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Oct312014

Podcast #659: ATSC 3.0, Google Nexus Player and Movies for Halloween

No tricks, just treats. A special Halloween episode full of everything you want in your bag; even better than candy. From the promise of Ultra HD over the air with ATSC 3.0 to the next, or yet again, entry into the set top market from Google. And if that isn't enough, we also have a great list of movies for those looking for something to do after the kids are done knocking on your door this Halloween. Grab a tootsie roll, sit back, and enjoy.

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Friday
Oct242014

Podcast #658: VIZIO P702ui-B3 Ultra HD TV Review

We have been talking about 4K TVs for what seems like an eternity. This week Ara finally took possession of his VIZIO P702ui-B3 70-Inch 4K UHD. Now before you all say "no one can see the difference on a screen that size sitting at a normal distance", hang on until we get to the performace part of the review. As soon as Vizio announced this set at CES Ara knew it was going to be his first 4K TV.

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Friday
Oct172014

Podcast #657: Dual Lamp Projectors

Electronic House recently posted an article titled “Home Theater Projector Tips for Multipurpose Rooms.” The basic premise is that projectors aren’t just for man caves or dedicated theater rooms, but can be used very effectively in what we’ve traditionally called a family room but what a lot of integrators are now calling media rooms, multipurpose rooms or hybrid entertainment rooms.

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Friday
Oct102014

Podcast #656: Movie Theaters Enter the Fourth Dimension

It will come as no surprise that the HT Guys will opt to wait for the Blu-ray version of popular movies so that we can enjoy them in the comfort of our own homes. We know that we are not alone, many of our listeners are doing the same. As our hobby grows, people are setting up relatively inexpensive home theaters that provide a quite enjoyable experience. Others will spend a little more money and create an experience that rivals what you get in the cinema.

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Friday
Oct032014

Podcast #655: Video Scalers and Processors

A recent discussion on the show about the “good old days” of HDTV, the days of rear projection LCD, DLP and LCoS, the days of High Definition CRT, got us thinking about some of the other aspects of the early days, like video scalers. Once considered a must have for any true home theater connoisseur, the video scaler seems to have gone the way of the dinosaur.

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Friday
Sep262014

Podcast #654: Best New Products CEDIA 2014

CEDIA (Custom Electronics Design & Installation Association) just wrapped up and with that the organization announced their Best New Products award. As you read this be aware that much of these products are geared towards home integrators.

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