Did We Miss The Best Surround Sound Disk Ever? Top Five Road Trip Movies, Puget Systems Echo I: Nvidia Ion Tested, Finding Blu-ray Release Dates: When Will Finding Nemo Hit Blu-ray? LG's SL90 Series: Super Thin HDTV! Can Speaker Magnets Damage LCD and Plasma Screens? Blu-ray Releases for 9/13/2009.
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We missed the best Surround Sound Test Disk?
We had a lot of fun doing our all surround sound episode last week, but Sam from Jersey wrote in to tell us we'd made a terrible error: "You missed the best audio BluRay out there in your top list, AC/DC Live At Donington
. I know it's a concert and not a "movie" but it's the benchmark disc I use when I checked my speaker placement." Thanks for the heads up, Sam!
Finding Nemo, Finding Blu-ray Release Dates
How do you find release dates for Blu-ray disks? We explain on the show, and tell Joel what we found out about Finding Nemo
What Are We Watching in HD?
Katamari in HD!
Robert's been obsessed with Katamari Forever
, a new HD version of the classic game that runs on the PS3!
Top 5 Road Trip Flicks on Blu-ray!
A lot of our favorite road trip films (Thelma and Louise, Peewee's Big Adventure, The Blues Brothers) aren't on Blu-Ray yet… find out our favorites that are in the video!
New Blu-ray Releases for the Week Of 9/13/2009!
The new Blu-ray releases for October 13, 2009 include: Adoration, American Violet, The Craft , Drag Me to Hell, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (last week we saw the 1965 animated classic, this week we have 2000's version with Jim Carrey.), Kong: Return to the Jungle, Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein, Natural Born Killers: The Director’s Cut, The Proposal, South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut and Wolf.
Nvidia Ion: Home Theater PC Ready?
Lots of folks have been asking about Nvidia's Ion
, essentially a GPU for the Intel's low power Atom CPU
. The folks over at Puget Systems
were kind enough to loan us one of their Echo I
HTPC boxes with a Blu-ray drive inside… watch the video to find out it did with 1080p video!
1.2 Inch Thin HDTV!
Robet's been hands on testing LG's SL90 Series! It's not just thing, it's got an awesome toddler proof tempered glass sheet in front of the LCD screen. Are ultra-thin HDTVs the next big thing? Yes… find out what they'll cost and if there's any compromise in performance in the video!
Can Speakers Damage Your HDTV If They're Too Close?
Can putting your speakers too close to your HDTV damage it? You're right, Nathan, speaker magnets did weird things to CRTs! Watch the video to find out the answer!
HDTV Refresh Rates Get Any Higher?
Bill asks, "Are we reaching or have we reached the point when speeding up the refresh or pixel switching rates is irrelevant, insofar as the content we are obtaining is not as fast as the panels?" Robert's got the answer in the video!