• The 59th Street HD Advisor Song (Feelin' Groovy)

    Posted Fri May 21, 2010 at 10:55 AM PDT by

    The HD Advisor has more answers to your home theater questions. This week, he addresses the topics of Large and Small speakers, Blu-ray quality control, and light gray pillarbox bars. Also, don't forget to check out the new Homework assignment.

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  • '58 HD Advisor Fury

    Posted Fri May 14, 2010 at 11:30 AM PDT by

    Have you considered upgrading your old TV, but worry about the trade-offs in newer models? Are you concerned about being a 3-D early adopter? Have you wondered why High-Def Digest hasn't reviewed your favorite movie yet? The HD Advisor is here to help. Check out his latest column for the details.

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  • 57 HD Advisors (And Nothin' On)

    Posted Fri May 7, 2010 at 11:30 AM PDT by

    It seems the HD Advisor's attempt to clarify issues of high-def audio downconversion in last week's column only caused more confusion for some readers. This week, he tries to clear that up, and also tackles a couple of new questions. Have a look.

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  • '56 HD Advisor with Hardtop and Continental Kit

    Posted Fri Apr 30, 2010 at 11:00 AM PDT by

    Some of you may have noticed that our HD Advisor has been awfully busy this week. (Hint: Click on that "Blog" tab at the top of this page.) He also wrote a book-length review of some little indie art movie about blue cat-people in a magical rainforest. Nevertheless, he remains dedicated to the cause of answering your home theater questions. Check out this week's latest Q&A.

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  • HD Advisor 54, Where Are You?

    Posted Fri Apr 16, 2010 at 11:00 AM PDT by

    When our HD Advisor checks his mail bag every week, he tends to get asked a lot of similar questions about familiar audio and video concerns. This week, he's found three all-new topics he hasn't covered in previous columns. Want to know what they are? You've got to read the article!

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  • HD Advisor Fifty 3-D

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

    The HD Advisor dedicated a column to 3-D a few months ago. Nevertheless, it still seems to be a big topic on people's minds. New and updated information keeps coming out. This week brings us more questions on the subject.

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  • HD Advisor 52 Pick-Up

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

    As you may have heard, a little movie called 'Avatar' will be hitting Blu-ray soon. It's some low-budget indie thing that played in art house theaters for a few days last year, wasn't it? Probably nobody out there was planning to buy it. In any case, our HD Advisor explains why the Blu-ray will have a different aspect ratio than many viewers may have seen in theaters. Also covered in this week's column: Why IMAX content looks better than 35mm content on Blu-ray, if both are supposedly better than HD video anyway. Plus, a question about the native resolution of an HDTV set, and all new Homework. Take a look.

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  • HD Advisor 5.1 Surround

    Posted Fri Mar 26, 2010 at 11:25 AM PDT by

    As some of our readers noted, last week's 50th milestone HD Advisor column was something of a "clip show" of greatest hits. This week, the Advisor is back with a fresh batch of topics about 3-D shutter glasses, Blu-ray players with multiple HDMI outputs, and 120 Hz frame interpolation. Check it out.

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  • HD Advisor Five-O

    Posted Fri Mar 19, 2010 at 11:55 AM PDT by

    The HD Advisor has made it to 50 Q&A columns. To celebrate this milestone, the Advisor offers a retrospective look back at popular topics. Won't you join us for this little trip down memory lane?

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  • HD Advisors of '49

    Posted Mon Mar 15, 2010 at 12:35 PM PDT by

    Due to technical difficulties over the weekend, we're reposting the last HD Advisor, cause let's face it, the man with the remote deserves his due! Today the Advisor has got a fresh batch of topics this week. Look inside for answers to questions about Wi-Fi, IMAX, and seamless branching. There's a new Homework assignment too. Check it out.

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  • Another 48 HD Advisors

    Posted Fri Mar 5, 2010 at 12:00 PM PST by

    The HD Advisor has a fresh batch of questions and answers this week. Topics include: Why do some Blu-rays have fewer bonus features than DVD? What's the difference between 1.0 and 2.0 mono audio? Why do foreign countries get fancier Blu-ray packages than we do in the U.S.A.? Plus, more Homework. Have a look.

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  • HD Advisor Twenty 4-7 Three Sixty Five

    Posted Fri Feb 26, 2010 at 12:00 PM PST by

    Why are movies still shot on film rather than digital video? Do LCD TVs suffer from burn-in? These are a couple of the topics our HD Advisor address in this week's column. Have a look.

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  • HD Advisor Code 46

    Posted Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 12:00 PM PST by

    Have you ever wondered why watching movies at home on Blu-ray often seems to look better than professional movie theaters do? How can that be, if 35mm film is supposed to have a lot more resolution than high-def video? That's just one of the topics that our HD Advisor looks into this week. It's also about time for a new Homework assignment. Check it out.

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  • HD Advisor and a .45

    Posted Fri Feb 12, 2010 at 12:00 PM PST by

    What's new with the HD Advisor this week? New Q&A topics include region coding on Blu-ray, how well movies with older CGI visual effects will transfer to high definition, and why so many Warner discs make you manually select the lossless audio track. Also, the Advisor received another reader feedback letter about his 3-D column from a few weeks ago. Have a look.

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  • HD Advisor .44 Magnum Force

    Posted Fri Feb 5, 2010 at 12:00 PM PST by

    Our HD Advisor returns to the Q&A format this week. Among the topics covered are the relevance of bit rates in lossless audio, and whether 21:9 anamorphic enhancement is possible on Blu-ray. A reader in-the-know has also provided detailed and very helpful feedback regarding the Advisor's recent 3-D article. Check it out!

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  • HD Advisor Update: Constant Image Height Projection

    Posted Fri Jan 29, 2010 at 11:00 AM PST by

    This week, our HD Advisor takes a break from the usual Q&A to provide a follow-up to earlier columns about Constant Image Height projection. Recent developments may have made life a whole lot easier for projector owners using (or contemplating using) 2.35:1 screens. Read all about it.

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  • HD Advisor Forty 3-D!

    Posted Fri Jan 22, 2010 at 11:40 AM PST by

    With 'Avatar' setting box office records and 3-D being the hottest trend at this year's CES conference, our HD Advisor has been inundated with questions about 3-D. This week, he tries to sort it all out in a column devoted for the subject. A really thorough, in-depth column. It's practically a book, really. You've got to check this out in our HD Advisor 3-D Spectacular!

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  • Life, the Universe and HD Advisor

    Posted Fri Jan 15, 2010 at 11:30 AM PST by

    The HD Advisor has another new round of Q&A. This week's topics include Dolby ProLogic IIz, 4k digital projection, and Warner's red2blu program. The Advisor has a new Homework assignment for readers as well. The holidays are over, kids. You didn't think you'd get away without new homework forever, did you? Tsk, tsk.

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  • One for HD Advisor, and HD Advisor 4-1

    Posted Fri Jan 8, 2010 at 12:10 PM PST by

    It's a new year, and the HD Advisor is back with a new column. In addition to the Q&A on topics such as frame rate problems, lossless audio, and video calibration, this week's article throws in a little hate mail for fun. Check it out.

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  • The 40-Year-Old HD Advisor

    Posted Fri Dec 18, 2009 at 12:00 PM PST by

    The HD Advisor hopes that all of his readers have been good boys and girls this year. He's dropped off one more column before going on a little break for the seasonal festivities. Check out this week's round of questions and answers. Happy holidays to all!

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