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2 Key Home Entertainment System And Network Trends For CES 2021


Held by the Consumer Technology Association, CES is the most well-regarded technology conference in the world. The world's biggest brands come together to meet new partners and conduct business, and global innovators take the stage to present breakthrough technologies and address the industry's critical issues.

The showcase includes the manufacturers, developers and suppliers responsible for consumer technology hardware, content, technology delivery systems and more. CES 2021 will, of course, look different this year due to the pandemic. The conference will be completely digital to ensure the safety of its attendees. Keep reading to learn two home entertainment system and technology trends at the upcoming summit to look for and incorporate into your Buffalo area or Western New York home.


8K TVs

Top consulting firm Deloitte Global predicts that nearly twice the number of 8K television sets will be sold in 2021 than in 2020, bringing the total to around one million. While there isn't any native 8K content currently available, consumers can upscale their 4K content to enjoy it in 8K. Buying an 8K television now allows you to futureproof your home entertainment setup, so when more content does come out, you will be ready. Many of the newest cutting-edge televisions happen to be 8K anyway, so if you are looking for an upgrade to the best of the best in displays, you might end up with an 8K television. After all, 8K televisions increase the number of pixels from 4K's 3,840 x 2,160 to a resolution of 7,680 x 4,320, meaning that you’ll get sharper, more detailed picture quality.


5G has been out for a year and is becoming more common on the consumer front. Although there are myths that 5G radio waves will negatively affect a person's health, 5G is entirely safe to use. The telecom industry will be working with legislators, social media coordinators, and leaders in vertical sectors to educate them about how 5G works. But what is 5G anyway? The G stands for a generation of wireless technology, meaning that it is the 5th generation. Most generations are separated by their data transmission speeds and breaks in the encoding methods that make them incompatible with previous generations. 5G isn't a clean break with 4G but will offer bigger channels to speed up data, the ability to connect a more smart devices at once, and lower latency for better responsiveness. A 5G home network setup will ensure your smart technology runs smoothly and that your favorite movies and TV shows stream quickly.

Are you ready to bring these cutting-edge technologies into your home? Sound & Theater is your go-to Buffalo and Western NY home technology expert and integrator. Connect with us today so we can help you with all your home entertainment system and home network needs. We would love to hear from you!

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