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HDTV Magazine Podcasts Archive (May, 2011)

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #480: What is RVU?

By The HT Guys • May 27 2011, 4:38am

DirecTV recently began testing what they’re calling a new “media center” that will allow customers to watch live and DVR recorded programming on any TV in the house without the need for a set-top box in each room. This new media center is built on a technology called RVU. But what exactly is RVU? There’s an RVU Alliance, but what do they do? What does “RVU” even mean?

Blu-rayCable HDTVLED (LCD) HDTVs

HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #479: HDMI 1.5 Wish List

By The HT Guys • May 20 2011, 5:51am

When we bought our first devices that supported HDMI way back in 2006 the hot devices could handle the HDMI 1.1 specification. At that time the big deal was an AV receiver that would take next generation audio formats decoded on Blu-ray players and sent to a receiver that could accept PCM audio via HDMI. HDMI is still the only way to get next generation audio into a receiver.

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #478: Optoma 3D Projector Package

By The HT Guys • May 13 2011, 4:49am

It’s hard to get the full effect of a 3D movie on a standard TV screen. There’s something about being in a movie theater, where the screen takes up the entire wall, that allows the 3D to really come to life. Trying to get that big screen, IMAX feel on a home TV can be challenging. But what if you could watch 3D at home on a giant projection screen? Would that make it worth making the jump into 3D?

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #477: Panasonic DMP-BDT110 Blu-ray Player

By The HT Guys • May 6 2011, 6:00am

We have been doing this show for the past six years and have had an opportunity to review a lot of Blu-ray players. So when the Panasonic DMP-BDT110 (Buy Now $135) showed up on our doorstep we were pretty sure we knew what to expect from a sub $150 Blu-ray player. We were wrong! Panasonic has raised the bar for every player out there regardless of price.