Superbowl Party Done Right

Superbowl Party Done Right

When its time to host your big game party, look no further…

Why am I talking about a Superbowl Party? What does that have to do with an online home theater company?  Plenty!  Unless you have a dedicated home theater room, i bet you’ve forgotten the most important part of the big game.  What are you watching the game on? And dont say you are streaming it over your computer or you will all cram around your tiny television…. No…. come with me to the dark side and upgrade your party!

Save room for chips atyour Superbowl Party

Food planing for your Superbowl Party

So, if you’re like most of us, your team isn’t in the playoffs this year but you still watch football for the love of the game…or the commercials…or you know its a good time to get together with friends. And with that comes planning for that big game party.  How is your planning going? Have you decided on all the food and drinks and even decorations?  Who’s bringing the chips? Beer?  Usually chips and extra drinks are what everyone shows up with last minute, so i plan the main food so we’re covered.

Now, enough about all that food before we all get hungry.  Our house is the place to be with our 120-inch electric screen and Epson Home Theater Projector (and full bar and food area!) But maybe you didn’t expect your team to in the big game and now you don’t have time to set up an entire home theater.


Fear not – we have the best portable projection screens around and at excellent prices and free shipping. Best of all, there is still time to get one before the game 🙂

ProjectoScreens for your Superbowl Party

Portable ProjectoScreens from Visual Apex for your Superbowl Party

Check out all sizes here. And enjoy the view of the game with the company at your big game party! … and make sure you have lots of room for extra chips and dip 🙂

photo by: gabia party

Backyard movies? Now?


Backyard Movies Made Easy

Backyard movies?  In January? Its never to early to think about warmer weather here! Who doesn’t enjoy a get together with great friends, food and of course a movie! But Morgen, its January…. okay okay okay…. Yes, i know its January and most of the country is still freezing and even getting new layers of that pesky white stuff…. But there is a reason i prefer the West Coast now over my roots in the Midwest 🙂 There is a whole lot less of that stuff – and when we do get snow, my daughter gets to play in it for a day and then it melts away and we go back to being Evergreen 🙂

Is it still snowing where you live?  Are you done dreaming of snow and ready for warmer weather and being outdoors without ten layers on? Its not snowing in Washington State, but the grey rainy days make us dream of spring and summer and being dry outdoors again every day….

Have you been to Washington?  Those rainy days can last well into June here, so as soon as its dry and even partly sunny, we are opening up all the doors and windows for fresh air and grabbing our outdoor gear to hit the road.  We go to the beach, we go hiking, we go camping and of course, we watch movies!  One of us sets up our portable projectoscreen and stand and projector and the other gets the snacks and the family enjoys every minute. And you should too!  Just remember when the day is done, to make sure you look up at those stars and admire the beauty of this universe.

Ok, you convinced me…

Check out these bundles and be ready for when the mercury rises. Or hey, maybe you like watching movies in the snow? 🙂 no judgments here, just projectoscreens and backyard movie fun.

Come and check out our line up of portable projectoscreens and projectors and stand to make movie nights in your backyard the talk of the neighborhood. … and if the cold is still not your thing, the whole bundle can be set up indoors until things thaw out 🙂

until next time – Morgen

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Home theater pictures and designs to inspire

Another installment in the home theater pictures series!

Every so often its fun to take a few moments and look at the pictures our customers have sent us of not just the products they purchased from Visual Apex, but also the designs they have created in their own home theater.

Everyone has their ideal setup, and their own space – its amazing to see what can be done with an empty room!

First up – Brian – simple screen set up, but check out those speakers!

home theater

Next up, Robert and a home theater that looks to be blended right into their living space – always an option if you don’t have a dedicated room – there are so many options for projectors and screens to make it work 🙂

home theater

While Ronald’s adaptation looks to be a basement, its still a unique sized space put to great use!  Who needs storage when you can have a home theater 🙂

home theater

Randall however, has a batcave in the making with dark sleek lines to his room, and some comfy looking chairs 🙂

home theater

Hows this for an entrance into a movie room?  Nice Home theater setup Robert! curtains and lite stairs beneath the rows of chairs – literally like a theater!

home theater

no matter what your design, what your passion is, your home theater should be something unique to you.  It should be a room you want to spend time in and invite people over to view movies or sporting events in.  The sky is the limit on design and innovation when you are in control of your home theater.

Just don’t forget to take pictures!  Home theater pictures make us very happy – we love to see how you have made your own home theater.

See you next time!   -M

How to change a projector lamp

Is it that time already?  You’ve enjoyed dozens of movies and hour after hour of television shows, but its time to replace your projector lamp!  Do you know how to change a projector lamp?  If this was your first projector, you may be asking yourself, How do i change a projector lamp?  And what does this lamp even look like?

Well, if its the standard manufacturer lamp that is recommended for your projector, it should come ready to install from either the manufacturer, or a company selling the original manufacturer models (like Visual Apex!).  Models can vary by projector model and manufacturer, but it should look something like one of these –





If you find a deal that looks too good to be true on the price, it might be.  There are “model equivalent” lamps out there that will save you a lot, but they are not recommended by the manfacturers.  And i’ve seen some that need to be assembled when you get them! …maybe its just me, but that sounds like more work then i want to put in to this.  When movie night is on the line, i want to know that i can quickly change the projector lamp and get back to the action!

But seriously, how do you change a projector lamp?  Not having done it much myself yet, i rely on help from those who have, and this handy video!

Yes, you are in luck!  We at Visual Apex a couple years ago, created a step by step video guide to help you with this process 🙂 … you can find it on you tube, but here is the link on our lamps page –

Happy lamp changing!  and remember that its always a good idea to have a spare on hand 🙂 you dont want to be in the middle of the big game and have the lamp go out – that doesnt make for a good party, and you may not live down the teasing later either… trust me, our friends definately wouldnt let us forget it 🙂

So find your lamp today and get a spare 🙂 and when it arrives, give the video a look and you should then know how to change a projector lamp.

See you next time!   -M