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 email@example.com
On today’s show we discuss watching Dune from our home theaters, Seven Alexa commands you are probably not using, and why we think Matter really matters. Plus we have two weeks of emails and news.
We are on vacation this week but we still have a show. Its a little different than our typical show. This week we tell you the origin of how we became the HT Guys. We'll be back next week with new content and your emails and news.
On today’s show we look at the top 15 most popular shows on Netflix and run down the ten best smart light switches according to Tom’s Guide. We comment as we have had experience with all but three of them. As usual, we read your email and discuss the news of the week.
On today’s show we look at three 4K TVs that won’t break the bank and look at the new soundbars coming from Hisense. We also read your emails and look at the news of the week.
This week we explain what Wide Color Gamut is and how it affects your TV viewing experience. We also discovered a new remote that wants to be your Harmony Replacement. It's really sexy but it costs a pretty penny. Finally we discuss why you don’t want to mount your TV over the fireplace. All that plus your emails and the week's news.
This week we take a look at the latest product announcements from Amazon. There are a slew of smart home products and a new FireTV that’s actually TV! Then there is the Value Electronics TV Shootout where they pick the best TV in three categories. As usual we look at the week’s news and read your emails.
On today’s show we reveal the 2021 TCL TV lineup and discuss FAST (free, ad-supported streaming television) channels. Is this the beginning of truly free TV? We also go through the list of the 2021 CEDIA Expo Best of show winners. Plus we read your emails and look at the news of the week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.