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AV Rant #315: Video Quality

December 5th, 2012

Rob steps in for Liz because Tom can’t get up in the morning. This week, it is all about video quality and streaming. The new 4K resolution players are being announced. You’ve already heard of the one from Sony, but Red has one as well. A rebuttal to the “HBO is making me pirate” argument makes a surprising amount of sense. Even if we don’t like to hear it. Mitsubishi drops their RPTV line, Sony and Panasonic have record lows, and Rob is worried about what it all means. Netflix gets an exclusive with Disney and wants to be HBO while Chill.com wants to sell you DRM-free content. Redbox streaming is delayed (well, it was a leak to begin with so no one should be surprised). Tom previews his reviews of the Dirac HD Player app (increases the quality of your stock earbuds), I-MEGO Throne Gold headphones, Phiaton PS 210 BTNC bluetooth/noise canceling headphones, and RHA SA950i headphones. Thanks for listening. Check out our Facebook Page. Click here for our YouTube channel where you can see the recordings of our show videos. 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. Check out AVGadgets.com where Tom is the new Editor-in-Chief! Download Tom's NEWEST book, Touch of Pain from Amazon now!

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  1. Rob H.
    December 5th, 2012 at 13:58 | #1

    Yikes! I’ve gotta get a better mic. Sorry about the noise on my end, everyone 🙁

    I’m not sure what happened on the technical side this week. While we were on Skype, every time I made even the slightest sound, Tom’s audio would cut out in my headphones for a couple seconds, so I just had to guess at what he was saying half the time! Super annoying.

    And my own Audacity recording had the mic level spiking and going all weird sometimes. I had turned off Skype’s mic level control, so it shouldn’t have been that. But who knows? Skype did an update right before we recorded, so I’m going to blame them :p

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