The Annual Starpower EXPO Returns with Never Before Seen Technology

DALLAS, TEXAS, November 17, 2014 - The nationally hailed Starpower EXPO returns November 21st through the 23rd.  The event will feature consumer electronics technology that has never been seen by the general public, including Sony’s 3LCD Laser Light Projector. This event features representatives from the top manufacturers across the globe that will be present to give in-store demonstrations and consultations.

Additional first time consumer electronics technology appearances include Epson’s ProwerLite Pro Cinema 3LCD Laser Light Projector and Paradigm’s Prestige Series High Performance loudspeakers. Visitors to the EXPO will be able to experience the latest in 4K and Curved technology and live cooking demos by Thermador, Sub-Zero, Wolf and Alfresco Chefs in our Live Demo Kitchens. Consumers can take advantage of special pricing on thousands of items and enjoy an appearance from Dallas Cowboys Hall of Famer Tony Dorsett, Saturday from 1pm-2pm.

Starpower has added millions of dollars of special buys for this event. EXPO deals include items such as: a 51” HD flat screen for $388; two 100% custom leather chairs for $999; a Sony HD projector for $388 with a free 110” screen. In addition to the regular EXPO deals, customers can take advantage of a 32” flat screen for $99 on Saturday only, available to the first 30 customers through the doors. Customers who spend $2000 or more on leather, projectors, home theaters or electronics will receive a pair of Platinum Level tickets to a Dallas Mavericks’ home game (select seats, select games, one pair per household, no cash value).

The Starpower EXPO 2015 will take place at the 15,000 square foot North Dallas showroom located at 15340 North Dallas Parkway Suite 1000, Dallas, Texas 75248. In addition, a 2,000 square foot tent has been erected to house the overflow of featured inventory. Doors will be open on November 21st and 22nd from 10am to 8pm and November 23rd from 12pm to 6pm.  All other regional Starpower stores, located at Knox & Cole and in Southlake, will be closed during this special weekend. All stores will re-open for regular business hours on Monday, November 24th.

STARPOWER EXPO 2015 – NOVEMBER 21, 22 & 23 – NORTH DALLAS LOCATION

EXPO PREVIEW 2015

It’s HERE! The Nationally acclaimed Starpower EXPO 2015

Don’t miss our best prices of the year.  Come see us at our North Dallas Showroom, 15340 North Dallas Parkway, Suite 1000 Dallas, TX 75248:

  • Friday, November 21 from 10am – 8pm
  • Saturday November 22, 10am-8pm
  • Sunday November 23, 12pm-6pm

This is your opportunity to explore and experience the latest cutting-edge technology first! Meet and deal directly with over 50 electronics and appliance manufacturers. See new prototype products, mixed with ridiculous prices on thousands of items that no one can match. We’ve added millions of dollars of special buys for this event! There is even a tent that is erected to hold the additional inventory and closeout specials. This event is so big that we’re closing our other Starpower locations for 3 days. For those of you that have never been to one of these, I can assure you, there is nothing else like it anywhere.

 

When was the first Starpower EXPO?

The first Starpower EXPO occurred fifteen years ago in 1999. We were looking for a way to get our manufacturers to bring in future technology that was not yet available. In 2001, Mark Cuban came out to the Starpower EXPO to see the various HDTV sets (which was at the time just coming available). He helped promote the technology. He ended up spending most of Saturday speaking to people, meeting manufacturers and seeing extremely innovative electronics.

Will the other Starpower locations be open for business November 21st-November 23rd?

The North Dallas location will be the only store open, all other locations will re-open on Monday, November 24th.

 

Will there be any special guest appearances?

Yes! Meet Dallas Cowboys legend Tony Dorsett Saturday, November 22nd 1pm – 2pm. DJ Mark Ridlen (DJ Mr. Rid) will play in our showroom Friday 10a – 4p, Saturday 10a – 4pm and Sunday 12pm – 3pm.

 

What can I expect to see?

All of the latest cutting edge technology from top manufacturers and unbelievable prices on thousands of items!

 

Who will be there to help guide me?

There will representatives from all the top manufacturers and Starpower sales associates will be on hand to help answer all your questions.

 

Can I get my purchases delivered the same day?

If you purchase your items before 2pm on Friday, Saturday or Sunday it will be delivered the same day! We will not deliver the same day after 2pm. All purchases must be made in-store on in stock merchandise and paid in full by 2pm. We will deliver to a 20-mile radius of our North Dallas showroom.

 

What payment do you accept?

We accept credit card and cash.

 

Where can I find the 2015 EXPO deals?

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Where is the North Dallas showroom?

 

North Dallas Showroom:

15340 North Dallas Parkway, Suite 1000
Dallas, TX 75248
972-503-6000

Travis Frederick signing event presented by Sony

Get ready Cowboys Fans! Travis Frederick will be signing autographs Tuesday, October 28th from 6 to 7:30pm at the Southlake Starpower showroom across from town square. Autographs are on a first come first served basis. Only two items per person.

Travis was the first round draft pick for the Cowboys last year and has been on fire this season as center! You can listen to his recent interview with Ben & Skin here.

Stop by and experience Sony’s newest 4K TV’s and say “hi” to Travis! Plus, get unbelievable Sony deals like:

  • $2500 off a Sony 65-inch 4K Ultra HD TV! Now only $2488!
  • Free 4K movie server with purchase of a 70-inch 4K Ultra HD TV!

Don’t miss our Travis Fredrick signing event only at the Southlake showroom:

 

While you’re’ there, pick up a Partners Card… benefiting The Family Place, Dallas’ largest domestic violence agency. When you purchase a Partners Card, 100% of your card purchase goes directly to supporting survivors of family violence. At Starpower, your Partners Card can help you save up to 20% on hundreds of items that are rarely or never discounted! Pick up your partners card at any Starpower location: North Dallas on the Tollway, Uptown at Knox & Cole or Southlake across from Town Square.

Partners Card 2014 presented by Starpower

Starpower is a proud sponsor of Partners Card benefitting The Family Place, Dallas’ largest domestic violence agency. When you purchase a Partners Card, 100% of your card purchase goes directly to supporting survivors of family violence.

At Starpower, your Partners Card can help you save up to 20% on hundreds of items that are rarely or never discounted. It’s great to know that not only are helping a great cause but you’re also getting an incredible deal for yourself!

 

What is Partners Card?

Partners Card is the only sale where you truly save.  That is, save lives and support the critical work of The Family Place.

Partners Card is the signature fundraiser for The Family Place, one of the longest-serving family violence service providers in the state. The Partners Card effort has raised over $13 million to help break the cycle of domestic violence in our community.

How does Partners Card work?

  • Go into any Starpower location between October 24th and November 2nd!
  • Purchase a Partners Card ($70) – 100% of your card purchase goes directly to supporting survivors of family violence.
  • Use your Partners Card to save up to 20% on your Starpower purchases.
  • Get up to 20% off of custom leather seating, audio, security, accessories, the latest in home automation, and the best brands… ALL with Partners Card savings!
  • Get up to 10% off video electronics.
  • You can also enjoy saving and shopping at hundreds of retailers in the Metroplex.

Where do I pick up my Partners Card?

  • Any Starpower location: North Dallas on the Tollway, Uptown at Knox & Cole or Southlake across from Town Square.
  • You can also call the Partners Card hotline at 214-443-7754 or visit www.partnerscard.org by October 18.

 

Above discounts apply at Starpower only; not available on appliance purchase at Ed Kellum & Son. UMRP and UPP priced products are excluded. Visit a Starpower showroom near you for more details on Partners Card. Our team of experts will help answer any questions you may have about Partners Card as well as helping you find the perfect holiday gifts for friends, family or yourself. Request a quote below.

Starpower and Partners Card. Saving lives and supporting the critical work of The Family Place.

CEDIA EXPO 2014 Wrap-Up: Part 2

Lights, Camera, Automation! These were some of the first things we saw as we entered the Denver Convention Center for CEDIA EXPO 2014! We enjoyed the coolest tech demos during our second day. The advancements in home automation are astonishing. Laser technology being integrated into projectors will dramatically increase the longevity of your projector. These are just some of the amazing things we cover in part two of our re-cap from this year’s CEDIA EXPO:

LASER PROJECTORS

EPSON

Epson’s latest projectors use lasers! They are bringing a state-of-the-art movie theater experience to your home with new Pro Cinema LS9600e and LS10000 projectors. They feature 3LCD Reflective laser projection technology that deliver incredible picture quality and color brightness. We definitely believe this after the demo we saw with the LS10000. It delivered extremely black blacks and an amazing color pallet. The big benefit with the laser projector is you will get up to 30,000 hours of operation. That’s a long time! Plus, the projector will email if there are any problems or if you request details. Seriously, you can talk to your projector! The demo we saw displayed both 4K and 1080p content. The 4K content was sharper but both offered extremely high quality picture and incredible picture.

 

SONY

Sony is all about giving their products that next step. They believe it’s not just the panel or projector that will give you great picture quality but it’s the processors and software that make it shine. Sony’s latest innovation is an incredible short throw 4K laser projector. This is their first 4K short throw projector which means you can stand extremely close to the screen without obstructing the view of the projector. Their integrated laser technology allows for crystal clear picture and vibrant colors, even at a close viewing distance. The coolest part is you can put two projectors together to get a bigger and longer picture with Sony’s edge blending technology.

 

AUTOMATION

CRESTRON

Crestron believes “One app is all you need.” Crestron’s newest innovation is called Pyng. It’s an app which allows you to create a personalized home automation experience at the touch of a button. Build your house. Pair your devices. Group shades. Create scenes. Customize and schedule. Control your entire home within one app. You can set lights, shades, door locks, thermostats, and even the security system. A big feature is the app will record all of your scenes and schedules. If you accidentally delete a room or scene, you can recover prior saves from the cloud.

A cool new add-on to the existing Crestron platform is called PinPoint. Paired with a PinPoint Proximity Detection Beacon, your iPhone or iPad will know what room you’re in and give you options on what to control. Move into the family room and instantly start controlling the lighting, shades, and home theater system in that room. There’s no need to manually select your current room from a menu. Crestron believes PinPoint will unleash new automation possibilities. “As your day begins, you awaken to your favorite Internet radio station playing in the master suite. Then as you move on to the exercise room, the kitchen, and the study — carrying your iPad or iPhone along with you — the music follows, playing through the speakers in each room as you go about your morning. Room temperature, lighting, and shading scenes can also change as you enter and exit each room.”

 

URC/TOTAL CONTROL

URC announced an array of new products and features at CEDIA. Vivido Lighting by URC give you access to the most modern, vivid RF lighting available. You can use URC remotes, mobile apps or keypads to set lighting for entertaining, and one-touch controls for “home”, “away” and scenes.

The coolest part is you can activate events with Vivido and a URC control system. Automate lights to turn on and off nightly. Set a pathway of lights to the kitchen for safety. Have lights turn on to preset levels in the morning. You can control it all.

The best part is URC now offers URC Mobile for iOS and Android. You can now access multiple locations, control entertainment, lights, security and more in one app. (Both landscape and portrait view.) Plus, URC allows for more access and integration with the addition of Honeywell, Sonos, Aqualink and Philips.

 

AUDIO ARCHITECTURE

SONANCE

Sonance speakers systems blend into anything. They are responsible for inventing the world’s first architectural speaker but you can call it an invisible speaker. Their speakers blend into walls, ceilings and even the foliage outdoors. Their high quality in-door sound systems are perfect for the kitchen. Sonance showed off a new line of outdoor speakers they call SLS or Sonance Landscape Series. It is a scalable outdoor speaker system that delivers even volume coverage and unbelievable sound quality throughout any size space. The demos we heard were very impressive with a great volume of bass.

They also showed us an adjustable width sound bar which can fit your TV even if you upgrade to a larger panel. It will match the dimensions of any 50” to 80” flat screen display and features a true 3-way speaker configuration.

 

JAMES LOUDSPEAKER

Where is all that music coming from? There was no speaker to be seen. But that’s what James Loudspeaker does. Their products are specially designed with minimal visual presence. They are able to integrate their speaker systems into anything so you have sound that follows you wherever you are in your house; inside and outside. Custom sound bars that fit flush against your TV. They even have audio in furniture!

They were able to pack some high quality sound inside this cool bench. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, but you can get some heavy bass out of all of their products. Their outdoor speaker systems included a 21-inch in-ground subwoofer! Even if you have a big backyard, you’re going to feel that extra kick of bass.

 

KALEIDESCAPE

Kaleidescape releases their new interface November 30th! This an update to the existing Kaleidescape software and allows you to buy and download straight from your TV. With this update, you can insert your DVD or Blu-Ray and buy the movie so you don’t have to worry about buying a disc vault or keeping up with the disc itself. A HD version starts at around $2. Plus, you’ll gain access to a lot more movies. They have recently added Lionsgate and Sony Pictures to their widely-expanding movie library.

We even heard rumors of a 4K Kaleidescape system in the works…