The price of televisions seems to be coming down as the options increase. There are great offers on large flat screen TV’s in retail stores, discount stores, and major savings chains like Sam’s and Costco. The picture quality is incredible and the expectations of the consumer have been girded by intense advertising. The problem is in the expectations. The picture quality and the visual experience are truly amazing. The problem comes when the consumer has the same expectations for the sound quality. Customers are looking to be immersed into a home theater experience and this generally requires an additional purchase of a sound system that is compliant with your newly acquired television. How does one go about finding the perfect match for a true home theater system?
First, decide what kind of system you want. There are 3 major types of home theater systems. The first and perhaps the purest system is a 5.1 system This system consists of a dedicated sub-woofer with side and rear speakers that are hard-wired. The second is a 2.1 system. This system uses a sub-woofer and side speakers and uses software to create the illusion of true surround sound. Finally, there is the sound bar style. This system uses software to simulate the surround sound experience.
The next step is to decide on the power. Take into consideration the size of the room you will use and the quality you demand. Make sure you can connect to all the pertinent accoutrements. Planning is a must to take into consideration ipods, ipads, DVD players, game players like X-box or any video attachments wanted.
In some respects, home theater systems are like a good golf club. You have to like the way it looks before you can bond with it. Don’t underestimate the importance of looks and style. You will be living with this system so you might as well enjoy the aesthetics.
Finding the right home theater system is involved, but not difficult if you consider each of these components in a step by step process. The internet allows one to shop a wide variety of outlets in just minutes. Finding a knowledgeable sales associate can be a major plus in helping to make a wise decision.
With the onslaught of new technology in the smart phone field, many of us can simplify our lives with an understanding of what is now available in this emerging market. A host of new applications can make a major contribution to convenience as we learn to utilize this fast changing device. Cross-marketing is becoming the norm in advertising and it has now caught on in the daily use of our personal devices to aid in day to day transactions. This applies to communication as well as other facets of our lives.
You can now use your smart phone as a wallet for many purchases through the use of Google Wallet. This is an Android app that makes your phone your wallet. This app stores a virtual version of your existing Citi MasterCard with PayPass. All it requires is for you to Tap & Go at hundreds of thousands of PayPass acceptance locations. It is much more convenient than fumbling for cash and coupons and it makes checkout a breeze.
The new I-Phone 4 has several new developments that are simply amazing. Through the use of SIRI, a voice activation device, you can now verbally ask your phone a myriad of questions and expect a viable answer. “ What’s the weather like today?” or “Where is the closest bank?” or “ Where is the closest Chinese restaurant?” are all questions easily answered by your phone. The SIRI understands your questions and utilizes the correct app to supply your answers. You can ask you phone through voice recognition to make a call for you, to send messages for you, to schedule meetings, to set reminders and many more functions.
Samsung is introducing on February 19th their new Galaxy Note which is a cross between a smart phone and a tablet notebook computer. This Android phone will feature one of the largest screens on a smart phone to date. The 5.3 inch screen with a stylus is sure to capture the fancy of many who are looking for this type of dual-function device.
Football fans can enter into this fray as well. Smartphone Technologies has launched new official 2012 Live College Clocks and Schedule Widgets for Android phones. You can now get up-to-the minute news on your favorite college or pro teams. Features such as schedules, scores and a dynamic scoreboard that activates when games are in progress are just a few of the new processes available.
We truly are in a new frontier with our smart phones. Do yourself a favor and keep abreast of these developments. It will enhance your day to day life.
This is my first post blogging on the Mac Portable Hard Drive technology blog. I really enjoy writing about technology which is my passion. I am always reading blogs like TechCrunch to see what is the latest and greatest in gadgets and technology. I have been working in the IT field for about 10 years now and it is amazing how quickly things have changed. We used to think that Motorola Razrs were cool, but not that the Iphones have taken the world by storm the Razrs look like a kids toy. I hope you enjoy what you read on my blog and I welcome you to visit as often as you would like.