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Starpower Takes Flight In Southlake, Texas – New ‘living showroom’ makes dreams a reality, principals said

3/21/2017
The original article appears here:
http://www.twice.com/news/retail/starpower-takes-flight-southlake-texas/64601

Starpower Home Entertainment Systems, Dallas’ premium A/V, custom-install and home appliance chain, formally opened its newest concept store last week in the suburb of Southlake.

Starpower formally opened the doors to its latest concept showroom following a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Starpower Home Entertainment Systems, Dallas’ premium A/V, custom-install and home appliance chain, formally opened its newest concept store last week in the suburb of Southlake.

The 15,000-square-foot showroom, first announced last summer, replaces the retailer’s previous Southlake location.

The multimillion-dollar facility is triple the size of its predecessor and, like the North Dallas flagship store it emulates, features interactive tech displays and fully functional kitchens.

 

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From left, Mark Guilbert, president of the Southlake Texas Chamber of Commerce, presents a congratulatory proclamation to Starpower principals Daniel and David Pidgeon.

The luxury vignettes underscore Starpower’s lifestyle approach to store design. While the lifestyle concept is “nothing new,” chairman Daniel Pidgeon conceded, he said it remains refreshing during a time of retail retrenchment.

“We believe it is misguided and a disservice to believe that people wish to make unemotional lifestyle purchases using only an online interaction,” noted Pidgeon, who doubles as the immediate past chairman of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). “This store focuses on the intimate relationship between products and an upscale lifestyle, and that must be done in an environment that allows the client to fully-understand what they are buying.”

Added president/CEO and twin brother David Pidgeon, “This showroom unlocks the imagination and allows our clients’ dreams to become a reality.”

A ribbon-cutting ceremony and attendant launch party drew a who’s who of industry, sports clientele and government attendees last week, who came to celebrate with the four-store chain.

The 22-year-old family business, a two-time winner of TWICE’s Excellence In Retailing Award, also maintains showrooms in the Dallas/Fort Worth bedroom community of Uptown and in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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Family patriarch Barry Pidgeon with Sony Electronics president/COO Mike Fasulo at the showroom’s premiere

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Starpower’s new Southlake showroom boasts the only known video wall available at retail. The 180-inch, $180,000 display is from Quality Systems Technology and is comprised of 35 individual LED panels imported by Insane Impact with 2mm spacing. The wall is similar to displays used at sports venues, but is calibrated for home and small commercial use, Daniel Pidgeon told TWICE.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Season Opener

The QST scoreboard provide fans with real-time scores and information. (click for photo gallery)

 

After 48 hours of grueling onsite work, QST engineering supported our Florida integrator tirelessly to complete the 121’x3.15′ 2.5mm LED banner for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The stadium video team had provided 4×1920 feeds and 8 screens into our control system. With 384×14720 pixels, the curved screen boasts over 5.5 million pixels. The width of each panel was customized to 12.6″ (320mm vs. 480mm typical) to conform to the curved wall. The front service panel was mounted only 3/8″ (<10mm) from the back of the wall–making it one of the thinnest installs in the industry at 3″ (75mm) total depth. The fans were very pleased with the result and we thank everyone’s dedication to making this a success!

 

QST is a boutique LED screen manufacturer with over 10 years of experience and 10’s of millions of dollars of LED screens deployed in North America.  Our LED screens have been associated with fine organizations such as the NBA, NFL, NHL, NASCAR, LPGA, USOC, and FIFA World Cups.  As an American company with low-cost manufacturing subsidiaries, we take pride in designing in top-tier components and delivering high quality, reasonably priced screens with local inventory and technical and sales services.  Learn more: qstled.com or youtube.com/qstled

PGA Principal Charity Cup: QST R6 LED Video Wall

PGA 2016 Principal Charity Cup QST LED screen in Des Moines 2016!

This an on-going project since 2016.  Our Screen were used in 2017 as well.

Pitch: 6mm Outdoor
Type: SMD
Panel Size: 576 x 576 mm (Total approximately 2200 sqft deployed)
Panel Matrix: 96 H x 96 W
Refresh Rate: >2000 HZ

 

QST is a boutique LED screen manufacturer with over 10 years of experience and 10’s of millions of dollars of LED screens deployed in North America.  Our LED screens have been associated with fine organizations such as the NBA, NFL, NHL, NASCAR, LPGA, USOC, and FIFA World Cups.  As an American company with low-cost manufacturing subsidiaries, we take pride in designing in top-tier components and delivering high quality, reasonably priced screens with local inventory and technical and sales services.  Learn more: qstled.com or youtube.com/qstled

4i 19’X19′ South Beach, Miami, FL

QST 4i, 19×19′ video wall at a prestigious art gallery in Miami Beach!

Pitch: 4mm
Type: 4i SMD
Size: 19′ H x 19′ W (5.8×5.8M)
Pixel Matrix: 1,408 H 1,408 W
Refresh Rate: >2000 HZ
Serviceability: Front

 

QST is a boutique LED screen manufacturer with over 10 years of experience and 10’s of millions of dollars of LED screens deployed in North America.  Our LED screens have been associated with fine organizations such as the NBA, NFL, NHL, NASCAR, LPGA, USOC, and FIFA World Cups.  As an American company with low-cost manufacturing subsidiaries, we take pride in designing in top-tier components and delivering high quality, reasonably priced screens with local inventory and technical and sales services.  Learn more: qstled.com or youtube.com/qstled

Factory Flooring 16mm HD LED screen install

The 16mm HD 6’x12′ double-sided LED screen at Factory Flooring in Lake Point, UT is completed.

Pitch: 16mm LED
Type: HD
Size: 6′ H x 12′ W (1.83×3.66M)
Matrix: 120 H *240 W
Refresh Rate: >2000 HZ
Serviceability: Front

 

QST is a boutique LED screen manufacturer with over 10 years of experience and 10’s of millions of dollars of LED screens deployed in North America.  Our LED screens have been associated with fine organizations such as the NBA, NFL, NHL, NASCAR, LPGA, USOC, and FIFA World Cups.  As an American company with low-cost manufacturing subsidiaries, we take pride in designing in top-tier components and delivering high quality, reasonably priced screens with local inventory and technical and sales services.  Learn more: qstled.com or youtube.com/qstled

Riverton Music installs QST 10×20′ 16mm LED Video Screen

We are excited to announce the installation of the 16mm double-sided 10’x20′ LED screen at Riverton Music in Sandy, UT!! The project is being integrated by our local Utah sign company partner.

 

 

Pitch: 16mm LED
Type: SMD
Size: 10′ H x20′ W (2.82×6.14M)
Matrix: 176 H *384 W
Refresh Rate: >2000 HZ
Serviceability: Front

 

QST is a boutique LED screen manufacturer with over 10 years of experience and 10’s of millions of dollars of LED screens deployed in North America.  Our LED screens have been associated with fine organizations such as the NBA, NFL, NHL, NASCAR, LPGA, USOC, and FIFA World Cups.  As an American company with low-cost manufacturing subsidiaries, we take pride in designing in top-tier components and delivering high quality, reasonably priced screens with local inventory and technical and sales services.  Learn more: qstled.com or youtube.com/qstled