AV Rant #214: BMW Speakers: AMG Edition
Liz’s audio is much better this week, look for video’s to resume soon. Speaking of video’s check out the one below for Robert Silva’s interview with the Vivitek rep on their new 3D projectors. You won’t believe the price. Tom and Liz have a few things to say about digital copies. Tom has a bad 3D experience. iTunes has special features you might not know about. Who’s right? Dolby or THX? Tom decides. Liz mishears Tom. People with more money than sense with home theaters. An update on Tom’s book. Stay tuned for more from Robert at CES right here on AV Rant. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to vote for us at Podcast Alley! To see our (mostly) complete collection of show videos, click here. To get our iPhone app, visit the iTunes store.
Robert also gave me a short list of impressions from the show. Here they are:
1. LG – Active Shutter Glasses BAD – Passsive Glasses GOOD – all LG 3D LCD TVs going forward to use passive glasses technology.
2. Sony also Demonstrated 56-inch Glasses Free LCD TV – Might be the same platform as the Toshiba – but the Toshiba looked better – could be the difference in the source material used.
3. Sony Booth was all 3D, except for Google TV stuff – Seth Rogen, the asian actor that plays Kato and Green Hornet Car were special guests.
4. Panasonic – entire line of 3D camcorders (5) and three new 3D blu-ray Disc players – Catching up with everyone else on internet TV apps.
5. Samsung – thinnest bezels for LCD TVs – adding more to 3D lineup – changing screen sizes – because of thinner bezels – 42inch now 43inch, 55-inch now 56inch, etc…
6. Sharp – 70inch Quattron 3D LCD TV
7.Vivitek – interesting video projectors – inexpensive 3D projector for presentations and gaming see video clip above