Hanging An HDTV: It's All About The Studs. Telecine, Prints And Ugly Blu-ray Tranfers, Top 5 Movies from Comics, Blu-Ray releases for the week of September 15th, 2009.
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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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Robert Heron's checking out all the new home cinema and HDTV gear at CEDIA this week. Our beloved producer Roger Chang cohosts this week. What's he been watching in hi-def? Some of the most beautiful HD video you can get. It's free PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) OTA like Nova, Nature and Carrier, Life Aboard the USS Nimitz! All you need is an antenna if you're in range.
If you haven't seen 'em yet, the freshly upated Hubble Telescope (Wide Field Camera 3 FTW!) is turning out some goregous pictures of space, and NASA is making lots of 'em available in high resolution.... they can really show off your monitor!
It turns out video camera in Apple's new iPod Nano isn't HD... but we definately want to get Netgear's Digital Entertainer Live, aka the EVA200 along with the Popcorn Hour C-200 in for review. We know you want to see more media tank/set top boxes/video players on HD Nation! (Our buddy Mark Hachman at PCMag.com has a review of the EVA 2000 to hold ya over!)
Spiderman (unfortunately, you have to buy all the Spiderman movies in a 3 pack)
and, tied for first place, Watchmen
and The Dark Knight
Amadeus: Director's Cut (Warner Brothers), An American Werewolf in London: Full Moon Edition (Universal), Army of Darkness: Screwhead Edition (Universal), The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (Miramax), Camille (E1), Casablanca (Warner), Child's Play (MGM/UA), Crash: The Complete First Season (Anchor Bay), Deep Impact (Paramount), Easy Virtue (Sony) , Grace (Starz/Anchor Bay), Grey's Anatomy: The Complete Fifth Season (Walt Disney), The Hannibal Lecter Anthology (MGM/UA), Hero (Miramax), Highlander: The Series - Season One (Legendary Heroes), Iron Monkey (Miramax), The Legend of Drunken Master (Disney/Buena Vista), Misery (MGM/UA), My Name Is Earl: Season Four (20th Century Fox), Punch-Drunk Love (Sony), The Ultimate Force of Four (Miramax), Valentino: The Last Emperor (Phase 4 Films) , Van Helsing (Universal), Varsity Blues (Paramount), Wrong Turn (20th Century Fox), Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (20th Century Fox) and, finally, X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Fox)
If you've got a studfinder, a power drill, a screwdriver and maybe a wrench... you can hang an HDTV mount. Just don't be like Patrick... find the studs first! Stud Finder, power drill, the right sized drill bit and screwdriver, and maybe a wrench...
Playstation 3. Often seen as just a game machine the PS3 has made a name for itself amongst videophiles as a superb Blu-Ray player for its speed and ease of upgrade.
And with the release of the Playstation 3 Slim, you can Bitstream Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD. If you've got the right audio gear you can get lossless surround audio off Blu-ray titles that feature it. (And it plays games, too!)