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HDTV Magazine Podcasts Archive (August, 2007)

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Front ProjectionHTPCs & LaptopsEnvironment / Green

HDTV Podcast #201

By The HT Guys • Aug 28 2007, 12:50pm

We've talked in the past about the Yamaha Sound Projector. It's a box that looks like one center channel speaker, but really it simulates a full surround sound experience. In demos we've had, it actually works really well, better than we would have guessed, but it needs some help from the environment. It's really at its best when the room it's in is fairly rectangular and doesn't have too much ...


HDTV Podcast #200

By The HT Guys • Aug 24 2007, 12:07pm

We announce the Winners of the show 200 giveaway contest and by now you have probably heard that Paramount and DreamWorks Animation are now exclusive HD DVD studios. So if you want to watch Shrek the III or Transformers on a next generation format you'll need an HD DVD player. We'll give you our take on the big announcement.

Internet HD VideoHD Video ProductionFiber/IPTV HDTVHD DVD

HDTV Podcast #199

By The HT Guys • Aug 21 2007, 1:55pm

It seems like the concept of IPTV or Internet video or downloadable movies comes up almost weekly on the HDTV Podcast. We're excited about the idea that one day we'll be able to just queue a Netflix movie and have it download straight to some sort of STB or HTPC. Hopefully it will be at least DVD quality. But getting the movie selection of Netflix or Blockbuster, without having to wait for a DV ...


HDTV Podcast #198

By The HT Guys • Aug 17 2007, 12:18pm

We've received a few emails lately asking us to talk about 2.1 home theater systems. This is not something that would necessarily go into a large dedicated home theater but something that would work well in a small apartment or a master bedroom. It consists of a receiver. left and right speakers, a sub woofer. You would supply your own DVD player and television set top box.

General Interest

HDTV Podcast #197

By The HT Guys • Aug 14 2007, 12:38pm

It seems like a lot of what we've been talking about on the show lately has revolved around something Braden is doing. But if it matters to one of us, odds are it might matter to some of you, so here's another one. With the addition of boy number four to the Russell home, we've realized that our current car just doesn't quite fit our needs. We spent the whole weekend minivan shopping, and loved ...


HDTV Podcast #196

By The HT Guys • Aug 10 2007, 12:00pm

From time to time we like to run down to our local Best Buy and see what they have in their Magnolia Home Center. This weekend we saw the 65 inch LCD from Sharp (LC-65D93U) that just grabbed our attention and said take a look at me.

PC & Laptop TechnologyHTPCs & Laptops

HDTV Podcast #195

By The HT Guys • Aug 7 2007, 12:53pm

Most of us have had a computer just give up on us at one point or another. For whatever reason it just decides to give up and die. It can happen to a PC, a Mac, a Linux box, you name it. Nowadays there are so many options on replacements, it's tough to decide what to do. What are the options? We also announce a show 200 giveaway!

Digital (DTV) TransitionDigital Rights Management (DRM)HD DVD

HDTV Podcast #194

By The HT Guys • Aug 3 2007, 10:55am

It is no secret that the HT Guys like and recommend Oppo Digital upconverting DVD players. We have reviewed the current lineup of DV-970HD, OPDV971H, and DV-981HD players in the past. Today we take a look at the new Oppo Digital DV-980H. Essentially the 980 is the same as a 970 but with 1080p and better audio capability for just $20 more. This review will not be as detailed as previous Oppo review ...