YouTube Leanback, Can you wear 3D glasses on top of your own glasses? Bargain HD movies from iTunes! Why can't software turn my 2D HDTV into a 3D HDTV? And the Blu-ray releases for July 20th, 2010.
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Youtube got some massive upgrades recently! They now support 4K video, or 4096 x 2304, and also launched their Leanback interface, allowing you to watch videos fullscreen, and control it with only the arrow keys. Iron Man 2's Blu-ray release has a date! Come September 28th, we'll be able to watch Tony Spark duke it out with Whiplash from our own couch. iTunes has a new $10 or Less HD Movie section, with some goodies. While Hulu Plus is currently only available to Playstation Plus subscribers, it will open up to all PS3 users after the preview period. Watch the video for all the HD news worth talking about.
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Can you use 3D glasses if you already use prescription glasses? Robert Heron hasn't had any problems with it, though of course, depending on your own frames, your results may vary. Watch the video to see if you can expect to have trouble with your own setup.
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What's the best way to reliably measure your bandwidth? Speedtest.net works well, but watch out for test that measure a brief burst of speed as opposed to a sustained connection. How much bandwidth do you need, anyway? Netflix recommends 3Mbps for "DVD quality" video, and Hulu suggests 3.5Mbps for their 720p content. Watch the video for tips on getting the most out of your connection.
Is your AV Receiver getting a bit too hot? Maximizing air flow is key, whether it's installing a quiet fan into your furniture, or just cracking the closet door containing your machine. Watch the video for more ideas on keeping those gadgets cool.
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Having trouble keeping your audio and video synchronized? A DVDO Edge might indeed do the trick, but first check your HDTV's settings. If a certain music-based video game is giving you trouble, check the in-game settings, and if all else fails, you can pick up a delay device. Watch the video for more tips on keeping your content together.
Shouldn't a firmware upgrade be able to convert a regular HDTV into a 3D-capable one? It's not quite that simple, since there are actual hardware differences between the sets as well. Watch the video to find out if the manufacturer is just trying to milk consumers or if there's a valid reason to upgrade.