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HDTV Magazine Reviews Archive (March, 2008)

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Upconverting DVD Players

OPPO DV-983H 1080p Up-Converting Universal DVD Player

By The HT Guys • Mar 19 2008, 4:40pm

Well the folks at OPPO Digital are at it again. This time they have released a new high end Up-Converting DVD player. The DV-983H is the new gold standard in up-converting DVD players. It incorporates Video Reference Series processing (VRS by) Anchor Bay. This is the same technology used in video processors costing $3000 or more.

HDTV Accessories

Harmony One Universal Remote

By The HT Guys • Mar 17 2008, 4:44pm

This week we finally get to the review a lot of listeners have been asking for, the Harmony One Advanced Universal Remote by Logitech. We reviewed the Harmony 880 almost three years ago, and although Ara questioned the price premium, it eventually became our standard universal remote recommendation. Now with the release of the One, we were eager to see if it would replace the 880 in our hearts and minds. It won the 'Best of Innovations' award in the Home Theater Accessories category at CES 2008. You can find it in retail stores and online for an MSRP of...

Audio/Video (A/V) Receivers

Pioneer Elite VSX-94TXH 7.1 Channel A/V Receiver

By The HT Guys • Mar 14 2008, 4:17pm

Last month Ara picked up an Apple TV for use in his media room. That became the fourth HDMI device which was one device too many for his Yamaha RX-V2700 receiver. So he contacted Pioneer to see if he could review the Pioneer VSX-94TXH 7.1 A/V Receiver. In actuality, Ara was auditioning the receiver for his own personal use. Within a few days the receiver showed up and it's not going back! Just so everyone is clear, Ara has to pay for the receiver to keep it.

HD Digital Video Recorders

Gefen HD PVR (EXT-HD-PVR)

By The HT Guys • Mar 7 2008, 6:38pm

If you are like us, you probably have one or two recordings on your DVR that you simply won't delete. But what if you want to archive the recording or watch it on your computer? Your choices in the past have been to down-convert the program to 480i and record it on a DVD recorder or a computer with a capture card. The people at Gefen have come up with a new PVR that will record from your DVR or Set Top Box via the HDMI connection in HD! The only caveat is...