• HD Advisor 78 RPM

    Posted Fri Oct 8, 2010 at 11:30 AM PDT by

    Found yourself shopping for a new HD display and confused by the meaning of those inflated contrast ratio specs? This week, the HD Advisor takes a look at that topic, plus info on why certain Blu-rays from the Criterion Collection have gone out of print so quickly. Check it out.

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  • HD Advisor at 77 Sunset Strip

    Posted Fri Oct 1, 2010 at 11:00 AM PDT by

    This week, the HD Advisor not only brings you a new round of home theater Questions and Answers, he'd also like to highlight a very disturbing issue with regard to the presentation of older TV programs on Blu-ray. Please take a look, and then be sure to voice your displeasure to the responsible studios.

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  • Seventy-Six HD Advisors Led the Big Parade

    Posted Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 12:00 PM PDT by

    This week, at the prompting of a reader's question, the HD Advisor is reminded that he still has a large collection of Laserdiscs sitting unwatched and collecting dust in his home theater. Is there anything that can be done to make these old discs watchable on an HDTV? Read on to find out!

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  • HD Advisor Diamond Anniversary

    Posted Fri Sep 17, 2010 at 11:30 AM PDT by

    This week, the HD Advisor celebrates the milestone of his 75th Q&A column… by answering more reader questions, of course! What did you think he was going to do? New topics include out-of-print Blu-ray discs and how Dolby ProLogic IIz works on a 5.1 audio receiver. Check it out.

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  • HD Advisor 74 and Counting

    Posted Fri Sep 10, 2010 at 11:30 AM PDT by

    'Jeopardy' champ Ken Jennings may have ended his run after 74 appearances on the show, but our HD Advisor has no immediate plans to bow out in the near future. This week, he addresses the topics of audio/video sync and the crazy Philips 21:9 HDTV. Take a look.

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  • HD Advisor Seventy 3-D

    Posted Fri Sep 3, 2010 at 12:15 PM PDT by

    It's time once again for our HD Advisor to step into the Third Dimension. It can be a scary place, where things seem to fly at your head for no reason all the time. Nonetheless, he's made the trip to answer your questions about 3-D. So put those dorky shutter glasses on and take a look.

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  • HD Advisor A.D. 1972

    Posted Fri Aug 27, 2010 at 11:15 AM PDT by

    Yes, Friday is finally here, which means that it's HD Advisor day. Is it just me, or did it seem like this week would never end? Fortunately, the Advisor is here to wrap up your week with some more answers to your pressing home theater questions. Give it a read.

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  • HD Advisor SR-71 Blackbird

    Posted Fri Aug 20, 2010 at 12:00 PM PDT by

    The HD Advisor is traveling at supersonic speed to bring you the latest answers to your home theater questions. This week: frame rate issues (both hardware and software) and HDMI switching. Plus, new Homework! Read on…

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  • That '70s HD Advisor

    Posted Fri Aug 13, 2010 at 12:00 PM PDT by

    After this week's column, the HD Advisor has officially run out of ideas for his goofy numerical column titles. Please help him out by responding to the Homework assignment with your suggestions. In the meantime, the Advisor answers some questions about subwoofers, frame rate glitches, and why so many Blu-ray releases have such ugly cover art. Take a look.

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  • HD Advisor 69, Dudes!

    Posted Fri Aug 6, 2010 at 11:00 AM PDT by

    The HD Advisor is back to answering reader questions this week. Current topics include why Blu-ray soundtracks often seem so much lower in volume than broadcast television, and whether smaller HDTV screens appear sharper than larger screens. We've also got a new Homework assignment, so be sure to check it out!

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  • The HD Advisor Gives Thanks

    Posted Fri Jul 30, 2010 at 12:10 PM PDT by

    This week, our HD Advisor takes a break from the usual Q&A to extend some (perhaps slightly back-handed) gratitude to one of the major home video studios for following up on an issue he advocated a while back. In the meantime, don't think this means that you readers get off the hook from doing your Homework. There's a new assignment for discussion at the end of the article.

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  • HD Advisor: '68 Comeback Special

    Posted Fri Jul 23, 2010 at 11:00 AM PDT by

    This week, the HD Advisor takes a step back from looking at home theater hardware issues to put a focus on Blu-ray software instead. He answers questions about aspect ratios and why some rental editions differ from retail copies. One reader also needs your help in the Homework to offer suggestions for demo discs to use in a specific situation. Check it out.

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  • HD Advisor '67: The Summer of Love. Far Out, Man!

    Posted Fri Jul 16, 2010 at 12:11 PM PDT by

    Is everybody out there feeling pretty groovy today? Good to hear it, because it's time for the HD Advisor to answer more of your home theater questions. This week he looks at DTS Neo:6, movies shot on video, and the irrelevance of bit rate numbers. Can you dig it?

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  • Get Your Kicks with HD Advisor 66

    Posted Fri Jul 9, 2010 at 11:30 AM PDT by

    If it's Friday, it must be time for a new installment of the HD Advisor Q&A column. This week, the Advisor looks at 7.1 soundtracks, Dolby ProLogic IIz, and TV shows on Blu-ray. Check it out.

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  • HD Advisor Limit: 65

    Posted Fri Jul 2, 2010 at 11:45 AM PDT by

    This week, our HD Advisor answers reader questions about PAL video and the decline of Dolby TrueHD in the Blu-ray market. He also reaches out to a friend for help diagnosing a problem with an LFE calibration issue and the 'Digital Video Essentials' audio test tones. Have a look.

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  • Will You Still Need Him, Will You Still Feed Him, When HD Advisor's Sixty-Four?

    Posted Fri Jun 25, 2010 at 11:30 AM PDT by

    This week's HD Advisor column is all about aspect ratios. No, not just that all-too-typical "What are the black bars for?" question, either. The topics are a little more nuanced than that. Come take a look.

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  • Oh, What a Night. HD Advisor Back in '63

    Posted Fri Jun 18, 2010 at 11:45 AM PDT by

    As Twiki from 'Buck Rogers' might say, "threedee-threedee-threedee…" Yes, it's time for another 3-D edition of the HD Advisor. Read more to have your latest 3-D questions answers. As a special bonus, you won't have to wear any dorky glasses while doing it. Unless you want to, of course. We won't judge, honest.

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  • Where Were You in '62, HD Advisor?

    Posted Fri Jun 11, 2010 at 11:00 AM PDT by

    This is an all-audio week for the HD Advisor. New Q&A topics include the difference between using an A/V receiver versus separate components, broadcast TV audio quality, and why many receivers treat volume numbers on a negative scale. Have a look.

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  • HD Advisor 61*

    Posted Fri Jun 4, 2010 at 11:00 AM PDT by

    The HD Advisor is up to bat again, with answers to some new home theater questions. This week, he addresses "Pure Direct" audio and 24 fps playback problems. Also, don't forget to help out with the new Homework assignment. Take a look.

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  • Gone in 60 HD Advisors

    Posted Fri May 28, 2010 at 09:55 AM PDT by

    This week, our HD Advisor receives some useful reader feedback to help clarify a previous question about why movie soundtracks are mixed with bass in the main channels rather than directed toward the LFE channel. Also, the Advisor addresses new questions about CRT HDTVs, downmixing lossless audio to stereo, and the benefits of 1080p output over 1080i. Check it out.

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