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Common Projector Problems

You’ve spent endless hours practicing your speech. You put together a dynamite visual presentation, and you’re ready to “wow” your audience. It’s time to set up the projector and get everything ready for the event, when all of a sudden you experience problems with the machine. What do you do?

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Nowadays, projectors are a staple in most business meetings and presentations because of their ability to accompany a speech with visual aids. While they can really enhance your event, there are a few problems you may face when operating an LCD projector. But don’t worry, it’s usually a quick fix!

Purple Dots

If you turn the machine on only to notice pink or purple dots on the screen, it means there are dust particles in the green panel. Dust particles can affect the quality of the images you are displaying, so you should clean the projector regularly to eliminate this problem.

Poor Image Quality

Are your images blurry or distorted? This can be a result of an unaligned computer resolution. Most new projectors come with an automatic alignment feature but if yours doesn’t have one, all you need to do is adjust the computer’s resolution until the images improve.

Remote Control Isn’t Working

If your remote doesn’t seem to be working, check the batteries first. If it still doesn’t work after replacing the batteries, move a bit closer to the machine. Most remote controls have a recommended distance range and you may be too far away.

Need a projector for your next event? Whether you need the actual machine, or would simply like to rent projection screens, CitiView Audio Visual has you covered! Give us a call today at 212-632-5196.

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Make The Switch To LEDs!

Why switch to LEDs? The days of incandescent bulbs are over as more and more people are trading them up for LED bulbs. Longer lifespan, less energy and less heat are just a few of the many reasons to make the change. We switched, have you?

Less Energy 

LEDs produce far less heat than standard incandescent bulbs, therefore they endure much less heat loss. As a result they are more energy efficient, sometimes up to 85% more than the vacuum/filament method used in incandescents.

In addition to using less energy, you’ll use fewer bulbs. Tired of replacing your bulbs multiple times per year? Well, some LED bulbs can last up to 50,000 hours. That’s a long time if you ask us!

The Green Choice

We think the decision is simple, but if you’re still not convinced here are a few more benefits. Even though you may have spend a few more dollars upfront, LEDs can save you hundreds of dollars in the long run. Consider this: even if you spent $100 for a single bulb, you’ll only need one every 10-20 years. Spending less money on home lighting can save you about 7% on your electric bills which will be far more than the initial $100.

At CitiView Audio Visual, we’ve made the switch to LEDs. While still providing the quality and brightness you expect from exceptional stage lighting, LED lighting is not only the green choice, it’s the best choice. So give us a call the next time you’re hosting an event, and let us take care of the lighting!

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We are LIVE on Social Media!

At CitiView Audio Visual, customer satisfaction is one of our top priorities. We want to make sure you stay up-to-date on the latest event production and audio/visual news and that  getting in touch with us is a breeze.

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Connect With CitiView Audio Visual on Social Media!

As a result, we’ve gone LIVE on the social web. Want to connect with us to see what we’re up to? See below to find out how:

Facebook

We’re very active on Facebook! We invite you to like our Page to stay up-to-date on tips, offers and more. You can also invite friends, leave us a review and send us a direct message.

Twitter

Love to Tweet? So do we! Reach out to us on Twitter at any point with questions, concerns or anything else, but remember to keep it to 140 characters or less! We’ll get back to you shortly.

Google+

CitiView Audio Visual also has a presence on Google+. Connect with us here for everything you need to know about projection screen rentals, audio engineering and live streaming.

Blog

Last, but not least – don’t forget to check out our blog. We present you with the latest news, tips and updates from the audio visual world.

Connecting with us on social media has never been easier! You can also visit our website or give us a call at 212-632-5196 to learn more. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Testimonial Spotlight: April

When you want to be heard, put on a spectacular display or need expert video solutions, there’s one company you can count on – CitiView Audio Visual. No matter what the event entails, the size of the audience or the memories you want to create, we have the answer! But you don’t have to take our word for it, see what some of our satisfied customers have said about our work below:

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“The Ford Foundation has used Citiview Audio Visual services for the past two years.   We often host high visibility events and screenings at the foundation headquarters that require additional staffing.   Many of these programs incorporate everything from lighting, camera and audio services and we needed a company that could provide us with professional staffing and experience with live events.  CitiView has exceeded all of our expectations in these areas.  One thing I particularly like is that they often handle last minute requests and they always arrive well in advance of the “call time”.  I would recommend them to any business that needs reliable, experienced AV staff and can work under pressure with grace and a cool head.”

– Bob Kreizel (Senior Audio Video Services Technician, Ford Foundation)

 

“CitiView AV is a trusted AV provider in the greater NYC area. Their ability to execute event details and solve event issues is unmatched! If I want it done right, if I want peace of mind, I call CitiView. Plus the people are fantastic and that makes my experience so much better as a customer.”

– Adam C. Teasdale (Meeting Tomorrow)

 

Planning an event? Be sure to call on CitiView Audio Visual for all of your audio and visual needs. We cover everything from crystal clear audio solutions to projection screen rentals, streaming and much more! Give us a call at 212-632-5196 to learn more today!

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Professional Audio Solutions

Have you ever been to a live event where there were technical difficulties with microphones or speakers? It actually happens more often than you may think and it can really leave the audience with a bad taste in their mouths. Whether you’re a rockstar musician, throwing a wedding or conducting an important presentation, don’t forget about the importance of audio.

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You want your audience to hear your message right? Well, our highly skilled technical sound engineers have years of audio training under their belts and they know exactly what it takes to make your event sound spectacular.

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Recording is another one of our areas of expertise. Why take the time and effort to put together an extraordinary event only to have people forget about it later on? Recording your event is the perfect way to provide yourself with content for the future too. You can share the material on a podcast, use sound bites for a video or share content with people who weren’t able to attend.

Clarity

Want to make sure your audio is crystal clear? That’s one less problem you have to worry about when you choose CitiView. With our state of the art equipment and technology, we provide you with the crystal clear sound you have been searching for.

For more information about our audio services, contact us today at 212-632-5196 and remember CitiView Audio Visual the next time you are hosting an event!

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Audio Visual Solutions That Work!

Hosting a spring wedding, business meeting or other special event this year? Ever think about the impression a professional presentation makes on your guests? With audio visual solutions from CitiView, your event can create a memory that lasts a lifetime. Find out about all of our services below:

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Be heard! Have you ever been to an event where the sound quality was inferior? It makes it very difficult to pay attention, right? Well, with years of training and experience under their belts, our highly skilled technical sound engineers know exactly what it takes to make your event sound spectacular.

In addition to our sound enhancements, we also offer recording solutions so you can use content from your event for the future. Have a podcast? Making a promotional video? With recorded content from your event, you can really captivate your audience!

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Have you flipped to a channel that wasn’t broadcasted in HD recently? It was hard to watch, right? The same goes for your presentations. With our High Lumen HD Projection technology, you’ll be far ahead of the curve since we can provide you with solutions that make an impact on any size audience.

Looking to share a video with your crowd? We also offer LED Displays that are crystal clear and energy efficient. A true Go-Green solution to help make your meeting or event pop!

Streaming

With rapid advancements in technology, streaming seems to be the way of the future! You can now watch live sporting events, television and other productions in real-time and our video streaming equipment allows your to captivate your audience whether they’re down the street or across the sea!

So what are you waiting for? Give the experts at CitiView Audio Visual a call today at 212-632-5196 to find out what we can do to make your next event the best one yet! Also, remember to connect with us on Facebook for all of your event production needs!