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HDTV Magazine Podcasts Archive (March, 2011)

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #471: Hannspree 42 inch 120Hz LCD HDTV

By The HT Guys • Mar 25 2011, 5:45am

Back when we started this podcast (six years ago on Thursday) we never dreamt of being able to purchase a 42 inch LCD for around $460. And if you could would it be any good? Today that dream has come true with the Hannspree ST42DMSB 42 inch 120Hz LCD HDTV. As you would expect with a 42 inch TV at this price point there aren’t a ton of bells and whistles. What you get is a solid basic HDTV that can be used in your main or secondary room without breaking the bank.

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #470: Samsung BD-D6500 Blu-ray player

By The HT Guys • Mar 18 2011, 5:38am

There’s a lot of talk about streaming movies eventually taking over for conventional disc based media like DVD and Blu-ray. But we all know the quality just isn’t quite there yet to eliminate Blu-ray entirely. So what are you to do? Why not buy a Blu-ray player that also streams movies so you’re covered for both cases? If it also supports 3D, you’re triple covered. That’s what you get with the Samsung BD-D6500.

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #469: B&W P5 Headphones

By The HT Guys • Mar 11 2011, 5:59am

Portable music players have been around since the 80?s. Back then it was the Walkman, today its an iPod or a cellphone. Regardless of what you use to listen to your music on the go you need headphones. And depending on the quality of how your music is encoded, headphones can have a major impact on what you hear. Today we are reviewing headphones that are designed with those who demand the highest quality sound in mind, the B&W P5 (Street Price $300)

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #468: Easy Home Theater Audio Tweaks

By The HT Guys • Mar 4 2011, 7:35am

It seems like there was a lot going on in the news this week, so we have a bunch of current events to cover - everything from iPad 2 to AllRovi.com. Then we go over some tips from an article at Electronic House called Acoustics Matter: Easy Home Theater Audio Tweaks. The article has some good ideas for how to get the most out of your home theater audio equipment and configuration.