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JVC Introduces Premium 'G Series' Broadcast Monitors with Improved Picture Quality, Dual-Link HD/SD-SDI Inputs

By Shane Sturgeon • Feb 17 2010, 1:41am

JVC G Series Broadcast MonitorsJVC Professional Products, division of JVC U.S.A., today announced its new Vérité "G Series" of professional LCD monitors, which feature 3G and dual-link HD/SD-SDI (1080p/60 4:4:4) inputs. The 17-inch DT-V17G1Z and the 24-inch DT-V24G1Z are designed for broadcast, studio, mobile, and field applications that demand accurate color reproduction for critical image evaluation.

G Series monitors feature...

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #411: Aperion Audio Home Audio Link (HAL)

By The HT Guys • Feb 5 2010, 7:14am

Pretty much since we have been doing the HDTV and Home Theater Podcast we have had listeners ask us about wireless solutions. We have been pretty happy with products from Rocketfish™ and AudioEngine. Today we take a look at the Aperion Audio Home Audio Link (HAL) which will transmit high quality uncompressed audio up to 100 feet.

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Canon Announces MPEG-2 Full HD (4:2:2) File-Based Recording Codec for Upcoming Professional Video Camera

By Shane Sturgeon • Feb 2 2010, 9:57pm

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, announced today the Company has adopted an MPEG-2 Full HD (4:2:2) file-based recording codec for a new file-based professional video camera currently under development. The new Canon MPEG-2 codec will enable high-quality imaging and audio performance with up to 50 Mbps data recording and twice the color data of the HDV*1 profile format. File-based recording helps video operations realize greater efficiencies during post-production, making it an ideal format for many industry applications such as newsgathering, documentary filmmaking and event videography. The main features of the new Canon MPEG-2 codec include...

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Among HDTV Viewers, Daily Viewing of High-Definition Programming Increases 65% in Just Two Years

By Shane Sturgeon • Oct 29 2009, 4:38pm

A new Knowledge Networks recontact study of persons ages 13 to 54, released as part of How People Use® HDTV 2009, shows that high-definition TV (HDTV) viewers are now 65% more likely to say they watch HD programming daily, compared to their viewing habits two years ago.

In 2009, Knowledge Networks recontacted high definition viewers from...

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Texas Instruments announces new low power IP camera reference design providing H.264 main profile 1080p at 30 frames per second and 30% performance boost

By Shane Sturgeon • Oct 29 2009, 1:00pm

Texas InstrumentsTexas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE:TXN) today announced a new Internet Protocol (IP) camera reference design that provides low power, high definition (HD) video processing for the video surveillance market. The DM368IPNC-MT5 IP camera reference design with H.264 main profile 1080p at 30 frames per second (fps) offers industry-leading compression in a full HD solution, with the complete camera utilizing only three Watts. Based on a new DaVinci(TM) video processor, the IP camera reference design provides 30 percent more host processing performance over the previous generation. This overall performance boost allows the camera to support 720p at 60 fps for multiple video formats including H.264 and MPEG-4, as well as MJPEG at five Megapixels (MP) at 15 fps. It also supports multi-streaming video proce ...

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NewTek Unveils Miniature Live TV High Definition Production Vehicle on Cross-Country Tour

By Shane Sturgeon • Oct 16 2009, 9:30pm

NewTek MINI Cooper HD live production vehicleNewTek Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading video and 3D animation products, announced the NewTek TriCasts™ America Tour, sponsored by Canon U.S.A., Inc. and TodoCast™. From October 27 through November 17, 2009, NewTek is traveling cross-country in one of the world's first, and smallest, live TV high definition (HD) production vehicles showcasing the...

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #395: brite-View CinemaTube and Philips Prestigo SRU8008

By The HT Guys • Oct 16 2009, 6:06am

We'll admit it, there are other companies that make remote controls. We decided to try one this week. The Prestigo 8008 is a cool remote with a color screen, but how does it stack up to the entry level Harmony 510? Excellent question.

And we had a chance this week to take a look at the CinemaTube from brite-View. It's a network media player that supports full 1080p/60 video and Dolby Digital and DTS audio, so it's right up our alley. After all, who wants to stream video if you can't get it in high def?

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Telairity BE8500 Hot-Switchable HD/SD H.264 Encoder Introduced at HD World

By Shane Sturgeon • Oct 15 2009, 3:05am

The Telairity BE8500, a versatile H.264/AVC video encoder capable of hot-switching between a high-definition (HD) or standard-definition (SD) video source, was introduced today by Telairity, Inc. at HD World. The exhibition is being held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center today and tomorrow, October 14-15. Telairity is exhibiting in Booth #1248.

The newest model in the Telairity family of H.264 encoders, the 1-RU BE8500 enables users to encode...

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Sonic Simplifies and Broadens High-End BD Creation

By Shane Sturgeon • Sep 10 2009, 11:41am

Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ:SNIC) today announced a new lineup for its professional Blu-ray Disc (BD) authoring, compression, and quality assurance products. Built on the same advanced technology that has made Sonic BD production systems the choice of more authoring facilities than all other BD production platforms combined, the new BD product line features...

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Living in High Definition Community Website Offers Opportunity to Win a 54-Inch Panasonic Viera Plasma HDTV

By Shane Sturgeon • Jul 8 2009, 4:40pm

Panasonic announced an opportunity exclusively through its www.LivinginHD.com community web site for a chance to win Panasonic's critically acclaimed 54-inch class Panasonic VIERA V10 Series 1080p Plasma HDTV.

The giveaway, which runs through...

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Panasonic's LivingInHD.com to Give Away 30 High Definition Products in 30 Days

By Shane Sturgeon • May 4 2009, 3:35pm

Panasonic today launched a contest exclusively on LivingInHD.com in which they will give away one HD product each day for 30 days. The Panasonic Living In HD 30x30 contest, which runs through May 30, will award a daily winner their choice of one of three 2009 Panasonic products from its critically acclaimed line of LUMIX digital cameras and HD camcorders.

The three prize options include...

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast #369 - The Future of Electronics Retailers

By The HT Guys • Apr 17 2009, 5:55am

We got an email recently from a listener named William asking what we think about the future of the high end audio/video retailer. There's no doubt this economy has been rough, hitting both the specialty dealers and the big stores like Circuit City alike. Eventually the economy will rebound, we all know it works in cycles. But will the downturn have a permanent impact on the way we buy gear?

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast #351 - What's Next in High Definition?

By The HT Guys • Feb 3 2009, 8:07am

Here in the United States we use a technology standard called ATSC (Advanced Television Systems Committee) for digital, over-the-air (free-to-air) television broadcasts. Sometime this year, hopefully, we'll migrate all TV signals off of the legacy analog system and on to ATSC. Once that happens, we'll certainly need to be planning for the "next big thing." From what we can tell the ATSC is already moving on defining what will come next in high definition.

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Samsung Survey Says 43 Percent of Football Fans Are Likely to Visit In-Laws If They Owned an HDTV

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 28 2009, 5:25pm

Samsung Electronics America, the market leader in HDTVs and the Official HDTV of the NFL and Super Bowl XLIII, today announced additional findings from a recently commissioned survey. The survey revealed that an HDTV can entice your spouse to visit the in-laws, even for the Super Bowl, if it means viewing football in high definition.

According to the survey, Americans, football fans or not, agree there is no better place to watch the game than at home when there is a high definition television in place. However, the survey also found that...

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast #337 - Flip Video Mino HD

By The HT Guys • Dec 16 2008, 8:27am

Just when you might think that you have enough gadgets, you come across a new one that reminds you: you can never have enough cool stuff. We were lucky enough to get our hands on the "world's smallest HD camcorder," the Flip Video Mino HD. Not only was it a lot of fun to play with, it was very useful and extremely convenient. If you'd like to record some Holiday memories this year in true 720p high definition, or you need to find a cool, unique gift for the techie who has everything, the Mino HD is a sure hit.

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast #335 - Home Theater Receiver Buying Guide

By The HT Guys • Dec 9 2008, 7:38am

We start off the main content in today's show talking about a couple of low cost options we found for recording your Holiday memories in High Definition. Then we move on to the 2008 edition of our annual Home Theater Receiver buying guide. Like last year, this year we have given you our HTIB and HDTV buying guide. Once again our series would not be complete without talking about the hub of your Home Theater, the Receiver. This year we have three categories, $500 or less, greater than $500 and less than $1000, and greater than $1000. Last year the cheapest receiver supporting Dolby True HD was the Onkyo TX-SR605 which went for an incredible $380.

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast #324 - Spooky Blu-ray, can it live forever?

By The HT Guys • Oct 31 2008, 6:38am

As the first Halloween with one High Definition movie disc format, we compiled a list of the ten best spooky movies on Blu-ray, just in case you don't have anything to do and want to watch something scary. But before we get too far on that, we also cover some recent reports about Blu-ray being a temporary format and not having that much life left. Who knows, maybe next year we'll give the list of the top ten high definition downloads for Halloween.

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast #322 - Indiana Jones on Blu-ray and Vudu HDX

By The HT Guys • Oct 24 2008, 6:39am

We've both seen the entire Indiana Jones Trilogy, so when Paramount said they were filming a fourth movie we both became very excited. Braden saw the movie in the theater and Ara waited for it to come out on Blu Ray. While this review is technical in nature, be fore warned, we may throw out a few spoilers.

We talked about Vudu's new HD Technology (HDX) back on Show #316. For those of you that did not hear that show, Vudu's HDX technology, according to Vudu, is a new video format that delivers the highest quality true High Definition 1080p content available from any Internet, broadcast or satellite on-demand service. We decided to put that statement to a test.

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast #294 - Playstation Movie Downloads

By The HT Guys • Jul 18 2008, 6:37am

Sony announced on Tuesday that that they would begin offering movies and TV shows for download to the Playstation 3 through the Playstation store. Movies are available from Disney, Fox and Warner Bros in addition to the obvious inclusion of Sony Pictures titles. The system is setup much like Vudu and AppleTV, new release movies can be rented for $3.99 in standard def and $5.99 in high definition or purchased in SD for $14.99. Older titles are available for rent for $2.99 for SD, $4.50 for HD and $9.99 for purchase. So the big question is, "How does Sony's offering stack up against Vudu or AppleTV?"

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast #276 - Free Over the Air HDTV

By The HT Guys • May 16 2008, 5:16pm

If you look at our DVRs you will see that the majority of the recorded shows are of over the air networks. These are high quality programs that arrive at your home free of charge. All you need to watch them is an ordinary antenna. On today's show we will talk about what you need to begin enjoying high quality picture and sound free of charge. We hope to give you the information you need to begin enjoying HDTV for free!