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HDTV Magazine Podcasts Archive (June, 2007)

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HD DVDDigital Rights Management (DRM)

HDTV Podcast #184

By The HT Guys • Jun 29 2007, 12:52pm

Today we talk about the DVD Copy Control Associations attempt to add an amendment to its licensing agreement that requires a DVD to be present during playback. Then we move on to discuss an email from Jason in Brooklyn, NY which spurred some debate around the offices of the HT Guys. Jason asked us to convince him why he should upgrade to the next generation DVD format.

General Interest

HDTV Podcast #183

By The HT Guys • Jun 26 2007, 12:54pm

We finally talk about our MythTV experience. For this show we have invited Jeff Davis to be our guest. Jeff was critical in putting our MythTV project together. He did most of the Low Level LINUX work for us including finding and installing device drivers.

HD DVDDeals & DiscountsPolitics & PolicyCable HDTV

HDTV Podcast #182

By The HT Guys • Jun 22 2007, 2:22pm

First we cover the ins and outs of the FCC CableCard mandate. Then we review the Toshiba HD-A2 HD-DVD player. You can find some great deals on the Toshiba HD-DVD players right now, we'll let you know whether or not to take advantage of them.

HD DVDService & Repair

HDTV Podcast #181

By The HT Guys • Jun 19 2007, 12:49pm

We have heard, and read, countless stories about listeners, and their friends, ordering HD only to find out that their service was not properly set up. Today we are going to give you a check list of things to ask your installer to Make sure you you get all the HD you pay for!

Also, we throw a bunch of terms around when talking about Home Theater receivers, and, based on s ...

HTPCs & LaptopsPC & Laptop Technology

HDTV Podcast #180

By The HT Guys • Jun 15 2007, 1:11pm

Last week we talked about Microsoft Vista Media Center using the HP Pavilion Media Center m8000n. After getting a ton of emails on the subject, we decided to revisit the topic and install some add-on programs to trick out the Media Center a little. While Microsoft has done a solid job at creating a well rounded home theater PC interface, there are a few companies and individuals out there that h ...

HTPCs & LaptopsSportsInternet HD Video

HDTV Podcast #179

By The HT Guys • Jun 12 2007, 12:57pm

There are have been a allot of stories going around the Internet about how Major League Baseball may go after Sling Media. Today we will talk about the issues and give you the HT Guys take on the subject. As always feel free to send us your thoughts on the subject.

The HT Guys are both dads, and yes we both have some idea of what would make a nice Father's Day present. As ...

HTPCs & LaptopsCable HDTV

HDTV Podcast #178

By The HT Guys • Jun 8 2007, 12:40pm

Using a computer in your home theater in one way or another has been a hot topic on the show for a while now; we have looked at the Mac Mini, we're looking at Linux and MythTV, various Windows topics have come up, etc. Today we want discus another HTPC product, but this time it's an off-the-shelf Media Center running Microsoft Vista, the HP Pavilion Media Center m8000n.

General Interest

HDTV Podcast #177

By The HT Guys • Jun 5 2007, 12:42pm

We cover two topics that appeared online recently. The first is an article from Electronic House and it discusses what the networked home of the future will be like. The second comes from ProAV Magazine and it covers Outdoor Speaker Design.

High Definition ProductionPlasmaPlasma HDTVsHD DVD

HDTV Podcast #176

By The HT Guys • Jun 1 2007, 12:58pm

We'd all love it if every show we watched was in HD; and for many of us that includes a reality show or two. We'll discuss a few reasons why they may not be in High Def yet, and why those reasons may not be valid. Then we have a review of the Panasonic TH-50PZ700U 1080p plasma television.