September 26, 2013
In a previous blog post, we shared tips on how to shop for your new HDTV. In this post, we’d like to focus specifically on one of the most important features of HDTVs, the resolution. The latest and greatest HDTVs feature 4K Ultra HD resolution.
What is 4K Ultra HD?
Simply put, Ultra HD has four times the resolution of full high definition (1080p). Higher resolution means more pixels, and more pixels equal a better picture.
Why Upgrade to Ultra HD?
In addition to the enhanced display and picture quality, Ultra HD offers other advantages, including:
- Shorter viewing distance – since there are four times as many pixels, it’s harder to see individual pixels when sitting close to the TV or projection screen. This means you can still get a clear picture even when sitting closer than before.
- A true cinematic experience – many films, and even some TV shows, are currently filmed directly in the 4K format, so you’re able to see content exactly as the creators intended.
- Greater level of detail – the higher number of pixels allows for enhanced color reproduction and conveys a more profound sense of depth. Viewers sometimes believe 4K pictures are 3D, even when they are not.
- Makes everything look better – with that many pixels, you have to have some real processing power behind the display. These TVs have incredible on-board computers that make even the normal 1080p content you are used to look astounding!
The Future of 4K
As 4K technology becomes more and more mainstream, 4K content will also become more readily available. In fact, Sony has already released their 4K media player, exclusively for use with Sony’s Ultra HD TVs. The media server comes preloaded with ten movies and is on pace to support over 100 titles by the end of the year, including some summer blockbusters. Renting or purchasing Ultra HD content will be as easy as a push of a button.
Ultra HD TVs and Projectors on Display at Stereo East
Visit Stereo East Home Theater’s showroom to see Ultra HD in action. We have 4K TVs from Sony and LG, along with a Sony 4K projector. We also have experienced consultants available to answer your questions. If you’d like to set up an appointment, simply contact us!
September 11, 2013
At Stereo East Home Theater, we’re passionate about utilizing technology to make life easier and more enjoyable. During our thirty years in business, we’ve learned consumers may not be completely aware of how many different solutions are available. That’s why we want to invite everyone to our newly-remodeled showroom in Frisco, TX.
Home Theater Demos and More
What’s the most effective way to determine which projector and speaker system will be the best for you and your family? By seeing and hearing it! At Stereo East, you can demo six different complete media room systems. But it doesn’t stop there. You can listen to different types of speakers, see the latest HDTVs from top brands, and learn more about how home automation can simplify your life. Best of all, we have knowledgeable consultants ready to answer any questions you may have.
Stereo East is Bringing Hi-fi Back
In recent years, it seems as though audio has taken a back seat to video. Call us crazy, but we think audio is just as important, if not more so, than video. The key to outstanding audio performance is good, quality speakers. To that end, our showroom now has a demo room dedicated solely to performance audio. With speakers from top brands like PSB, Monitor Audio, and GoldenEar, this room is any audiophile’s dream. Come check it out!
Visit Stereo East Today
Stereo East Home Theater can help with all aspects of home technology, from media rooms that give you the thrill of the theater, to automation systems that provide peace of mind. Get started on your next project by visiting our showroom in Frisco! We’ve completed installations in areas all over the metroplex, including Plano, McKinney, Allen, Irving, Dallas, and many more.