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Episode 220: Firefox Extensions, Tax Applications, a bit of GDC and More. What's new in Episode 220 STUFF • Brooks Rowlett is no longer a co-host virgin!!! He joins Robert this week on the DL.TV set. • Our Viewer Tech Pic of the Week is from Nick of West Lafayette, IN at Purdue University. • Tax season is here. PCMag's Michael Muchmore has a round-up of 3 tax applications that might help you save a couple hundred dollars on a CPA. Turbo Tax, Tax Cut and Tax ACT • Brooks Rowlett shows...
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This is episode 073 of dl.tv. Here is the episode page description: News: Vista: No WinFS. Again.. Ever. Not even as an add-on. NTFS will never die. Pay Your Parking Meter With Your Cell Phone:Vancouver is So Cool Volume 235 Fon = $5 WiFi Router (If you're willing to share your bandwidth.) Our Blu-ray Festival: One burner and a player, either costs a grand. As in $1000. Samsung's BD-P1000 standalone Blu-ray disc player: Pioneer's BDR-101A Blu-ray Burner: Got 42 minutes? You can back up 25GB The...
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This is episode 092 of dl.tv. Here is the episode page description: Episode 92: Nokia's 770; Sony's UX180P Micro PC, Bit Calc; More Battery Recalls What's new in Episode 92 HANDS ON • Little Tiny Portable Machines that can browse the web: Sony's VAIO VGN-UX180P Micro PC, Nokia 770, and the PSP • OK, Sony's VAIO VGN-UX180P Micro PCis a lot more than a browsing tool... it's like a slightly more usable (and not pocket sized) OQO. Need to edit audio files down? A free utility for that can...
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This is episode 111 of dl.tv. Here is the episode page description: Episode 111: Nvidia's 8800 is FAST; Vista Hits RTM; MacBook Core 2, IP Fun What's new in Episode 111 STUFF • Nvidia's 8800 is FAST, ExtremeTech's Loyd Case gives us the deets. • Vista Hits RTM • PS3 and Wii ready to ship • MacBook Gets Core 2 Duo • More! • Sorry this is arriving so late on Friday, our flash tool blew up on us and we''ve just gotten it rolling again.
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Episode 131: Packet Garden, Netflix Brings Streams, Free Antivirus and ... more! What's new in Episode 131 STUFF • Grow your own Packet Garden • Netflix Brings Online Streams • SED Displays: Canon Will Buy Out Toshiba • Apple Miffed at iPhone Skin Makers and Bloggers • OS X for Any PC? • AVG Free No More? • Help Keeping the Cats from Chewing on the Electrical Cords • Video Converters for the iPod. Try isquint • Ninjas Own Pirates • HD-DVD Rips Online? links:...
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Episode 156: ROCKbox on the iPod, Security bits, HDTV Inputs: What's best. What's new in Episode 156 STUFF • Allergies suck. Beyond that... happy Spring! • HD Update: HDTV inputs and cables: Composite (RCA), S-Video, Component, DVI, HDMI... the pros, cons, and a little bit 'o info on how each one works. And, of course, which one works best when. • The best deals on cables for your HDTV? Rob likes MonoPrice.com for rock bottom prices on video interconnects (like a 15 foot HDMI to DVI cable...
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This is episode 034 of dl.tv. Here is the episode page description: DL.TV Episode 34 went out live, Thursday, February 9th. Jim Louderback shows us how to share HD content around the house with Gefen's ex*tend*it HDMI 1:2 Splitter and the Intelix Active DVI Balun system Darren Gladstone, Senior Editor of Computer Gaming World, is all kinds of excited about CRYTEK's upcoming game CRYSIS. Patrick finds out at the end of the show that his Vista install is working (A bad install disk was the...
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This is episode 026 of dl.tv. Here is the episode page description: Patrick says: "Welcome to another fine, blended edition of DL.TV!" The show streamed live at 4pm PST (7pm EST) this Thursday, January 12th. Here's the deets: Google's video store is live. The pay-per-show ($0.99 and up) service isn't quite finished, but it'll get there (this is Google, remember). Be sure to check out their episodes of Charlie Rose! Nikon UK drops film cameras from their product lineup. Does this...
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This is episode 054 of dl.tv. Here is the episode page description: Episode 54 went live at 4:04 Pacific, Thursday April 20th. Is Apple Still A Computer Company? Porn Leads in Download-To-DVD Movies Horizontal Cooler Showdown A quick chat about what to back up. HD-DVD... we've got disks! Viewer Question: Why buy HD-DVD or Blu-ray movies if they alreayd have DVDs? Viewer Question: Gaming PC Sponsors: Part Deux Viewer Question: HD Radio
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This is episode 032 of dl.tv. Here is the episode page description: DL.TV Episode 32 streamed live Thursday, February 2nd. Here's the deets: Patrick broke the Vista Beta box. it wasn't Microsoft's fault. Blame the RAID 5 array. So we'll have our walkthu of the Windows Vista Beta on next Tuesday's show. For now, you can peruse PCMag's mad collection of Windows Vista coverage. Worried about the Blackworm/Kama Sutra worm that's attacking systems February 3rd? You're probably safe. Update your...
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Episode 145: Sony's HDR-SR1. Upscaling DVD Players. POTS Phones and VoIP! What's new in Episode 145 STUFF • Sony's HDR-SR1: Roger's got the review of this 30GB hard drive HD camcorder. Just beware of AVCHD! • User your POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service) With Skype or Vonage... Asterisk is pretty nifty, too! • WonderCon: Roger's got video! (And toys!) The next big comics/sci-fi show is Comi-Con in July. • Upconverting DVD players with HDMI output? We've got reccos for Marc and Kevin. •...
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This is episode 071 of dl.tv. Here is the episode page description: Products: Shuttle's SN27P2: The best small form factor PC yet? Festival of Backpacks: Can a notebook backpack be worth $300? Backpacks from Lexie Barnes, Ripley; JanSport, Alt Pack LiveWire BT; Booq, Python XM; Targus,15" Getta Backpack; Targus 15.4" Drifter Backpack; Spire, Volt XL News: Sony Pictures Delivers First Blu-ray Titles Samsung Blu-ray Players Ship to Retailers Sen Stevens and his Deal On Net Neutrality MS...
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This is episode 086 of dl.tv. Here is the episode page description: Episode 86: 3 MP3 players that aren't iPod nanos, US begins shipping RFID passports... What's new in Episode 86 NEWS • Dell Announces Massive Laptop Battery Recall • Is your notebook affected? Follow the instructions at Dell's Battery Recall Page • Three solid MP3 players that aren't iPod nanos: Creative's Zen V Plus, the SanDisk Sansa e260 and iriver's clix • Are the new Intel powered Mac Pro desktops fast? Greg...
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This is episode 070 of dl.tv. Here is the episode page description: The downloadable video gets posted Friday, June 16th. DIY Cell Phones! Matt Hamrick joined us from the Silicon Valley Homebrew Mobile Phone Club Yup, he did dial my phone up with the box full o' wires he brought on set. This is so cool! Build Your Own Mobile Parts 1&2 are at Telefono Products: Cars the Videogame... rocks. And not just for the 6-12 year olds it's aimed at. Thanks to 1UP's John Davison for the review. The...
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Episode 126: Dual Format HD DVD/Blu-ray Disks (and Players!), Faster Firefox, Scan Film What's new in Episode 126 STUFF • Scanning film? David Stone, PCMag's scanner mavin reccomends Canon CanoScan 8400F (or it's new follow up, the 8600). Six color scanning? Check out HP's Scanjet G4050 Photo Scanner. BTW, OCR software doesn't suck anymore: OmniPage Professional 15 is the best OCR software out there. • 1366x768: This is not an HD resolution. OK, it is, but it's really annoying. • Power...
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This is episode 077 of dl.tv. Here is the episode page description: Howdy Folks, It's been a real interesting day. We're re-rendering most of the video for EP 77 due to a major audio glitch. A vile high pitched hiss was sitting on top of most of the compressed video, so re-captured it and started over again. In the mean time, I'm rebuilding the EP 77 site entry. For reasons I'm sure I'll never know, Telligent's Community Server decided to publish the admin tools for the site in this space...
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This is episode 076 of dl.tv. Here is the episode page description: The full show notes: Robert Gets Nuked By a Virus: Welllllll... maybe not nuked, but he had a Trojan try to sneak a keylogger onto his system... Trend Micro's free online virus scan sorted him out.... he still won't run an antivirus on his gaming system. BTW: be careful where you download files! Viewer Questions: "If I own a VHS tape of "The Matrix," is it legal to rent and copy a DVD of the Matrix, to ensure my...
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Episode 216: Pentium 4 vs. Core 2, 3 Games in 3 Minutes and More. What's new in Episode 216 STUFF • Our Viewer Tech Pic of the Week is from Frank. He is showing off his home theater that he and his wife designed and built in their basment. • Our own East Coast Video Producer and avid photographer, Veanne Cao, has some great tips on what you should look for in a digital camera before you buy. • Our East Coast Video Producer Veanne Cao had a brain fart after going through about a dozen...
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Episode 198: DigitalLife Highlights! Win our HDTV! Your viewer questions and more! What's new in Episode 198 STUFF • This webcast is sponsored by Hitachi • Digital Life 2007 in NYC was a blast. There were lots of things to see and a much fun to be had. We'd like to thank all the fans and viewers that we met at the show. Whether you stopped by to say high, or hung out to chat for awhile it was great to meet the folks that make DL.TV such a great show. We hope to see all of you again at...
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dl.tv 239 Jul 3, 2008: Video Card Round-Up! DL.TV Ep 239: Jason Cross of ExtremeTech.com is on the show today. Jason has the latest and greatest in the world of video cards. California Goes Hands-Free. We show you the options out there to avoid a ticket. Tech Pics, Viewer Questions and more.
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Episode 196: IDF Coverage, More DIY PC, Team Fortress 2, Slipstream Windows, How to win DL.TV's HDTV, and more! What's new in Episode 196 STUFF • We got a stack of viewer responses to our original query on the nature of the Big Blue Bear located outside the Denver convention center. Denver resident, Michael, summed it up best with his email: • "I live in Denver and the Big Blue Bear is actually always there. The bear was actually created for the convention center by Denver sculptor...
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Episode 229: Grand Theft Auto 4, F@H Team DL.TV Reaches #10, Neuros OSD and More! What's new in Episode 229 STUFF • Jason Cross of ExtremeTech.com joins Robert on set. • Today's Tech Pic of the Week is from Gregg of Cold Spring Harbor, NY. He has some serious download speed. • Crispin Boyer, Senior Executive Editor for the 1UP Network, reviews Grand Theft Auto 4. • Assistant Producer Sam Arbizo had some quality time with the Neuros OSD. • We have 2 viewer questions today. First...
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Episode 182: Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2, DVDs On Your Notebook: H.264 or MPEG 4 and more! What's new in Episode 182 STUFF • Debating who's ship is bigger? Check out Jeff Russell's Starship Dimensions to compare the size of everything from TIE Fighters to Klendathu Plasma Bugs, Base Ships to Firefly class freighters. • There's been quite the debate on our feedback over our fuse spiel on Tuesday. We like what Mike posted best: • NEVER replace a fuse with one of a higher current rating - it might...
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Episode 225: Firefox vs IE 8 Beta Face-Off, Overclocking with Loyd Case and More! What's new in Episode 225 STUFF • Garnett Lee of the 1UP Network joins Robert today despite not knowing where his real voice is. • This week's Tech Pic is from David of Sherwood, Alberta, Canada. • Loyd Case, Editor of Extremetech.com, starts a 3 part series on 'How to Overclock Your PC.' In Part 1, Loyd talks about why you might want to overclock your system, what motherboard and what RAM you might want to...
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Episode 212: We have Products Galore from CES 2008! What's new in Episode 212 STUFF • Today is Day One of the 2009 International CES Expo in Vegas. Robert is in Las Vegas, checking out all the hot new tech and we'll have his take on this year's show when he returns. Until then, check out what happened at last year's show and see if our predictions came true in 2008. • PC Magazine's Product Review Coordinator, PJ Jacobowitz, talks to Kate Brinks from Logitech about its new Universal remote....
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First off, we just want to say THANK YOU to all of our viewers and fans for continuing to watch. Although the year has been difficult at times, we hope you continue to stay tuned in 2009 which we are gonna kick off with Macworld and CES coverage, along with an entirely new show format... Now here is more great gift ideas in Part II of the DLTV Holiday Buying Guide... PC Magazine's P.J. Jacobowitz shares four of his favorite digital cameras of the year including models by Nikon, Canon, Sony and...
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Episode 255: Tokyo Game Show Report and the State on Internet Radio! What's new in Episode 255 STUFF • This week we have a special PSP version of the show. Short term solution till we are able to test other file formats and settle on one that will work for both the iPod and PSP • Garnett Lee of the 1UP Network joins Robert on set. • This week's tech pic is from Philip of San Antonio, TX. Philip is our Newtek contact. He helps us keep our TriCaster happy. Not a tech pic per say, but we...
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DL.TV Ep 266: -Garnett's back and he and Robert are going all out on Game Day 2009. -Robert's got a follow-up to the whole DTV transition debacle going on right now and the myths you should now about, as well as the best HDTV setups for Super Bowl Sunday. -And if you're not a football fan, Garnett's got an alternative game plan just for you...
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This is episode 012 of dl.tv. Here is the episode page description: Here's the deets: Check out the DL.TV viewer map on Frapper, and add your location! Viewer Question: Matthew wants to know why we have commercials. They pay our bills! (And we have fewer minutes of advertising than most broadcast TV offerings.) Want a free way to convert video to play on your video iPod? Use Videora's iPod Video Converter. Need help getting video on your PSP? Try PSP Video 9. The $800 Universal Electronics...
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This is episode 048 of dl.tv. Here is the episode page description: Streamed live at 4PM PST, March 30th, 2006. The deets: Movies on your PSP: Is Sony's UMD Disc Dying? Or is everbody just making their own movies for the PSP and dropping 'em on a MemoryStick? Apple's 30th Anniversary is April 1st: and Apple Corp is suing them again. Disk visualization: finding fat files on your hard drive: TreePie, and SequoiaView do it for free. One stylie ultraportable: Gateway's E-100M. Think of it as a...
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Episode 119: Headphones Under $100, Lego Flamethrower, Firefly... The Game? What's new in Episode 119 STUFF • Democracy Works: Or at least it should. We've been tweaking our RSS feeds. • Daniel's looking for a tool to automatically generate the XML for an RSS feed. We use a custom tool, so that's out. Got a suggestion for Dan? Email us! • Headphones under $100? We've got two suggestions for Michel! BTW, we love nosing around the Headroom website to check out the mad array of headphones...
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This is episode 103 of dl.tv. Here is the episode page description: Episode 103: DigitalLife 06: PS3, Wii, 1080p Projectors, Super WiFi, more! What's new in Episode 103 Deets from DigitalLife NYC 2006 • Hands on with the Sony PS3, Madden 07 on the Nintendo Wii. • 1080p Projectors • Super Routers and a whole lot more!!!
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Episode 117: Silent PC, $300 Gaming NIC, Doppler, MPEG 4 is Dead STUFF • Want a Silent PC? ExtremeTech's Jason Cross joins us to talk about his latest build. • $300 gaming NIC? Is it a must have or a waste of cash? We've got the word for Intentsly and Merrell • Josiah, Jason, Crhis, Bryan, Donald and co. ask "What happened to the MPeg4 feed?" (We droped it, please try the H.264 video instead!) • Doppler: Mike's recco for subscribing to our video. It's free, and it works. •...
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This is episode 084 of dl.tv. Here is the episode page description: We shot Episode 84 live on Wednesday August 9th at 4PM PDT (7PM EDT, 23:00 GMT/UTC) instead of our usual 4PM Tuesday time slot. The show will be available for download Thursday, August 10th. What's on the show? Viewer questions! Big honking piles of them: Extended warranties: good or bad, asks Brett? Allister asks "What hardware do I need to connect a Cable TV box to a Media Center PC? What type of interface will I have?...
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Episode 203: DL.TV Episode 203: Wi-Fi Your Neighborhood, Use Photoshop to Horrify Your Friends, Turn an Old PC into a Network Firewall, Edit Maps in Halo 3, and NAS Build or Buy? What's new in Episode 203 STUFF • A couple of helpful viewers suggested some alternatives to the PC syncing software options we recommended in Show 202. Michael suggested FolderShare a free online folder syncing service available for both Windows and OS X. Another viewer, Garn, recommended Allway Sync a freeware that...
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Episode 252: iPhone Cases and OLED TV! What's new in Episode 252 STUFF • Neha Tiwari joins Robert on set. • We have a first look the Sony XEL-1 OLED Digital TV, click HERE for more details. • This week's tech pic is from Sami of Finland. Sami has pics from the Assembly 2008 Lan Party in Helsinki. That is just a large amount of gamers. For more info on Assembly Lan Party, click HERE. • We have 3 Games in 3 Minutes for you. Baja: Edge of Control, LEGO Batman and Brothers in Arms: Hell's...
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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 123: The Online Freebies Show. The Deets for Episode 123 Stuff • In honor of the season we decided to crack the whip, literally, to get this stuff up tonight. No rest for the weary but hopefully you'll enjoy this small token of our gratitude for supporting us. • Rob and Rog make amends and show the correct current version of OpenOffice.org. • Free CPU load testing software. CPU-Z • Sharing your media library over the Internet. orb.com • Online Anti-Virus Scan (Too bad doctor...
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Episode 201: DL.TV Episode 201! Folding@Home: What Exactly is it Folding? Veronica steps in to lend a hand. Loyd boots up his PC build. Safer Social Networking. Ubuntu Update. What's new in Episode 201 STUFF • This webcast is sponsored by Hitachi • Veronica Belmont drops in for a surprise guest hosting session, and shares a few tips on securing privacy when using social networking sites. • Robert shows off the latest release of Ubuntu OS. Robert recommends to folks running ATI graphics...
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