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AV Rant #278: Don’t Poke That

Lots of stuff this week. Pioneer has a new line of receivers, and Tom is particularly impressed with the $250 model. PlayGo, a device about five years too late. Liz is going to check out Watch It! – a service that updates you when something you want to see is available. We talk about This American Life because, well, everyone is. Axiom Audio announces new speakers. Which aren’t ready to ship yet, aren’t on their website, and are still very much theoretical. Tom, as you might expect, is skeptical (as he is of all bi/di/omni-polar designs that aren’t surrounds). This week in Netflix? They suck. But, apparently, not as bad as GameStop. So that is something. Will The Hunter bring movies into your home theater before they hit the theaters? Probably not. But maybe it is a first step. Check out the video of using lasers to see sound after the break. Thanks for listening. Check out our new Facebook Page. To check our our YouTube channel where you can see the recordings of our show videos, click here. Download Tom’s FREE superhero-themed ebook Bob Moore: No Hero wherever ebooks are sold (or given away in this case). Visit Tom's website for download links as well as links for the two full-length followups -  Bob Moore: Desperate Times and Bob Moore: Hostile Territory. Friend Tom on Google+ to join in on one of our hangouts.

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  1. jnmfox
    March 23rd, 2012 at 10:52 | #1

    After wearing in-ear-monitors (IEM) for more than an hour my ear always started to hurt and never felt like they fit right. I found these (http://www.complyfoam.com), they greatly increase the comfort and sound isolation of IEMs. You should give them a try with the Sony IEM you are reviewing.

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