The Full Story why Blu-ray Doesn't Resume (And Sometimes Does!) Versus is back on DirecTV. Want the best surround sound? We've got some suggestions for you. HDTVs for Under $850, and the Blu-ray releases for April 27th, 2010.
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 and the most amazing free sources of HD content. If you're trying to get the absolute best out of your viewing experience, or trying to put together a home theater on a budget, there is no better alternative than HD Nation.
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More set top boxes are using Flash, including Syabas' Popbox, the Boxee Box, and possible Android-based devices too. Newsight has come up with a 3d HDTV that uses parallax barrier technology and doesn't require glasses. Blu-ray.com has posted their first 3D review: Monsters vs Aliens 3D, though the disc is only available to buy with Samsung's 3D Starter Kit. Watch the video for all the details on the latest in HD news.
Looking to buy an HDTV for under $850? Viewer Jose wants one for his nephew, so Robert has a few recommendations: Sony's 40" Bravia EX500, Toshiba's 40" 40G300U, or, for slightly more moolah, LG's 42" LD520. All offer 1080p, 120HZ, and excellent energy efficiency. Watch the video to find out the differences between them and to see which one might be the best option for your living room.
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The HD Nation has some news for Robert and Patrick! First up, Formula One racing is not broadcast in HD yet, even though it is being filmed in HD. However, there might not be long to wait - rumor has it that it's coming in 2011. While Versus was missing from DirecTV's lineup for 6 months earlier this year, they're now back, as of March 15th. Watch the video to find out more on these developing stories.
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Want the best quality audio for your home theater setup? We've got more than a few tips for you, as a followup to our Surround Sound Special. Be sure to arrange all your furniture first - couches can soak up a lot of echo, and curtains can help a lot as well. Acoustic damping can compensate for hardwood floors, or you can just experiment with hanging area rugs around the room. Check out RealTraps and Michael Green Audio for examples, and watch the video for more tips on perfecting your room setup for audio that will blow you away.
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You can demand a resume feature for future Blu-ray releases! If a disc is Java-based, it is not usually capable of remembering where you left off, though non-Java discs are. However, a few BD-J titles are enabled to hold this information - and word has that if YOU make it known that you love this feature, future releases will include it as well.
Do top-of-the-line CRT HDTVs outperform LCD HDTVs? Well, no, and CRTs are nearly dead anyway - they're big and heavy, and LCDs provide picture quality that's just as good. Watch the video to find out why manufacturers aren't showing the love to those CRTs.