TVS Pro Timeline

Timeline & Historical Photos

1953 – 1029

2019
Sep 2019

Introduced the Lower-Cost Theo-Z65 Lite 4K Wide Color Gamut Laser Projector

UHZ65 Lite

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TVS Pro introduced the lower-priced ‘upgraded UHZ65’, now called the Theo-Z65. The new, lower cost version is referred to as the ‘Theo-Z65 Lite’. See Press Release Here.

2018
Nov 2018

Introduced the Upgraded UHZ65 4K Wide Color Gamut Laser Projector

Upgraded UHZ65

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TVS Pro introduced the Upgraded UHZ65, along with the possibility to upgrade existing UHZ65s to allow for a wider color gamut – including up to 80% BT2020! See Press Release Here.

2017
Sep 2017

Participated in the Vivint Smart Home Arena Renovation

Concource Engagement Article from Sound & Communication Magazine

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We participated in one of the largest projects we’ve ever done: the renovation of the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. We were even featured in Sound & Communication Magazine. Read More

Sep 2017

Began Selling 1st 4K Projector under $2K

Optoma UHD60 vs Optoma UHD65

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TVS Pro introduced, made a comparison YouTube video, and began selling the first 4K projector available under $2K – the Optoma UHD60.

2015
Feb 2015

Began Selling World’s 1st 3 LCD Laser Projectors

Sony VPL-FHZ65W

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TVS Pro introduced and began selling the world’s first 3 LCD laser projectors from Sony, the VPL-FHZ65W. Their first sell was to Brigham Young University in Provo.

2014
Mar 2014

TVS Pro Held their First DJI New Pilot Experience

DJI New Pilot Experience

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TVS Pro held their first DJI New Pilot Experience introduction and training to DJI drones – taught by DJI instructors.

Mar 2014

Recognized as the 1st Locally to Show and Introduce the World’s 1st 2-Axis Gimbal Aerial Cinematography System

DJI Phantom 1

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TV Specialists, Inc. introduced and showed the world’s first 2-axis gimbal aerial cinematography system, the DJI Phantom – locally in Utah.

Feb 2014

Recognized as 1st in Utah to Show a Native 4k Projector Available Under $50k

Sony VPL-GTZ270

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TV Specialists, Inc. became the first in Utah to show a native 4K projection system under $50k, the Sony VPL-GZT270, at the University of Utah Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute.

2013
Feb 2013

TV Specialists, Inc. Began Doing Business as TVS Pro

First TVS Pro Logo

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TV Specialists, Inc. created a new division to start doing business as TVS Pro.

2009
Nov 2009

Recognized as the 1st Locally to Sell and Install a 4K Projector

Sony SRXT105 4k Projector

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TV Specialists, Inc. installed first native 4K projector in Utah, the Sony SRXT105, in a local business conference room (1-800-Contacts).

2004
Jun 2004

Awarded as Best of State in Audio Visual Equipment

2004 Recognized as Best of State

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TV Specialists received the “Best of State” award in Audio Visual Equipment, which was presented to Ken Bollinger, the founder.

2002
Dec 2002

Recognized as the 1st in Utah to Introduce the 1st Affordable Digital Progressive Scan/24fps Camcorder

Panasonic AG-DVX100 24p camera

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TV Specialists, Inc. introduced the first pro-sumer affordable digital progressive scan/24fps Panasonic AG-DVX100 camcorder at the Salt Lake City Film Festival. It was also shown at Slamdance Film Festival in Park City in 2003.

Jul 2002

Installed Big Screen Display at the Jon M. Huntsman Center

U of U Huntsman Center Displau

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TV Specialists, Inc. installed eight dual-stacked Sharp 4,000 lumen LCD projectors for the center-quart big-screen display system in the Jon M. Huntsman Center at the University of Utah.

Feb 2002

Partnered with Panasonic as the Official AV Supplier for the 2002 Winter Olympics

2002 Winter Olympics Panasonic AV Supplier

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TV Specialists, Inc. partnered with Panasonic to become the official 2002 Winter Olympics AV supplier. Venues and installations included Gallivan Center, University of Utah Stadium for the opening ceremonies, Utah Olympic Park, and Heritage (Olympic) Village used by the athletes.

1999
Jun 1999

Recognized as the 1st Authorized Dealer of Sony Cine Alta

Sony CineAlta Dealer

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TV Specialists, Inc. became the first Authorized Sony Cine Alta 24p Digital Cinema dealer in Utah (and currently remains the only one).

Feb 1999

Recognized as the 1st in Utah to Receive and Record an Over-The-Air Broadcast Test of High Definition

TV Specialists, Inc. was the first in Utah to receive and record an over-the-air broadcast test of High Definition (HD) in conjunction with local PBS station KUED Channel 7.

1997
Feb 1997

Began Selling and Installing RCA and Sony Direct TV Satellite Dishes

Direct TV

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Began selling and installing RCA and Sony Direct TV satellite dishes. TV Specialists, Inc. installed the master satellite system for Granite Furniture Stores.

1996
Mar 1996

Designated as the Area’s Official Panasonic Family Dealer

1996 - Designated as the area official Panasonic Family Dealer

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TV Specialists was, once again, designated as the Salt Lake City valley’s official Panasonic Family Dealer for “offering outstanding product selection, for guaranteeing customer satisfaction, for delivering superior service before, during, and after the sale, and for uncompromising dedication to bringing Panasonic Innovation and Technology to the local community.”

Feb 1996

Recognized as the 1st in Utah to Demonstrate Off-Air Digital D-VHS/HD Recorders

Digital VHS - DHS

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TV Specialists, Inc. became the first in Utah to show, sell, and demonstrate off-air “Digital VHS” HD recorders using pre-recorded HD tapes.

1994
Mar 1994

Designated as the Area’s Official Panasonic Family Dealer

1994 - Designate as the area official Panasonic Family Dealer

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TV Specialists was designated as the Salt Lake City valley’s official Panasonic Family Dealer for offering outstanding product selection, service, and satisfaction.

Mar 1994

Designated as a Premier Dealer of Sharp Professional LCD Products

1994 - National Recognition as a Premiere Dealer of Sharp Professional LCD Products

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TV Specialists was designated as a “Premier Dealer of Sharp Professional LCD Products.”

1990
Mar 1990

Designated as a Panasonic Prism Dealer

1990 - National Recognition for Distinguished Position and Outstanding Customer Service from Panasonic

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TV Specialists was recognized by Panasonic by distinguished position in the television industry, as well as its tradition of outstanding customer service, by appointing it an Authorized Dealer of Panasonic Prism Televisions.

Feb 1990

Participated in Panasonic’s Family Dealer Advisory Council Meeting

1990 Panasonic Advisory Council Meeting

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In 1990, Ted Bollinger, of TV Specialists participated in Panasonic’s Family Dealer Advisory Council Meeting – it was limited to a few select Panasonic Family Dealers.

1989
Sep 1989

Recognized as One of the 1st in the Nation to Construct a Showroom Capable of HDTV

HDTV Showroom

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TV Specialists, Inc. announced and constructed one of the first showrooms, nationally, capable of advanced and High Definition television.

1988
Sep 1988

Introduced The Wizard 4th Generation

The Wizard 4th Generation

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Introduced the 4th Generation of the original Wizard (first A-B roll digital effects systems with dual time base correlators under $10,000) was introduced. It featured 3D digital effects such as picture flips, zooms, and spins. It also featured a touch-panel control.

1987
Dec 1987

Introduced The Wizard 3rd Generation

The Wizard 3rd Generation

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TV Specialists introduced the Wizard 3rd generation – a lower-cost version of the original Wizard (first A-B roll digital effects systems with dual time base correlators under $10,000).

Aug 1987

Supplied 1st RGB-Capable Projectors for Golf Simulator Computer Interfaces

Full Swing Golf Simulator

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TV Specialists, Inc. began supplying Full Swing Golf the first capable RGB Panasonic projectors (PT-DW105) along with Extron RGB-109 and computer interfaces for golf simulators. Full Swing Golf is currently the premier sports simulator technology and entertainment company.

Feb 1987

Combined First Live Video Effects and Projection in a Live Production in Utah.

TV Specialists, Inc. combined digital effects from “The Wizard” with custom rear CRT projection for “video visions’ first on-stage use by the Ririe Woodbury Dance Company. First live video effects and projection in a live production in Utah.

1986
Oct 1986

Recognized as the Inventor of the Lumachrome Recording System

Lumachrome ZIII Shoulder Camcorder System

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TV Specialists, Inc. invented and introduced the ZIII shoulder professional camcorder system – the first recorder system to use a high-band Lumachrome recording system prior to professional SVHS Y/C professional recording systems. The signal-to-noise ratio and resolution was improved with the modified Y/C signal so that it was never encoded until final playback.

Jul 1986

Began Selling Panasonic 3 CRT Video Projectors

TV Specialists, Inc. started selling Panasonic PT-101 3-CRT video projectors.

Apr 1986

Introduced The Wizard 2nd Generation

The Wizard 2nd Generation

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TV Specialists, Inc. introduced the 2nd generation “Wizard” (first A-B roll digital effects systems with dual time base correlators under $10,000).  It used a second time base corrector (TBC) to sync VCRs.

1985
Feb 1985

Recognized as the Inventor of The Wizard

The Wizard 1st Generation

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TV Specialists, Inc. invented and introduced the “Wizard” – the first A-B roll digital effects systems with dual time base correlators under $10,000. The dual time base correlator, in this first generation was really a single time base corrector with a very tricky genlock circuit which allowed the two tape decks to synchronize in order to do dissolves and effects.  It was shown at both the Long Beach Video Expo and the New York Video Expo.

1981
Feb 1981

Awarded International Recognition for Outstanding Achievement from Matsushita Electric (Panasonic)

1981 - International Recognition for Outstanding Achievement from Matsushita Electric (Panasonic)

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After Matsushita Electric flew Ted Bollinger to Japan, he received the “Outstanding Achievement & Continued Cooperation” award from Matsushita Electric – Panasonic’s former name. It was presented by a member of the Matsushita family.

1977
Apr 1977

Fascilitated the 1st Projected LDS Priesthood Session Transmitted Via Microwave Transmission

Priesthood Session

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TV Specialists worked with the LDS Church and Howard Smith, who was KSL’s chief engineer, to set up the first projected Priesthood session via microwave transmission to the Ensign Stake Center.

1976
Aug 1976

Recognized as the Inventor of the TeleProSys Extra-Long-Play VCR

Tele-Pro-Sys First Extra Long Playing 3/4" VCR

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TV Specialists, Inc. develops and licenses Stan Schubach to sell the first 2 hour (extra-long playing) video cassette tape recorder based on Panasonic’s NV-2125 3/4″ VTR. It was called the TeleProSys and the model was TPS-230. Unfortunately, VHS came out in 1977, so the Tele-Pro-Sys was short lived. However, VHS used the same technique as the Tele-Pro-Sys did to eliminate the “guard band” between the video tracks.

May 1976

Purchased Additional Property East-Side of Building

1976 Demolition

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TV Specialists, Inc. purchased property on the east side of building to 300 East. Demolition began for the new building.

Apr 1976

Recognized for Showing the 1st Consumer VCR at the Salt Lake HiFi Show

Panasonic Quasar Home VCR

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TV Specialists, Inc. showed the first “consumer’ VCR at the Salt Lake HiFi Show. We featured the Quasar Great Time Machine, which was the predecessor to the VHS format.

Jan 1976

Began Selling the 1st Affordable CRT Projector for Home and Business

Novabeam 1000

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TV Specialists, Inc. begins selling Kloss Novabeam 1000A CRT projector. The first ‘affordable’ (under $4,000) video projector for home and business.

1974
Feb 1974

Began Selling U-Vision and U-Matic VCRs

U-Vision NV-2125 3/4" VCR

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TV Specialists, Inc. began selling 3/4″ U-Matic and U-Vision video cassette recorders (VCRs).

1968
Sep 1968

Building Became Fully Occupied

Building became fully occupied with 4 inside and 3 outside full-time technicians and two secretaries.

Mar 1968

Began Selling Panasonic’s 1st Reel-to-Reel Video Recorder

Panasonic NV-8100D Series Reel-to-Reel Video Recorder

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TV Specialists began selling Panasonic’s first 1/2″ NV-8100D reel-to-reel video recorders (shown in left behind camera).

1967
Apr 1967

Building was Extended

The TV Specialists building was extended on the south side to accommodate in-car radio repair and extend TV and Hi-Fi repairs.

1966
Sep 1966

Began Selling & Servicing Panasonic’s Reel-to-Reel B/W Video Recorders and Cameras

Panasonic NV-204

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TV Specialists began selling and servicing Panasonic NV-204 1″ reel-to-reel black and white video recorders and black and white cameras.

May 1966

Recognized as the 1st in Utah to Become an Authorized Panasonic Professional Video Products Dealer

Panasonic

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TV Specialists, Inc. became the 1st in Utah to become authorized Panasonic professional video products dealer.

1964
Aug 1964

Building Became Fully Used

TV Specialists Building became fully used by TV Specialists.

Feb 1964

Service Contracts Negotiated with Granite Furniture and JC Penny

Ken Bollinger negotiated service contracts with Granite Furniture and JC Penny in Salt Lake City for Magnavox and RCA.

1960
Oct 1960

Purchased Property and TV Specialists was Officially Incorporated

TV Specialists 1st Building

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TV Specialists purchased property and began building its own “shop” at 170 East 2100 South. TV Specialists was officially incorporated. When the building was built, half of the small building was rented to lawyers.

1955
Feb 1955

Moved to 1st Commercial Location

TV Specialists 1st Commercial Location

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TV Specialists moved to 300 East and 2100 South, Salt Lake City, UT. TV Specialists was located below a dance studio on the right side, next to a small cafe – all inside the same building.

1953
Feb 1953

Start of TV Specialists

Ken and Veloy Bollinger started TV Specialists from their home in 1953. Veloy answered 3 phone lines; Ken ran service calls and fixed difficult chassis in his basement at night.