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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #650: SmartThings Home Automation

By The HT Guys • Aug 29, 10:15am

We have had a running joke about the year of home automation for a few years now. Judging by how many home automation hubs that have been released in the last few months it's safe to say home automation is now mainstream. There is the Revolv (HT Guys Review Podcast #620) that can speak to Z-Wave, Insteon, and more. It goes for $299. Home Depot got into the game with their $50 Wink Home Automation Hub and connected devices. Staples has a competing $50 product called Staples Connect Home Automation Hub. With all these products you may wonder is there room for anyone else?<img alt="" border="0" src="http://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=htguys.wordpress.com&#038;blog=8935650&#038;post=789&#038;subd=htguys&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1" width="1" height="1" />

General Interest

HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #649: UHD: Next Big Thing or Next Big Yawn?

By The HT Guys • Aug 22, 7:59am

Ever since the big HDTV buying boom a few years ago, television manufacturers have tried to come up with new ways to stimulate another giant upgrade cycle. It didn't work with 3D. UHD or Ultra HD, is the next big hope. But while some are predicting a pretty quick uptake, some analysts aren't counting on it. There seems to be a bit of debate raging in the analyst-sphere about just how big the UHD transition will be and how quickly it will take hold.<img alt="" border="0" src="http://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=htguys.wordpress.com&#038;blog=8935650&#038;post=787&#038;subd=htguys&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1" width="1" height="1" />

General Interest

HDTV Expert - Mirasol Finds a Home

By Ken Werner • Aug 18, 9:22pm

I may have been wrong. Here&#8217;s some history. Some years ago Qualcomm purchased an MIT display spinout called Iridigm and renamed the technology mirasol (with a small &#8220;m&#8221;). At a time before Apple created the consumer tablet revolution, the standard for non-PC media consumption was the eReader, and the standard for low-power reflective displays was [&#8230;]

Mobile HDTV

HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #648: Handheld Movie Server

By The HT Guys • Aug 15, 9:28am

We both took vacations recently and decided to leave the laptops behind. But that didn’t mean we didn’t want to take our content with us. If you have an iPad you are limited to 64GB at present and with Andriod many devices allow you to add storage through SD cards. While that gives you a potentially unlimited amount of storage its impractical for large libraries. What are you to do?<img alt="" border="0" src="http://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=htguys.wordpress.com&#038;blog=8935650&#038;post=785&#038;subd=htguys&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1" width="1" height="1" />

4K (Ultra HD)

HDTV Expert - 4K & UHDTV: Once More Unto The Breach, Dear Friends…

By Pete Putman • Aug 8, 6:40pm

Samsung, Sony, and LG will partner with Best Buy on a 13-week consumer awareness campaign to increase interest in UHDTV and ultimately drive sales of 4K TVs.

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #647: Home Automation in the Cloud and IFTTT

By The HT Guys • Aug 8, 6:55amGeneral Interest

HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #646: Interview with Mohu CEO Mark Buff

By The HT Guys • Aug 1, 10:37amGeneral Interest

HDTV Expert - The OLED Firmament Does Not Quake — but it’s Vibrating a Little

By Ken Werner • Jul 30, 9:37pmGeneral Interest

HDTV Expert - Well, Whaddya Know!

By Pete Putman • Jul 25, 9:07pmGeneral Interest

HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #645: 4K TV Options

By The HT Guys • Jul 25, 7:21amGeneral Interest