• Xbox One vs. PS4 – Whats the difference?

    As the Holidays approach with rapid speed and newer, better, and cooler games are released every day it makes you wonder… which gamining console is best to buy?

    We have created this page to help give you the most impartial advice possible. Keep in mind, this is a very basic overview of the vast differences and similaries within the two gaming systems made to help those new to gamaing, parents of a gamers, or a gamer who is looking to upgrade from the previous models.

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    Xbox One:

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      • You will be able to play Xbox 360 games on your Xbox One starting next month
      • Exclusive games like the Halo series (latest release Halo 5)
    • Services
      • Presents exciting game streaming possibilities with Windows 10
      • It’s also the only console with EA Access (which is a subscription that allows the user to download EA games)
      • Kinet allows wireless motion gaming and gesture control for the system – better than PS4
      • Pass through features for controlling cable tv services
    • Online
      • Xbox One: match players by reputation, voice and video chat and unlimited cloud storage – better than PS4
      • Must have paid xbox live account to use app store
    • Connectivity
      • Xbox One also supports both the 2.4GHz and newer 5GHz channels that are compatible with dual band routers – better than PS4 (hardwiring is still the more reliable connection)
    • Construction
      • Xbox One June update finally allowed gamers to add external storage. The drive needs to be 256GB or larger and USB 3.0 compatible.
      • It has two USB ports, HDMI in, HDMI out, S/PDIF for digital audio, a proprietary Xbox One Kinect port, an IR blaster connection and an Ethernet port. To the far right is a K-lock in case you want to lug this system around to LAN parties. – more connections than PS4
      • DVD/Blu-Ray Player
    • Processors
      • Xbox One has a custom 1.75GHz AMD 8-core CPU
      • graphics chip AMD Radeon GPU, gives 1.31 teraflops.

     

    PS4:

    • Inclusive
      • PlayStation 4 is outselling Xbox One 2-to-1 right now, surpassing 22.3 million – that means a possibly larger online community than xbox.
      • Some online based games have PS4 only maps, battlegrounds, like seen in Destiny
    • Services
      • PS4 for a streaming and virtual reality future, with PlayStation Now, PlayStation TV and Oculus Rift-rival PlayStation VR
      • Sony also has motion sensor game play, but interested gamers will need to buy the PlayStation Camera and the controllers to do so
      • Connective play with Sony PSP Vita and Sony Smartphones
    • Online
      • PS4: voice chat and video chat, 3GB of cloud storage
      • Free games with PlayStation Plus account.
      • PS4 does not make you pay for the use of their apps – better than Xbox
    • Construction
      • The dimensions of PS4 are more media cabinet-friendly – better than Xbox One
      • PS4 allows user-replaceable internal drives – does not void warranty
      • DVD/Blu-ray player
    • Processors
      • PS4 CPU at 1.6GHz and contains a similar custom AMD 8-core CPU with x86 based architecture
      • PS4 boasts a 1.84 teraflop GPU that’s based on AMD’s Radeon technology – better than Xbox
      • 8GB GDDR5 memory – faster than Xbox
    Both consoles are getting Fallout 4 and Star Wars: Battlefront, as is the ever-popular PC, and both are rumored to be getting a 4K hardware refresh for the coming months. They also both continually create limited edition systems for new games releases.
    At E-Z Rent To Own we can make the decision easier by making them both the same price for this Holiday season.

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  • 4 Tips for Samsungs

    Tip #1) Install Samsung Link on your Smart TV, Laptop, Smart Phone, and/or tablet – it’s more than just screen mirroring!

     

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    • Use Samsung Link to stream photos, music and videos stored on a registered device or web storage service to any connected device of your choice. You can enjoy your favorite videos from your smartphone on your Smart TV for bigger entertainment. Or play a slideshow of your  photos from your laptop on your Smart TV and share memorable moments with the entire family. Or play your favorite new song to your Smart TV for the best sound. Simply requires devices to be connected to internet service.

     

    Tip #2) Hardwire your Smart TV for a better streaming experience!

    • If you have a large, odd shaped, or solid brick homes may have a difficult time getting a reliable connection to your wifi or maybe your router is not strong enough, either way it can cause dreaded buffering… Making you want you want to throw the remote into the TV… Well set the remote down. There is an easy fix that is a lot cheaper than buying new equipment or upgrading your wifi plan.
    • Simply buy some ethernet cable from a local electronics store, plug one end into your router’s ethernet out ports, then plug the other end into your TV’s ethernet in port.

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    • Then go to settings, internet connection, select ethernet connection (other option besides “wireless”), select your network, then type in your password. You are now connected to your internet and have the fastest, most, reliable, “better than wifi” signal possible in your home.

     

    Tip #3) Turn your phone or tablet into a smart remote!

    1. IR blaster
    • Many newer mobile devices, like the Samsung Galaxy S 6 and LG G4, are equipped withIR blasters—the same infrared tech that your old TV remote uses to communicate with your TV. If your phone has an IR blaster, download a TV-remote app like Smart Remote. Not only can it control your TV, but also any device that receives an IR signal—set-top boxes, DVD and Blu-ray players, stereo equipment and even some air-conditioning systems.
    2. Manufacturer app

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    • Today’s Smart TVs have accompanying manufacturer apps. Samsung Smart TVs, for example, are compatible with the Samsung TV Remote App. The app allows your device and television to communicate over your Wi-Fi network. Chances are if you have a Smart TV, there’s an app that’ll turn your device into a remote.

     

    Tip #4) Get a custom font for your Samsung smartphone & Discounted apps/services!

    • You can change the font style and font size on your device. Tochange the font settings, from the Home screen, touch Menu > Settings > My device > Display . Touch Font style, and choose Default font, Choco cooky, Cool Jazz, Rosemary, or Samsung Sans. Touch Download to download new fonts from Samsung Apps. There are 100’s of fonts on the Samsung app store. Some are free and some you have to purchase.

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    • Before you purchase any app on the Google play store, check the Samsung app store first. They often have weekly deals and/or discounted apps. Plus there is a list of samsung exsluive apps available to samsung users only! They even have a kids app store that has a great game selection!

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    3. And be there to win your tickets to see Star Wars.

     

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  • Appliance savings

    Your appliances may be costing you more than you think.

     

    Whether you’re moving, remodeling, or just replacing appliances in your house, there are a few things you should keep in mind when shopping if you want to save some money. Think of each appliance as having two price tags. One price tag displays the upfront cost of purchasing the appliance; the other is the cost of operating the appliance over its expected lifetime—in other words, you’ll be paying this second price every year over the life of the appliance as part of your monthly energy bill. The yellow EnergyGuide label can help you estimate the cost of operating an appliance. Buying an ENERGY STAR®-qualified product can help cut this second price and save you money over the long term. In fact, ENERGY STAR-qualified clothes washers and refrigerators are about 20% more energy efficient than standard models, and ENERGY STAR-qualified dishwashers only use about 5.8 gallons of water per cycle or less—older dishwashers purchased before 1994 use more than 10 gallons of water per cycle.

    We tested a refrigerator from just 2008. Look at the results!

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    Want to test yours? Click here to test your refrigerator

    Now upgrading your appliances may sound great, but even buying new appliances can cost you more than the upfront price tag. Don’t forget you also need to buy the connective hoses or special filters, have it delivered to your home, and have it properly installed. The staff will probably convince you also to add on an expensive protection plan that in the fine print protects very little or only very specific situations all paid for by “the big box store credit card”…which weighs in at average 25% interest, up to $40 late fees, and financing charges for any extra time needed.

    You may be asking yourself, “then how the heck do I make sure I’m getting the right appliances for the right price?”. We can help. Our company only buys the latest and most energy efficient appliances from basic to top-of-the-line models. All of our appliances come with*:

    • Free delivery – same day
    • Free installation – same day
    • Free service warranty – with your payment plan
    • No credit payment plans from 90 days – 30 months
    • Free upgrades – on your schedule.

    With E-Z Rent To Own you are never stuck with old or inefficient appliances again.

    You are never stuck with costly new appliances or huge credit card interest either.

    If you would like our professional help finding your next appliances or learn more about how we are changing how people buy contact us below:

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  • How to clean microfiber

    One of the biggest questions we receive is how to clean microfiber.

    Microfiber is a one of the softest and most comfortable materials that our couches and sectionals are made with, but we all know how couches become targets for spills, drops, and dribbles when we sit down with a midnight snack! So how do you clean this mysterious fabric without ruining the soft feel and look of it? Don’t worry it’s EZ!

    Dirt and allergens:

    Microfiber was designed to keep out dirt and allergens, but like any material still collects the dirt through time. One of the easiest ways to keep your microfiber looking and feeling soft is to vacuum or brush it by using a soft-bristled vacuum attachment or brush in soft low pressure strokes away from the couch itself.

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    Before cleaning your microfiber couch, read its care instruction tag. Microfiber manufacturers use codes to indicate how to clean the fabric. “W” means the fabric is water-safe; “S” means to clean with a dry-cleaning solvent; “S-W” means both solvent- and water-safe; and “X” means to dry-brush only. Rubbing alcohol may work on microfiber furniture marked “S,” but always test it first on an inconspicuous spot. Never use bleach, acetone, carpet cleaner or upholstery cleaner on microfiber couches.

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    Spot cleaning:

    Microfiber was designed to repel water, that is why when a spill is not tended to quickly those irritating watermarks form on the surface. To avoid those blot the liquid with a plain white cloth by pressing down and lifting straight up instead of rubbing. To get rid of stains and watermarks that were not caught in the act simply fill a spray bottle with rubbing alcohol, spray the spot lightly, and rub with a color free sponge or rag. Then let the alcohol air dry and finish the job by brushing the surface as explained in the first section above. This method also words great for getting ink stains out.

    Heavy duty cleaning:

    Some microfiber is water safe and can be cleaned in larger areas or even the entire couch by using dishwashing liquid to remove grease and grime. Start by getting a large bowl, put a generous squirt of dishwashing liquid in it, and fill with warm water so it produces soap studs. Use a colorless sponge or rag to dip into the soap studs and rub gently in a circular motion. Make sure to only have a medium damp rag or sponge with primarily soap studs and not water. After completing the section blot away the remaining soap studs and water with a colorless cloth. Then let the couch air dry and finish the job by brushing the surface as explained in the first section.

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    If cleaning won’t work:

    If your couch or sectional is just too bad to be saved by cleaning at EZ you can turn your old/broken/out-of-date furniture, mattress, appliance, or TV into CASH towards any new item in our store!*

    That’s right! No more waiting, no more trying to sell it online, and no tricky removal! We pick it up and haul it away straight from your house!

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    If you want to see how much your item is worth with no obligation click on the image above.

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