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Today’s Show:

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.

Acoustics Matter: Easy Home Theater Audio Tweaks

From Electronic House
February 24, 2011 | by Greg Robinson

Setting up a surround sound system isn’t rocket science, but most people take the easy way out by simply plugging everything in and leaving it at that. Remember though that every room affects sound differently, and receiver manufacturers don’t know what kind of speakers you’re using.

To get the most out of your surround sound system, you’ve got a bit of work to do and the below seven tips should help you get started.

  1. What Are You Doing, Dave?
  2. Size Matters
  3. Don’t Be Afraid to Cross Over
  4. Two is Greater Than One
  5. Level Out
  6. Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
  7. Viva Lossless

Read the full article



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Posted by The HT Guys, March 3, 2011 11:35 PM

About The HT Guys

The HT Guys, Ara Derderian and Braden Russell, are Engineers who formerly worked for the Advanced Digital Systems Group (ADSG) of Sony Pictures Entertainment. ADSG was the R&D unit of the sound department producing products for movie theaters and movie studios.

Two of the products they worked on include the DCP-1000 and DADR-5000. The DCP is a digital cinema processor used in movie theaters around the world. The DADR-5000 is a disk-based audio dubber used on Hollywood sound stages.

ADSG was awarded a Technical Academy Award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2000 for the development of the DADR-5000. Ara holds three patents for his development work in Digital Cinema and Digital Audio Recording.

Every week they put together a podcast about High Definition TV and Home Theater. Each episode brings news from the A/V world, helpful product reviews and insights and help in demystifying and simplifying HDTV and home theater.