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HDTV Magazine Podcasts Archive (May, 2014)

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #637: Glasses-free 3D projector concept

By The HT Guys • May 30 2014, 8:20am

Nothing says "the future of display technology" like holograms. If you're a Star Wars or a Star Trek fan, you know that someday we'll have holograms for real, interacting with us. Until now that notion has existing only in science fiction and our imaginations. But fueled by the same dreams you have, over the past three years, researchers in the Camera Culture group at the MIT Media Lab have steadily refined a design for a 3D video technology that doesn't require glasses at all.

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #636: Emotiva UPA-700 Seven-Channel Power Amplifier

By The HT Guys • May 23 2014, 9:12am

One of the best thing about producing this podcast each week is knowing that our listeners go on the same journey that we do. Our current journey is that of separates. A few weeks ago we reviewed the NuForce AVP-18 processor and MCA-20 Amplifier (Podcast #631). This week we continue the journey by reviewing the Emotiva UPA-700 Seven-Channel Power Amplifier.


HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #635: Optimizing your wireless music system

By The HT Guys • May 16 2014, 9:38am

Lots of information and news this week to discuss including some changes in the OLED manufacturing landscape, a new way to share your online movie collection with Vudu and UltraViolet and the potential for pay-as-you-go Internet at home. We close out with a discussion on Wireless whole house music systems, which really becomes a wider discussion on wireless networks in general and how to optimize them for multimedia distribution.

Internet HD Video

HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #634: Interview with a Broadcaster about Aereo

By The HT Guys • May 9 2014, 10:31am

This week Ara spoke with a broadcaster from the Birmingham AL about the internet streaming upstart Aereo and how their model is essentially to steal content from broadcasters and sell it for profit. For those who are not familiar Aereo is a company that lets you record and stream local television in the cloud. More info about Aereo available on their website.

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #633: Use an AVR for Pre/Pro or a PreAmp?

By The HT Guys • May 2 2014, 8:13am

We recently reviewed the NuForce AVP-18 all-digital HT dedicated preamp/processor (MSRP $1095) paired with the NuForce MCA-20 multi-channel amplifier (MSRP $1995). Our goal was to compare the performance of separates with the performance of a high quality AVR to see how they'd stack up. We used to hold the position that for just about everyone, the AVR would be more than good enough...