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Have you ever wondered what the biggest mistakes are that people make when buying a new HDTV?  Or perhaps you’re looking for ideas for projectors to use in your home theater.  Forget that, you want to know how to get NFL Sunday Ticket on your PS3.  We’ve got all that and more on an action packed episode of the HDTV and Home Theater Podcast.  And for your reference, the answer is 22 minutes.

Top 10 mistakes made when buying an HDTV

By Gary Merson, HD Guru.com

Choosing the best HDTV is harder than you may think. Using reader feedback, along with having  written, tested and researched the subject since 1998, we’ve compiled a list of the most common buying mistakes when choosing an HDTV. By being aware of the pitfalls, you can end up with a better experience, a better TV and without the grief others have experienced.

Full article


5 Projectors for Your Home Theater

List published by Electronic House. Full article.

BenQ W1100

The perfect projector for anyone with a limited amount of space. $1500
Buy Now, $1100


Optoma GT750

If you’re looking for affordable, look no further; this unit costs just $800.


This projector offers 1080p HD imagery and a 70,000:1 native contrast. $8000

SIM2 Lumis Solo

For the Electronic House fanatics, there is this projector. It can display images at 144 fps (the standard movies/television are designed for between 24 and 30). $32,500

Wolf Cub Projector

For $15,000, you certainly expect a lot. Fortunately, the Wolf Cub brings it all.



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Posted by The HT Guys, August 18, 2011 11:48 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.