TV’s have been around since the late 20’s and have come a long way since then. They’ve evolved into super thin units known as “flat panels” that you can find anywhere you go. If you ask your friends or co-workers, I’m sure they’d tell you that they have one in practically every room of their home and you can’t seem to walk passed a restaurant, bar, or social gathering area without spotting one out. TV displays with a resolution of 1080 pixels (1080p) have become a standard but modern Ultra-High Definition (UHD) and 4K televisions are the latest technology available and come in a variety of screen sizes. These new TV’s don’t take up much space and offer exceptional video as it relates to resolution, contrast, color, and speed which are the categories that qualify them as such. The term 4K refers to a resolution of 4096 x 2160 where as UHD refers to a resolution of 3840 x 2160 so there is a minimal technical difference in screen resolution but among consumers are both one in the same. Projection screens are another popular type of video display that has evolved and can be placed anywhere in the home. Size options vary depending on the viewing preference and come in fixed-frame, pull up/down, or motorized screens. Some models even have dual screens which is a great option when watching cinematic movies as opposed to a sporting event like a football game for instance. Projection systems are recommended for a home theater but are also great for areas of a home where a regular TV can’t be mounted.

One other thing to consider when it comes to video is the possibility of distribution through a video switch which allows a single video source to be shared between multiple rooms. The benefit of this is to be able to share multiple programs throughout the rooms without having to have one individual source of video for each room. For example, one cable box per room or one movie server per room.