Years ago, we purchased products like appliances, home electronics and labour saving devices, with the understanding that we wouldn’t need to replace or upgrade them for many years, or in some cases even decades. Our expectation for quality and durability hasn’t changed, but most of us can attest to the fact that the lifespan for newly manufactured consumer electronics, seems to have dramatically decreased. It is not actually an issue that the device won’t physically last but instead it ends up not functioning as intended or won’t integrate properly with other devices or apps.
For most of us, reliance on the internet as an essential service to conduct our daily routine is now expected. Governments treat it as such, regulating service providers (though their effectiveness is debatable) and ensuring most remote areas, regardless of population, have coverage. Networks are most often referred to as Wi-Fi, which in most people’s minds means “wireless”, quick and convenient. However, poor quality Wi-Fi routers or weak signals caused by interference, overlapping Wi-Fi channels or blocked signals from ceilings and walls, frequently results in a frustrating experience and reduced productivity.
Should you buy a 4K TV? Pros and cons. What is 4k Video Resolution? 4k, technically 2160p, is a new resolution standard designed to digital cinema and computer graphics. It’s advantage in the fact that it provides for a higher image definition quality, more detailed picture and offer better fast-action [...]
Dolby Atmos Explained Dolby Press Release: Dolby Atmos®, the revolutionary cinema sound technology, has come to home theaters. With Dolby Atmos, content creators can precisely place and move sounds anywhere in your living room, including overhead, to make entertainment incredibly immersive and lifelike. This white paper is designed to explain [...]
Understanding receiver and amplifier power It’s no secret that it takes a lot of knowledge to truly understand the world of home audio, which is littered with confusing numbers and terms. Wattage, current, distortion, frequencies, and impedance are just a few of the specifications anyone looking for an amplifier of [...]
THX Overview What is THX? And how does it relate to Dolby Digital and DTS Digital Surround? First, it is important to realize that THX is a quantitative measure of quality that works in conjunction with the different surround sound formats (e.g., Dolby Digital and DTS) to bring the quality [...]
What's The Reason Behind TV Sizing? LCDs are made, several at a time on larger sheets of glass (called a mother-glass) and “cookie cut” into smaller displays. Determining how many LCDs to cut from a mother-glass is a balance of pricing and geometry. In general, larger displays sell for more [...]
Smart TV Explained What does smart TV mean? Like a smartphone, a smart TV offers a number of "Internet-connected services" that normal televisions can't offer. It has the equivalent of a computer built into it, giving you a greater number of services. These televisions offer apps, media streaming, Web browsing, [...]
How 3D Works If you were just wondering – “How does a 3D TV work?“, then this guide is perfect for you. Ever since Hollywood began it’s recent push towards 3D with animated movies such as Beowulf, Pixar’s brilliant “Up” and of course, most recently with James Cameron’s spectacular “Avatar”, [...]
4K Projector and Video Technology 4K is an emerging standard for resolution in digital film and computer graphics. The name comes from its approximately 4,000 pixels of horizontal resolution. The fact that it describes the horizontal resolution is contrary to the standard resolutions 720p and 1080p, which represent the number [...]