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The technology of personal cinema's!

The home theater is a known entity and one that has distinct camps. You can quickly spend 10,000 dollars or more setting up a home theater. But the area of person theaters is one that well continues to evolve. Many people use the combination of their cellular phone and noise-canceling headsets. Be that a Bose, Parrot or Jabra headset, noise canceling is the only way to use a theater when on an airplane. But, as I said in my opening thesis this market had changed a lot. What was once considered good enough has changed. The rise of HDMI as an input/output system allows you to have multiple sources for your theater. The rise of an OS and storage on the personal theater allows you to use the device without something else connected.

Many years ago, I used to have a device called an Archos. It was the best multimedia device I ever owned. It, sadly, is not good now, but at the time I was traveling, and that device was simply amazing. I could put all my family video, commercial backup copies of videos and all my music on a single box, and then watch, listen and interact with the media, without draining my cell or laptop. The newer versions have a more robust operating system (Android). I was previously using the Glyph, but frankly, the product didn’t do what I wanted it to do. The newest device that I have found is the Goovis. Goovis has an SD TF slot, and a USB slot so you can add memory cards and USB keys. Where Archos did HD, and SD video Goovis does so much more. 2d, 3d and 4k video on its screen. Plus you can connect Goovis to your cell phone (I have a few movies on my iTunes) and use the SD/TF slot you can add up to 256 gigs of additional content.

In fact, the cool thing about the Archos was the ability to store all your media. Now, with Goovis Personal Cinema you achieve that. I haven’t tried the Goovis system outdoors yet, that is something that makes or breaks personal cinemas often. I will also do a more detailed and full review later. For now, we are focusing on the category Personal Cinema. The rules to fit into the category are simple:

  1. Audio and Video input
  2. Screen (video output)
  3. Sound (audio output)
  4. Storage

Because Goovis and the category have standardized on the HDMI connector, things get easier fast. HDMI has become the defacto 4k video transfer connector. One of the things that makes Goovis special is that it doesn’t require you to wear your glasses when watching. You can adjust the screen output so that you can see the screen without glasses on. Something pressing against your glasses for 4 hours is a little painful. Personal cinema is an interesting category – but that is my opinion. What do you think?

  • I am interested in the topic of, and technology of personal theaters….

    • Yes
    • No
  • I would buy a personal theater…

    • Yes
    • No
  • I would spend 200 dollars (US) on a personal theater…

    • Yes
    • No
  • I would spend 300 dollars (US) on a personal theater…

    • Yes
    • No
  • I would never buy a personal cinema

    • Yes
    • No
  • I already own a personal cinema

    • Yes
    • No
  • I already own a personal cinema

    • Yes
    • No
  • I already own a personal cinema

    • Yes
    • No
  • I already own a personal cinema

    • Yes
    • No

What do you think?

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Written by DocAndersen

I am a long time blogger and technology poster.I focus on what is possible, but I also try to see what is coming. In recent years I have been focused on sharing the memories of my family, as part of my Family History Project.

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  1. I enjoy reading about all of the tech parts of your world but I have a big screen HD tv with tons of speakers and that is my home theatre. But I know a lot of big families like them, and for the man cave during football season is great!

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