Read more...