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HDTV Magazine Podcasts Archive (April, 2010)

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General Interest

HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #423: Home Theater Market Trends

By The HT Guys • Apr 30 2010, 5:55am

Every so often we like to take a look at the top sellers at Amazon.com in various Home Theater categories. We use this information as a thermometer to roughly gauge the market as a whole. At least that's what our crack market research team tells us we can do. There are always some interesting tidbits of information that emerge.

High Definition ProductionDigital (DTV) Transition

HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #422: Sonos S5 Review

By The HT Guys • Apr 23 2010, 5:34am

We're big fans of being able to listen to your music in any and every room in your house. In the past that meant connecting your multi zone receiver to speakers placed throughout your house. Sonos makes the entire process a snap. Each Sonos S5 ZonePlayer is a 5 speaker system with an all digital design that produces high quality audio.

Cable HDTV

HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #421: Logitech Squeezebox Touch Review

By The HT Guys • Apr 16 2010, 7:08am

Sure it's the HDTV and Home Theater Podcast, but we like to dabble a little in the peripheral edges of home theater from time to time. One such area is whole house audio. Braden has a whole house system based on Logitech Squeezebox devices and their Squeezbox Server software. Logitech recently released a new Squeezebox Touch player, so of course, we wanted to try it out.

Mobile HDTVPC & Laptop Technology

HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #420: Apple iPad Review

By The HT Guys • Apr 9 2010, 6:20am

Everyone must be aware by now that Apple has released a new product called the iPad. It's selling pretty well and, according to some, may become the next big thing in technology. We've had a chance to play with it for a while, so we'll give you our take on it. Our biggest question: How does it apply to the HDTV and Home Theater market? There have big some huge fads in the past, and some have been huge duds. We'll let you know if the iPad makes the grade.

Blu-ray

HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #419: Dell Inspiron Zino HD

By The HT Guys • Apr 2 2010, 6:14am

By now you know that Ara has built himself a nice HTPC out of a Mac Mini. We've received a bunch of email asking us to define a similar system using a PC. There far more options using a PC than a Mac and they come in all shapes and sizes. Ara touted size and quiet operation as a major factor in his love of the Mac Mini. So when we saw that Dell had a box that was roughly the same size as a Mac Mini we ordered one and put it through its paces. The Dell Inspiron Zino HD we bought cost $747, about $150 more than the Mac Mini. The Dell comes with something you can't get on a Mac, a Blu-ray drive.