Home Theater United Podcast

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January 7, 2021  

Stranded On A Desert Island

Brian Dobbs and Sam Posten are joined by reviewers and owners from HTF to discuss which movies they would bring with them while stranded on a desert island.  This discussion took place during the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic, of which most people were isolated more than ever, and thus inspired the episode. Special guests include Neill Middlemiss, Todd Erwin, Dave Upton, Josh Steinberg, Cameron Yee, Adam Gregorich.

January 7, 2021  

Spoilers

Join Brian Dobbs and Sam Posten as they talk about all things related to spoilers and movie secrecy.

January 7, 2021  

Aspect Ratios

Join Brian Dobbs and Sam Posten as they talk about movie aspect ratios, from their history, why we need them, and optical physics that help define them.  Topics such as soft and hard matting, constant image height projection, and comparisons of television, computer and movie aspect ratios are explored.

January 7, 2021  

Visiting Criterion Collection

Sam Posten and Home Theater Forum Co-Owner Ron Epstein visit Criterion Collection in New York.  Sam interviews Technical Director Lee Kline, Producer Abbey Lustgarten and Audio Supervisor Ryan Hullings about how they work with assets provided by film rights-holders to put out the best series of serious films.  Although the tag on the YouTube video indicates there are more videos in the series, we were only authorized to publish this one.

January 7, 2021  

Shelf Regret: Why Did I Buy This?

Join Brian Dobbs and Sam Posten as they talk about titles in their collection that they now wonder why they spent actual money on.

January 7, 2021  

Home Video: Buy, Rent or Stream?

In this episode of The Home Theater Forum Podcast hosts Brian Dobbs and Sam Posten discuss the merits of buying, renting or streaming media, and where they personally choose to acquire media from.

January 7, 2021  

Defining Home Theater

In this episode of The Home Theater Forum Podcast hosts Brian Dobbs and Sam Posten dig into just what defines a modern home theater. They talk about the history of home theater from the 1950s onward, then narrow down the definition to a specific space designed for the critical appreciation of movies, regardless of the room’s cost, size, or technology.

January 7, 2021  

Favorite Movie Scenes To Demo For Others

Introducing the new Home Theater Forum Podcast!  In this episode, hosts Brian Dobbs and Sam Posten detail their history in the home theater hobby, talk a little bit about their current theater setups, and describe what makes their top five demo scenes so memorable. A selection of other honorable mention demos are also touched upon.

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