Tech It Out Event Featuring SVS 4000 Series Subwoofers

Starpower Tech It Out Event Featuring Svs 4000 Series Subwoofers

Tech Out the SVS-4000 Series Subwoofer at Starpower

Starpower Tech It Out Event Featuring Svs 4000 Series Subwoofers

If you’ve been to one our SVS events, you know they are a fun and surprising experience! This event will be no different.

Join SVS and Starpower Dallas for the “Tech it Out – Lunch & Learn Series” on 3/15 from 11-2pm. This exclusive SVS event features thrilling and immersive demos of the 4000 Series subwoofers and Ultra speakers with SVS team members in Starpower’s premium home theater showrooms, with lunch provided. One person will even leave with a pair of SVS Prime Elevation speakers just for showing up. You may just want to call in sick the rest of the day.

 

What to expect:

-Hear and feel reference caliber bass from the earth-shaking SVS 4000 Series subwoofers

-Stunning surround sound demonstrations from SVS Ultra Speakers

-SVS Prime Elevation speaker giveaway

-Larry from the SVS team sharing valuable knowledge about audio and home theater

-Free lunch from the awesome team at Starpower

RSVP for our latest Lunch and Learn Series today!

 

Stop by our North Dallas Showroom at 11am on Thursday, 3/15 to hear experts from SVS talk about the latest audio products, give live demos and answer your questions. You don’t want to miss this FREE Event!

CES 2018 Wrap-Up: Voice Control, Robo-puppies and Super Smart TVs

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CES 2018 Wrap-Up: Voice Control, Robo-puppies and Super Smart TVs.

Every January captains of industry, innovators and entrepreneurs gather in Las Vegas for the largest trade show on Earth – CES. The Consumer Electronics Show unveils to the world some of the most incredible, innovative products you’ll see anywhere. With more than 4,000 exhibiting companies and exhibit space of over 2.75 million square feet, CES was bigger than ever this year. We joined with over 180,000 attendees to find voice, connectivity and AI were the focal point of this year’s show. Here are just a few of our favorite innovations and tech trends that came out of the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show.

Starpower Ces 2018 Wrap-Up: Voice Control, Robo-Puppies And Super Smart Tvs

Alexa and Google Assistant

Voice assistants and AI are learning and evolving at a very rapid rate. This evolutionary technology is now able to make distinctions between different voices. Voice control is being integrated into all types of products. Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant integration was in nearly everything at CES – wearables, headphones, TV remotes, vehicles and even toasters. These voice assistants will soon be included into your car’s dashboard. Panasonic announced its In-Vehicle Infotainment platform would start to work with both Alexa and Google Assistant via Android Auto. With this integration, you could control music, car temperature, even ask about driving distances or find out what’s on your calendar. There are also external Alexa devices you can add to your car such as Garmin’s Speak Plus which allows for full use of Amazon Alexa as well as a built-in dash cam.

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Thanks to more and more companies adopting these new voice assistants, there are now more ways to use your voice to control your home than ever before. Samsung seems to be ahead of the pack, claiming “90 percent of Samsung’s devices are already Internet connected.” The company showed off essentially an entire home of connected devices – an internet-connected washing machine, an updated smart Refrigerator, smart speakers plus new smart TV’s acting as the hub of it all. Don’t want shell out a ton of money to get a voice assistant on your TV? Panasonic introduced a new 4K Blu-ray players with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant integration.

If you consider CES as a window into the future, by the year 2020 we will all be living like the Jetsons.

Starpower Ces 2018 Wrap-Up: Voice Control, Robo-Puppies And Super Smart Tvs

Smarter 4K TVs

With new TV product lines on display at every major TV manufacturer booth, quite a few are receiving Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa support. LG and Sony both announced select 2018 TVs would include a built-in Google Assistant which can be activated from the remote. This now allows you to do things like launch apps, play music through streaming services, control the smart home or even command the TV to turn off when a show ends. Both TV’s also offer hands-free control through Amazon Alexa and Google Home smart speakers.

Almost every TV on display at CES had 4K resolution (some with 8K). The processing power in these 4K TV’s is evolving. New processing chips, such as Sony’s X1 and X1 Extreme Processors, take any video content – whether it’s a streaming service, broadcast TV or Blu-ray – and upscale it to near 4K-quality picture. At CES, Sony previewed its new X1 Ultimate processor which provides better remastering of images and is capable of delivering 8K resolution. This is a big deal. The X1 Ultimate is two times more powerful than the current top-of-the-line X1 Extreme. It’s capable of analyzing each object on screen (frame-by-frame) to improve detail and clarity at every step. And it does it fast.

 

Starpower Ces 2018 Wrap-Up: Voice Control, Robo-Puppies And Super Smart Tvs

MicroLED

One of the most innovative products we saw at CES came in the form of a wall. Samsung unveiled a massive, 146-inch modular TV called The Wall. Since the TV is modular, you can customize it to be even bigger! According to Samsung, “Users can add or remove modules to make their TV bigger or smaller, in any configuration, removing previous limitations on screen size, with zero impact on performance of the display.”

The big screen is impressive but it’s the technology behind it that makes it unique. Samsung’s brand-new technology is called MicroLED and competes with LG’s OLED (or organic light-emitting diode). From the demo we saw, MicroLED definitely has the potential to match OLED in terms of picture quality. Since each LED can turn on or off individually, MicroLED could offer infinite contrast similar to OLED. The new technology also offers incredible brightness, vibrant color and near-perfect off-angle viewing. Unlike OLED, Samsung promises MicroLED to be brighter and immune to burn-in. The MicroLED technology will make its way to smaller TVs in the next few years according to Samsung. As for the Wall, no pricing or availability was announced.

 

Starpower Ces 2018 Wrap-Up: Voice Control, Robo-Puppies And Super Smart Tvs

Robo-Puppy Alert

The CES award for cutest tech product goes to… Sony’s Aibo robot dog. The robo-dog understands a handful of English-language directions, including hand-shake and sit commands. It has glass OLED eyes and a camera inside its nose, which can act as a webcam for your home when you’re away. You may have to wait to pick one up. Aibo is available currently in Japan only and costs approximately $1800.

 

Starpower Ces 2018 Wrap-Up: Voice Control, Robo-Puppies And Super Smart Tvs

4K Ultra Short Throw Projector

Want the ultimate cinema experience in your home without the need to mount a projector? Sony has unveiled the best of best 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector. Sony’s 2,500 lumen Short Throw Projector is capable of displaying a 120-inch 4K HDR quality picture on your wall. Sony has packed in their unique 4K SXRD projection and HDR technology into a beautifully designed short throw projector. The projector also features a Glass Sound Speaker hidden in the base capable of generating 360-degree audio.

Its innovations and products like these that make each CES bigger and better than before. Only 51 weeks to go until CES 2019!

 

Starpower Ces 2018 Wrap-Up: Voice Control, Robo-Puppies And Super Smart Tvs

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Sonos One – Voice Controlled Smart Speaker

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Sonos One blends great sound with Amazon Alexa, the easy-to-use voice service, for hands-free control of your music and more.

Use your voice to play songs while you cook. Tell Alexa to turn the volume up while you’re in the shower. You can even request your favorite lullaby when you’re tucking the kids in.

Sonos One connects with Amazon Alexa easily over Wi-Fi. Just set up the speaker, select the Sonos skill in the Amazon Alexa app, and you’re all set to play music, get news and answers, manage your smart devices, and enjoy everything else Alexa does use nothing but your Sonos One.

Since Alexa responds to any voice, anyone in your home can take charge of the music. Kids can call out their favorite sing-alongs. Friends can skip or replay tracks and adjust audio settings, no app required. Party guests can request their favorite songs in real-time. No matter who says it, Sonos plays it.

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The convenient combination of your voice and the Sonos app allow you to manage everything you listen to in one place. You can start and control music using just your voice when you’re listening to Spotify*, Amazon Music (Prime or Unlimited), TuneIn radio, Pandora, and iHeartRadio. Or start songs on Apple Music, Deezer or any other streaming service with your app, then use voice requests to skip or replay tracks, pause the music, adjust the volume and more. Since Sonos and Amazon Alexa are continually updating with new features, services, and skills, your music and voice options will both keep getting better over time.

 

SONOS ONE FEATURES

Starpower Sonos One – Voice Controlled Smart Speaker

Control Sonos with your voice

Sonos One allows you to start and control your music with your voice. Amazon Alexa built right in. Use your voice and the Sonos app to control and manage all your music in one place: Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music, radio, podcasts and much more.

 

Everything that Alexa does

Play songs, check news and traffic, manage smart devices and enjoy all those other helpful Amazon Alexa skills using a single Sonos speaker.

 

Control any way you want

Sonos One seamlessly syncs voice, app, and touch commands, enabling you to manage music with a single word, tap of the app, or swipe of the speaker. Combine voice with the Sonos app to manage all your music in one place.

 

Multi-room listening

Sonos One wirelessly connects to Sonos speakers in additional rooms, allowing you to expand your Home Sound System when you’re ready.

 

Superior sound

Enjoy surprisingly rich, room-filling sound from a smart speaker.

 

Seamless design

Seamless all-black or all-white color, smooth matte finish, durable metal grille for an appearance that fits in any home.

Complete privacy

An illuminated LED indicator light ensures you always know when your speaker’s microphone is active. Or turned off. Sonos One is designed with extra security — the hard-wire LED connection ensures no one is listening when you want privacy.

 

Custom Microphone Array

Sonos One is built with a custom 6-microphone array to hear you from anywhere in the room, no matter how loud the music is playing. With smart voice capture and noise cancellation, the Sonos One ensures you’re heard.

 

Responsive Audio Chime

Alexa provides an audio chime to let you know Sonos One has heard you and is
working on a response.

 

Proven design

Built on the mini-but-mighty blueprints of PLAY:1, Sonos One is backed by a
pair of Class-D amplifiers and custom-built drivers, meticulously tuned to the
speaker’s unique acoustic architecture.

 

Touch controls

Tap to turn up the volume. Swipe to skip a track. Mute the microphone for privacy. Sonos One’s touch controls are always a tap away.

 

Fits almost anywhere

Mount Sonos One to the wall, ceiling or a speaker stand. Its small size also makes it perfect for bookshelves, counters and snug spaces.

 

Humidity resistant

Designed to be moisture resistant, Sonos One streams your favorite songs in music starved places like bathrooms and outdoor patios. All you need is Wi-Fi
and a power source.

 

Trueplay speaker tuning

Trueplay fine-tunes Sonos One to ensure you get the very best sound in any room, no matter where you put it.

 

Modular

Pair two Sonos Ones together in the same room for instant stereo sound; add a Sub for deep bass. Or pair with your TV’s Playbar or Playbase for epic home theater surround sound.

 

Add to your Sonos Home Sound System

Sonos One wirelessly syncs with your entire Sonos Home Sound System.
Fill separate rooms with different songs. Or group them together to hear the
same song throughout the house.

 

Better over time

Since Sonos is continually updating with new features, services, and skills, your
music and voice options will both keep getting better over time.

 

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WHAT’S IN THE BOX

  • Sonos One
  • Power Cord
  • Flat Ethernet cable
  • Sonos One QuickStart Guide
  • Legal/Warranty information

TECH SPECS

  • 2x Class-D digital amplifiers
  • 1x tweeter
  • 1x mid-woofer
  • 1x 10/100Mbps Ethernet port
  • 1/4 inch (6.35mm) / 20-threaded mount
  • 6 far-field microphone array
  • AC 100-240V, 50-60Hz, universal input

Weight

  • 4.08 lbs. (1.85 kg)

Dimensions (H x W x D)

  • 6.36 x 4.69 x 4.69 in. (161.45 x 119.7 x 119.7 mm

 

Klipsch & Capitol Records Create a Timeless Speaker Series

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Klipsch Speakers & Capitol Records. Over 7 Decades of Music.

Two iconic brands are each celebrating over seven decades of bringing sound to life and paying tribute to the integral role music plays in shaping our lives. Klipsch and Capitol Records have teamed up to introduce a new Heritage Wireless line of products. The products utilize mid-century, modern industrial designs, and the latest technologies to produce the warm “Klipsch sound” we all love.

 

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The Capitol One

The Capitol One is a semi-portable tabletop 2.1 Bluetooth speaker with analog inputs. The speaker is an active solution with two 2.25-inch drivers and a single 4.5 woofer. The One also features an 8-hour rechargeable battery, and it is available in a choice of walnut or ebony finishes.

 

Starpower Klipsch &Amp; Capitol Records Create A Timeless Speaker Series

The Capitol Three

The Capitol Three is a larger tabletop speaker that incorporates two 2.25-inch drivers, a 5.25-inch woofer, and dual opposed 5.25-inch passive radiators. It also includes a built-in 24-bit/192kHz digital-to-analog converter (DAC), and Play-Fi whole-house wireless audio options. The Capitol Three is compatible with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and analog sources through its 3.5mm and RCA inputs, and offers a phono preamp and USB Type B audio.

 

Starpower Klipsch &Amp; Capitol Records Create A Timeless Speaker Series

The Capitol Heresy III

First introduced in 1957, the Heresy, a three-way design, started out as a compact center channel speaker to accompany the Klipschorn in three-speaker stereo arrays. It eventually stood on its own.

Today, the new Heresy III has a more powerful woofer, a bi-wire network, and a titanium diaphragm tweeter with a larger magnet assembly. The midrange compression driver also features a new titanium diaphragm. With cabinetry that is proudly handcrafted in Hope, Arkansas for over 50 years, the Klipsch Heresy III speaker is a testament to the quality Klipsch demands from each and every one of its audio products.

In addition to delivering smooth, dynamic and low distortion sound, the Capitol Heresy III is being offered in an ebony finish with salt & pepper grille cloth and a blonde cherry finish and tan grille cloth. A co-branded Klipsch and Capitol Records logo will be attached to each grille, and the back of each speaker will feature a special edition plaque that will be hand-signed by the craftsmen.

 

 

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New Sony OLED A1E Series – Everything You Need to Know

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Starpower Highlights the Features of the New Sony OLED A1E 

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Sony OLED A1E Series Overview

Sony’s new OLED A1E TV’s are on sale now and catching the eyes of those looking for their next home-run in their in-home entertainment experience. The new OLED adopted display has given Sony the ability to produce unrivaled pure blacks creating jaw-dropping contrast. Paired with its new design, audio tech, and X1 Extreme Processor Sony has created a spectacle for a TV.

 

One-Slate

Sony has paired its OLED A1 with a new design called the One-Slate. The TV is composed of two parts. One being the panel itself, and the other being a dual function kickstand which tucks the inputs and outputs into it. Along with a subwoofer built into the stand. The reasoning behind the added kickstand is to eliminate the gap between the bottom of the panel and the cabinet that the TV sat on to help the viewers focus on the picture. This design adds to the pleasurable picture, however, might also possess some drawbacks. Having a kickstand would mean that the TV cabinet that is being used would have to be completely free of clutter. Because any consoles or boxes that currently sit in that gap, that the stand is trying to get rid of, would have to be moved elsewhere since they would be in the way of the TV.

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X1 Extreme Processor

The A1’s key to success is the combination of the OLED display and its X1 Extreme Processor. The secret to the great performance of OLED is its light emitting pixels that make up the entire screen. Since these tiny pixels are capable of creating its own light, it possesses the ability to only use the pixels that are required and essentially turn off the ones that aren’t. Creating absolute black and amazing vibrant color popping images because of the contrast being created. The Sony X1 Extreme Processor only enhances this advantage. The processor has the ability to focus on pockets of color on an image-by-image basis. For example, if it were to see a blue sky it will know to make that a richer more vibrant blue than a normal color. This upscales the quality and enhances the specific details of the different images that are being displayed. The processor also adds to the total brightness levels to create even more vibrant colors. The combination of both OLED and the X1 Extreme Processor tech creates an unbelievable image that rivals for the best on the market.

 

Acoustic Surface 

The A1 has significantly brighter images and has great viewing angles however the true innovation is in its new sound system called, “Acoustic Surface”. Acoustic Surface is where the display itself transmits sounds through vibrations rather than a separate set of speakers. This sound actually comes directly from the screen which helps to sync up the sound with the video more accurately.

 

The Bottom Line – OLED A1E Series at Starpower

People are unsure if the new design and expensive price is worth what is seemingly being promised and whether or not the new Acoustic Surface tech will produce effective sound. However, Starpower customers continue to be amazed at the picture quality as well as the sound quality when they demo the new technology on our showroom floor. Our bottom line? We think this series of televisions features best-in-class picture quality that will knock your socks off. The combination of the OLED blacks and the X1 Extreme Processor makes beautiful images that are unrivaled by competitors. And it is that quality that makes the Sony A1E TV’s a spectacle to witness in your home.

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See the New Sony A1E Series at Starpower today!

Experience the technology the way it was intended to be seen. Don’t settle for the big box retailer experience – come into Starpower and demo the new Sony A1E Series today. And join Starpower and Sony Thursday, April 27th from 6 pm – 8 pm for a special Sony A1E event. Sony representatives will be on hand to answer all of your questions. Shop Starpower in Dallas, Southlake, Addison and in Scottsdale, AZ.

 

 

Smart Homes – Avid Golfer Tech Talk Feature (March 2017)

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Turn Your Home Into a Smart Home

 

Looking to transform your house into a new smart home? We take an in-depth look at the process of installing home automation and help answer the questions to ensure your smart home is designed to respond to the way you live.

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What should a homeowner consider when making a technology plan?

The most important thing anyone should consider is, how do you want your technology to serve you? Your home’s technology should be designed to respond to the way you live, not the other way around.

Keeping that in mind, every homeowner should understand that home tech is evolving very quickly, which makes it hard to keep up, much less understand the solutions available to you. In order to make an educated decision, you need to invest some time in understanding the options that are out there.
We hear all too often, “Oh, I live very simply. I don’t want too much technology complicating my life.”

Yet, these are the types of people that need us the most. Technology has the power to make your life simpler. But it must be installed, programmed and integrated by an expert who knows what they are doing. The simpler the solution or interface, the more complex the technology infrastructure that is required and more expertise is needed.

 

Where in the building/remodeling process should the technology plan be considered?

Technology needs to be considered early in the plan. Some questions are obvious such as, “How do we wire the home?” Some questions may not be as forthcoming such as, “Where do we put all of the gear?” It may seem silly, but we have seen multi-million dollar homes that fail to consider where to place racks of equipment.

Moreover, many of these items require proper ventilation that needs to be engineered into the design. Even if you do not fully decide on the technology being used, much of the planning should be made when the architect has the plans. In the event you miss the architectural phase, you will want to get advice as soon as possible.

Again, a properly designed home allows flexibility no matter what technology is ultimately chosen. Plus, for resale purposes, you certainly don’t want to be the home that was not intelligently designed for technology.

Obviously, there are different needs and budgets for different people. However, one thing that most people have in common is the need for a robust network. Yet, networking is the most commonly overlooked requirement for a successful marriage between technology and the user. Most of the new and evolving technologies require huge amounts of bandwidth, which will typically clog most wireless networks. Investing in the proper backbone that takes into account the almost certain need for expansion is important. Having a robust network plan opens up unlimited possibilities and options.

If you want to outfit your home, where are the points/rooms that should take priority?

As I mentioned before, networking must take a high priority. From there, you should prioritize based on how you use your home. For example, most people only use a few rooms. Those few rooms are a good way to prioritize budget. However, you should think of the entire home as a canvas for purposes of technology design.

For example, many people do not consider lighting control as a high priority. However, people that have lighting control love it. Have your lights come on at sunset, go through cycles of on/off while you are traveling, light up pathways in the middle of the night and create security scenes that make you feel safe when coming home alone (not to mention the one button “all off” feature). And this is just one of the great technology features for the home.

Some of the hottest categories in home technology are security surveillance, outdoor entertainment, whole house sound systems, theaters, motorized shades and home automation – being able to control everything from one app on your smartphone. Again, it is easy to get carried away with any or all of these categories. An intelligent design affords flexibility and takes into account all of these possibilities, even if they are not an immediate priority.

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How much of the home build/remodel budget should you allot for technology?

A rough rule of thumb is 10 to 15 percent of the home value when you consider all the technology options. Of course, every home and homebuyer is different so these are not absolute percentages. No one should ever spend more than they are comfortable with. Spending too much makes people resent the technology and, often times, avoid enjoying all that technology can do to improve life at home.

My best advice – meet with a company that has been there a while and seen the mistakes that have been made. Get comfortable with the person guiding you. If you are not, ask for someone else or go seek help elsewhere. There are some good technology businesses out there. And, unfortunately, there are many that claim to be and are not. Take the time to research and explore your options.  You’ll know the right fit when you find it.

 

 

 

Originally published by Avid Golfer, March 2017. Image Credits: AvidGolfer.com

CES 2017 Wrap-Up Review

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CES 2017 Wrap-Up by Starpower

This year, CES celebrated its 50th anniversary. CES is the largest global gathering of innovation and connectivity. The event once again took over the Las Vegas Convention Center, Sands Expo & Convention Center and many hotels throughout the Vegas strip. This year, CES broke its previous record by filling up 2.6 million net sq. ft. of showroom floor with products and demos from over 3,800 companies. As we walked through miles of incredible tech, we were blown away by the array of connected devices and impossibly thin TV displays.

CLEDIS – Our Top Pick of CES 2017

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Want to turn your entire wall into one big TV screen? CLEDIS is a totally new tiling LED display using Sony’s unique visual technology. A CLEDIS display unit is sized at 17 7/8″ by 15 7/8″. Put each panel together and you have a huge screen. The panels blend in with each other seamlessly with no bezel in sight. This is something that must be seen to truly appreciate.

Hey Alexa! Exciting Amazon Alexa Integrations Ahead

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It’s official. You can control your entire home with your voice. More products than ever are now offering compatibility with systems like Amazon Alexa.

We saw Alexa support from everything including lighting, DVRs, refrigerators, robot vacuums, home security systems, and even Whirlpool’s 2-in-1 washer and dryer system. Whirlpool announced many of its smart appliances will respond to Alexa commands starting in “early 2017.” Plus, Sony’s BRAVIA Android TV’s will get voice support from Alexa and Google Home by the end of March.

Want more than a voice-controlled smart home? Hyundai is integrating Alexa into its self-driving car and Huawei’s new Mate 9 smartphone will be the first smartphone to come with Alexa pre-installed.

Rejoice! OLED is Here to Stay

Sony Announces New OLED TV

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Sony is going full OLED! On Wednesday, Sony revealed its XBR-A1E Bravia 4K OLED TV, the company’s new flagship TV. OLED allows for incredible black levels, lifelike color, dynamic contrast, blur-less image, and a wide viewing angle. Sony has truly impressed us and CES attendees alike with their all-new design, new sound technology and an improved X1 Extreme processor. One of the most amazing features on this TV is the fact that it does not have any visible speakers. Sony has literally made the screen the speaker. Two actuators are mounted to the back of the display and vibrate the display to produce the sound. Our demo included the beginning of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and we were blown away at the sound level and sound quality. Not to mention, the deep black levels and vibrant colors of the space battle scenes.

LG’s Signature OLED TV W: Wallpaper Thin OLED TV

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TVs don’t get much thinner than this! LG’s Signature OLED TV W is a jaw-dropping wallpaper thin OLED display that is both light-weight and bendable. It’s impossibly thin yet still displays incredible lifelike color, image quality, and contrast. The brains of the TV are hidden within the soundbar which is capable of bringing Dolby Atmos cinema sound to your room. This is the first TV of its kind to bring both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos together.

Bring on the 4K Blu-ray players

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Sony has announced its first consumer 4K Blu-ray player, the UBP-X800. It supports Ultra HD Blu-ray as well as HDR and 4K video streaming. The player will also support both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X object-based surround sound. The player can handle “virtually every optical disc format,” including DVD, CD, SACD, and 3D Blu-ray. Prepare to see more and more content roll out on 4K Blu-ray throughout the year.

LG Floating Speakers

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You read that right! Floating Speakers! Want music to fill your room or outdoor space? Or maybe you want a wireless speaker that floats in mid-air? LG showcased its new line of wireless speakers including the innovative PJ9 levitating speaker. What’s cooler than the PJ9’s levitating act is that the new line of speakers all offers 360 degrees of omnidirectional sound. Plus, they are waterproof for up to 3 feet and have 10-hours of battery life.

Klipsch Heritage Line

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Klipsch took a different approach with their speaker design. Instead of futuristic, Klipsch showed off their Heritage line which mixes styles of the 40s, 50s, and 60s. Don’t let the retro style fool you. These speakers still pack Klipsch’s incredible sound technology and offer Bluetooth connectivity at the flick of a switch. What’s in store for the future at Klipsch? They are working on some new titanium speakers that will rock your world.

Mark Levinson Joins the Turntable Revolution!

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Audiophiles rejoice! Mark Levinson has announced its first turntable in its 45-year history! The No. 515 is for true audio lovers. This $12,000 record player features a triple belt drive, a vibration-damping polymer core, and 20-pound aluminum platter.

Welcome to 2017: The Year of 3D Printing

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3D printing is nothing new at CES but Polaroid has made it much easier to use and more accessible. The company has introduced a line of 3D printers and 3D pens which allows you to easily create tools, artwork, jewelry or whatever you can imagine. The printers have an expected MSRP between $499 and $799 and the pens have an MSRP between $129 and $149.

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URC TKP 7600 – Tech It Out Recap (Video)

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Universal Remote Control – Home Automation – TKP 7600

Starpower brings you the latest from Universal Remote Control live from Starpower’s Tech It Out Lunch and Learn in Southlake, Texas. Watch as URC representative Mike Manchesi demonstrates the capabilities of the brand new TKP 7600 7″ Touch Panel for URC’s Total Control Home Automation System.
Tech Out URC in the video below to learn more and to start your home automation journey today!

 

 

URC TKP 7600 Video Recap

The touch panel boasts a gorgeous display, swipe navigation, and built-in two-way audio/video intercom between touch panels.

Just imagine – no more screaming at the kids from downstairs…ah!

In addition, the panel’s built-in camera doubles a surveillance camera.
If you prefer a more traditional method of control, you can pick up one URC’s best in class universal remotes. All URC remotes feature one-button-touch functionality making for an excellent user experience.

Interested in learning more about URC Home Automation? Click the button below.

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About Starpower Home Theater & Audio/Video

Starpower’s programmers are the best in the country and in the field of home automation. Our customized automation packages will take your home or office from a thing of the past to a modern, efficient, one-touch system that will save you time, energy and allow an easy, stress-free experience. Imagine full-featured touch panel remotes with control over everything that plugs in. Visit one of our conveniently located showrooms in Dallas/Fort-Worth and Scottdale, Arizona, or request a quote today!

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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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4K ULTRA HD PROVIDES

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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.

4K CONTENT IS HERE

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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.

4K ULTRA HD FEATURED BRANDS 

Make the jump into the next generation of television with the best of the best.

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FEATURED 4K CINEMA QUALITY PROJECTORS

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4K TELEVISIONS AND PROJECTORS AT STARPOWER

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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!

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Which is Better? Sealed Box Subwoofers vs. Ported Subwoofers.

Well, to answer this question we need to ask you one more question.

Are you going to use the subs in your home theater system or your audio system?

If you need a subwoofer for your home theater system, ported (or bass reflex or vented) subs would be a better choice. You want to feel the bass of action sequences, jets screaming by, and bombs exploding while you are enjoying your favorite blockbusters. The “boomy” ported subs can deliver this in a better way and more easily than the sealed box subs. Ported boxes have a vent that reinforces low bass frequencies. Ported subwoofers require two to three times less power to produce same amount of bass as compared to sealed box subwoofers. However, sealed box (or acoustic suspension) subwoofers will provide tight, clean and accurate bass. The audio output is quality driven and clean across entire frequency band. If you are looking for a subwoofer with punchy bass for your audio listening experience, sealed box would be the way to go.

 

Bass Management – the importance of having your bass calibrated correctly

Let’s say, you have already bought the best speaker system based on your preferences. Now what? Is it enough to connect them properly? No its not! To get the best audio experience it is very important that the calibration is done properly. Your system can be set up in most optimized way by bass management. If this is not done correctly, you might not hear the entire soundtrack, or the speakers may sound muddy or distorted. Bass management will improve your audio experience greatly with what you have and at no extra cost. Check out the bass management guide here.

 

Subwoofers at Starpower

We offer various high quality subwoofers suitable for your every need. Have a look here. Our seasoned technicians will set up the entire speaker system for you. So, you can sit back, relax and let us help you get the audio experience you deserve.

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