Back to... Back Issues Page
e-zine logo

 The Practical-Home-Theater-Guide.com E-zine

 For a true cinematic experience within the comfort of your home!

February 2013 Issue #045 -- CES2013 and 4K TVs, Buying new HDTVs...

Date: 7th February 2013


Andrew

The Practical HT Guide Update brings you the latest additions in a series of informative home theater design articles, unbiased system reviews, practical guidelines and free advice.

If you like this e-zine, please do a friend and me a BIG favor and pay it forward. If a friend DID forward this to you, and if you like what you read, please subscribe by visiting The Practical HT Guide Update subscription page.


Welcome to Issue 45 of the Practical HT Guide Update

In this issue:

The Latest in High Definition 4K TVs:
Does this represent a technology breakthrough or the latest foolish development by the TV manufacturing industry?

Home Theater Lighting:
Enhancing your home theater experience

Buying a New HDTV:
Should you buy now, or wait till later?: Should you buy now, or wait till later?

Review: Sonos Music System
for Wireless Multiroom Audio Streaming


In-Home 4K Resolution: The latest Ultra High Definition Explained
LG 4k TV

The highest display resolution is no longer 1080p with its 1920 pixels by 1080 lines; instead, during 2012 we have seen the first of a new high definition display technology called 4K supporting four times the picture detail afforded by 1080p HDTV standard. And from what we have seen at CES2013, 2013 seems geared to deliver more of these 4K TVs from both large and small TV makers at different screen sizes!

But... What is 4K? What are the implications of this new technology, and what does it mean in the real world to have four times the picture detail over the typical TV size found in home entertainment? Would moving from 1080p to 4K resolution deliver the same 'WOW' factor as when moving from standard to 1080p HDTV?

And... Taking into account the exorbitant price tag of this 4K hardware, are 4K video projectors and 4K TVs worth considering for home entertainment? Equally important, is there any 4K content to watch on your new 4K TV?

Continue reading 'In-Home 4K Resolution: The latest Ultra High Definition explained'

Home Theater Lighting Guide: Enhancing your Home Theater Experience
Home Theater Lighting

Correct use of lighting in the home theater plays a crucial role in setting the right ambience for a great movie watching experience.

In this guide to home theater lighting, we first discuss the basic lighting requirements in the home theater as well as common lighting control systems suitable for this task.

We conclude this article by presenting a few practical tips to help you enhance your home theater room lighting for a more immersive cinematic experience.

Continue reading 'Home Theater Lighting Guide: Enhancing your Home Theater Experience'

Buying a New HDTV: Should you buy now, or wait till later?

CES 2013 is history, but with the show now over, the dilemma is often whether one should wait to buy a new HDTV till the new 2013 sets are out, or proceed with the purchase and enjoy a great bargain on one of the best HDTVs from 2012.

It is true that new models always seem to wash out even what has been hailed as the best TVs for 2012, but... To what extent should the propaganda surrounding new 2013 TVs be taken into account? If you buy a premium 2012 HDTV at the present reduced prices, will you be enjoying a great bargain or an obsolete HDTV?

We discuss this hotly debated issue, by first discussing some of the hot TV products that dominated this year CES. This is important as without first knowing what the industry will be coming up with during 2013, it will be impossible to make the right choice.

Continue reading 'Buying a New HDTV: Should you buy now, or wait till later?'

Review: Sonos Music System for Wireless Multiroom Audio

Many often fail to tackle multi-room audio during a whole-house renovation. Yet implementing a hard-wired solution later is difficult — often requiring professional help — and costly especially if you want to enjoy different streams of music in different rooms in your house.

It is here that the Sonos Music System comes in.

Contrary to a hard-wired solution, the Sonos multi-room audio system merges the convenience of wireless connectivity with the simplicity of a 'plug-and-play' solution you can install yourself. It gives you the possibility to play different streams of hi-fi music in different rooms in your house, while controlling the music via your smartphone, tablet device or laptop. Mind you, it does have a few shortcomings, and does not come cheap though it is much cheaper than opting for a hardwired professional installation, but...

Continue reading 'Review: Sonos Music System for Wireless Multiroom Audio'


Hope you will enjoy and profit from these additions to our site.

We suggest to subscribe to the Practical Home Theater Guide RSS feed for an immediate update once new content is available on our site.

We also encourage you to join our Facebook page, or to follow up on Twitter.

Find us on Facebook   Follow us on twitter


 

Stay tuned to Practical Home Theater Guide!

Take care,

Andrew
www.practical-home-theater-guide.com

Facebook Share Practical Home Theater Guide on Facebook

Like This on Facebook Refer Practical Home Theater Guide on Google Plus

Twitter Tweet about Practical Home Theater Guide on Twitter


Please feel free to send your comments, suggestions, remarks, using the website feedback form at http://www.practical-home-theater-guide.com/feedback-form.html

To visit the Practical Home Theater Guide Homepage, click here.


A practical-home-theater-guide.com publication. © 2004 - 2013 All rights reserved.


 Back to... Back Issues Page