The holiday season is here once again. I feel like I wrote the 2021 gift guide about 3 days ago. If you're looking for a gift for yourself, a friend, or a family member, hopefully, the following items give you some kind of idea.
1. APPLE TV 4K (2022)
The newest Apple TV 4K just released. There are not a lot of changes between this release and the last one. However, the chip technology has been upgraded with the A15 Bionic -- it's the same as the iPhone 13. This means it supports HDR10+, so better colors! Also, it doesn't lag nearly as much as other streaming devices. If you're interested in reading an in-depth review of it, check out Wired's article.
Apple TV 4K (Wi-fi only) -- $129.00
Apple TV 4K (Ethernet) -- $149.00
2. Roku Streambar
Looking for a soundbar and a streaming device? Well, Roku is here to help. They have two options with a soundbar, so you can pick the one that works best for you. The main differences between the regular streambar and the Pro versions include the pro has four 2.5-inch full-range premium driver speakers while the regular one only has four 1.9-inch ones, and you can privately listen to your show with Bluetooth and the mobile app, but the Pro version also lets you listen through the remote. Some other differences include the Pro offers personal shortcuts on the remote and a lost remote finder through the app. Important note: The soundbars are two different sizes. The pro is about double the size of the regular one.
Roku Streambar -- $129.99
Roku Streambar Pro -- $179.99
3. Meural Smart Canvas II
Do you love art? Want somewhere interesting to share your own photos? Do you have NFTs you want to show off? The Meural Smart Canvas II is definitely for you. It comes with different frame and mount options to fit into your home. They also offer "Async Art" which is programmable NFT artwork and can change with the time of the day.
Meural Canvas II (16x24) -- $599.99
Meural Canvas II (19x29) -- $699.99
4. Nanoleaf Lights (smarter Kit)
Who doesn't want cool lights, especially if you have a gaming room? Nanoleaf has quite a few options when it comes to its 'Smarter Kits.' You're in charge of the design. You can start with lines (pictured), a square, hexagons, or various other shapes. They all also come with expansions if you see you need more lighting! See more information on their website.
Nanoleaf Shapes -- $119.99+
Nanoleaf Canvas -- $179.99+
Nanoleaf Lines -- $199.99+
Nanoleaf Elemets -- $249.99+
5. Samsung Frame TV
One of Samsung's most popular TVs has made it back to our gift guide. I've posted and written about The Frame far too many times probably, but it's such a neat item. The one released this year has a matte screen perfect for your artwork. I will always recommend this TV. Samsung also offers a new 'shelf' to fit the frame. I suggest checking that out and see if it's something you could use. Sizes include 32", 43", 50", 55", 65", 75", and 85".
The Frame: $599.99--$4299.99
6. Sony BRAVIA XR OLED TV
One of the better OLEDs on the market is the Sony BRAVIA XR series. If you're looking for a mixed-use TV with a relatively lower price tag, this TV is for you. If you would like to read an in-depth review of this TV, check out RTINGS. For the A80K Series, sizes include 55", 65", and 77".
7. LG C2 evo OLED TV
Another OLED for you. This TV is rated a little bit better than the Sony BRAVIA. While the LG offers more sizes for the OLED, their pricing is a bit higher. If you're looking for an in-depth review of this TV, check out RTINGS. Sizes include: 42", 48", 55", 65", 77", and 83".
C2 evo OLED: $1399.99--$5499.99
8. The Theater People Gift Card
If you're not sure what to get someone, but you know they want a TV or an AV service (TV mounting, home theater installation, network, motorized shades, etc.), then purchase them a gift card for The Theater People! They can use the purchased gift card toward any product or service. Ask us about it!
The TVs and the streaming devices can be purchased through The Theater People! As well as the gift card, obviously. Also, remember, with the holidays here, many of these items are at their cheapest. The prices listed here are their normal prices. No holiday pricing or discounts are listed.
If you're looking for a new TV, projector, screen, etc., and need it installed, reach out to us! We will be closed on Thanksgiving (11/24/22) and Black Friday (11/25/22). We're also closed the last week of the year (12/26/22-12/30/22). Thanks for reading!