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
Introducing WiGig: Gigabit Wireless. Get surround sound without the wires. What's the best set top box with a web browser? The Hurt Locker Producers bring a lawsuit against downloaders, Blu-ray releases for May 18th, 2010.
HDTVs are taking over the world! 65% of American households now own an HDTV, up from a mere 13% last year. Producers of The Hurt Locker are serious about cracking down on piracy. They're going after thousands of users who have illegally downloaded the film, and 75% of ISPs are cooperating. The WiFi Alliance and WiGig are bringing you 60GHz band wireless, which can deliver up to 7 gigabits per second, though you won't find it on the market until 2013. Kaleidescape has released their M300 and M500 Blu-ray players, which allow you to import and archive your movies onto your home server, though you will still have to insert the disc in the player to actually play the movie. You have until May 20th to buy the $20 lifetime license for PlayOn, before they switch to $40 with a $20 annual cost, though you will be getting Premium content with that raise, including content from Comedy Central, the NHL, TV.com and more. Finally, Comcast will have 11,000 movies on demand, and HDHomerun will release a 3-tuner card before the end of the year. Watch the video to find out all the latest HD news.
Verizon DROID Apps have access to every tool the phone has-including the compass, GPS, accelerometer, video player, image capture, etc. The power of the Android apps allows them to run in the background for multi-tasking, give background notifications and enhance each other's performance. Verizon's dominant Network and 3G coverage create an unparalleled mobile data solution to keep you connected to the Web and allow you to run heavy data-rich features anytime, anywhere. And with the ever-expanding Android Market you'll always be able to quickly download the apps you need to get the most out of your DROID. Go to DroidDoes.com to learn more.
With Iron Man 2's recent release, Robert Downey Jr has been on every movie-goer's mind. With that, we bring you our Top 5 Robert Downey Jr. movies in HD! Of course, Iron Man makes the cut, as does the controversial pick - Tropic Thunder. Two Girls and a Guy is on the list as well, but you'll have to watch the video for the rest!
Blu-ray releases for this week includ Carlito's Way, Invictus , The Messenger , Valentine's Day, and many more! Also of note is Saving Private Ryan's re-release, which had been pulled from the shelves after a sync issue. If you have a defective disc, click here for details on how to exchange it for a fixed version. Watch the video for the full list.
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Robert reviews Panasonic's DMP-BD85P Blu-ray player! At $250, it's not the cheapest option available, but you'll be hard pressed to find another Wi-Fi enabled player at this price range that provides 7.1 analog output. Watch the video to find out if this could be the perfect fit for your home theater setup.
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Don't want to run wires to the far side of the living room? While wired speakers usually offer the best quality sound, wireless kits that make any rear surround speakers wireless are available, from the $109 Rocketfish Universal Wireless Rear Speaker Kit, to the $600 KEF Universal Wireless System. Watch the video for more on these options.
Want to complete your home theater set up with access to a web browser? While the Popbox or the Boxee Box might be options for you once they start shipping, the best choice right now is to build or buy a full on Home Theater PC. Watch the video to find out why a set top box probably won't give you all the options you're looking for.
After our segment on Electronic House's Best Home Theaters last week, viewer Jason sent in pictures of his own home theater, which cost him around $25,000, counting the 128" cinemascope screen, a BenQ W5000 1080p DLP projector, buttkicker transducers installed into the seating, with movies and music stored on a 2TB NAS. Watch the video for all the details on this elaborate home theater.
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@suknat Check that both HDMI cables work between Blu-ray player and HDTV, then a different HDMI port, then factory reset AVR and update it!
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@wswenlock We'll have to do some testing on this one! What kind of files re you using? Blu-ray ISOs? Let us know!
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@baishen Open in the sense of open source, or open in the sense of runs Netflix, Amazon Prime, your own video collection, etc?
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