Castle Rock has landed a new high technology store with the opening of AV-1 Home Theater & Integration in the Castle Rock Business Corridor. The new store is located at 729 Barranca Drive , Castle Rock, CO 80104 right off of Founders Parkway, ph. 720-299-3496.
AV-1 has received a distributorship agreement from Sony for their new 3-D High Definition Televisions. The new 3-D TVs will work with blu-ray disks, Play station, Wii, and soon hi def cable.
It has been my firm belief that new fangled contraptions like a 3-D TV should be for kids and adults with a lot of kid still in them. So to do a true test of the system, I brought an 11 year old boy named Matthew and an 8 year old girl named Karen into the store to try out this new wonder.
AV-1 is setting up a home theater room to show off the 3-D technology. The Sony system works a whole lot better than the 3-D movie setup. They have special glasses which receive a synchronisation signal from the TV and continually alternate two separate images that are simultaneously shown on the 3-D TV. The end result is super 3-D and a screen that you can watch (a little blurry perhaps) without the special glasses. Without the glasses, you don’t get 3-
D but at least you can still watch.
The AV-1 samples that the kids watched included movies such as Toy Story, live shots of fish in an aquarium, a Mario Kart type of race, and a college football game. All of the samples were astounding and really eye opening.
The Kid verdict is as follows: “I liked it. It would be perfect for me!” from Matthew. Karen disagreed on the I liked it comment. “I love it, not liked it!!” No word yet on the success of these kids to get a 3-D setup at home.
This Sony 3-D system would be most appropriate for a home theater. This kind of new toy for home has its work cut out for it in the age of 9.5% unemployment and trillion dollar deficits. But we can’t stay down in the financial dumps forever so I imagine there will be quite a few 3-D TVs going into homes when the economy turns around. In the meantime, you can go over to AV-1 and see the future that likely will be coming to your own home if you have kids like Matthew and Karen.