DC Home Systems Brings You The Latest on 4K

So you’re ready to build a custom home theater in your Seacoast property, but you don’t know where to start. Technology is developing so rapidly that you feel like any investment you make will quickly be overshadowed by the next big thing. It’s natural to feel that way, and DC Home Systems is here to help. We choose to only work with home video components from trusted manufacturers, ones that are guaranteed to give you years of value in your theater. With your concerns in mind, we’ve written this blog to help give you a head start on partnering with us to build a home theater  system in your Rye, New Castle, or North Hampton home with excellence and integrity.

When in Doubt, Go With 4K

If there were one thing to take away from this year’s IFA show in Berlin: 4K is no longer the wave of the future, it’s here now. And that means big things for your home theater display.

Both Samsung and Sony have made huge strides in developing 4K televisions this year. Samsung’s humungous, 78” SUHD JS9500 features the company’s unique Quantum dot panel technology to deliver an incredible picture. The advanced technology revolutionizes the way the image is lit, making it pop with a new level of vibrancy and detail.

Sony has also made strides in a similar area. Their new VPL_VW520ES (say that three times fast!) is the world’s first high dynamic range capable 4K projector. If you love the idea of a projector but want to see colors as detailed and rich as you would see in a commercial theater, this HDR projector is for you.
Oh, and as a bonus, Sony also recently announced a software update to their 2015 televisions. If you’ve purchased any of this year’s 4K models, the update will make them HDR compatible as well.

4K Blu-ray is on Its Way

Still have reservations about 4K? That’s understandable. Maybe it would help to know that the entire industry is backing the move. Along with their announcement about their latest 4K TV, Samsung also presented the world’s first 4K Blu-ray player, which will be available early next year. Coupled with the highly anticipated release of 4K Blu-ray discs later in 2015, this is exciting news for image-conscious film buffs.

But there’s even better news: Sony’s projector and Samsung’s TV and Blu-ray player are equipped with incredible up-scaling technology to make regular Blu-rays pop with the vitality of 4K content. That means that you won’t have to ditch your current movie collection if you want to upgrade to the new format.

Plus, streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Vudu have begun offering 4K content. Some of their original programming is being filmed and broadcast in 4K and HDR — and all you need is the gear to see it.

As you can probably tell, we’re pretty excited about the latest advancements in custom home theater technology. If you’re as excited as we are, give us a call or contact us for more information.