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Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   08-29-2014, 12:19 AM
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August 29th - SmartThings Home Automation

Today's Show:
We have had a running joke about the year of home automation for a few years now. Judging by how many home automation hubs that have been released in the last few months it's safe to...
Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   08-21-2014, 09:57 PM
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August 22nd - UHD: Next Big Thing or Next Big Yawn?

Today's Show:
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...
Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   08-14-2014, 11:26 PM
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August 15th - Handheld Movie Server

Today's Show:
We both took vacations recently and decided to leave the laptops behind. But that didn’t mean we didn’t want to take our content with us. If you have an iPad you are limited to 64GB at...
Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   08-07-2014, 08:52 PM
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August 8th - Home Automation in the Cloud and IFTTT

Today's Show:
We're starting to see a strong push to merge two of the hot topics in technology today, the smart home and the cloud. As home automation moves to cloud enabled devices and services, it...
Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   08-01-2014, 12:41 AM
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August 1st - Interview with Mohu CEO Mark Buff

Today's Show:
Ara has the Mohu Sky HD antenna on his roof and is picking up signals from Los Angeles (55 miles) and San Diego (90 miles) away. Today we talk to the Mark Buff of Mohu about his...
Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   07-24-2014, 09:19 PM
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July 25th - 4K TV Options

Today's Show:
4K or UltraHD technology is starting to approach mainstream, and the options for 4K TVs is getting better all the time. In a quick glance at the choices selling right now at...
Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   07-17-2014, 11:45 PM
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July 18th - Pioneer VSX-44 Elite 7.2 Home Theater Receiver

Today's Show:
Back in May of 2013 we reviewed one of Pioneer’s entry Elite models the VSX-70. At that time we were impressed with the sound quality but the MSRP of $750 may have been a barrier for...
Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   07-10-2014, 11:05 PM
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July 11th - Oppo BDP-103D Blu-ray Player, Darbee Edition Review

Today's Show:
Oppo Digital has long been a favorite of the HT Guys. There have certainly been more expensive and exotic Blu-ray players built, but we’re yet to find a competitor that packs the...
Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   07-03-2014, 11:40 PM
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July 4th - Interview with Mark Ely, CEO of SimpleTV

Today's Show:
There has been a lot in the news about cutting the cord lately especially in light of the recent supreme court decision regarding Aereo’s business model. We learned that its a...
Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   06-26-2014, 11:12 PM
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June 27th - Dolby Atmos Enabled Speakers and Receivers

Today's Show:
When we first read the press release about Dolby Atmos enabled speakers, we’ll admit, it sounded a bit puzzling and we found ourselves scratching our heads. Atmos enabled receivers?...
Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   06-19-2014, 11:53 PM
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June 20th - ATSC 2.0: Over the Air gets Better... But is it too late?

Today's Show:
Before there was HDTV there was NTSC (National Television System Committee) or, as it was known by most people today, standard definition. That was the standard developed in 1941 and...
Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   06-13-2014, 12:36 AM
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June 13th - Sonos Playbar and Sub Review

Today's Show:
We’ve reviewed multiple soundbars in the past, from a wide variety of companies, but we’ve never reviewed a Playbar. What is the difference between a soundbar and the Playbar by Sonos?...
Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   06-05-2014, 11:41 PM
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Today's Show: You know we are fans of the...

Today's Show:
You know we are fans of the Slingbox and have used them to "Sling" our local TV from one side of the world to another. Ara spent a week in India and never watch a single minute of...
Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   05-29-2014, 10:23 PM
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Today's Show: Nothing says "the future of...

Today's Show:
Nothing says "the future of display technology" like holograms. If you’re a Star Wars or a Star Trek fan, you know that someday we’ll have holograms for real, interacting with us....
Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   05-22-2014, 11:14 PM
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Today's Show: One of the best thing about...

Today's Show:
One of the best thing about producing this podcast each week is knowing that our listeners go on the same journey that we do. Our current journey is that of separates. A few weeks ago...
Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   05-15-2014, 11:41 PM
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Today's Show: Lots of information and news...

Today's Show:
Lots of information and news this week to discuss including some changes in the OLED manufacturing landscape, a new way to share your online movie collection with Vudu and UltraViolet...
Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   05-09-2014, 12:35 AM
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Today's Show: This week Ara spoke with a...

Today's Show:
This week Ara spoke with a broadcaster from the Birmingham, AL area about Internet streaming upstart Aereo and his opinion on how their model is essentially to steal content from...
Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   05-02-2014, 01:19 AM
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Thanks Mark12547! Just updated to add the links....

Thanks Mark12547! Just updated to add the links. Doh.
Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   05-02-2014, 01:17 AM
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Today's Show: We recently reviewed the NuForce...

Today's Show:
We recently reviewed the NuForce AVP-18 all-digital HT dedicated preamp/processor (MSRP $1095) paired with the NuForce MCA-20 multi-channel amplifier (MSRP $1995). Our goal was to...
Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   04-24-2014, 11:43 PM
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Today's Show: On the last show we read a news...

Today's Show:
On the last show we read a news story that SONY announced pricing and availability for their new line for 4K TVs. This week we thought we discuss in a bit more depth the latest from...
Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   04-17-2014, 11:32 PM
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Today's Show: We don’t need to repeat...

Today's Show:
We don’t need to repeat ourselves, but we will anyways: Home Theater without surround sound isn’t really Home Theater at all. It’s only half of the experience. Without surround sound,...
Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   04-10-2014, 11:12 PM
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Today's Show: Last week Amazon released a set...

Today's Show:
Last week Amazon released a set top box, the Amazon Fire TV, to compete with the likes of Apple, Roku, and a host of others. And of course the HT Guys got a hold of one and put it...
Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   04-04-2014, 08:56 AM
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Today's Show: We mentioned the upcoming...

Today's Show:
We mentioned the upcoming Quattron+ technology from Sharp in our CES roundup earlier this year.The tech just got real. Sharp has announced several new LED LCD models for 2014 that...
Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   03-27-2014, 11:30 PM
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Today's Show: If you are tired of the long...

Today's Show:
If you are tired of the long cold Winter then these product announcements from Pioneer should warm your soul. What better way to welcome Spring than with new receivers? Pioneer...
Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   03-21-2014, 12:30 AM
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Today's Show: This week we sit down and talk...

Today's Show:
This week we sit down and talk with Jack Sharkey of Kef Speakers. Jack shares his experience in making a room that is acoustically unfriendly into a place where Kef can showcase their...
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