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AV Rant #242: Swearing

Tom couldn’t be more excited about this week’s podcast. For the first time in the four years of this podcast, Tom’s cohost is tackling a Soup to Nuts topic. That’s right, hear Liz’s first in a three part series on streaming content. This week it is on where to get it (links below). Also on the table, Tom talks about his $2k receiver comparison article, Liz hates on George Lucas, and Tom and Liz both ogle some cool installs. The Netflix horse twitched (Dreamworks on the way?) so Tom and Liz beat on it some more (2 million users lost?). Is streaming increasing or decreasing piracy? In sadder news, Tom’s laptop is now officially dead. 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. Download Tom’s FREE ebook Bob Moore: No Hero which is pretty much available everywhere. Friend Tom and Liz on Google+ to join in on one of our hangouts.

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  1. John P.
    August 2nd, 2011 at 17:14 | #1

    The Netflix price change has me leaning toward canceling streaming. Now that it’s broken out, it’s clear that the selection is not worth the subscription. I’d be willing to pay much more per month for the entire Netflix catalog streamed. Can’t cancel discs because I like to be able to get just about any previously released movies and TV shows.

    As for ripping to losslesss compressed, I use iTunes and Apple Lossless for everything, ripped to an external drive on my Mac Mini hooked to the receiver via optical When I need to rip or convert FLAC on a Mac, I use Max for Mac, which is free and very flexible.

  2. MikeSmith8115
    August 3rd, 2011 at 16:17 | #2

    My concern with the change in the Netflix packages will be the number of incoming streams allowed. We recently upgraded to the 3 disc package so we could have 3 simultaneous streams coming into our home since Netflix ties the two together.

    I called them and asked if they were still going to base the number of streams on the number of discs you have in your plan and they haven’t made a decision on it yet. If that is the case, it would force us into spending quite a bit more money every month.

    I hope they work this out soon. Now that they have separated services, they should come up with a different way to establish your incoming stream count.

    Thoughts?

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