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CEA Announces Five New Standards, Including Accessibility, 3D Video

By Shane Sturgeon • Jul 9 2012, 8:46pm

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced five new standards, ranging in topic from accessibility to 3D video to wireless charging, which are now available to guide designers as they develop innovative products for consumers. CEA also released a technical report that addresses television picture brightness.

The new standards are as follows...


HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #438: Crestron

By The HT Guys • Aug 13 2010, 5:53am

In the continuation of our ongoing series on home automation we discuss Crestron. Perhaps the biggest name in home automation, Crestron is the standard by which other automation products are measured. Crestron solutions are found in the home, corporations, hospitals, education and more. Like other solutions, Crestron home automation packages give you control over your lighting, climate, and entertainment. Here is a little of what Crestron supports.

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HDTV Almanac - 5.4 Million 3D Capable HD Displays in 2014: Projectors

By Alfred Poor • Aug 10 2010, 1:00pm

Pacific Media Associates is a company that tracks the front projector display market, and they have recently released their latest projections. They expect that 5.4 million 3D-capable front projectors will ship in 2014, which is roughly five times as many as are expected to ship this year. While some analysts see the education market as [...]


Long Island Doctor Shows First '4K' Ultra-High Definition Surgery

By Shane Sturgeon • Oct 27 2009, 5:22pm

Doctors at the annual meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine got a glimpse into the future of women's health with the presentation of endoscopic gynecologic surgery performed for the first time using "4K" technology.

Steven F. Palter, MD, an obstetrician, gynecologist, reproductive endocrinologist and fertility specialist performed the world's first 4K super high-definition (HD) ...


MD Goes HD: Phoenix Doctor Is First to Use New High-Definition Television Production Vehicle to Help Educate and Teach From the Operating Room

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 6 2009, 2:46am

VAS Communications, a multi-media marketing and video production company co-owned by Dr. Edward B. Diethrich, Founder and Medical Director of Arizona Heart Institute and Arizona Heart Hospital, has recently custom built a High-Definition Satellite uplink production vehicle, the first vehicle with High-Definition capabilities in Arizona.

Early in his career...


HDTV Entertainment: Is Your Home Theater Ready?

By Shane Sturgeon • Jun 11 2008, 10:32pm

Digital TV and high-definition (HD) entertainment have finally arrived. New HDTV channels, HD programming, movies, and music videos are constantly being announced as networks and studios strive to release more HD content. To help consumers with their HD buying decisions, Dolby Laboratories has created HD Essentials: Get in the Middle of the HD Action-an easy-to-follow guide that demystifies the process and outlines the essentials of HD technology.

Following the FCC regulation that...


Newbie's Corner - A Compression Primer

By The HT Guys • Feb 26 2008, 2:20pm

If you're fairly new to the world of HDTV, one word you've probably heard a few times is 'compression.' Typically it's used in a very negative way, taking the blame for all sorts of picture quality issues. Unfortunately, compression gets a bad wrap most of the time, in fact, compression itself is really a great thing. In a nutshell, compression is exactly what it sounds like: taking something big and making it smaller, compressing it down to a smaller size. It's the thing that allows a full HDTV movie to fit on a Blu-ray disk, or for an HDTV program to be broadcast to your home for your viewing pleasure. Uncompressed high definition content is simply too large to be of any use to us consumers. Compression is the thing that allows you to store and transfer audio and video content that otherwise would be way too big.

Think of a beach ball...


Newbie's Corner - Aspect Ratio Explained

By The HT Guys • Jan 29 2008, 6:39pm

So you went out and bought yourself a new HDTV. Many of you bought a sound system to go with it. Now you are inundated with all kinds of terms and acronyms. In this series we will go through the jargon associated with your new system. While these articles are aimed at newbies, some experienced readers out there may learn a thing or two as well. Today we start with two topics that come up on our podcast (HDTV and Home Theater Podcast) quite frequently....


HDTV Almanac - Best Buy Survey: Buyers Confused by HDTV

By Alfred Poor • Oct 5 2007, 2:00pm

It must be the season for survey results, because here’s another. According to a CNNMoney.com article, Best Buy VP Mike Mohan said “We were getting a lot of anecdotal evidence that showed consumers were frustrated with their HDTV purchases. We felt that we had some gaps in key areas of consumer education.”
I can’t say that [...]


Ed's View - Three Books

By Ed Milbourn • Sep 7 2005, 10:20pm

For those interested in the history of HDTV and/or the history of television itself, I highly recommend the two books first described. For those involved in businesses related to any phase of the design and marketing of products such as HDTV, I encourage you to read the third.


DisplaySearch HDTV Conference

By Dale Cripps • Jul 25 2005, 7:04pm

With over 300 attendees anticipated, this third annual event will provide two days of content-rich sessions, exhibits and networking opportunities, covering all segments of the TV food chain.


Technology, Television, and Competition : The Politics of Digital TV

By Dale Cripps • Jun 17 2005, 4:02pm


Educate the Public by Educating the Retailers

By Dale Cripps • May 25 2005, 7:49pm

This is a call to the industry.

I am preparing a short online course with adequate testing on the subject of HDTV and DTV. The course will cover those points listed below. When passing the course the student will receive from us their graduation certificate suitable for framing and a badge they may wear at their place of employment or a pin they may attach to their own identification cards. In addition each employer who has one or more graduates will receive signage and printable material for general promotion of their acquired expertise.


Welcome To The HDTV Blog

By Dale Cripps • Feb 28 2005, 12:38am