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HDTV Magazine Podcasts Archive (October, 2007)

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General Interest

HDTV Podcast #219

By The HT Guys • Oct 30 2007, 12:58pm

The features we have for you today are both listener requested. Ashton sent us an email asking to to explain PCM, Linear PCM and Bitstreams and Nathan wanted more information about Aspect Ratios.

High Definition ProductionLED (LCD) HDTVs

HDTV Podcast #218

By The HT Guys • Oct 26 2007, 1:41pm

We try to be as format neutral as possible, after all what really matters is that you're watching movies in high definition. Who cares what disc format you use, right? To be fair, and to set the record straight, we'll go over all the specs for the two formats and see who has the edge in each category. By all accounts this format war is still neck and neck.

HD Video ProductionInternet HD Video

HDTV Podcast #217

By The HT Guys • Oct 23 2007, 12:34pm

We are big proponents of movie downloads and we always have our eyes peeled for a good solution. To date, all the solutions out there have something that the HT Guys don't like. The biggest issue we have is video quality but other issues include the payment system or requiring a computer to download and store the movie. Enter Vudu. It is a $400 set top box not much bigger than a Mac Mini that pro ...

HD DVDHD Video Production

HDTV Podcast #216

By The HT Guys • Oct 19 2007, 12:49pm

Paramount released the Transformers HD-DVD on Tuesday and if you have an HD-DVD player, this one is a must buy. If you don't have a player yet, this movie might be a good reason to finally pull the trigger and get one. As a quick overview, the video quality is amazing, the surround sound is awesome and it's packed with special features. We aren't typically big fans of special features, but some ...

HD Video Production

HDTV Podcast #215

By The HT Guys • Oct 16 2007, 12:33pm

We update our discussion on Audio and Video cables

HD Video Production

HDTV Podcast #214

By The HT Guys • Oct 12 2007, 12:19pm

An update to the Mac Mini Video Server project using new new 4.0 release of DVDPedia.

PlasmaPlasma HDTVsLCDLCD HDTVs

HDTV Podcast #213

By The HT Guys • Oct 9 2007, 12:55pm

So you've got your eye on a shiny new Plasma or LCD TV and think, well
if I buy the flat panel TV, I might as well mount it to the wall,
right? For some it may seem like a walk in the park. For others it
might sound like a daunting task. But really, no matter what your
background or skill level, mounting a flat panel TV is pretty easy.

Digital (DTV) Transition

HDTV Podcast #212

By The HT Guys • Oct 5 2007, 1:52pm

With more and more devices on the market supporting digital interfaces like HDMI and DVI it has become a necessity for TV manufacturers to build TVs with more than one HDMI input. That's great if you are buying a TV today. But what do you do if you have a relatively new TV with one HDMI input? You certainly are not going to trade it in. You have two choices, buy a new A/V receiver with HDMI switc ...

High Definition ProductionCable HDTVSports

HDTV Podcast #211

By The HT Guys • Oct 2 2007, 12:47pm

This is the time of year when we add the most new listeners to the HDTV
and Home Theater Podcast. First of all, welcome to the show, we're
glad you found us. Some of you new listeners are new to the world of
HDTV, having just installed your first one. Maybe you wanted to see
this Football season in high def, or the world series, or the 2007 Fall
dramas. Whatever it is, congratulations on your ...