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HDTV Magazine Podcasts Archive (July, 2011)

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #489: MOHU Paper Thin HDTV Antenna

By The HT Guys • Jul 29 2011, 6:58am

We've been talking about cutting the cord quite a bit lately. One of the primary components required is a TV antenna so you can pick up all the free digital goodness flying through the airways. If you are those lucky enough to live within 30 miles of your TV Transmitters then we have discovered probably the best thing you'll ever plug into your HDTV. Its the paper thin HDTV antenna made by MOHU and it goes for $44 (Buy Now) and its made in the USA.

Front Projection

HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #488: Painting Your Home Theater

By The HT Guys • Jul 22 2011, 4:10am

A couple weeks ago on Episode 485 we talked about how to paint your own home theater projector screen. That might not be something you plan to take on, but you might have to paint the walls in your home theater or main TV room. If you get that item on your todo list, we've got a few pointers to help maximize your effort for an optimal HDTV experience.

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #487: Next Generation Audio

By The HT Guys • Jul 15 2011, 6:23am

We received a few emails of late asking why there are more Blu-ray titles being released with DTS-HD Master Audio vs Dolby True HD. So we thought we'd take a look at the formats and see if we could determine why.

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #486: Smell-o-Vision and Streaming Movies

By The HT Guys • Jul 8 2011, 8:15am

For TV manufacturers, the HDTV transition was a huge success. We all went out and bought new televisions, some of us even bought more than one. So far, the push for 3D televisions hasn't been quite as successful. Most of us have decided to sit this one out. So what would it take to get us all to run out and buy a new TV? What if your TV could actually produce the smells you see on screen? That might be a more immersive experience than 3D. Of course, that's a power you don't want falling into the wrong hands...