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HDTV Magazine Columns Archive (September, 2011)

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Digital (DTV) Transition

HDTV Expert - Attention, All Cord-Cutters!

By Pete Putman • Sep 15 2011, 7:45pm

Want TiVo-like functionality in a dual DVR for terrestrial DTV only? Channel Master's got the ticket.

Plasma HDTVs

HDTV Expert - Sneak Peek: Panasonic’s TH-42BT300U Reference-Grade Plasma Monitor

By Pete Putman • Sep 15 2011, 7:00pm

It's about as accurate as any flat-panel display can get.

LCD HDTVs

HDTV Expert - Sharp’s New Elite LCD TV: Yep, They’re Out There!

By Pete Putman • Sep 8 2011, 11:24pm

Not too many dealers have any to show you. But Value Electronics in Scarsdale, NY does.

Digital (DTV) Transition

HDTV Expert - Made For Each Other

By Pete Putman • Sep 8 2011, 10:27pm

TiVo and digital terrestrial TV, that is!

ProgrammingDigital Rights Management (DRM)

HDTV Expert - Are Pro Sports Leagues Killing The Golden Goose?

By Pete Putman • Sep 8 2011, 9:50pm

Are the rights for sports programming getting too expensive for everybody?

General Interest

One Installer's Opinion: Encouragement/Discouragement ...... and other matters

By Terry Paullin • Sep 6 2011, 2:48pm

I love my job. Have I mentioned that before? If you'll excuse the mixed metaphors, I have my fingers in enough pies that I get to look out over the landscape of our amusing little avocation and see Engineering genius stacked up next to Marketing faux pas (uh, let's call them mis-directions, unclear as to legitimate intent or not) on a regular basis. Sometimes it boggles the mind.

Things to like as I look around are...

Internet HD VideoService & Repair

HDTV Almanac - Netflix is Not Seeing Starz

By Alfred Poor • Sep 2 2011, 1:00pm

Bombshell: Starz has ended talks with Netflix about renewing a licensing agreement for movie content on the streaming video service. The current agreement — which expires on February 28, 2012 – reportedly is estimated to be worth about $30 million, and Netflix CEO Reed Hastings had stated that he expected the renewal to cost around [...]

3D HDTVLCD HDTVsGlobal & Worldview

HDTV Almanac - 3DTV Panel Shipments Rise 118%

By Alfred Poor • Sep 1 2011, 1:00pm

According to the new Quarterly Large-Area TFT LCD Shipment Report from DisplaySearch, the global shipments of 3D-capable panels for use in HDTVs grew to 4.9 million units in the second quarter of 2011, which is a 118% increase over the first quarter of the year.
As the DisplaySearch analysis points out, “the LCD TV panel industry [...]