Monthly Archives: April 2011

Tips – Keep Your Furniture Looking Fresh!

So you just purchased a fabulous piece of furniture and you’ve promised yourself that this time, your new addition will remain looking brand-new for as long as possible. Sometimes being proactive about furniture care is easier said than done. At OmniMount, we want you to enjoy your furniture for years to come, and you can with the addition of our OmniMount Essentials line into your home. Our furniture cleaner, the OEFC5, was created to make furniture care as easy as 1-2-3.

With OmniMount’s OEFC5 and a few simple tips, you will be able to enjoy your furniture longer than ever before:

  • Cleanse your furniture once a week to minimize dust and fingerprints and protect surfaces.
  • Be aware of the material you are working with. If your furniture is made of wood, use a buffing mitt. If you are cleaning more delicate surfaces (stainless steel, glass, etc.), we suggest opting for a non-abrasive cloth.
  • Be sure to lift and place items on furniture rather than sliding them onto furniture to avoid scratches.
  • Use coasters or some sort of placemat to protect furniture from water rings and permanent damage.
  • Opting for a “multi-purpose” cleaner will save money and storage space.

Now, you may be asking yourself, “Why choose the OEFC5 over the leading furniture cleaner?” The answer is simple when you see what the OEFC5 brings to the table. This five-ounce multi-purpose cleaner offers a convenient and affordable way to take care of your furniture and is the perfect companion for your wood and stainless steel furniture.

The OEFC5:

  • Safely removes dirt, dust and fingerprints.
  • Non-drip formula is alcohol- and ammonia-free.
  • Includes a buffing mitt perfect for wood furniture and a microfiber cloth for more sensitive surfaces.
  • DVD-sized case is breathable, allowing cloth and mitt to dry and can be discreetly stored with the rest of your media.

The OmniMount Essentials line of A/V accessories was created to make sure you have the highest quality solutions for everything from screen cleaners and furniture polish to surge protection and child safety kits. Check out the OEFC5 and the rest of our essentials line here!


Installation Tips TRIA 1

The TRIA 1 is a 1-shelf wall system that offers hassle-free shelving and cable management for your A/V components. It allows you to neatly organize your components right under your flat panel without creating a tangled mess or running connections through your wall. Instead, your cables are routed behind the cable covers. The Tria 1 is easy to install, but here is a little tip for routing all those wires.

Cable Management Tip:
Step 1: Place your components on the shelf.
Step 2: Route your cables and secure them.
Step 3: Slide the covers down the spine of Tria 1 and attach them.
Step 4: Attach the top and bottom covers.

You have now completed the Cable Management process! This tip is just another way that OmniMount is making flat panel mounting easier for you.


The Ins and Outs of Mounting Types

At OmniMount, we realize that choosing a mount for your flat panel TV can be overwhelming. With so many options available, you may find yourself asking, “Which type of mount is right for me?” While choosing the right mount is not difficult, it does require that you consider how and where your flat panel TV will be used. In general, there are four criteria for you to consider: viewing area, viewing height, viewing flexibility/convenience and room lighting.

For example, if you will be placing your flat panel TV up high over a fireplace, a fixed mount doesn’t offer a good viewing angle. If you have a window behind your sofa, you should consider a tilt mount to reduce glare. Or, if you have a great room or game room with a wide viewing area, you’re probably going to want a full motion mount – either manual or motorized. In an effort to help you choose which type of mount is best for you, here are some tips.

Full Motion: A full motion mount – whether manual or motorized – offers a wide range of viewing options and is best for the following situations:

  • When you’d like your TV to be viewable from multiple angles
  • When you have a large viewing area and want to avoid screen washout or image distortion
  • When you want to be able to pull your TV away from the wall for ideal viewing and return it against the wall when not in use
  • When you want to reduce glare on the screen

Tilt: A tilt mount is designed to allow you change the position of your TV to help reduce certain issues you may have in your room:

  • When you have a limited and narrow viewing area
  • When your flat panel needs to be mounted higher on the wall, like above fireplaces
  • When you want to reduce glare on the screen

Fixed: A fixed mount gives you the slimmest profile possible and is perfect for ultrathin TVs in the following situations:

  • When you have a designated viewing area
  • When you are eye-level with the middle or bottom of your TV when seated on a chair or sofa
  • When there is minimal bright light so screen glare is not an issue
 There you have it – a complete guide to picking out the perfect mount for your flat panel!

Welcome to Our Blog

Welcome to OmniMount’s blog. We are known for bringing reliable products to the A/V industry, but since we are based in sunny Phoenix, AZ, we are also known for having some fun too. This blog will give you a behind-the-scenes look into what goes on at our headquarters and will allow you to stay on top of trends in the ever-evolving A/V world. Check in weekly for informative posts on A/V trends, product installation tips and easy, do-it-yourself projects. Get a first-hand look at what we are doing to become more “green” and how we get involved in our community. Become a fellow Phoenician with our posts on favorite Phoenix attractions and events going on in the Valley of the Sun. So kick off those flip-flops, sit back, relax and enjoy our weekly postings– oh, and you might want to think about putting on some sunscreen…