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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #702: Pinch Hitter

By The HT Guys • Aug 28, 6:07am

Today we go through emails and news and a discuss a post by Scott Wilkinson at AVS Forum that provides 12 Tips to Tune up your HDTV with guest host Stephanie Derderian. Don't worry, Braden will be back next week!

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HDTV Expert - A Trend Is A Trend – Until It Isn’t

By Pete Putman • Aug 26, 6:23pm

Rumors of the demise of laptops are slightly exaggerated. At least in their present form.

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #700: Mobile HDTV

By The HT Guys • Aug 14, 9:22am

Motorola Mobility, one time subsidiary of Google, now a part of Lenovo, just released a new app in the Google Play Store called, yep, you guessed it, Mobile HDTV. The app enables select phones and portable devices, with the proper hardware, to watch live, over-the-air HDTV right on your Android device. The concept is pretty simple, and you’d think very compelling, but it turns out most people can’t use it. The question is, why not?

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #699: Sorting Through Atmos and DTS:X Receivers

By The HT Guys • Aug 7, 6:47am

There are differing opinions on which additional speakers beyond the standard 5.1 layout deliver the most immersive experience. If you decide Dolby Atmos or DTS:X are the right option for you, you may need to upgrade your receiver. Today we talk with Rob H. of AVRant and get into particulars on a whole slew of receiver options.

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HDTV Expert - We’re Not Having Fun Anymore…

By Pete Putman • Aug 4, 8:49pm

Two news items from the past week illustrate clearly that, in many ways, the once-profitable days of consumer electronics manufacturing in Japan are drawing swiftly to a close.

General Interest

HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #698: 2015 HDTV Shootout

By The HT Guys • Jul 31, 11:11am

Each year Value Electronics, an audio/video integrator with a showroom in Scarsdale New York, pits the top TVs from big name manufacturers against each other to determine the King of HDTV. This year there were four contenders, one each from Panasonic, Sony, Samsung and LG.

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HDTV Expert - “The Only Disruptive Technology at Display Week”

By Ken Werner • Jul 30, 3:35pm

At SID Display Week, in an aisle on the show floor, I had a brief conversation with Candice Brown-Elliott, Nouvoyance CEO and creator of the Pentile Matrix pixel configuration widely used in Samsung OLED displays. She said that micro LED was the only disruptive technology she saw at Display Week. In addition to being a […]

General Interest

HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #697: Costco Shootout: Curved vs. Flat

By The HT Guys • Jul 24, 8:49am

Costco has multiple TVs all lined up side by side. Some are worth comparing to each other, some are like comparing a Ferrari to a Kia. Both great for their own purpose and budget, but not at all similar enough to be compared. We happened to stumble into a Costco recently that had two 55 inch 4K LCD TVs side by side, one curved and one flat. And you can imagine we saw the challenge in that.

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HDTV Expert - How Sharp Makes Its “Free-form” Displays

By Ken Werner • Jul 22, 8:50pm

For some time Sharp has been showing examples of its “free-form” displays, which do both the “row” and “column” driving through the same edge of the display, leaving the rest of the display to be cut in curves or other unusual shapes. But Sharp had not been willing to describe in detail how it distributed […]

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #696: Atmos Processor Options

By The HT Guys • Jul 17, 11:11am

Today we discuss some receiver options for Atmos. We are joined by Dipinjeet Sehdev Internet Marketing & Brand Relations of Kef Speakers. Here are a few receivers/pre-amps that support Atmos.

General Interest

HDTV Expert - The Wires Remain The Same. Only the Format Has Been Changed (to Confuse the Innocent)

By Pete Putman • Jul 16, 9:18pm

AV-over-IP…HDBaseT…BlueRiverNT…There’s something going on here, but what it is ain’t exactly clear…

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HDTV Expert - The Dog Days of Summer…and UHDTV

By Pete Putman • Jul 16, 8:01pm

This is one of the slowest times of the year to sell TVs. But you wouldn’t know it from the Sunday sales fliers.

General Interest

HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #695: Top Selling HDTVs

By The HT Guys • Jul 10, 6:33am

We like to occasionally take a look at the top selling products at Amazon as a barometer of what is occurring in the larger Consumer Electronics market. Sometimes what we find shocks us, other times is confirms our suspicions, and sometimes it just flat out doesn’t make any sense at all. Today we take a look at the top 10 selling HDTVs.

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #694: High Resolution Audio vs CD

By The HT Guys • Jul 3, 8:20am

Over the past few months you have heard us mention high resolution audio on the show. There are audiophiles out there that swear that if you want the best quality audio then you must listen to high resolution audio. Others out there will tell you that CD quality is just as good. Then there are some that say mp3 or AAC files will suffice for the kind of listening most of us do.

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #693: What the H?

By The HT Guys • Jun 26, 6:17am

In the transition from High Definition Television to Ultra High Definition TV, we’ve seen the acronym dictionary go from bad to worse. On the good side, HDTV was multiple video resolutions and display formats, like 480p, 720p, 1080i and 1080p, while UHD is essentially just one. Some call it 4K, some call it UHD, some call it 2160p, but it all really boils down to the same thing for the TVs we’ll buy as consumers - 4 times the resolution of 1080p.