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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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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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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7-Way SSD Round-Up: Sandforce vs. JMicron

If you have the budget, adding a SSD to your HTPC is a solid way to improve performance and best of all they are completely silent and produce very little heat.   It is hard to believe that almost two years has passed since we first rounded-up some of the first solid state drive offerings for the PC. Since that […]

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HD Guru Reminds Us to Update Firmware

I have to admit it was strange to find a section in the menus for updating the firmware on my new TV.  The surprising thing wasn’t that it was necessary, but that it was so accessible.  Some may complain about the need to do it in the first place, but to be honest I’d rather have the hardware now and […]

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I’m on the HTPCentric Podcast

I had a great time joining in on the HTPCentric hardware discussion.  We spent a lot of time on GPUs and why deinterlacing performance is really important, but there should be something for everyone if you’re interested in building a HTPC. Enjoy   While we’re a bit late for June, you get a major geek out in return!  This month, […]

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Media Streamer Platforms Roundup

I’m not sure I agree with Ganesh that the main selling point of a Media Streamer is low power, but there’s no argument that he knows the platforms and ecosytem really well.   The advent of digital downloads and music / movie streaming have made the HTPC scene quite popular. While pundits keep on debating the reasons as to why […]

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Moneual MonCaso 320

Moneual MonCaso 320

  Finding the perfect case for your Home Theater PC (HTPC) when it is going in the A/V stack is hard.  The system needs to blend in with the other components and pass the Spouse Acceptance Factor (SAF) all while having enough space for expandability and be easy to keep cool and quiet.  From our earlier look at the MonCaso […]

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