How has what you do developed over the last 20 years?
On vision, we have a much better performance now – with OLED TV pictures, and easy access to hours of endless entertainment. On audio, we are seeing a better performance (particularly from smaller units) and, again, endless music through streaming. At the same time, demand for record players continues to grow. People are listening to more music than ever before.
Can you tell us how styles have changed in that time?
People are paying a lot more attention to making the technology discreet – technology has allowed pieces to shrink dramatically, without losing out on performance. Custom-made cabinets are also increasingly popular – you can choose the colour and the shape, and hide all your equipment and cables inside.
What are the biggest advances in technology in this field?
If you love music then streaming doesn’t just give you access to your music easily, it encourages you to discover more and more music, as it suggests similar artists and styles to what you are currently listening to. People are spending less time in front of the TV and more time doing other things while enjoying music – these days you can take your music in the garden or to the gym. Or just sitting down and enjoying music like people used to do in the ‘80s!
Are there any innovations which fell flat?
3D – certain things are best left for the cinema!
What’s the most unusual project you’ve been involved in over the years?
We sell lots of mainstream systems – TVs, soundbars and some great Hi-Fi – but recently a customer specified a large system that had to be installed on a boat!
What’s the next big thing in home entertainment?
The 8K TV. ‘Mad,’ you say – ‘I just got a 4K TV!’ But it’s not as mad as it sounds. There is a growing desire for larger screens over 65” and those larger screens require more lines of information, otherwise you end up stretching the current picture and it just becomes grainy.
Can you tell us what you’ll be bringing to Living North LIVE this weekend?
We’ll be displaying and demonstrating products including our OLED TVs, Spectral smart cabinets and BOSE hi-fi, including their uniquely designed noise-masking sleepbuds.
You can meet the experts from Peter Tyson on stand S4 in the ground floor Interiors Hall at Living North LIVE at Newcastle Racecourse this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Click here for more information about Living North LIVE, and to plan your visit