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Join us at the D&D Spring Market

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You’ are Invited!

We would love to have you join us at the D&D Spring Market. On May 15 2014 at 11am, we have an exciting and innovative presentation. Come along to see unique and stylish ways to integrate the latest technology into your home!

The D&D spring market schedule is a jam-packed, two-day event with more than 30 showroom programs and informative events. 

If you’re in or around New York City, we’d love to see you at this unique and special event. Save the date! Add it to your calendar now.


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New at Lowell/Edwards!


In addition, we are very excited to be unveiling the new Metro Frame Collection from Frame My TV. The new Metro Frame Collection features  beautiful sleek modern frames to disguise your TV with flair, with 28 finishes to choose from that will complement any contemporary decor

Perfect for luxury high rise urban living spaces as well as complimenting the modern home. The Metro Frames Collection is available in a variety of profiles as well as finishes for contemporary minimalist spaces where less is more.

A framed TV provides an elegant, finished look,  as well as hiding those unwanted cords and cables.  You can choose from 1000’s of different artwork that will turn your TV into a masterpiece that will wow your guests. It’s a real conversation starter!

Another popular option is to cover your TV with a framed mirror to create a stunningly beautiful centerpiece that compliments any room. 

Visit our website to design your very own framed TV. 


Check it out!


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A great home theater is more than just a big screen and speakers!

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A great home theater is more than just a big screen and numerous expensive speakers. Recreating an authentic movie experience at home requires imaginative architecture, theatrical lighting, precise acoustics, and unparalleled comfort. That is what a private Lowell/Edwards CinemaTech Theater  is all about.

Lowell/Edwards CinemaTech Theaters are made-to-order home theaters, tailored to each client’s specifications. You will not receive a “theater-in-a-box”, but instead a one-of-a-kind custom design. Every Lowell/Edwards CinemaTech Theater is designed and engineered by a team of talented designers specialized in home theaters and hand crafted by a team of artisans. Lowell/Edwards CinemaTech has created several Signature and Classic Series theater designs that allow Lowell/Edwards CinemaTech’s clients to completely alter and customize any theater design into their very own. Lowell/Edwards CinemaTech also provides design services to create a completely custom environment for our clients from scratch.

Incorporating the finest elements of one-of-a-kind custom theaters, Lowell/Edwards CinemaTech’s Signature, Classic, and Custom theater designs capture all the splendor and spirit of a legendary movie theater. From the budget conscious to the ultra-high-end consumer, Lowell/Edwards CinemaTech’s custom theater designs transform any room into a fully functional yet aesthetically and acoustically pleasing home theater with your personal touch interwoven throughout the design.

So, invite your friends, impress your business associates and enjoy the awe as they take in the wonder of your Lowell/Edwards CinemaTech Custom Theater.

What is this Ultra HDTV that you have been hearing about? Let us explain it for you.

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What is this Ultra HDTV that you have been hearing about?

Ultra HDTV has been in the news, advertisements and finally in some stores. Here is the formal definition of what it is:

Ultra HD (also known as “Ultra High Definition” / “Super Hi-Vision” / “Ultra HDTV” / “UHD” / “UHDTV” / “4K” / “8K”), is a video format conceptualized by the Japanese public broadcasting network, NHK.

On October 17, 2012, The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced that the official term “Ultra HD” would be used for any display with a 16 x 9 ratio with at least 1 digital input cable carrying a minimum resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 square pixels.

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Ultra HD Technical Details

ITU Recommendation for Ultra HDTV

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Recommendation BT.2020

 (also known as “Rec. 2020″) was posted on the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) website on August 23, 2012. Rec. 2020 defines various aspects of ultra high definition television such as display resolution, frame rate, chroma subsampling, color depth, and color space.

Ultra HDTV Resolution

Currently there are 2 forms of Ultra HD, 4K and 8K, both have an aspect ratio of 16:9:

4K Ultra HD (2160p) has a resolution of 3840 × 2160 (8.3 megapixels), which is roughly equivalent to 4K cinema or 4 times the number of pixels in Full HD format (1080p).

8K Ultra HD (4320p) produces an astonishing 7,680 × 4,320 pixel resolution (33.2 megapixels), which is roughly the equivalent of an IMAX film or 16 times the pixel resolution of Full HD (1080p). 

Ultra HD Frame rate

Rec. 2020 allows for Ultra HDTV frame rates of 120p, 60p, 59.94p, 50p, 30p, 29.97p, 25p, 24p, and 23.976p. Only progressive frame rates are allowed.

Ultra HD Digital representation

CIE 1931 Color Space

Diagram of the CIE 1931 color space that shows the Rec. 2020 (UHDTV) color space in the outer triangle and Rec. 709 (HDTV) color space in the inner triangle. Both Rec. 2020 and Rec. 709 use Illuminant D65 for the white point.

Rec. 2020 defines an Ultra HDTV color depth of 10-bits or 12-bits.

10-bits per component Rec. 2020 uses video levels where the black level is defined as code 64 and the nominal peak is defined as code 940. Codes 0-3 and 1,020-1,023 are used for the timing reference. Codes 4 through 63 provide video data below the black level while codes 941 through 1,019 provide video data above the nominal peak.

12-bits per component Rec. 2020 uses video levels where the black level is defined as code 256 and the nominal peak is defined as code 3760. Codes 0-15 and 4,080-4,095 are used for the timing reference. Codes 16 through 255 provide video data below the black level while codes 3,761 through 4,079 provide video data above the nominal peak.

Ultra HD Color space

The Rec. 2020 color space can reproduce colors that can not be shown with the Rec. 709 (HDTV) color space. In coverage of the CIE 1931 color space the Rec. 2020 color space covers 75.8%, digital cinema covers 53.6%, the Adobe RGB color space covers 52.1%, and Rec. 709 covers 35.9%

Ultra HD Luma coefficients

Rec. 2020 specifies that if a luma (Y’) signal is made that it uses the R’G’B’ coefficients 0.2627, 0.6780, and 0.0593.

Ultra HD Transfer characteristics

Rec. 2020 defines the non-linear transfer function that can be used for gamma correction. 10-bits per component Rec. 2020 uses the same formula that is used by Rec. 709. 12-bits per component Rec. 2020 makes a single change in the formula in that the minimum point on a 0 to 1 light intensity range where the non-linear transfer function begins is raised from 0.018 to 0.0181. Both Rec. 2020 and Rec. 709 use Illuminant D65 for the white point.

Ultra HD Upscaling

The Ultra HD 4K resolution of 3840 × 2160 simplifies video scaling from the popular high-definition source formats 720p and 1080p. A 1080p video source can be scaled perfectly by simply doubling each pixel horizontally and vertically, using 4 pixels on the Ultra HD 4K display to represent each pixel from the 1080p source. Similarly, a 720p source pixel can be tripled horizontally and vertically, using 9 pixels on the 4K display for each pixel from the 720p source. The 720p and 1080p resolutions will also evenly divide the 8K resolution of 7680 × 4320.

Other Ultra HDTV Details

In addition to the significant upgrade in video quality, sound quality is also significantly increased with Ultra HDTV. 24 channels of audio can be used with 24 speakers, producing a difference comparable to the Ultra HD video resolution.

Currently, only 3 cameras are able to capture video in Ultra HDTV format, and can only capture about 20 minutes (requiring 4 terabytes) in a single day. Needless to say, our current infrastructure is not designed to meet the Ultra HDTV requirements.

Several sources suggest that Super Hi-Vision technology will be used in the 2012 Olympics and will be widely available by 2020.

The following diagram compares Ultra HD resolution to today’s currently available resolutions:

Ultra HDTV

Call us for further details.

We invite you to call us at Lowell/Edwards on 201-525-3300 for more details. 

Enjoy massive savings at Lowell/Edwards End of Summer sample sale!

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Lowell/Edwards Home Integration floor sample sale. This is a sale you definitely don’t want to miss!

Lowell/Edwards is the ultimate destination for interior designers, architects, design enthusiasts as well as consumers.

Massive Savings

Lowell Kaps, president and owner of Lowell/Edwards tells you why you should take advantage of this great opportunity.

We are clearing out a broad portion of our floor samples in our Hackensack NJ showroom to make way for the arrival of new models. Purchase exceptional furnishings as well as decor for your home at a mere fraction of normal cost. Select floor samples must go and will remain on sale until they do. Our sample sale includes custom built wall units, pop-up TV cabinets, a motorized artwork TV enclosure, a custom framed mirror TV  as well as so much more. This is a genuine sale and we are selling at the lowest prices we have ever offered.”

Location

Lowell/Edwards is located in Hackensack, NJ. Just 20 minutes away after crossing the GW bridge from NYC.

Formerly, Lowell/Edwards was located for over 20 years in New York City’s world renowned D&D building.

Lowell/Edwards is one of the nation’s leading custom home theater, home automation and custom cabinetry designers and installers. The team at Lowell/Edwards works with you, your interior designer or architect from the beginning to the end of your project.  We strive to ensure an end product of outstanding quality.

Contact them today to avoid missing out on these amazing bargains.

www.lowelledwards.com

Lowell/Edwards, 15 Warren St. Penthouse West, Hackensack, NJ 07601. Phone: (212) 980 2862  Fax: (212) 980 2862

 

NOTE: These sale pieces are demo floor stock. Finishes may vary and minor imperfections may exist. In addition, the individual condition of each item will be documented, quantities are limited and all sales are final. Clients are responsible for the cost of freight from the location of the item to its final destination.

Lowell/Edwards proudly represents the following Product lines in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut area.

Autonomic Controls, Cinema Tech Seating, Crestron, Denon, Fortress Seating, Frame My TV, KEF Speakers, Leon Speakers, LG, Lutron.

Serena, Lutron Radio RA2, Lutron QS, Middle Atlantic Products, NAD, NAD Master Series, Onkyo, PSB Speakers, Runco, Sonance.

Speaker Craft, Stewart FIlmscreen, Samsung, Seura Mirror TV, Toshiba, Triad Speakers, Vutec ArtScreen.

New website launch provides inspiration. Ideas to prevent the TV taking over your room.

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Hide your TV

With the price of flat panel TVs becoming more affordable, many home owners are now discovering that these large black screens are dominating the room when not in operation.  Instead of the room decor catching your eye, the blank TV has become the main focus. This dramatically ruins the atmosphere you went to so much trouble to create.

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New Website

A visit to the Lowell/Edwards newly launched website http://lowelledwards.com reveals numerous innovative and stylish ideas to disguise your TV. We offer many options to compliment the design and decor of your home.  Custom motorized pop-up TV cabinets. Flush mount picture frames with artwork that retracts to reveal the TV. A mirror that conceals TV behind it. These are just some of the inspiring designs that you will see on our new website. 

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Lowell Kaps, president, says “The demand for TV concealment has increased dramatically in recent years as the trend for larger screens continues. Our design team specializes in creating stunning tailor made solutions.  These solutions seamlessly integrate with the latest technology into your home or business.” (http://www.lowelledwards.com/custom-cabinetry.html)

An Invitation

In addition to inviting you to visit their new website, you are cordially invited to visit the Lowell/Edwards showroom in Hackensack, NJ. Here you will be able to view these unique options in person as well as discuss your individual requirements with a member of their design team. Lowell/Edwards was Formerly located for over 20 years in New York City’s world renowned D&D building.   They are one of the nation’s leading custom home theater, home automation and custom cabinetry designers and installers.

Location

Contact Lowell Kaps

Lowell/Edwards, 15 Warren St. Penthouse West, Hackensack, NJ 07601

Phone: (212) 980 2862  Fax: (212) 980 2862

Brands we Represent

Lowell/Edwards represents the following Product lines in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut area.

Autonomic Controls, Cinema Tech Seating, Crestron, Denon, Fortress Seating, Frame My TV, KEF Speakers, Leon Speakers, LG, Lutron Serena, Lutron Radio RA2, Lutron QS, Middle Atlantic Products, NAD, NAD Master Series, Onkyo, PSB Speakers, Runco, Sonance, Speaker Craft, Stewart FIlmscreen, Samsung, Seura Mirror TV, Toshiba, Triad Speakers, Vutec ArtScreen.

Welcome to Lowell/Edwards Home Theater/Automation and Custom Cabinetry Blog!

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 Welcome to the Lowell/Edwards blog!

Lowell/Edwards can help you with sound proofing, beautiful cabinetry, motorized seating, lighting control, touch screen remote controls, motorized shades as well as ingenious ways to hide your TV. 

 

Lowell/Edwards Custom Home Theater

 

At Lowell/Edwards, we specialize in the following services and more:

  • Home Theater
  • Home Automation
  • Custom Cabinetry
  • Framed Art TV’s
  • Framed Mirror TV’s
  • Motorized Shades.

 

Custom Design

At Lowell/Edwards we can provide a tailored custom to suit you and your lifestyle. No project is too big or small. Both residential and commercial projects are welcome.

We use only superior products paired with custom designed systems that are professionally installed by our highly skilled installation team. In addition, our customer service coordinator will schedule any service as needed in the future. 

We offer top-notch, fast response customer service. We also take pride in getting the job done right the first time. With over 20 years in business, we have the knowledge and experience you’ve been looking for. We are known for having an eye for perfection. 

Review a list of our product lines on our website. 

http://www.lowelledwards.com

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Lowell/Edward represents the following Product lines in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut area: Autonomic Controls, Cinema Tech Seating, Crestron, Denon, Fortress Seating, Frame My TV, KEF Speakers, Leon Speakers, LG, Lutron Serena, Lutron Radio RA2, Lutron QS, Middle Atlantic Products, NAD, NAD Master Series, Onkyo, PSB Speakers, Runco, Sonance, Speaker Craft, Stewart FIlmscreen, Samsung, Seura Mirror TV, Toshiba, Triad Speakers, Vutec ArtScreen

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