What is a 4K TV and Do You Really Need it For Your Home Theater System – read here!

4K high-definition TV might seem like just some marketing keyword to up the cost on consumers but there’s a lot of science behind it. There are some key differences between 720p, 1080p, 4K, 8K, and so on that are worth understanding if you’re building a home entertainment setup.

What is 4K?

4K refers to the pixel resolution of your TV. On a 1080p TV, you’re receiving a pixel resolution of 1920×1080 which essentially puts the cap of high-definition at these parameters. On a 4K flat-screen, this resolution expands to 3840×2160 or 4096×2160 which evidently means a sharper, colorful, and more vibrant picture overall.

Will buying a 4K TV mean a better picture?

Yes but also no. Let’s say you have a 4K flat-screen TV, if the signal you’re receiving is 4K, you receive a 4K viewing experience. If the quality of the signal or video file isn’t 4K, you may only receive a 1080p, 720p, or 480p standard non high definition picture. What a 4K TV gets you is technology to allow you to see a crisp picture when and if you have a 4K signal.

Do I actually need a 4K TV?

To answer the question of whether you need a 4K TV for a home theater system, the answer’s ultimately yours to answer. Most TVs 50” and above sold today are 4K. Having it isn’t a bad thing however do you need it – for most people, probably not. Most TV signals, Internet signals, and video files will come in 1080p HD. Granted, this is still high-definition so it’s going to look great but it won’t be 4K. Some people still prefer 4K as when you get a 4K video file or signal, it looks impressive as heck!

Is 8K better than 4K?

Yes, 8K is technically more advanced than 4K with an impressive pixel count of 7680×4320. Remember when we said about most signals not being in 4K though? When today’s content producers struggle to get 4K quality, you can rest assured that you’ll find it extremely challenging trying to find anything that’s close to 8K quality. While 8K provides better quality video than 4K, you don’t need it this year and you won’t need it next. If we’re being honest, industry is still catching up to 4K technology.

We hope we’ve cleared up any misconceptions there may be with the strength and limitations of 4K televisions. In 2019 and beyond, don’t settle for 1080p or less. Elevate your 4K home theater system to the best quality picture you’ve ever had with the best 4K TV in Canada from PrimeCables.

What’s the Best Screen to Watch 1080p Quality On – Choose Yours!

An incredible home theater is built all around the screen. Whether you are working from a flat-screen, projector screen, or computer monitor, the quality of the screen and the components included in its design dictates everything about the picture you’re viewing.

This September’s Home Theater Month at PrimeCables. TVs, monitors, mounts, projectors, and more are on big discount. You can go super big with a 55” screen, tap into the powers of a projector, or save space with something more economical and beneficial to your needs.

Let’s start with your 55” 4K home theater TV. A home theater system on automatic will always choose a large sized TV like this. Depending on the room and if you’re watching with a family, this may be the right screen to enjoy HD TV on. Alternatively, if it’s a smaller room, a great viewing experience doesn’t rely on size for enjoyability.

A step down in size are 43” and 32” models which will bring down that cost by 50-75%. If you’re working in a condo or bedroom, a flat-screen like this may be all you need. Team it with a wall mount and a Bluetooth stereo sound bar, and you now have everything you need to consume amazing larger-than-life media.

For a picture that’s equally crisp and large, and if you really want to make an impression with friends and family, a projector for home theater is a great investment. This may be an anti-screen choice but it does create a very immersive environment. It’s like having your own private home cinema. I mean, that’s essentially what it is, isn’t it? With a projector, you can enlarge video as needed. There aren’t any boundaries to how big or small a picture can be, though you may sacrifice some quality on super, super large viewing.

If you’re a gamer, you likely know the challenges that come with playing a game on a home theater flat-screen. A lot of gamers forego the usual 1080p TV and choose a gaming monitor, curved or flat. All in high-definition picture quality, you’re getting a lot of added support to maximize your game play while minimizing quality interference with your video. The most popular contemporary computer monitor is a curved gaming monitor, of which there are still a few remaining on sale 27 inches in size right now!

If home theater begins and ends with your screen, like we would argue, choose wisely. PrimeCables deals are on for the remainder of September but the end of the sale is coming fast. You’ve only for a few weeks to pick up your next home theater screen. Urgent! It’s only while supply lasts. Don’t wait. Drop on by to PrimeCables today.

Why an X96 Smart TV Box is a Must-Buy for Your Flat-Screen

A monthly TV subscription in Canada is very expensive, with companies like Rogers and Bell seemingly raising prices with each passing year. A smart alternative is the X96 smart TV box. No smart TV? Now you can have one and you don’t need to spend $100s or $1,000s on a new TV either. The X96 is a mini Android TV box, a recommended purchase for anyone who doesn’t already have access to built-in smart functionality on their flat-screen.

The technology of a TV box is simple. It runs on Android, and provides you a way to watch TV, movies, and streaming services on your TV without hassle. If you’re unfamiliar with smartphones, computers, and how to stream to your TV, this is a very, very easy way to do it. This makes the x96 a popular Christmas, holiday, or birthday gift for parents and grandparents, is a nice back to school gift for college or university students, and is a nice way to upgrade any TV. In fact, more and more Canadians are choosing a TV box like the X96, for all these reasons.

The X96 mini Android box comes with some pre-installed apps including YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, Facebook, Twitter, and more. Think of it like having a smartphone in your TV, without having to connect anything other than the box. Specifications on this box include a quad core processor up to 1.7 GHz, an HDMI interface which supports 4K Ultra-HD, and a reliable, stable home entertainment interface ready to be customized to your liking. You also have the ability to get connected to WiFi or Ethernet via your box.

Smart TVs have become all the rage, in this day and age. Apple TVs are highly sought after, expensive though. There are a number of other smart TV manufacturers but the problem with enjoying a smart TV is you need to replace your whole TV and on top of that, you’re going to pay more. A smart TV box is an easy work-around, letting you enjoy videos, music, photos, movies, media, Android games, and more. For a family, this is the perfect device to step up your game entertainment-wise.

As if that wasn’t enough, when you buy your X96 Android smart TV box from PrimeCables, you receive an advanced OS and high-performance configuration optimized for a flat-screen, a loaded KODI interface with unlimited films, music, videos, and TV waiting, saving you time and trouble downloading them, and H.265 high efficiency video coding capabilities which saves on average 50% bandwidth resources allowing you to watch 4K movies easier than ever.

Shop all your favourite home theater accessories in Canada, smart TV boxes, TVs, TV wall mounts, and more from PrimeCables. Receive premium pricing you won’t find anywhere else and fast, free shipping on all orders above $49.

See TVs, Media Streamers, and Home Theater Products on Sale for Prime Day

Prime Day hits July 15 and in celebration, PrimeCables has a number of TVs, media streamers, home theater accessories, and more stocked and ready to be sold on sale. Canadians don’t want to miss out on these products available at record-low prices you won’t find anywhere else.

How to save even more this Prime Day is to shop Canadian. Instead of Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, or elsewhere, don’t give your hard-earned money to corporations who don’t need it. Drop by PrimeCables this July. You’ll find everything you could want to instantly upgrade your home theater and home entertainment setup with your favourite home theater products, TVs, and accessories.

TVs

While you’re at it looking through the PrimeCables home theater category, surely you’re bound to find some of our TVs. See deals on a 32” 720p TV, a larger 43” 1080p TV, or catch some of our combo deals including a 32” 720p TV with HDMI cable and 4K Android smart TV box for under $180. If you want to upgrade your bedroom’s entertainment setup, have a smaller room in the home you think a TV would work in, or are living in a small condo with no TV yet, this is the Prime Day TV deal for you.

Smart TV box

A smart TV box 4K HD media player is the perfect upgrade for any rudimentary home theater setup. Perfect for streaming video and music, all you need is an HDMI cable to hook up this box and instantly turn even a basic non-smart TV into something spectacular. Any time you want to watch a movie, binge-watch a TV show, or listen to some tunes, you won’t need to hook up a laptop or fumble with your mobile trying to make it work. With a smart TV box, apps like Netflix, YouTube, and others are already pre-installed, and there’s plenty more you can set up.

What else will you find at PrimeCables?

Beyond TVs, smart TV boxes, and media streamers, you’ll also find computer monitors, surround sound speaker systems, TV wall mounts, projectors, professional audio and musical instruments, outdoor and indoor high-definition TV antennas, A/V cables, network routers and switches, and even some smart home accessories which you could add to your collection. Jump in on these products. Look at top quality brands at a fraction of the cost you’ll pay on other brands. Don’t miss out!

This Prime Day, we want to see our customers maximize their dollar. For cord-cutters, movie lovers, musicians, home audio enthusiasts, and more, drop by PrimeCables. See huge savings any time you shop with us and pair up your favourite accessories!

Should I Use a Projector for my Home Theater and How to Connect your Smartphone

Although so many of are chasing 4K TVs, 1080p TVs, and all sorts of flat-screens, going with a projector for your home theater system can be way more affordable alternative.

Let us share a little secret about home theater projectors. The screen size is adjustable and you can connect your smartphone and/or almost any device to your projector. Whether you’re watching Netflix, enjoying a full-length movie on your Blu-ray player, or catching up with something on your DVR, you can still enjoy all these things on a projector.

 

All in all, you won’t need to spend $1,000s on a massive flat-screen. You can get the same sized screen with a projector at a fraction of what you’d spend on a 4K TV. There’s almost no comparison, cost-wise. This is a massive reason why many Canadians choose to go with a projector over a screen.

 

Using a projector, you’ll also notice how it saves on space. For example, you can mount a projector against the back wall and you don’t need to contend with setting it up on a table. You’ll also save on not having a big screen on a mount or TV table. It can be a big change for some households but we’ve heard very few regrets after they’ve made the change. You don’t even need to have a projector screen set up per se in order to enjoy your projector.

 

If you’re looking to connect your smartphone, it’s very easy to do. If your projector or anything connected to it such as a media streaming box is not Bluetooth-enabled, you can use an HDMI to USB cable or adapter to make that connection. As long as you have the right equipment, it’s as easy as plugging in your smartphone to get it synced up.

 

Universally speaking, so much of us prefer flat-screens but we haven’t tried a projector as an alternative. If you’re serious about creating a theatrical home theater system, a projector really does make it feel like you’re watching in a theater. It’s a great way to enjoy 1080p movies, binge-watching Netflix, watching sports with friends, or enjoying yourself on a night-off. Consider it the next time you’re looking to upgrade to something new for your home theater system.

 

Shop projectors, projector mounts, and projector screens at PrimeCables, and see big discounts you won’t find anywhere else. Affordable and yet amazingly powerful, projectors make for an amazing tool in your home theater arsenal. Shop these products and more at Canada’s own PrimeCables.

4 ways to Maximize your 4K TV Viewing with a TV Wall Mount

To get the most out of your 4K TV, one of the things that works best is buying a TV wall mount. If you’ve recently bought your very first 4K TV, that’s awesome news. Be sure to set aside some money to give it everything it needs to look great and maximize the home entertainment experience. With any luck, a TV wall mount will work to bring your family even more joy and entertainment in the years ahead.

 

Setting up your 4K TV

Using a TV wall mount, you want to be careful where you set up your 4K TV as to minimize light glare, as well as to consider the arrangement of sofas, furniture, and doorways. Should you choose to purchase a TV wall mount with tilt included, this can help combat reflections of light from your windows or emanating from lamps or light fixtures. If you don’t have a tilt, you want to be more careful regarding where to place your TV and against what wall.

PrimeCables tv wall mount
PrimeCables tv wall mount

Now it’s cable-time for your 4K TV

After your TV has been properly mounted and set up, now you’ve got to connect your devices and any associated cables. Consider upgrading your HDMI cables while you’re here, ensuring they’re capable of 4K signals. Whether you’re connecting a satellite box, Blu-ray player, media streaming device, soundbar, or surround sound system, trying to figure out how these cables are supposed to work together may require a cable organizer.

 

Calibrating and testing everything

 

After your flat-screen is firmly placed in a TV wall mount and once you have your devices connected, it’s now time to test everything and calibrate your contrast, color, brightness, and color temperature. Especially with a 4K TV, you want to make sure you’re getting everything out of its picture. If there’s a setup disc or should you choose to rely on your eye to calibrate, the important thing is taking the time to get its’ settings just right.

 

Connecting your soundbar or speakers

 

The last thing that should come after your 4K TV and TV wall mount is a good set of speakers. 4K TVs get you great picture quality but they don’t promise anything about sound. Consider a multimedia speaker set, a surround sound speaker set, or a Bluetooth soundbar to really give your 4K TV everything it needs to be optimum as a home theater source.

 

Before you sit down for your next binge-watching marathon, help your home theater system perform just a little better with a more theatrical setup. Absorb yourself into your home entertainment system with these easy-to-do, cost-effective tips.

Not Only Best Buy Offers the Cheapest 1080p TV Deals during Boxing Day Sale

PrimeCables TV deals are some of the best in Canada. In celebration of Boxing Day 2018, see discounts up to 70 percent off select home theater products and save hundreds!

 

The biggest and cheapest 1080p TV Boxing Day deal we have going is the PrimeCables 43” FHD LED TV with IPS LCD panel television at a price discount of $200 off! Receive a final sales price of $297.99 with fast, free shipping included to anywhere in Canada.

PrimeCables 1080p 43 inches TV deal in Canada

Some of the great features you’ll find on the PrimeCables 43” 1080p TV includes a backlit display featuring crisp, clear picture quality, a 60Hz refresh rate to reduce motion blur, dual 8-watt speakers for an enhanced audio experience, multi-channel audio receiver and surround sound system outputs, and alternative connectivity options including 3 HDMI inputs, on VGA, and one component.

 

Though we might think of places like Best Buy and Walmart as our go-to places to shop cheap deals this Boxing Day, in the past few years, PrimeCables has also become a Canadian favourite. Home theater enthusiasts can relish in finding the best Boxing Day post-Christmas sales on not only TVs but also media streaming devices, TV wall mounts, high-definition TV antennas, cables, adapters, switches, A/V cables, HDMI cables, and smart home accessories.

 

Please feel encouraged to browse the catalogue ahead of time and save your favourites. Remember, our Boxing Day sales are only on while quantities last. So if price is a strong consideration this December, you can save quite a chunk of change shopping with PrimeCables. There’s no need to sort through what’s left at your local corporate retailer’s brick and mortar store. Instead, grab a cup of tea, curl up on the couch, and stay at home. It’ll require a lot less effort, will save you money, and you won’t need to do much more than relax.

 

This Boxing Day, you may want to check out some of our other offers, including 3-in-1 deals. Buy a high-definition 720p 32” television with an HDMI cable and HDTV antenna for only $159.99, or purchase the same 720p 32” television with an HDMI cable and 4K Android smart TV box for $189.99. Any of these options are great for watching movies, playing video games, and binge-watching your favourite television program.

 

This Boxing Day, visit PrimeCables and know your dollar will be well spent here. As Canadians’ shopping habits have continued to change, so many are going to online shopping. Shop with a Canadian-made company in PrimeCables and see no need to venture anywhere outside the house for Boxing Day 2018!