What is 4K Ultra HD?

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 What is 4K Ultra HD?

The answer is simple. Higher resolution images. Multiply the number of pixels on your current 1080p screen displays (1,920 x 1,080) by four, and that’s how many pixels are in 4K Ultra HD displays…around 8 million (3,840 x 2,160). The more pixels there are the more detail that can be brought to an image. Those 8 million pixels make all the difference. 4K Ultra HD will unlock more of the story in your favorite movies and TV shows. With 4 times the resolution of current 1080P, you’ll notice details of characters and scenes that you’ve never been able to see before.

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Get four times the picture resolution of full HD 1080p. The increased pixel density allows you it sit very close for a fully immersive experience                        Improve the picture quality of your current TV shows and movies to near 4K Ultra HD quality. Access a library of apps capable of 4K like Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, and Youtube. Plus, experience 3D video playback, or stream Sony PlayStation 3 games on select 4K Ultra HD TVs.



Big movie studios, such as Sony Pictures Entertainment, have been recording and remastering movies in 4K for years. Sony began offering 4K projectors as early as 2004. The projection of 4K movies took hold of the masses in 2011 as more 4K movies were released and more theaters adopted the new technology. Today, there are more ways than ever to get 4K content.

For on-demand streaming, you can fire up Netflix or Amazon Instant Video to get movies and TV shows delivered in 4K quality. Each service offers exclusive movies and shows which were filmed or remastered in 4K. More streaming media services, such as Vudu and Hulu, have announced plans to release 4K content within the year. You can watch a multitude of different videos in glorious 4K on YouTube. YouTube has been streaming 4K videos since 2010. To get the best 4K experience you will need a fast broadband connection. 4K content will become increasingly accessible as Google, Verizon, and AT&T have been rolling out gigabit internet services around the U.S.


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Starpower What Is 4K Ultra Hd?




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We carry the latest in 4K with the most advanced tech to deliver the most advanced tech to deliver the finest picture and home theater experience. Can’t wait to experience the next generation of television? Our teams can deliver directly to your home. Our very own five-star installation teams provide personalized installations of your 4K purchases. Plus, the latest in audio, video, security, custom-made leather seating, and even offer full control from your phone or tablet!

CEDIA 2016: Preview

Cedia 2016

CEDIA 2016 – Dallas, Texas


CEDIA has once again taken over Dallas! Beginning tomorrow, CEDIA 2016 will feature over 435 exhibitors, 125 manufacturer product-training sessions, and 115 workshops on everything from networking a home theater system to managing a growing business. The show floor will be open this week from Thursday, September 15th through Saturday, September 17th. Follow us this week as we explore all the new products, services and innovations to come out of #CEDIA16!


What are we excited to see?


New 4K Projector technology

At this year’s event, JVC will debut its first native 4K projector. Their native 4K HDR projector, will feature a newly-developed “Blu-Escent” laser light source with a claimed brightness of 3,000 lumens. This new technology is focusing on producing a smooth picture, bringing depth to Ultra HD and HDR content and approximately 20,000 hours of operation.




Roll-able Television

Rollable Television At Cedia 2016

Screen Innovations is shipping their all-new Zero-G starting tomorrow! What is the Zero-G? Think roll-able television. The screen is suspended in midair with no black drop between the viewing surface and the case. It actually rolls itself up from the bottom when not in use. That means, when you’re watching the game or your favorite movie, Zero-G drops out of the case and expands at a preset location giving you a “levitating” image, suspended by cables.


Home Security

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Over 15 CEDIA exhibitors will be demonstrating doorbell cameras. These devices offer a new level of security, by notifying you when someone is on your property and letting you see and speak with anyone at your front door. We plan to see a wide variety of these devices from Ring, August, Channel Vision and Lilin. Most will provide wide angled HD video, smart motion detection, and cloud recording.


Starpower is the leading provider of consumer electronics and luxury living services in Dallas, Fort-Worth and Phoenix, AZ. Home Automation, Home Theaters, Home Security, 4K Television and more. Shop online at star-power.com

Live Luxuriously with Starpower and Ed Kellum & Son

Best Luxury Products

Best Luxury Products of 2016

So you want to live a life of luxury? With cost being no object? What better way to find the best, most luxurious and state-of-the-art home furnishings than with the ultimate source of luxury living, Starpower. We’ve listed the best home entertainment and home appliances you can find for you to start living in luxury.  Here are few of our favorite things.


Sub-Zero Pro 48 Refrigerator – $16,615

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Considered “a monument to food preservation” the 800-pound Pro 48 refrigerator has its own dedicated, sealed system with compressor and evaporator. So fresh foods get the humid yet chilly climate they need, while frozen and convenience foods get dry, frigid air to prevent decay and freezer burn. It has over 30 cu. ft. of storage and keeps food as fresh as the day it was picked or caught. Dual refrigeration, with two compressors and three evaporators, provides just the right environment for fresh or frozen foods, and prevents odor transfer. A magnetic door seal system keeps food fresh or frozen even if your power goes out. No wonder it has become a hallmark of the iconic American kitchen.



Sony 4K Home Theater Laser Projector – $50,000

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When you want to bring the extraordinary experience you get from the country’s best movie theaters you’ll need a projector that’s up to the task. Fortunately, Sony has built the world’s most advanced 4K projector designed specifically for home theater use. With Sony’s 4K Home Theater Laser Projector (VPL-VW5000ES) you can enjoy incredible 5,000 lumens brightness and infinite dynamic contrast range which allows for clear 4K images and rich, deep blacks even in well-lit rooms. Plus, the laser-based light source provides 20,000 hours of virtually maintenance-free operation for constant picture quality and reduced running costs. This projector is the truly the ultimate home cinema display.



Martin Logan Neolith – $79,995

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At a little over 6 feet in height, the Neolith can be a little intimidating. But for those who appreciate accuracy and realism in their audio, MartinLogan’s flagship loudspeaker is the Holy Grail.  The Neolith features one of MartinLogan’s largest electrostatic radiating surfaces. It produces a detailed, ultrarealistic soundstage that reproduces nearly the entire mid-range and high frequency audio spectrum which are unaffected by room limitations. In addition to its large electrostatic transducer, the Neolith features two substantial woofers specifically engineered to deliver powerful, extremely accurate bass. Sorry neighbors.



Wolf 60” Dual Fuel Range – $16,385

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It’s called “the range that took the cooking world by storm.” On the topside of this range, you have gas cooking with the power and control of dual-stacked burners that produce up to 20,000 Btu at the high end down to a mere breath of flame for gentle simmers and melts. Below, you have twin Wolf dual convection electric ovens. With each oven, you’ll get 10 cooking modes. In the Convection mode, multiple racks of rolls or pastries achieve identical brownness with no rotation of baking sheets necessary. Convection Roast, you’ll get juicy, gorgeously browned poultry and meats with surprising speed. There are even modes for proofing dough and making flavorful dried fruits. Now you can cook with full confidence and control.




Mark Levinson Preamplifier No 52 – $30,000

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When you want clean sound, you need a preamplifier. When you want sound so clean it exposes new things you’ve never heard before on your favorite records, you need the best preamplifier. The Nº52 is unquestionably the finest Mark Levinson preamplifier ever. This dual-monaural preamplifier isolates the critical analog audio circuitry to provide the purest signal paths possible. Individual DC power cords supply power to the audio section in the second chassis to prevent extraneous noise from passing into the DC power signals. Heavy aluminum extrusions and thick aluminum plates solidify the chassis and provide an optimized foundation for the audio circuitry.


Kaleidescape Strato 4K Movie Player – $4,500

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The award-winning Kaleidescape Strato is the world’s first and only 4K Ultra HD high-dynamic-range movie player. Strato plays movies in true 4K Ultra HD at up to 60 frames per second, without startup delays, buffering messages, or quality drops that are common with streaming services. The device is surprisingly quick to load movies and skip scenes, even with the hefty 4K content. Strato supports lossless multichannel audio including Dolby Atmos, and bit-stream pass-through of Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. You can purchase the 4K movie player with or without an internal 6TB hard drive that can store up to 100 4K Ultra HD movies, 200 Blu-ray quality movies, or 900 DVD quality movies. You’ll never have to get up to put the movie disc again.

Sony VPLVW600ES Compact 4K Home Theater Projector

Starpower Sony Vplvw600Es Compact 4K Home Theater Projector

Sony’s VPLVW600ES is as close as you can get to having a commercial movie theater projector at home. It is based on the same 4K Digital Cinema SXRD™ technology found in Sony’s professional projectors. It uses three of these SXRD image chips — one each for red, green, and blue – to produce extraordinary quality images.

We absolutely love the Sony VPLVW600ES projector. If you are looking for a true 4K projector but budget is a problem, look no further. It is a real game changer.

Even at 1080P resolution, the content looks sharper than most other 1080P projectors with fancy dynamic detail enhancement which include projectors from Sony, JVC, etc. With true 4K the clarity and detail is incredibly better. When it comes to image quality, color is admirable and post calibration is near perfect.

The VPLVW600ES comes with most of the bells and whistles. One feature worth mentioning is lens memory. So, the decision to go 16:9 or widescreen is yours. It has 1700 lumens on brightness. It can easily tackle a 150” screen or even a couple sizes larger effortlessly.

If you are into 3D, the VPLVW600ES does 3D and even converts 2D to 3D if desired. The picture quality is amazing in 3D too. Learn more and shop the VPLVW600ES here.

You can also check it out on Sony’s official website here.

Contact a Concierge now to know more and have the finest shopping experience.

Visit one of the Starpower locations in the Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas area or Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona area to learn more about the latest technology.

Why Buy 4K? Breaking Down 4K Televisions, Projectors and Video Content

Starpower Why Buy 4K? Breaking Down 4K Televisions, Projectors And Video Content

Why Buy 4K?

Why would you buy 4K if you already have HD? Let Starpower explain.

The future of television has arrived. That’s a bold statement, but we’re confident that once you see the incredible images that 4K Ultra HD TVs and projectors deliver, you’ll be convinced.

With 4K technology, you get 8 MILLION individual pixels compared to approximately 2 million on your current HD TV. That means the image clarity has greater fine detail, richer texture and an almost photographic emulsion of smoothness. The higher pixel density of a 4K TV also enables you to get much closer without seeing the grid-like structure of the picture.

Now everything you watch will look better than ever with AMAZING color and clarity. It’s a picture that’s almost better than #IRL.

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What is Triluminos?

The Triluminos display technology is unique to Sony. This new technology makes colors more pure and distinct, with a heightened sense of depth. It also reproduces true and natural shades of colors, making it feel real and life-like. A Triluminos display reproduces more tones and textures than standard LED backlighting, creating colors you’ve never seen on a TV before.


See 4K at Starpower

Come into Starpower and let our experts show you the latest technology in our interactive media rooms and guide you in selecting your next 4K TV or 4K projectors. We have 4K televisions from the best manufacturers including Sony, Samsung, LG and more. We have 4K projectors on display and ready to wow!

Get a head start, shop our 4K televisions here.


Starpower and the Star Treatment

Experience the star treatment at Starpower and have your dream TV delivered and installed before Christmas…it REALLY IS a wonderful life. Visit Starpower today in North Dallas on the Tollway just north of Beltline, Uptown at Knox & Cole, and Southlake across from Town Square, or request a quote below!

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About Starpower Home Theater and Audio Video

Home Theater and home audio video retailer, Starpower, was established in Dallas, Texas in 1995. For more than two decades, Starpower has provided the finest audio, video, and home theater equipment to our customers throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth and Phoenix/Scottsdale areas. Starpower has an incredible selection of 4K televisions and projectors on display and ready to wow you today!

Go BIG…Stay Home…With the JVC Precision Projector

Starpower Go Big...stay Home...with The Jvc Precision Projector

JVC has made the unthinkable…thinkable…with their new home cinema projectors.  The 4K JVC precision projector goes above and beyond the high definition barrier, taking two million 1080p images and converting them to eight million 4K images. That is FOUR times the resolution of full HDJVC uses their special e-Shift technology to make this happen.  This technology eliminates any visible stair-stepping or pixel gaps and lets you see detail and get closer to the action like you never have before.  Reviewers far and wide are giving this line of home cinema projectors two thumbs up calling it one of the best projectors for home theater gurus.

The new JVC 3D projectors offer several lines for consumers to choose from:  The X90RBU, the DLA-X30BU, and the DLA-X70RBU; all include three hand-selected D-ILA devices in order to experience the ultimate in precision technology. These projectors also use Native Contrast Radio which means JVC does not use a dynamic iris, making it possible to reproduce the deepest blacks and the most vivid whites at the same time for a picture that is out of this world!

All of the new JVC precision projectors come 3D ready and feature a wide range of 3D enhancements, including improved 3D picture quality and improved 3D functionality. What is a 3D movie watching experience without some cool and fashionable 3D glasses?  These projectors contain 2 pairs of PK-AG2 3D glasses. These glasses activate shutter technology by providing full frame HD for each eye and include USB charging cable with a 40-hour operation with full charge. These glasses are optically matched for highest brightness and color accuracy.

A Lens Memory function has been added to all new JV Precision projectors which allows memory settings to be stored for different picture formats. This includes: 16:9 HDTV and Cinamascope movies without any black bars to get in the way.

JVC has led the industry with home cinema projectors and are built around a newly designed optical engine that produces brighter images with higher contrast than the previous models. This means brighter images, including the deepest blacks and brightest whites you can imagine. The new models achieve an incredible 120,000:1 native contrast radio, which is an industry first.

Starpower also has your checkbook and comfort in mind; we want to help you close that gap once and for all between your home media room and the theater. Swing by today and let us show you the best projectors for home theaters and we’ll talk JVC precision projectors!

Experience the Immersive Sony 4K Home Theater ES Projector

Starpower Experience The Immersive Sony 4K Home Theater Es Projector

Sony ES Projectors at Starpower

Starpower is the very first retailer in the whole country to get their hands on the new Sony 4K Home Theater ES Projector. The Sony 4k Home Theater Projector is the world’s finest home theater projectors available and it’s available for the first time at Starpower! This Sony 4K Home Theater ES Projector utilizes the very latest technology and produces a picture you
wouldn’t believe making all your current Blu-ray movies and HD content look incredibly clear with detail that will make you feel like you’re right in the action.

Now, you can own the Sony 4K Home Theater Projector that the movie producers use! Not only is this the best picture available on the market today, but the installation and control are both seamless. The Sony 4K Home Theater Projector offers the same viewing experience that is found in over 9,000 commercial movie theaters.


Delivering 4X the Resolution of 1080p

While delivering over four times 1080p resolution, anamorphic 3D images and HD to 4K- nothing can compare. Combine that with a 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and with 2000 ANSI lumen brightness (this is more than TWICE the brightness of HDTV), this projector will pull you into your favorite movies like no home theater you have ever experienced before.

The resolution of the projector far exceeds that of HDTV, Sony uses the new SXRD 4K panel that has a resolution of 4096-by-2160 pixels. This projector also possesses an integrated IR transmitter that works with the rechargeable Sony 3D glasses included with the projector.


Sony Projectors at Starpower

You’re going to want to stop by Starpower today to view the world’s finest home theater projector, the Sony 4K Home Theater ES Projector. Stop by one of our four Starpower locations in Dallas, Texas; Forth Worth, Texas and Southlake, Texas; as well as Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona and let one of our experts tell you more about the unbelievable Sony 4K Home Theater

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4K – The next generation of television is here

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4K Technology is Here to Stay

Satellites are beaming down 4K content. 4K movies and shows are available on-demand through the most popular streaming media services. People are recording 4K videos from the palms of their hands. 4K Blu-ray discs are launching by the end of the year. Yes, it’s official… 4K is here to stay!

So, what is 4K? The answer is simple. Higher resolution images. 4K technology has rewritten the rulebook when it comes to image quality. Multiply the number of pixels on your current 1080p screen displays by four, and that’s how many pixels are in 4K displays…around 8 million. The more pixels there are the more detail that can be brought to an image. Those 8 million pixels make all the difference. With 4 times the resolution of current 1080P, you can see the dimples on a golf ball as you watch one of the pros line up his putt.


4K is not just another trend.

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The 4K market is growing fast and 4K TV’s are much more affordable than ever before. More and more content is being developed to pair with the capabilities offered in 4K. The question is who is providing 4K content? Today, anyone can create 4K videos. On a consumer level, 4K recording is now included in everything from smartphones and camcorders to drones and GoPros. And the prices for these devices are rapidly dropping.

Big movie studios, such as Sony Pictures Entertainment, have been recording and remastering movies in 4K for years. Sony began offering 4K projectors as early as 2004. The projection of 4K movies took hold of the masses in 2011 as more 4K movies were released and more theaters adopted the new technology.

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Today, there are more ways than ever to get 4K content.


On-Demand Streaming

For on-demand streaming, you can fire up Netflix or Amazon Instant Video to get movies and TV shows delivered in 4K quality. Each service offers exclusive movies and shows which were filmed or remastered in 4K. More streaming media services, such as Vudu and Hulu, have announced plans to release 4K content within the year. Looking to improve your golf swing? You can watch golf tutorials in glorious 4K on YouTube!

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YouTube has been streaming 4K videos since 2010. To get the best 4K experience you will need a fast broadband connection. 4K content is becoming increasingly accessible as Google, Verizon, and AT&T have been rolling out gigabit internet services around the U.S.


DirecTV 4K

Don’t have a fast internet connection? Late last year, Direct TV launched a satellite capable of sending 4K content down to subscribers. Currently, the satellite service provider offers a set-top box which works with compatible 4K Ultra HD TV’s to bring on-demand 4K entertainment. DISH Network is working on bringing the new standard of television to the masses without the need for a fast internet connection. 4K satellite broadcasts have been available in the United Kingdom since early this year. Recently, tech companies have been successfully testing over-the-air 4K content through antennas. That’s right, revitalizing the old rabbit ears to receive 4K content.

For film buffs looking to get true cinema quality picture and sound without a monthly subscription to a new service, prepare yourself for 4K Blu-Ray. These 4K capable devices are coming at the end of the year. 4K movies require much more space than full 1080P movies; however, advancement of the Blu-ray technology will bring 4K content in its best form to existing disc size. No streaming. No internet connection. With 4K Blu-ray movies, you’ll notice nuances of characters and scenes that you’ve never been able to see before.

With 4K, you’ll unlock more of the story by seeing the film the way the director intended.


Beyond 4K

When it comes to consumer use, 4K is the pinnacle of picture clarity. But, what’s beyond 4K? In the future, 4K TV’s will come equipped with organic light emitting diodes, also known as OLED. This technology enhances 4K’s colors palette providing vibrant colors, deep blacks, and bright whites. You also may have heard of some companies working on 8K, which offers four times the resolution of 4K. 8K will be used more for commercial applications, such as entire wall coverings and high-end home theaters.


The future is clear for 4K

With the recent price drops, 4K content and new 4K delivery systems in place now is the time to make the switch to the next generation of television. Once you make the jump, you’ll never want to go back.


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Home Theater – Trending Technologies

Starpower Home Theater - Trending Technologies

OLED, LED, Plasma, Projector, 4K, 2K, Curve Screen? Selecting the right technology can be very confusing.

Having the latest technology isn’t for everyone; however, there are always those who want to have the latest and greatest in electronics.

Remember when a 50-inch screen seemed big? Nowadays, you have 60-, 65-, 70- and even 90-inch flatscreens. Projectors can take you over 200 inches! Just like flat panels, projector technology has come a long way, and even the susceptibility to light has
been greatly improved.

If you are unsure about the current quality of projectors, check out interactive media rooms in a showroom. Prior to making a decision, you should understand that the more engaged all of your senses are, the greater the viewing experience. For example, besides great quality video and audio, today you can become immersed in your movie with theater seats that move with the action.

You might be wondering what the difference is between 4K Ultra HD and 1080p Full HD. Prior to high definition, televisions had only a few hundred lines of resolution. More lines of resolution means more opportunity to create a life-like picture. However, it does not always mean a better picture. The number represents the number of lines used to create the image. Therefore, 1080 is the horizontal lines of vertical resolution. The “i” or “p” on the end, as in 1080i or 1080p, stands for “interlaced” and “progressive.” Those letters stand for speed in which the images are processed.

There is still much to decide, as the “quality” of how those lines are processed is a huge difference. For example, a budget-priced TV touting 1080p resolution may be inferior in picture quality to a 720p set. This is why you need to be careful when purchasing something you will be using several hours a day. You need to experience the difference.

Sony 4K Projector

When most people walk past a 4K flatscreen, they are amazed by the picture quality, which is four times clearer than regular HD. It offers amazing color and clarity with finer detail, greater texture and almost photographic quality smoothness. It seems as if you could reach out and grab items on the screen. This can be attributed to the 8 million pixels in 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) verses the 2 million pixels in 1080p (1920 x 1080). Everyone can clearly see the incredible difference between a 1080p and 4K flatscreens when they are side-by-side; however, they assume that 4K technology pricing is out of reach. Like most technology, pricing is going down and is much more affordable than before.

Of course, there are considerations that you should discuss with a sales professional, such as the content available and what your current picture will look like with the 4K resolution. The next time you are in the market for a new TV, consider these reasons for making the leap to 4K:

  • Amazing picture quality difference between Full HD and Ultra HD TV
  • Ultra HD 4K is the defacto next generation of television
  • More 4K Ultra HD content is coming – Some sets offer more available content and better “upconverting” (taking 2k content and making it look close to 4k)
  • 4K Blu-ray is also coming soon, making available thousands of movie titles
  • Better viewing from a variety of distances – Better technology, better processing
  • 4K gaming
  • 4K consumer video cameras are being developed
  • 4K is more affordable than ever