HDTV and Home Theater Podcast show

HDTV and Home Theater Podcast

Summary: The HT Guys, Ara Derderian and Braden Russell, are Engineers who formerly worked for the Advanced Digital Systems Group (ADSG) of Sony Pictures Entertainment. ADSG was the R&D unit of the sound department producing products for movie theaters and movie studios. Two of the products they worked on include the DCP-1000 and DADR-5000. The DCP is a digital cinema processor used in movie theaters around the world. The DADR-5000 is a disk-based audio dubber used on Hollywood sound stages. ADSG was awarded a Technical Academy Award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2000 for the development of the DADR-5000. Ara holds three patents for his development work in Digital Cinema and Digital Audio Recording. Every week they put together a podcast about High Definition TV and Home Theater. Each episode brings news from the A/V world, helpful product reviews and insights and help in demystifying and simplifying HDTV and home theater. Our email address is hdtvpodcast@mac.com

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Podcasts:

 Podcast #1017: Summer Box office Wrap-up and AirPods Pro Review | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

On this week’s show we wrap up the Summer Box Office numbers with the top ten movies based on ticket sales and we look at two contradicting studies about streaming vs cable. We also have a review of Apple’s AirPod Pro. We also read your email and look at the news of the week.

 Podcast #1016:Hisense's new laser TV, Bluetooth for Audiophiles and a review of a $5 smart plug | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

We have a fantastic show for you today! Hisense announced what appears to be one of the best Ultra Short Throw Projectors on the market. We discuss Ara’s experience with his and how this may be the one to replace your regular TV. Qualcomm has something for audiophiles with their AptX Lossless codec for CD Quality Sound Over Bluetooth. Finally we take a look at a $5 smart plug from monoprice. Who would have thought that you can start your home automation journey for $5. As usual we read your emails and news stories for the week.

 Podcast #1015: Locast Shuts Down and Should You Evangelize Hi-res Audio to Your Friends | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

We have a really big show this week! First off there is the news about Locast shutting down. We have what we think could be a good candidate to replace the Harmony Remote. We look at suggested seating distances based on screen size. You won’t believe this one. Then we look at an article that tries to tell you how to evangelize Hi-res audio to your friends. Plus we read your emails and look at the news.

 Podcast #1014: What we are streaming and IPTV Services Compared | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

This week we look at what everyone has been streaming based on minutes streamed. This is a new metric that Nielsen has developed to survive in a world where less and less of us watch live linear TV. Speaking of live linear TV we do a comparison of your IPTV options available to you. Between the two of us we have used them all. We also read your emails and take a look at some of the news stories of the week.

 Podcast #1013: Do you still Need a Set Top Box and the TWICE 2021 VIP Awards | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

This week we solve the mystery of what happened to HDNET and we ask the question if Set Top Hardware is still needed. Finally we go through the list of the 2021 TWICE VIP Awards. We also read your emails and give you the news of the week.

 Podcast #1012: DirecTV Stream and the sofabaton Universal remote Control | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

On this week’s show we opine on what is going on at AT&T and their DireTV Stream video service and we review the sofabaton U1 Universal Remote control. Can it make you forget about the Harmony? We also read your emails and go over some of the week’s news.

 Podcast #1011: Renting Out Your Home Theater and Scarlett Johansson | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

On this week’s show we talk about the possibility of renting out your home theater space a’la AirBnB and we also chime in on the Scarlett Johansson’s breach-of-contract lawsuit. We also have a lot of email and news to discuss!

 Podcast #1010: Samsung TV Plus and Belkin's Soundform Connect AirPlay2 Adapter Review | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

This week we discuss free TV on your Samsung TVs and mobile devices via Samsung’s TV Plus service. We also have a review of Belkin’s Soundform Connect AirPlay2 Adapter. And as usual, we read your emails and talk about the week’s news.

 Podcast #1009: Dolby vs DTS - Does it still matter? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

This week we take a look at a new Drywall Screw that supposedly will isolate your theater from adjacent rooms. We also take a look at the differences between Dolby and DTS. Does it still matter in the era of their high definition codecs? We also read your emails and discuss the week’s news.

 Podcast #1008: Cinemas are done and possible NFL and Apple Marriage | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Are Apple and the NFL close to a deal that will bring Sunday Ticket to AppleTV+? We give our thoughts on a possible deal between the two companies. We also start putting the last nails into TV and cinema operator’s coffins. All of this plus your emails and news await you on this week’s show!

 Podcast #1007: Dirty Power and our Favorite Automations | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Is the power in your house dirty enough to affect your Home Theater experience? We quantify how to determine if you have dirty power and how to clean it up. We also look at our favorite Home Automation Scenes, read your emails and go through the week’s news.

 Podcast #1006: SVS 3000 Micro Subwoofer Review | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

This week we take a look at two articles comparing Apple services to Google and Amazon. Which service is right for you? It will be a shocker how they decide! We also spent some time with the smallest thing in subwoofers this week. The SVS 3000 Micro. This small subwoofer packs a big punch. We also read your emails and take a look at the week’s news.

 Podcast #1005: Best OTA DVR for Cord Cutters | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

We were on vacation this week but that didn’t stop us from putting together a show for you. We take a look at the best OTA DVR for cord cutters and we have an abbreviated email and news segment.

 Podcast #1004: Netflixland and is your TV's Sharpness too high? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Are you ready for Netflixland? We discuss how Netflix is opening up an e-commerce site. We also take a look at the best Roku TVs in 2021 and why you should not set your TV’s sharpness very high. As usual we read your emails and discuss the week’s news.

 Podcast #1003: Finally a Reason for Atmos! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

On today’s show it's all about Dolby Atmos. First up is the ten best Dolby Atmos scenes and if that is not enough we discuss how to stream Dolby Atmos music. We end with our impressions of listening to Dolby Atmos music on Apple Music. We also read your emails and the week’s news.

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