Costco TV & Surrond Sound Installation

ion tv logoCostco is a great place to buy a HDTV.  Not only do they have low prices on TVs but often they come with Free extended warranties.

One thing Costco doesn’t provide is a TV installation service but that shouldn’t stop you from purchasing a Costco TV just ask Malcolm and Sheila Pierce.

When Malcolm and Sheila purchased their new 55 inch Samsung TV and Surround Sound Stereo system from Costco they got a fantastic deal on the electronics but had trouble finding a fantastic price for installation.  

Samsung TV & Stereo From Costco

Samsung TV & Stereo From Costco

Before calling Ion, I called Best Buy Geek Squad and Futureshop Connect Pro and was shocked to find out how much they wanted to install our TV and hook up the surround sound system. After getting over the price shock I did a Google Search and found Ion Security  in Edmonton and gave them a call.  I spoke with Doyle at Ion who didn’t quote me pricing over the phone but

Wall Mounting the TV with Hidden Cabling inside the wall

Wall Mounting the TV with Hidden Cabling inside the wall

rather booked an appointment the next day, came down to our house and actually looked at where we wanted the TV and surround sound system installed.  Speaking with Doyle was very helpful and informative, he answered all our questions and explained to me how he would install the TV and surround sound speakers.  During the consultation Doyle

Wall Mounted Samsung Speakers with Concealed Wiring

Wall Mounted Samsung Speakers with Concealed Wiring

pointed out that the HDMI cables we purchased at Costco would be too short and the TV bracket (also from Costco) would be awkward and time consuming to install.  Doyle provided pricing on the longer HDMI cables as well as a recommendation for the TV Mount.  After agreeing to a price we booked the installation and two days later Doyle came back to install our TV and surround sound system.

The installation took three (3) hours to complete, including mounting the LED TV and left, center and right channel front speakers.  The rear speakers were pedestal stand tower speakers.  Some of the speaker wire that came with the Samsung surround sound system was too short so where required Doyle provided new, longer speaker wire and neatly ran it underneath the baseboards hidden from view.  Once the TV and Samsung Surround Sound bluray player was installed, Doyle then programmed the TV and stereo inputs and connected our Telus TV box to the system.

Finished Installation, all wiring hidden for very clean look

Finished Installation, all wiring hidden for very clean look

We couldn’t be happier with the installation … the installation went smoothly and the end result was first class!  Before Doyle left, he gave my husband and I a run down on the system and clearly explained how everything worked .  Later that evening we received an email from Doyle summarizing our tutorial and giving us a written copy of the instructions we discussed.

We saved a bundle on the TV from Costco and likewise saved money on the installation too by hiring Ion Security rather than one of the big box store companies.  If you buy a TV or stereo from Costco and are looking for someone to install it for you, I highly recommend Doyle from Ion Security.

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