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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #635: Optimizing your wireless music system

By The HT Guys • May 16 2014, 9:38am

Lots of information and news this week to discuss including some changes in the OLED manufacturing landscape, a new way to share your online movie collection with Vudu and UltraViolet and the potential for pay-as-you-go Internet at home. We close out with a discussion on Wireless whole house music systems, which really becomes a wider discussion on wireless networks in general and how to optimize them for multimedia distribution.

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #629: Sharp 2014 Quattron+ Televisions

By The HT Guys • Apr 4 2014, 3:35pm

We mentioned the upcoming Quattron+ technology from Sharp in our CES roundup earlier this year.The tech just got real. Sharp has announced several new LED LCD models for 2014 that feature the technology. Along the lines of JVC's e-Shift technology we discussed a couple episodes back, Quattron+ looks like a clever bridge between the 1080p LED LCD televisions of today and the 4K and/or OLED televisions of tomorrow.

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #583: OLED vs 4K for your next TV

By The HT Guys • May 17 2013, 7:11am

We're willing to admit, and we probably aren't the only ones, that 3D simply is not the next big thing in home entertainment. Sure it sounded cool on paper, but in reality 3D at home just doesn't provide the immersive 3D experience you get in a theater. Couple that with eye fatigue, headaches and seizures and 3D hasn't delivered. Of the two options vying for the title of next big thing, OLED and 4K, which one has a better chance of claiming the throne?

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #531: Quantum Dot Display Technology

By The HT Guys • May 18 2012, 4:47am

OLED TVs may have stolen the show at CES 2012, but just when you think it's safe to be an early adopter and pick one up, you might want to hold off. There's a new display technology on the horizon that backers claim will not only outperform OLED, but also be cheaper to manufacture. And it has a much cooler name - it's called Quantum Dot display or QLED. And if that doesn't sound like you're living in the future, we don't know what does.

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #522: Crystal LED HDTV Technology

By The HT Guys • Mar 16 2012, 5:24am

It was pretty clear that the OLED TVs demonstrated by LG and Samsung stole the show at the last Consumer Electronics Show we went to. We were really impressed by the color, contrast and sharpness of the picture. However, there are some issues that need to be resolved before we see mainstream OLED HDTVs in sizes that we would want in our living rooms.

Rather than go with an OLED TV, Sony displayed a technology called Crystal LED. Crystal LED takes six million tiny LEDs to create a picture that they hope will rival OLED technology. A 1080P TV has nearly 2 million pixels on screen. Crystal LEDs TVs take three LEDs, one for red, green, and blue, and combine them for each pixel. Each pixel is mounted directly in front of the display. This is not an LED based LCD but an actual LED TV.

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #517: What is OLED and why do we care?

By The HT Guys • Feb 10 2012, 7:23am

One of the big hits at CES this year were the Samsung and LG OLED displays. Sure we've seen OLED TVs in the past, but they were 55' screens this year, and they looked great. But why all the hype? Why do we even see references to AMOLED in cell phone commercials? Is OLED really that big of a deal?