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HDTV Magazine Podcasts Archive (January, 2008)

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast #245 - Neosonik Wireless Home Theater and a Compression Primer

By The HT Guys • Jan 27 2008, 12:40am

This year's CES was as big as ever. Its too big for us to see and talk about everything so we try to stay focused on what most of our listeners are interested in. We recently received an email from Dale in McPherson, KS asking us to look into a product that was not shown on the main floor but in the Venetian hotel. The product is the Neosonik wireless home theater and hi-fi system. We have requested an evaluation system but we thought that the product would make a good topic for discussion.

Also,
We've discussed compression in the past, on Episode 13 and then again on Episode 107, but with all the talk about downloading HD content to your Vudu or Apple TV, and how that measures up to HD-DVD or Blu-ray, we thought it might be a good time to revisit the topic.

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast #244 - New DirecTV Features and the new High Definition movie war, downloads vs. discs

By The HT Guys • Jan 25 2008, 2:24pm

There's lots of news and email to discuss, including the "Save HD DVD" petition. Will it work to slow the momentum Blu-ray is building? And DirecTV has some new features that aren't new to the market, but new for DirecTV subscribers, so we'll use them to get into deeper discussions on High Definition movies, specifically downloads versus discs....

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast #243 - The Death of Rear Projection TVs & Bridging the Gap from your Computer to your TV

By The HT Guys • Jan 20 2008, 4:37pm

We witnessed the death of CRT a few years ago when we searched high and low all over the CES show floor for somebody showing anything resembling a tube TV and came up empty. This year, if you don't count the Texas Instruments DLP booth, we saw only three rear projection sets at the entire show. Sony has announced their exiting the market because it wasn't profitable. By not announcing anything new, JVC has all but announced that they won't be in the game for very much longer. Samsung announced a hand full of new models and Mitsubishi is is touting their new laser based unit that should be available before the end of the year. So for today's show we give you some tips that will help you decide if buying a Rear Projection TV is right for you.

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Until now the concept of a media center PC, or a computer in your home theater has largely remained in the realm of the IT expert or extreme enthusiast. There hasn't really been a product yet that has bridged the gap between the IT side of yo ...

Events & Tradeshows

HDTV and Home Theater Podcast #242 - Macworld

By The HT Guys • Jan 17 2008, 4:14pm

Last week it was CES and this week its Macworld. On today's show we cover Macworld from the perspective of HDTV and Home Theater. This year's Macworld was not as exciting as last year's but there were four announcements that all our listeners may be interested in.

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast #241 - Our Second Day at CES

By The HT Guys • Jan 15 2008, 2:19pm

Our Second day at CES 2008
We walked the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, scouring the thousands of booths to find stuff you'd want to hear about. Listen to the show for all the details ...

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast #240 - Our first day at CES 2008

By The HT Guys • Jan 15 2008, 5:53am

Our first day at CES 2008

We walked the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, scouring the thousands of booths to find stuff you'd want to hear about. Listen to the show for all the details, but we've got highlights from...

Events & Tradeshows

HDTV Podcast #239

By The HT Guys • Jan 8 2008, 12:53pm

What we will be looking for at CES

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HDTV Podcast #238

By The HT Guys • Jan 4 2008, 2:55pm

Since we received positive feedback on the Transformers technical review we did a few months back, we decided to make them monthly features. We'll alternate between Blu Ray Discs and HD DVD discs. For our second technical movie review we chose Close Encounters of the Third Kind on Blu-ray.

General Interest

HDTV Podcast #237

By The HT Guys • Jan 1 2008, 3:04pm

This being our first show for 2008 we decided to give you our predictions on what we see happening. We have ten items and they are in no particular order. Please feel free to send us your predictions for 2008. Happy New Year from the HT Guys!!