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AVRant #162: Dina’s Druthers

January 7th, 2010

Note – yes I know there is no such thing as a agraphobic (not sure why I messed that up – it’s agoraphobic) though it sounds funny.

Welcome to the year of 3D! If it doesn’t make it this year, things look pretty bad for the new format. But never fear you pundits, there is plenty going on. We’ve got Discovery, Sony, and IMAX teaming up for a channel, ESPN offering a little 3D (for a bit at least), and Mitsubishi with an add-on Tom thinks you shouldn’t have to pay for. Vizio has a new line coming out, but will anyone buy it? Some more on Audyssey Dynamic EQ and Volume, a bit about movies we’ve seen lately, and a bombshell about The Speaker Company (you’re not going to believe this one). Tom has a theory about his FedEx driver and lusts after some Klipsch speakers. 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.


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  1. lesser evil
    January 7th, 2010 at 20:45 | #1

    Tom you ignorant schmuck.

    Dina is corect.

    ‘druthers’ is common usage.

    Now take your mind out of the gutter.

  2. January 8th, 2010 at 10:56 | #2

    And yes, Avatar has crossed the ONE BILLION dollar mark worldwide…

  3. January 8th, 2010 at 11:02 | #3

    Yikes. You know, it might be 1 billion and 10 after this weekend. I told the wife I might go see it. We’ll see.

  4. Leif
    January 8th, 2010 at 11:58 | #4

    A really stupid question to Klipsch… what happens when the light burns out?

  5. kinge
    January 8th, 2010 at 12:31 | #5

    In our family chuthers has been in common usage since our kids were little.

    E-chuthers, your chuthers, their chuthers, our chuthers.

    Use those in a sentence with your face straight.


  6. David
    January 9th, 2010 at 00:40 | #6

    Hey Leif,
    I believe the light portion of the device uses LED’s. Those suckers last many, many years.

  7. chrisgwd
    January 9th, 2010 at 12:33 | #7

    So, why isn’t this show shoing up on my iTunes? Anyone else have that problem?

    Also, from last show, Tom, there is nothing unique in the design of a satellite for 3D. It’s just a “bent pipe”, like a cable as far as the TV signal is concerned.

  8. cynan
    January 11th, 2010 at 22:48 | #8

    About subwoofer issues with Dynamic Volume on the AVR-4310

    There is a widely reported bug with the way some Denon receivers implement Audyssey that involves subwoofer levels in playback of lossy formats (DTS and Dolby Digital). This was first discovered with the AVR-889/2309 model…

    And there is someone on avsforum reporting something like this with the AVR-4310 – though not sure if this has been verified for this model yet.

    See 12 posts down in this avsforum thread: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?p=17061656&highlight=audyssey+bug#post17061656

    When I took my 889 into denon last november, they were aware of this issue (at least for the 889)

  9. January 12th, 2010 at 10:43 | #9

    I think that the audio quality for the podcast is more easily discernible when you crank it up – which I don’t. Glad you found the issue though.

  10. January 12th, 2010 at 12:29 | #10

    Chris – I fixed the problem with the post so the podcast file should show up on the various sites soon. Not sure how that happened but I’ll make sure it doesn’t happen again.

  11. January 12th, 2010 at 13:17 | #11

    OK, it’s showing up on Podcast Alley now and I pinged iTunes. All looks to be fixed.

  12. chrisgwd
    January 13th, 2010 at 01:20 | #12


    Great…it looks like you got it…I look forward to giving it a listen tomorrow…:)


  13. Andy S
    January 14th, 2010 at 09:55 | #13

    The Tennessee boy here will back up “druthers” being a word. Not that I can ever remember actually saying it in a sentence.

  14. Nelson
    January 22nd, 2010 at 09:13 | #14

    Another vote for druthers from a Savannah, Georgia boy. Of course I grew up with my grandmother regularly using the word “yonder” which mistified me as a young boy.

  15. January 22nd, 2010 at 09:20 | #15

    Man, who knew? I don’t claim to be the bastion of all English jargon but I thought I had come across most every geographically neutral term. Consider me schooled.

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