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HDTV Expert - 4K TV Does NOT Require Native 4K Media

By Ken Werner • Jul 18, 6:56pm

Repeat after me: 4K TV does NOT require native 4K media. Again: 4K TV does NOT require native 4K media. The reason I’m repeating myself — not only in the previous sentence, but also in echoing other articles I’ve written — is that self-styled experts continue to say that 4K TV will not be successful […]

General Interest

HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #644: Pioneer VSX-44 Elite 7.2 Home Theater Receiver

By The HT Guys • Jul 18, 9:42am

Back in May of 2013 we reviewed one of Pioneer’s entry Elite models the VSX-70. At that time we were impressed with the sound quality but the MSRP of $750 may have been a barrier for some. Now Pioneer has introduced two new entry Elites (VSX-80 MSRP $700 and VSX-44 MSRP $500) that have more capability and lower prices. We take a closer look at the VSX-44.<img alt="" border="0" src="http://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=htguys.wordpress.com&#038;blog=8935650&#038;post=777&#038;subd=htguys&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1" width="1" height="1" />

4K (Ultra HD)

Living with 4K - Sony 4K Projector Upgrade

By Rodolfo La Maestra • Jul 12, 4:25am

On my previous article of the "Living with 4K" series I described the upgrade program Sony offers for their VPL-VW1000ES 4K projector ($24,999). This article covers the actual upgrade procedure, performance observations after the upgrade, and final comments about who may benefit in doing the upgrade and why.

General Interest

HDTV Expert - Humpty Dumpty Strikes Again!

By Pete Putman • Jul 12, 12:15am

Aereo, having lost its appeal to the Supreme Court, has done a turnabout and is asking the 2nd Circuit to be classified as a cable TV service provider.

General Interest

HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #643: Oppo BDP-103D Blu-ray Player, Darbee Edition Review

By The HT Guys • Jul 11, 9:07am

Oppo Digital has long been a favorite of the HT Guys. There have certainly been more expensive and exotic Blu-ray players built, but we’re yet to find a competitor that packs the functionality and features of an Oppo, with the same build quality at the same price. Dollar for dollar, Oppo makes what is probably the best Blu-ray player you should ever need to buy.<img alt="" border="0" src="http://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=htguys.wordpress.com&#038;blog=8935650&#038;post=775&#038;subd=htguys&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1" width="1" height="1" />

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #642: Interview with Mark Ely, CEO of SimpleTV

By The HT Guys • Jul 4, 9:36amGeneral Interest

HDTV Expert - I Have Seen the Smart Phone’s Future, and It Sings!

By Ken Werner • Jun 27, 10:44pmGeneral Interest

Living with 4K, Sony 4K Projector Upgrade Program

By Rodolfo La Maestra • Jun 27, 4:10pm4K (Ultra HD)

HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #641: Dolby Atmos Enabled Speakers and Receivers

By The HT Guys • Jun 27, 9:08amGeneral Interest

HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #640: ATSC 2.0: Over the Air gets Better… But is it too late?

By The HT Guys • Jun 20, 9:45amGeneral Interest