20 episodes

Scott Wilkinson, online editor of the AVS Forum, interviews the leaders and pioneers behind today's home theater technology. Each week Scott explores the technologies behind your screen.

Although the show is no longer in production, you can enjoy episodes from the TWiT Archives.

Home Theater Geeks (Audio) TWiT TV

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    • 4.5, 131 Ratings

Scott Wilkinson, online editor of the AVS Forum, interviews the leaders and pioneers behind today's home theater technology. Each week Scott explores the technologies behind your screen.

Although the show is no longer in production, you can enjoy episodes from the TWiT Archives.

    Audio Mastering at The Bakery - The secrets of audio mastering.

    Audio Mastering at The Bakery - The secrets of audio mastering.

    Mastering engineer Eric Boulanger talks about the process of mastering audio for music recordings. Topics include how he got into audio engineering after being a professional violinist, the process of mastering (especially for vinyl), the "loudness wars" (or as Eric prefers, the "loudness plague"), how he started his current facility called The Bakery, stories from mastering such titles as the soundtrack from La La Land and albums by Rufus Wainwright, Diana Krall, and Colbie Calliat, his involvement in Apple's "Mastered for iTunes" initiative, the real value of high-resolution audio, answers to chat-room questions, and more.

    Host: Scott Wilkinson

    Guest: Eric Boulanger

    Subscribe to Home Theater Geeks at https://twit.tv/shows/home-theater-geeks

    Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    HDR Deep Dive - Benefits and challenges of HDR.

    HDR Deep Dive - Benefits and challenges of HDR.

    Color-imaging scientist Jack Holm digs deep into high dynamic range. Topics include color volume, what artists might do with an expanded palette of colors and brightness, the actual dynamic range of most images, accurate versus preferred images, the difference between PQ and HLG HDR formats, the "look" of HLG, HLG's backward compatibility with SDR displays, the problems of delivering SDR and HDR streams, expanding SDR for HDR displays versus compressing HDR for SDR displays, the importance of the viewing environment, answers to chat-room questions, and more.

    Host: Scott Wilkinson

    Guest: Jack Holm

    Subscribe to Home Theater Geeks at https://twit.tv/shows/home-theater-geeks

    Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    CEDIA 2017 Roundup - What was hot at CEDIA 2017

    CEDIA 2017 Roundup - What was hot at CEDIA 2017

    Journalists Mike Heiss, Mark Henninger, and Tom Norton join host Scott Wilkinson to talk about what they saw and heard at the CEDIA Expo 2017. Topics include the new Sony projectors, such as the market-disrupting VPL-VW285ES ("4K for under $5K"); the new lower-cost JVC projectors; how none of the DLP projectors looked all that great (even the really expensive ones); ultra short-throw projectors, such as the Epson LS100; LED video walls; Samsung/SpectraCal auto-calibration; Fibbr fiber-optic HDMI cables; AV processors, such as the Emotiva RMC-1; speakers, such as the Definitive Technology Demand series and Creative X-Fi Sonic Carrier soundbar; the near ubiquity of voice control; our pics for the best video and audio at the show, answers to chat-room questions, and more.

    Host: Scott Wilkinson

    Guests: Michael Heiss, Mark Henninger, and Tom Norton

    Subscribe to Home Theater Geeks at https://twit.tv/shows/home-theater-geeks

    Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Headphone Q&A - Answers to headphone questions.

    Headphone Q&A - Answers to headphone questions.

    Tyll Hertsens, headphone maven and editor-in-chief of InnerFidelity.com, answers questions from the chat-room. He starts with a new killer headphone for less than $100, then discusses a variety of topics, including dual- and multi-driver headphones, balanced-armature drivers, whether or not price correlates with performance, how measurements correlate with performance, wireless headphones, high-res audio on headphones, his measurement and review process, and more.

    Host: Scott Wilkinson

    Guest: Tyll Hertsens

    Subscribe to Home Theater Geeks at https://twit.tv/shows/home-theater-geeks

    Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Bringing Cinema Home - Rating cinema performance.

    Bringing Cinema Home - Rating cinema performance.

    Personal-cinema architect John Bishop discusses how he rates the performance of commercial cinemas with a 100-point scale, which provides a benchmark for how home cinemas should perform. In this episode, he focuses on the visual aspects, including viewing geometry, flat-field uniformity, light levels, screen materials, viewing angles, and other factors. Next, he offers ratings of various reference and commercial cinemas as well as some of the best home cinemas he has worked on. Plus, answers to chat-room questions and more.

    Host: Scott Wilkinson

    Guest: John Bishop

    Subscribe to Home Theater Geeks at https://twit.tv/shows/home-theater-geeks

    Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    All About Aspect Ratios - Getting the aspect ratio right.

    All About Aspect Ratios - Getting the aspect ratio right.

    Personal-cinema architect John Bishop talks about movie aspect ratios and how to accurately reproduce them. Topics include the aspect ratios of different movies through history, how some movies (such as Dunkirk and The Dark Knight) use more than one aspect ratio, his experience seeing Dunkirk in several venues with different projection setups, optical-anamorphic versus electronic aspect-ratio control, how electronic scaling affects resolution and contrast, the constant image-height approach to multi-aspect-ratio setups, answers to chat-room questions, and more.

    Host: Scott Wilkinson

    Guest: John Bishop

    Subscribe to Home Theater Geeks at https://twit.tv/shows/home-theater-geeks

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    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
131 Ratings

131 Ratings

RalphPA ,

Best TWIT Show but No More

Recently cancelled due to "comercial considerations"...not enough add revenue. What a bunch of DA's You should be able to support a commercial loser of this quality (the best). TWIT is becoming less relevent every day and they richly deserve what they are going to get.

jpsoraire ,

Thank You Scott & Leo

We should be paying for the great service and show these two people bring. Thank you so much, we appreciate it every single time. :)

SteppenWCCR ,

Disappointing product review

I was looking forward to shows dedicated to product reviews, the A1E in particular, but the whole show went nowhere. They basically spent the whole show explaining the terms they were using and the concepts and told us next to nothing about the television.

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