Scott Wilkinson, Home Theater HiFi

Episode 917 (27:59)

Leo's excited because he's got the Roku Stick, which uses the MHL/HDMI port and turns any HDTV instantly into a smart TV. Scott says it's a brilliant idea and the MHL part is really starting to catch on. It eliminates the need for a separate box. The problem with separate boxes or even smart TVs, though, is that there is no standard and different TVs have different deals with different providers. We need a unifying interface, which is what GoogleTV was designed to do, but didn't.

Stanford asks about the Marantz 705 that has an Ethernet port. Can be make it wireless? Scott says that yes, he could get an Ethernet to WiFi bridge. NetGear makes them and I/O gear. They're pretty popular.

Program note, Home Theater Geeks is moving to 2p PT/5pET on Mondays for scheduling purposes.