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AVRant #2: Kurt loves us!

We got our first call! Kurt’s the man! We discuss how audiophiles react to simple questions, HDTV in general, routing your video connections through your receiver, and video game movies. There are a couple of DVD reviews and plenty of off topic banter. For the record, we had some video/audio problems that we mostly covered pretty well. Dina couldn’t see me and her audio kept stopping and then rushing up (she sounded like a chipmunk) for me. This means that there were more than a couple of occasions when I was reacting to what I thought she said rather than what she actually said. Of course you know I’d never let a statement like, “Resident Evil was the first zombie movie I’ve ever seen,” pass uncommented on if I had actually heard it!

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  1. May 17th, 2007 at 07:08 | #1

    This was a GREAT episode – you guys are really starting to work well together. And all without the “crutch:” of mentioning hairy backs or stroker technology!

    Party on dudes…

  2. May 17th, 2007 at 16:30 | #2

    And what, pray tell, would you have said in response to Resident Evil was my first zombie movie?

  3. May 17th, 2007 at 17:04 | #3

    Oh, that reminds me, you’ve got homework. Watch Night of the Living Dead. Not a great surround sound movie, not a masterwork of special effects (at least not any more), but the yard stick by which all other zombie movies should be judged. And how have you gone through your whole life without seeing a Romero movie? That’s wrong on just SO many levels.

  4. May 18th, 2007 at 10:07 | #4

    Oh, crap.

  5. May 18th, 2007 at 18:15 | #5

    oh great, thanks a lot, Tom. Now I have to watch ZOMBIE movies next week….

  6. May 18th, 2007 at 19:46 | #6

    I’m confused… You say that like it is a BAD thing?!?

  7. DrWho
    May 26th, 2007 at 12:11 | #7

    Hey guys! Things are coming together here with the show.

    Tom, nothing wrong with rabbit ears! I stuck an A/B coax switch on the upstairs TV so we could have cable (sans box) and HDTV. A $16 (on eBay) Samsung amplified indoor antenna for the locals and I get spectacular HD. CBS and Fox, especially, as the local affiliates are not using those bandwidth-sucking Total News and Constant Weather secondaries like NBC and ABC are. Yuck! There oughta be a law against these.

    This brings me to the American Idol reference. If you’re seeing the black 4:3 bars on this season’s episodes, somebody is doing something bad to your signal. It is beautiful 16:9 over the air, good enough to make me interested for the first time. Reruns are a different story.

    dina, NOTLD is pretty much a home movie with lots of fake blood. George Romero has lived off of this one for years. I know there are fans but the whole zombie genre does not work for me. Vampires and werewolves are a completely different story. ;)

  8. May 26th, 2007 at 12:22 | #8

    “NOTLD is pretty much a home movie with lots of fake blood. George Romero has lived off of this one for years.”

    I know. I saw it. And none of you need to try to assign me a vampire or werewolf movie. I will only refuse.

  9. May 26th, 2007 at 15:36 | #9

    Dr: The black bars was in reference to standard definition programming in general not about American Idol. The HD version of AI is crazy clear. So clear you can see Paula’s drugs wearing off as the episode runs.

    Dina: Really? What is it about werewolf/vampire movies? I should make you watch An American Werewolf in London. Another classic that everyone should see at least once. And then there are the Dario Argento movies which were (and in a lot of ways still are) ground breaking… So many movies, so little time.

  1. February 21st, 2008 at 09:59 | #1
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