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HDTV Magazine Podcasts Archive (December, 2008)

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast #341 - 7 Smart Ways to Get Rid of Your Old TV

By The HT Guys • Dec 30 2008, 8:00am

It's an awesome show to close out 2008. Ara had to fly solo because Braden lost his voice, but there's still a ton of great news, emails and articles to cover. The "Beware of the Dog House" video may be one of the instant classics for this year. You've got to check it out.

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast #340 - 2008 Prediction Scorecard

By The HT Guys • Dec 26 2008, 6:57am

Technology moves faster now than it ever has before. Things that were cutting edge just a year ago are almost antiques already. 2008 saw some really great and exciting things in the world of HDTV and Home Theater. Back in January we tried to predict what we thought would happen. Let's take a look at our predictions to see how we fared.

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast #339 - HT Guys 2008 Last Minute Gift Guide

By The HT Guys • Dec 23 2008, 7:43am

It's almost Christmas and maybe you've been too busy watching LCD prices fall, trying to figure out the best time to grab one, and you forgot to pick up a gift for that special someone in your life. Or maybe you're just one of those crazy people who likes to do all their shopping last minute. Whatever your circumstance, we have some tips for you. These are gift suggestions for that special someone in your life. The person who maybe doesn't share your passion for all things Home Theater.

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast #338 - Can IPTV replace Cable and Satellite?

By The HT Guys • Dec 19 2008, 7:05am

We've talked about wanting to give our television providers the boot for the past two years now. In the end, at least for us, there is no way to eliminate them completely. This week while reading an article in Broadcasting and Cable entitled Web Sports Enters HD Arena we thought it would be a good idea to revisit the subject. For this study we looked at our viewing habits and tried to come up with online equivalents.

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast #337 - Flip Video Mino HD

By The HT Guys • Dec 16 2008, 8:27am

Just when you might think that you have enough gadgets, you come across a new one that reminds you: you can never have enough cool stuff. We were lucky enough to get our hands on the "world's smallest HD camcorder," the Flip Video Mino HD. Not only was it a lot of fun to play with, it was very useful and extremely convenient. If you'd like to record some Holiday memories this year in true 720p high definition, or you need to find a cool, unique gift for the techie who has everything, the Mino HD is a sure hit.

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast #336 - HDTV Starter Systems

By The HT Guys • Dec 12 2008, 6:10am

Each year we put together an entire starter home theater system. This year we know money is tight so we assembled something that we feel will provide a great experience without breaking the bank.

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast #335 - Home Theater Receiver Buying Guide

By The HT Guys • Dec 9 2008, 7:38am

We start off the main content in today's show talking about a couple of low cost options we found for recording your Holiday memories in High Definition. Then we move on to the 2008 edition of our annual Home Theater Receiver buying guide. Like last year, this year we have given you our HTIB and HDTV buying guide. Once again our series would not be complete without talking about the hub of your Home Theater, the Receiver. This year we have three categories, $500 or less, greater than $500 and less than $1000, and greater than $1000. Last year the cheapest receiver supporting Dolby True HD was the Onkyo TX-SR605 which went for an incredible $380.

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast #333 - Post Black Friday HTiB Round-up

By The HT Guys • Dec 2 2008, 6:40am

We did this a couple years ago, and it's probably just as good an idea now as it was then. Being that many of you may have recently purchased your first HDTV at a great price on "Black Friday," we wanted to do a show that will help you decide on a Home Theater in a Box (HTIB) system that will bring the other half of the HD experience into your HD Theater. We list and briefly discuss 5 systems; all of which support Blu-ray - some even include it.