Trying to sell your house? Upgrade your home theater! What's the difference between refresh rate and frame rate? Control your HTPC with your iPhone! And the Blu-ray releases for July 6th, 2010. Hulu Plus: HD and Living Room Friendly.
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Hulu is finally coming to your living room! You can now pay $10 to subscribe to Hulu Plus, which gives you more HD content across more devices, including your HDTV, the iPad, and soon, the PS3 and XBox 360. VLC upgraded their player last week, and now AnandTech has benchmarked it, with mixed results. These results should improve as ATI and NVIDIA make changes to take advantage of the new features. Watch the video for all the rest in this week's HD news.
Trying to sell your house? It's not easy, and in this market, you need all the help you can get. We caught up with Revision3 co-founder Jay Adelson at Revision3's 5th Anniversary Party, and he explained how his home theatre setup convinced a potential buyer to buy his house. Watch the video to find out how a sweet home theater system can help your home stand out.
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It's a mystery why some films stay on the best selling list for so long, as evidenced by Amazon's Top 5 Best Selling Blu-rays. Avatar might not be a surprise, but Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage? Really? Watch the video for the rest of the Blu-ray discs most in demand at Amazon.
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Still looking for that perfect HTPC remote? Why buy a whole separate device when you can use your iPhone or iPad? Viewers wrote in to suggest TouchPad, which is OS X only, or the cross-platform Logitech Touch Mouse. Watch the video to find out how you can use the device you already own to control your home theater PC.
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If films only run at 24fps, what's the point of having an HDTV with a 120hz refresh rate? Unless you like your movies displayed as a strobe light, you'll want a higher refresh rate to minimize flicker. Watch the video for tips on finding the balance between your display's refresh rate, and the frame rate of the source material.
Want to watch a movie, but don't know which device to use? XBox, PS3, Netflix streaming, iTunes... how to decide? If only there were some sort of service that listed what device had a particular film, and in what quality. Watch the video to find out how this could become a reality.