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Scott Wilkinson  |  Feb 07, 2012  |  4 comments
Sean Olive, director of acoustic research at Harman International, talks about the importance of training listeners to evaluate sound systems, Harman's "How to Listen" training program that's available for free online, blind vs. sighted listening tests, Harman's Multichannel Listening Lab, the lack of meaningful speaker specifications, subjective vs. objective evaluation of room-correction systems, research into sound-quality preferences of high school and college students, answers to chat-room questions, and more.

Run Time: 45:57

Scott Wilkinson  |  Feb 14, 2012  |  2 comments
Jason Hartlove, CEO of Nanosys, Inc., explains his company's new backlight technology for LCD TVs called quantum-dot enhancement film, or QDEF, which uses nanoparticles that emit light of different colors when exposed to blue light. The emitted colors can be tightly controlled in the manufacturing process, resulting in just about any desired RGB color gamut, including the original gamut captured and intended by movie producers. A very geeky episode!

Run Time: 1:02:53

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