DIY not for you? Call Zip

Picture 18 1So you’ve got your fancy HDTV, surround system, and high-end speakers, but you have no idea how it all fits together. If you’re lucky, you’ve got a friend like me to help you out. Sadly, there’s just not enough of me to go around.

Zip Installation is a service that doesn’t just know where your HDMI goes, but makes it look good. They run the wires, mount the screens, and configure it all to sound good and look good.

The prices aren’t cheap, but they seem to be better quality than you’d get from your friend Eddie’s cousin Stu, and they’re available nation wide.

While we think it’s best that you learn to do it yourself — that way you can do self-repair if something goes wrong — these services are a decent alternative for the clueless or lazy.