• Tonight I'm Gonna Party Like It's HD Advisor 99

    Posted Fri Mar 25, 2011 at 11:45 AM PDT by

    The HD Advisor is inching forward toward his milestone 100th Q&A column! This week, he takes a look at video processors and one of the more problematic home video studios releasing movies on Blu-ray. Check it out.

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  • HD Advisor: 98 Degrees and Rising

    Posted Fri Mar 18, 2011 at 11:15 AM PDT by

    You should have seen this one coming. This is what you get when you don't send the HD Advisor any numerical title suggestions. Fortunately, he has the next couple covered. This week, the Advisor is back on the job answering your questions about film-to-video transfers and why not all Blu-rays offer a "resume play" option.

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  • HD Advisor Opus No. 96

    Posted Fri Mar 4, 2011 at 10:45 AM PST by

    The higher he goes, the harder it is for the HD Advisor to come up with good numerical-based puns for his column titles. If you have suggestions for future titles, please send them along. (Numbers 99 and 100 are already good to go, though.) In the meantime, the Advisor addresses a particularly controversial topic this week: Is lossless audio all hype? His answer may surprise you.

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  • HD Advisor: Dogme 95 Edition

    Posted Fri Feb 25, 2011 at 10:40 AM PST by

    In remembrance of the late, not-so-lamented Dogme 95 movement that once took the art film world by storm until people got sick of it, this week's HD Advisor column is a stripped-down to the bone, back to basics affair. The Advisor is only answering one question this week and assigning new Homework. Because Dogme is all about punishing the audience, after all.

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  • HD Advisor Surprise Symphony No. 94

    Posted Fri Feb 18, 2011 at 11:00 AM PST by

    The HD Advisor goes classical this week with an all-new symphonic edition of the weekly column. OK, not really. It's just another silly numerical pun in the title. However, the Advisor is back to answer new questions about video drop-outs, flipper discs, and time compression artifacts on broadcast TV. Check it out.

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  • HD Advisor Ninety 3D

    Posted Fri Feb 11, 2011 at 11:00 AM PST by

    It's time once again for the HD Advisor to tackle the popular topic of 3D home theater. So pop on those goofy glasses and get ready for all the great advice flying your way!

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  • HD Advisor, Class of '92

    Posted Fri Feb 4, 2011 at 11:15 AM PST by

    The title of this week's column isn't just the HD Advisor straining for another numerical pun. Oh no, this one's a real, certifiable fact. He's got horrifying photographic evidence to prove it. In keeping with the nostalgic theme, he'll even start off by answering a retro home theater question.

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  • HD Advisor 91: Bad As I Wanna Be

    Posted Fri Jan 28, 2011 at 10:50 AM PST by

    As you can probably tell, the HD Advisor is once again hard-up for numerical column title puns or references. The options available in the "90" range are pretty slim, but he does what he can. If you have suggestions for the next few columns, be sure to participate in the forum thread following this week's article, in which the Advisor answers questions about TV show frame rates and disc compatibility issues.

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  • HD Advisor at Playhouse 90

    Posted Fri Jan 21, 2011 at 10:30 AM PST by

    Have you ever wondered why audiophiles prefer separates over A/V receivers? Are you curious about the benefits of home theater projectors over HDTVs? Well, you're in luck. The HD Advisor is here once more to help answer the questions you've sent in a brand new column. Give it a read.

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  • HD Advisor: Pop Song 89

    Posted Fri Jan 14, 2011 at 12:15 PM PST by

    Welcome to the latest edition of the HD Advisor. This week, the Advisor tackles one of his favorite subjects: Constant Image Height projection. He also provides a little extra feedback on one of the most commonly asked topics in his mailbox: the proper audio settings for a Blu-ray player. All that, plus a new Homework assignment for those of you who watch Blu-rays on a PC. Take a look.

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  • HD Advisor 88 MPH and 1.21 Gigawatts

    Posted Fri Jan 7, 2011 at 11:00 AM PST by

    The HD Advisor took a couple of weeks off for the holidays, but he's back to start 2011 with some more answers to your home theater questions. This week's topics include watching standard-def video and broadcast television on an HDTV. Check it out.

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  • Fourscore and Seven HD Advisors Ago

    Posted Fri Dec 17, 2010 at 11:00 AM PST by

    It appears that our readers still have a lot of confusion over matters of high-def audio. Fortunately, the HD Advisor is here to help. This week, he takes another look at settings and connections, as well as Audyssey calibration and more. Have a look.

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  • HD Advisor Agent 86

    Posted Fri Dec 10, 2010 at 11:00 AM PST by

    Would you believe… that the HD Advisor is still on the case, helping our readers out with their home theater questions? Of course he is. This week, the Advisor puts his focus on audio issues, from the proper PS3 settings to why studios seem to favor one audio compression format over another.

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  • HD Advisor 1985: The Legend is Reborn

    Posted Fri Dec 3, 2010 at 11:00 AM PST by

    The HD Advisor took last week off to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, for which he gave thanks to all of our great readers. This week, he's back on duty with new answers to your questions about video calibration, audio issues, and digital cinema. Take a look!

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  • HD Advisor Nineteen Eighty-Four

    Posted Fri Nov 19, 2010 at 11:00 AM PST by

    Big Brother may not be watching you, but the HD Advisor is. At least, he's watching out for your home theater questions! This week, the Advisor takes a look at theatrical audio formats, DVD aspect ratios, and the various versions of HDMI. Give it a read.

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  • HD Advisor Eighty 3-D

    Posted Fri Nov 12, 2010 at 11:00 AM PST by

    It's time once more for the HD Advisor to reach into the reader mailbox and address some questions about the wonderful, confusing world of 3-D home theater. Grab those goofy glasses and prepare to dodge all the crazy answers he's going to throw right at your head!

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  • HD Advisor Eight-Two, Brute?

    Posted Fri Nov 5, 2010 at 11:05 AM PDT by

    The Advisor takes back what he said earlier about not having a silly number-related title this week. After the column went live, a reader sent in a suggestion that's just too good to pass up. So, the Advisor has indulged in a little revisionism. He's still hard-up on the next few, however. So keep sending along any thoughts you may have. In the meantime, the Advisor is still on the beat answering reader questions about home theater topics. Do check it out, won't you?

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  • HD Advisor, Texas - Pop. 81

    Posted Fri Oct 29, 2010 at 11:15 AM PDT by

    As you can probably already tell, the HD Advisor is once again desperate for column title suggestions. Please send those along after you read this week's article. In the meantime, the Advisor answers some new questions about universal remotes and upgrading an old A/V receiver.

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  • The Concorde... HD Advisor '79

    Posted Fri Oct 15, 2010 at 11:00 AM PDT by

    If it's Friday, then the HD Advisor must be back on the job. This week, he helps a home theater beginner hook up his A/V equipment, and takes a look at how PS3 audio settings work. Check it out.

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  • 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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