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Soundworks Gift Giving Guide for the 2016 Holiday Season

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.

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Soundworks Gift Giving Guide for the 2015 Holiday Season

Looking for luxury gifts for music lovers, gadget gurus, technology enthusiasts, movie lovers and discriminating homeowners? You’re in luck; our 2015 Soundworks Gift Giving Guide is the perfect resource and gift inspiration for the person in your life who is impossible to shop for! This year’s holiday gift inspiration guide includes the thinnest 4k TV on the market, automated shading controls, sound systems for home theaters or music lovers, outdoor music arrays and two tiers of home automation gift bundles.

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Sony XBR 4K Television: 65 Inches of Wow!

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

Sony XBR 4k Ultra HD Television 8 million pixels | Soundworks Armonk 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.

The Wedge

Sony XBR 4K Television Wedge Speakers Subwoofer Soundworks Armonk NYSony’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.

4K Content

Sony XBR 4K Ultra HD Television Netflix Soundworks Armonk NYWhile 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.

Extras

Stream Playstation 3 Games to your 4K Sony Television Soundworks Westchester NYA 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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Is 4K Ultra HD TV for Me?

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.

Viewing experience with 4K-HDTV from multi-room music and video experts at soundworks in armonk, westchester ny

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 sales@soundworksny.com to get started with your 4K Ultra HD TV experience.

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