Why you'll want a screen to go with a projector, how to pick one. New Macbook Pros: Jobs still snubs Blu-ray, Samsung's 3D HDTV Health Warnings. New Blu-ray format doubles capacity! Will Google's codec take over HD? New Blu-ray releases for April 20th, 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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Serious Sam will be in HD with The Second Encounter, available on Steam. Samsung is issuing some odd warnings about health issues while viewing 3D TV, especially for those who are drunk, pregnant or sleep deprived. The MacBook Pro line is getting upgraded, but still no sign of Blu-ray or HDMI support, even as the Blu-ray Disc Association unveils a new 128GB format and Silicon Image is bringing instantaneous HDMI switching to Samsung sets. Following in Warner Brothers' footsteps, Fox and Universal have made deals with Netflix to delay their new releases a month, in exchange for more instant streaming titles. Google has bought On2, which gives them the rights to the VP8 codec, which they plan to open source to power HTML5 video, possibly paving the way for a free and open standard for online video.
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.
Patrick has hesitated buying The Lord of the Rings on Blu-ray based on the less-than-stellar reviews, and has been mostly watching content on his shiny new iPad but has thoroughly enjoyed the excellent Blu-ray transfer of Casablanca, and is looking forward to the new season of Deadliest Catch . Robert has been enjoying the start of motorsports season, with MotoGP, which is airing in HD for the first time, as well as the Moto2, and 125cc class, and of course, Formula 1.
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We've covered projectors, but what about the screens? Do you even need one or will a blank wall do the trick? Robert gives you the basics and explains concepts like automatic masking and cinecurve. Watch the video to find out how to get the most out of your projector setup, regardless of your budget.
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Don't have HDMI for your PS3 and confused about your audio options? We'll lay it all out for you and explain the best way to get analog audio from your PS3. Watch the video for all the details.