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Wii Finds Its Place

November 6th, 2009 4 comments

The News
Apparently, the Wii has gotten to the point that developers don’t want to make games for it anymore. Well, you’ve got to expect that is going to be the case when you have such an underpowered piece of kiddie gear. But as long as sales are up, the developers will come, right? Unfortunately, sales have been falling too.

The Rant
So my wife says to me, “Should we get the kids a Wii for Christmas.” Read more…

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Netflix Streaming on PS3 Starts Friday

November 5th, 2009 Comments off

Got this today from Netflix. Proof positiveLooks like Netflix is going live on the PS3 on Friday November 6th. Look for a report on the next podcast.

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New AV Rant Phone Number

October 29th, 2009 Comments off

New new Google Voice Widget won’t fit in the sidebar (yet) so I wanted to give you a way of using it. Basically, click on it, enter your phone number, and Google will call whatever phone number you enter and the new AV Rant line. It’s easy and kind of cool in a big brother sort of way. Of course, I have no idea what Google does with your number but I’m sure they are “doing no harm” right? If you want to call directly, just use 479-OFF-RANT (633-7268).

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Banging Oppo BDP-83 Deal

August 12th, 2009 1 comment

Looking for a new receiver and want the latest and greatest Universal Blu-ray player (goes for $3500 under the Lexicon brand)? Pick up the popular Yamaha RX-V3900 and get the Oppo BDP-83 (plays CDs, DVDs, SACDs, DVD-As, Blu-rays and more) for $.05! That’s right, the Yammy normally goes for $1799.95 but with the deal you get the Oppo included for an even $1800. This deal won’t last so jump on it while you have the chance.

The Deal
The Yamaha RX-V3900 Receiver
The Oppo BDP-83 Universal Blu-ray player

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Proud Dad of Nameless Child

July 23rd, 2009 9 comments
Proud Dad of Nameless Child

Proud Dad of Nameless Child,
originally uploaded by AV Rant.

The baby still doesn’t have a name but at least he’s here. 9lbs, 13.6 oz and 21.5 inches. Yep, he’s a whopper. Still trying to convince the wife that Driver Amp Andry is a valid option.

-Sent from my un-iPhone.

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