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When we saw the new Vizio 60 inch Plasma (the MAXIMVS) via a press release a few weeks ago we were very impressed by its specifications. This week we take an in store look at the TV (Vizio does not send out evaluation samples). There's a new acronym emerging that we want to give you a heads-up on. It's called 'iDCR' and stands for 'Interactive Digital Cable Ready..

Posted by The HT Guys, March 6, 2007 6:04 AM

About The HT Guys

The HT Guys, Ara Derderian and Braden Russell, are Engineers who formerly worked for the Advanced Digital Systems Group (ADSG) of Sony Pictures Entertainment. ADSG was the R&D unit of the sound department producing products for movie theaters and movie studios.

Two of the products they worked on include the DCP-1000 and DADR-5000. The DCP is a digital cinema processor used in movie theaters around the world. The DADR-5000 is a disk-based audio dubber used on Hollywood sound stages.

ADSG was awarded a Technical Academy Award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2000 for the development of the DADR-5000. Ara holds three patents for his development work in Digital Cinema and Digital Audio Recording.

Every week they put together a podcast about High Definition TV and Home Theater. Each episode brings news from the A/V world, helpful product reviews and insights and help in demystifying and simplifying HDTV and home theater.