By The HT Guys • Sep 28 2007, 1:05pm
A few weeks ago we learned that most consumers put a heavier emphasis on cost than any other specification when selecting an HDTV.
So we decided to obtain and review a TV that can be considered a value brand.
While not the cheapest TV on the market today the Westinghouse TX-42F430S is definitely a value for what you get.
This Westy has many of the cool features that the more expensive tier 1 TVs d ...
By The HT Guys • Sep 25 2007, 12:51pm
Al Gore recently won an Emmy Award for interactive television for his Current TV network.
The network features a mix of professionally produced and viewer submitted content.
It's almost like the Cable TV version of YouTube.
Gore says that we live in a world where viewers want to be in control of their media.
Whether the Current TV model is actually what one would call "Interactive TV" is probably ...
By The HT Guys • Sep 21 2007, 1:00pm
Recently, Kevin from Wright City Missouri sent in an email asking us if we had heard anything more about any Microsoft plans for IPTV using their Xbox360 as a platform.
Way back in January, Robbie Bach, president of The Microsoft Entertainment and Devices Division, showed the IPTV service at CES and since then we have not heard much more about it.
At that time they said the service would be availa ...
By The HT Guys • Sep 18 2007, 12:40pm
Part 2 of our CEDIA Roundup.
We'd like to talk about the companies that
we visited and what we saw.
Use the following as a guide to follow
along with the discussion on the podcast.
We have provided as many
links as we can to help in your information gathering.
So here we go in
no particular order...
By The HT Guys • Sep 14 2007, 12:36pm
Now that we have had some time to collect our thoughts on the recent CEDIA Expo.
We'd like to talk about the companies that we visited and what we saw.
Use the website as a guide to follow along with the discussion on the podcast.
We have provided as many links as we can to help in your information gathering.
By The HT Guys • Sep 11 2007, 12:43pm
Today's show is mostly news and email.
Ara spent the weekend in Denver Colorado at the CEDIA expo.
We will have a full CEDIA rundown on Friday's podcast.
For today, Ara briefly talks about his experience at the show.
We wrap up with the top ten selling Blu Ray Discs and HD DVDs as ranked by Amazon.com on Monday September 10th.
By The HT Guys • Sep 7 2007, 11:28am
We received a question from a listener regarding HDMI and it's various versions.
That led us into a full discussion on everything from what all the various versions are capable of, how they inter-operate, backward compatibility issues, you name it.
Today it's all about the HDMI.
By The HT Guys • Sep 4 2007, 1:07pm
In Ara's never ending search for the perfect low cost whole house audio system he has experimented with many powered speaker systems but its always been a compromise.
Either the speakers were too small and did not produce enough volume, or they did not produce an acceptable level of audio quality, or they were just plain ugly.
Today we talk about a speaker system that gives him everything he was ...