Swanni’s 10 HDTV Predictions for 2007

Will the Nostradamus of TV predictions be right in 2007? A few obvious ones like further HD price drops, more broadcast HDTV and HD commercials make the list. A couple of his statements seem to conflict. One point he mentions that the PS3 and 360 will generate more interest in next gen DVDs and then he mentions Toshiba and Sony […]

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DirecTV, HDTV, and the Resolution Question

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If you all don't remember way back in 2004 a DirecTV customer filed lawsuit saying that he had signed up for HDTV service and was soon getting sub-par results. He claims DirecTV is engaged in unlawful or fraudulent business practices by not delivering actual high definition signals. As most of us in the audio/videophille world know DirecTV started cutting bit […]

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Hybrid Solar Lighting

Automated Home, a site for great HA news, has the scoop on a hybrid solar lighting system. The panels collect the sunlight and transport it through optical fiber to various lights containing optical elements to dispurse the light and blend it with artificial light. A photsensor maintains light level at nighttime by adjusting the artificial light levels. From the article: […]

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Three Drivers for Home Automation’s Growth

I have talked about the Home Automation market and how it has not made it to the mainstream a few times since starting this site. My general opinion is that, until you make it as easy to run as a DVD player you can expect low penetration among the masses. Appliance magazine has a few of their thoughts posted up […]

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Sim2 HT3000 1080p DLP Front Projector

The $15995 Sim2 HT3000 1080p DLP is no doubt aimed at the serious Home Theater enthusiast. The price lies not only in the resolution itself but the tools the projector gives you to adjust the PW to your liking. Notables on this projector is the 26 step user adjustable color temp, 12 gamme presets, two HDMI jacks, 7 segment color […]

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42-inch Philips Flat HDTV

Is the Ambilight system from Phillips more hype the function? Well you will have to read the review for that, however I can spill a few of the details before you diving into this multi-page review. This particular Ambilight model was not blessed with the holy 1080p light we all so desire, but instead a slightly more devilish 1366X768. It […]

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Term of the Week – DTS-ES

I love the terms of the week feature by the About.com crew, it is a quick yet informative method to teach people a little bit more anout HT before they go spend their hard earned dollars. This week's term is DTS-ES.  From the article:  DTS-ES Matrix can create a center rear channel from existing DTS 5.1 encoded material, while DTS-ES […]

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U-verse Upgrade

I would imagine I am going to be stuck without IPTV for some time, however, those who are lucky enough to have U-verse in their area can expect a nice upgrade to the services they have been receiving. The lucky few will be getting HDTV, more channels, VOD, Games, Photos and a few other unamed features. From the article: More […]

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