The fast pace of change in technology may be exciting to enthusiasts, but to the layperson it’s all a little overwhelming. That’s not to say they can’t both enjoy consumer electronics – the learning curve is just a little steeper for the latter. That’s where getting a straightforward, jargon-free explanation on the latest technology can really come in handy.
The Blu-ray player is a great example of technology on the move. Where do you even begin to navigate this competitive field and how do you get personalized advice that’s going to make comparing products easier? Internet research can provide a primer but it’s no substitute for speaking with an expert in consumer electronics – and someone who’ll treat every question seriously, no matter how silly you might think it is.
If you have the highest resolution TV, a 1080p HD model, as opposed to a 720p HD or standard-resolution model, you’ll be utilizing the TV’s full potential with a Blu-ray player. And now that the audio of Blu-ray movies has improved alongside the video, you can also experience much crisper sound than the days of DVD.
But you won’t be able to appreciate all that uncompressed audio has to offer through the TV alone: you need a capable audio system. If you’re at a big box retailer you can walk across the store and try to find help in the audio department. If you’re visiting a consumer-electronics specialty store you simply switch gears in the conversation.
Sticking with Blu-ray, you may also notice web connectivity features offered on many models. With certain players you can connect wirelessly to streaming services like Netflix and YouTube. By connecting to your home network you can also access your computer’s videos and photos and display them on an HDTV. And BD-Live, or BD-J, an interactive feature for Blu-ray discs, is becoming more popular too. To the enthusiast it’s all fun and games; to the layperson it’s more than a little confusing.
The consumer-electronics specialists at Liptons Audio Video Unlimited offer easy-to-follow, in-depth advice on the many products they carry and the strategies to maximize their performance. For more information on the latest technology trends visit www.liptons.ca or call 905-898-7133.