by Theatron | Sep 23, 2015 | Home Automation, Home Theater
Do you have a jumble of remotes on your coffee table? Would your speakers look great at the
Brady Bunch estate? Are you watching video that looks like something from the VCR era? If
you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then you are due for an A/V upgrade. And there
is no better time to do it than summer—before back to school and the upcoming holidays
require your undivided attention. Plus, major advancements in video quality, wireless
technology, surround sound and sources mean that even swapping out one or two components
can make a world of difference in performance. Here are a few ways we recommend stepping
up your A/V game.
Up your resolution
4K Ultra HD is the latest in video, at four times the resolution of HDTV. With larger TV sizes,
the image look so good, you feel like you can reach out and touch it. Anything you watch—
whether it is Blu-ray discs or HDTV content—will look better on a 4K Ultra HD set thanks to
their internal video processors.
Bigger really is better
Perhaps it’s not the resolution you’re concerned about in your media room, but the size of
your set. The old adage “Bigger Is better” has never been more true, and—thanks to enhanced
HD and Ultra HD resolution—you can sit closer to the screen than ever before and still get a
great image. If you are ready to go really big, consider a two-piece projection system (a
projector and screen). The industrial design on screens these days is phenomenal, with some
manufacturers producing edgeless rigid screens that look great when not in use, and look
even better fired up, with a gorgeous ‘floating image’ effect that will impress friends and
family. Dark, ambient-light-rejecting screens even look great in media room with less than
ideal lighting situations. You really don’t have to sit in a pitch-dark room anymore to have an
immersive home theater experience.
Get ready for bone-shaking surround
Have two speakers and want a more enveloping, cinematic experience? Then consider upping
your audio game with true surround sound. Come in or call us to experience the latest
formats that offer an über-realistic 3D sound field. The most important speaker in any sound
system is the center channel. The center channel reproduces all of the dialogue or vocals and
up to 60% of the audio signal. We also have an array of subwoofers that will literally rock
your world. You won’t believe your ears.
New audio options for all
If you have a smaller room where a full surround system isn’t feasible, there are many
fantastic sound bars that simulate surround sound and offer audio much better than what you
can get from your TV’s speakers. Flat panel TVs, due to their elegant slim design, are not able
to house speaker elements that can deliver the audio quality George Lucas or Neil Young
intended you to hear. Sound bars don’t necessarily require a receiver because many can
perform the HDMI switching needed for all your high-definition sources. Wireless speakers are
also extremely popular, and some sound great, allowing you to inexpensively outfit your home
with wireless multi-room audio without having to run cables. Come in for a demo to see if
wireless is right for you home.
Whether you need audio or video upgrades or want to see how Theatron Home Theater and Smart Homes can subtly enhance your
system with content options like on-demand streaming sources. We’ll show you how to make your system the envy of the neighborhood!
Call today 703-883-0970
by Theatron | Aug 26, 2015 | Product Reviews, What's New
Sony XBR-75X850C 4K Ultra HDTV
Sony’s top rated 75-Inch 4K XBR X850C Series is one of the best LED TVs made by Sony. The new model has been slimmed down, and weighs substantially less than previous models. This 4K TV will give you 4 times more pixels than normal HD TVs (8 megapixels of resolution vs. 2 megapixels for regular HD). This allows you to sit much closer to the TV without seeing the individual pixels. By sitting closer, you will have an immersive movie theater experience. Sony has over 10 years of experience with cinema 4K Projectors, as most theaters today have a Sony projector installed. We previewed the X850C series at CES 2015, and the picture was outstanding. This TV is also a 3D TV and uses active 3D glasses (sold separately). It has the latest Dual Band WiFi standards for fast 4K video streaming and Smart TV function, Android TV, a TRILUMINOS™ Display (Sony’s version of Quantum Dots ) , Motionflow® XR960, and Sony’s 4K X-Reality™ Pro Engine.
The top rated Sony XBR-75X850C X850C series is Sony’s 4K Ultra HD 75-inch 3D LED backlit TV. 4K TVs have four times the resolution of Full HD (8 megapixels of resolution vs. 2 megapixels for regular HD). 4K is the same resolution as a movie movie theater, only now you can view it at home. Its new 4K X-Reality Pro™ Image Processor and TRILUMINOS™ Panel (Sony’s version of Quantum Dots ) will provide for best picture quality. Sony is a leader in 4K TV technology, and has Sony 4K Projectors installed at most movie theaters. Features include 3D ready capability, Frame dimming (local dimming), 24p True Cinema®, Sony’s 120Hz with upgraded Motionflow® XR 960 high framerate technology which increases the framerate for a sharper and smoother image compared to regular 60Hz hdtvs for Sports and fast moving action. Sony’s new Android TV with Google Cast, voice search & Play Store apps, TV shows, online videos, games. Content includes Netflix, Amazon Prime, Youtube, Facebook, HuluPlus, Twitter, news, sports, weather and more. Access the internet with an ethernet cable, or by using the upgraded Built-in WiFi adapter Dual Band (a/b/g/n/ac). The TV is 3D Ready, uses Active 3D Glasses (sold separately). 3D content is available from cable, satellite, games, and Blu-ray disc. The XBR-65X850C offers Ultra HD 4K resolution (3840×2160). Plug in up to 4 HDMI devices (HDMI 2.0). Google Cast-Ready & Miracast Mirroring.
Sony’s best 4K X-Reality Pro Processor upconverts standard HD to 4K. Upscaling is one of the most important features on a 4K TV. Sound is provided by the S-Force Front Surround 3D which provides a virtual surround experience using only two front speakers (20 watts total). Presence Sensor, can turn off the picture when you leave the room. Ambient sensor adjusts brightness according to brightness of the room. Three USB 2.0 ports to connect USB drives to view videos and pictures, or listen to music. Sleep Timer. DLNA Certified connectivity to your PC. ENERGY STAR® compliant. Wi-Fi Direct (connect to your smartphone/tablet directly to the TV), MHL, Screen Mirroring, Headphone Jack. The 65X850C includes Two Remote Controls.
Latest 4K TV Standards: The Sony XBR-X850C Series has the latest 4K standards including the HEVC (H.265) decoder. HEVC is the latest compression technology which allows streaming video and 4K video to fit in a much narrower bandwidth, allowing for higher framerates (up to 60fps). This will allow Netflix and other providers to give you 4K quality video using current systems. This model also has the latest HDMI 2.0 standard, which can also support the highest framerates in 4K. This will allow action movies, 4K camcorder video, and sports to operate at the higher 60fps for smoother image quality. This set was upgraded with the latest Dual Band WiFi (2.4GHz/5GHz) a/b/g/n/ac for the fastest wireless streaming of 4K content.
Right now, Theatron Home Theater and Smart Homes has the Sony 75″ 4K TVs on sale. If you are thinking of purchasing a new and better television, Call Theatron today to setup free delivery. A new Sony 4K TV would look great in your living room!
by Theatron | Jul 29, 2015 | What's New
4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) TVs are the hottest thing on the market today, so if you want your TV picture to be the best it can be, consider upgrading to this exciting new technology.
The 4K (4,000) part of the name refers to the number of rows of pixels in the picture. Previously, the best you could get was 1080. The 1,080 measures the image in rows of pixels high, and the 4K measures in rows of pixels wide, but the total number of pixels is four times greater with 4K. So 4K is 3840 x 2160, or 2160p. And what do more pixels mean? A better, clearer picture.
The new 4K Ultra HD screens bring more improvements than just resolution. Increased detail, greater contrast, deeper black levels, and a broader color gamut add to 4K TV’s stunning image quality.
Type of Screen
Once you’ve decided to get the best there is, you have to ask yourself: flat or curved screen? Almost everyone has some type of flat screen now, but the new curved screens are outselling the old flat ones every day. What’s better about a curved screen? Similar to the IMAX experience, the curved screen allows to almost be part of the image. It takes up most of your field of vision, including your peripheral vision, for a more engaging experience. And the improved technology keeps these images sharp at the edges, for a more realistic picture. This gives the viewer a heightened sense of depth, almost like a 3D image.
What About 4K Content?
Every content provider is currently working to get 4K programming into the home, and Netflix 4K is streaming now with compatible players like the Sony FMP-X10 4K Ultra HD Media Player. 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays are expected by the end of 2015.
You don’t need to wait for 4K content to enjoy a 4K TV. All the 1080p HD content that you enjoy now, from cable and satellite, to gaming and streaming, will look even better, ‘up-resed’, on a 4K TV. In fact your 1080p HD content will look far superior on the new 4K TV sets because of the increased resolution, color, contrast, and deeper black levels.
Add surround sound, or media distribution to your 4K Ultra HD TV purchase, and you’ve just gotten yourself the best theater system money can buy. Theatron carries 4K TVs from Sony, LG, Samsung and others, and can help you find the best new 4K Ultra HD TV for your home. Theatron can also professionally wall-mount your TV. Contact Theatron Today.