AV Rant #317: Live from New York!
Ok, not quite live. But the good news is for this week and next, Liz and Rob are on the same continent for easy podcasting. Tom is off exploring the world, so Rob steps in once again. This we we talk about television news. Nielson will be partnering with Twitter to get show metrics. Liz is excited, Rob not so much. The FCC CALM Act comes into effect this week (but cable companies who can demonstrate hardship still have a year to comply). Rob is pumped, Liz reminds you that your volume button and your dynamic range features may still get some use. The BBC Red Button now comes via the internet on your Tivo, rather than embedded in the show. Liz is going to check it out when she gets back to London. Rob saw The Hobbit in the theatres: his take on 48fps, and coverage of the furor around the Dark Knight Rises Blu-Ray aspect ratio inside. Let us know your thoughts if you’ve seen either! Rob answers a listener question about DIY HTPCs and your set-top box options. A list of the products mentioned is below the jump. Thanks for listening. Check out our new Facebook Page. To see our (mostly) complete collection of 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 and Liz on Google+ to join in on one of our hangouts.