Home Theater Geeks Podcast

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Scott Wilkinson  |  Apr 27, 2010  |  First Published: Apr 28, 2010  |  0 comments
Joel Silver, founder and president of Imaging Science Foundation, discusses the importance of video calibration, ISF training of Best Buy techs, calibration as a career, overscanning, color gamuts, 3D, and more.

Run Time: 1:24:39

Scott Wilkinson  |  Apr 20, 2010  |  First Published: Apr 21, 2010  |  0 comments
Stereophile editor John Atkinson talks about live vs. reproduced music, 2-channel vs. multichannel music, vinyl vs. CDs, tubes vs. solid-state electronics, exotic audio cables, and more.

Run Time: 1:14:24

Scott Wilkinson  |  Apr 13, 2010  |  First Published: Apr 14, 2010  |  0 comments
Paul Barton, founder and chief designer of PSB Speakers, discusses his musical training, Canada's National Research Council, speaker design, manufacturing in China, powered speakers, earbuds and earphones, and more.

Run Time: 1:22:46

Scott Wilkinson  |  Apr 06, 2010  |  First Published: Apr 07, 2010  |  0 comments
UAV and HT movie and product reviewer David Vaughn talks about what he looks and listens for in movies, which movies let him turn off his inner critic, the value of bonus features and BD-Live, online delivery vs. physical discs, the Lord of the Rings screenshot brouhaha, TiVo Premier, and more.

Run Time: 1:19:36

Scott Wilkinson  |  Mar 30, 2010  |  First Published: Mar 31, 2010  |  1 comments
Floyd Toole, retired Vice President of Acoustical Engineering for Harman International, talks about live vs. recorded music, 2-channel vs. multichannel music, concert halls and small home-theater rooms, subwoofer placement, subjective vs. objective evaluations of speakers, and more.

Run Time: 1:28:45

Scott Wilkinson  |  Mar 23, 2010  |  First Published: Mar 24, 2010  |  0 comments
Josh Kairoff, Chief Technologist of Display Enginering, Inc. and former Director of Display Engineering at Pioneer, discusses the demise of Kuro, the Panasonic black-level problem and how Pioneer got it right, how plasma TVs work, what's really going on in 120Hz and 240Hz LCDs, and more.

Run Time: 59:27

Scott Wilkinson  |  Mar 16, 2010  |  First Published: Mar 17, 2010  |  0 comments
Digital-projection inventor and 3D maven Gene Dolgoff talks about several of his inventions, including digital projection, 3D printing, a new 3D compression algorithm and filter technology, a prototype projector that renders 3D images in midair without glasses, and more.

Run Time: 1:16:54

Scott Wilkinson  |  Mar 09, 2010  |  First Published: Mar 10, 2010  |  0 comments
Jeff Park, HDMI Evangelist for HDMI Licensing, the company that maintains and develops the HDMI spec, dispels confusion about version numbers, cable lengths, "wireless HDMI," installation problems, and more.

Run Time: 1:16:52

Scott Wilkinson  |  Feb 23, 2010  |  First Published: Feb 24, 2010  |  0 comments
Kevin Voecks, Director of Product Development for Harman's High-Performance A/V division (including Revel, Lexicon, Mark Levinson, and JBL Synthesis), discusses his background as chief engineer at Mirage and Snell, the ins and outs of speaker design and testing, subwoofer placement, room correction, and more.

Run Time: 1:10:07

Scott Wilkinson  |  Feb 09, 2010  |  First Published: Feb 10, 2010  |  0 comments
AIX Records and iTrax.com founder Mark Waldrep talks about what high-definition audio really means, multichannel music, Blu-ray as an audio medium, discs vs. downloads, digital vs. analog, and more.

Run Time: 1:12:11

Scott Wilkinson  |  Feb 01, 2010  |  First Published: Feb 02, 2010  |  0 comments
Stacey Spears and Don Munsil, creators of the HD Benchmark setup and test Blu-ray, discuss the importance of test patterns for consumers, video compression and processing, 3D, online content delivery, and more.

Run Time: 1:21:30

Scott Wilkinson  |  Jan 27, 2010  |  First Published: Jan 28, 2010  |  0 comments
THX Senior Fellow and Director of Education John Dahl talks about THX's guiding principles and training courses, the importance of room/speaker/consumer interaction, perforated screens, 3D, and more.

Run Time: 1:04:16

Scott Wilkinson  |  Jan 19, 2010  |  First Published: Jan 20, 2010  |  0 comments
Anthony Grimani, one of the world's leading home-theater designers and consultants, imparts his considerable wisdom about room acoustics, 3D, constant-area screen masking, and more.

Run Time: 1:03:29

Scott Wilkinson  |  Jan 09, 2010  |  0 comments
During CES, Scott Wilkinson talks with Leo Laporte about what's hot in A/V at the show, including 3D, LED TVs, high-end audio, and more.

Run Time: 54:03

Scott Wilkinson  |  Jan 04, 2010  |  First Published: Jan 05, 2010  |  0 comments
Don Eklund, Executive VP of Advanced Technology at Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, provides a studio's perspective on 3D, 4K, online content, what happened with the original Blu-ray release of The Fifth Element, and more.

Run Time: 45:02