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Cinema closed? Your Lowell/Edwards home theater room will always be open!

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Entertaining at home – your home theater

Wondering what makes for home entertaining in the age of, well, staying more at home? A Home Theater or Media Room – it’s a great step to making a hit with family and friends and a room to enjoy whenever you just need to get away.   

Home Theaters or Media Rooms consist of the video display, a sound system and often automated lighting and shades. Let’s take a look at the video side first. Do you mount a big TV on the wall or do you go really big with a video projector and screen? Either can deliver impressive 4K or 8K technology. This will let you see the details of your movies, shows, and sports with amazing, lifelike clarity. How do you decide whether to choose a flat panel display or a projector and screen? We base our choice on size – flat panel displays up to 85” or so, are readily available at reasonable price ranges.

When you want a screen size of 100” or larger, a separate projector and screen makes more sense. It also depends on your room. What you can place where, and how much light will reflect on the screen during the day.   

Planning a staycation for the holidays? Call us for a complimentary Media Room consultation today.

Home Theater, Theater chairs, Projection TV

Experience our New Home Theater Demo Room with 130″ screen and 12 home theater chairs to choose from. By appointment and sanitized for your visit.

Projection TV, Theater chair, Media Room


Thinking about a dedicated Media Room or Home Theater room, but don’t know where to start? That’s where we come in. Let’s chat. We’ve made theaters in garages, extra bedrooms, attics, basements… you name it. This will be the favorite room in your home. A great place to entertain, throw a party, have the kids take the stage for Karaoke or any other type of show… it’s just great fun.

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.


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!





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.

The many benefits of Home Automation Systems

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Imagine living in a home that “thinks” for itself! Wouldn’t you like to take control of your busy lifestyle, and better manage your time? Be able to monitor your home security while you are out via your smartphone or tablet? Reduce energy costs and save money along in addition to helping the environment? Installing a Home Automation system can do all of this for you.

Thanks to the amazing world of technology we now live in, it’s possible! Unify all of your home electronics into one integrated wireless network today with the latest technology from Lowell/Edwards.

Our home automation systems are capable of making any home “smart”. Ultimately improving the safety, comfort, and efficiency of your property.


What Can I Control With Home Automation?

With the broad selection of home automation options offered by Lowell/Edwards, you can control just about anything you want in your home.


Wireless home automation allows you to manage the lighting in any room in your home using a small handheld device. Control individual lights located in different parts of your home from your bed, the sofa, or while lounging next to your outdoor pool. Headed away on vacation? Then simply pre-program the system to automatically manage your lights in your absence. Take control by gaining full authority over your home’s lighting, wherever and whenever you want.

Home Security Systems and Access Control

Home automation programs can be wired to work with your home alarm system. This provides you with security and peace of mind. A wireless home automation system won’t just alert the authorities or  your monitoring agency. It will also alert you on your cellphone, keeping you informed of any suspicious activity in and around your home. Integrated cameras and intercom systems can let you see and talk with unexpected visitors. Networked door locks can be controlled remotely to accommodate friends and family members.

Home automation systems can also improve the safety of your property by using wireless security lighting programs. For example, with a home automation system you can set up your outside security lights to automatically “see” you and activate when you pull in the drive. You can also turn lights on inside your home before you arrive, meaning you will never have to come home to a dark house again!

Comfort and Entertainment Upgrades

With a home automation system, you can finally have the convenience of total control over your electronic devices. You can even program your coffee pot to turn on at a specific time. 

Home automation systems can control thermostats, phone systems, home theater systems. Some can even be hooked up to control your lawn sprinklers!

Enjoy the Many Benefits of Home Automation

The ability to control and automate just about every device and appliance in your home certainly has its perks. Imagine being able to preheat your chilly bathroom floor before rolling out of bed on a cold winter morning? Or wouldn’t it be nice if you could dim the lights while sitting watching a movie? Without having to get up and flick the switch? That’s the convenience of home automation!

Efficient and effective, home automation systems can also help you save money on your utilities. No longer will you be spending money on household appliances left running by accident. Plus, you’ll save on gas. You will never need to drive home in order to check to see if you’ve turned something off. These cost-saving reasons alone are often enough to justify the expense of a home automation system.


Optimize a small space with a Hydra Designs table from LOWELL/EDWARDS

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A very clever table!

The Hydra Designs Table adjusts from coffee table height to dining height, or anywhere in between with just a few easy pumps of the foot lever.




Tired of hunching over his small coffee table whilst working and during meal times in his small NY apartment, inventor/designer and President of Hydra Designs, Gary Gianakis  sought to create a table with many different functions and uses. Made out of chrome and glass (and now available in wood), he named it Hydra because it employs a hydraulic pump. The Hydra Table adjusts in height, spins, locks into position and rolls.

Hydra is a table that turns sitting at the table into an event.  Strong and versatile, it is available in many shapes and colors. Not only does it look good but it’s entirely functional!

Over the years since its inception in 1996, this innovative table has really made a name for itself. See below for just some of the achievements it boasts:

  • “The Hydra Table is really very clever”  – The Wall Street Journal
  • Won the Adex Award for Design Excellence
  • Displayed in *Saks Fifth Avenue’s Manhattan shop windows
  • Exhibited at the ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair)
  • Brought to major markets including High Point, San Francisco, Chicago, and Tokyo.


The Hydra Bar Table, perfect for using with stools or as a standing table.


See it in our showroom

Lowell/Edwards is proud to be a long standing Hydra Designs dealer in the New York area. Over the years we have helped transform many small living as well as work areas into stylish comfortable spaces with Hydra Designs Tables.

We invite you to visit the Lowell/Edwards  showroom in Hackensack NJ. Come and see for yourself how these unique tables work and how they could make your life easier.

The Hydra Designs 
    Woody Table

The Hydra Woody Table features a beautiful wooden base, available in many different finishes to compliment your room.


The Original Hydra Table with a stunningly stylish chrome base.

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.



Ultra HD Technical Details

ITU Recommendation for Ultra HDTV


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.”


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.

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. tv conceal bedroom

New Website

A visit to the Lowell/Edwards newly launched website 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.  Image result for artscreen tv 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.” (

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.


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. Contact us to find out how we can help you.
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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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