Scott Wilkinson

Episode 1155 (25:05)

Scott Wilkinson

This week, Scott joins us to talk about how this week is one of the biggest weeks to buy a new TV. The Super Bowl is one of the things that keeps live TV going, and streaming the big game has been done over the last few years. According to Variety, NBC will be streaming the big game as part of an 11 hour block on NBCUniversal.com. There will also be 4K cameras shooting the action for instant replay, so they can zoom in and still have high def images. Leo would love to see a UHD version of the game. Scott says that even they did, it wouldn't have the color gamut and dynamic range standards that were recently adopted at NAB. If you're an early adopter and just have to have one, though, buy and inexpensive or decent quality Vizio M Series. But you can get some really nice TVs this week including Vizio's backlit LED TVs. They're so affordable, that it's best to stay with 1080p until next year when all the 4K standards in broadcast will be finalized. But for the general consumer, it's just not time yet.

What happened to the Vizio Reference series? Scott says that it hasn't come out yet and nobody knows when, or if, it will. And that has many quite unhappy, calling it vaporware.

This Thursday on Home Theater Geeks, Scott will have HDTV guru Joe Kane to talk about the UHD Alliance and the upcoming standards for 4K TV.