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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 [..]
How to replace a tv lamp
Posted on 2:30pm on Tuesday 5th May 2015 by Walts
Clean Glove or Towel
Used to handle new housing assembly without touching the lamp glass. Oil from your skin shortens the life of the lamp by increasing the temperature of the glass.
To open access panel, and secure housing assembly.
1. UNPLUG THE TV UNIT FROM ELECTRICAL OUTLET.
2. REMOVE PANEL ON [..]
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.
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 DTS:X? Why is it important?
Posted on 2:23pm on Tuesday 7th March 2017 by Walts
DTS:X is a 3 dimensional sound format very similar to Dolby Atmos. Sound is sent from Above, as well as from the Left & Right and Front & Rear. A feature of DTS:X is the ability to place the Speakers in the Room, the way [..]
Time to get Control4!
Posted on 2:19pm on Tuesday 7th March 2017 by Walts
Control 4 is a Home Automation System. It can control lighting, heating, cooling, ceiling fans, and motorized window treatments. It also can control security systems, door locks, garage door openers and lawn sprinklers. It is controlled by an App [..]
What is SONOS?
Posted on 11:38am on Monday 6th March 2017 by Walts
Sonos is a Wireless Speaker System that is WiFi based rather than Bluetooth.
It is controlled by an App on a Smartphone or tablet. Sonos also has a Wireless Amp that you can hook/up to your favorite Speakers. You can place Speakers in several [..]
Posted on 11:33am on Monday 6th March 2017 by Walts
Active HDR10 unlike HDR10, is capable of improving the quality of the Video, picture by picture. It is a 10 bit Color System which means over 1 billion colors. It functions similar to Dolby Vision. HDR10 will do nothing if there is no HDR content in the [..]
What is a Smart TV?
Posted on 4:22pm on Tuesday 28th February 2017 by Walts
With very few exceptions, almost all TVs produced today are Smart TVs. Basically a Smart TV is any TV that can be hooked up to the Internet. Most of them have a Home Screen that has several Apps on it. Many have Microphones & Cameras built in. [..]
New Line for Pioneer Elite
Posted on 9:27am on Monday 27th February 2017 by Walts
Pioneer Elite has added 3 new Receiver/Amps to their new line. All 3 Models are Dolby Atmos and DTS:X ready. The top of the line can handle 11.2 channel Dolby Atmos. The remaining 2 are 9.2 channel Dolby Atmos ready.
Dolby Atmos gives you true 3 dimensional [..]
Backlighting - Why is it important?
Posted on 4:20pm on Wednesday 22nd February 2017 by Walts
Why is backlight important? Backlight (or Edge lighting) is necessary for all LCD TVs. Without it you wouldn’t be able to see the picture.
Back lit led vs edge lit.
LED LCDs don't have the contrast ratio potential of Plasma and OLED TVs.
Local dimming was developed to [..]
What's New for Samsung in 2017?
Posted on 8:55am on Wednesday 22nd February 2017 by Walts
New 2017 Quantum Dot. Quantum-dot televisions are a new type of LED-backlit LCD TV. The image is created just like it is on an LCD screen, but quantum-dot technology enhances the color and delivers color that’s so accurate and pure, what you get on the [..]
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 [..]
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 [..]