The FCC will allow your cable company to disable your ports! Netflix streaming to your PC in HD! Hacking your AppleTV will allow external storage, Firefox, codecs, and more! And the Blu-ray releases for May 25th, 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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Netflix brings HD streaming to the PC and Mac! It's no longer limited to consoles and set top boxes - your computer can now stream Netflix in HD too! Google and Intel partner up and announce GoogleTV, and Google joins with Mozilla and Opera to support WebM, an open source royalty-free codec. Walmart is again selling its bargain Magnavox Blu-ray player to $78. Producers of The Hurt Locker launched a lawsuit targeting people who had pirated the film, but Time Warner doesn't want to hand over their users info, saying it would be too costly for them. The FCC is allowing cable and satellite services to selectively disable ports on your set top box, potentially closing the analog loophole. DirecTV is launching their Whole Home HD DVR, which will allow you to send video to receivers across your entire house. Red Dead Redemption has been released, though there seems to be a resolution difference on the different consoles: 640p on the PS3, and 720p on the XBox 360.
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Heading to Sin City any time soon? Las Vegas, Nevada has been the foundation for countless films across the decades, so today we bring you our Top 5 Las Vegas Movies in HD. Robert loves The Hangover , Patrick loves Casino, and they could both agree on Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and Ocean's Eleven. What else made the cut? Watch the video to find out!
Blu-ray releases for this week include Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, The Road, Spartacus (50th Anniversary Edition), True Blood: The Complete Second Season (HBO Series), and many more! Watch the video for the full list.
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 and Sony's PS3 game consoles and, this spring, Nintendo's 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.
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AppleTV is a great option for your entertainment hub, but it's still a bit limited. There are plenty of hacks out there, but today we're going to focus on one: aTV Flash. It adds a ton of functionality, from integrating Firefox, to allowing external storage to incredible codec support. It's a bit pricey, but watch the video to find out if this could be the boost your home theater has been needing.
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What's the point of firmware updates? Why didnt we have to update our DVD players? Will Blu-ray players ever eliminate the need for constant updates? Watch the video for the answers to all these questions and more!
Is your home theater PC in another room from your couch? How do you control it without walking over to it? Patrick suggests the Cables To Go 40430 Infrared (IR) Remote Control Repeater Kit, or something similar. Watch the video to discover the best IR option for your living room.