HBO Shows are coming to the PS3... a year late. What is "motion resolution"? Can I get a region-free Blu-ray player? Top 5 films we WISH were on Blu-ray, and the Blu-ray releases for June 1st, 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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Roundtable Concepts announces its Official Street Fighter IV HDTVs that not only have your favorite character embellished in the frame, but also displays the Street Fighter image for eight seconds when you power it on. BillShrink will help you find the best deal on cable service, taking into account your location and channel preferences. HBO is making a deal with Sony to bring their shows directly to the PS3... but don't cancel your cable just yet: there will be an 11-month delay on new episodes. Sprint's HTC EVO 4G has an HDMI port, but PCMag discovered that you won't be able to use it for games, presentations, or your phone's screen itself: it's only useful for videos and slideshows. Could this change with a software update? Watch the video for all the details on these stories and more!
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Blu-ray is becoming ubiquitous, but there are still plenty of films we're still waiting to be released in HD. Patrick can think of dozens... everything from Citizen Kane to The Big Lebowski to Titanic to Schindler's List . Watch the video to hear the rest of their picks.
Blu-ray releases for this week include The Wolfman, Alice in Wonderland, Life (narrated by David Attenborough), two Clint Eastwood box sets: Essential Eastwood: Director's Collection, and Clint Eastwood Collection... and many more! Watch the video for the full list.
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GoogleTV was announced recently, but how is it different from any other set top box or tv interface? Patrick and Robert break it down, helping you make sense of it all. Watch the video to find out if this way of navigating cable and web tv could be the best solution for your home theater.
Living in the UK, viewer Connor wants to watch Blu-ray movies from the USA. Can you buy a region-free Blu-ray player that will play discs from anywhere in the world? Watch the video to find out the answer.
Viewer Glyn is interested in the Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle. Can it be used to capture PS3 gameplay through the HDMI port? Producer Roger Chang thinks not! Watch the video to find out why.
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Some HDTVs will give a "motion picture resolution" spec, but what does that mean? Watch the video to find out if this should impact your next HDTV purchase.
Should I upgrade my 3-yr old HDTV? Viewer Lloyd is wondering the same thing! Watch the video to find out if it's worth buying a new set.