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Friday
Nov142014

Podcast #661: Black Friday Preview 2014

Another year passes, another Black Friday approaches. True to form, the deals are as good as ever. Looking back, the deals we thought were amazing look like a rip off now. In 2008 the cheapest Blu-ray player was $128 and a 50-inch 720p plasma was going for $900. In 2009 the Blu-ray player price dropped to $78 and you could get a 50-inch 1080p plasma with a Blu-ray player for $1000. In 2013, plasma TVs were still all the rage. Can’t find any this year.

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Friday
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
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
Sep052014

Podcast #651: Interview with Blake Vackar of Screen Innovations

On today’s show we interview Blake Vackar Director of US Residential Sales for Screen Innovations. Blake tells us what to look for in a screen that will provide the best 3D experience in your home.

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Friday
Aug222014

Podcast #649: UHD: Next Big Thing or Next Big Yawn?

Ever since the big HDTV buying boom a few years ago, television manufacturers have tried to come up with new ways to stimulate another giant upgrade cycle. It didn't work with 3D. UHD or Ultra HD, is the next big hope. But while some are predicting a pretty quick uptake, some analysts aren't counting on it. There seems to be a bit of debate raging in the analyst-sphere about just how big the UHD transition will be and how quickly it will take hold.

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