Stumped for holiday gift ideas this year? Don’t worry, we have you covered! This holiday season, Soundworks has a wide array of wonderful gifts for music lovers, gadget junkies, TV enthusiasts, and even that very special person on your list (who also happens to be impossible to shop for)! With our holiday gift guide you will be able to find something for everyone on your gift list.
This month marks the end of an era as the last ever VCR is manufactured and all your old VHS tapes officially become obsolete. Worry not, there’s good news: Soundworks is here with summer’s hottest deals in home technology to help you stay cool, connected and entertained to beat the heat and avoid the rain!
The release of Savant 8.0 reinforces what we’ve known for years: comfort, simplicity and free time are the ultimate luxuries. Savant has been providing premium home automation for more than a decade, and their new release promises luxury living with Sonos integration, native streaming media, streamlined user interface & the new Savant Pro Remote! (more…)
The 2015 Super Bowl hit a record high in viewers
This year, Soundworks can help you go above and beyond to make your home into the neighborhood hotspot for the 2016 Super Bowl – and the rest of the year! Soundworks offers a range of high-quality options for an optimal home entertainment viewing experience. Regardless of your space limitations, Soundworks will work with you to find customized solutions. We install and coordinate your audio systems to ensure an easy incorporation of cutting-edge audio technologies into your existing entertainment system. (more…)
We all love our smart home gadgets, but it can be a pain managing all of them from different devices. Not anymore! Introducing the new Savant remote, the smartest (and coolest) clicker out there.
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Stumped for the perfect father’s day gift? Our Soundworks gift guide is your inspiration for audiophiles, movie lovers, early adopters, gadget collectors and sports fans! They say a man’s home is his castle, and we’re stepping outside the walls to bring some high quality technology for outdoor entertaining and solutions!
Sunbrite And Seura Outdoor TVs
Get dad excited for yard work with an outdoor television! Sunbrite’s all weather HDTVs are designed for permanent outdoor installation, making them the perfect addition to your outdoor kitchen, patio, deck, or yard. Engineered to withstand harsh environmental elements, these hardy screens still look good in any outdoor space. Mow the lawn, skim the pool and dig up weeds without missing the big game, especially when paired with some bluetooth headphones!
The Seura Storm Ultra Bright weatherproof, outdoor television is ideal for your deck, patio, or even your hot tub! The triple lock seal design protects against contaminants to give a reliably sharp picture. There’s no need to worry about your screen being blacked out on those sunny days, Seura’s outdoor televisions are designed with LuminOptics so you can enjoy vivid image quality, even in direct sunlight. Either of these outdoor televisions are sure to be a big hit with dad.
Episode Garden Speakers
Give dad the gift of music with Episode Landscape Satellite Speakers! These outdoor speakers can be mounted anywhere: in the ground, in a tree, the outside of your house or on the deck. These high performance speakers will deliver an even, rich sound to fill your entire backyard. Built to withstand tough weather, Episode speakers are guaranteed to have a long lifespan. Everything is better with good music; give dad the chance to sing-along all year round, whether putting up holiday decorations or grilling in the backyard! Earplugs for the rest of the family sold separately.
For a more aesthetically pleasing look, opt for one of these Planter Speakers. Each planter speaker comes with a removable plant and flower tray to hide the hardware without blocking any of the sound! Enjoy high quality music from these discrete planters that come in a variety of different styles to match dad’s taste.
All dads worry (even if they won’t admit it!) and are more at ease when they know their family is safe. Soundworks can install surveillance cameras, inside or outside your home, to record high resolution footage around the clock. Monitor your home remotely in real-time or check back later to review recorded footage using high-speed playback. Featuring both fullscreen and grid-view, you can easily access your video remotely through a desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone!
Step up your gift giving game and update dad’s home with outdoor internet. Pakedge devices are designed to improve the range and speed of your wireless network, while also eliminating any interference. Their high power, high range wireless access points ensure that your devices will always connect with the best speeds possible. Now dad can stream from any of his devices right in his backyard.
Choose one of these gifts or bundle together outdoor internet, television and speakers to become dad’s favorite child… at least until the next holiday comes around. Interested in one of our gift ideas? Contact Soundworks today for more information, (914) 765-0461
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The Sony XBR-X900B 65 inch flatscreen television has the distinction of boasting 4K Ultra HD picture with TRILUMINOS display while also providing massive built-in speakers and a subwoofer for richer sound and an immersive viewing experience.
4K Ultra HD
8 million little pixels working together to make your display almost life-like with greater detail, added depth and increased color resolution. Even HD content from YouTube videos to HD sports channels can be upscaled, using The 4K X-Reality™ PRO picture engine to bring color, clarity and detail to your favorite shows and clips. Sony also uses their X-tended Dynamic Range technology to find a perfect marriage between the brightness of an LED TV and the nuances of deeper colors previously associated with Plasma to make sure every scene maintains every detail. Their TRILUMINOS color display also brings a wider range of colors, more natural skin tones and and a vibrant picture overall.
Sony’s wedge may keep you from having a truly thin flatscreen, but extra depth is worth the sound quality it delivers. The wedge design gives more space for the large front facing speakers and their built-in subwoofer providing S-Force PRO Front Surround. Most Ultra 4K televisions focus purely on the best image and fail to bring quality speakers to the table along with great picture – keep in mind the wedge is still able to be wall mounted and maintains a very slim shape.
While the X900 will upscale HD content, to truly appreciate the television you will need to track down some true 4K content. Let’s start with Netflix, everyone’s favorite streaming service, which has an Ultra HD Streaming Plan. Once you connect your account to your 4K TV, a new row will appear on your browsing screen with 4K content – most notably House of Cards, Breaking Bad and The Blacklist. Amazon VOD also has a list of 4K streaming titles which are free to Prime subscribers. YouTube has been providing 4K content since 2010, Vimeo offers Ultra HD for downloads (but not streaming), and Sony Video Unlimited offers a la carte episodes and movies with the Sony 4K Ultra HD Media Player.
A One-Flick remote gives you access to a shortcut menu that features your favorite TV channels, photos and online videos. Social Viewing provides a community experience with simultaneous viewing, Skyping and tweeting. The PlayStation Now feature allows you to stream certain PlayStation 3 games – all you need is to pair your controllers with your TV.
While not everyone will be a fan of the massive speakers looking out at them from their TV, especially if you have an existing home sound system, the sound quality cannot be denied! The Soundworks Team can help you seamlessly integrate this television with your existing home sound system or help you upgrade for the ideal viewing, listening and streaming experience. Contact us today to learn about integrating an Ultra HD 4K Television into your home, (914) 765-0461.
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Soundworks, Inc. is proud to present a special offering for our customers – Cinema One! Through February 28th, a limited edition version of Cinema One will be available with 50 preloaded premium movies.
Kaleidescape Cinema One is the new, high-tech way to watch all your movies – from your own collection or the Kaleidescape store – in the highest quality video and sound possible.
Upgrade your home theater system with Kaleidescape Cinema One for this type of viewing experience at home!
A great way to bring the family together for movie nights and watch your favorite movies the way they were meant to be watched, Cinema One is sure to please everyone.
Here’s why we think this limited edition of Cinema One is so awesome!
Preloaded with fifty movies – fifty great movies!
The free movies included on the limited edition version of Cinema One range from the classics to kids’ movies to blockbusters. Families will have their fair share of movies to pick from to watch with the kids, as well as access to the Kaleidescape Store’s hundreds of thousands of movies.
Families will never have to watch their movies in low quality again – no more frustration with streaming services that need to buffer and have highly compressed content. Cinema One’s movies are delivered in the highest possible quality video and audio, so your living room will be instantly turned into your own home theater!
Perfect for families!
Make sure your kids have access to only age-appropriate content using parental controls and the optional Child Remote. The Child Remote gives younger children a user-friendly interface to use Cinema One and watch movies that only you approve of!
Easy to use.
Import your favorite DVDs/Blu-rays with the push of a single button – that’s it! Use the free Kaleidescape app to download new movies right from your iPad or iPhone.
Don’t know what to pick? Check out Kaleidescape Movie Collections!
If you need help picking a new movie to watch, browse the carefully focused movie collections made by experts at Kaleidescape to expand your movie library.
Capable of massive storage.
DVDs and Blu-rays get scratched up, lost or put in the wrong boxes all the time! Cinema One lets you store up to 600 DVD-quality or 100 Blu-ray quality movies, so you can keep your favorite movies for constant, instant playback.
Quick and simple to install.
No more expensive or complicated installations – Cinema One is as easy to install as a standard Blu-ray player and its sleek look will make a beautiful addition to your home.
Make a playlist of your favorite scenes.
Skip right to the most memorable scenes and quotes of your favorite movies using Kaleidescape Scenes – and even make a playlist of them to watch again and again.
Don’t miss your chance to get this limited edition version of Cinema One with fifty movies already included – only available till Feb. 28th at Soundworks, Inc. for $3,995! Call us at 914-765-0461 for more information.
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In the ever-changing world of television with terms like 3D and LED, 4K Ultra HD might sound like just another addition to the long list of options we have for home viewing experiences. But before you overlook 4K TV, take a look at this quick guide first.
What is 4K Ultra HD TV?
This long, fancy-sounding term is actually quite the opposite! 4K TV and Ultra HD TV are actually the same types, and are simply generic terms for televisions that have a resolution of around 4,000 pixels wide and 2,000 pixels high.
Welcome to the viewing experience of 4K-HDTV!
That just means that they have a high resolution, which means more pixels. This in turn translates to a better quality. In fact, 4K Ultra HD TVs have four times as many pixels than the average HD TV. Not only is the picture quality tremendous, but the difference in color quality and high level of pristine between 4K Ultra HD TV and regular HD TV is astounding.
Why Might I Want One?
4K Ultra HD TV was “born” in movie theaters in 2007, and its use has steadily been increasing since due to its distinctly sharp, clear picture that is not always found in standard HD movie experiences. Its superior quality provides a full immersion experience for audiences, allowing them to be “a part of” the movie they’re viewing. This trailblazing viewing experience is unlike any other, and can now be shared with family and friends from the comfort of your home.
When 4K Ultra HD TV was first released for home use a few years ago, the prices were ridiculously high (think tens of thousands)! In the past year, there has been an influx of much more affordable TVs available, and 2014 has been predicted to see an exceptional increase in 4K Ultra HD TVs that won’t leave buyers with empty bank accounts.
We also bet you didn’t know that 4K is growing in popularity in other electronics, too! Did you know that the majority of digital cameras take a picture in at least a 4K resolution? Or how about the fact that Netflix will be supporting 4K streaming by 2015? And, at this very moment, 4K quality is in the process of being created for at-home DVDs, too. It’s safe to say that the 4K TV’s stellar quality and experience is catching on, and won’t be slowing down any time remotely soon.
While it may be a winter wonderland outside, 4K Ultra HD TV can transport you and your family anywhere you want to go, from the comfort of your home. Whether you’re considering 4K Ultra HD TV for your home or are curious and want to learn more, our team here at Soundworks is here to help! Contact us at 914-765-0461 or email@example.com to get started with your 4K Ultra HD TV experience.
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