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HDTV Magazine Podcasts Archive (July, 2010)

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #436: Are High End Audio/Video Retailers a Dying Breed?

By The HT Guys • Jul 30 2010, 6:44am

We all know someone who has to own the absolute best gear on the market. They don't care how much it costs. Whether its a receiver that "reproduces sounds that only dogs can hear" or its the guy who buys the most expensive video processor for his equally expensive projector, we all have stories of friends or acquaintances that match that description.

Blu-rayHD DVD

HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #435: Can Blu-ray pull it off?

By The HT Guys • Jul 23 2010, 5:05am

Blu-ray would like to supplant DVD and take over as the dominant video format in households all around the world. We see the advantage from a pure quality perspective, but believe that costs have to line up for it to actually happen. With so many forces pulling against it, can Blu-ray really become the successor to DVD?

EntertainmentDigital (DTV) Transition

HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #434: Life|ware

By The HT Guys • Jul 16 2010, 5:57am

Today as part of our ongoing series on home automation we discuss Life|ware. Life|ware? is software developed by Exceptional Innovation that allows you to seamlessly merge control of your home along with your world of digital entertainment.

Internet HD Video

HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #433: Bye bye HDMI, Hello HDBaseT

By The HT Guys • Jul 9 2010, 5:02am

There’s been a lot of activity on the Internet recently around the new HDBaseT Alliance. Bottom line, they want to replace HDMI with standard Cat5e or Cat6 cables. The group was launched in December 2009, but recently announced that LG Electronics, Samsung and Sony have thrown in their support. This, along with a finalized spec, have moved the HDBaseT idea to the forefront of home theater news.

General Interest

HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #432: Home Theater Acoustic Treatments

By The HT Guys • Jul 2 2010, 6:25am

We all want great sounding home theaters. We spend our hard earned cash on receivers, speakers, subwoofers and TV/Projectors but one area many of us overlook is the actual room acoustics. Bare floors and walls can ruin an experience by allowing sound waves to bounce off these surfaces and create audio distortions. The net result is the most expensive systems will not live up to their potential. Acoustic treatments can absorb the sound waves and prevent echoes, reverberation, and audio distortion that reduce the enjoyment of your home theater. This discussion will focus on things you can do after the fact. If you are building a dedicated theater room you'll want to incorporate acoustic elements into the design and construction of the room.