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AV Rant#319: Happy New Year!

January 1st, 2013

This week, Lee Overstreet guest co-hosts with Liz over the holiday weekend. We discuss favorite new Christmas presents (Lee got a printer, Liz’s family got tablets). LG is offering a new TV line with embedded Google TV. Lee thinks Apple will be forced to reinvent the internet-connected television. Liz thinks the Houston Texans are in a Richard-measuring contest with the Dallas Cowboys, and really loves 3D printing technology, especially when it can print LPs.Lee gives an in-depth look at his 2012 and 2013 projects — archiving and sharing home media — Cassettes, records, VHS, you name it.  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. jfalk
    January 8th, 2013 at 09:52 | #1

    Nice job Lee. Representin’ for the long time listeners! Two comments: your 1 gig storage story reminds me of my purchase of the 32K memory addition to my Radio Shack Model 3: the technician asked me what the heck I was going to do with all that memory. 32Kb for $200 translates to $6.25 billion per terabyte, unless I dropped a zero somewhere along the way. (Those are also 1981 dollars, so there’s another factor of 2.5 or so to turn it into current dollars.

    Second: laugh if you like at phablets, but the Samsung Note 2 is the first tech gift I’ve ever given my wife that she even liked… and she loves it. Christmas in my house is spelled phablet and marital harmony is at an alltime high…. engendering goodwill that might even allow me to get a new sub this year. (I do find it amusing though that the first ads for the Note 2 featured Lebron James holding it to hide its size.)

  2. Lee Overstreet
    January 11th, 2013 at 15:04 | #2

    jfalk: 32k??? You were a MAD MAN! My first computer was around 1981 (Texas Instruments’ TI-99A), and storage was measure in feet of cassette tape. I always wondered if I could get a better data rate using Dolby noise reduction. 😉

    And I would never want to deny anyone the enjoyment of any piece of electronics that rings their bell. But I reserve the right to giggle at anyone holding a phablet against their head. The Note 2 is right about the size where the giggling begins for me. Maybe I’d be more forgiving if Note 2 folks used Bluetooth headsets. Of course, if you leave a Bluetooth earpiece in your ear beyond the length of a phone call, my wife will call you a Blue Tool, so there’s that.

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