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 #973: Black Friday will be radically different from prior years" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

On today’s abbreviated show we look at Walmart, Target, and Best Buy’s Black Friday plans and we read your emails and discuss this week’s news.

 Podcast #972: Tribit Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Earbuds and Vizio OLED TV | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

On this week’s show Ara’s gives us his impression of the Tribit Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Earbuds that we talked about a couple of weeks ago. We also look at the Vizio OLED TV Review by RTINGS.com. We also read your emails and take a look at the news!

 Podcast #971: Hoobs Home Automation Hub | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

This is a very short show this week. Ara is on vacation but we pre-recorded two segments. Ara purchased a Tribet FlyBuds wireless headphones with Active Noise Cancelation for his trip. The full review will be next week. These are just his initial thoughts. We also review the HOOBS Home Automation Hub. No news or email this week.

 Podcast 970: UST vs Projector vs Large Format TV | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

On this week’s show we look at what movies are trending for on demand viewing and we try (again) to help Braden decide between a UST Projector, a traditional projector and a large format TV. We also look at email and news of the week.

 Podcast #969: Google Pixel Buds 2 and the Best HDMI Cable for your new 4K TV | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

We have a short show for you today. We take a look at the Google Pixel Buds 2. Google’s new true wireless earbuds and we find you the best HDMI cables for your new 4K TV. Great news! If you are connecting components it won’t cost you more than $10 a device! Pulse we have your emails and News of the week.

 Podcast #968: Sony noise Canceling Headphones and Amazon's product Announcements | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

On this week’s show we take a look at the Sony WH-1000XM4 Noise Canceling Headphones and all the new gear Amazon recently announced. We read some email and news stories as well.

 Podcast #967: Hearing Loss and Hi Res Audio | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

On this week’s show we ask if you would be OK sharing your wifi with your neighborhood as part of a Mesh network to improve the reliability of your wireless devices. That’s what Amazon wants to do with the project Sidewalk. We also discuss Hi Res Audio and old folks hearing. Are these recordings in Hi Res format worth it? As usual we read your emails and check out the news of the week.

 Podcast #966: The 6 Best TV’s - Summer 2020 according to RTINGS.COM | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

On today’s show we discuss the four places to avoid putting your Amazon Echo and the six best TVs of the Summer 2020 (as if anything good can come out of 2020 ;-). We go through listener emails and discuss some of the news of the week in an action pack episode!

 Podcast #965: New Samsung UST Projector, Optimized 4K Encoding, and Hue Outdoor Lights | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

On this week’s show Samsung introduces two new Ultra Short Throw Laser Projectors, Netflix starts streaming 4K content with shot-optimized encoding using a 4K VMAF model to reduce the bandwidth load on networks. We also include a discussion of Ara’s new outdoor lighting using Hue Outdoor lights. Video included! We have listener emails and a voice comment along with the latest news.

 Podcast #964: Samsung Hybrid QD-OLED, Six Cheap Security Devices, and the Optoma CinemaX P2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

On today’s show, Samsunghas a hybrid TV in the works that combines the best of OLED and QLED named QD-OLED. Nothing confusing there! We discuss six super cheap home security devices and Optoma released the P2CinemaX UST Projector. All that plus news and your emails!

 Podcast #963: Micro vs Mini LED and Rob Jones CTO of Enclave Audio | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

On today's show we compare Micro and Mini LED and have an Interview with Rob Jones the CTO of Enclave Audio, makers of a wireless 5.1 home theater system that is easy to set up anywhere in your home without the need of speaker wire. And as always we read some listener email and take a look at the news of the week.

 Podcast #962: Do You need 8K? Spoiler Alert… the answer is No! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

This week we ask whether Allen should open his factory sealed Empire Strikes Back VHS tape so he can digitize it. We also breakout sales of the top 10 selling discs by format, Finally we make a case for not buying an 8K TV just yet. We also read your emails and take a look at the news on an action packed episode!!

 Podcast #961: Fall TV and Sonos ARC | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

On today’s show we breakdown the Top 50 Disc sellers format market share and look at a few shows that were either canceled or renewed for the upcoming Fall season with the most thorough resource we have found on this subject from Rotten Tomatoes. Finally we take a look at the Sonos ARC soundbar with a review from the Verge. All that plus your email and news!

 Podcast #960: Mulan, Cheap 98 inch 4K TV, and TCL 8-Series | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

On today’s show we discuss Disney releasing Mulan on Disney+ with an additional $29.99 charge. Is this the world we have been hoping for? We also take a look at a really “cheap” 98 inch 4K TV. And finally we try to determine if the new TCL 8 Series mini-LED TVis Braden’s next buy. All that plus news and your emails

 Podcast #959: Alexa Live 2020 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

On today’s show we ask the question whether a $300 toaster with a touchscreen is worth buying. We take a look at Klipsch’s Soundbar killer the Fives and we give you a rundown of the Alexa Live 2020 conference. All that plus your emails and news!

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