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Outdoor Home Theater From Michigan State University Fans

Posted on 23 April 2013 by Charles

The fans of Michigan State University have come up with an outdoor home theatre that includes a 9ft wide screen and needs an iPad to access. The system is perfectly designed to be installed outdoors, as the screen is hidden behind a retractable glass shield that can be remotely controlled, and there are also the weather proof speakers providing ultimate outdoor entertaining experience.

Scoring tickets for big games and other entertainment events is not always easy, and now, with these outdoor home theaters you can still be a part of the live outdoor action right from your home and enjoy with your whole family and friends. Colorworks Studio, that has designed the system is actively engaged with the A/V procedure with Grand Home Automation. Thus, you can surf the channels or listen to music from anywhere in the house, as it Wi-Fi enabled.

Outdoor home theatre

To offer maximum protection from the natural elements, the system has a specially programmed control system and the screen, the projector and all other components are also cleverly installed for maximum protection. The screen can be easily adjusted by using an RTI remote, and in case of extreme weather condition the control system will automatically shut down the entire system.

The 9ft wide screen ensures a brilliant viewing experience, as if watching a game at the stadium. The audio is equally fantastic, and the whole family can enjoy the sound effects even from the patio or the swimming pool. The speakers play loudly, without any distortion, and produce a surround sound that is almost as good as in a live game play.

It can easily take the center stage in your back yard and the secret of unlimited entertainment for you and your family. So what are you waiting for? Experience this stupendous home theater system today!

[via Houzz]

Useful Resources: HDTV Magazine Podcast

Posted on 30 March 2012 by Peter Backx

If you can’t get enough of your HDTV and related equipment, you’re going to love the HDTV Magazine Podcast. Recently, they did episodes on topics such as the previously mentioned Simple.tv, Google Play (Android PVRs) and whether or not it’s worth cutting “the cord”.
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New Samsung HDTV Is Watching You

Posted on 22 March 2012 by

Samsung’s latest and greatest HDTVs have so many on board fanciness that they require a privacy policy.
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Hauppauge HD PVR “in the lab” at SnapStream

Posted on 09 April 2008 by

From the SnapStream blog The Hauppauge HD PVR “in the lab” at SnapStream


Since there’s been some excitement about the upcoming Hauppauge HD PVR product, I thought I’d share some photographs of Hauppauge’s new product “in the lab” here at SnapStream:

see pretty pics of the prototype hauppauge HD PVR unit

Hauppauge Announced HD PVR! Record Component HDTV!

Posted on 09 April 2008 by

Wow… just wow! http://www.hauppauge.com/site/products/hd_pvr.html Finally an easy way to record HD program on to your PC using your satellite set top box or digital cable STB.

HD PVR is the world’s first High-Definition video recorder for making real-time H.264 compressed recordings at resolutions up to 1080i. HD-PVR records component video (YCrCb) from cable TV and satellite set top boxes, with a built-in IR blaster to automatically change TV channels for scheduled recordings. Audio is recorded using AAC or Dolby Digital.

more delicious product shots over at SHSpvr’s hauppauge forum

also see engadget coverage of the HD PVR

Thanks to miller for the heads up!

VistaView Launching Saber DA-1N1 Dual Tuner PCIe Card

Posted on 23 July 2007 by

Vista View has announced that they will be releasing the Saber DA-1N1-e PCIe dual tuner card this week. The Saber DA-1N1-e is a combination ATSC (digital/HDTV) tuner and ViXs chip hardware encoded analog tuner.

From the press release: Vista View introduces the Saber DA-1N1-Etm PCIe Combo tuner card. This tuner combines the best Analog tuner technology with the best Digital tuner technology. This PCIe tuner card is the almost twin sister of the Saber DA-1N1-I, introduced in mid July.

Both cards give you 2 tuners, 1 Digital and 1 Analog, on one card. On both cards the Analog portion has a high quality ViXS hardware encoder and both are Vista certified. The main difference is that the Saber DA-1N1-E has a PCIe interface and is ATX height. With this addition to the Saber line customers can choose PCIe or PCI and still have the same great quality combo tuner choices.

Read the rest of the VistaView Saber Press Release
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ATI Radeon HD 2400 & HD 2600 HDMI/HDCP Goodness

Posted on 12 June 2007 by

ATI is shipping Radeon HD 2400 & HD 2600 with HDMI/HDCP Goodness

Both cards will also include the company’s Unified Video Decoder (UVD), are based around a 65-nanometer chip, and will support HDMI and HDCP.

802.11awesome: Streaming HDTV Over Wifi 5 Houses Away

Posted on 02 May 2007 by

There comes a time in a homeowners life that he realizes the importance of being able to play full high-definition content from his neighbor’s house 5 doors down… wirelessly.

Never mind the fact that getting the needed 20mbit sustained wireless connection for HD inside of a single house is difficult. The prospect of playing Music, DVDs and even full resolution HDTV between houses is just too tempting.

You can read the rest of the story on how they did it over at the SnapStream Blog article Watch HDTV anywhere in the neighborhood (AKA: House to House wireless network for HDTV)

It’s about two guys here at SnapStream and their adventures setting up cross-neighborhood wireless network so they could watch DVDs and HDTV (recorded with Beyond TV, natch) from each others houses.

BeyondTV 4.6.1 Released! (Unencrypted QAM support!)

Posted on 10 April 2007 by

SnapStream releases BeyondTV version 4.6.1, now with unencrypted QAM goodness!

Some exciting improvements (release notes):

– Library monitoring and performance improved.
HDHomeRun (ATSC and QAM support) now supported.
– Serial tuning for DirecTV D11 Model 500 now supported.

Don’t know what the heck “unencrypted QAM” is good for? Ask about it in our HDTV DVR topic forum :)

BeyondTV RC 4.61 Has Unencrypted QAM Support

Posted on 26 March 2007 by

W00t! BeyondTV Release Candidate 4.61 has unencrypted QAM support and they could use your hand testing it.

That’s awesome! I’m totally getting an HDhomerun now.

For those that are saying “Unencrypted QAM, huh? What?!” You cable company often provides local HD channels that aren’t “scrambled” and a QAM enable ATSC/HDTV tuner can decode the digital signal and you can record/watch local HDTV channels.

This doesn’t help with pay HDTV channels like ESPN, HBOHD, HDNET, etc… you’d need a cablecard for that, but it’s still handy if you like HD content but are on a budget :)