Is your system ready for the 4k home theater entertainment revolution?
If not, then you have come the right place to assist you with the right stuff you need to upgrade to the 4k home theater system. But you are asking yourself why? Here is why.
With the recent announcement of the new Apple TV 4k displaying the latest resolution known as HDR that enables your flat screen brighter, more colorful content that is 4 times better than what you are watching in high definition right now.
I bet you are asking, what is 4k HDR?
Without sounding to techie, simply put it is a wider range of color and contrast that what the broadcasters are displaying on your flat screen, or movie projector.
The 4k HDR which stands for High Dynamic Range gives you a dramatic jump from the darkest shadows to the extreme brightest picture performance of your TV.
One more little nugget, the new 5th generation apple TV, includes a new format called Dolby vision. In a nutshell what it does is that it will enhance the quality of your viewing pleasure greater than HDR.
Okay, enough of that stuff, lets get to the good stuff of why you came here.
What about Roku 4k?
To give you an alternative device, if you are not a part of the Apple camp, Roku has been spanking the pants off of Apple by offering their version of 4k with the Roku Ultra.
Their device has all the bells and whistles that the Apple TV took 3 years to realize and get up to speed of what they were missing.
That is why Roku has a greater presence than the Apple TV 3rd and 4th generation devices. Roku silently came in and gave the people what they wanted.
We are not here to make a big fuss about what device you should use, all we are trying to do is to inform you of the different options that are now mainstream. Both devices are now on the same playing field, it is just a matter of which camp you want to invest in.
Sorry to bring up a sore subject but, one thing I do have to mention is that the 4k movies on Roku do cost more and that has been their monopoly until now. OUCH!
But let’s look on the bright side, Youtube has been giving you the greatest ESPN highlights of your favorite sports shows for free. Hope that takes some of sting out. Let’s not get distracted and I will change the subject of why we are here.
So what’s the deal with the different HDMI cables?
Once again, without getting too high tech, here it is. If you installed an HDMI cable 5 years ago chances are you are going to run into issues with the new format we have been talking about in this article. The current HDMI format that is specifically designed for the 4K revolution is 2.0
Most of you have HDMI cables from the 1.3 or 1.4 generation. I hate to bring this up, but if your contractor, or electrician installed your flat screen, or pre-wired your home there is a very good chance that he did not plan for the future. How so you may ask? Good question. Very few of them provided you with a way to pull the old HDMI cable out and replacing it with the new standard.
Now what? Here’s what! You pick up the phone and give us a call, or for faster service- shoot us a text message at 858-764-2648 to schedule an appointment to let us upgrade and resolve your current system issues, before they become a nightmare when you decide to call our competitors and sell you their overpriced cables and other unmentionable systems that we have been de-constructing for years.
Okay, so where is this 4k content going to come from?
Well…. Netflix and Amazon video has began to stream your favorite movies and other content in 4k. I forgot to mention that after years of going back and forth, Apple and Amazon kissed and made up. Now the new Apple TV 4k has for the first time, an Amazon Video app. One more app is Youtube that will be pushing more and more 4k content along with ESPN that will be streaming your favorite sports channels.
Lets not forget that the cost of 4k flat screens is daily coming down in price. One more nugget I forgot to mention. If you purchased an HD movie on your iTunes account, they are now going to upgrade that movie at no additional cost to you in 4k.
What is the next step?
We have only scratched the surface of the other components that will complete the new format, so do yourself a favor and give us a try by contacting us at 858-764-2648 to help you upgrade, or build the right 4k home theater system that will have the ability to get to the next level of 8k or even 16k that we have been testing in Japan for the past year. But let us not get ahead of ourselves.
Your neighbors have entrusted us for the past 18 years with their new construction and remodel projects. Thank you for your time and hope to hear from you soon here at Rancho Santa Fe home Theater.
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