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AV Rant #304: Fungus Sounds Good

Liz is back and the audio is back to not sounding like complete crap. We can’t appologize enough for last week’s podcast (we’re now officially blaming the monkey). This week Liz and Tom discuss how movies are now getting pitched (and this…

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AV Rant #303: CEDIA 2012

When is reality not real enough? When we are recording over skype and run into volume issues. Frankly, if we had the option, we’d just re-record all this. But we can’t. So here it is. This week, Liz takes a break as Tom has Clint DeBoer…

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AV Rant #302: In The Cloud

We’ve discovered the source of the noise in the last podcast, and that source is… Well, you’ll have to listen. This week, Tom previews his Arctic P402 Headphone review. Look for that on Audioholics soon. Is Arrested Development on Netflix…

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AV Rant #301: Gangnam Style!

Have you joined our Facebook page? Come on, you know you want to. If you did, you’d have already seen the Gangnam Style video and know what we are talking about. On second thought, maybe that isn’t such a selling point. This week, a question from…

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AV Rant #300: Phoenix Effect

AV Rant turns 300! And we remembered to mention it this centennial! Check out our brand new Facebook page. This week – Beck, H+, piracy, The Phoenix Effect, V-MODA Faders, and Yamaha YHT-697BL HTiB.

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AV Rant #299: Olympic Pole Dancing

Yes, we went there though, in Tom’s defense, Liz led the way. Tom found a bunch of funny (gernerally NSFW for language reasons) videos this week including Boats, Bane vs Cable Guys, and Batman, Call Me Maybe. Note: the discussion of the Bane videos does…

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AV Rant #298: Talking Over Each Other

Tom couldn’t hear most of what Liz was saying but instead of stopping and restarting the podcast, they sort of just went with it. Liz is back from her vacation. Tom has a few things to say about home theater seating. Liz talks about loudness and how all…

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AV Rant #297: Buying Iron Man

Lots on movies this week but no spoilers for Dark Knight Rises. Liz is out of town so Rob steps in on short notice again. This week, a bit about Dark Knight Rises including some discussion of the first two movies. Has Peter Jackson gone Hobbit crazy? Tom…

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AV Rant #296: Bluetooth vs AirPlay

Welcome to the podcast that is sometimes not boring. This week, Tom discusses the quality of Bluetooth and Apple’s AirPlay. Feel free to correct him if his Google-fu let him down. A big thank you to listener Jason for his killer Mee Goreng recipe. It was…

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AV Rant #295: Kicking Space Zombie Cats

In space, you can’t hear zombie cats scream when you kick them. Check out Tom on the AV Week podcast. Rob has a really good suggestion for a starter system – $2500 includes five speakers, a sub, a receiver, and a 50″ plasma. Check it out. Power Sound…

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AV Rant #294: AmaMozAppNet

We couldn’t come up with a name so we just shoved everything together into one made up word. This week, Dolby Atmos first impressions. Tom weighs in on what would finally impress people as much as the introduction of stereo or surround sound. Hint:…

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AV Rant #293: Bits, Depth, and Gear

What’s the deal with bitrates? Is lossless really important? Tom says both yes and no. The Loudness War coming to an end? Is this possible? Liz and Tom evaluate a couple of headphone cable management systems: the Flux Headphones and Cord Cruncher. Flash…

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AV Rant #292: Unresonant

It isn’t a word. We know that. But it applies. This week – Microsoft’s Surface. This may be the tablet we’ve been waiting for. Or it may be just a little too late (see our Tactile discussion a few weeks ago). Tractor Beams – we may have them (sort…

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AV Rant #291: Contests, Lozenges, and Oatmeal

Tom is getting sick and Liz is getting sleepy. So, another short podcast this week (which makes our podcast about the same length as everyone else rather than 2x’s as long). On the same lines, is the Internet really for ADD sufferers? Tom and Liz…

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AV Rant #290: Tactile Future

Welcome to the future, folks. It’s tactile in here. Check out this new tactile feedback touchscreen. Tom thinks it will completely revolutionize computers and make laptops a thing of the past. Liz just thinks it is cool. Also on Liz’s “to buy” list is…

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