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Why Netflix Could Rule the World

May 22nd, 2008 6 comments

As most astute home theater enthusiasts already know, Netflix announced a set-top box this week (made by Roku) which allows consumers to view Watch Now videos from the Netflix website on their home televisions. What’s so amazing about this?

Everything. Read more…

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Best Rick Roll. Ever.

April 4th, 2008 1 comment

Nuff said.

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Dislocated my shoulder during an install…

April 4th, 2008 5 comments

…Almost. Right now I have my arm in “sling” position, with any movement upwards causing extreme pain which shoots through my shoulder. I type this looking like a gimp. How did it happen? Well, if you go back a week ago, I was doing an install (one of a series of 5 I am doing for an article) at my buddy Frank’s house. He joked about falling through the ceiling and I commented that doing so is an extremely rookie mistake, and something that should not happen with any experienced person who has spent any time in an attic.

Needless to say, that sort of ramps up the odds of something going wrong – courtesy of one Mr. Murphy and his “law”. Read more…

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Knight Rider Actually Gets Picked Up

April 2nd, 2008 4 comments

It’s almost unconscionable that this misfit of a pilot got picked up for a season, but it looks like Knight Rider is actually coming to Wednesday nights on NBC (8PM for those of you with masochistic tendencies). It joins such gems as Robinson Crusoe, Deal or No Deal, and a new show called Merlin. What is unknown is whether Val Kilmer will reprise his overpriced role as the voice of Kitt, or whether the show will actually feature any believable plots (or perhaps avoid any more gratuitous three-way sex scenes and lesbian love affairs). I personally wonder how long it will take even Ford fanatics to realize the entire show is one big rolling advertisement for the motor company and NCLR and that they are being exploited for NBC’s monetary gain. Read more…

Going to Monster Cable

March 24th, 2008 5 comments

Oh no, has Clint finally succumbed to the powers of Monster Cable marketing? Has Monster Cable threatened to sue AV Rant for any past misgivings about their overpriced cables or power centers? Perhaps the offer of a ride in one of the many luxury sports cars available to tier-one sales persons has finally allured us to the west coast in a hedonistic fit of uncontrollable yearning.

Or maybe we’re just taking advantage of an offer to use their Tektronix scopes to evaluate over 36 cables sent to use by various manufacturers over the course of several months. Yeah, baby. Read more…

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