Tech Crunch Tuesday: Home entertainment upgrades


High end options for the ultimate audio/visual experience

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — If you’ve got some money to burn and are looking to step up your home entertainment game, look no further then Hippo’s in Stuyvesant Plaza.

TVs have come a long way over the years, and if you’ve got the wall space, and the budget, check out the latest options. “This is the newest, latest, and greatest from Sony. It’s their 100-inch model. It’s pretty impressive,” said Philip Hazapis, Hippos VP. “It’s very bright and you really get immersed into what you’re watching.”

You can’t upgrade your TV to something like that and not upgrade your audio too, right? Hazapis says, “There are really two avenues. If you’re going to do surround sound, wired is still the best. It’s the most efficient. It’s the best performing. Streaming, on the music side, even around the store, we stream on almost every unit.”

If you really want to go all out, Hippo’s specializes in home automation. Ever wanted to control everything from your lighting to your window coverings, and your appliances from the palm of your hand? They can make that happen.

“The possibilities are endless. We work with a company called Crestron. Starting in their modules you can even control pools and temperatures, you name it. Jacuzzis, garage doors,” Hazapis says.

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