March 25, 2016

Stereo East Home Theater Hosts Sony Executive Team

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Recently, Stereo East Home Theater welcomed an executive leadership team from Sony Electronics to their showroom located in Frisco, Texas. Stereo East was honored to have key Sony personnel in attendance, including Deputy President Toshifumi Okuda, Vice President Frank Sterns, and National Sales Manager Kevin O’Loughlin.

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Sony Deputy President Toshifumi Okuda and Stereo East President Gary Montagna

Sony has spent the last several years developing new and innovative technologies such as 4K Ultra HD projectors and televisions as well as High-Resolution Audio, both of which are strongly focused on the specialty channel. In order to further enhance their market penetration, Sony visited Stereo East to discover how their products and strategies were received by both consumers and dealers. Stereo East Home Theater has been a Sony CIS Diamond Dealer for the past three years.

“We are excited to have the opportunity to spend time with the Sony executive team,” said Gary Montagna, President of Stereo East. “We thank Mr. Okuda, Mr. Sterns, and Mr. O’Loughlin for their commitment to and support of our business and the entire specialty channel!”

Stereo East Home Theater has been ranked as a top 100 custom installation and systems integration firm for the past nine years by CE Pro Magazine, and the company is a Power CI member of the ProSource buying group. Stereo East has proudly served the DFW metroplex for over three decades.

January 16, 2015

Stereo East Recaps CES 2015

Every January, Stereo East travels to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas to preview the latest developments in technology. This year did not disappoint, and we’re excited about new audio/video products debuting in 2015!

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Sony’s XBR-X900C 4K Ultra HD TV

Sony 4K Continues to Dominate

As expected, 4K Ultra HD was a focal point for TV manufacturers from LG to Samsung to Sony. Ultimately, Sony stole the show with the thinnest LCD TV to date. Measuring just 0.2-inch thick in the top corner, the new Sony XBR-X900C is thinner than an iPhone 6. The screen appears to be almost all picture, thanks to an extremely thin bezel and cabinet. Of course, the 4K resolution, Sony’s latest processing, and their exclusive TRILUMINOUS color all contribute to the spectacular picture quality. The X900C series will be available in 55”, 65”, and 75” screen sizes.

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Extremely Thin 4K Ultra HD TV from Sony

Sony also announced the VPL-HW350ES native 4K Ultra HD home cinema projector. Priced at just $9,999, the projector is the most affordable Sony 4K projector for home theaters. By leveraging their 10 years of experience with 4K, Sony is able to offer high-performance, native Ultra HD projectors at unbelievable price points.

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GoldenEar’s Triton Five Demo at CES

GoldenEar Wows Audiophiles Again

In terms of new audio products, we were most impressed with GoldenEar Technology’s new addition to their award-winning Triton loudspeaker series, the Triton Five. This unpowered speaker is equipped with a quartet of side-mounted eight-inch sub-bass radiators and a pair of six-inch high-definition cast-basket drivers above and below the tweeter. The new speaker also utilizes the crossover network originally developed for the flagship model, the Triton One. The Triton Five produces dynamic, engaging sound, all while maintaining detail, even at high levels of loudness. The Triton Five is already receiving rave reviews from industry critics and publications.

A New Video Platform from IC Realtime

Video recording, whether for surveillance, creative pursuits, or just for fun, is garnering more and more interest from the industry and end-users alike. Florida-based company IC Realtime unveiled a new video platform, the Allie, allowing users to record 720-degree video with real-time playback on mobile devices. A dual-lens configuration records both horizontally and vertically, and after the recordings are stitched into a single feed, users view the results via the Allie app. The Allie will be available in three options, the Allie Pro for businesses, the Allie Home for consumers, and the Allie Play for children.

New Products Expected to Release Later This Year

All of these exciting new products and technologies are expected to hit stores later this year. As we receive more information on pricing and availability, we’ll certainly share that with our clients. Visit Stereo East Home Theater’s showroom in Frisco if you’d like to chat with our knowledgeable design consultants about the best products for your objectives and budget. Stereo East has served Dallas, Frisco, Allen, McKinney, Prosper, Plano, and surrounding communities for over three decades.