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AVRant #88: Rant me like a hurricane

August 21st, 2008

Some shocking news from Tom. A short review of the new Clone Wars movie. Fixing your friend’s TV. What measures well might not be what you think looks the best. A summary of the JVC review. The problem with LEDs. If you sit close to a sub, can you buy a smaller one? Thanks for listening and don’t forget to vote for us at Podcast Alley.

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  1. August 21st, 2008 at 08:34 | #1

    The reason J doesn’t want to watch gymnastics is probably the same reason most guys don’t like to watch it. It makes us, at times, feel like pedophiles… Honestly, I’d just rather avoid it.

    Tom, $10 says your Samsung-owning friend has already flipped that set back to Dynamic mode.

    For anyone (interested) listening to this – the 6500K Tom is talking about is referring to the color temperature of the “color” White. The sun’s (day) light is around 6500K in terms of its color temperature while a typical florescent bulb is around 14,000K (very blue.) Incandescent lighting can be as low as 3200K. The higher the number, the more blue. The lower the color, the more red. A nice Black and White sepia movie should be displayed with a color temperature of around 5500K.

    This also explains why so many people (like me) hate most of the new florescent bulbs. You’re going from a color temperature of under 4000K to well over 10,000K.

  2. davemcsjr
    August 21st, 2008 at 15:04 | #2

    Just called a friend who works in JVille
    They bugged out early before Fay hit. Hope everyone battens down the hatches and rides out the storm safely!

    Has anyone heard the Pinnacle CS88 subs that Audioholics sells? I can’t find any reviews online! Tom..any info?

  3. AustinM
    August 21st, 2008 at 15:26 | #3

    There was some very good imagery in this film during certain scenes, but I agree with your overall assessment–it was meh.

    The thing I couldn’t stand was the flaming uncle of Jabba the Hut. What the heck was that?!! I recognized the voice (very distinctive) as being in some Disney-produced cartoons I watched as a kid, but that was just a weird choice.

  4. August 25th, 2008 at 17:15 | #4

    Dave – Fay didn’t do us too bad but did keep me real busy for a few days. Haven’t heard that one yet.

    Austin – I wouldn’t have touched the Jabba-Uncle thing with a ten foot pole. There was no way to broach the subject without it taking over the whole podcast. I agree, whoever thought that was a good idea should be beaten with a stick. The whole thing was just weird.

  5. majorloser
    August 26th, 2008 at 19:28 | #5

    Hey, be glad you weren’t down here with me in Melbourne! We had over 30 inches of rain in about 48 hours. We had over 6 inches of rain fall in less than one hour.

  6. August 27th, 2008 at 09:11 | #6

    Yeah, my wife’s aunt lives near the beach in Melbourne. They got hammered.

  7. Raul in HD
    February 24th, 2009 at 13:24 | #7

    My first DVD Player was a JVC. still have it

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