Service provides custom solutions
LAS VEGAS – One day, all home entertainment TVs and other devices will likely be smart, but things aren’t there just yet. (A smart TV is any TV that has Internet access built in, allowing it to access a range of online services.) Still, for many consumers, older technology is worth keeping, especially if their devices can be connected easily and inexpensively.
That’s why Simple Computer Repair established a home networking service that connects televisions, computers, laptops, game consoles, smart phones and tablets, essentially making “non-smart” devices “smart.” While the concept is similar in scope for all customers, the service isn’t one-size-fits-all.
“We’ll first ask a customer, ‘What do you have? What do you want it to do?’ We’ll do a discovery meeting with them in person or on the phone, determine their needs and recommend a simple, affordable solution,” said Chris Medina, Simple Computer Repair’s general manager.
Options include the ability to watch Netflix from any TV; listen to Pandora from any TV; stream audio and video to any TV from most devices; print from any room on most devices; and participate in console gaming with friends.
“After the equipment arrives, we schedule a home visit,” Medina said. “It’s all about connectivity, adding wireless adapters. There’s no installation, no drilling or hammering and making a mess. As long as the device has a USB port, we can work with it. Most people aren’t aware they own these devices already and don’t know what they’re capable of doing.”
Simple Computer Repair owner Jim Brock agreed.
“Of course, equipment manufacturers and big box retailers want us all to spend a lot of money on new systems. We’ve figured out a way around that. It’s not as complicated as they’d like us to believe. And it’s a fraction of the cost.”
Simple Computer Repair opened in 2008 and provides repair services for all makes and models of desktops and laptops, Apple iPhones, iPads and iPods; game consoles and flat screen TVs. There are two locations in the Las Vegas area, including the southwest location at 5130 S. Fort Apache Road, Ste. 263 and the Henderson location at 1000 N. Green Valley Parkway. There are also franchised locations in Arizona at 13050 W. Rancho Santa Fe #B-5 in Avondale, near Phoenix, and in Michigan at 50480 Schoenherr Rd. in Macomb, near Lake St. Clair.
For additional information on Simple Computer Repair, visit simplecomputerrepair.com.