Home Theater Geeks (Video-HD)

Home Theater Geeks (Video-HD)

Australia

Scott Wilkinson, online editor of the AVS Forum, interviews the leaders and pioneers behind today's Home Theater technology. Each week Scott explores the technologies behind your screen. Records live at https://twit.tv/live every Thursday at 5:00pm Eastern / 2:00pm Pacific / 21:00 UTC.

Episodes

HTG 332: Controlling Your Home Theater  

Grant Clauser, Smart Home Editor for TheWirecutter.com, talks about integrating the control of a home-theater system using a universal remote like one of the Logitech Harmony models or an app on your smartphone or tablet. He also digs deep into the use of a voice-control system like Amazon Alexa with an Echo or Dot and how that interfaces with a Harmony Hub. Finally, he discusses smart lights like the Philips Hue and how they can add ambiance and even act as a bias light. Plus answers to chat-room questions and more.

Host: Scott Wilkinson

Guest: Grant Clauser

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HTG 331: A New Type of Projection Screen  

Two representatives from Luminit, VP of engineering Leo Katsenelenson and senior optical engineer Anthony Ang, talk about the company's history in developing light diffusors and holographic technology and how that led to the formation of its Crystal Screens division, which has developed a new type of projection screen. They describe how the screen material consists of pseudo-random surface-relief microstructures, how that allows them to control the gain and viewing angle, how a high-gain screen can avoid hotspotting, answers to chatroom questions, and more.

Host: Scott Wilkinson

Guests: Leo Katsenelenson and Anthony Ang

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HTG 330: The Personal Cinema Architect  

Personal-cinema architect John Bishop talks about his approach to designing home theaters in order to replicate the ideal cinema experience as closely as possible. He advocates the use of so-called "constant-height" setups to display movies with different aspect ratios so the height of the image remains constant. We take a look at several of his projects, which illustrate the importance of seating distance as a function of screen height. Plus answers to chatroom questions and more.

Host: Scott Wilkinson

Guest: John Bishop

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HTG 329: Stewart Filmscreen at 70  

Don Stewart talks with Scott Wilkinson about his family's business which is celebrating its 70th anniversary. He also talks about the types of filmscreens used in homes, movies, TV broadcasts, theme parks, and more.

Host: Scott Wilkinson

Guest: Don Stewart

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HTG 328: SMPTE Technology Conference  

Scott Wilkinson and Michael Heiss talk about the things they saw and learned from the SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Televion Engineers) conference in Hollywood, CA.

Host: Scott Wilkinson

Guest: Michael Heiss

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HTG 327: What's Up with ATSC 3.0  

Scott Wilkinson talks with Triveni Digital CSO Rich Chernock, who is working on the technical committee for finalizing the ATSC 3.0 terrestrial broadcast system.

Host: Scott Wilkinson

Guest: Rich Chernock

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HTG 326: Digging Into Datasat  

Host: Scott Wilkinson

Guests: Robert McKinley and Mike Skrzat

Scott Wilkinson talks with Robert McKinley and Mike Skrzat about Datasat's products and how they can tune big and small rooms.

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HTG 325: The Future of Headphones  

Host: Scott Wilkinson 

Guest: Tyll Hertsens

Scott Wilkinson talks with Tyll Hertsens of Innerfidelity.com about the future of headphones and the role smart headphones can play with augmented reality.

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HTG 324: Leo's LG OLED Followup  

Host: Scott Wilkinson

Guest: Robert Heron

Scott Wilkinson and Robert Heron recap the calibration process of Leo Laporte's LG OLED TV.

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HTG 323: Calibrating Leo Laporte's LG OLED TV  

Host: Scott Wilkinson

Guest: Robert Heron

Scott Wilkinson and Robert Heron go through the calibration process and watch HDR content on Leo Laporte's LG OLED TV.

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HTG 322: CEDIA 2016 Roundup  

Host: Scott Wilkinson

Guests: Michael Heiss and Mark Henninger

Scott talks with Michael Heiss and Mark Henninger about the things they saw and heard at the recent CEDIA 2016 expo.

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HTG 321: Sound and Acoustics 101  

Host: Scott Wilkinson

Guest: Marshall Long

Scott Wilkinson talks with Acoustician Marshall Long about the basics of sound and acoustics.

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HTG 320: IMAX in Space  

Host: Scott Wilkinson

Guest: James Neihouse

Scott Wilkinson talks with Cinematographer James Neihouse about shooting the IMAX movie "A Beautiful Planet" from the International Space Station.

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HTG 319: Archiving Movies Using DNA  

Jean Bolot is here to explain that archiving movies is now as easy as altering synthetic DNA.

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HTG 318: Mixing Atmos  

Host: Scott Wilkinson

Guest: Tim Hoogenakker 

Scott Wilkinson talks with Re-recording Mixer Tim Hoogenakker of Formosa Features about his work mixing Atmos for commercial and home releases.

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HTG 317: Technicolor on HDR  

Host: Scott Wilkinson

Guest: Josh Limor

Scott Wilkinson talks with Josh Limor, VP of Technology and Ecosystem Development at Technicolor, about his company's work on High Dynamic Range.

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HTG 316: HDR  

Scott Wilkinson discusses with SpectraCal's Stacey Spears on the pros and cons of HDR.

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HTG 315: All About Quantum Dots  

Host: Scott Wilkinson

Guests: Charlie Hotz and Jeff Yurek

Scott Wilkinson talks with Charlie Hotz and Jeff Yurek of Nanosys about the technology behind Quantum Dots and how they work in display panels.

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HTG 314: Modular Speakers  

Host: Scott Wilkinson

Guest: Mark Waldrep and Scott Wilker

Scott Wilkinson talks with Mark Waldrep and Scott Wilker about their new Sonic Block modular speakers.

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HTG 313: Movie Sound Editing  

Host: Scott Wilkinson

Guest: Scott Hecker

Scott Wilkinson talks with Scott Hecker, Supervising Sound Editor at Formosa Features about his work in the movie business.

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