This year, we've all got used to the idea of spending more time at home. And, as lockdown regulations ebb and flow all over the world, tech companies are are capitalising on this new global trend. Just because we're at home doesn't mean we have to lose out on entertainment and fun. Samsung is coming to the rescue in this regard, launching an exciting new cinema projector called 'The Premiere'. If you want to catch the latest movie releases, and watch them in high resolution from the comfort of your ow couch, this innovative new technology might be for you.
Here's what we know about Samsung's latest product...
Introducing Samsung's new cinema projector, The Premiere
What are the specs?
Earlier today, Samsung made the announcement that its new high-tech cinema projector, The Premiere, will 'provide a true home cinema experience', This according to the latest blog post on their website. The product was first mentioned at a virtual press conference event in September.
Samsung Electronics says The Premiere is the new anchor product in the company's popular Lifestyle product portfolio. And is set to 'transcend the display experience – without the display'.
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The Premiere is a 4K Ultra Short Throw laser projector and will be available in up to 130 and 120 inch models. It promises extremely high quality imaging with the laser-powered 4K picture resolution technology. According to the post, The Premiere LSP9T is the world’s first HDR10+ projector, boasting triple laser technology and revolutionary contrast details. The projector adjusts smoothly to light and dark scenes with a maximum brightness of 2,800 ANSI lumens. Could this be the next big thing in big screen technology at home?
When will it be available?
According to Samsung Electronics, this new product will be available globally from later this year. They're staring the rollout in countries like the US, Europe and Korea. With other regions following soon after. We can probably expect to see it in early 2021.
More entertainment trends for 2020
So we know home entertainment is a growing trend in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. But what other trends and products are making it big this year? According to multinational professional services company Deloitte, these are the major media and entertainment trends this year...
This entertainment trend is definitely here to stay. According to Deloitte's recent digital trends survey, 69% of respondents claimed to have at least one video streaming subscription. In fact, most respondents had an average of 3 streaming video services at home. With so many video streaming options available, only the ones with the best service and best content will come out on top.
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This kind of sport competition using video games has become huge in countries like the US. Deloitte claims that the global esports market is set to generate $1.5 billion in annual revenues by the end of 2020. Because esports has an estimated audience of 600 million fans worldwide, these funds will come primarily from sponsorships and advertising. Do you think it will be as popular in South Africa?
Augmented and virtual reality
Deloitte speculates that AR and VR apps will be used in the media and entertainment industry in a multitude of ways. This kind of high-tech app development could help companies create more interesting and interactive educational programs. In theatre, AR and VR apps could give audiences a more immersive experience by allowing them to get involved in the action. And this technology could be used to improve experiences in museums, art galleries, theme parks, as well as make concerts more memorable.