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Answers by Joshua Zyber.



HD Advisor Columns:

HD Advisor Centennial (Apr 1, 2011)
  • A/V Receivers and 3D Passthrough
  • 3D Video and Audio Connections
  • Subtitle Fonts and Appearance
  • Madonna Movies on Blu-ray
  • Homework: Scratches on LCD Screen

Tonight I'm Gonna Party Like It's HD Advisor 99 (Mar 25, 2011)
  • Video Processors and Constant Image Height
  • Universal Studios Blu-ray Quality
  • Homework: PS3 Audio Setup Issue

HD Advisor: 98 Degrees and Rising (Mar 18, 2011)
  • "Resume Play" Feature on Blu-ray
  • Film-to-Video Transfer Process
  • Homework: A/V Receiver Upgrade Advice

HD Advisor HOT 97 FM (Mar 11, 2011)
  • Inconsistent Video Quality on Some Blu-rays
  • 2-Channel PCM vs. 5.1 Lossy Audio
  • Homework: White Flashes on Screen

HD Advisor Opus No. 96 (Mar 4, 2011)
  • Is Lossless Audio Mostly Hype?
  • HD DVD Compatibility
  • Homework: Home Theater Energy Efficiency

HD Advisor: Dogme 95 Edition (Feb 25, 2011)
  • Contrast on Digital Displays
  • Homework: Finding a Job in the Home Entertainment Industry

HD Advisor Surprise Symphony No. 94 (Feb 18, 2011)
  • Audio and Video Drop-Outs
  • Time Compression on Broadcast TV
  • "Flipper" Discs
  • Homework: Bandwidth Limiting Issues with Streaming Content

HD Advisor Ninety 3D (Feb 11, 2011)
  • Passive vs. Active Shutter 3D
  • Brand-Specific 3D
  • Blu-ray 3D Backwards Compatibility
  • Is Anaglyph 3D Dead?
  • Homework: Blu-ray 3D Rentals

HD Advisor, Class of '92 (Feb 4, 2011)
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Audio from a Laserdisc Player
  • 4:3 Aspect Ratio on HD Broadcast
  • Homework: Audio Settings on PS3 Slim

HD Advisor 91: Bad As I Wanna Be (Jan 28, 2011)
  • TV Show Frame Rates
  • 'Resident Evil: Afterlife' Playback Issues on PS3
  • Homework: Audio-Only Blu-ray Compression

HD Advisor at Playhouse 90 (Jan 21, 2011)
  • What's So Great About Projectors?
  • Contrast Calibration
  • Pre/Pro Connections
  • Homework: Samsung DLP Pixelation

HD Advisor: Pop Song 89 (Jan 14, 2011)
  • Anamorphic Lens for 2.35:1 Projection
  • PS3 Settings: LPCM vs. Bitstream
  • Homework: Blu-ray Playback on a PC

HD Advisor 88 MPH and 1.21 Gigawatts (Jan 7, 2011)
  • Pillarboxing Standard-Def Video
  • Cable TV Audio Hook-Up
  • Broadcast Audio Format
  • Homework: Panasonic Plasma Grayscale Issue

Fourscore and Seven HD Advisors Ago (Dec 17, 2010)
  • Double Feature Blu-rays
  • PS3 Audio Settings Revisited
  • Audyssey Calibration and Analog Connections
  • Homework: Transferring 8mm Film to DVD

HD Advisor Agent 86 (Dec 10, 2010)
  • Blu-ray Audio Decoding & PS3 Settings
  • 7.1 Soundtracks in a 5.1 System
  • Why Do Studios Favor DTS-HD Master Audio over Dolby TrueHD?
  • Homework: Questions for Dolby

HD Advisor 1985: The Legend is Reborn (Dec 3, 2010)
  • Video Calibration Standards
  • PS3 Setup with Soundbar
  • 4k Digital Cinema Revisited
  • Homework: DLP Picture Problem

HD Advisor Nineteen Eighty-Four (Nov 19, 2010)
  • DVD Pixel Aspect Ratios
  • Uncompressed Audio in Theaters
  • Expert Feedback: The PS3 and HDMI 1.4

HD Advisor Eighty 3-D (Nov 12, 2010)
  • Are 3-D Blu-rays Compatible with 2-D?
  • 3-D Bit Rates
  • 3-D Blu-ray Naming Conventions
  • 3-D Without Glasses

HD Advisor Eight-Two, Brute? (Nov 5, 2010)
  • 'Last of the Mohicans' Playback Problems
  • Why No Anamorphic Enhancement on Blu-ray?
  • Homework: What the Hell is Steve Jobs' Problem?

HD Advisor, Texas - Pop. 81 (Oct 29, 2010)
  • Upgrading Old A/V Receiver
  • Universal Remotes
  • Homework: Audio Tweaks

Around the World in 80 HD Advisors (Oct 22, 2010)
  • Audio Jitter
  • Center Channel Volume
  • Homework: Vertical Stripes in 'First Blood' and 'Broken Arrow'

The Concorde… HD Advisor '79 (Oct 15, 2010)
  • Home Theater Connection Basics
  • PS3 "Bitstream Direct" vs. "Bitstream Mix"
  • Reader Feedback: Misleading "HD" Advertising

HD Advisor 78 RPM (Oct 8, 2010)
  • D-ILA vs. LCD Projectors
  • Out of Print Criterion Collection Titles
  • Homework: 'Kick-Ass' Playback Problems

HD Advisor at 77 Sunset Strip (Oct 1, 2010)
  • Blu-ray vs. HD Streaming
  • Plasma vs. LCD
  • Reader Feedback: Cropping of Older TV Shows

Seventy-Six HD Advisors Led the Big Parade (Sept 24, 2010)
  • Subwoofer Power
  • Laserdisc Viewing in the HD Era
  • Homework: Multi-Region Blu-ray Drives for Computer

HD Advisor Diamond Anniversary (Sept 17, 2010)
  • Dolby ProLogic IIz on a 5.1 Audio System
  • Out of Print Blu-ray Discs
  • Reader Feedback: 1080i vs. 1080p Revisited

HD Advisor 74 and Counting (Sept 10, 2010)
  • Philips Cinema 21:9 HDTV
  • Audio/Video Sync Issues
  • Homework: Shadow Artifacts on LCD TV Screen

HD Advisor Seventy 3-D (Sept 3, 2010)
  • Native vs. Simulated 3-D
  • 2-D to 3-D Conversion
  • Polarized vs. Active Shutter 3-D
  • HDMI 1.4 and the PS3
  • IMAX 3D and DMR
  • Reader Observation: 3-D TV Demos

HD Advisor A.D. 1972 (Aug 27, 2010)
  • Is 1080i on Blu-ray Really Inferior to 1080p?
  • Bass Management
  • Homework: Dark Blue Stripe on Screen

HD Advisor SR-71 Blackbird (Aug 20, 2010)
  • HDMI Switchers
  • Frame Rate Labeling Confusion
  • Why So Little 50 Hz Support in North America?
  • Homework: Blu-ray Player Glitches

That '70s HD Advisor (Aug 13, 2010)
  • Passive vs. Powered Subwoofers
  • Ugly Blu-ray Cover Art
  • Dropped Frames
  • Homework: HD Advisor Column Title Suggestions

HD Advisor 69, Dudes! (Aug 6, 2010)
  • Blu-ray Volume Issues
  • "Sharpness" vs. Detail
  • Homework: Blu-ray Laptop Recommendations

The HD Advisor Gives Thanks (Jul 29, 2010)
  • Sony's Subtitle Position Policy Change
  • Homework: Inexpensive Audio Solutions

HD Advisor: '68 Comeback Special (Jul 23, 2010)
  • Movie Aspect Ratios Changed for Blu-ray?
  • Rental Discs Different from Retail Copies
  • Homework: Demo-Worthy Blu-ray Discs

HD Advisor '67: The Summer of Love. Far Out, Man! (Jul 16, 2010)
  • Dolby ProLogic II vs. DTS Neo:6
  • Blu-ray Disc Space Usage
  • Video to Film Back to Video Transfers
  • Homework: Blu-ray Lens & Disc Cleaners

Get Your Kicks with HD Advisor 66 (July 9, 2010)
  • Dolby ProLogic IIx vs ProLogic IIz
  • Processing 5.1 Soundtracks into 7.1
  • TV Shows on Blu-ray
  • Homework: Macbook Pro HDMI Audio Problem

HD Advisor Limit: 65 (Jul 2, 2010)
  • A/V Receivers and PAL Video
  • What Happened to Dolby TrueHD?
  • LFE Calibration and 'Digital Video Essentials'
  • Homework: PS3 Audio Problems

Will You Still Need Him, Will You Still Feed Him, When HD Advisor's Sixty-Four? (Jun 25, 2010)
  • 1.78:1 vs. 1.85:1
  • 2.35:1 vs. 2.40:1
  • Are Scope Movies in Decline?
  • Homework: TV Stand Recommendations

Oh, What a Night. HD Advisor Back in '63 (Jun 18, 2011)
  • 3-D Pass-Through in Receivers
  • 3-D Glasses and Broadcast TV
  • 3-D Frame Rates
  • 3-D Compatibility of Older 120 Hz TVs
  • Homework: Connecting Laptop to HDTV

Where Were You in '62, HD Advisor? (Jun 11, 2010)
  • Receiver vs. Separates
  • Dolby Digital on HD Broadcast
  • Positive vs. Negative Volume Numbers
  • Homework: Entry-Level HD Audio Receivers

HD Advisor 61* (Jun 4, 2010)
  • 24 fps Playback Problems
  • "Pure Direct" Audio Mode
  • Homework: Connecting a Digital Camera to an HDTV

Gone in 60 HD Advisors (May 28, 2010)
  • 1080i Scaled to 1080p
  • Downmixing Lossless Audio to Stereo
  • Resolution of CRT HDTVs
  • Reader Feedback: Large vs. Small Speakers Revisited

The 59th Street HD Advisor Song (Feelin' Groovy) (May 21, 2010)
  • Large vs. Small Speakers
  • Pillarbox Bars – Black vs. Gray
  • Blu-ray Quality Control
  • Homework: Blu-ray Players with Wi-Fi

'58 HD Advisor Fury (Will publish May 14, 2010)
  • Early Adoption of 3-D
  • Black Levels of Digital HDTVs
  • Why Haven't You Reviewed Movie XYZ?
  • Homework: Adding an LP Turntable to the Home Theater

57 HD Advisors (And Nothin' On) (May 7, 2010)
  • HD Audio Confusion Revisited
  • "Direct" vs. "Mixed" Audio
  • Are All Blu-rays HD?
  • Homework: PS3 Problems

'56 HD Advisor with Hardtop and Continental Kit (Apr 30, 2010)
  • Correction re: HD Audio Downconversion
  • 2k or 4k Video at Home?
  • 'Avatar' vs. Blu-ray Players
  • Homework: Plasma Screen Cleaners

HD Advisor Can't Drive 55 (Apr 23, 2010)
  • Is HD Audio Worth It?
  • HDMI 1.4
  • 120 Hz Frame Rate
  • Homework: HD Advisor Column Titles & Pictures

HD Advisor 54, Where Are You? (Apr 16, 2010)
  • D-BOX Motion Code
  • Letterbox vs. Windowbox
  • Video Processors
  • Reader Feedback: Panasonic 3-D Blu-ray Players Compatible with "Checkerboard" 3-D

HD Advisor Fifty 3-D (Apr 9, 2010)
  • What's Really Needed for 3-D?
  • 3-D Projectors
  • 3-D with Projectors, x2
  • Does 3-D Work the Same for Everyone?
  • Homework: HDAVI Control

HD Advisor 52 Pick-Up (Apr 2, 2010)
  • 'Avatar' Aspect Ratio Controversy
  • Blu-ray vs. Film vs. IMAX
  • Scaling and Native Resolution
  • Homework: PS3 Playback Problems

HD Advisor 5.1 Surround (Mar 26, 2010)
  • 120 Hz without Frame Interpolation
  • 3-D Shutter Glasses
  • Blu-ray Player with 2 HDMI Outputs
  • Homework: Resume Play Function on Java Discs

HD Advisor Five-O (Mar 19, 2010)
  • Audio Not in Sync with Video
  • HDTVs with "MotionFlow"
  • Home Theater in an Apartment
  • High-End (i.e. Expensive) Blu-ray Players and Cables
  • Digital vs. Analog Audio Transmission

HD Advisors of '49 (Mar 12, 2010)
  • Movies with IMAX Scenes
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • Seamless Branching
  • Homework: PowerDVD Playback Issues

Another 48 HD Advisors (Mar 5, 2010)
  • Mono 1.0 vs. Mono 2.0 Soundtracks
  • Fancy Blu-ray Packaging
  • Blu-rays with Less Features than DVDs
  • Homework: DVD Playback Issue with Mitsubishi DLP TV

HD Advisor Twenty 4-7 Three Sixty Five (Feb 26, 2010)
  • Film vs. Digital
  • Video Quality of Movie Trailers
  • LCD TVs and Burn-In
  • Homework: LG BH200 Disc Error Problems

HD Advisor Code 46 (Feb 19, 2010)
  • Blu-ray vs. Theaters
  • "Source Direct" Video Mode
  • HDTV Preset Picture Calibration Modes
  • Homework: Bitstream Audio Problems

HD Advisor and a .45 (Feb 12, 2010)
  • Foreign Blu-rays and Region Coding
  • Movies with Older CGI Visual Effects
  • Blu-rays that Don't Default to the Lossless Audio Track
  • Reader Feedback: More on 3-D

HD Advisor .44 Magnum Force (Feb 5, 2010)
  • 21:9 Enhancement on Blu-ray?
  • Lossless Audio Bit Rates
  • Monty Python's The Meaning of Blu-ray
  • Reader Feedback: 3-D Revisited

HD Advisor Update: Constant Image Height Projection (Jan 29, 2010)
  • Blu-ray Players with Subtitle Position Adjustment

HD Advisor Forty 3-D! (Jan 22, 2010)
  • 3-D 101
  • Are 120 Hz HDTVs Ready for 3-D?
  • 3-D, Receivers, and HDMI 1.4
  • 4k Digital Projection and 3-D
  • Reader Rant: I Hate 3-D!

Life, the Universe and HD Advisor (Jan 15, 2010)
  • Dolby ProLogic IIz
  • 2k vs. 4k Digital Projection
  • A Glitch in the Matrix
  • Homework: Plasma Break-In

One for HD Advisor, and HD Advisor 4-1 (Jan 8, 2010)
  • 50 Hz Frame Rate Problems
  • Why One Lossless Audio Format over Another?
  • Video Calibration
  • Is Blu-ray Dying?
  • Hate Mail: The Black Bar Hater Returns

The 40-Year-Old HD Advisor (Dec 18, 2009)
  • How to Make a Blu-ray Player Wireless?
  • Component Video Outputs on Blu-ray Players Revisited
  • Will the Screen-Filling Madness Never End?
  • Homework: BD-Live on Laptops

The HD Advisor's 39 Steps (Dec 11, 2009)
  • Forced Trailers via BD-Live
  • Why Don't All Movies Have Reference Quality Video?
  • Homework: Connecting a Computer Blu-ray Player to an External Display

HD Advisor: HDX 1138 (Dec 4, 2009)
  • Why No 5.1 PCM over Toslink?
  • 'Starship Troopers' Playback Problems
  • Cleaning a Blu-ray Disc
  • Homework: Connecting a Blu-ray Player to a Laptop Screen?

37 HD Advisors. In a Row? (Nov 27, 2009)
  • Rental vs. Retail Blu-ray Discs
  • No HD Resolution over Component Connection
  • Homework: HD Advisor Column Photo Images

HD Advisor 36 (Nov 20, 2009)
  • Spielberg Movies on Blu-ray
  • Analog Audio Outputs vs. HDMI
  • Speaker Icon in Disc Menus
  • Homework: Silly HD Advisor Column Titles

HD Advisor 35 Up (Nov 6, 2009)
  • Restoring Older Movies
  • Squeaking Noise from TV Speakers
  • Projector Zooming
  • Homework: Speaker Feedbac

HD Advisor on 34th Street (Oct 30, 2009)
  • THX Optimizer Revisited
  • Dolby TrueHD on 'Akira' Revisited
  • Dolby TrueHD vs. DTS-HD Master Audio Revisited
  • Homework: Blu-ray Players with Netflix Streaming

HD Advisor 33 1/3 (Oct 23, 2009)
  • Deep Color and 36-Bit Playback
  • Zoom on a Blu-ray Player
  • Calibration Discs vs. THX Optimizer
  • Audio Bit Depth and Sampling Rates
  • Homework: Rear Speaker Popping Sound

32 Short Films About HD Advisor (Oct 16, 2009)
  • 192 kHz Audio
  • Lossless Video Compression
  • Power Conditioners
  • Homework: Computer / Multi-Media Speakers with a TV?

HD Advisor 31st (Oct 9, 2009)
  • Is Film "HD"?
  • Lossless 7.1 Soundtracks from Older Blu-ray/HD DVD Players
  • Connecting Old Video Sources to an HDTV
  • Homework: How to Recognize a Bootleg Blu-ray?

30 Days of HD Advisor (Oct 2, 2009)
  • PS3 Audio Decoding Revisited
  • Disc Incompatibility Issues / Firmware Updates
  • Upconverted Standard-Def Content on Blu-ray
  • Homework: Surge Protector Recommendations

HD Advisor 29 (Sept 25, 2009)
  • Digital Editing in Filmmaking
  • Watching 'The Dark Knight' on a 2.35:1 Screen
  • PAL Content on Blu-ray
  • Homework: Blu-ray Playback on a PC

28 HD Advisors Later (Sept 18, 2009)
  • HD Audio Decoding
  • TV Calibration
  • Service Menu Adjustments
  • Homework: Subwoofer Placement

HD Advisor Flashback (Sept 11, 2009)
  • Betamax vs. VHS
  • Antenna Input on TV
  • "Letterbox" Bars
  • How to Get a CED out of the Case?
  • Digital Audio on Laserdisc
  • Homework: Cable TV Remote Control Boxes

27 HD Advisors (Sept 4, 2009)
  • PS3 Slim
  • DTS Decoding
  • Blu-ray Storage Capacity
  • Homework: Speaker Recommendations

The 26th HD Advisor (Aug 28, 2009)
  • HD Movies from Sources Other than Blu-ray
  • Timelines and Other Gimmicks
  • Why Both Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio?
  • Homework: Digital Cinematography

HD Advisor in the 25th Century (Aug 21, 2009)
  • HDMI 1.3
  • Backwards Compatibility of HD Audio
  • Is BD-Live Worth Upgrading For?
  • Homework: Soundbar Recommendations

24 Hour HD Advisor People (Aug 14, 2009)
  • HD Audio Through Analog Outputs
  • HDMI Handshaking Issues
  • Why Do Some Blu-rays Not Get Reviewed on This Site?
  • Homework: Smaller HDTV Recommendations

The HD Advisor Number 23 (Jul 31, 2009)
  • Bitstream vs. PCM
  • Moving Supplements to BD-Live
  • Connecting a Blu-ray Player to a Standard-Def TV
  • A Blu-ray Player Region-Free for DVD?
  • Homework: Downmixing Lossless Multi-Channel Audio to Stereo PCM

The HD Advisor's Catch-22 (Jul 24, 2009)
  • Projection Screens Revisited
  • Who Picks What Movies Get Released on Blu-ray?
  • Movies on HD Cable
  • Homework: Blu-ray Laptop Recommendations

The HD Advisor Turns 21 (Jul 17, 2009)
  • Projection Screens
  • Dolby Digital Plus on Blu-ray
  • Region Coding on Warner Blu-ray Discs
  • Homework: Home-Theater-in-a-Box Recommendations

The HD Advisor Needs You! (Jul 10, 2009)
  • Subtitle Placement Poll

20th Century HD Advisor (Jul 2, 2009)
  • IMAX Digital Theaters
  • Region-Free Blu-ray Playback
  • DTS-HD Master Audio on 'Terminator 2'
  • Homework: CCFL Backlights in LCD TVs

K-19: The HD Advisor (Jun 26, 2009)
  • Overscan
  • 24 fps on a 720p Projector
  • Color Temperature
  • Homework: Toslink Switcher Recommendations

HD Advisor 17 Again (OK, Really 18) (Jun 19, 2009)
  • Video Bit Rates
  • PCM Audio over S/PDIF
  • 720p vs. 1080p HDTVs
  • 2k vs. 4k Resolution Revisited
  • Homework: Surround Speaker Placement

HD Advisor 17 (Jun 12, 2009)
  • Digitally Photographed Movies
  • DVD Upconversion
  • RS-232 Interface
  • Homework: Budget A/V Receiver Recommendations

HD Advisor's Super Sweet 16 (Jun 4, 2009)
  • PS3 vs. Standalone Blu-ray Players
  • PS3 Settings
  • DTS vs. DTS-HD
  • Homework: HDTV Recommendations

HD Advisor XV (May 29, 2009)
  • Comparing Blu-ray to DVD
  • 1080p24
  • 30 fps
  • 720p24
  • DVD Upconversion
  • Homework: Streaming Video via PS3

HD Advisor XIV (May 22, 2009)
  • Broadcast HD Quality
  • Remastering Old TV Shows
  • HD DVD Players
  • To Bose or Not to Bose

HD Advisor the 13th (May 8, 2009)
  • Older TV Shows on Blu-ray
  • Power Conditioning vs. More Power
  • HD Audio Decoding
  • Where to Perform Upconversion?
  • Lossless Audio and Headphones
  • Homework: Flash Card Recommendations

HD Advisors by the Dozen (May 1, 2009)
  • Dynamic Contrast
  • DTS-HD Master Audio on 'Die Hard 2'
  • HDMI Switchers
  • Film-to-Video Transfers
  • Dust Blobs & Stuck Pixels
  • Homework: Blu-ray Burner Recommendations

HD Advisor's 11 (Apr 17, 2009)
  • Edge Enhancement
  • Firmware Updates
  • Native Resolution and Jaggies
  • 7.1 Soundtracks
  • Homework: Speaker Recommendations

HD Advisor X (Apr 10, 2009)
  • Widescreen Photography Formats
  • Homework: Onkyo Receiver Setup

The Whole Nine HD Advisors (Apr 3, 2009)
  • PS3 Upconversion
  • Resume Play
  • Audio Delay
  • U-Control
  • High-Def Audio on HD DVD
  • PCM Audio
  • Speakers
  • Burn-in
  • Beyond Blu-ray
  • Homework: HDMI Sinks

HD Advisor 8 ½ (Mar 27, 2009)
  • 1080i on a 1080p Display, and HDMI Splitters
  • Using Component Video and HDMI Audio Simultaneously
  • HDMI Handshaking Woes
  • Playing Non-Anamorphic DVDs in a PS3
  • Lens Cleaning Discs
  • Homework: Streaming Video from Computer to PS3

HD Advisor Number Slevin (Mar 20, 2009)
  • Calibration
  • Lossy vs. Lossless Audio
  • HDMI vs. DVI
  • Speaker Not Working Properly
  • Switching Resolutions
  • Homework: Samsung Blu-ray Player Setup

HD Advisor VI: The Undiscovered Country (Mar 13, 2009)
  • Film-to-Video
  • 3:2 Pulldown
  • Brand Loyalty
  • HD Audio and 7.1
  • Lossless Audio and HDMI
  • 3-D
  • Homework: A/V Receiver Recommendations

HD Advisor v5.0 (Mar 6, 2009)
  • 1080p Content on a 720p HDTV
  • HD Audio – PCM vs. Bitstream
  • Dynamic Range Compression
  • 5.1 Audio vs. 7.1
  • Replacement Remotes

HD Advisor: Episode IV – A New Hope (Feb 27, 2009)
  • HD Audio Hookup
  • HD Audio Format Comparisons
  • Subtitles
  • 1080p24

Return of the HD Advisor (Feb 20, 2009)
  • Frame Rates
  • 1080i vs. 1080p
  • Frame Interpolation
  • Audio Sync
  • Player Load Times

HD Advisor 2: Advise Harder (Feb 13 , 2009)
  • "3-D Pop"
  • HD Audio
  • 4k Video on Blu-ray?
  • Blu-ray Pricing
  • Blu-ray Recorders

Our HD Advisor Answers Your Questions (Feb 6, 2009)
  • Expensive HDMI Cables
  • 1080p24
  • HD Audio Hookup
  • PS3 vs. Standalone Players



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