Audio Visual Bar Restaurant Charlottesville VA, Virginia

Audio Visual Installation and design for a bar or restaurant in Charlottesville VA and Central Virginia

AVS has worked in many bars and restaurants in the central Virginia area over the years: Citizen Burger, The Virginian, The Biltmore, Tavern & Grocery, Sedona Taphouse and Burger Bach are some of our customers.

AVS does everything from installing TVs to internet, to sound systems. Here’s a pic of Citizen Burger in Careytown Virginia where we installed @ 10 TVs and 10 speakers and internet.

Here’s Sedona Taphouse in Charlottesville:  We installed @ 12 hanging pendant speakers, 1 hanging subwoofer and about half a dozen TVs.

restaurant sedona taphouse audio visual charlottesville VA

sedona taphouse audio visual charlottesville VA

Here’s Burger Bach (Yeah we seem to be the go to AV company for Burger Joints)  Burger Bach has much of the same- about 8 Tvs inside, 6 Outdoor Tvs and a restaurant wide sound system.  We also installed an interdimensional burger time travel unit.  Just seeing if you’re paying attention 🙂

Yeah we’ll work for Burgers.  I’ve done it several times now. Catch me in a good mood or when I’m real hungry and instead of charging you for that super easy to fix av service call I’ll just trade ya for a burger. Hmmm Yummy.

HEY- What about Safety????!!!!   : Mounting and Electrical Safety is the the number one priority when hanging/installing a TV:

TV Hanging Safety: Today’s TVs are super light so it has become easier and safer (in general) to hang most TVs.  The light weight means that there’s a larger margin for error (if you do it yourself) relative to mounts, studs, bolts, screws and latches.  We recommend of course you just hire AVS  because AVS tolerates 0-zero margin of error even with these new light TVs.

Here’s what it takes:  1. A professional tilt, flush or articulating arm  Mount (We use STRONG ™ mounts) 2. Professional weight tolerant bolts/screws (like tapcons) 3. Proper stud (wood or metal) location, drilling and mounting.  AVS likes to get a solid tight grip with at least 6 to eight bolts/screws into the studs or rock or brick for flush or tilt mounts. Even more for Articulating arm mounts.

Tilt Mount Television Installation

Electrical Safety: Virginia code dictates that no consumer TV AC lines can go in walls.  This means that the AC cord that comes with your TV is NOT to be used for in wall purposes.  It isn’t rated for heat, rat or rodent chewing, or long term wall burial.  You need to use Romex 12/3 AC wire and a code AC extension kit.  An AC extension kit makes it so you don’t have to hire an electrician or do extensive AC work to get AC to your TV (with hidden wires).  AC Extension kits  generally cost around $100 to $150 dollars.  We use this one by SnapAV:

AC in wall extension kit for wall TVs

AV Cable Pass Through Plates:  AV cables are a little easier to run than AC extension kit.  AVS usually uses 12′ cables and pass through plates. We don’t like wall connectors because we find that this adds another level of possible disconnect, error and/or quality.  We like to connect your DVD or Cable box directly to your hanging TV via 1 cable.  AVS uses pass through plates (1 behind TV and 1 below TV or near component shelf) like these:

av cable plate for passing through cables

AV Cables:  You can overboard with cables, prices, and technical specs. Most people don’t need an $80 dollar 6′ Monster cable.  AVS thinks this is a total ripoff.  Just get a good cable with this years specs and you’ll probably do fine.  If you plan on using the cable (hdmi) for internet or 3D- sure get a more expensive one. You don’t need gold plated HDMI under any circumstance.  AVS 6′ cables cost $19.  AVS 12′ cables cost $29.  Never had an issue with them.  Here’s a pic of our cables manufacture:

Binary HDMI specs cable

Is it pretty? A few more tips:   Make sure to use a level when mounting the TV.  Make sure you measure for horizontal and vertical distances- dependent upon how and where you want the TV to be located.  Use pencil when marking on walls and have an eraser nearby to get rid of any extra marks. Use blue painters tape to mark off where you want the TV- to see if it works, before you do anything.  Have a vacuum nearby.  Place a painters drop cloth or furniture blanket below the work area.  have all your tools on the blanket.

AVS hopes this helps you to get a better understanding of how to install a flat panel TV.  It’s not brain surgery but it does take a little time, effort and patience. AND- we can do all of it for you.

We would love to hear from you…

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