Once upon a time, even the most cutting-edge A/V technology was segregated from the outside world. In any of the millions of living rooms, basements and home theaters across the globe, the television and all its peripherals – cable or satellite boxes, DVD players, receivers, CD players – existed on one entertainment plane while the internet-capable home computer sat quietly in another corner, prepared to do its own, very separate job.
Times have changed.
These days, nearly every component in a Digitech Custom-quality audio / video setup is capable, via network connections, of communicating with its neighbor – and much more. It is commonplace now for Digitech’s field technicians to install, in one project, several flat-panel televisions, Blu-ray players and receivers with Ethernet ports or WIFI adapters; not only does that interconnectivity of devices open up a new realm of home entertainment possibilities, it also enables something that, just a few years ago, was unthinkable: The blending of home theater and computer.
Let’s look at a few of the products Digitech Custom routinely installs, and what they have to offer along the Ethernet-ready lines:
The BDP-S580 Blu-ray player is a tantalizing option for a streaming-media fan, packing in more internet-based services (including Netflix, Amazon Instant, Hulu Plus and many more) than any of its competitors. It also has built-in Wi-Fi and an excellent Smartphone application you can use to search Netflix and other streaming-media services – no competing player provides this option for searching inside Netflix. Throw in YouTube and live sporting event services, and it’s clear that this Sony unit is a multimedia vessel first, and a movie player second – but a darn good one, at that.
Digitech Custom also regularly stocks and installs the Sony BDP-S480 and Sony BDP-S380 versions of this unit.
This Blu-ray player picks up where the Sony BDP-S580 stops and keeps right on going. With the Google TV you can search the entire web, browse TV listings or visit an application store to find exactly what you’re looking for. This little gem even makes it seamless to watch TV and browse the internet at the same time or on the same screen; it’s all made possible by the Google-powered browser and ergonomically improved with the included, intuitive handheld keypad with mouse.
The Google TV is rapidly becoming a popular item among Digitech clients.
The internet television is the best of both worlds: All the benefits of Ethernet-ready or WIFI products like the aforementioned Blu-ray players, etc., packed into an all-in-one unit. Apps? Check. Entire web? Check. Streaming options like Pandora? Check. If you’re a fan of professional basketball, download the NBA application and retrieve stats while you watch your favorite team in action – in crystal clear high-definition, to boot. All it takes to experience this cutting-edge of home entertainment is a high-speed internet connection – and it’s possible to connect via wireless router, giving you even more freedom of use.
Are you ready to experience the latest, greatest A/V revelation? Digitech Custom makes that possible.