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Must Haves for the Audio Video Enthusiast for 2014

In Charlotte, just like anywhere else, we want the latest and greatest in technology. This year is no different. At Tecknos, we know electronics! Let’s take a look at some of 2014 exciting offerings.

Internet TV

The new wave in entertainment is integrating your television with the internet. At Tecknos, we love Apple TV. The simplicity with which you can connect your TV, iPhone, iPad, or Mac, is what makes Apple TV a notch above the other streaming players. Through Apple TV, you can stream TV shows, movies, and music from your computer on your TV or through a service like Netflix or Hulu Plus. Apple TV costs about $99 and we can install it for you as part of your audio video system. We also work with devices like Roku. With Roku, you also have access to streaming services like Netflix, plus you can stream Pandora or Spotify for music. The experts at Tecknos can help you decide on which device works best with your home and we can install surround sound in order to get the best sound quality. Google Chrome has also come out with a streaming device.

Apple TV Roku Google Chromecast
Cost $99 $49-99 $35
Remote yes yes no
Netflix Yes Yes yes
Hulu Plus Yes yes Not yet
Amazon Prime no yes No
HBO Go With cable subscription With cable subscription Not yet
Sports Best Selection ESPN Not yet
Youtube Yes No yes

 

Tablets

Tablets are great, lightweight devices that help keep you connected. They can also be added to your home theater system for more entertainment options. The Apple iPad has been in the market for a couple of years and is becoming more essential and convenient. The iPad integrates seamlessly with Apple TV and other apple devices. However, Google has now come out with a tablet. The Google tablet is great for the video gamer in your family because of the resolution.

Apple iPad Air Google Nexus 10
Cost $499-929 $345-400
Operating System iOS 7 Android 4.3
Display Screen 9.7 inch IPS LCD 10 inch PLS
Storage 16/32/64/128 GB (price varies) 16/32 GB (price varies)
Resolution 2048 x 1536 (264) 2560 x 1600 (300)
Connectivity WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, 3G/4G WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, NFC

 

Televisions

Getting a new TV is great gift for the whole family. Whether you are new to flat screen TVs or you are just looking to upgrade, Tecknos can help guide you to the right fit for your home. Audio Video technology seems to center around the television. And when Tecknos integrates your entire system, you can watch a slideshow of family pictures, then rent the latest release from Amazon Prime for the whole family to enjoy. This year, imagine watching your favorite movie on a 60inch Samsung SmartTV. At Tecknos, we love Samsung, LG and Sony. These brands work best as part of your audio video system. There are so many different options and factors to consider such as size, cost and functionality, just to name a few. The television will probably be the biggest investment in your home theater.