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This is episode 108 of dl.tv. Here is the episode page description: Episode 108: Baby! Safe Banking from Work, Xbox 360 Goes 1080p, Secure Gmail The Deets for Episode 108 STUFF • Congrats to Producer Scott: He and the Mrs. just had a healthy baby girl! • Daylight Saving 2007 might just break your clocks, says Nikki • Locking down USB ports, Ken? Superglue will do it. Microsoft has a registry hack you can use to disable USB storage devices. • Is banking at work safe, Richard? Err to the...
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This is episode 024 of dl.tv. Here is the episode page description: Episode 24 of DL.TV aired live at 1pm PST(9pm UTC) this Thursday, December 22nd. Here's the deets: It's official: analog TV will be put to death in 2009. And it's good news for geeks--reusing the analog spectrum will ultimately lead to faster wireless internet! France makes P2P file sharing legal, and may add an ISP royalty tax to compensate artists. We don't expect the US to follow their lead, so trial lawyers here can all...
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Episode 140: Mozilla's Mike Shaver, Windows Home Server, Trackballs and .TV! What's new in Episode 140 STUFF • Mozilla is the nonprofit software company behind Firefox... and Mozilla's Mike Shaver is taking Firefox add-ons where no extentions have gone before. We throw every question we can think of at him! • Microsoft Windows Home Server: Beta 2 looks pretty good. • You can volunteer for the Windows Home Server beta by filling out a survey. • The Itiva folks called us and say if you...
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Episode 135: Vista is here! Should you? Will you have any choice? We go off. What's new in Episode 135 STUFF • Microsoft Vista, the replacement for Windows XP, is here. • We've got a grab bag o' info to help you decide if you should upgrade or wait... or go with OS X. • PCMag gives Vista a 3.5 out of 5 • Most folks should buy it pre-installed on your next PC. You probably don't have a choice if you're buying from a big system maker. • It does have some shiny new features... Patrick's...
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Episode 118: DIY Notebook Repair, Zero-Day Hits Word. Cell Phone Cancer Study. What's new in Episode 118 STUFF • PC case reccos for Matt. • Video on the Xbox: Roger's back with Team Blackbolt's 360 Blad Skin on top of XBMC on a modded Xbox. A cool way to browse video! (And can anybody code us up a DL.TV script?) • What happened to Patrick's mouse from SmoothCreations? We show it off along with some more shiny paint jobs from ColorWare. • Will Michael's brother notice if he replaces his...
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Episode 187: Robert's back from THX training, Vista Performance and Reliability Pack and more! What's new in Episode 187 STUFF • Robert returned from his THX training in Southern California. He learned among many other things the importance of sound in a home theater. Specifically: - It's all about the room - isolation, size, speaker placement - Sub placement (standing waves/modal problems) - The Center Channel is the most important speaker - ~40 degree field of view (screen width per given...
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This is episode 096 of dl.tv. Here is the episode page description: Episode 96: Robert's report form CEDIA, iTunes 7: Performance issues... What's new in Episode 96 THE DEETS • Robert's report from CEDIA! • iTunes 7: Performance issues? You're not alone. • Universal Backs Out Of Blu-ray. • New Cyber Czar at Homeland Security. • Wii Have A Ship Date! • $800 TiVo Series3 HD DVR (+ $13 a month fee) vs. free Cable Co. HD DVR at $13 a month. • iTunes movies: 16x9 or 4x3? Fun w/ aspect...
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This is episode 078 of dl.tv. Here is the episode page description: Episode 78 went live at 4PM PDT, 7PM EDT and will be available for download on Wednesday, July 19th. The not nearly complete show deets: A bit deeper on the Core 2. Will the power in Intel's latest make it your next processor Or will AMD drop prices so much, there's still a good reason to go Athlon? ExtremeTech's Jason Cross joins us on this one! Help quieting your (my) PC Part One: the SPL meter and hope for noxiously loud...
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Episode 171: Drobo: It's not a NAS. MCSE: What certificates should a viewer get? More! What's new in Episode 171 STUFF • Data Robotics Drobo: if you can slide a drive into a slot and occasionally glance at great big green, yellow and red LED lights, this USB storage device offers simpler data protection than any RAID device we've ever used. Seriously. No need to mind HD sizes, you can mix and match; you do lose some drive capacity in exchange for the protection. We've been running it for a...
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Episode 139: Dual Boot Vista and XP; Free Antivirus Options; Viewer Pics! What's new in Episode 139 STUFF • Dual boot XP and Windows Vista? It's not that hard! • Non-destructive partitioning? GParted LiveCD is a great free tool, but Norton's PartitionMagic 8 is the gold standard. • Free antivirus recommendation for Totally Infected's parents? Our man Neil at PCMag.com says check out avast! 4 Home Edition and AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition • Antivirus for the Mac boxes in your office?...
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Episode 154: Airport Luggage Hack: Pack a gun. Leo Laporte & Parallels. Folding@Home! What's new in Episode 154 STUFF • DL.TV viewers can help cure disease? Sure! Our Folding@Home team is growing fast, and just cracked the top 1000 . 57391 is the team number if download a copy and join in! • Leo Laporte o' TWiT and The Screen Savers fame stops by to show off Parallels Desktop for Mac... running Windows inside of OS X. He also left us a list of his fave OS X applications... keep...
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Episode 224: March Madness, HDTV Accessories, Sony Vaio HTPC and More! What's new in Episode 224 STUFF • March Madness is in full swing. CBS.com is streaming all the games on their site for free. However, if you are watching at work, look for the BOSS BUTTON. It will turn the basketball game you are watching into a spread sheet. • This week's Tech Pic is from Garrett of Battle Creek, MI • Robert goes over what you need to keep your HDTV clean, power protected, the best A/V cable to use...
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This is episode 060 of dl.tv. Here is the episode page description: It's time for another Kickin' Episode of DL.TV In the show today: News: Google Google Press Day: Google Google Desktop 4 (beta), Trends and more Hirai Defends Playstation Launch Price Iowa State First in Virtual Reality Rooms ICANN Rejects .XXX We'll give you more on E3 on next Tuesday's show: in the meantime, check out the E3 coverage at PCMag.com , ExtremeTech and 1UP.com. Picture Tour of NAB 2006: A tour of National...
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This is episode 019 of dl.tv. Here is the episode page description: DL.TV Episode 19 aired live this Tuesday, December 6th. Here's the deets: Digital SLRs deliver amazing performance, and prices are dropping. We've got the deets on 4: the Nikon d50, the Canon EOS Digtal Rebel XT, the Pentax *ist DL, and the Fuji FinePix S9000. Guest which two walk away with the hightest honors? Patrick takes apart over $3000 worth of digital cameras without breaking any...yet. Chip makers are driving to deliver...
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This is episode 051 of dl.tv. Here is the episode page description: Streamed live at 4PM, Tuesday April 11th. What's on the show: ABC To Bring Prime Time TV to the Web MySpace Adds Security Monitor PDAs are dying. Smartphones are the future. The Cingular 2125 is one of the first Windows Mobile phones without a touch screen. It's great for Outlook and Exchange users T-Mobile's SDA does it one better by adding dedicated music buttons and WiFi! P2P CD trading? DL.TV viewers can sign up for the...
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This is episode 039 of dl.tv. Here is the episode page description: Streamed live at 4:30 PM PST, 7:30 EST February 28th. And streamed live again at 12:30 PST (3:30PM EST, 20:30 UTC) Wednesday, March 1st! We a problem with the recording of the show Tuesday night, we retaped it today and our machines are rendering your favorite formats out as fast as they can. What's in the show? Tools for your IPTV addiction: FireAnt and the Democracy Player Sony's got a release date for Blu-Ray Apple's...
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This is episode 037 of dl.tv. Here is the episode page description: My apologies for the delay posting Episode 34. Bit of an operator error on posting the code. OK, more than a bit of an operator error, but it's been cleared up. We got Vista running... but not until the last five minutes of this episode. Turns out it was a bad disk we were trying to install from. The Vista tour is in the next show, Episode 35. (Matter of fact, we're using Vista right now!) Enjoy the show!
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This is episode 064 of dl.tv. Here is the episode page description: Another DLTV episode packed full of tech goodness! In the News: Student Faces Expulsion For Web Post Nintendo Indicates Wii Pricing FCC Won't Investigate NSA Phone Logs Teen Suspects Charged Over MySpace Extortion Free Nationwide Broadband? Microsoft Reveals Rival for JPG Format Gaming Goodness: SiN: Episodes, Emergence: Awful or Awesome... Thanks to 1UP's Garnett Lee for dropping by w/ the review! Wii Pricing: Did Nintendo...
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This is episode 030 of dl.tv. Here is the episode page description: DL.TV Episode 30 streamed live at 4:00pm PST (well, about a 1/2 hr. later, this time) on Thursday, January 26th. Here's the deets: Don't be evil--unless there's a whole lot of money to be made. Apparently, that's the logic behind Google's decision to self-censor its Chinese search system. We play with the new video-capable, 30GB Creative Zen Vision:M ($330). Does it deserve the title of "iPod killer?" Andrew Pfister...
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This is episode 011 of dl.tv. Here is the episode page description: DL.TV Episode 11 aired live on 10-25-05. Here's the deets: How's the video on Apple's new iPod? We loaded up some video on our iPod and tested it on the show! Want to see how the new iPod compares to other portable video players? Check out Portable Video for Everyone. Quake 4: "She may be dumb, but she's pretty and fun." Che Chou of 1up.com joined us for a review. ATI's Radeon X1300 Pro: awesome architecture, crippled...
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This is episode 058 of dl.tv. Here is the episode page description: We're Back with a jam packed edition of DL.TV Show notes: News: Blu-ray Discs Delayed FTC Sues Companies for Selling Phone Records Silicon Valley Boasts Best Tech Pay Open Document Format Gets ISO Approval Product Demos: Samsung Q1 The first Origami/UMPC we've gotten our hands on. Think baby Windows XP Tablet PC. We know at least one viewer it's perfect for. What do we think? Watch the video! Fortune Fountain's DialKeys brings...
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Episode 136: Google Search: Matt Cutts. Don't re-use that hard drive. Distros! What's new in Episode 136 STUFF • Google Senior Engineer Matt Cutts brings us the inside on Search Engine Optimization and how Google Works. (He'll be bringing us made Google Search Tips next week!) • Don't Re-Use The Hard Drive! Not after you save your data with the freezer trick! Or, like OP, you just might lose everything. OP... how could you??? • Notebook Upgrade: Memory or Hard Drive? Martin, we've got a...
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Episode 129: CES 2007 Day Three; digital camcorders, iPhone announcement analyzed, Digital Experience, and a whole lot more! What's new in Episode 129 On Today's Show • PC Mag's Sascha Segan explains Apple's iPhone announcement. • A look at the world's smallest projector. • A million dollar PC. • Digital camcorder round-up with Terry Sullivan. • Digital Experience with Robert Heron.
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Episode 174: Recycling E-Waste, Truth about moving Plasma TVs, Hello Kitty! laptops and oh so much more! What's new in Episode 174 STUFF • Recycling your old electronics: monitors, pcs, cd players, all that good stuff? Rich has 15 years worth of old gear to make go away. We've got the info for you. • Rich also directed us to one pimped out laptop. If you're into Sanrio's popular 2D feline mascot then this laptop is a must have. • Viewer Pic 'O the Week. How many PCs is too many? Judging...
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Episode 148: Combo Blu-ray/HD DVD player, Cooking Mama, Dan Rather, Questions! What's new in Episode 148 NEWS • Roger Chang's still in for Robert Heron, who promises he's coming back to work someday. When his eyeball no longer makes the Doctor go "Oh... my... that's... uh... improving nicely!" (Just kidding, Rob!) • The viewer pic o' the week comes from John, who is -extremely- tall, and has quite the aesthetically pleasing computer room. Threre's mood lighting! Not to mention a...
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This is episode 085 of dl.tv. Here is the episode page description: Episode 85: Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy is so cute! What's new in Episode 85 NEWS • Were Apple's announcements at the WWDC kinda boring? • Microsoft Says No Virtual PC for Intel Macs • Update Windows XP!!! Microsoft Fixes a Dozen Security Flaws, Nine Critical • MS to Pay Reparations for Vista and Office Delays • Microsoft To Expand Genuine Advantage Program says "We expect to do more to make Windows...
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Episode 164: Back Up DVDs, Trillion Pixel Image, Is My DVD Drive Dying? What's new in Episode 164 STUFF • Backing up your DVDs? We gave you a fast server of the tools we use on Windows (RipIt4Me, DVD Decrypter and DVD Shrink 3.2) and OS X (HandBrake and MacTheRipper) to back up DVDs we own. • Why? So we can protect them from theft, loss, rampaging toddlers, travel damage, or simply watch movies on an iPod or HTPC or media extender or AppleTV. Yes, circumventing copy protection is illegal in...
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Episode 179: Free Productivity Apps, Free Media Players, And a whole lot more! What's new in Episode 179 STUFF Today's show is all about the freeware. Whether you're cheap or just enjoy using superior software that doesn't cost a dime we've laid out current faves from Patrick, Robert and Roger. Need a good free anti-virus? Then one of these titles should fill the bill; AntiVir Personal Edition Classic Avast! Home Edition or AVG Free Edition But remember always keep the virus definitions up to...
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Episode 243: Loyd Case is Back to Answer Your Questions and Much More! What's new in Episode 243 STUFF • The new full episode FLV file has been rendered and posted. Enjoy! • ExtremeTech's Loyd Case joins Robert on set. • Loyd talks a bit about his first month with solar panels. You can read the article he wrote by clicking HERE • Today's Tech Pic of the Week is from Loyd and Robert. They recently went to the Dolby Studios here in the SF Bay Area. To see all the pics from the tour, click...
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Episode 244: Inventor Dave Mathews is Here and He Shows Off Boxee and Much More! What's new in Episode 244 STUFF • Inventor Dave Mathews joins Robert on set. • Dave has a bunch of patents and he talks about how he goes about getting a patent as well as what inspires his projects. • Today's Tech Pic of the Week is from StarvinMarvin and DocCharli. They took an old dell workstation and turned it in to a dedicated folding@home machine. • PCMag's Kyle Monson shares his love of music and the...
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Episode 234: Loyd Case Goes Solar, Answers Your Questions and More! What's new in Episode 234 STUFF • Loyd Case of ExtremeTech.com joins Robert on set. • Today's Tech Pic of the Week is from Loyd. He shows off his new Solar Panel Array. If you the full story on all the ins and outs of Loyd's solar installation experience, click HERE for Loyd's article on ExtremeTech.com. • PC Magazine's Nicole Price Fasig takes a look at the SP8PRT Digital Picture Frame and Printer from Smartparts. •...
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Episode 209: KVM Switches, How to use Depth of Field When Taking Pictures, Top Games of the Year and More! What's new in Episode 209 STUFF • We received a stack of responses from viewers about 32-bit Vista SP1 allowing users to see the full 4GB of System RAM instead of the truncated 2.8GB/3.25GB normally shown. Here are some of emails we received. • Fabio wrote: "With SP1, Windows Vista will report the amount of system memory installed rather than report the amount of system memory...
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Episode 248: Tips, Tips, Tips! What's new in Episode 248 STUFF • Robert is at CEDIA, so Scott is at the helm today. • We have assembled an assortment of tips for you today, ranging from iPhone, PS3, Linux, Mac and more. • Brooks shows off some of the coolest iPhone tips you may have never heard of. Check out iSmashPhone.com for even more! • Crank up the boot time in XP. • Adjust the virtual memory for more RAM in Vista! • Find Vista's hidden Cookies folder...and DELETE THEM...
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Episode 258: Inventor Dave Mathews is Back! What's new in Episode 258 STUFF • This episode was sponsored by GoDaddy. Use our code DLTV for 10% any new domain registration order! • Inventor and VP of Product Dave Mathews is back and he's bringing us all the latest Boxee details! • We're proud to announce that you've chosen DL.TV as this year's Podcast Awards winner for Best Mobile Phone Formatted Podcast! We're getting all the details in and we'll have information about the live Awards...
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Episode 253: Fun with Firefox 3! What's new in Episode 253 STUFF • Scott Asnault joins Robert on set. • Scott and Robert discuss how Scott's last name is pronounced. • This week's tech pic is from Anand of Seattle, WA. Pics are of some serious cable management. • Scott found some Firefox hacks to really speed up Firefox 3. To read more about how to speed up Firefox 3, click HERE. Thank you to the people at TechRadar for these hacks. • And now to turn Firefox 3 into a Google Chrome...
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Episode 251: Sage TV Media Extender and the Sage of Tech! What's new in Episode 251 STUFF • ExtremeTech's Loyd Case joins Robert on set. • We have a first look the HTC G1. To read Sascha Segan's preview on PCMag.com, click HERE. • This week's tech pic is from Adam. He is about to put some servers on his network, but needed to test the systems. So, Adam set up the Folding@Home SMP Client on the server. Go Adam! • Our Sage of Tech, Loyd Case, shows off the Sage TV HD Media Extender. For...
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Episode 107: Bully: Not so bad. Vidabox HTPCs. $485 knobs. Fairplay Cracked What's new in Episode 107 STUFF • We've got forums! Thanks to Jim over at ExtremeTech.com for setting up forums for us. Just click on the Forums tab on ExtremeTech.com and scroll to the bottom of the page. Please let us know what additional forum sections you'd like! • Chris is looking for older DL.TV episodes: We've got 'em all on the Archive page. (Look in the Navigate section.) Having that and an 'Episodes'...
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Episode 162: Linux,dBpoweramp, Polite Video Sharing and more. What's new in Episode 162 Episode 162: • A Little Bit Linux: We've got Ubuntu on the desktop. One of our friends at ExtremeTech.com says Ubuntu Feisty Fawn should be called Crappy Cow! • Rob's secret ninja tool for the best possible rips and conversion from his cd collection? It's free, it's called dBpoweramp and he's got some tips for getting the best results, whether you want MP3s, FLAC, Apple Lossles... all that good stuff!...
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Episode 120: SkypeOut, 3 Critical Updates, WinDVD 8 Gets Blu-ray and HD DVD What's new in Episode 120 STUFF • We've got Intervideo's $26 Win DVD HD Upgrade pack running HD DVD. Next we'll get Blu-ray fired up with it! • VoIP = Lower your phone bill? SkypeOut is $14.95 a year until January 31st, $29.95 after.... that's unlimited use! • We've got Belkin's WiFi Phone for Skype in house. • Wireless guitars for Guitar Hero? 1UPs Garnett Lee gives us the deets on the The Guitar Hero Wireless...
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This is episode 104 of dl.tv. Here is the episode page description: Episode 104: iTunes Hack, Maps That Aren't Google, 768P, Wireless Earbuds? The Deets for Episode 104 Stuff • Hack iTunes, turn Podcasts into Netcasts. • Adding Art in iTunes • Map tricks without Google Maps • Backup Before Boot Camp? NEWS • IFPA Declares War on P2P • Google Goes Solar in a Big Way Hey DivX viewers! The DivX is fixed. Thank you for your patience and thanks for watching!!!
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Episode 150: Apple TV, Command and Conquer 3, Google Homepage Themes and more. What's new in Episode 150 • Show details will be up soon!!! Write in descs: * Viewer pics of the week! NEWS * Court Exempts VOIP from POTS Regulation * Judge Strikes Down Online Porn Law * Activists Sue Viacom Over Parody Removal * PS3 Release in UK and Europe * CD Sales in US Drop, Again * DVD Pirates Order Hit on Dogs
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This is episode 004 of dl.tv. Here is the episode page description: DigitalLife TV runs live every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Here's the Deets: Intel Responds to AMD Lawsuit... this court battle will go on for years. Samsung's going to launch a dual standard HD-DVD/ Blu-ray player. Get ready for another long, drawn out format war... Apple will launching an iTunes phone tomorrow... will they launch anything else? I guess we'll just have to wait and see. DVD Jon Cracks Windows Media Encryption......
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This is episode 013 of dl.tv. Here is the episode page description: Here's the deets: Full HD means HDTV might already be "so last year." Robert reports from the Flat Information Displays Conference. (And deflates the hype.) Hey 3D graphics fans: there's a new 'world record' for 3D Mark. Sony put a something nasty, a rootkit on some audio CDs help copy protect it. Think youv'e got Sony's DRM on your system? Sony CDs Make Your PC Play the Blues has links on how to remove it. And, yes,...
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Episode 205: Diagnosing Your Car, Swap Your Mouse for a Tablet, BIOS Tweaking, Mass Effect and More What's new in Episode 205 STUFF • Since Thanksgiving in the US takes place on Thursday there will be no live streamed show this week. To make up for the schedule change we're offering this week's show -we taped early this week- today. Thanks for your continued support and happy holidays! • We had a few comments about last week's show. • Roger - a different Roger - suggested an alternative...
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Episode 157: Web 2.0 Expo, Wii Browser Update, Which HDTV is best for gaming? What's new in Episode 157 STUFF • Grindhouse. It's an excellent movie. If you're a fan of 70's era exploitation, B-grade scifi/horror, and car flicks you'll definitely get a kick out this double bill feature. Warning do not buy drinks for the movie it lasts over 3hrs with no real break in between. • Antec's Solo. The new case I bought over the weekend to accommodate my quest for a quiet PC. The same model as the...
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This is episode 022 of dl.tv. Here is the episode page description: DL.TV Episode 22 aired live at 1:30pm PST this Thursday, December 15th. Here's the deets: Ruby on Rails 1.0 has finally shipped--of course, programmers have been using the popular open-source framework for months. IE and Mozilla collaberate on a new RSS Icon. Apparently they all agree that the best way to ensure consistency is to change the icon. Can Brasso clean iPod scratches? It can, and Patrick demonstrates why you should...
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This is episode 052 of dl.tv. Here is the episode page description: Streamed live Thursday April 13th at 4PM. MS: No Aero For Vista Pirates Legal Downloads? The Beatles Promise To Go Online 200 city-wide networks on the way... Free WiFi for Portand. It's in trial: Google Calendar. Danny O'Brien's back for another EFF update. He's got Seven Years under the DMCA, a great way to get AOL to stop black holing the email you send you... and lots of info about AOL's Email "Tax" Orb Remote ads...
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This is episode 042 of dl.tv. Here is the episode page description: DL.TV Episode 42 streamed live Thursday, March 9th, 2006 at 4:00PM Pacific, 7:00PM Eastern. For the rest o' the world, that was 0000 UTC (Midnight Coordinated Universal Time, aka "Zulu" or Greenwich Mean Time). We've got a special treat. Assuming he hasn't come to his senses, Jeff Bates, aka Hemos, aka the co-founder of Slashdot will be on the show, talking about what's up with /. (I still had all my hair when I...
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This is episode 106 of dl.tv. Here is the episode page description: Episode 106: Firefox 2 Ships, Newsreader Reccos, Softmodding your Xbox What's new in Episode 106 Today on DL.TV, Patrick was driving back from Colorado, so Jim Louderback joined Robert Heron on DL.TV. And as the "guest host", Jim got tagged with writing the shownotes, so here they are! NEWS • Firefox Launches and it's party time! PC Magazine covered the launch of version 2.0, and also the more than 400 parties that...
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Episode 160: Color Temperature Is Your Friend.Wireless Print Servers and More! What's new in Episode 160 STUFF • Our apologies on the delayed posting, we're having problems with Flash video and our CDN. We'll have it up for your as quick as we can. • HD Update: Color Temperature Is Your Friend. Robert shows you how to set color temperature correctly so video on your HDTV won't look so cold, or cool or blue. Chances are you can set it with a few clicks on your remote control. Want to learn...
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This is episode 074 of dl.tv. Here is the episode page description: Viewer Questions and Answers: Smartphones: Treo vs. Blackberry: Which is the best for Prager's brother? Remember the VA data theft? Annette's the wife of a vet, and says the VA "is taking this very seriously."Hey... The story broke post-show that the stolen laptop was recovered, and the FBI doesn't think the data was accessed. Free Disk Partitioning Tools for Maria: Destructive vs. Non-Destructive, and why folks love...
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This is episode 094 of dl.tv. Here is the episode page description: Episode 94: Apple, iTunes 7, Apple, TiVo Series3 HD DVR, and Viewer Q's What's new in Episode 94 THE DEETS • Apple's Busting Out All Over: Sebastian Rupley, West Coast Editor for PC Mag, reports from the San Francisco event and gives up the scoop on iTunes 7 and the new iPods. • Jim Louderback is in Paris, France bringing you the Apple info from abroad. • Robert finally got his hands on the new Tivo Series3 HD DVR. Is he...
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This is episode 065 of dl.tv. Here is the episode page description: Time for a Very Special Fun Fur Covered Edition of DL.TV! The Deets: WinHEC: ExtremeTech's Editor, Loyd Case gives us the deets from Microsoft's Windows Hardware Engineering Conference Products: The best sites online for managing photos. Digital camera recco: superzoom and image stabilization! Viewer Questions: John from Columbia, PA asks "Will Boot Camp run Vista Beta 2 on a Mac?" DL.TV downloads speeds: 2MB per...
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Episode 184: PCI Express Audio, $150 DX 10 Card, Component Video, Core2 Errata What's new in Episode 184 STUFF • Viewer Pics: Raj shows off a server farm built almost entirely of recycled Mac desktop machine down under in Australia. • Brian has an HDTV with no HDMI inputs. Can he send upscaled video from a DVD over his component inputs? Short version: Robert says, "no." • Now, if your current DVD player is SD (no HDMI or progressive output via component), he suggests you use an...
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Episode 204: FreeNAS-DIY NAS Device, Loyd Finishes His PC Build, Must Have Games this Holiday Season, and More! What's new in Episode 204 STUFF • Anders, a viewer from the far north, Sweden to be exact, suggested that his nation hosts the largest LAN party in the form of Dreamhack. So check it out if you interested in seeing what the world's largest computer gathering looks like. • DIY Network Attached Storage. If you got roll your own hardware/software solution for your network storage...
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Episode 194: Veronica Belmont sits in for Robert Heron, Build Yourself a PC, DIY Laptop, iPod Nano Sneak Peek, Flying through Google Earth and whole lot more! What's new in Episode 194 STUFF • Robert's out at CEDIA checking out all the latest HDTV displays and developments. So we asked Veronica Belmont from Mahalo to fill in as co-host for the show. • The big tech news this week was of course Apple's revamp of its iPod line. The biggest head turner, though, had to be the release of the iPod...
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Episode 227: Utilites to Spice Up Your Windows Machine, Overclocking Finale and More! What's new in Episode 227 STUFF • DL.TV Series Producer Scott Asnault joins Robert on the set. Is he wearing a Dungeons & Dragons T-shirt? • Scott suggests everyone be careful about what you throw away. He has been seeing dumpster divers in his apartment complex. Make sure your documents are shredded. • This week's Tech Pic is from Roger of Passaic, NJ. • Loyd finishes up his Overclocking 101...
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Episode 206: HDTV you may want to buy this holiday season, GPS Reccos, Crysis and More! What's new in Episode 206 STUFF • Viewer Comments for Show 205: • Chris wrote in to inform us about OpenECU page. A wikisite dedicated to providing information on turning, tweaking and reflashing automobile engine computers. • Requiemnoise gave us a heads up on the Linksys NSLU2 network storage device. Using it with reflashed Debian Linux firmware, Requiemnoise says it should pay itself within 1.5...
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Episode 197: Annalee Newitz joins Roger. Halo 3. Loyd begins the assembly. How to do a Photo Mosaic. And Much More! What's new in Episode 197 STUFF • Rob's at Digital Life in NY so we asked tech writer and Cranky Geek pundit Annalee Newitz to fill in as co-host and keep Roger company. • Halo 3: It's here and we got ourselves a review from Dan Hsu at EGM. • Loyd begins the assembly process on his latest Build a PC spot by installing the drives and system power supply. • Turn all your old...
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Episode 245: Time For School and We Have Got You Covered! What's new in Episode 245 STUFF • This Back To School Episode of DL.TV is brought to you by Microsoft Office. • We are here to help you get ready for the upcoming school year. • PCMag's Joel Santo Domingo and Cisco Cheng give you tips and suggestions on what PCs and Notebooks would be best for school. Desktop suggestions on are the Apple iMac and the Velocity Micro Vector Campus Edition. The notebook suggestions are HP Pavilion...
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Episode 181: How Much Caffeine Will Kill You? Help With Fuses, Buying A Cheap Phone and more!
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Episode 210: Roger's Last Stand, Video Color Correction with Alex Lindsay and More! What's new in Episode 210 STUFF • John wanted to know if his CompUSA extended warranty that he purchase for his laptop will still be valid in light of the companies decision to close all its stores. From what we understand CompUSA through TAP will honor all of its extended warranties. For more information checkout CompUSA's Consumer Help Questions. • Gordon and a half dozen other viewers took us to task over...
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This is episode 001 of dl.tv. Here is the episode page description: Welcome to the first episode of DL.TV! Our show streams live over the Web every Tuesday at 9pm EST (6PM PST) and brings you a mix of product reviews, news, tech help and more! You'll need a fast Internet connection and the Windows Media Player loaded on your system to view that live stream. When we've got all the wrinkles ironed out, you'll also be able to download freshly encoded video of the live show any time you want... at...
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Episode 257: The Sage of Tech Joins Us! What's new in Episode 257 STUFF • This episode was sponsored by GoDaddy. Use our code DLTV for 10% any new domain registration order! • The Sage of Tech, Loyd Case, answers your questions! • Team DL.TV is poised to take over the 7th spot on Stanford University's worldwide Folding@home (FAH) teams stats page! One of the most effective ways to boost your/our score is to use a GPU client, and the good folks at [H]ard|OCP have some terrific guides to...
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Episode 128: CES 2007 Day Two: Cell phones! Microsoft Home Server, iPod Accessories What's new in Episode 128 STUFF • Blu-ray and HD DVD in one box? It's LG Electronics BH100... in stores February. • Cell phones! Sascha Segan gives us the scoop on new phones from Samsung and Palm. (Motorola's got a new phone too... and yes, we just saw Apple's iPhone this morning!) • Notebooks? HP's stylish TX1000 is a home entertainment table (w/ a pop out remote control!). Alienware dropped by two...
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This is episode 059 of dl.tv. Here is the episode page description: We're redecorating the studio, so today's show is short 'n sweet! Show notes: News: Sony Announces PS3 Pricing Nintendo @ E3: A Whole Bunch of games for Wii! Microsoft Announcements @ E3 Warner Bros. To Sell Movies Via BitTorrent Product Review: Toshiba's HD-A1: our first HD-DVD player Gorgeous HD-DVD video. Slow controls. No 1080P. $500 price tag. If you're not an early adopter type... wait. Viewer Questions: Jim's looking for...
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This is episode 044 of dl.tv. Here is the episode page description: Episode 44 went Live at 4PM PST, Thursday, March 16th The Deets: Wireless Beats Wires? Well, as long as you keep Gigabit Ethernet out of the mix. The Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router with SRX400 and Netgear RangeMax 240 WPNT834 wireless router are seriously fast. Over 100Mbps at close range! Free iPod? Wired says your personal info got sold! Bill Gates Mocks MIT's $100 Laptop. Classic TV for Free: In2TV (Pinky and the Brain,...
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Episode 195: Robert gives us the lowdown on this year's CEDIA. Photoshop Magic: The right way to make Black and White images. What video and sound cards to pick for your DIY PC. And More! What's new in Episode 195 STUFF • Robert is back from his trip to CEDIA with a full report including pics. From giant blue bears to a new HD disc format it's all sorts of craziness as Robert spills the beans on this year's event. • Photoshop wizard, Alex Lindsay, is back. This time he's here to show us the...
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This is episode 091 of dl.tv. Here is the episode page description: Episode 91: Antispyware roundup, Saint's Row: GTA clone, or decent game? The PSP can play iPod video! What's new in Episode 91 THE DEETS • Antispyware roundup! Our top two reccomendations... and why a firewall won't help much. • Saint's Row: GTA clone, or decent game? • DL.TV on your PSP: We like the 2.8 firmware upgrade! It can play the DL.TV iPod video.... and load from RSS feeds! • Intel Quad Core Coming Q4 •...
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Episode 173: Safari for Windows, WWDC, HDD Camcorders vs. MiniDV and more! What's new in Episode 173 STUFF • $149 for a 6 foot HDMI cable? Don't get caught up in the hype while you're buying that new HDTV. (My $18 HDMI cable works just fine.) • The return of the missing viewer pix! • Don't leave your iPod in your car: good reminder, Daniel! (Not so good ideas about DL.TV on the dashboard, tho.) • Think your workstation is cool? Check out the endstation Karen uses at the synchrotron at...
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Episode 98: Nasty hole in IE, IDF 2006, New iPods, Geek Shirts, MP3 Editing... What's new in Episode 98 • Internet Explorer Zero-Day VML Exploit: Go to a web page in IE, get infested. Run Firefox or Opera. • Or patch IE with this string: regsvr32 -u "%ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VGX\vgx.dll" • Or run Microsoft Windows Update. Microsoft just posted a special update just to plug it. • Leo, congrats on the Podcaster of the Year award! • Windows Media Player 11:...
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Episode 149: Robert's back! Xbox 360 vs. DVD, Stopping P2P In The Office What's new in Episode 149 STUFF • Robert's back! He says "I had the vitrectomy/membranectomy/fluid-gas exchange/endolaser(w/side of fries) done on my left eye." Don't click on the link if you're squeamish. • Sorry, Chad, DVD playback on the Xbox 360 sucks... and, no, buying the HD DVD add on won't help. (Tho it does a find joby playing HD DVDs.) Extremetech's Jason Cross wrote an outstanding 360 DVD playback...
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Episode 137: Google Search Secrets, Nokia N800, DX10 Graphics, Apple Wins What's new in Episode 137 STUFF • Unlike the N770, Nokia's N800 Internet Tablet doesn't suck! That's not to say that it's perfect, but it is a nifty way to browse the web if you've got $400 lying about. (Paul writes in to say the software upgrade for the N770 made a huge difference in performance. Thanks for the heads up!) • Google Senior Engineer Matt Cutts brings us a giant pile of Google Search Tools and Tips! (And...
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This is episode 043 of dl.tv. Here is the episode page description: DL.TV episode 43 streamed live Tuesday, March 14th (not 4th), 2006 at 4:00PM PST. Here's the deets: The Warner Bros. HD-DVD launch slipped The hardware launch is still on track for late March. Sony PS3 shipdate: November. Unless it slips too. Is anybody shipping on time? still Bilu-ray is still on track for late May. Cingular, T-Mobile have suspended RAZR sales until a glitch is fixed, says Infoworld. WinXP runing on Intel...
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This is episode 082 of dl.tv. Here is the episode page description: Episode 82 went Live at 4PM PDT, August 1st. We pinballed thru a selection o' topics on the show: Stuff: Ageia's PhysX physics accelerator for gaming. Worth the $300, or spend you gaming dollar elsewhere? Belkin's Wireless G Travel Router: a palm full o' 802.11g routery goodness (The Linksys WTR54GS Wireless-G Travel Router with SpeedBooster is pretty sweet, too. Yes, Adam, the US gets a lot of the cool cell phones well after...
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