Virtual Fireplaces FAQ

 Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Which are the most popular models?


  2. What are the width, height, and depth requirements for the insert units? Measurements in inches.


  3. I have seen fires played on a television channel. What makes the digital fireplaces superior and more realistic?


  4. How long does the fire last before resetting?


  5. Will the insert units fit into a conventional fireplace or do I have to build a new firebox?


  6. What makes the fireplace look like a real wood burning fireplace?
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  8. Will my friends come over and see a monitor in my fireplace, or behind the fireplace mantel.


  9. If I have my own high resolution monitor, could I use it instead of purchasing it from Virtual Products.


  10. What about warranty and service?


  11. Reliability?


  12. Where can they be seen?
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  14. Turnaround time. Order to shipment time?.


  15. Does the Virtual fireplace throw heat?


  16. Do you supply brochures or videotapes of the fireplace?


  17. Does the Virtual Fireplace look as good as a gas fireplace?


  18. What is the feedback from clients?


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Which are the most popular models?

The most popular Model numbers are:

DF115-13 to DF115-20 for small apartments and small spaces.

DF115-27 and DF 115-32 for home owners and private use.

DF115-20 and DF 115-27 for motor coaches and mobile and modular homes.

DF115-32 for restaurants, lounges, entertainment spots and public places.

DF115-36 for hotel lobbies and expansive public areas.

VF2143-32 Hi Resolution digital ready HDTV and VF3142-36 digital ready HDTV ready for upscale residential and commercial establishments.

 
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What are the width, height, and depth requirements for the insert units? Measurements in inches.

MODEL

DF115-13

DF115-20

DF115-27

DF115-32

DF115-36

DF2143-33/36

HEIGHT

15"

22"

26-28"

29-30"

32"

30-/36"

WIDTH

15"

24"

32"

36"

40"

42/46"

DEPTH

15"

24"

25"

26"

26"

26/27"

 
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I have seen fires played on a television channel. What makes the digital fireplaces superior and more realistic?

Sounds and images come from real wood burning fires. They are not artificial or simulated. Digital Fireplaces features studio corrected high resolution digital images of real wood burning fires.

Enhanced images and color calibrated to deliver maximum signal strength.

Digital Fireplaces are a culmination of 5 years research and development.

 
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4

How long does the fire last before resetting?

The fireplace functions continuously. Stops only when you turn it off.

 
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5

Will the insert units fit into a conventional fireplace or do I have to build a new firebox?

Yes, they can normally fit into a conventional fireplace cavity. New is OK too!

 
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6

What makes the fireplace look like a real wood burning fireplace?

Sorry, that information is proprietary.

 
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7

Will my friends come over and see a monitor in my fireplace, or behind the fireplace mantel.

The monitors are not normally visible to the untrained observer. If you do not tell them, they will probably never know.

 
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8

If I have my own high resolution monitor, could I use it instead of purchasing one from Virtual Products.

We prefer that you purchase your own high resolution monitor from a local electronics dealer to optimize service and warranty satisfaction. You can use your own monitor providing it has proper Input jacks.

Prior to accepting an order, we must receive information to qualify the quality of your monitor. We reserve the right to provide digital fireplace processing systems only to persons or companies who meet specification standards. This is done to ensure the highest standards, and to ensure that the fires are realistic.

 
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9

What about warranty and service?

Products are warranted for 24 months. Return and replacement can normally be completed within 72 hours.

 
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10

Reliability?

Continuous running and strenuous testing under adverse conditions has not uncovered any weaknesses.

 
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Where can they be seen?

We market only through Internet and through clients who show the fireplaces to their friends. Marketing through traditional channels would cause a fourfold markup requirement. This would place the units out of reach for many Americans. Instead, we reward clients for referrals which lead to sales.

Ask about our rewarding home marketing plan. The visually pleasing Virtual Fireplace almost markets itself. When your friends see it, they will automatically want to buy one for themselves.

 
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12

Turnaround time. Order to shipment time?

Allow ten days to two weeks for delivery. Shipments are processed upon receipt of funds from the client.

 
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13

Does the Virtual fireplace throw heat?

An electrical kick plate option can be provided. Most homes today discover that stand alone gas fireplaces and electrical heaters are too disruptive to the overall heating system in their home. The Virtual Fireplace does not disrupt the thermostats or the heating system in a house.

The Virtual Fireplace is an energy saver in its own way. Conventional wood fireplaces send more heat up the chimney than they generate. Gas fireplaces, as much as they are promoted to supply a lot of heat, are very inefficient compared to conventional home heating systems. On a net energy basis, the Virtual Fireplace outperforms both gas and wood, in that it allows the regular heating system to function efficiently and operate effectively within engineered design parameters.

Virtual Fireplace is the absolute front runner in fireplace products in terms of meeting environmental green product standards.

 
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Do you supply brochures or videotapes of the fireplace?

Upon request. Electronic brochures are available through Internet. Hard copy brochures will be mailed upon request. Videotape demos are available at $9.95 each plus $6.00 for mailing. Air express is $35.00 extra.

 
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Does the Virtual Fireplace look as good as a gas fireplace?

Digital fireplaces are in a league all of their own. It doesn't get any better then this. Digital Fireplaces are the closest thing you will see to a real wood burning fireplace. We build a better fire!

 
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What is the feedback from clients?

They are generally overwhelmed by the realism of the fires. Responses are from great to fantastic. Clients are pleasantly surprised.

Testimonials will be forwarded upon request.

 
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