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HDTV Magazine Podcasts Archive (November, 2007)

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Internet HD VideoHTPCs & LaptopsLED (LCD) HDTVs

HDTV Podcast #227

By The HT Guys • Nov 27 2007, 1:39pm

Our first place-shifting review happened way back in October of 2005 on Episode 40 when we first looked at the Sling Media Slingbox. It's been two years, and we're now looking at a device that bills itself as the Slingbox Killer - the HAVA. Place shifting isn't exactly the revolution that it might have been 2 years ago, but it's still cool, and the HAVA adds some unique twist to the application ...

General Interest

HDTV Podcast #226

By The HT Guys • Nov 23 2007, 12:41pm

Today we put together a special Thanksgiving episode. You'll have to listen to hear what the HT Guys are thankful for. Have a great Thanksgiving weekend!

Deals & Discounts

HDTV Podcast #225

By The HT Guys • Nov 20 2007, 1:40pm

With Black Friday rapidly approaching, here are some of the deals our listeners may be interested in. This way you'll know where to camp out Thursday night.
Our research came from various sites including: www.bfads.net, www.blackfriday.info, and blackfriday.gottadeal.com.

Events & TradeshowsPlasmaPlasma HDTVs

HDTV Podcast #224

By The HT Guys • Nov 16 2007, 2:41pm

When Ara went to CEDIA last September one of his favorite demonstrations was the Pioneer Elite Kuro plasma TV. Today we take a look at this TV and help you decide if you want to convince Santa to load this monster in his sleigh. The first thing you notice about the TV is how large and black it is. It measures 57-15/16 x 34-23/32 x 4-13/16 inches (WxHxD) without the stand and it weighs in 122 pound ...

Internet HD VideoPC & Laptop Technology

HDTV Podcast #223

By The HT Guys • Nov 13 2007, 1:36pm

Netflix Watch Instantly Technology - Quick Review There are so many ways to get movies from the Internet, and they seem to be multiplying daily. We've talked about the Netflix Watch Instantly feature in the past, but want to take a few minute to give it a closer look. Sometimes you need a movie right away. With Blockbuster you just swing by the store, wit ...

HD Video ProductionHD DVD

HDTV Podcast #222

By The HT Guys • Nov 9 2007, 3:26pm

Apple updated the Mac Operating System, and with it came some updates to Front Row and the DVD player, moving the platform even closer to the video server system we've put together. We'll fill you in on the details. We also have a review of the Audioengine A2 speakers.

General Interest

HDTV Podcast #221

By The HT Guys • Nov 6 2007, 12:31pm

We already know that you can buy TVs and HTiB systems at Costco. But this weekend while shopping for much less important stuff I found that Costco has come a long way in selling gear that you would want in your home theater. While its not a Best Buy or Circuit City it does offer some essential gear at reasonable prices. Today we talk about what you might expect to find while walking down the elect ...

HD DVDDigital (DTV) Transition

HDTV Podcast #220

By The HT Guys • Nov 2 2007, 1:48pm

Ever since the Transformers HD-DVD episode there have been questions about audio formats, especially Dolby Digital Plus versus Dolby TrueHD. Questions like: Why would we want one instead of the other? What's the difference? Should we be upset if TrueHD is missing from a disc? We had the opportunity to ask Dolby experts Jack Buser and Craig Eggers these very questions. It's a great interview ...