AVR #185: Ridiculously Special Feat. Rob and Ted
Welcome to an AV Rant podcast episode like no other! With Tom and Dina both away on amazing summer adventures, long time AV Rant listeners, Ted and Rob take the reins and churn out a fan-made episode of epic length and verbosity! We get to know Ted a little bit and find out how he wrote and recorded AV Rant’s awesome outro music. We discuss acoustic treatment and calibration at length, and the different ways that we approach the topic when talking to AV newbies. Ted gives his impressions of the Spears & Munsil Blu-ray calibration disc. Rob talks about the various pros and cons of the major flatpanel technologies, rants about his disappointment with 2010 televisions, and expresses his hope that Vizio (of all companies) might just turn things around. We close things out with our thoughts on 3D and the stupid, stupid ways in which 3D is being marketed and sold to consumers. TV manufacturers, HDMI, DirecTV, even the HT Guys: no one is safe! Thanks so much to Tom, Dina and Clint for this opportunity. Both Ted and Rob had a great time! We would love to read your feedback in the comments or over at the AV Rant Facebook fan page! 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.