Yes, it is E3 time and the new consoles are all the talk right now. Tom, Rob, and Liz break down the PS4, the Xbox One, and…well, that’s about it because no one cares about the Wii U. For more information, follow the links above. Tom has completed reviews of the Wicked Audio Evac and the Audio-Technica ATH-CP700 headphones. A discussion. Liz is looking at the Phillips SHL5905BK/10 CitiScape Uptown headphones. The were the most impressive she heard. Any thoughts? Oh yeah, and Apple had a few announcements as well. We run those down for you too. Vudu Disc to Digital service – making (some) of your discs available for streaming. A breakdown.
Liz is very busy and can’t make the podcast this week. Rob gets unfired for one more week and steps in. Rob is dying to talk to Tom about his new home theater screen and the proper size. Check out Seymour AV for their screen types and offerings. Here is the one that Tom was talking about with the manual masking system. There is a price tag on the new IMAX home theater. If you aren’t already on the waiting list, you’ll have to spend your $2 million on something else. Rob has a few comments on the Joe Kane interview over at the Home Theater Geeks podcast which leads into a discussion of why our displays still don’t match what they are using for movies. CNET is now listing Lag as a statistic. An important thing to know if you are buying a display primarily to be used for gaming. Is the Atari ET game landfill a reality or an urban legend? We’re about to find out.
Say “Hello” and “Goodbye” to Rob H. Seriously, though, he’s back and staying around for a bit. This week we talk about all the movies and TV shows we are looking forward to, and those that we wish someone would make. For more info, check out the Facebook page and weigh in. Rob talks about the new Onkyo TX-NR828 and TX-NR929 receivers and Tom overviews the new Yamaha RX-V1030, RX-V1030, RX-V1030 Aventage receivers (look for his article on Audioholics soon).
Tom isn’t feeling well. Liz rushes to the airport to come and treat his man-flu. Sort of. So Microsoft released a new Xbox moments before this podcast was recorded. Tom and Liz’s initial reactions. Liz is interested in a new iOS app that is really a movie and an eBook that is really a game. So you never know where your content is going to come from. Tom is still betting on a Netflix enabled toaster. Tom’s got some first world Home Theater problems. Liz likes Tiramisu. Not the dessert – the mine detecting bee program. Tom’s got some suggestions.
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.