D-Box Takes it to Another Level…Again! | D-Box | Starpower

Starpower D-Box Takes It To Another Level...again! | D-Box | Starpower

D-Box Home Theater Technology

Home entertainment technology continues its never-ending evolution of top-notch home theater equipment innovations with the new D-Box simulators.

If you have ever been to an amusement park such as Six Flags, or Disney World, then you have probably experienced a 3D simulated movie showing. You remember. These are the cool movie shows that have you seated in a comfy chair, belted in, and then you shake, vibrate, turn, and move up and down to give you the full effect of the film. Well thanks to D-Box, you can have all of these features in the comfort of your own home!


D-Box Theater Seating

D-Box has created seating for your home theater that allows you to fully emerge into the film of your choosing. With D-Box, you can integrate pre-existing seating with the technology, or purchase seating that contains the technology that will complete the look and feel of your home theater. D-Box has over 900 films, television shows, and games that sync with their specialty seating to help you get the full effect of what appears on the screen.

Who thought this would be possible outside of an amusement park? I certainly didn’t. But it can certainly be said that we are never ceased to be amazed by the advances in technology.



Experience D-Box at a Starpower Location Near You

As always, Starpower home theater entertainment keeps up to date with the latest and greatest in technological advances.  Stop by one of our stores located near Frisco, Plano, Addison, North Dallas, Dallas, Uptown, Southlake, Fort Worth, Scottsdale, and Phoenix, soon to advance your home theater with a D-Box Simulator.


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

Home Theater Seating | Theater Chairs | Dallas, Phoenix, Fort Worth, Scottsdale, Southlake

Starpower Home Theater Seating | Theater Chairs | Dallas, Phoenix, Fort Worth, Scottsdale, Southlake

Home Theater Chairs – Dallas, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Southlake


What Type of Theater Chairs are Best for a Home Theater?

Whether you’re ready to watch the game or pop in your favorite movie, a top quality home theater with cinema furniture will keep you comfortable all the way through. Starpower home theater seating offers 100% leather theater chairs with a modern look that fits all styles.

One of Starpower’s most popular styles of cinema seating, The Penthouse, works great as a stand-alone recliner or in a sectional.

Want more people to feel the comfort? You can customize Starpower’s home theater seats into a two-arm love seat or create the ultimate cinema experience with a row (4 seats) of Starpower cinema seating. Finish it off with cup holders on both sides. At Starpower, we offer the finest in leather seating. But, make sure you can identify a quality piece of leather furniture.


Theater Seating Layout and Design

One of the benefits of ordering your theater seating from Starpower is that you will receive a 100% custom piece of furniture that meets your exact specifications. Starpower’s cinema seating experts can depict your seating arrangement in a 3D room rendering, such as the one below, to ensure every detail is as you would like it.

Home Theater Seating Layout

Whether you’re looking for 3 rows of chairs with risers or a pair or perfect recliners for your media room, we can create a theater seating set-up that works for you.

Starpower’s seating is made with the highest quality leather and is hand-made in the USA for more details, continue reading below or request a quote below.


How Do You Identify a Quality Leather Theater Chair?

A fine piece of leather furniture starts with the hide. If you want the best of the best, top full-grain leather is the finest quality of hide available. Top full-grain hide requires no buffing or sanding, which gives you the strongest and most durable piece of furniture available.

Beyond the quality of hide, a superior piece of leather furniture will have no “splits,” “vinyl match” or “leatherettes.” Splits refer to a segment from the underneath of the hide that has been “split off” from the grain. Split hides will usually be thicker and stiffer. Vinyl match is a vinyl that has been patterned and colored to match the leather, and would normally be found on the outside backs and arms of a sofa or chair. Theater chairs that have this treatment could not be described as 100 percent leather. Likewise, leatherette is an artificial plastic or vinyl product used commonly by furniture manufacturers to cut cost. The reason you do not want to have the “vinyl match” is that over time, leather will change and get even softer, but the vinyl will stay the same.

Starpower Theater Seating


In addition to purchasing leather home theater seating with a quality hide, it’s important to have a sturdy frame built to your exact specifications from the finest lumber available. Undoubtedly, a quality furniture frame can make the difference between a piece of furniture that lasts a couple of years versus one that will last a lifetime.


Custom Theater/Cinema Seating

Once you’ve selected the finest leather and framing available, it’s time to evaluate the customization options available that will ensure you’re investing in theater seats that meet all of your needs. Today, there are customization options available to make you feel like a superstar. From motorized reclining mechanisms to stainless steel cup holders, in-arm remote controls, and hidden storage, the options are truly endless. Once you own great leather seating, you won’t want to watch television on anything else.


Starpower Offers the Ability to Customize Your Leather Home Theater  Seating With:

  • 6 grades of leather
  • 100 Leather colors
  • 50 Microfiber colors
  • 20 Cinema Styles



Starpower Theater Chairs Also Offer These Additional Options and Accessories

  • VIP Package: This upgrade provides you with the luxury to alter any or all dimensions of the seating (length, width, or height) by up to three inches in any direction.
  • Stitching and Trim: Complement your leather with your choice of four stitching styles, any color of welt cord and a variety of nail heads. We can even personalize your seating with custom embroidery.
  • Reclining Mechanisms: We offer a variety of the highest quality manual and motorized mechanisms to fit your cinema.
  • Cup holders: Choose from stock stainless steel, anodized black, anodized brass or match the cup color to the leather.
  • Tabletops: Add a removable tabletop that fits into your cup holder, or choose our exclusive in-arm table tray that disappears into the arm of the chair when you don’t need it.
  • Storage Units: We can build storage units right into your seating, perfect for remote controls, pillows, blankets and other small items.


About Starpower Theater Seating

Ultimately, you don’t have to be an expert to know what you want and what you like. Come visit Starpower located in the Dallas and Southlake, Texas area and the Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona area. Our team can answer any questions you may have about Penthouse theater seating and custom leather furniture.


Dolby Atmos: The Next Big Thing in Home Theater

Starpower Dolby Atmos: The Next Big Thing In Home Theater

Dolby Atmos is the Next Big Thing in Home Theater

Prepare yourself for a truly immersive audio solution with Dolby Atmos.

We have been living in a 2D world when it comes to home theatre audio. We still think that traditional 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound systems are the ultimate experience when it comes to sound. However you might want to reconsder!

Starpower Dolby Atmos: The Next Big Thing In Home Theater

A 5.1 system has 3 speakers in the front, left and right surround and a subwoofer. In case of a 7.1 system left and right speakers are added behind you. However, in this arrangement, you and the speakers are in a single plain. Any of these systems don’t have a way to deliver sound from above you.

When we consider the audio recording process for movies and music, equipment and sound quality have improved over the years. But, there was no technology available to capture and deliver truly 3D sound where audio comes from around you as well as above you. Mounting your speakers in the ceiling won’t do the trick! Your playback instrument cannot take this placement into consideration.

We’re celebrating our 20th Anniversary at Starpower!

Starpower We’re Celebrating Our 20Th Anniversary At Starpower!

My How the Times Have Changed – Starpower is 20 Years Old

Remember Circuity City? Ultimate Electronics? Tweeter? Incredible Universe? CompUSA?
Those old retailers relied too heavily on pricing, crazy specials, and gimmicks to get you to buy from them. That’s how it used to be.
Now those guys are no longer in business.


At Starpower, we’ve found a better way to do business.

For 20 years, we’ve continued to provide customers with the latest, highest quality electronics at the best prices from brands like Sony, Samsung, Sonos, Epson, URC, Crestron, Martin Logan, Paradigm and even the finest in leather seating.
We continue to offer fast delivery and our famous 5-star custom installations. Most importantly of all, we offer the best quality service thanks to our knowledgeable and experienced sales staff and state-of-the-art interactive showrooms. You get all the information you need plus the ability to try out your purchases before you buy. That’s why people keep coming back!

Starpower’s History:

In 1995, Starpower Home Entertainment Systems, Inc. is born; first store location ioen in Oak Lawn in Dallas, Texas.

In 1997, our flagship location in Prestonwood first opens its doors on the North Dallas Tollway at Beltline and Arapaho. During this time, DVD’s became available in the U.S. making VHS obsolete. A typical DVD player had cost $500 and was in limited production much like when 4K Ultra HD was introduced.

In 2001, Starpower hosts the first manufacturer’s Expo called the HD EXPO! North Dallas has become very familiar with the bi-annual Starpower EXPO which has hosted thousands of people over the 3 day period, showed off the newest technology and offered significantly reduced the price of products storewide. Starpower was also featured on the cover of the Robb Report.

In 2006, Starpower moves its Oak Lawn store to the popular Uptown neighborhood on Knox Street near Highland Park. During this time, Google buys YouTube and Time magazine names “You” ‘Person of the Year’ due to the popularity of online videos.

In 2007, Starpower expands to the suburbs and the Southlake showroom opens its doors near Southlake Town Square. During this time, Blu-ray becomes the new standard of home video beating out HD-DVD.

In 2008, Starpower expands to Arizona and opens its 4th showroom in Scottsdale at the Shops at Chauncey Ranch.

In 2009, Starpower is voted “best in American” by Twice Magazine and is awarded the Twice award for the first time. Currently, Starpower has won the award 4 years in a row and anticipate many more!

In 2013, Starpower’s flagship location in North Dallas underwent a multi-million dollar remodel and becomes a full-service design showroom featuring Luxury Living concepts with appliances, electronics, flooring and more under one roof.


Come celebrate 20 years with us!

Visit our North Dallas, Uptown, Southlake or Scottsdale location to experience the Star Treatment today.