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HDTV Magazine Podcasts Archive (June, 2010)

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General Interest

HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #431: Quartics, Insteon, X10, ZigBee and Z-Wave

By The HT Guys • Jun 25 2010, 7:22am

We've started to talk quite a bit lately about home automation. Granted it isn't exactly an HDTV or Home Theater topic, but we think it fits quite well. After all, most home theater installers also offer some form lighting control. If you can add your own lighting, window covering and screen control to your home theater, it makes perfect sense.

Cable HDTV

HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #430: Pioneer VSX-820-K Audio/Video Receiver

By The HT Guys • Jun 18 2010, 6:50am

Every Fall, just before Christmas, we do a receiver buying guide to help our audience decide on what to buy. Last Fall our value receiver was an Onkyo SR607 which sold for $320. After spending time with the Pioneer VSX-820-K ($280) we have a new king! The VSX-820-K is a 5.1 system that has 4 HDMI inputs and does next generation audio.

PC & Laptop TechnologyHTPCs & Laptops

HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #429: TV Specs and Settings – Are they for real?

By The HT Guys • Jun 11 2010, 6:24am

There is a great article at Maximim PC by Dr. Raymond Soneira called "Display Myths Shattered: How Monitor & HDTV Companies Cook Their Specs." We're going to distill it down to a few soundbites and add a little bit of HT Guys color commentary along the way. But if you find the information interesting or useful, we would encourage you to read the full article.

General Interest

HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #428: Aperion Audio SLIMstage30 by Soundmatters

By The HT Guys • Jun 4 2010, 7:26am

The HT Guys love simplicity and sound bars are exactly that, simple to setup and use. Today we take a look at a new entrant into the field, the Aperion Audio SLIMstage 30 (Street Price $799). Sound bars are great solutions for small rooms, bedrooms, or dens. The SLIMstage 30 is sleek, compact, and when using the Bravus 8A subwoofer, a powerful sound system. If you already have a subwoofer you can save $200 by ordering the same system without the 8A. Each version comes with mounting brackets in case you want to attach the sound bar to the wall just below or above your flat panel TV.