Flatscreen Technology -Four Reasons to Upgrade Your AV System Now

Due to an abundance of electronics conventions and shows geared to highlight recent advancements, we may feel as if manufactures are releasing new products faster than ever before. There’s always a hesitation in the back of our minds that if we upgrade technology today it will be obsolete tomorrow. Flat screens have only existed for just over a decade, and since prices have dropped at such a rapid pace, we feel holding out just a tad bit longer will lead to sizable savings.

This mindset, while understandable, has resulted in a large group of folks missing out on today’s new stunning world of AV. If you’re one of those that’s been waiting to take the big leap, you have waited long enough – now is the time to upgrade, and here’s why.

Time to upgrade your home media room? Kiwi has a designated team--RAPID RESPONSE--ready to make this easy and simple. Kiwi has been in business for over 16 years in Southern California.

Time to upgrade your home media room? Kiwi has a designated team–RAPID RESPONSE–ready to make this easy and simple. Kiwi has been in business for over 16 years in Southern California.

A mounted flat-screen TV offers understated elegance.


It is simply better.

Even if you upgraded to a flat screen a few years ago, today’s flat screens are even better. They’re thinner, lighter,  brighter and more energy efficient. Plus, they just look good. Flat screen technology has dramatically improved over the last five years. Speakers have become smaller and more efficient. You can now experience mind-blowing sound out of a system with small footprint. Soundbars have also been introduced and fill the sweet spot between TV speaker audio and surround sound. Remember surround sound will encompass you, bringing you right into the action. Whereas, soundbars enhance the audio of whatever you’re watching.Almost everything you watch today is now available in High Definition (HD) as long as you have an HD receiver with your system.  Currently, nearly all programming is available in this stunning quality. Even movies that are streamed (via AppleTV, Amazon, Netflix and countless others) can be viewed in High Definition.

A programmable remote makes everything much simpler. 

One Remote

When upgrading, make sure you add a customized remote to the mix – customizable remotes can be programmed work with almost all current equipment.  After being programmed, press “Watch TV” and sit back as your remote turns your TV on, the cable or satellite box turns on, turns on the surround system and changes everything to the correct input.


We’ve hit a plateau 

If you follow tech blogs and social media you’ve most certainly heard of 4k, 8k, Ultra HD, OLED and Curved Screens. You may have even seen some of this new technology at your local retailer. 4k and Ultra HD are interchangeable – these refer to the picture being twice the resolution of current high-definition. If you’re an early adapter, know that while these TVs are available right now and offer an absolutely stunning image – you must see it to believe it.


Now is the right time

Dramatic improvements in technology, steep reductions in price, and move toward overall ease of use such as the ability to use one remote, and the ability to use less equipment all mean it’s a perfect time to upgrade.  Visit your local professional today to find the perfect system to fit your lifestyle and your budget! Kiwi is located in Carlsbad, California, in the San Diego area. We service communities as far as Beverly Hills, Orange County to Palm Desert. Please call us at 888-567-KIWI if you would like a FREE CONSULTATION with an Audio Visual Consultant that can help you make your choices and help you understand which products are right for you home and your budget.  You can also email us at by clicking EMAIL.