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 342: The Audio Alchemist  

Peter Madnick, Chief Alchemist at Audio Alchemy and veteran member of the audio industry, talks about various audio topics, including his history in the industry, vinyl records, phono-cartridge alignment, linear-tracking tonearms, Audio Alchemy's merger with ELAC, analog versus digital audio, tubes versus solid state, high-resolution audio, sample-rate and bit-depth upconversion, DACs and jitter, human audio perception, answers to chatroom questions, and more.

Host: Scott Wilkinson

Guest: Peter Madnick

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HTG 341: Inside Sony Technology  

Philip Jones, Product Technology Manager for Sony Electronics, talks about some of the concepts and technologies used in the company's TVs. These include the importance of color volume in the world of high dynamic range (HDR), the perceptual effects of the point-spread function and the Hunt Effect, HDR10 and how some Sony TVs generate dynamic metadata from it, the addition of Dolby Vision to some Sony TVs thanks to the X1 Extreme processor, object-based HDR remastering of SDR content, Super Bit Mapping, dual-database image enhancement and noise reduction, Backlight Master Drive and Slim Backlight Drive LCD-backlighting systems, CLEDIS micro-LED display, Acoustic Surface audio on the A1E OLED, answers to chatroom questions, and more.

Host: Scott Wilkinson

Guest: Philip Jones

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HTG 340: Binaural Beamforming  

Peter Otto, Chief Scientific Officer at Comhear, explains audio beamforming. Topics include wave interference and how that can be manipulated to create narrow beams of sound, the difference between listening to music on headphones versus speakers, how conventional 2-channel speaker setups blur the imaging because of crosstalk and how beamforming can control crosstalk to render a better stereo image, binaural sound, immersive audio, consumer products, answers to chatroom questions, and more.

Host: Scott Wilkinson

Guest: Peter Otto

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HTG 339: The Ultimate Home Theater in a Box  

Master designer Theo Kalomirakis talks about how he got involved in designing home theaters and what led him to his latest venture called Rayva. The concept is to offer pre-designed, packaged home-theater systems for rooms of various sizes at various budget levels, which cost much less than a fully custom-designed, dedicated theater room while offering very high performance. We take a look at the available floor plans and designs and talk about how all the components are integrated into a single system. Plus answers to chat-room questions and more.

Host: Scott Wilkinson

Guest: Theo Kalomirakis

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HTG 338: All About JVC Projectors  

JVC Chief Engineer Rod Sterling digs deep into the technology used in JVC projectors. Topics include the history of their development, the difference between LCD, DLP, and D-ILA/LCoS, what MTF (modulation transfer function) means for picture resolution, e-Shift pixel shifting, different light sources, RGB-laser versus blue-laser/yellow-phosphor illumination, projectors and high dynamic range, answers to chat-room questions, and more.

Host: Scott Wilkinson

Guest: Rod Sterling

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HTG 337: CES 2017 Roundup  

Journalists Mike Heiss, Mark Henninger, and Robert Heron join Scott Wilkinson to recap some of what they saw and heard at CES. On the video side of things, there were OLED TVs from LG and Sony, Samsung's QLED LCD TVs, the concept of color volume, the appearance of Dolby Vision HDR in many TVs and UHD Blu-ray players, 4K laser-illuminated ultra short-throw projectors, and the mighty Sony CLEDIS micro-LED display. They also heard many great audio demos, including Andrew Jones' Adante speakers for ELAC, Emotiva Airmotiv speakers, MBL speakers and electronics, Lexicon's SL-1 speaker with beamforming, and Comhear's MyBeam beamforming technology. Plus answers to chat-room questions and much more.

Host: Scott Wilkinson

Guests: Michael Heiss, Mark Henninger, and Robert Heron

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HTG 336: Live From CES 2017  

At CES 2017, Scott Wilkinson visits various booths on the show floor to talk about what's new in audio and video this year, including JVC's new projectors, LeEco's disruptive TVs, LG's new OLED and Super UHD LCD TVs, Hisense's Laser Cast and flat-panel TVs, TCL's latest LCD TVs, Klipsch's new audio products, DEG's high-resolution audio announcements, Samsung's new QLED TV, and Sony's OLED, LCD, and CLEDIS micro-LED display. It's going to be a great year for AV!

Host: Scott Wilkinson

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HTG 335: Best of 2016  

A look back at the best interviews and segments from Home Theater Geeks with Scott Wilkinson in 2016.

Host: Scott Wilkinson

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HTG 334: A Look Back at 2016  

Journalists Brent Butterworth, Mike Heiss, and Tom Norton join Scott Wilkinson to discuss the important audio and video stories from 2016. Topics include the rapid pace of 4K/UHD adoption, Chinese TV makers, 4K/UHD content delivery, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X immersive audio, high dynamic range (HDR), Dolby Vision in commercial cinemas, headphones and soundfield virtualization, UHD Blu-ray, Amazon becoming the leading speaker brand in the US, VR headsets, answers to questions from the chat room, and more.

Host: Scott Wilkinson

Guests: Michael Heiss, Brent Butterworth, and Tom Norton

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HTG 333: Chatroom Q & A  

AVS Forum Associate Editor Mark Henninger joins host Scott Wilkinson to answer questions from the chatroom, including queries about the best video image we've seen this year, HDR-capable PC monitors, whether or not ripping Blu-rays yields the same quality as the disc itself, whether or not HDBaseT will replace HDMI, portable projectors, support for HDR in Windows 10, immersive audio from headphones, music in surround, glitches in HDMI ARC, Dolby Vision HDR in the home, Sony OLED TVs, playing UHD Blu-rays from a PC, and more.

Host: Scott Wilkinson

Guest: Mark Henninger

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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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