Monday, January 28, 2019

LG OLED TVS AVAILABLE AT ‘BEST PRICE EVER’ IN TIME FOR THE BIG GAME AT VIDEO & AUDIO CENTER


Best Opportunity for Consumers to Elevate Their Home Entertainment Experience with Critically-Acclaimed LG OLED 4K UHD TVs

LG Electronics USA has launched a limited-time promotion on its critically-acclaimed LG OLED 4K Ultra HD TVs to the lowest price ever for an LG OLED TV now through Feb. 2 at LG-authorized Video & Audio Center; and our prices are LOWER than Amazon and Best Buy, see stores for details.

The promotion, usually experienced during the Black Friday holiday, arrives just in time for the Super Bowl and represents up to a $1,000 savings from debut prices on LG OLED B8 series models. Sports, movies and more come to thrilling life with the perfect black and intense color of LG OLED displays. LG OLED TVs also include AI ThinQ for easy content discovery and control using natural voice commands.
 
The LG OLED B8 series with AI ThinQ 55-inch class (54.6 inches measured diagonally) model is now available for $1,499. The 65-inch class (64.5 inchesdiagonal) B8 model is priced at $2,299. This represents the lowest pricing ever for LG OLED TVs in these screen sizes and we've got them in stock and ready for delivery before the BIG GAME!

“If you can’t be at the big game, there is no better way to enjoy it than on an LG OLED TV,” said Tim Alessi, head of home entertainment product marketing at LG Electronics USA. “We are very excited to offer consumers a chance to elevate their experience with this limited time promotion on our stunning LG OLED B8 TV.”

LG, the first to introduce the transformative OLED pixels to large screen TVs, offers the widest selection of models on the market. Detailed technical reviews from noted experts worldwide have hailed LG OLED as the best TV technology ever, thanks to LG OLED’s unique ability to create its own light.
 
Each of the 8 million-plus pixels can be individually controlled and turned on or completely off resulting in perfect black levels, greater detail in darker areas and no light bleed. Combined with the intense detail of 4K Ultra HD and the ability to render more than 1 billion rich colors, the LG OLED delivers consistent theater-quality pictures tothe home from even wide viewing angles.

All 2018 LG OLED feature 4K Cinema HDR, providing comprehensive support of all major high dynamic range formats including Dolby Vision™ as well as HDR10 and HLG, both with LG’s advanced tone-mapping technology that provides scene-by-scene optimization.
 
LG OLED TVs also include AI ThinQ® and have the Google Assistant built in, so you can control compatible smart home devices, search for content or information and easily control the TV using just your voice. LG TVs with AI ThinQ also work with Amazon Alexa devices (some features require 3rd party service subscription. Amazon Alexa device sold separately).
 
Video & Audio Center is Southern California’s premier authorized LG Retailer. LG Electronics USA, Inc., is a $55 billion global innovator in technology and manufacturing. In the United States, LG sells and we carry a wide range of innovative home appliances, home entertainment products, mobile phones, commercial displays, appliances, etc. The “Life’s Good” marketing theme encompasses how LG is dedicated to people’s happiness by exceeding expectations today and tomorrow, and Video & Audio Center has been bringing the largest selection of LG products—at the lowest prices—to our loyal in-store and online customers for decades. Stop in today and save up to $1,000 on the best OLED technology for deeper blacks and richer colors; you wont believe your eyes (or the low cost!).

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

SUPER BOWL MEANS SUPER DEALS AT VIDEO & AUDIO CENTER—INCLUDING THE NEW 8K TV FROM SAMSUNG!


It’s January 22nd, and 35 years ago to the day in 1984 Raiders running back Marcus Allen rushed for a Super Bowl record 191 yards and two touchdowns to lead Los Angeles to a 38-9 victory over Washington in Super Bowl XVIII; and even then, way back in 1984, Video & Audio Center was still leading Los Angeles as Southern California’s best place to buy electronics, and this year, Super Bowl broadcaster CBS plans to stream the game in state-of-the-art 8K...my how technology has progressed in the last 35 years!

With Super Bowl XXXXXIII less than a couple of weeks away, it’s definitely time to prepare yourself for the action, and if you plan on watching the BIG GAME at your place this year, it’s the perfect time to upgrade your home entertainment to a new, BIG SCREEN 4K TV or even Samsung’s astounding 85” 8K HDR Smart TV. In fact, Video & Audio Center was selected BY Samsung to be the first to display and sell the new 8K TVs. Or perhaps install a new cinema-quality SONOS sound system to your existing TV so you and your guests can really feel the hits on the field! And don't forget to ask about having your new electronics professionally installed by Just One Touch!

Video & Audio Center always offers some of our best deals of the year leading up to the Super Bowl, and this year is no different. Here’s a few of our favorite Super Bowl deals on 8K and 4K TVs, on home theater audio, and even something special thrown in for those guys that like to light up a victory cigars after a Super Bowl victory!

SUPER DEAL #1:
BE THE FIRST! SAMSUNG’S Q900R 85” 8K HDR UHD SMART TV
It’s brand new and it’s setting the entire home entertainment world on fire! According to TechRadar, the “85Q900R ushers in a new era of TV picture quality. Its native 8K pictures are incredible, looking just like the real world - only better. But even more crucially given the dearth of true 8K content for the foreseeable future, the 85Q900R makes all today’s lower resolution sources look better than they do anywhere else, too.”  We couldn’t agree more, the 85” 8K QLED TV from Samsung will make you the envy of all your guests on Super Sunday!

SUPER DEAL #2:
SAVE OVER $500 ON EITHER LG OR SAMSUNG 75” 4K HDR TVs
Looking for great deals on a 75” BIG SCREEN TV? Video & Audio Center has you covered! LG’s 75” UK6190 has been reduced over $500 and is the largest 75-inch version from the UK6190 series made by LG that has smart webOS interface and HDR. It has picture-enhancing technologies like Advanced Tone Mapping, True Color Accuracy and Wide Color Gamut all processed by a fast Quad-Core processor for a smoother and accurate picture quality making this model a perfect choice for fast-moving sports and action movies!

Our 75” NU6900 from Samsung redefines the viewing experience by producing over a billion colors with PurColor and a High Dynamic Range picture and is specially priced at a $500 savings for a limited time only. Samsung's HDR provides stunning contrast between the darkest darks and the lightest lights. With a Motion Rate 120 and Dolby Digital Plus you get an enhanced experience with smooth, crisp quality and rich, immersive sound. This Smart TV features a slim design with the Clean Cable Solution for a sleek, modern look.

SUPER DEAL #3:
TAKE HALF OFF SONY’S 65” XBR750D ANDROID TV!
For a limited time, upgrade to the stunning clarity and detail of SONY’S 65” XBR 750D 4K TV with Android. Android TV opens up a whole new world of entertainment and connectivity, and Motionflow XR keeps the action on screen moving as clear as real life. Everything in non-native 4K is upscaled to impressive 4K Ultra HD quality, while optimized colors and enhanced contrast bring a cinematic-quality to home entertainment. The Android-powered search feature takes even changing the channel to the next level; spend less time browsing, and more time watching, the Voice search on Android TV provides you with the power of Google search, allowing you to find content across different services without the hassle of time-consuming text entry by simply telling your TV what you want to watch! Cool!

SPECIAL DEAL #4:
PUMP UP THE VOLUME & SAVE $100 ON EITHER SONOS PLAYBAR OR SUB!
SONOS PLAYBAR’s nine speaker design floods your home with huge waves of epic, full-theater sound for sports, TV, movies, music and video games. Build a house of sound, one room at a time. Play different music in any room or the same song everywhere, in perfect sync. Different music sources from one app combined with complete multi-room capabilities so you can listen to your entire world of music in every room of your home.

Looking for something “deeper” to really move you and your guests? Bass is all about moving air. The more air you move, the more bass you hear. The SONOS SUB delivers amazing amounts of highly-detailed, dynamic bass by using a surprisingly strong pair of woofers to move air. We also designed SUB with an opening in the middle to move even more air out of the enclosure, so this Super Bowl you won’t only hear the hits, you’ll actually feel them, too!


SUPER DEAL #5:
AN UNDETECTABLE VICTORY CIGAR? NOW YOU’RE TALKING!
Your team just won the BIG GAME and it’s the PERFECT time to sit down, light up a cigar and gloat to your friends! What better way to do that—without smoking out the rest of your guests—than with DYSON’S HP02 PUREHOT/COOL LINK AIR PURIFIER? The Dyson Pure Hot Cool Link Purifier has triple functionality. It purifies all year round, quickly heats the whole room in winter and keeps you cool as a fan in summer. As a purifier, it not only removes your cigar smoke, but also removes 99.97% of allergens as small as 0.3 microns from your home. Its 360˚, vacuum-sealed glass HEPA filter also helps capture odors and harmful toxins. What better way to have your cigar and enjoy it without complaints?

In addition to the great deals outlined above, Video & Audio Center has an entire showroom filled with similar “Super Savings” on today’s hottest electronics for the Super Bowl; be sure to stop in soon to any of our five convenient LA locations and see why Video & Audio Center has been Southern California’s #1 choice for electronics for over 38 years.

To view other great Video & Audio Center deals, click HERE!

Go Rams!

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Video & Audio Center at 2019 CES: Sony Electronics Adds Super-large Sized 8K TVs and OLED 4K TVs to the MASTER Series Lineup!

Get ready for Sony's new line-up of OLED and LCD television models for 2019!
Sony Electronics Inc. announced the new MASTER Series Z9G 8K LCD and A9G 4K OLED televisions at this year’s just-concluded CES in Las Vegas; and Video & Audio Center and Video & Audio Center was selected by Samsung to be the first to stock and sell these state-of-the-art televisions to the public.

According to Sony the new 2019 MASTER Series TVs represent the pinnacle of picture quality available to home viewers, capable of displaying images that faithfully convey the creators' intent—and we at Video & Audio Center couldn’t possibly agree more. The MASTER Series is the name given to only the very best Sony TVs and provides premium picture quality, color, contrast and clarity approaching that of a professional-grade monitor, and, as the open mouths and nodding heads in front of Sony’s displays at CES would attest—Sony has succeeded in delivering exactly that with this year’s models.

Both new Z9G 8K LCD and A9G 4K OLED models feature the latest generation Picture Processor X1™ Ultimate for accurate detail and contrast. Introduced last fall with the inaugural release of the MASTER Series models, this processor plays a vital role in delivering the high-quality picture inherent in the MASTER Series. The Picture Processor X1 Ultimate has a unique algorithm specially developed for 8K that can intelligently detect and analyze each object in the picture, resulting in exceptional detail and contrast for a more realistic picture that represents the creators' intent. Premium quality sound is a key part of the viewing experience as well, and both the A9G and Z9G models have the new Sound-from-Picture Reality feature, which faithfully reproduces the position of the sound on the screen so when actors are speaking, the sound appears to be coming directly from their mouths and not from a speaker off to the bottom.

"Continually innovating to exceed our customers' expectations is a core element of Sony's premium strategy," said Mike Fasulo, president and chief operating officer of Sony Electronics North America. "Our new MASTER Series TVs combine larger screen sizes, 4K and 8K resolution, and unique Sony image-enhancing technologies to create an extraordinary and highly immersive viewing experience."

Z9G Super-large Sized TVs
Larger TVs are becoming more popular, and Sony's goal with delivering new Z9G 98" and 85" class TVs— available at Video & Audio Center—is to maximize the super-large screen experience in the living room. In order to deliver premium picture quality in such extra-large screens, Sony is introducing extra resolution with its first consumer 8K TV. With twice the number of horizontal lines and vertical lines, 8K provides four times the pixels of 4K (or 16 times the resolution of HD). This higher resolution results in a more immersive viewing experience as 8K resolution means the larger-sized TVs look great up close with virtually no pixel differentiation.

Video & Audio Center knows that picture quality is not only about resolution. As screen sizes get larger, the processor plays an even more critical role in delivering premium picture quality. Utilizing a proprietary algorithm, Sony's powerful Picture Processor X1 Ultimate has been optimized to handle the 33 million pixels of 8K. The same processor also enables the newly developed 8K X-Reality PRO to upscale any content using a new, dedicated 8K database for reference, resulting in even more precise, detailed upscaling. With a long history and expertise in developing professional cameras and monitors, Sony recognizes that precision in constructing fine signal processing components results in an immediately visible difference to the whole image.

In addition, completely new dedicated 8K technologies have been developed for the Z9G series, including a Backlight Master Drive feature with full-array local dimming and 8K X-tended Dynamic Range PRO.

The Backlight Master Drive on the Z9G has ultra-dense LED modules that are independently controlled, delivering unprecedented contrast with punchy brightness and pitch blacks.

To optimize this backlight system, 8K X-tended Dynamic Range PRO uses the saved energy to intelligently boost the brightness in the areas where it needs to be boosted.


Accurate sound position is another key factor as TVs get larger. Taking the experience gained from its OLED Acoustic Surface Audio, Sony has expanded the concept to the Z9G LCD TV with Acoustic Multi-Audio. To deliver the Sound-from-Picture Reality experience, the new Acoustic Multi-Audio on the Z9G utilizes four front-facing speakers—two on the bottom and two on the top—to deliver a faithful sound position. Viewers will hear the sound coming from the screen, and not where the speaker is located. In addition, the Z9G has a TV Center Speaker Mode for people who have a home theater setup, whereby the TV becomes the center speaker. The sound experience is also enhanced by the TV's compatibility with Dolby Atmos1, which adds a wide, rich sound field.

The Z9G also features X-Wide Angle to ensure the picture retains its quality regardless of the viewing angle. This feature enables a wider viewing angle that reduces color shifts when viewing the screen off-axis, so colors stay true no matter the viewer's position, while X-Motion Clarity minimizes motion blur without sacrificing screen brightness.
A9G Premium OLED TV
The A9G is Sony's new flagship 4K OLED TV available at Video & Audio Center in 77", 65" and 55" classes 76.7", 64.5", and 54.6" diagonal), all in a very slim form factor. Images come to life with the super-wide viewing angle, precise contrast and absolute blacks of OLED technology. Over 8 million self-illuminating pixels are precisely and individually controlled by Sony's Picture Processor X1™ Ultimate. In addition to the processor, the A9G has Pixel Contrast Booster for more color and contrast in bright areas. As a result, the A9G provides premium picture quality approaching that of a professional-grade monitor, showing images and colors as they truly are, and as the creator intended. The processor improves SD and HD content to near-4K HDR quality and shows 4K content with stunning clarity.

Acoustic Surface Audio+ provides a totally immersive sound experience with the sound coming from the entire screen, enveloping viewers in exciting new entertainment experiences and providing pictures and sound in perfect harmony. In addition, a TV Center Speaker Mode provides choice to use the TV as the center speaker.

The A9G is very slim in depth; when wall hung using the SU-WL855 wall mount system, it will fit close to the wall at around half the distance of Sony's previous model2. This OLED TV is more than just beautiful. It is designed so that it appears to be floating on the wall, leaving only the brilliance of its picture. Furthermore, to provide the best viewing position and flexible usage, SU-WL855 has a swivel functionality as preferred.

For the ultimate in picture quality, the A9G pairs the brilliance of 4K clarity with the brightness, color and detail of High Dynamic Range (HDR). Previously hidden areas of dark shadow and sunlight are now full of clarity and detail. As with the Z9G, the A9G HDR TVs feature Netflix Calibrated Mode, IMAX Enhanced and Dolby Vision/Dolby Atmos to deliver the viewing experience just as the creator intended. On select Sony BRAVIA TVs, viewers can choose one IMAX Enhanced movie from a blockbuster selection, which includes Sony Pictures Entertainment's hit movie "Venom," using the IMAX Enhanced service 'Privilege 4K' available this spring. 

New 2019 Sony TV Models and Key Features
Here’s a quick, bullet point listing of Sony’s model line-up for 2019, for both LED and OLED Series:

MASTER Series Z9G 98" and 85" Class 8K LED TV Features
  • Sony's 8K to bring the creator's intent to life with a truly authentic experience by combining the brilliance of 8K HDR with Sony's unique MASTER Series philosophy
  • Picture Processor X1™ Ultimate and 8K X-Reality PRO – pictures are sharpened and refined in real time, and images are upscaled closer to true 8K quality using Sony's exclusive 8K database
  • Backlight Master Drive, a full-array LED backlight technology that combines ultra-dense, independently controlled LED modules tuned for 8K to deliver incredibly deep black, dazzling lights and more vibrant color
  • HDMI 2.1 that supports 8K resolution and 4K High Frame Rate in a single cable (requires firmware)
  • 8K X-tended Dynamic Range™ PRO that delivers 20 times the contrast of Sony's conventional LED TVs without local dimming
  • Acoustic Multi-Audio by four front-facing speakers; with Sony's Sound-from-Picture Reality experience, action and sound are precisely aligned for a more immersive viewing experience
  • TV Center Speaker Mode, to make the TV the center speaker of a home theater system
  • X-Wide Angle feature minimizes the color change when seen from the side, giving you faithful shades and hue from wherever you watch the TV
  • X-Motion Clarity keeps fast action clear and smooth; moving images are precisely controlled to minimize blur and even during fast-moving scenes, pictures stay true with no loss in brightness
  • Netflix Calibrated Mode brings the creator's vision directly to the TV
  • IMAX Enhanced feature brings a fully immersive at-home entertainment experience on this TV that takes full advantage of IMAX Enhanced content
  • Dolby Vision™ brings scenes vividly to life for authentic viewing, while Dolby Atmos™ fills the room with immersive surround sound
  • Android TV with hands-free help from the Google Assistant enables you to find what you want simply by talking to the TV; ask your Google Assistant to help you play TV shows, movies and more
  • Easy to control smart remote – connect set-top boxes and other devices via HDMI to your TV and control them all using one smart remote; a slimmer, more rounded design with built-in voice control microphone and enhanced button layout makes it easy to use
  • New processor for stress-free usability and a quicker response when launching apps, powering on the TV and more
MASTER Series A9G 77", 65" and 55" Class 4K OLED TV Features
  • OLED televisions that faithfully convey the creator's intent by delivering unprecedented black, authentic color and a wide viewing angle
  • Picture Processor X1™ Ultimate provides the ultimate 4K HDR viewing experience with the following technologies: Object-based Super Resolution, Object-based HDR remaster, Super Bit Mapping™ 4K HDR, and dual database processing
  • Pixel Contrast Booster – eight million self-illuminating pixels and Sony-original panel controller for OLED that brings a significantly enriched visual experience
  • Acoustic Surface Audio+ – two actuators and two powerful subwoofers deliver multi-dimensional sound that immerses you in a whole new entertainment experience
  • TV Center Speaker Mode provides choice to use the TV as the center speaker; beautifully detailed images combine with our Sound-from-Picture Reality for a captivating audio-visual performance
  • Slim wall mount design fits as close as a picture and blends effortlessly with your room
  • Netflix Calibrated Mode brings the creator's vision directly to the TV
  • IMAX Enhanced feature brings a fully immersive, at-home entertainment experience on this TV that takes full advantage of IMAX Enhanced content
  • Dolby Vision™ brings scenes vividly to life for authentic viewing, while Dolby Atmos™ fills the room with immersive surround sound
  • Android TV with hands-free help from the Google Assistant enables you to find what you want simply by talking to the TV; ask your Google Assistant to help you play TV shows, movies and more
  • Easy to control smart remote – connect set-top boxes and other devices via HDMI to your TV and control them all using one smart remote; a slimmer, more rounded design with built-in voice control microphone and enhanced button layout makes it easy to use
  • New processor for stress-free usability and a quicker response when launching apps, powering on the TV and more
A8G Series 65" and 55" Class BRAVIA OLED 4K TV Features
  • OLED as display device – 8 million self-illuminating OLED pixels brings a significantly enriched visual experience with unprecedented black, rich color and a wide viewing angle
  • 4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme provides the ultimate 4K HDR viewing experience by incorporating three new technologies: Object-based HDR remaster, Super Bit Mapping™ 4K HDR, and dual database processing
  • Acoustic Surface Audio makes the entire screen resonate with great sound emanating directly from the screen itself; this allows Sound-from-Picture Reality, a perfect unification of picture and sound that conventional TVs cannot deliver
  • Designed to enable ideal sound bar position – rotate the stand 180° and it will rise up so you can easily place your sound bar
  • IMAX Enhanced brings a fully immersive, at-home entertainment experience on this TV that takes full advantage of IMAX Enhanced content
  • Compatible with Dolby Vision™, which brings scenes vividly to life for authentic viewing
  • Android TV with Google Assistant built-in, enabling you to find what you want quickly, simply by talking; ask your Google Assistant to help you play TV shows, movies and more
X950G Series 85", 75", 65" and 55" classes 4K TV Features
  • Picture Processor X1™ Ultimate provides the ultimate 4K HDR viewing experience with the following technologies: Object-based Super Resolution, Object-based HDR remaster, Super Bit Mapping™ 4K HDR and dual database processing
  • Full-array local dimming backlight with X-tended Dynamic Range™ PRO provides six-times the contrast of Sony's conventional LED TVs without local dimming
  • Acoustic Multi-Audio by Sound Positioning Tweeters – with Sony's Sound-from-Picture Reality experience, action and sound are precisely aligned for a more immersive viewing experience
  • X-Wide Angle feature minimizes the color change when seen from the side, giving you faithful shades and hue from wherever you watch the TV (available in 85" and 75" models)
  • X-Motion Clarity keeps fast action clear and smooth; moving images are precisely controlled to minimize blur and even during fast-moving scenes, pictures stay true with no loss in brightness
  • Netflix Calibrated Mode brings the creator's vision directly to the TV
  • IMAX Enhanced brings a fully immersive, at-home entertainment experience on this TV that takes full advantage of IMAX Enhanced content
  • Dolby Vision™ brings scenes vividly to life for authentic viewing, while Dolby Atmos™ fills the room with immersive surround sound
  • Android TV with hands-free help from the Google Assistant enables you to find what you want simply by talking to the TV; ask your Google Assistant to help you play TV shows, movies and more
  • Easy to control smart remote – connect set top boxes and other devices via HDMI to your TV and control them all using one smart remote; a slimmer, more rounded design with built-in voice control microphone and enhanced button layout makes it easy to use
  • New processor for stress-free usability and a quicker response when launching apps, powering on the TV and more
Pricing and Availability / Need to be the First to Own the Latest?
Pricing and retail availability will be announced in spring 2019, and all of you “techies” can rest-assured, Video & Audio Center, will be among the very first to stock and sell these new 2019 models to the public. If you’re interested in keeping informed, just email me at ross@videoandaudiocenter.com and I will make sure to give you advance notice on pricing and availability dates.


1 Software update is necessary. Available in 2019.
2 Compared to A9F series using a compatible wall mount system.
3 Third-party network services, content, and software may be subject to separate terms and conditions and changed, interrupted or discontinued at any time and may require fees, registration and credit card information.