HD Nation covers the week in High-Definition news, reviews, tips and tricks. Hosts Patrick Norton and Robert Heron will quench the thirst for stunning visuals and the ultimate surround sound by providing everything from reviews of the latest in home theater equipment, the best new Blu-Ray titles... Read More
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.
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.
With more than 12 million members, Netflix is the world's largest subscription service streaming movies and TV episodes over the Internet and sending DVDs by mail. For $8.99 a month, Netflix members can instantly watch unlimited TV episodes and movies streamed to their TVs and computers and can receive unlimited DVDs delivered quickly to their homes. With Netflix, there are never any due dates or late fees. Members can select from a growing library of titles that can be watched instantly and a vast array of titles on DVD. Among the large and expanding base of devices that can stream movies and TV episodes from Netflix right to members' TVs are Microsoft's Xbox 360, Sony's PS3, and, the Nintendo Wii console. Find movies you love - easily! You can browse, search or see our recommendations for you. They even have a special "back of box" feature that lets you get the detail of any movie instantly. As a Netflix unlimited member you get Blu-ray movies by mail in about 1 business day. Shipping is FREE and there are no late fees or no due dates. Blu-ray plans start at just $5.99 a month! As a new member and a HD Nation viewer, you can get a FREE Trial membership. Go to www.netflix.com/hdnation and sign up NOW! Be sure to use this URL so that they know we sent you!
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.
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HD Nation 006: XBOX ONE, Game Mode Settings explained, Totoro on Blu-ray, more pricey cable bullstuff!!! http://t.co/1pbbgE1zUn
11 days ago
@frozensummers @patricknorton They have to live on YouTube for the time being. Hope to have 'em on the RSS feed shortly!
11 days ago
Have you seen episode 3? Breaking in new HDTVs, DVDO’s Quick6 AVR upgrade, Xbox Blu-ray player, more! http://t.co/lF5btjoLsX …
11 days ago
RT @RokuPlayer: The new Roku interface is now available on supported players in all regions! Here's how to get it: http://t.co/TGc6Pw1tqq
11 days ago
@xsiner @patricknorton @robertheron Windows Media Center makes a pretty awesome DVR! (Especially if you can get a CableCARD!)
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Awesome: Mom Photographs Daughter as History's Most Heroic Women: http://t.co/GKrENIFloB