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Posted on 9:59am on Monday 20th February 2017 by Walts
ELAC is a company whose reach is international, with headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Kiel, Germany, and research and development labs in Southern California.
Demonstrating ELAC’s technology leadership is as simple as playing the music. Once you hear an ELAC product, you’ll understand our commitment to state-of-the-art sound. That [..]
ELAC Subwoofer App
Posted on 9:14am on Monday 20th February 2017 by Walts
How smart can a subwoofer be? Thanks to the ELAC SubEQ app and the Advanced Bluetooth control interface, listeners can simply pair an iPhone, iPad or Android device with the new ELAC subwoofers and adjust the sound to their preferences. Intuitive, comprehensive and downloadable, free of [..]
Posted on 9:43am on Monday 20th February 2017 by Walts
This integrated amplifier marks ELAC’s return to the amplifier category. The Element Series EA101EQ-G Integrated Amplifier solves two of the biggest problems with two-channel audio: proper blending of a subwoofer with your main speakers and room correction. Our advanced DSP and innovative smartphone application provide all the [..]
What does the UHD Alliance mean for Consumers?
Posted on 1:17pm on Monday 25th January 2016 by Walts
The UHD (Ultra HD) Alliance is a coalition of 35 different technology companies, who all came together to create a test for Top of the line TV’s, allowing for easy knowledge of which TV’s are using the newest tech. LG Electronics Inc., Panasonic Corporation, Sony Visual Product Inc., and Netflix [..]
What does LG's HDR Pro and Samsung's SUHD really mean?
Posted on 11:13am on Monday 1st February 2016 by Walts
This January LG came out with their new flagship Picture-on-Glass TV's, the OLEDG6 and OLEDE6 series. The G6 models come in both 65 and 77 inches, and the E6 as 55 and 65 inches. These new models are incredibly slim, boasting a 2.57 millimeters at the thinnest. LG claims that [..]
Magnifi-Mini - such a small soundbar with massive surround sound.
Posted on 1:41pm on Wednesday 16th November 2016 by Walts
Polk Audio’s new line now includes the Magnifi-Mini! This mini sound bar provides sounds as rich as a soundbar twice its size, plus it includes a wireless subwoofer! The Magnifi-Mini is a perfect fit by providing all their amazing features from voice adjust to wireless streaming.
The Magnifi-Mini will only [..]
Dolby Atmos - What is it? Why would you want it?
Posted on 8:28am on Tuesday 31st January 2017 by Walts
Dolby Atmos is a Sound System that adds Ceiling Speakers to a Dolby 5.1 or 7.1 Sound System. The 5.1 System is comprised of 2 Front & 2 Rear Speakers with an additional Front Center Speaker and a Subwoofer. The 7.1 adds 2 additional Side Speakers. In order to set [..]
The NEW Samsung QLED
Posted on 4:50pm on Tuesday 31st January 2017 by Walts
QLED is an Acronym for Quantum dot Light Emitting Diode. The most notable use of this technology to date has been in TV sets. LG, Sony, and Samsung have all released quantum dot TVs in recent years, with the latter completely diverting its attention and resources away from OLED [..]
What is Dolby Vision?
Posted on 10:11am on Wednesday 1st February 2017 by Walts
Dolby Vision is Dolby’s answer to HDR (High Dynamic Range) It basically optimizes picture by picture & adds a certain degree of optimization to the TV, also. It is reported to be better then HDR10. Most Manufactures have or soon will have Dolby Vision compatibility. Samsung, so far does not [..]
The Different Dolby Sound Systems
Posted on 12:17pm on Thursday 2nd February 2017 by Walts
There are 4 Dolby Sound Systems currently in use.
Dolby 5.1, Dolby Atmos 5.1, Dolby 7.1 & Dolby Atmos 7.1
Dolby 5.1 utilizes 5 Speakers & a Subwoofer. The Speakers are placed as follows: Front, Left, Right & Center. Rear, Left & Right. The Subwoofer is usually placed Front Center.
ALEXA working with CONTROL4
Posted on 9:25am on Friday 3rd February 2017 by Walts
We have the platform you need to control and automate everything in your home. You can start in one room and expand throughout the rest of the house with smart lighting, multi-room audio, multi-room video, comfort, and security solutions. In addition to the convenience of voice control, ALEXA and [..]
LED vs. OLED
Posted on 1:41pm on Friday 3rd February 2017 by Walts
A LED TV is in reality a LCD TV that is back or edge lit with LEDs. The first LCD TVs were only backlit with fluorescent lights.
An OLED TV is a Organic Light Emitting Diode TV. It is a true LED TV. [..]
LG's Improvements with WebOS 3.5
Posted on 10:24am on Monday 6th February 2017 by Walts
LG’s latest webOS system - webOS 3.5 - will deliver a range of improvements. from enhanced remote control features to getting you closer (literally) to the action with improved zoom functionality. The improvements made to LG's Magic Remote handset, will allow you to instantly access your favorite streaming [..]
Posted on 8:48am on Tuesday 7th February 2017 by Walts
SLING TV is a TV service that you subscribe to. They have several packages available. They range in price from $20-$40 a Month. You can add several additional packages for $5 a Month. HBO, Cinemax & Starz are also available at an additional charge. There’s no [..]
What is Technicolor?
Posted on 8:34am on Wednesday 8th February 2017 by Walts
Technicolor and VUBIQUITY are working together to accelerate the availability of High Dynamic Range (HDR) content to consumers around the world.
Everyone is familiar with Technicolor in the Movies. They are now expanding their expertise to TV & VR (Virtual Reality). The new 4K TVs [..]
LG's NEW OLED - Picture on Glass
Posted on 10:10am on Monday 13th February 2017 by Walts
Picture on Glass is the newest OLED by LG. The Screen thickness has been reduced down to a 10th of an inch. Also there is no Frame or Bezel around the Screen. It appears the Picture is appearing in thin air. The top Models have a Screen [..]
LG Introducing the Wallpaper TV
Posted on 11:48am on Tuesday 14th February 2017 by Walts
Wallpaper TV (Picture on Wall) is LG’s latest innovation in OLED TVs. The 65” Consumer Model is held on the Wall with Magnets. The Commercial Models have a Mounting panel that fastens to the Wall. Then the TV slides in place on the panel.
The Consumer Model has [..]
WHY BUY A SOUNDBAR?
Posted on 3:11pm on Wednesday 15th February 2017 by Walts
Today’s TVs are becoming thinner & thinner. The sound quality & volume level has been compromised because of thinner TVs. So to improve on both sound quality & volume level it is necessary to either utilize a sound system (amplifier & speakers) or a soundbar. If [..]
HDR10 vs. HLG vs. Dolby Vision
Posted on 10:29am on Thursday 16th February 2017 by Walts
We now have 3 different Formats for improving Picture Quality. HDR 10 (High Dynamic Range 10), HLG (Hybrid Log- Gamma) & Dolby Vision.
Both HLG & HDR10 produce 10 bit Color, which means 1 Billion Colors. (8 bit color on normal [..]
OLED vs LED: What is the Real Difference?
Posted on 4:24pm on Wednesday 13th May 2015 by Walts
When anything new comes to the market there is typically a debate about whether or not the new product or technology is better than the old one. It should come as no surprise that there is similar confusion about the variances between older LED/LCD and the new OLED display technology.
Samsung SUHD 10 bit vs 8 bit LCD panels
Posted on 12:00am on Wednesday 27th May 2015 by Walts
The S in Samsung SUHD means that the model at hand is the premium version in that particular line up. Similar to a Galaxy S and Samsung is bridging the "S" in all platforms to make a uniform Flagship Samsung line up and overall makes it simple to purchase the [..]
Nano Cell Technology
Posted on 11:47am on Wednesday 25th January 2017 by Walts
Nano Cell LCD displays offer a technological advantage by employing uniformly-sized particles approximately one nanometer in diameter to create more subtle, accurate colors that can be viewed from wider angles than other TVs. Ideal for large, high-resolution TVs, LG's SUPER [..]
What is HDR10?
Posted on 11:08am on Monday 30th January 2017 by Walts
HDR is an acronym for HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE. HDR is an image technology that enables TVs to have brighter, more vivid colors and better contrast over standard range content. Active HDR is an update that allows the TV to process the HDR picture frame-by-frame and inserts dynamic data where [..]
Posted on 8:57am on Thursday 26th January 2017 by Walts
Alexa is an intelligent personal assistant developed by Amazon Lab126, made popular by the Amazon Echo. It is capable of voice interaction, music playback, making to-do lists, setting alarms, streaming podcasts, playing audiobooks, and providing weather, traffic, and other real time information. Alexa can also control several [..]
New Signature Series by Polk Audio - Amazing Sound at an Affordable Price
Posted on 11:35am on Tuesday 6th December 2016 by Walts
Out with the old, in with the new - The Signature Series, The Real American HiFi Home Theater Speaker, is replacing the Tsx line.
The Signature Series is a Hi-Res certified collection of 8 pieces including 3 tower speakers, 2 center speakers, and 3 bookshelf speakers.
Polk Audio is bringing [..]