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Coming just a few months after debuting on iPhone, the official AVSForum app for Android has now been released. Always a good source for some of the latest and greatest in home theater discussion, we're sure regulars who prefer their Google powered phones will enjoy the app, and next year, may even...

October 30th 2010 at 5:48pm 0 Comments
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The entire point of frame compatible 3D is the ability to send a 3D signal via 2D equipment so that only the source and the display itself needs to be 3D aware. Now for a reason that we can't comprehend, DirecTV decided to try to make things simple and in the process completely disabled 3D for ever...

June 20th 2010 at 10:12am 0 Comments
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As HD geeks there aren't many things we enjoy more than a spirited debate on an online venue and for our interests none are matched by the great AVS Forum -- other than our very own comments of course. We've learned more from this single source than all others combined -- well maybe not if you incl...

June 2nd 2010 at 9:31pm 0 Comments
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Electronic House recently published their 2010 Home of the Year award winners, but one thing those medal swingers were lacking was a tried-and-true DIY touch. Sure, there's no doubt that cold, hard cheddar can buy a fairly swank home cinema, but it's another chore entirely to piece one together wi...

May 18th 2010 at 7:03pm 0 Comments
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A few sightings of non-stretched 4x3 content has finally showed up on TBS HD today, but the bad news is that so far it has only been during commercials. We can only hope that this is a prelude to no more stretch-o-vision on TBS-HD, but given the track record of TNT and TBS, we aren't holding our br...

March 30th 2009 at 8:55pm 0 Comments
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Generally speaking, we don't much cover forums 'round these parts, but the AV Science Forum -- better known as AVSForum -- is the place to go to converse about all things AV-related. In what can only be described as a dramatic bummer, the website suffered a "a major failure in the database and back...

August 11th 2008 at 1:58pm 0 Comments
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Wow, how long have we been waiting for this? The Tiffany Network that practically invented football in HD, has been making way too many HD fans who follow the lower ranked teams in the NFL -- poor Browns' fans -- suffer through SD football just about every Sunday for as long as we can remember. Mean...

May 22nd 2008 at 5:14pm 0 Comments
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Everyone loves to talk about how 1080p at 24 frames per second is the holy grail of the ultimate HD movie experience. But the truth is that even if you are watching a Blu-ray movie via HDMI with the latest player set to 24p, there's a good chance it's all for naught because your HDTV is just conver...

February 21st 2008 at 5:24pm 0 Comments
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If you love TiVo, then there is no substitute, but at $300 many find HD TiVos too rich for their blood, when compared to the price of their provider's DVR. The Comcast TiVo offers a good compromise of price and experience, but there are some key TiVo features missing. Well it appears now that at lea...

January 31st 2008 at 11:06am 0 Comments
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A few Netflix users at AVS have reported that customer service reps are blaming the Netflix HD movie backup on the studios. The story goes on to say that it's a conspiracy devised by the studios as a way to get you to buy rather than rent. We dropped a quick email to a studio exec, and after he got...

January 16th 2008 at 12:04pm 0 Comments
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Format fanboys (and girls), we sure hope you've taken the time to cool your apparently heated jets, because AVS Forum is putting its foot down from here on out. Just days after the site shut down the HD DVD / Blu-ray boards due to the zaniness that was ensuing, it has reopened the forums for new pos...

November 12th 2007 at 4:25pm 0 Comments