HDTVexpert Examines Ghosting on 3D TVs

If you’re in the market for a new 3D HDTV (or top end HDTV that happens to support 3D) take a look at what the HDTVexpert has to say about ghosting issues on displays from Sony, Samsung and Panasonic.   Our first stop was the Sony booth, where numerous Bravia 3D LCD sets were showing the Germany – Ghana World […]

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Hulu Officially Announces Its $9.99/mo Hulu Plus Offering

Will be interesting to see how users respond to this.   Great news for Hulu fans. Hulu has officially announced the upcoming availability of Hulu Plus (currently available via “preview invite”). The $9.99/mo Hulu Plus service will provide subscribers with a complete archive of all shows available through the service in 720p HD video. In other words, if you’re interested […]

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New 1394 specifications and old ones waived…

Several interesting news concerning 1394 that I missed last week.  First we have the 1394 Trade Association releasing new specifications for set top boxes and tools to test compliance.  Then we have the FCC allowing companies to make it an optional requirement.  The timing of the two announcements doesn’t make sense to me.  1394 compliance is still required if you […]

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23 Tips For Buying the Best HDTV

Pretty basic stuff for most of us here, but useful to pass along to someone you know who may not be as technologically savvy.   Buying the right HDTV is actually much harder than walking into a store and laying down some plastic—and certainly much harder than it should be. But there are quite a few things you can do […]

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HT Mag Reviews Panasonic’s G20 Plasma

If you don’t care about 3D or 24p and still want all the plasma goodness – you owe it to yourself to take a hard look at the G20/G25 family.    Panasonic’s G20 series is strictly 2D and offers 50- and 54-inch models. As of this writing, they are exclusive to Best Buy stores. If you shop for either set […]

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What’s happening?

It seems that it’s been a while since I last updated my blog. At that time I was looking at running the various Mythtv-based linux distrobutions.  Among the distrobutions that I had mentioned are Mythdora, Mythbuntu and LinHES.  At the time, I had tested Mythdora. Well, I recently found myself with a bit of free time so I decided to load […]

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June 29th Blu-ray Releases

Wow, I can’t remember any other week with this many Blu-ray releases of which I barely recognized any of them. I saw Beautiful, that was a pretty entertaining and messed up movie. But the pick is obvious… MissingRemote’s Pick of the Week Hot Tub Time Machine Plot is simple–4 buddies enter a hot tub only to be transported back in […]

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Bitstreaming HDMI HD Audio Formats from your HTPC

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The question has been posed more times than I can count, and part of the fault lies on the HDMI specification itself which took computer manufacturers seemingly forever to figure it out. The holy grail of getting Blu-ray from your HTPC to your home theater was always being able to bit stream HD audio formats, such as Dolby TrueHD and […]

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Noctua NH-U9B SE2 reviewed

Noctua has an excellent reputation for making quiet fans, so if you have a full height HTPC case, this might be the right HSF for you.   Noctua’s NH-U9B SE2 cooler is a special edition of the NH-U9B cooler for HTPCs or smaller cases. The NH-U9B SE2 now comes with two of Noctua’s NF-B9 92mm fans and adds support for […]

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