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Green High Performance - The Home Entertainment magazine podcast - Ep 12

October 30, 2009 By HE Staff 15 comments

All the power, none of the guilt

Geoff, Brent, Adrienne and Josh take a look at the trend in the A/V and custom install world of green products and practices.

From ENERGYSTAR to digital amplifiers, to setting up your TV correctly to a rather in-depth conversation on regulation and deregulation, we take a look at ways companies and you can and are keeping performance up and keeping melting glaciers down. Not, "melting glaciers down" but... you know what I mean.

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Downloads vs. Blu-ray - The Home Entertainment magazine podcast - Ep 11

October 15, 2009 By HE Staff 10 comments

The Future of Your Content

Some claim Blu-ray is struggling for a foothold. These same people also say it will die a quick death, and downloads will take over. Others point out how these people are idiots (sort of).

In this episode, Geoff, Brent, Mike, Josh, and Adrienne discuss the future of content. Where will it come from, how will you get it, and what will you be allowed to do with it.

The Home Entertainment magazine podcast - Episode 10

August 31, 2009 By HE Staff 5 comments

Cables

Lies, Myths and Snake Oil. That's where our conversation leads in our latest podcast. Why all HDMI cables sound the same, look the same and work the same. Why you shouldn't use speaker cables to heat your house and why spending $100 on 3 feet of HDMI is $92 too much.

Geoff, Brent, Mike, Adrienne and Josh romp and stomp on cables.

The Home Entertainment magazine podcast - Episode 9

July 31, 2009 By HE Staff 23 comments

On Music and Filters

Did rock die in 1972? Are "old people" just glamorizing classic rock and ignoring modern music?

In our most opinionated, animated and heated podcast yet, Brent, Geoff, Kevin and Steve get into a debate on the state of music.

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The Home Entertainment podcast - Episode 8

June 29, 2009 By HE Staff 16 comments

Better Bass

After a bit of a hiatus (blame Geoff) the Home Entertainment podcast is back.

This episode's topic: Subwoofers. There is so much more to getting good bass than just sticking the big box in the corner. Geoff, Brent, Steve, and Kevin discuss equalization, placement, and multiple subs.

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The Home Entertainment podcast - Episode 7

April 27, 2009 By HE Staff 7 comments

Speakers, Speaker Measurements and more...

Ever wonder what speaker measurements are good for?

Ever wonder what goes into designing the perfect speaker? How and why speakers sound different?

Brent, Geoff, Steve, and Kevin Voecks from Revel discuss the complex, and surprisingly controversial, world of speakers and speaker measurements.

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The Home Entertainment podcast - Episode 6

April 13, 2009 By HE Staff 5 comments

The Future of Flat-Panel TVs

In this episode Geoff, Brent, Mike, Dennis, and Josh discuss the future of flat panel TVs, from OLED to SED, super-thin to supermodels.

Supermodels camping. Believe it or not, it actually fits.

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The Home Entertainment podcast - Episode 5

March 30, 2009 By HE Staff 8 comments

Projectors, aspect ratios, 2.35:1, viewing distance vs. picture size, visual perception, and more!

Geoff, Mike, Josh, and Brent wax on about projectors. Why they work, why they don't. Along the way they talk about wide, widescreens and all aspects of our visual perception.

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The Home Entertainment podcast - Episode 4

March 20, 2009 By HE Staff 8 comments

3Di

It seems like every manufacturer and movie studio is talking about 3D. 

Does it work? Will we see wide use in the home? Does anyone care?

Geoff, Mike, Brent, Dennis and Josh discuss.

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The Home Entertainment podcast - Episode 3

March 11, 2009 By HE Staff 6 comments

Calibration

Many stores and nearly all custom installers offer a service to calibrate your TV. 

But is it worth the money?

Geoff, Mike, and Brent discuss.

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