Whether you want to impress your friends or simply keep yourself entertained, then getting your home hooked up with amazing multimedia is the way to go. Your home should have you feeling like you’re really experiencing the future. (Which is technically the present, but whatever!) Here are the things you should be looking into.
Smart TVs use the power of Bluetooth and/or WiFi in order to connect to whatever device you like. This can be very useful for streaming purposes. The WiFi connectivity also makes them great for things like Netflix, which is usually already installed on smart TVs! The capabilities of these things are always increasing, and you can update them in order to get access to better software should you want it. If you want everything to look as crisp as possible, then you may want to look into 4K televisions with the same ‘smart’ capabilities. Speaking of which…
A lot of us remember the massive leap in quality when you compared VHS tapes to DVDs. These days, much of the younger generation have never even watched a VHS tape! Of course, there’s a similar leap in quality between DVD and Blu-Ray – we also refer to this as standard definition versus high definition. If you’ve got an HDTV and you’re not using Blu-Ray or HD streaming, then you’re really selling your TV short. Newer game consoles offer Blu-Ray playback. Thankfully, most streaming services like Netflix these days offer most of their content in high definition. Of course, many services are going to start offering ultra high definition, or 4K, very soon. The leap between high definition and ultra high definition is even bigger than the quality gap between VHS and DVD!
With the increase in visual fidelity also came an astonishing increase in the quality of audio, too! So if you want to make sure you take full advantage of this, you should be looking into high-quality speakers. If you don’t like this idea of having too many wires, then you can get some digital speakers with Bluetooth capabilities. If you get the right set, then you can also use them to stream music from your phone or other devices wirelessly. Much better than listening to things through those tinny phone speakers!
When we’re with a group of friends, we’re often showing off things on our mobile phones. This is how a lot of people watch and share YouTube videos these days, right? But let’s say there are a lot of you. When you want to make sure everyone gets a good look at what’s going on, in can get a bit awkward. You may even need to play the video more than once while passing your phone around! But there are actually mobile phone projectors you can get that allow you to project what’s on your mobile onto whatever surface you want. The display can be as big as 120”! If yours can project in HD, then it’s even better.