How to decide between LCD, LED and a plasma HDTV. Our Top 5 list of remakes that don't suck! Do you need DLNA support on your HDTV? PS3 audio outputs explained. And the Blu-ray releases for April 6th, 2010.
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It's finally here!! The Lord of the Rings (Theatrical Edition) has finally been released! Robert couldn't care less, but Patrick is wondering if the transfer is actually worth the investment, because of some leaked stills found on AVSForum. A viewer writes in to ask whether he should worry about DLNA support when deciding on a new HDTV, and another fan asks if it's possible that HDTVs might come in 2560x1600, also known as WQXGA. Watch the video to find out the answers to these puzzles.
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Because of all the remakes due in theaters this summer, we've decided to remind you of a few that weren't so bad. The obvious pick is Battlestar Galactica, and we've found a few more, like Ocean's 11 and Scarface! Watch the video for more films that did justice to the original.
This week's Blu-ray releases include Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series [Blu-ray] (if you'd like this packaging instead of your Collectible Edition, click here for the details, A Nightmare on Elm Street [Blu-ray], Cocoon [Blu-ray], The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy (Theatrical Editions) [Blu-ray], and more! Watch the video for the full list.
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There was some confusion over our brief explanation of the PS3 audio output options a few weeks ago. Now, Robert goes into more detail, and explains which PS3s offer which options. Should you always go with LPCM, or is there a reason to choose bitstreaming audio? Watch the video for all the details.
What kind of speaker wire is best for a home theater setup? Which gauge to choose? Is one brand better than another? Watch the video to find out how to best hook up your speakers for the best sound.
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Viewer Jaye is considering buying a Panasonic G25 plasma and wants to know if there's a better choice out there. Robert points out that their 3D capable VT25 is the best, but the G25 should hold up well. Watch the video for more information on which would be the better choice.
Every HDTV buyer is faced with the same options right off the bat: LCD, LED or plasma? How do you decide which is right for you? Why, ask Robert and Patrick, of course! They'll give you a list of things to consider when making your decision. Watch the video for help deciding which tech is best for your situation.