This week, Liz and Tom (mostly Tom) welcome Bob to the podcast. Do you want to be on as well? Have a flexible schedule (or not, we can work around stuff) and a mic? Let us know and tell us what you want to rant about. Bob? Buying a receiver wasn’t all he thought it would be. Tom and Liz talk about how she’s the perfect woman. Her husband will definitely be bookmarking this podcast. You might want to play it for your wife as she sleeps as well. Never know, it might work.
Thanks to Art (this week’s xFan), we have an actual topic. Want to know what Tom thinks is important with Blu-ray players for most of you? Skip to the end. Liz wants to talk about ebook DRM and Tor. They don’t have it and haven’t for a while. What has that meant to their business? The Mars scam is still going on. Check out some of the dupes here. Vimeo and Netflix have more original content (or at least original distribution deals) to talk about. Is this the future of streaming? Liz isn’t convinced. A curved OLED screen. Why? Because we CAN!
Tom’s got news that causes a Liz to lose it for a few moments. You’ll have to wait for the end for that. Michael Bay apologizes for Armageddon. Tom really doesn’t think it is necessary, Liz thinks it is a little late. PLAiR – a discussion of the streaming solution and how to properly pronounce the name. What would make Iron Man 3 better? Water spraying in your face of course. Denon has new IN-Command receivers – Tom breaks down the AVR-X1000, X2000, X3000, and (you guessed it) X4000 (the X3000/X4000 article is already up on Audioholics – look for the X1000/X2000 soon). The IllumiRoom – vaporware or not, Tom and Liz think it is cool. Neilson is going to start tracking online viewing – this could be the most important moment in streaming since…well…Netflix started streaming.
Tom starts off the podcast with a big, fat, “Thanks” for the coffee. It’s already being put to good use. For the first time in a long time, we have a “This Week in Netflix.” And for the first time in, maybe, ever, it is all good stuff. To start with, they added a bunch of subscribers. They’re offering an increased number of streams per household. But, most importantly, they don’t seem to care if you share your password. Lastly, they have a new, original series…for the Twilight fans according to Liz. How do you feel about having shows resurrected? 3D printing seems to be taking over for some CGI. Tom and Liz are fans of this. How do you feel? Tom has some information on some new Rotel amps including a discussion on Class D versus Class A/B and the new IMAX Private Theater. Image theft. Sure, you may not be able to do much about it, but you should at least know when it happens and who did it.
We’re late but it’s Liz’s fault. And there was all sorts of noise and stuff on her end so…Tom did his best. She’ll say it was an open window but it sure sounds like someone unwrapping candy to me. This week, Tom asks for Liz’s reaction to the hiatus. They discuss monetizing the show. Feel free to chime in over email or on the Facebook page. Ron has a question about TV size. Sanus has a new cabling solution that Liz thinks is ugly (not that it matters) and Tom thinks is cool. Especially for the price. Comcast is encrypting “free” channels because…well…they suck. Tom has a bit of a meltdown over some Emotiva news. And by “bit” we mean “call the nuthouse, we have a new patient.” Tom has a continued (he forgot he already ranted on the first bit before) Yamaha rant. Liz shares an article interviewing Steve Hoffman – one of the most renowned recording professionals in the music industry. Want to be part of a reality show snuff film? Here’s your chance. Here’s a link to the Dilbert cartoon Liz mentioned.