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HDTV Magazine Podcasts Archive (July, 2009)

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Blu-ray

HDTV and Home Theater Podcast #384 - Oppo BDP-83 Blu Ray Player

By The HT Guys • Jul 31 2009, 5:52am

It was in September of last year that we first got wind that Oppo was developing a Blu Ray player. Since then we have received a boatload of emails asking us when it would become available. The good news for those who have asked is the answer is it is available today! The BDP-83 can be found online for $499.99 and is available at the HT Guys store.

HD DVDBlu-rayDigital (DTV) Transition

HDTV and Home Theater Podcast #383 - How To, Home Audio Connections

By The HT Guys • Jul 24 2009, 7:55am

Springboarding off a few listener questions, we get into the nitty gritty of audio codecs, DVD players, Blu-ray players, Receivers, you name it. How do you get all those things to play nice together? What happens if a Dolby Digital audio track on your DVD wants to run through your Receiver, but it wants DTS audio? Turns out it isn't nearly as complicated as it sounds.

LED (LCD) HDTVs

HDTV and Home Theater Podcast #382 - Predictions for 2009, Mid-Year Results

By The HT Guys • Jul 17 2009, 6:45am

Today we're giving ourselves a progress report, a midterm of sorts, on the 2009 predictions we made back in January.

Entertainment

HDTV and Home Theater Podcast #381 - Movie Download Roundup

By The HT Guys • Jul 10 2009, 5:53am

There are a few movie download services vying for a spot in your entertainment cabinet. They all have their pros and cons, so we thought we'd look at four of the big dogs to see how they stack up. We chose to look at services that offer both the movies and a piece of home theater equipment to watch them with. There a ton of other options if you want to connect a computer to your TV, but since most people aren't doing that, we've decided to omit them from the discussion.

HTPCs & LaptopsInternet HD Video

HDTV and Home Theater Podcast #380 - PlayOn Update, Local Media Streaming

By The HT Guys • Jul 3 2009, 4:33am

It's been almost a year since we first checked out the beta of PlayOn from MediaMall Technologies. Now there's some new beta functionality in PlayOn, so we've decided to do a little update. The new feature allows you to stream local media content to your connected players.