AV Rant #413: Rob Gets Ranty
Rob returns, and he’s got some things to say…at the end of the podcast. Special thanks to Ilango, Joseph, and Joshua for being our listeners of the week (two weeks in this instance). Thanks guys! This week, Rob gives his opinions on a couple of topics he missed last time (Derek’s two-channel dilemma and William’s question about the WaveCrest Audio Speakers (LINK)). Ashley wants to use a Mac Mini as an HTPC (LINK) and needs help finding an external Blu-ray drive (LINK). He’s curious about which software to use (LINK and LINK) and what are the pros and cons of using a Mac versus a PC. Jeff found a neat product to use on your CDs after you’re finished shaving the edges off them (LINK), E. Don has an employer with a unique problem – projecting information on a window for passing cars at night (LINK, LINK, and LINK), and Lior had some suggestions for Tom about his X4000 and Audyssey (LINK). Efrain wanted our take on some cotton absorption panels (LINK) and how they compare to fiberglass ones (LINK), Stewert suggests dB PowerAmp for ripping CDs (LINK), and Eliezer sent us a 12-minute interview with Andrew Jones – the guy that designed the speakers Rob likes so much (LINK). CyberYoda’s theater-in-progress pictures are pretty amazing (LINK), Andrew is curious about the resurgence of vinyl (LINK), and Michael wants to know how much control you really have of the Denon AVR X4000 from the web interface. Spencer is really interested in the Fluance XL7F speakers (LINK) and wants our opinions. He’s especially concerned because they are said to be harder to drive and he has an older receiver (LINK). Jeb sent us a cool link to a YouTube video (LINK – and we added it to our HT Test Playlist on YouTube – LINK), Andrew recommends the MyMediaExperience website for those interested in learning more about HTPCs (LINK), and Aperion Audio has extended their in-home trial period to 60 days (LINK). Lastly, Rob has some words for Axiom Audio and the people releasing Atmos Blu-rays. 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. Lastly, if you live in the Tampa Bay area and are interested in a mobile climbing wall, check out Fearless Mobile Climbing and meet Tom in person!