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DLTV - Episode 128 - Tuesday January 9, 2007

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 serious gaming notebooks... Robert couldn't stop petting the Area-51 m9750.
• GPS? We've got handhelds with onboard topo maps: Magellan's CrossoverGPS and DeLorme's Earthmate GPS PN-20, Garmin's new StreetPilot and Nuvi, and my personal favorite: the Astro GPS Dog Tracking System.
• iPod accessories? Try projectors, wirless speaker systems, Shure's latest hifi earplugs, two iPod centric alarm clocks, and ... pool floaties?
• One last product: a fold up UMPC with a bit of style!
NEWS
• Microsoft Home Server
• Sony's 2nd gen Blu-ray players? When was the first gen player???
• Intel goes V8
• 108 inches... that's a big HDTV


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DLTV - Episode 127 - Monday January 8th, 2007

 STUFF

• CES = The Consumer Electronics Show, the annual gathering of the CE industry... and quite the parade of new products. It's huge: 1.7 million square feet of floor space covered with 2,700 exhibitors, and thousands of new product announcements, from 2000 Watt PC Power supplies to 108 inch HDTVs. We'll be bringing you a serious taste of what's going on this week.
• UWB, Ultra Wide Band hits the street. First up, Toshiba's Portege R400. We're talking about a wireless port replicator... connected everything to your notebook but power without wires.
• A slick Vista interface customized for the family, a giant touch screen and a clean design = HP's TouchSmart PC.
• Next generation phones? Louderback brings us the Linksys iPhone, Netgear's Dual-Mode Cordless Phone with Skype on the WiFi/VoIP front, and D-Link's V-Click, which offers up GSM cell phone connectivy and SIP VoIP support for a WiFi connection.
• You can only buy it in Japan? Maybe not. Dynamism's CEO Douglas Krone brings some of the slickest products you never thought you'd see for sale in the US... Thanko's video wrist watch, Panasonic's HDC-SD1 (90 minutes of HD video on a 4GB SD card!), notebooks from Sony, Panasonic and Kohjinsha... and... yes, the new Nabaztag/tag (The next gen TechnoLustBunny can smell!)
• More products? Sure. How about Nokia's new Internet Tablet, the N800, Dash Navigation's Dash Express (in car GPS meets some serious wireless networking savvy)
• Ruggedized video camera? Sean, you're probably going to have to go with a case for that camera... and the best defense vivisection by your precocious 4 year old? We've got the only way prevent that.
• Got a Question? A tip? A product you're curious about Email us at dl.tv@ziffdavis.com

NEWS
• It's true: Microsoft is adding an HDMI port, 120GB HD and what looks like a pretty slick interface for IPTV to the Xbox 360. Sorry if you just picked up one, Jake, we don't have the ship date or price yet, but this looks like a sweet upgrade.

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DLTV - Episode 126 - Sat January 4th, 2007

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 supplies... is there an advantage to putting 'em at the bottom of the case?
• Camcorders: SD vs. HD for Marcos in Brazil
• iTablet: Myth or Macworld? From Apple? Myth, tho Other World Computing will debut Axiotron's ModBook, a MacBook turned into a tablet before Steve Jobs keynote at Macworld next week!
• Thanks Lee, for the heads up on Weatherbonk.com. Weather meets the Google map API!
• We're going to CES in Las Vegas next week, you can come see us! We're taping Sunday at 1PM, Monday, Tuesday and Wedneday at 4PM. Our stage will be in the Sands Expo Center lobby, outside of Hall C. (The shows will be available for download Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning!)

NEWS
• Dual format HD DVD/Blu-ray discs and dual format players? Are HD DVD and Blu-ray coming together?
• Adobe Reader 6 and 7 have Javascript security hole... time to upgrade to Reader 8! Or better yet, Foxit Reader! (Has anybody checked Foxit for the same flaw?)

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DLTV - Episode 125 - Thursday January 2nd, 2007

The Deets for Episode 125

Stuff
• A Better Site for Weather... and help finding road closures
• Google Uses Algorithm to Fill Jobs
• Sizing a Power Inverter or Generator: Volts x Amps = Watts
• Digital cameras shutter lag: Is it gone yet?
• Our wallpaper is back!
• MS Security Repsone Center Activated for new Windows Exploit (er.... proof of concept.)
• AACS Hacked on HD DVD
• And a heaping helping of viewer questions!

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DLTV - Episode 124 - Thursday December 28, 2006

DLTV - Episode 124 - Thursday December 28, 2006

Rob goes solo.

• Surfing the web on your Nintendo Wii.
• Home Theater sound options.
• Ultra-lite notebook round-up.
• Simple Steps to calibrating your HDTV.
• See y'all next year!

http://dl.tv

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DLTV - Episode 123 - Tuesday December 26, 2006

DLTV - Episode 123 - Tuesday December 26, 2006

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 visits can be done the same way). Housecall
• Producer Scott Asnault offers up some choice Internet Radio Sites for folks who won't give up on radio.radio.aol.com, Yahoo's LaunchCast, live365.com, and Scott's fav Pandora.com. Robert has one, too. Shoutcast.com. If you have other suggestions, kick us an email at dl.tv@ziffdavis.com
• And of course your email questions!

http://dl.tv

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DLTV - Episode 122 - Friday December 22, 2006

DLTV - Episode 122 - Friday December 22, 2006

Stuff
• Patrick's Out For the Holidays
• GP2X: An open source portable gaming device...Is it any good?
• We have a quick look at OpenOffice. Can't afford the Office Suite from the other company, go to openoffice.org
• Roger received an email from Finland. Something about Finland and Russia are not one in the same. Oops.
• Ready for the Wii Weather? Robert has a first look at a cool update for the Wii.

http://dl.tv

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DLTV - Episode 121 - Tuesday December 19, 2006

DLTV - Episode 121 - Tuesday December 19, 2006

NEWS
• Nintendo recalls DS adapters and issues new Wii straps.
• Who really owns the iPhone?
• New redesign for Digg.
• New site to bag on Vista.
• Sorry this is arriving so late on Friday, our flash tool blew up on us and we''ve just gotten it rolling again.

 

STUFF
• Getting EVDO on a Laptop.
• Which drives are best for a RAID array.
• One last camera round-up before 2007!
• Getting video from an HD camcoders to an HDTV.

http://dl.tv

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DLTV - Episode 120 - Thursday December 14, 2006

DLTV - Episode 120 - Thursday December 14, 2006

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 Controller and the Ant Commados' Freedom V Wireless Guitar Controller
• Your reccos for sub-$100 headphones.
• Aaaaand, the DL.TV Crew has some great ideas for generating RSS feeds.... but FeedForAll was the one suggested by the most folks.
• BTW, DJ DevNull, aka Myron, is right: You should always power down and unplug your PC or laptop before working on it!

NEWS
• Patch Tuesday = 3 Critical Microsoft Bulletins
• UCLA Database Hacked
• Seagate Founder Dies
• eMusic Crosses 100 Million Downloads... (100,000,000th Downlaoder gets song written about him by Barenaked Ladies)

DEALIO
• 50 Free Songs? Check out our Emusic trial membership.We get a bounty, you get DRM free tunes. (Yes, Virginia, you do need a credit card to sign up.)

http://dl.tv/

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DLTV - Episode 119 - Tuesday December 12, 2006

 DLTV - Episode 119 - Tuesday December 12, 2006

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 and gear... they've got some pretty solid reviews, too.
• "Why are web cams so darn "up and down the ladder" on prices?" Bob, it's all about glass, sensors, processing and build quality.... other than that, not much difference between them!
• H.264 rendering? We found the Mac Pro 25% faster than the G5, Curtis... throw more memory at it and it gets even faster.
• Matt's looking for an external battery for his notebook. Electrovaya offers models up to 300Wh, they're the Cadillac, but they aren't cheap. APC has a low cost 80Wh Universal Notebook Battery that sells for under $200.
• Joe says "Blu-ray burners have dropped under $599!"
• Lego flamethrower? Very cool. Thanks for the heads up, Matthew!

NEWS

http://dl.tv/

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DLTV - Episode 118 - Thursday December 7, 2006

DLTV - Episode 118 - Thursday December 7, 2006

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 VGA cable with a DVI cable?
• Are there any Bluetooth or wireless joysticks for the PC? We've got answers for Peter.
• DIY Notebook Repairs: We've got info for Roger.
• Backing up a 750GB hard drive is definately a nightmare Chad, unless you have lots of time or money.
NEWS
Sponsorage
• If you sign up for a free trial at emusic.com/dltv, we get a bounty, and you get 50 free songs you can keep forever! Tons of good tunes, a credit card is required.

http://dl.tv/

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DLTV - Episode 117 - Tuesday December 5, 2006

DLTV - Episode 117 - Tuesday December 5, 2006

What's new in Episode 117

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.
• Democracy, a very cool all in one tool for subscribing, downloading and watching video, can't read our RSS feeds. We're working to fix that ASAP.
• Robert says "Hey, finals are coming up for me in college. Do you guys have any advice for me?" Yup. Don't buy a Wii and start playing Zelda until --after-- finals are over!
• 20 gauge shotgun + malfunctioning DVD player = fun. Thanks for the pix Chase!
• And more!
NEWS
PROMOS
• Help support DL.TV, try out a free offer of 50 DRM free songs from Emusic!

http://dl.tv/

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DLTV - Episode 116 - Thursday November 30, 2006

What's new in Episode 116

STUFF
• Office 2007 tricks: Louderback shows us some of the nifty, and not so high profile, new features in 0ffice 2007.
• Patrick's looking for a legal download site that has downloads from major label bands. We've got an idea for him.
• Homer wants to know which bittorrent client we'd run on a mac. That'd be Azureus. It runs on anything w/ Java support.. Mac, PC or Linux. (We're big fans of µTorrent on XP, btw.)
• DL.TV = HD DVD propaganda? Silent on decent Blu-ray titles? Hardly, Rob. We've seen some great transfers on Blu-ray. And let's clear the air about which next gen DVD system you should buy.
• 500GB external hard drives? Edwin, we'll tell you exactly how we buy external storage.
• ColorMall has Robert's favehigh tech screen cleaning roller... but it's $165! Ouch.
• Speaking of ouch... DaddyDowse say's it's not Newky Brown, it's Dog.
NEWS
• Vista Ships To Enterprise Customers
• More Wii, PS3 Units Available This Sunday
Offers
• Score 50 DRM free MP3s and help support DL.TV, try a trial subscription at Emusic.com

http://dl.tv/

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DLTV - Episode 115 - Tuesday November 28, 2006

DLTV - Episode 115 - Tuesday November 28, 2006

What's new in Episode 115

Stuff
• Apocalypse must be nigh: Patrick's Mom is buying a computer.
• HD DVD playback for $200? The folks at UneasySilence.com have the drivers you need to run an Xbox HD DVD Player on your Windows XP machine. You'll need HD DVD playback software... we're waiting for an add on for WinDVD 8 Know any that's shipping now? Email us at dl.tv@ziffdavis.com with the deets!
• Sending big files? Your top choices are Pando.com, Gigasize.com, and YouSendIt.com. We've got more of your suggestions in the show.
• The best looking format for watching DL.TV? We've got an answer for Digital_B
• Dell's battery police are after Mike. What should he do...
• Larry says it's not FindMeNot.com, it's FindNot.com for the anonymous Internet access at work!
• How long should it take to capture digital video from a camcorder?
• Austin wants an "ultra compact camera that can use SD cards, is real good in low light and ha a 3x optical zoom." Wow.. tough list!
• How long should it take to capture digital video from a camcorder?
NEWS

http://dl.tv/

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DLTV - Episode 114 - Thursday November 23, 2006

DLTV - Episode 114 - Thursday November 23, 2006

The Deets for Episode 114

Stuff
• Our FTP problem is fixed, and the iPod, Mpeg4 and MP3, DivX, WMVand H.264 formats are up. Flash went up 2:00AM November 23. Joy. We can go home now.
• Wow... long show, 58 minutes. We almost ran out of tape. Lots of stuff in this one!
• Sony's PS3 is sold out. More Nintendo Wii units go on sale this Friday.
• Two obvious shopping tips: 1. Prices online can be cheaper, but paying for overnight shipping can kill your savings. Shop early. 2. Do your research --before-- you head to the store.
• Kids Stuff: FRS Radios, Radio Shack's Electronics Learning Lab, Lego Mindstorms, more!
• Our digital camera picks, from ultra cheap to ultra-swank.
• MP3 players: No shock, our top picks come from Apple, but we've got non-iPod options, too.
• Robots! PCMag's Lance Ulanoff gives us the holiday scoop on everything from toddler terrifying raptors to DIY robot kits.
• Graphics cards: pics at $150, $250 and mortagage payment.
• Robert's HDTV reccos, our take on Blu-ray and HD-DVD. (Did you know the new Xbox 360 HD DVD box can be hacked to run on a Mac or PC?)
• Cody wants cheap treats for HDTV owners.
• Stocking stuffers: thumb drives, Leatherman tools and more.
• Unix_Rootsu wants to know if he can build a new system this winter, or if he should wait for PCI-E 2.0 and DDR3 mobos.
• Thinking about a new system? Balancing dollars vs. power? Start with an Intel Core 2 Duo E6300... or if you don't mind a little performance drop to go w/ AMD, an Athlon 64 X2.
• Rob needs a call on a MacBook for his daughter: what's the difference between a black and white model?
• Two wireless keyboard with mouse reccos for Nick.
• Did we mention satellite radio recievers are downright cheap?

http://dl.tv/

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DLTV - Episode 113 - Friday November 17, 2006

DLTV - Episode 113 - Friday November 17, 2006

What's new in Episode 113

STUFF

• We got a Wii in house and it sure is sweet. See what resident Wii owner, Jim Louderback, has to say about Nintendo's latest product, and whether or not you should stand in line this weekend to get one.

• With the battle between Internet Explorer and FireFox heating up it's easy to forget Opera Web Browser. We had the opportunity to talk to Opera Software's CTO about the abilities, direction and future of the Opera Web Browser.

• We had a viewer, Rob, ask about the true frame rate nature of 1080p output of the PS3, Xbox 360, Blu-Ray and HD-DVD. The answer is a bit more complicated than it appears. For a comprehensive explanation, Robert Heron, suggests checking out Alvy Ray's site on the matter at http://alvyray.com/DigitalTV/

• JB wanted to know if he could replace the hard drive in his Inspiron 9100 and then use the included install disc that came with the computer to re-install Windows. The answer depends on a few things. Is there a hidden partition on the current hard drive that is require to re-install the software, is the install disc included just a backup image of what came from factory or an actual install disc. If anyone knows which applies specifically to the Inspirion 9100 please let us know.

• Finally a multitude of thoughtful viewers corrected us on a few of the questions we had on tuesday specifically on the locked file that could not be deleted. Many suggested a tool Unlocker available at the authors site here.

http://dl.tv/

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DLTV - Episode 112 - Wednesday November 15, 2006

DLTV - Episode 112 - Wednesday November 15, 2006

What's new in Episode 112
STUFF
• What to do when you PC is infested with a virus.
• How to connect a PCMCIA device to a USB port.
• A viewer tip on being anonymous online.
• MacBook RAM clarification.
• Tabasco in a Dell?!
• Thanks for your support.

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Runtime: 00:42:00



DLTV - Episode 111 - Friday November 10, 2006

DLTV - Episode 111 - Friday November 10, 2006
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!

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DLTV - Episode 110 - Wednesday November 8, 2006

 DLTV - Episode 110 - Wednesday November 8, 2006

STUFF
• SEMA 2006: the Specialty Equipment Market Association show in Las Vegas is an amazing show of cars... and a fair amount o' car tech. We've got Patrick's slide show from the show floor!
• Secure Gmail: Stephen says "I use the CustomizeGoogle Firefox extension to force GMail to secure (https) mode." Alexander reminds us that HTTPS:// only secures you connection to the server --not-- the contents of your email. Paul has a hot tip on why your connection might not be secure in the office!
• JD is curious about the Samsung HL-S5679W we used to demo the Xbox 360's new 1080p update
• Martin needs help with 5.25 inch floppies. Anybody know if 5.25 inch floppy drives will connect to the 3.5 inch floppy connector that's still on almost every modern mobo?
• JD is curious about the Samsung HL-S5679W we used to demo the Xbox 360's new 1080p update.
• Flaming dog game for the PS2? That'd be Okami, Steve!
• Got an HDTV question for Robert? Join him in the HDTV Forums on PCMag.com

NEWS

More Stuff
• Go to emusic.com/dltv to sign up for a free 50 song trial! No DRM, the files are yours forever, and we get a bounty for everybody that signs up. Woot!

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DLTV - Episode 109 - Friday November 3, 2006

DLTV - Episode 109 - Friday November 3, 2006

NEWS
• Intel Quad-Core CPU is out! We've got PCMag's benchmark numbers.
• Spy agencices develop a Wiki for intelligence gathering.
• Explosion at PayPal offices.
• YouTube to go mobile. Do you really want to watch video on a phone?
• New drivers from Nvidia support Blu-Ray and HD-DVD playback.

STUFF
• Final Fantasy XII. 1UP's Garnett Lee gives us the lowdown on this long running RPG series.
• We take a peek at Gateway's new performance PC.
• Mousing performance not up to snuff? Rob and Jim offer up gadgets to soup up your mousing.
• Is it good time to buy PC parts or should wait 6 months?
• PS3 or Xbox 360. Which should buy this holiday season?
• Did I mention we have benchmark numbers for Intel's new Quad-Cores?

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DLTV - Episode 108 - Wednesday November 1, 2006

DLTV - Episode 108 - Wednesday November 1, 2006

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 paranoid, and make sure your bank's website is secure.
• Going Secure on Gmail?( https://mail.google.com )
• Xbox 360 Enhanced... 85 tweaks, including 1080p output
• Stopping Annoying System Tray Popups
• Dan says DL.TV forums are good... but what's with asking for personal information to register?
• Larry wants to know if the new Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro should be his first Mac. Jamie gives us a list of why the new C2D MacBook Pro is "the notebook we've wanted since January"
• Oh... one last thing: William says "WE SUCK."

NEWS
• No more Daily Show clips on YouTube... maybe.
• More UWB (Ultrawideband) Stupidity: Another format.
• Windows Media Player 11 Ships... Old Window Injection Flaw Reappears in IE 7
• Hell.com Sale... It's no Sex.com

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DLTV - Episode 107 - Friday October 27, 2006

DLTV - Episode 107 - Friday October 27, 2006

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' section is a tad confusing, isn't it? Urg.
• Worried about Bully? Don't. 1UP's Scott Sharkey tells us why this PS2 game scored 10 out of a possible 10, and really is teen friendly.
• Jim wants a hard drive recovery recco. How about Forensic Strategy Services, since the founder, Scott Moulton, was kind enough to share some good info on DIY drive recovery in Ep. 105? Another popular option is DriveSavers.
• IE7: Why did I do that? Mark, a new Firefox users, chimes in on the woes of 65 vertical pixels lost.
• Vidabox: Superior PCs for the home theater? The totally silent Zero is one of the coolest cases we've seen, David, but they're deffo expensive.
• $485 stereo knobs for better audio quality? Interesting idea, Edward.

NEWS
• OEMs Reveal Vista Upgrade Plans Vista come free with -some- systems this fall.
• Lik-Sang Closes Doors After Sony Lawsuit One less source for European gamers to buy PSPs.
• DoubleTwist Plans To License DVD Jon's iTunes FairPlay Crack to Businesses Could allow other companies to offer iPod compatible downloads...

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DLTV - Episode 106 - Wednesday October 25, 2006

DLTV - Episode 106 - Wednesday October 25, 2006

 

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 are happening worldwide to celebrate the event. This episode of DL.TV, in fact, was one of those parties.
• Want to download Firefox 2.0? It was a bit congested earlier in the day, but you can find 2.0 setup here:
• Apple Finally added the Core 2 Duo processor to its Macbook notebook lineup. That means a bit more heat, and a bit more speed to the portable lineup.
• New Bittorrent support added to nine routers and NAS boxes. This is a key development,as you can serve and receive torrents without leaving your PC on.
• In a stroke of twisted genius, a malware writer adds antivirus software to its Trojan, ensuring that any compromised machine its loaded on will be dedicated solely to its nefarious purposes. But what happens when two or more Trojans adopt the same technology?
Stuff
• Roger Chang came on and showed how you can add media center streaming capabilities to an older Xbox, breathing new life into the aging platform. The capabilities are very cool, and Roger showed an easy way, step by step, to make it happen. You can find out more at www.xbox-hq.com
• It's also a great time to upgrade your system. ExtremeTech editor Loyd Case just wrote a great fall upgrade guide, and we brought him on in our own version of "Ask Martha" You can read all about Loyd's picks here.
• Finally, we had time for just one question. Robert, Jim and associate producer Scott Asnault shared their favorite RSS readers.
• I prefer Feed Demon,particularly because it lets you store feeds and read them offline :
• Robert shows off Sage, a Firefox plugin that works with 2.0;
• And Scott is particular to the new Google Reader which is drop dead easy to use
• Whatever you use, remember that most sites let you autodiscover feeds. In Sage, you use the magnifying glass when you're on that site in Firefox. And make sure that your reader lets you export your feed subscriptions as an OPML file. Then you can import that list in another reader, without tracking down all the feeds and re-entering them manually.

Thanks to Robert, Roger, Scott, Patrick and Annaliza for letting me sit in for Patrick. It was fun! See you at What's New Now!

Jim

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DLTV - Episode 105 - Thursday October 19, 2006

DLTV - Episode 105 - Thursday October 19, 2006

Stuff
• Major DIY hard drive recovery help from Scott Moulton of Forensic Strategy Services and MyHardDriveDied.com, which has great presentation on how to repair drives. Scott recommends Runtime.org's software for recovering data.
•  Cheap GPS Nav systems? Pat, we've got two great options: Streets & Trips 2007 and Garmin's StreetPilot i3
•  Where did the DL.TV Flash video with the individual segments go? Click on the picture, and the big Flash video player will pop right up.
•  Kim wants to know if flat speaker wire sounds as good as the round stuff.
•  About that iTunes hack for Netcasting... it didn't work so well on Windows iTunes, some clever viewers have a better way to make it work.
•  Family Guy, the video game reviewed. Sam Kennedy joins us from 1UP.com. Mature audiences only.

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DLTV - Episode 104 - Tuesday October 17, 2006

DLTV - Episode 104 - Tuesday October 17, 2006

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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DLTV - Episode 103 - Tuesday October 17, 2006

DLTV - Episode 103 - Tuesday October 17, 2006

Update 5:30AM PDT: Roger just kicked the chair in the cubicle where I've been sleeping: Episode 103 is finished (Roger's been editing video all night, I've been on standby.) and the rendering process has begun. It'll be downloadable by Noon today. Roger's going to go home and take the rest of the day off. This one fought us pretty hard... hope you like it!

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DLTV - Episode 102 - Tuesday October 10, 2006

DLTV - Episode 102 -  Tuesday October 10, 2006

Robert, Roger, Jim and our party at DigitalLife...
• Robert's in NYC setting up for the DigitalLife Event... Roger Chang and Jim Louderback are guest hosting.
• We're throwing a party in NYC Saturday October 14th... Do us a favor and register on our Upcoming.org page so we can get a head count on who's going, please! (And thank you!)
• Yes, adult bevvies will be available (free!), and, yes, we will be checking IDs.
• The party is free, and you can get free tickets for the DigitalLife Event if you email us at dl.tv@ziffdavis.com with "Free DigitalLife Tickets" in the subject.

Stuff
• What cables can carry 1080p video? Robert's got an answer for Rob.
• Jim demos the best tools for making tight coax connections (Better signal = better video from your cable or satllite box!)
• Jim owns a ridiculous number of TiVo boxes.
• More WiFi Booster Goodness (Lukas asks what if your WAP doesn't have an external antenna? Shane wonders if it'll work at both ends? And what's up w/ that glue stick, Patrick?)
• Your first two reccos on ways to send huge files! (And a comment from at least one viewer, Matt, that isn't too thrilled with the most popular hosting site the DL.TV crew suggestion...)
• Anthony's looking for a cheap way to get Photoshop like tools (Photoshop CS retails for $699.) without stealing 'em off the net. We say try Photoshop Elements, The GIMP and Paint.net. BTW, if you havent seen Bert Monroy's work, check it out! (He's got a new instructional series at Revision3, PixelPerfect, that's pretty cool, too.)
• Chad wants us to poll the DL.TV audience on every episode. Let's give it a shot. How about an external hard disk enclosure that sleeps the drive when its inactive? All the OS X users in the studio said "Get a Mac." Got a recco for Chad? Email us at dl.tv@ziffdavis.com

NEWS
• Google Buys YouTube for $1.65 Billion There's some partying going on in San Mateo!
• North Korea Tests Nuclear Weapon. Scientists debate if it was a real nuke, misfire, or a giant pile of TNT
• October 18 is IE 7 Release Date BTW, are you totally toolbar happy?
• 64% of Online Gamers are Women
• US Commerce Department Hacked Again
• And a quick shout out to all the sailors that were in town for Fleet Week!

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DLTV - Episode 101 - Thursday October 5, 2006

DLTV - Episode 101 - Thursday October 5, 2006

STUFF
• 9-12dBi of WiFi boost for pennies? Look for the EZ-12 instructions on FreeAntennas.com If you can be trusted with scissors and a glue stick, you can make this.
• Test Drive Unlimited Quite the driving game... at first.
• Really. No HDMI for the Xbox 360. We've got the word from Microsoft.
• Dell sent Chris' battery replacement. Can he keep the "defective" battery and use the new one as a spare? What's the chances of HIS laptop battery exploding?
• Neil asks, "Will you put out a DVD set?"
• Sorenson Squeeze giving you fits, David? We're not surprised. All the 'low cost' sub-$600 prosumer video compression tools have issues.
• DL.TV and Gearlog.com party it's October 14th, 5PM at the DigitalLife Event, Javits Center, New York City Beverages will be served, and you can meet up with the Gearlog folks along with Roger, Robert and Patrick from DL.TV.
• BTW, if you email us, we can get you free tickets to DigitalLife! Put 'free DigitalLife tickets' in the subject line!

NEWS
• No More Contracts for AT&T DSL Cheap broadband with no commitment. Cool.
• More DRM Free Music: Amie.ST The tunes start out free... if they get popular, the cost goes up. Huh.
•  Wibree: It's a Bluetooth Competitor It's all about power consumption.
• Transporter, Step One 18 inches of 'beam me up' goodness.

MORE STUFF
• We had a hefty respone from the DL.TV Crew when we asked how you email huge files. We'll go over your responses on next Tuesday's show.
• We've got an interview coming up with folks from Mozilla (the Firefox folks). Email us with questions you'd like us to ask them!.
• Wanna help support DL.TV? Sign up for dl.tv's free 50 song emusic trial. No DRM!

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DLTV - Episode 100 - Wednesday October 4, 2006

DLTV - Episode 100 - Wednesday October 4, 2006

Stuff
• Thank you to everybody that's been watching for the first 100 episodes!!!
• How we make DL.TV: Roger Chang takes you from the ideas in our brains to the video you download.
• Why no DL.TV on TiVo? Sam, you should contact TiVo and ask them to add us!
• Where's the blue DL.TV wallpaper? Right here, Duane!
• Richard's son wants a $100 gaming mouse: will it make him a better gamer?
• Corey needs some advice: he needs to email 100MB to CD sized files to friends. Got a recco? Email us!
• Rhett says, "Apple actually lets you re-download all of your iTunes music again ONCE!" This is the link on Apple's site that Rhett used. So it's not just Wil Wheaton.
• Of course, Apple says you can only download it once Back Up Your Tunes!!!
• Can you review PeerGuardian 2? Sure, Jorge.
• We've got interviews coming up with folks from Opera and Mozilla (the Firefox folks). Email us with questions you'd like us to ask them!.

News
• No HDMI for Xbox 360 HD-DVD. Our man Rob found the info on the AVS Forum ...they vouch that it's MS VP Amir Majidimehr posting.
• Got the messiest desk ever? Photographic proof wins a free poofy Sumo lounge thing at UNEASYSilence! The pictures are just... nasty.

DL.TV Gathering... emusic Fix!
• Our gathering is free, and if you email us, we can get you a code so you can get tickets to the DigitalLife Event free! Put 'free DigitalLife tickets' in the subject line!
• Did you sign up for the free emusic trial and only get 25 songs? We can fix that! go to emusic customer service and put the www.emusic.com/dltv URL in your email and you'll get the extra 25 songs. Our apologies for the glitch!
• Why emusic? DRM free tunes, and we get a bounty when you sign up for a 50 song trial on emusic.

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DLTV - Episode 99 - Thursday September 28, 2006

DLTV - Episode 99 - Thursday September 28, 2006

 

NEWS
• Tokyo Game Show: 1UP's Garnett Lee was there, and he's got the PS3 scoop! 1UP's Best of TGS ... MotorStorm looks epic on the PS3
• Holographic data drives from Maxell and InPhase Technologies not coming to your notebook soon. (BTW, the 1.8 inch drive in the new 80GB iPod uses perpendicular recording. Thanks Danebert!)
• Cheap web hosting reccos from the DL.TV Crew: 1and1.com was the most recommended, followed by DreamHost. We list six more in the show.
• Rob thinks we hate the PS3, and wants us to talk HDMI 1.3!
• John's looking for an HTTP server he can run on his home PC. We mentioned Apache and Microsoft's IIS
• Real geeks use wireless mice and keyboards? No way, Andrew, they use vintage 'boards with Alps mechanical switches!
• Why don't we encode over multiple boxes when we're live to cut down the time you have to wait before downloading DL.TV? We've got an answer for Bill!
• HP Buys Voodoo and Voodoo is stoked!
• Peter Jackson To Helm 'Halo' Game Expansion (Robert wants Hobbit Hunting in there!)
• Oh... BTW, Jordan in Michigan is selling his car on Craigslist... careful about hitting SEND to ALL! Email us if you're near Grand Rapids and need an 89 Honda Accord.
• Help pay for DL.TV: sign up for a free trial at emusic!

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DLTV - Episode 98 - Tuesday September 26, 2006

DLTV - Episode 98 - Tuesday September 26, 2006

 

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: No DRM license backups... The Inquirer is pissed about this... we get Microsoft's response.
• We've got Fall Intel Developer Forum coverage... ExtremeTech's Loyd Case gives us his take
• 80 core processors later... Intel Quad-Core Processors in November
• Notebook hard drive help
• Ron asks about video of the 'real' iPod video
• Hands on with the new iPod and iPod nano and
• Free MP3 editing software? John, try out mp3DirectCut instead of Audacity... we tell you why on the show.
• Perpendicular recording and notebook hard drive uprades. We've got info for ya, Carl.
• Mike's looking for his own Geek shirt That shirt came from ThinkGeek, check out Jinx.com, too!
• Got a fave free or low cost web host? Emails us at dl.tv@ziffdavis.com
• A word from our sponsors: Help support DL.TV. For every person that signs up for 50 free songs at the DL.TV emusic page, we get a bounty. Forward the link to your friends!

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DLTV - Episode 97 - Thursday September 21, 2006

DLTV - Episode 97 - Thursday September 21, 2006

THE DEETS
• Welcome to the new site!
• 17" notebooks vs. airport security. Dan, it's your toothpaste that's gonna be a problem.
• SeatGuru, says Robert = not getting the suxor seat on the airplane.
• Traffic Shaping: We talk to Packeteer's Mark Urban to learn more about the way packets get managed on the 'net.
• Got somebody you'd like to see us interview? Email us: dl.tv@ziffdavis.com!!!
• Linux Hackers Get First Dibs on New DVR
• Universal and Blu-ray? Rob says we're idiots.
• LCD Computer Monitor Shopping? We've got tips on the specs you need
• Windows Vista: should Tosh install the 32bit or 64bit version?
• Daniel from Portland wants a good video codec for Linux users, and help making the audio sound better.
• Aspiring Audio Engineer on MP3 vs. AAC.
• Dance Dance... Immolation?

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DLTV - Episode 96 - Tuesday September 19, 2006

DLTV - Episode 96 - Tuesday September 19, 2006

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 ratios.
• Mike's rule for buying audio gear... a nice way to look at the expensive cable question.
• External PCI slot expansion? Anish, it's not cheap...
• Laptop coolers for Mike?
• Reviving a drive with a bad format... we'll walk you thru it, Sporn!

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DLTV - Episode 95 - Thursday September 14, 2006

DLTV - Episode 95 - Thursday September 14, 2006

THE DEETS
• Robert's at the CEDIA show in Denver. This time it's Patrick flying
solo.
• LCD HDTV buying guide... what Robert's looking for!
• 32" LCD Reccos for Akshay in NYC: Robert rates Sharp's LC-32D40U Aquos as tops, followed by the Westinghouse LTV-32w3 HD.
• Vizio's L32 isn't the steal the 50 inch Vizio P50 HDM is.
• Wii Have A Ship Date!
• Expensive Audio/Video Cables: Real Deal or Ripoff? We're on it, Gerald.... and you should know, Monster cables aren't that expensive... at least compared to some we've seen.
• "Is it OK to use my MP3 player as a USB drive for backups and storage," asks Christopher.
• Joe from Tampa wants to know: Should I upgrade my MP3 collection from 28Kbps?

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DLTV - Episode 94 - Tuesday September 12, 2006

DLTV - Episode 94 - Tuesday September 12, 2006

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 a happy videophile?
• A whole bunch of viewer questions!
• Moderation of Commments: Whatever the spammers use to spray the comments isn't stopped by moderating the comments... the spam publishes dispite that. Rather than pull our dev dude off of prepping the new site, we're just gonna turn the moderation back off, and keep manually deleting the spam.

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DLTV - Episode 93 - Thursday September 7, 2006

DLTV - Episode 93 - Thursday September 7, 2006

THE DEETS
• Networked HD DVD Media Player? That's the short description for Zensonic's Z500... lots of potential here, along with a few rough spots.
• Loco Roco = Perky Crack for the PSP
• Should you defrag your Pod?
• Geek 101: what was Patrick on... and why Google Calculator beats BitCalc!
• PS3 Delayed in Europe
• Movie Downloads Expected at Apple Event

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DLTV - Episode 92 - Tuesday September 5, 2006

DLTV - Episode 92 - Tuesday September 5, 2006

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 handle MP3s? No problem, Luke. Check out Audacity. It's free, it works great, and there's versions for Mac OS X and Linux, too!

VIEWER QUESTIONS
• More on why Meatwolf might not want to substitute a pricey PC monitor for his television. (It can work... just be ready to work around the problems and the price!)
• Sholom wants to know if we're going to be at the DigitalLife Event. Yup, we'll be there, but we won't be taping a live show. Want us to have a meetup while we're in NYC? Email us!
• The worst Geek 101 ever: Bits, bytes, and the annoying difference between the Gigabytes your OS uses vs. the Gigabytes used by the folks that build hard drives. BitCalc rules if you hate dividing by 1024!
• Huh... the FAA lets carriers decide whether or not passengers can use GPS devices when the plan is at cruising altitude. Passive devices or no, don't cross the flight attendants if they tell you to shut it off!

NEWS
• More Battery Recalls This time, it's Mastsushita
• Vista Pricing Confirmed Upgrades will cost $100 to $259
• MySpace To Sell Music but only from bands that haven't signed
• Microsoft Experimenting With Automatic Code Zapping: More tools to protect IE...
• Heads up: we've got spam problems in the comments section o' DL.TV, so until the new site launces September 21st, we're going to moderate all comments to keep the spam off the page.

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DLTV - Episode 91 - Thursday August 31, 2006

DLTV - Episode 91 - Thursday August 31, 2006

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
• Hackers hit AT&T
• Purple Dinosaur Gets Sued...
• Windows Media Player 11 Beta 2 = XBOX 360 media sharing without Media Center Edition
• Will the bird breakfast video finally make an appearance?
• Also on the animal front: anybody got a humane way to save Robert's car from The Evil Cats?
• We've got a launch date for our new website!

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DLTV - Episode 90 - Tuesday August 29, 2006

DLTV - Episode 90 - Tuesday August 29, 2006

NEWS
• Vista Update... what is the story w/ Blu-ray HD-DVD playback (it ain't a 64bit/32bit thing, it's a third party thing), 30 minute installs, UAC tweaks, and RC-1 is on the way...
• Microsoft To Plug FairUse4WM WMV Crack.
• Software Pirate Earns Jail and Fine And, yes, "Federal pound me in the [[something]] prison is an Office Space reference... now go file those TPS forms.
• Ouch: AOL 9.0 LABELED "BADWARE"

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DLTV - Episode 89 - Thursday August 24, 2006

DLTV - Episode 89 - Thursday August 24, 2006

NEWS
• Apple Recalls 1.8 Million Laptop Batteries BTW, Apple has a corrected list recalled batteries.
• Apple Announces $100,000,000 Settlement with Creative... Apple gets to end the lawsuit, Creative promises to make iPod accessories.
• Microsoft: No HD Playback in 32bit Vista? That's the rumor, tho it looks like it will ultimately depend on the HD playback software makers and the studios.

PRODUCTS
• ATI Radeon X1950 XTX... the latest in the graphics wars. if you're looking for a detailed review and tests of ATI's Radeon X1950 XTX ExtremeTech's Jason Cross did a great job.
• We can't wait to get our dirty little hands on the new Shuttle X100... it's tiny!
• Solid State Notebook Drives... very robust. Very pricey. Thanks to DV Nation for lending us a notebook to check out, they've got quite an array of flash drives for sale... A 32GB model will run you $1799!

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DLTV - Episode 88 - Tuesday August 22, 2006

DLTV - Episode 88 - Tuesday August 22, 2006

NEWS
• Google Opens Up Writely
• SanDisk offers 8GB Sansa for the Price of a 4GB iPod nano
• Black-Boxes Will Not Be Required in Cars
• Sony says PS3 isn't in production yet...
• Ahhh... Sony's already made some clarifications... Props to our buddies at 1UP for the heads up on that.

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DLTV - Episode 87 - Thursday August 17, 2006

DLTV - Episode 87 - Thursday August 17, 2006

NEWS
• Federal Court Finds NSA Wiretaps Unconstitutional
• Anti-Caps Lock Key Campaign, or weak publicity stunt. (Robert: Kill the Caps Lock... Patrick: Don't touch it!)
• $100 Laptops Debut in Thailand
• Police Use MySpace to ID Rape Suspects Law Enforcement really should love MySpace.

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DLTV - Episode 86 - Tuesday August 15, 2006

DLTV - Episode 86 - Tuesday August 15, 2006

 

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 thought "we mind find MacInTouch's H.264 benchmarks of interest." Damn right we do; we're looking to get our hands on one ASAP.
• Garrett reminds us that the WiFi at most truckstops isn't free... but lots of motels have free WiFi when you're on the road. Just... park...near... them.
• Is it DLTV, DL.TV or DigitalLife TV? We've got answers for William. Kind of.
• What to do with that old iBook 366? We've got a laundry list of idea for Kings5 (from Germany) and all of 'em are much more interesting that using it as a paperweight!
• MP3 cell phone? We showed off LG's Chocolate for a minute... the controls take some getting used to.
• Derek wants to stream MP3s from his hard drive.
• Pacemakers and 2.4 GHz wireless: Ryan from NY chimes in.
• US Offers RFID Passports to Public.
• Microsoft XNA $99 Kit For User Created Xbox 360 Games.

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DLTV - Episode 85 - Thursday August 10, 2006

DLTV - Episode 85 - Thursday August 10, 2006

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 more differentiated when it's genuine, and so Genuine customers get a truly different experience than non-Genuine customers."

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DLTV - Episode 84 - Wednesday August 9, 2006

DLTV - Episode 84 - Wednesday August 9, 2006

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? "
  • Can I get an adapter for my old ATA drives if my new motherboard has SATA ports, asks Jason?
  • CRT to LCD... will I notice a difference, especially if I use a DVI connection to my computer? We're on it, Ben.
  • dot19408: is looking for help setting up an email server over his home DSL line... we say let an ISP handle that... but email us with your suggestins for whether dot should try to run Sendmail from home.
  • Rich wants to know the proper way to pronounce Linux. (We've got the word  from Linus thanks to Paul Sladen.
  • 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? " 
  • Jason asks "If I get a motherboard that has SATA connections,  can I get adaptors for my old ATA drives?"
  • We had a stack of URGE questions to follow up on... Ty adn Jeff were especially curious about what happens to the tunes you download after the 14 day free trial ends!
  • John from Iowa wants reccos on a long distance WiFi setup... it depends on how far = long distance!
  • Converting CDs to Vinyl? Kelly's on a mission! Companies like CustomRecords can make short runs of records for you, but they aren't cheap. 
  • Nate's more geek than you... he tried dropping a Core 2 Duo (Merom) procesor into his Core Duo notebook... and gave us the heads up on what happened. Thanks Nate!
  • What about live phone calls on DL.TV???

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DLTV - Episode 83 - Thursday, August 3rd

Episode 83 streamed live 4PM Thursday, August 3rd.

Techno-Oddness:

  • Availabots, Nabaztag the WiFi Technobunny... er, "lapin communicant,", and the future of odd gadgets that 'speak' to you without your monitor or speakers.

Free Tools From The DL.TV Crew:

  • Wow, you guys had some pretty solid ideas about how to print to PDFs for free!
  • Never printed to a PDF? It's like printing to a document on your desktop, instead of a physical printer.
  • Most of you recommended: CutePDF Some folks prefer PDFCreatorPrimoPDF was also popular.
  • Other ideas? Use something with it build in, such OS X, OpenOffice, or Office 12! (Well, when it ships.)

Viewer Questions:

  • Intentsly wants to know when the new Merom notebooks will arrive&We've got a rough date, and NoteBookreview has a good preliminary list.
  • What's making video playback shake on my monitor? What kind of tech would we buy if $2000 fell out of the sky? More!

News:

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DLTV - Episode 82 - Tuesday August 1, 2006

DLTV - Episode 82 - Tuesday August 1, 2006

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 they've hit the streets in the UK or Japan... and 550 (US $1040) sounds steep to us for a PS3 pre-order.
  • And for everybody that's emailing... yup, November 17th is the US release date for the PS3. We forgot.

802.11n:

  • "Should I buy a wireless router now or wait for the real 802.11n?" asks Hal from Sioux Falls, SD.
  • The answer depends on whether it's for a business that needs industry standards, or if it's for use just in your home... and, yes, there is a performance difference between Pre-n and Draft-n& and both smoke 802.11g.

Questions for the DL.TV Crew:

  • No HyperTerminal in Vista? Mark's looking for a "good open source terminal emulator" to replace it when connecting to the console ports on routers and switches.
  • Know a good open source/ad-free utility for printing PDF files? email Robert!

News:

  • E3 Downsizing: The biggest party in gaming is going small.
  • Dell Investigates Second Laptop Fire
  • Hi-Def Add-On Coming for iPod: why?
  • Animaniacs Vol 1 on DV.... woot!

Iceland:

  • Baldwin from Iceland was miffed, but we're cool now He thought we were mocking Iceland's broadband penetration in episode 81.
  • No way. We love Iceland! We were mocking US broadband penetration!(Tho wiring a country of 300,000 is easier than wiring a country of 300,000,000!)
  • Iceland's EVE isn't quite #2 behind WoW in popularity: check out MMOGCHART to find out just how many folks are playing your favorite massively multiplayer online game

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DLTV - Episode 81 - Thursday July 27, 2006

DLTV - Episode 81 - Thursday July 27, 2006

Episode 81 went Live at 4PM PDT, July 27th.

The full show notes minus the video processor questions:

Great MP3 Encoder:

  • JD's on the hunt for a better MP3 encoder than WMP or iTunes, hears that the LAME MP3 encoder is great, but doesn't want to roll with its command line utility.
  • No worries: there are tons of easy to use GUIs that sit on top of LAME so you don't have to go near a command line:
  • Exact Audio Copy is an awesome tool for making high quality audio.
  • Razerlame is Robert's fave front end for LAME.
  • dBpowerAMP is pretty slick, and offers tons of codec support (tho' you have to pay for MP3 support these days.

Stuff:

  • Reviewing Sony's Sony HDR-HC3. PCMag's Terry Sullivan gave it an Editors' Choice. Great video... but be forewarned: there's no mic jack, and the manual controls are a bit... odd.
  • A good 'real vs. CG" test? George says he's got one for Robert, Autodesks's Fake or Foto? It's pretty disturbing. Anybody seen a test like this for Photoshop hacked photos? Let us know!
  • The Return Of Sam and Max!!! Darren Gladstone stopped by from CGW to give us the scoop on our favorite freelance police duo. This time... this publisher... it's really gonna ship.

Interview:

Viewer Questions:

  • Bluetooth headsets and VoIP clients like Skype: we've got info for Chad.
  • You had a ton of questions about the Whitehourse video processor/scalar Robert uses in the lab! We'll have those questions and links (from HTPCs to dScaler to cheap alternates to the Whitehorse) up shortly.

News:


Comments being censored?

  • Wha? We started moderating comments (which means they don't post to the site until we approve them) yesterday on this page after a spate of folks posted pretending to be Patrick ran amuck in the feedback. We always pull spam, info that's false, or particuarly nasty personal attacks on our guests/staffers. Beyond that, it's pretty much open season out there. BTW, if you email us at dl.tv@ziffdavis.com we'll do our best to explain why we do what we do. Comments are back to being unmoderated again.

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DLTV - Episode 80 - Tuesday July 25, 2006

DLTV - Episode 80 - Tuesday July 25, 2006

Episode 80 went live at 4PM PDT on Tuesday, July 25th.

5 Tips for Better VoIP Calls:

  • Hardware reccos, Process Priority tweaks and the secret to hosting voice conferences that don't suck.
  • Is it your VoIP client or the network? Check out TestYourVoip for free help sorting that out.

Vista Update:

  • Build 5472: finally... performance tuning has begun
  • Robert's got the word gaming on Vista, the speed of the install and more.
  • Driver support: Creative... it's time to pony up a decent XFi driver! 
  • We need to find out when the public beta folks get these updates!

Viewer Spiel:

  • The first HD movie on a disk didn't come on Blu-ray or HD-DVD. Jason asks "how T2 Judgment Day Extreme Edition compares to Blue-ray and HD-DVD?"
  • Jeffrey Klassen says "Thought you guys might like these. I was working on some water drop photos, and decided to make you something special!" Thanks for offering up the high res images to everybody, Jeffrey, and tell us how you shot these!
  • "What exactly will ReadyBoost do to improve Vista performance?!?!" Info for Bob from Cincinnati. on ReadyBoost, Vista, USB drives, data caching and why his 1GB Attaché ain't cutting it.
  • We really need to do some thumd/USB drive speed tests!
  • Thanks to our audience tippers for the heads up on GParted LiveCD back in EP 75 . Maria from Puerto Rico, says "it was the best. I resized my windows partition, installed Linux and to my amazement, the windows installation was untouched."
  • The new background sucks? Josh says "it should be retired." We hated the blue wall. What do you think of the new one? Email us at dl.tv@ziffdavis.com. We forgot to mention on air that Josh is going into the hospital for surgery soon. Throw some mojo his way (in the best Wil Wheaton sense!)

News:

One last thought:

  • We know, we know: It's Seagate, not Segate... the offending speller from last week's show has been beaten, and we apologize for the error.

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DLTV - Episode 79 - Sunday July 23, 2006

DLTV - Episode 79 - Sunday July 23, 2006

What's on the show?

  • What happened to the live show on Thursday, or "just because the Internet means redundency doesn't mean connection won't choke."
  • Terabyte hard drives, increasing areal density with heat, and a whole lot more: Patrick sat down w/ Brian Dexheimer, an Executive VP from Seagate
  • The Quiet PC Part II: the graphics card cooler gave us a huge drop in noise!
  • Curtis from Calgary, Alberta, CA reminds us: dB is a relative measurement
  • DNSSTUFF.com: Domain Name Tests, IP Tests, Hostname Tests... one seriously useful website
  • A very nice treat for the first person to correctly answer our obscure movie reference! (And some other great movies that have a black case that glows.)
  • The power died on his external HD: Bartholomew wants to know what to do next.
  • Buy a notebook now, or wait? Gary needs help on buying  a notebook, and Mermo's around the corner. (And would a desktop be a smarter choice?)
  • Colin from Ames, IA has the scoop on who will win the Blu-ray/HD-DVD battle... the answer may surprise you..
  • NCAA FOOTBALL 2007: Thumbs up or down?
  • Judge rejects US request to drop on AT&T eavesdropping lawsuit: the battle between privacy and national security scuffles on.
  • Guba.com gives MPAA new tool to fight piracy. Wonder if it'll show up on YouTube soon...
  • A kinder gentler Microsoft: 12 steps, and Google as a search option.

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DLTV - Episode 78 - Tuesday July 18, 2006

DLTV - Episode 78 - Tuesday July 18, 2006

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 fans in your computer.
  • A Festival of Viewer Questions!
  • 4GB SD Cards, Microsoft's suing somebody, IM Attacks Climbing, YouTube serves up 100 million viddys a day?

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DLTV - Episode 77 - Thursday July 13, 2006

DLTV - Episode 77 - Thursday July 13, 2006

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 earlier when I posted an update as to when the video would be available for download. That's a new one... I'm kinda hoping the error was between my keyboard and chair, tho, frankly, I'm not sure how I could publish the admin tools.

In any case, Sorenson Squeeze is humming along on your video, and we should have all the formats posted for download by 5:30.... er, make that 6:15PM PDT/9:15PM EDT/01:15 GMT/UTC.

Our apologies on the delay... hope you enjoy the show!
Patrick

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DLTV - Episode 76 - Tuesday July 11, 2006

DLTV - Episode 76 - Tuesday July 11, 2006

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 investment is in more permanent format?" asks Ryan, from South Dakota. (Morality vs. the DMCA... guess which one holds up in court... and guess which side disgruntled parents with DVD thrashing toddlers falls on?)
  • "Is there a cellphone that can replace my digital camera?" Chad from Grand Rapids, MI wants "3 megapixels at least!" We know of one such phone in the US, Nokia's N80, demoed it a bit, and talked about a similar phone heading towards Verizon users.
  • HDTV or monitor shopping? Doug from San Marcos, CA wants to know "about the Contrast Ratio specification. Is a higher number better or a lower number?" The answer might surprise you.
  • DL.TV on his PSP: David should check out PSP Video 9
  • iPod Video vs. MPEG4 vs. H.264... William's wondering if they're all the same thing. (Nope!)

HowTo:

  • Robert shows everybody how to turn on file exertions (and some other nifty things) in the Windows XP Folder Options. Man, y'all love file extensions, Robert's got the email to prove it, and it's a nice way to figure out when something is a nasty 'ol .exe file instead of a nice safe .txt file!
  • If you've seen this message: "This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below." you need to open that link with an RSS reader instead of your browser. Unless you've got, say, Sage loaded in Firefox, or use IE7's new built in RSS reader. Or the RSS reader built into Google or My Yahoo. You get the idea.

News:

What Was That?

  • A couple folks asked about the t-shirt Patrick was wearing. It's a Hank III shirt from his last tour. The dude is amazing live if you can catch him! (Didn't like the picture on the front? Be happy you didn't see the back.

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DLTV - Episode 75 - Thursday July 6, 2006

DLTV - Episode 75 - Thursday July 6, 2006

New Set:

  • Say 'G-bye' to the big blue wall. We're finally redecorating the set. Don't ya just love our plastic tarp sheet thingy?

Viewer Q&A Is In Full Force:

  • "Getting sick of the bloatware that is Adobe Reader on Windows. Any ideas on an (hopefully) free alternative?" We got 'cha covered, Mike. You want Foxit reader!!! It's a simple, small, and reads Adobe PDF files no problem. It's free for personal use
  • There's no install for Foxit Reader. We walk you thru how to place it (or any other .EXE file) into your Programs Folder on the show.
  • Spherical Desktop? Duncan and Chris want Robert to check out SphereSite's Spherical Desktop in his search for a ... spherical desktop. 
  • Jamie asks "Will the folks that came up with AGP come up with an alternative to PCI Express?" They already did. Kind of.
  • Brandon says he wished he had our PayPal advice a little earlier: he was ripped off for $1000! 
  • "Can windows read the Mac HFS+ system or OS X read and write NTFS?" Billy from Gurnee, IL just bought a Macbook and wants to share an external hard drive. He needs MacDrive 6 and an HFS+ formatted drive. We showed how it works in Episode 45.

Better Free Partitioning:

  • The best free partitioning tool? Non-destructive? Create, resize or destroy FAT, NTFS, HFS and HFS+?
  • Bradley, Brett, Ian Stewart, Wesley, Johan, Nicolas and two Jasons all swear by the "GParted LiveCD!"
  • Brad, Nicholas and Johan (from Helsingborg, Sweden!) added in deets and suggestions for safer use.
  • All in response to the software we showed in 74. Thanks for the tip! GParted is awesome.

How To Burn an ISO disk:

  • BTW, the bootable GParted disk comes in ISO format. Don't just burn the ISO to a data CD. It won't work.
  • If you don't have CD burning software (or can't figure out how to open the ISO file in what 'cha got) try downloading ISOBurn 1.6. It's fast and easy.

LOTR Fans Get Your Gaming On:

News:

Live Nude Geeks?

  • Thankfully, we're not talking about Robert or Patrick. Nope. It's an animation from the always entertaining Michael Fry (The co-creator of Over The Hedge) You can watch Live Nude Geeks here!

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DLTV - Episode 74 - Thursday June 29, 2006

Episode 74 - Thursday June 29, 2006

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 PartitionMagic 8 One free destructive tool:, Ranish Partition Manager
    One free non-destructive tool, Ntfsresize, is built into quite a few distros.
    Got a better idea for Maria? Email us! (Wow, you've already come up with two we've never heard of!)
  • JT asks"Are the new Blu-ray disks region coded like thier predecessors?"
  • Is there a new dress code for DL.TV? Allison, from Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, says it's time for Patrick to step the wardrobe up a notch. For all the geeks. Please. (Which is why this is The Suit Jacket Episode.)

Backup Awareness Month T-shirt Giveaway:

  • Ya'll have some horror stories! And some of you just want a blue T-shit. (Wow... we didn't expect this kind of response.)
  • We've only got one shirt, but we'll see if we can get a few more.
  • We've got stories from DL.TV viewers with some insane backup, rescue and data loss stories.

Is AT&T Feeding The NSA Your Packets?

Blu-ray Wrapup:

  • Robert's thrilled with Samsungs BD-P1000 ... but not so thrilled with the first Blu-ray movie transfers.
  • Watch the show to find out why.

Guitar Hero 2 And a Game Pricing Survey:

  • Guitar Hero 2 is coming for you.
  • 1UP's Garnett Lee looks like a rock star with the plastic guitar in his hands. Patrick just looks goofy.
  • Garnett would love to hear what you think PS3 (and any other) games should cost.
  • $20? $40? $100? Email us at dl.tv@ziffdavis.com with the subject "game prices" in the subject.

News:

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DLTV - Episode 73 - Tuesday June 27, 2006

Episode 73 - Tuesday June 27, 2006

News:

 

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 Other Free Browser

Viewer Questions and Answers:

  • Forget about Box.net: you can get 25GB of FREE online storage: check out StreamLoad, say Justin, Will, another Justin, Dean, Greg, David, Zak, Kirat, Teemu and 'Anyone Anyone.' There's a catch on the free version, tho!
  • Nate says "Just bought a Toshiba Qosimo G35-AV650 with an HD-DVD drive. Seems that being on the bleeding edge with HD drives has it's problems regardless of which HiDef camp you choose."
  • "After watching the section about XGL on suse on Thursday, I thought I would recommend you suggesting an XGL live CD ." You can try out Xgl witout breaking your system. Thanks to Chris and Luke for the heads up on Kororaa.org. Zak from Portland, OR says "The ten-window interface you showed in Xgl is not called a dodecahedron as you stated, but a dodecagonal prism." Our bad!

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DLTV - Episode 72 - June 22, 2006

Episode 72 - June 22, 2006

On the show today:

  • 42" Plasma HDTV Reccomendations
  • Is Linux prettier than Vista? Check out Xgl on OpenSUSE
  • Help finding WiFi on vacation: Netstumbler and WiFi Antenna tips
  • AT&T Owns Your Data
  • Nokia: No More CDMA Phones
  • Samsung Blu-ray players are in the stores!
  • Fun with Robert and Picasa Web Albums

Our Tricaster, the box that streams the show, is having server technical difficulties. We're going to have to pull the live stream. Our apologies to our live viewers, but the show will be available as usual for download Friday, June 23rd.

Hmmm... we've got the Tricaster up and running again... looks like the Tricaster VM (a specialized control panel) died. Watch out Tom Green!

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DLTV - Episode 71 - Tuesday June 20, 2006

Episode 71 - Tuesday June 20, 2006

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 Halts Vista Torrents
  • Apple Negotiating for iTunes Movie Downloads

Viewer Questions:

  • Maximize the life of your notebok battery
  • DDR vs. DDR2 Memory

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DLTV - Episode 70 - Thursday June 15, 2006

Episode 70 - Thursday June 15, 2006

DIY Cell Phones!

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 first of the notebook backpacks, Skullcandy's LINK Pack. Nice backpack, but, man, those speakers need more oomph and less hiss! We've got notebook backpacks from Spire, Jansport, Oakley, Targus and Booq on the show Tuesday, June 20th. Our testing has been ... interesting.

Viewer Questions... er... Answers:

  • Eli from Chicago says we should take laptop heat seriously, 'cause "hot laptops can be a cause of male infertility."
  • Robert says Patrick's midwestern roots are showing: Brazillian Ethanol doesn't come from corn!
  • Or maybe they weren't: Brad says we shouldn't forget domestic hyrbid and flex fuel vehicles.
  • Ethanol: Domestic fuel? Check. Lower MPG than gasoline? BIG check.

Hard Drive vs. 20 Ton Hydraulic Press

  • Guess what? A 20 ton press can do serious damage to a HD.
  • We hate it when hard drives die and take data with them.
  • Back up today... and wear eye protection when you crush a hard drive.
  • Anybody know where we can get a good deal on a plasma cutter?

News:

  • Bill Gates to 'retire' in 2008! Not exactly...
  • AOL/Netscape Copies Digg Kevin Rose says "I feel bad that AOL cloned us right now.. when they see digg v3 they'll have to redesign their site"
  • RIAA: Illegal Song-Sharing Is 'Contained'
  • BigChampaigne: Really? P2P Users Up 15% Over Last Year... 10 million on average!
  • NASA Videotapes Metorite Impact On Moon
  • iPods Built By Abused Workforce? Apple responds...

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DLTV - Episode 69 - Tuesday June 13, 2006

Episode 69 - Tuesday June 13, 2006

It's time for another edition of DL.TV.  Hosted by Patrick Norton and Robert Heron.
 
In the show today...

News:  

Jim Louderback is on today to show off some notebooks:

Viewer Questions and more today on DL.TV

It's time for another edition of DL.TV.  Hosted by Patrick Norton and Robert Heron.
 
In the show today...

News:  

Jim Louderback is on today to show off some notebooks:

Viewer Questions and more today on DL.TV

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DLTV - Episode 68 - Thursday June 8, 2006

Episode 68 - Thursday June 8, 2006

Here we go again with another well versed edition of DL.TV

We are back in the studio.

In the show today:

News

Product:

  • Apple, MacBook, $1099-$1499
  • Sony Reader
  • Future TV Tech. Picture tour of SID. Society for Information Displays

Windows Vista Beta 2 Download:

Plus your Viewer Questions:

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DLTV - Episode 67 - Tuesday June 6, 2006

Episode 67 - Tuesday June 6, 2006

Patrick's in New York City at the DigitalLife Event pre-show, so we pre-taped today's episode in Robert's HDTV Testing Lab.

News:

  • FBI/AG Wants ISPs to Keep Your Web Usage Records for Two Years! (AOL, Microsoft, Google, Verizon, Comcast and more!)
  • Viewer Question: Is BellSouth blocking MySpace and YouTube?

HowTo/Product Help:

  • Thinking about buying a new PC? You might want to wait till July.
  • Intel's new Core2Duo and Core2Extreme chips promise to wipe the floor with anything you can buy today.
  • ExtremeTech's Loyd Case has done the benchmarking and has some buying advice!

Viewer Questions:

  • Tim from San Jose, CA asks "What happend to the pictures, or better yet, videos of Robert Heron's infamous HD lab? What kind of PLASMA, DLP, LCD, or SED (yes SED) displays, is Robert playing 5th Element on?
  • Brian says "My dad is asking me for advice on a good 50" plasma for a new home we are building. I'd like 1008P support. What's best deal out there in the $2k to $4k range?
  • Bill asks "When I plug my new HDTV into the computer, I only get 800x600 or 1024x768. Are there drivers I can download to get a 16:9 resolution? I hate the stretched video I'm getting now!"
  • Jon from Oceanside, CA says "I saw your recent episode where a user posed a question about the life of span of CD's. We use archive grade CD's with a gold reflective layer that have an estimated life expectancy of 300 years. Check out MAM Archive Grade CD-R and DVD-R media.
  • Paul from Toronto, Canada wonders if we "know of any good bluetooth gamepads that will work with my PowerBook? I'm looking for something that looks nice and is comfortable." This is the only one we've seen, it'd designed to wrap around a cell phone. Anybody have a better option?
  • Michael was "wondering why Alex Albrecht and Kevin Rose on Diggnation talk openly about software piracy and hacking, and while you guys seem almost scared to talk about it. Both of you have sponsors, what/s the deal?" Truth is, neither DL.TV or Diggnation is gonna tell you how to crack copy protected material!
  • Rick asks if we "could review Mobile Internet Access from Internet in Motion. He's looking at wireless broadband from Verizon or Cingular and wants to know if if IIM might perform better. It's new to us, but we'll see if we can demo it.

Time Killer:

  • Looking for a soothing time killer? We don't know who Vectorpark.com is... but they've got style. Check out Levers... if you don't mind loosing your mind while balancing odd objects into a virtual mobile. Heads up: it'll run on any system with a browser that can play flash.

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DLTV - Episode 66 - June 1, 2006

DLTV - Episode 66 - June 1, 2006

We've got a jam packed episode o' DL.TV for ya today!

Show notes:

In the news:

Other stuff:

  • Nintendo DS Lite VS. Nintendo DS
  • Fuel Cells Vs. Klein HHO Gas
  • Recommendations for a Tablet PC
  • Bluetooth Headsets

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DLTV - Episode 65 - Tuesday May 30, 2006

DLTV - Episode 65 - Tuesday May 30, 2006

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 second, or 20Kbps?
  • What's up with Windows suddenly askign to reactivate?
  • Your responses to the Wii pricing question!

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DLTV - Episode 64 - Thursday May 25, 2006

DLTV - Episode 64 - Thursday May 25, 2006

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 pick $250 so they'd sound serious? Why not $199???
  • Email us your opinion on that. Put "Wii Pricing" in the subject!

Product Round-Up:

  • NAS Mini-Roundup: ExtremeTech's Victor Loh on Network Attached Storage

Viewer Questions:

  • Lukes says: Dudes, Adult Swim is not a live stream, those are the times for the broadcasts!
  • Matt asks for low cost in ear headphones options. We give him two, plus an over the ear choice.
  • Cameron asks "How good is that ATI $50 trade in?"
  • Bryan wants to know if 802.11b will take full advantage of his cable modem.
  • Brian asks about video editing: MacBook Pro, or wait for the Intel PowerMacs? Dude, go mobile if you're not doing scads of rendering. And check out the MacBook, too... it's got serious performance once you get over the graphics.

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DLTV - Episode 63 - Tuesday May 23, 2006

DLTV - Episode 63 - Tuesday May 23, 2006

Time for another perky edition of DL.TV.  Hosted by Patrick Norton and Robert Heron

In the News today:

  • US Veterans' Data Exposed
  • EMI Profits On iPod Sales
  • Judges Approves Sony Rootkit Settlement
  • Samsung Will Sell PCs with Flash Drives
  • Microsoft Office 2007 Beta 2 Released

Products to play with:

  • Windows Vista Hardware Requirements: No, Virginia, Vista doesn't need DX10 to do Glass.

  • Vista Beta 2 (Did NOT like our 6600GT graphics card, at least not with lots of windows open.)

HowTo:

  • Defrag happiness! Robert says defragging won't help system performance.
  • Patrick says it's a nice way to boost performance a bit on machines where you're constantly moving files on/off and around. (Especially if you've into double digit fragmentation.)

Your viewer questions:

  • Carlos asks "Why do none of these tech shows that have risen from the ashes of TechTV mention this potential breakthrough and explore it for its validity and real world applications?
  • Max says "I was searching Google Video and found quite a bit of copyrighted material: Robot Chicken, Aqua Teen Hunger Force... Trigun and Gundam Wing... Doctor Who... South Park. Will anyone crack down on this?" (You know, a lot of those videos look like they've been submitted by the copyright holders, which means they'd be all kinds of legal!)
  • Cameron asks "Can you make a ultra-deluxe version of DL.TV, say a gig for each episode or at least twice the current size? I want my quality dang it!"
  • Joel from Pittsburgh, PA asks "Do SpywareBlaster and SpyBot Search and Destroy's immunize feature really work? I use both and seem to detect the same amount of spyware that I did prior to using them." (Props to Neil Rubenking over at PCMag for some great info to help Joel!)
  • Steven from Union, NJ asks "Can a PCI Express graphics card be used in a regular PCI expansion slot?"

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DLTV - Episode 62 - Thursday May 18, 2006

DLTV - Episode 62 - Thursday May 18, 2006

We have a finely ground show for you today, hosted by Patrick Norton and Robert Heron.

 


News:

Products:

  • A Feast of flash players... watch out iPod nano!
  • mobiBLU B153 (2GB) Amazing battery life (153 hours???), but the interface and bass could use help
  • SanDisk Sansa e260 It's hard to tell if the Sansa or the
  • iRiver clix is the best iPod nano alternative out there. Patrick's vote is for the clix!
  • mobiBLU's DAH-1500i Cube doesn't have the battery life of the 153, but we like the audio better.

Viewer Questions:

  • Dodging sketchy stock spam... what's up with those PDF attachments.
  • Urge rocks: but what happens to the tunes I download during the free 14 day trial? Um, you loose access to them... it's a DRM thing.
  • Windows Vista and the new MacBooks: Will it run? What about Aero/Glass?
  • H.263 vs. H.264
  • Choosing LCD panels for use in bright sunshine.

Additional Weirdness:

  • Robert Heron warns us all about canned air, projector bulbs and accidental flamethrowers.
  • Apple's new store in NYC will be open 24/7/365 (Will there be bouncers to protect the staff?)
  • The Ultimate Big Red Button from MIT's dorms will be in Tuesday's show next week.
  • PS - Robert's a bit miffed for mentioing the NeuNeo/Helios HVD2085 upscaling DVD player. Apparently it has some issues with film-based DVD movies. In the mean time, stick with a name brand upscaling DVD player (Panasonic, Samsung and Sony come to mind). 
  • BTW, the Oppo OPDV971H has caught his eye and he's looking at getting it into the lab ASAP.

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DL TV Episode 61 Tuesday May 16, 2006

Digital Life Television Episode 61 Tuesday May 16, 2006

What's in the show:

News:

  • Skype Offers Free Phone Calls!
  • Apple Introduces the New MacBook (So much for the iBook)
  • DARPA's Building A Man-cannon
  • Creative Sues Apple, seeks iPod import ban
  • US cities sue travel sites

Demos:

  • Windows Media Player 11 (and MTV's new audio shop: Urge)
  • Real video without the RealPlayer: It's Real Alternative

E3 2006 Wrapup:

  • The event of the year for folks that love video games!
  • John Davison, the chief kahuna of ZDM's Game Group talked us through the announcements at the show.
  • John's picks from the show floor? Mass Effect, Warhawk for the PS3 and Halo 3
  • The editors from ExtremeTech, 1UP, EGM and the rest of the crew gave us their fave picks from the show floor
  • Wii, good???  Dan Hsu of Electronic Gaming Monthly got his hands on a on the next generation Nintendo console.
  • Did he like it? What about the 'Wiimote?'

Field Trip:

  • A taste of the Maker Faire, an amazing full of DIY (do it yourself) folks.
  • Patrick joined Dan Huard and the crew from Systm to put together a video covering the fair.
  • Sponsored by Make Magazine, it was quite the gathering of folks that build things for fun.
  • Flamethrowers? Welding? Toyoa Prius hacking? Folks that embed RFID chips in their hands?
  • You can see all that and much more of the Maker Faire at Revision3 or Systm.org

Viewer questions:

  • No love for the Aussies? (Yes, yes, it is a continent.)
  • Celeron D or Pentium 4 for gaming?
  • Can we help with DVD ripping?

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DL TV Episode 60 Thursday May 11, 2006

Digital Life Television Episode 60 Thursday May 11, 2006

In the show today:

News:

Picture Tour of NAB 2006:

  • A tour of National Association of Broadcasters show floor: from holographic storage (Maxell and InPhase) to HD cameras, AM antennas, 'the world's first' surround sound mic, helicopters, The Red Digital Cinema Camera, ARRI's new 16mm film cameras, big honking cables and quite a bit more!

Product Review:

  • Cingular's Cingular 8125: Windows Mobile 5.0 with a keyboard.
  • Doesn't offer the phone performance of hte Cingular 2125, but if you're in need of a bigger screen and a keyboard, it's an option.

How To Tip:

  • Transcoding Video 101, or "How do I get better looking video on my portable?"
  • Step one: RTM and learn the specs for your device!

Viewer Questions:

  • Pedro wants an HD-DVD checkup
  • Jeff's looking for a judgement call: Dell or Apple for a notebook?

5/10/2008

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DL TV Episode 59 Tuesday May 9, 2006

Digital Life Television Episode 59 Tuesday May 9, 2006

We're redecorating the studio, so today's show is short 'n sweet!

Show notes:

News:

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 advice on playing back MPEG4 video: set top DVD player, or PC?
  • Alex from Ohio: "Does the PS3 pricing seem high?"
  • Ryan asks about normal DVDs and HD-DVD players.

5/10/2008

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DL TV Episode 58 Thursday May 4, 2006

Digital Life Television Episode 58 Thursday May 4, 2006

We're Back with a jam packed edition of DL.TV

Show notes:
News:

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 the thumb keyboard to the Q1... thought you should know.
  • Pure Digital Point & Shoot Camcorder
  • Costs $130, grabs 640x480 MPEG4 video, available at Target, and it works pretty darn well.

Viewer Questions and Feedback:

  • Can I get in trouble for dropping Cain and Able on a school computer? (Yes!)
  • What can I use to convert the Coax signal from my Dish reciever into something my monitor can use?
  • I've got a Mac Antivirus tip for you!
  • Are used CD/DVD/console game stores in touble?
  • Lots of T9 suggestions... thanks Tom, Jeffrey, Nic, Geuis, JDub, Adam, Owen, Jesse, Tyler and Dave!

5/10/2008

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Runtime: 02:00:00



DL TV Episode 57 Tuesday May 2, 2006

Digital Life Television Episode 57 Tuesday May 2, 2006

A Finely Pulsed Almost All Viewer Questions Edition o' DL.TV.

Show notes for Episode 57:

News:

Viewer Questions:

  • Will the Toshiba V803T work with my SIM card from T-Mobile?
  • What antivirus protection would you recommend to a Mac user?
  • How will the quality of an up converted standard DVD would measure up to the new Blu-Ray and HD-DVD formats?
  • Is the W810 CDMA compatible?
  • Should I wait for the next gen Mac?
  • Is my computer "Vista Compatible"?
  • What you do guys think of Dell TVs?  Their 32" LCD is only $1,399 right now.
  • The DL.TV H.264 file looks like a slide show on my Cingular 8125.  Shouldn't it have better processing power than the iPod Video?
  • I deleted some system fonts.  How do I get the basic Windows Fonts back? How to add fonts to Windows XP
    Free fonts? Try GetFreeFonts.com


And the JVC DVD player Robert mentioned:

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DL TV Episode 56 Thursday April 27, 2006

Digital Life Television Episode 56 Thursday April 27, 2006

On the show today:

News:

Reviews:

  • Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2: Wow, that's a new look. Interesting tab handling. Phishing philter, too.
  • You can download it now. Warning: beta means "It's not finished and might crash on ya."
  • It definately breaks some web pages.
  • Patrick's not giving up FireFox yet.

Guestage:

Viewer Questions and Contributions:

 

5/10/2008

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DL TV Episode 55 Tuesday April 25, 2006

Digital Life Television Episode 55 Tuesday April 25, 2006

What's in the show?

Welcome to a well pre-blended edition of DL.TV.  Patrick is in Las Vegas at NAB finding new and cool ways to make better DL.TV.

  • News:
    • Reverse Hyper Threading?
    • 750 GB Hard Drives
    • The World's Largest Rasterbation
    Products:
    • Sony Ericcson W810i.  Robert's dream phone is now in his hands.  Does he still like it?
    And a whole bunch of viewer questions:
    • HD-DVD and Blu-Ray.  Why buy now?
    • What do you guys know about FreeRIP?
    • Looking for a MP3 player with lots of memory around $300?
    • Someone found something better than Alcohol.
    • Is a 2.15 GB Hard Drive worth anything?
    • Details on how Joey got his $3000 gaming PC.
    • Hint: we didn't have a thing to do with it!

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DL TV Episode 54 Thursday April 20, 2006

Digital Life Television Episode 54 Thursday April 20, 2006

What's in the show?

  • 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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DL TV Episode 53 Tuesday April 18, 2006

Digital Life Television Episode 53 Tuesday April 18, 2006

What's in the show?

  • HD-DVD Decks Hit Stores, Sell Out Toshiba has 10,000 units total for this run.
  • Microsoft Vista: Expect a Premium Push (with Premium Prices)
  • In other Vista news: Microsoft Set to Deliver a New Build
  • Apple Gets Sued, Again. This time it's over possible patent violations in iTunes...
  • ...the company suing, Burst, settled with Microsoft for $60 million in a similar suit.
  • Feedburner says, Podcasts Outnumber Radio Stations... but what about actual radio programs?
  • Rasterbator: it's all about the mural size posters. And your printer. And lots and lots of ink.
  • Use it online, or download the standalone version. (Yes, it does color, too!)
  • Props to ReadyMade Magazine for turning us on to, uh, Rasterbating (Great DIY magazine if you've never seen it: been reading it since issue one!)
  • Speaking of great DIY magazines: we'll be at the Maker Faire Saturday, April 22nd
  • Light, low cost gaming notebook? Tough call. Try HP Pavilion dv5000z or HP Pavilion dv5000t if you're on a college budget.
  • If you don't mind melting your plastic, Dell's XPS M1710 is the fastest gaming notebook four grand can buy!
  • Loyd Case goes deep on that Dell's graphics in GeForce Go 7900 GTX: For Hardcore Gamers on the Go
  • Viewer Question: Tools for making and burning ISOs?
  • Check out ISO Recoder ( Free). Robert reccos Alcohol 120%.
  • There are tools in Nero and Easy CD Creator, too... I've burned tons of disks from ISOs in either one of these... never had a reason to create one tho. Any other applications y'all like?)
  • Wondering what an ISO image is?
  • Viewer Reponse: Joey's really upset with Robert (Deathmatch!!!) and he got a sponsor to pay for a $3000 gaming machine! Joey... what's the deal on the sponsorship??? Lots of folks want to know!
  • Viewer Question: 720p vs. 1080i, or "Does 1080i suck?"
  • Viewer Queston: What's our source on the Dell Axim news we dropped last week? (Dell!)

5/10/2008

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DL TV Episode 52 Thursday April 13, 2006

Digital Life Television Episode 52 Thursday April 13, 2006

What's on the show:

  • Streamed live Thursday April 13th at 4PM.

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DL TV Episode 51 Tuesday April 11, 2006

Digital Life Television Episode 51 Tuesday April 11, 2006

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 LaLa.com beta.
  • Viewer Question: ATI or Nvidia? It depends!

5/10/2008

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Runtime: 00:38:06



DLTV Episode 50 4-6-2006

What's on the show? Here's parts of it:

  • Boot Camp: Apple brings XP installs to the Intel macs. You asked, we're showing it off.
  • Yup, gaming on the MacBook Pro notebook and a mo' basic mini kind o' XP experience.
  • Pioneer's Inno XM2GO: a quick preview of the new portable XM satellite/MP3 player.
  • Dang, is that thing small!
  • What's a $6000 PC look like?
  • One more disk tool: JGOODIES JDiskReport. It's Java, so it runs runs on darn near anything...
  • Movielink: Download to Own, the same day the DVD gets released. (That's a new twist.)

2/1/2008

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Runtime: 00:34:54



DLTV Episode 49 4-4-2006

What's on the show? Here ya go:

  • Robert starts his journey with OpenSUSE Linux
  • Patrick shows off the new look (Think "Ribbon") in Office 2007
  • We get info on the best tools for fighting spyware
  • Toshiba releases first HD-DVD player in Japan
  • Samsung postpones release of first Blu-Ray player (to June)
  • Movielink and CinemaNow!
  • Bulk microfiber cloths for screen cleaning on the cheap...
  • Apple vs. Apple: it's trademark, not copyright, dummies!

2/1/2008

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DLTV Episode 48 3-30-2006

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 widescreen Mac mini, processor power wise.
  • Viewer Question: What's the best TV for a bright room?
  • Viewer Suggestion: Codec packs!
  • Hey, Case Western student(s) email us so we can run some traceroutes!
  • Build your own USB power cables: PartOne! (Check out this instructables.com guide if you can't wait! Cool site!)

 

2/1/2008

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Runtime: 00:44:14



DLTV Episode 47 3-28-2006

The deets:

  • Bluetooth Hops on Intel's Ultrawideband
  • Toshiba Trades Notebooks for Thumdrives (In Canada.)
  • Robert's shocking admission about recycling... really, Robert, you should recycle electronics. And cans. And plastic.
  • AllofMP3 (and 40 other overseas bargain priced MP3 sites) = random credit card fraud claims UK's Side-Line.com.
  • And the international partner of the RIAA claims AllofMP3.com is illegal, even tho the Russian legal system hasn't taken the site out.
  • Blogger Uses Packet Sniffer to Catch Cheating Girlfriend.
  • Our condolances to Len on the breakup, and on not making Digg's home page until he blogged this... normally he writes more technical posts.
  • Reminder: use a spyware tool that can sniff out keyloggers on your system...
  • and remember: chat and email is almost always terribly easy to read on your local network!
  • A portable media player that plugs into a TV. Does Iomega's ScreenPlay measure up?  
  • Robert's fave 50 inch plasma HDTV: Vizio's P50 HDM. It's a bargain for the size, too!
  • Viewer Question: Is the Westinghouse LTV-27W2 any good?
  • Low cost HDTV buying help!
  • Viewer Question: Some sites offer a bewildering variety of video codecs. Divx? Xivid? Theora? Is there one format that's the best choice?
  • Viewer Question: I've installed my new hard drive, why doesn't it show up in Windows XP?
  • Partition and format it!

2/1/2008

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Runtime: 00:45:27



DLTV Episode 46 3-24-2006

Here some of the deets from tonight's show:

  • Microsoft: Vista to Launch in January 2007
  • Microsoft Confirms  'Highly Critical' IE Hole
  • Security Watch: Adobe, Apple, Microsoft All Issue Fixes
  • Samsung Execs Plead Guilt in US DRAM Probe
  • VOiP and 911: Less than perfect?
  • The physics rule, the AI doesn't, and Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter on the Xbox 360 begs for an HDTV
  • Dan Hsu tells us how hard the game rocked... and his secret weapon for spousal approval of a 56 inch HDTV
  • Electronic calendars are popping up all over: we demo 30Boxes.com...
  • ... and wonder about tying up your friends, family, Flickr, MySpace and 5 days worth of weather inside today's date.
  • The show was spiced, as always, with your questions, and at least one plea for  Linux segment
  • Our demo o' free software for analyzing file sizes/finding fat files on your hard drive will be next Tuesday...
  • ...ya'll sent in some great software for us to check out!
  • Oh yeah...Patrick embarrasses himself and Robert has another rant.  Was a fun night!

2/1/2008

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Runtime: 00:37:56



DL TV Episode 45 3/21/2006

Here's the deets:

  • DOJ gets 50,000 search queries from Google
  • What a bummer: the team that made Katamari ... Dissolves.
  • Warner Bros HD-DVD titles will ship in Late April
  • The Kell factor means you might want that HDTV sitting closer to you than your old NTSC TV.
  • Need to share an external hard drive between OS X and Windows machines? If the files are under 4GB, a drive partitioned in FAT32 will do.
  • Our capture files typically run bigger than 10GB, so we format the external drive with OS X's HFS+ and run Mediafour's MacDrive 6 on the PCs. OS X will read NTFS formatted drives. It won't write to them! 
  • Want to slow down your 802.11G network? Let 802.11B cards in!
  • Viewer Question: can you use an HDTV as a desktop monitor?
  • Viewer Question: How can you get Windows Audio to encode over 192Kbps?
  • Viewer Tip: AOL's In2TV only runs on Windows XP or Windows 2000. We should have tested it on Linux or OS X:
  • We promise to look at web services on other platforms as often as we can.
  • The RSS feed for DivX is up... we're experimenting with new deinterlacing tools for our H.264 and iPod feeds.

A few minutes after we got locked into our studio, Microsoft announced that Windows Windows Vista will ship in January 2007. At least for consumers. The business version will ship in November 2006. Mary Jo over at Microsoft-Watch is all over this one!

1/31/2008

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Runtime: 00:49:33



DL TV Episode 44 3/16/2006

The Deets:

1/31/2008

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DL TV Episode 43 3/14/2006

Here's the deets:   

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DL TV Episode 42 3/9/2006

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 started reading Slashdot!)

 

We've also got ExtremeTech's fearless leader, Loyd Case., who's all kinds of amazed by Intel's next processor, code named Conroe. He's gonna tell us why it doesn't suck (not even a little), along with the scoop on this week's Intel Developer Forum.

 

You want more? Sure!

 

Microsoft keeps gunning for Google: Windows Live Search just hit beta.

Should google be looking over its shoulder? The mapping was pretty good...

 

The Yellow Machine: Anthology Solutions offers up a high end 1TB NAS for the home.

Is it worth the hefty $999 pricetag?

 

The Intel Mac mini: will we gut it like a fish, or just review it?

 

Unlocking phones....

1/31/2008

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Runtime: 00:49:28



DL TV Episode 41 3/7/2006

Here's the deets:

 

         Connecting your MP3 player to your car stereo.

         Port Forwarding

         Apple Sauce for polishing plastic (and more on Brasso).

         A heap of your viewer questions! 

1/31/2008

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DL TV Episode 40 3/3/2006

Here's the deets:

  • A $3500 USB thumdrive?!? Robert is not impressed.
  • DL.TV downloading slow? Help our network provider Limelight trace the problem by [[Limelight has a ton of data now, and asked us to pull the link. Thanks for all the responses!]] downloading TracePut.exe, and running it on your system. Wow... it was after 1AM when we posted that TracePut link. We get cc'd on every one. There are a lot of you up late!
  • Computerworld reports that Google won't store search records in China.
  • Senator Ron Wyden is our new hero& he's battling the telcos with the Internet Non-Discrimination Act of 2006. Patrick goes nuts.
  • We gave Ray from Portland, OR some help with his SATA ports, and talked about some sick new hard drives that ExtremeTech.com has benchmarked.
  • Would you like 10,000 RPM, and a clear glass window? Check out Western Digital's Raptor X 150GB . Perhaps 400 or 500 GB for quite a bit less cash? Check out ET's review of Seagate's Barracuda 7200.9 500GB and the Western Digital Caviar RE2 400GB. Heads up: the Seatgate sells for lots less than it did when the testing was done!
  • The Drizzle (Auburn Hills, Mi) asks if Bluetooth headphones are worth listening thu? Our man at PCMag says these three headsets get 4 stars each& Logitech's, Wireless Headphones for MP3, Logitech's, Wireless Headphones for iPod, AirLogic's icombi AH10, but with a BIG caveat.
  • The rotating sockets of 360electrical.com are all over the geek email threads this week& the rest of the world noticed em last summer, we think. No ship date yet..
  • The PowerSquid may be the coolest power cord ever.
  • Has anybody but us noticed that wall warts are a lot better designed these days?
  • We drop a little taste of ZD's next show: CrankyGeeks, hosted by PCMag's John C. Dvorak.
  • We also kick around on viewer questions about ALLOFMP3.com& and give you the inside scoop on tools you can carry on the plane: 7 inches in the magic number, and no knives!

1/31/2008

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Runtime: 00:39:46



DL TV Episode 39 2/28/2006

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 Announcement = Two new minis and a portable
  • Cheap power supplies... No problem, or no computer?
  • Orb.com update: it works with cell phones!
  • ExtremeTechs' best mouse under $20)       
  • Doorknobs, gerbils and lamers...
  • And, as always, a heapin' helping of your viewer questions!

1/31/2008

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Runtime: 00:43:30



DL TV Episode 38 2/24/2006

Went out live Thursday, February 23 and is available for download now.

  • We're talking about fiber to the home. (A lot of you love your fiber!)
  • We show off the new CTP of Windows Vista, PCMag.com has a great tour of Build 5308.
  • A lot of ya love curling, too... thanks for the email!
  • DL.TV download speeds: 100Kbps to multiple MB per second.
  • We give you a tease of the Democracy Player (We'll go in depth with it next Tuesday).
  • Google debuts Page Creator.
  • Game review o' the week: Black
  • X Prize Foundation drafts rules for Luner Lander Challenge.
  • Apple sells it's 1 billionth song.

1/31/2008

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Runtime: 00:52:10



DL.TV 35 - Tues Feb 14 2006:

DL.TV Episode 34 went out live, Thursday, February 9th 2006

  • 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 problem.)

    The Vista tour is on for Tuesday!

  • And, as always, we tackle a heap of viewer questions.

1/30/2008

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DL.TV Episode 34 - Thurs. Feb 9 2006

DL.TV Episode 34 went out live, Thursday, February 9th 2006

  • 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 problem.)

    The Vista tour is on for Tuesday!

  • And, as always, we tackle a heap of viewer questions.

1/30/2008

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Runtime: 00:43:52



DL.TV Episode 33 - feb. 8 2006

DL.TV Episode 33 streamed live Febuary 8th 2006

Here are the deets for today's show:


  • Need source code? There's a new search engine called "krugle" just for you. It's in beta!

     

     

  • We promised not to talk about the *P*d for a week, but Joe pushed us over the edge:

     


    "I would like to see you guys try not talk about the new 1gb nano and the recent price drop of the shuffle."



    Thanks for telling the folks at home about the new Nano and low priced shuffle for us, Joe! 

     


  • Our Windows Vista Beta Tour is delayed until Thursday.

    Vista is still installing!!! Patrick's staying up all night until he gets it to run...



    In the meantime, here's a slideshow that covers installing Vista

     

     

     

  • Is film dead? the Sony CineAlta HDC-F950 is the camera that shot SIN CITY and REVENGE OF THE SITH...

     


    Alex Lindsay of Pixel Corps shows off the camera and gave us some insight as to why



    film will be leaving a theater near you.

     

     

     

  • 2006 Demo: "The premier launchpad for emerging technologies." Louderback shows off what caught his eye.

 

Got a tech question? Send us an email at dl.tv@ziffdavis.com.

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DL.TV Episode 32 - Thurs. Feb 2 2006

DL.TV Episode 32 streamed live Thursday, February 2nd 2006

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 antivirus and run a scan. For more info click on Security Watch: Blackworm Blows Up On Friday.
  • Game coverage? Jane Pinckard brought by Curious George. One for the kiddies. Robert picked it. Really.
  • We also reviewed Apple's iPod Radio Remote... great FM, but Robert says fifty bucks for an FM radio is a ripoff. We also gave our opinion on the very nifty TrafficGauge.
  • Patrick used it to dodge holiday traffic, his wife thinks it's great entertainment since she doesn't drive the nightmare that is Highway 101 every morning.
  • And, as always, plenty of hot news and more viewer questions later in the show.

Got a tech question? Send us an email at dl.tv@ziffdavis.com

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Runtime: 00:53:53



Episode 31- Tuesday, January 31 2006

Episode 31 streamed live on Tuesday, January 31st 2006.

Here's the deets:

 

         ATI beats Nvidia on Video accelleration, tho you might never notice. 
         Fire up the rumor mill: Google in talks to buy Napster?

         Been sharing software? UK ISPs ordered to turn over user info
         We asked if you want video game coverage... and boy, did you answer. 
         Microsoft releases IE 7.0 Beta 2: read PCMag's review
         The short version? Lots of interface mods, some new security features, and it brings IE up to par with Firefox. 
         It's really for developers and folks that love testing beta software, but you can download the beta.
         Thanks to everyone that emailed us with information on the Maxthon browser. (Underneat, it's IE 6!) 
         What is 'Fair Use' anyway? Danny O'Brien, Activism Co-ordinator, drops by from the EFF to discuss. 
         Want some help influencing your local representative on tech policy? Go to the EFF Action Center
         What were those camcorders we talked about?

         Looking to spend under $500? Hitachi's DZMV780A records to a DVD-R or DVD-RAM

         Just about any Sony or Canon is workable in that price range.

         Thinking sub $1000? We showed off Canon's Elura 90 and Panasonic's PV-GS250

         We also mentioned Canon's Optura 400. (It picked up PCMag's Editor's Choice award.)

         Sony's changing over their camcorder models. You might score a deal on a, Sony DCR-HC90
         Heads up: chances are that company offering a video camera camera for hundreds less than everybody else.... 
         ...wants you to pay top dollar for an 'accessories package' or isn't going to ship you the camera at that price.. 
         Ask us how we know.
         StarForce Technologies threatens BoingBoing's Cory Doctorow

         The company seems rather upset that he called it "anti-copying malware." 
         We had time for a few viewer questions, too. Keep 'em coming!

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Runtime: 00:36:54



DL TV Episode 30

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 of 1up.com hates 25 to Life ($40, PS2). Is it really the worst game of the year, or do "gansta" themes salvage this tactical 3d shooter?

  • A whole bunch of you guys wrote-in about nLite,
    the free tool for slipstreaming Windows XP. We love it 'cause it lets
    us create an XP Install disk with all our Windows updates pre-loaded.

  • Viewer Question: Patrick asks
    "Hello from Jakarta, Indonesia, guys! Why do US cellphone providers
    have such limited phones to choose from when there are cool and better phones available in Europe and Asia?!"
  • Answer: We agree, and we're all
    for bringing back phones from overseas. Just make sure ya know what
    you're doing, or you might end up with an expensive paperweight.
  • Viewer Question: Brendon asks "Is it possible to take iPod videos and make them viewable in a standard DVD player?

  • Answer: Sure it is. But you're gonna to have to work for them, son.

  • We can only squeeze-in so many viewer questions, but we had time for a couple more on the show. Keep 'em coming!

1/30/2008

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DL TV Episode 29

Here's the deets:


  • Pixel Corps claims to be a "martial arts dojo for the digital artist." Founder and Chief Architect Alex Lindsay gives us a tour of the site and demos the software app. that lets you do pro-level CG in your spare time.

  • Firefox 2.0 is due by summer. The new version of 'Fox will totally update the look and even add an inline spell checker.

  • The new ATI X1900 is now the fastest uber-expensive GPU available. But, is it really available?

  • Tune-up an out-of-whack display for cheap: Cohost/HDTV Guru Robert Heron calibrates an HDTV with the Monster/ISF HDTV Calibration Wizard DVD ($29.95).
  • Viewer Question: Scott asks "Ubuntu has a program called 'Ship It' that will ship you 2 CDs...free. The install CD will even re-size your Windows XP partition and make room for the Linux install. Have you guys heard of it?"
  • Answer: Yes! If you're looking for a free distro of Linux, definitely check out Ubuntu's Ship It as well as these old-school and Bittorrent solutions.
  • Viewer Question: Jason wants to know "Is it possible to build a $500 gaming PC that will play just about every new game, or should I buy a Voodoo or Alienware system?"
  • Answer: Patrick says yes, Robert says no. Fortunately, a petty argument proved to be unavoidable.

  • And, as always, plenty of hot news and more viewer questions later in the show.

1/30/2008

691 


Runtime: 00:38:48



DL TV Episode 28

DL.TV Episode 28 streamed live at 4pm PST (midnight GMT) this Thursday, January 19th.

Here's the deets:


  • The U.S. government wants Google to hand over their search results for use in finding pornography on the web. We know several ways to protect your family from explicit content--and they don't require government intervention.

  • A 2006 version of 3DMark, the industry-standard gaming benchmark, is out. And, Robert's hefty new PC scored over 5000 points. Beat that gamers!

  • Salvaging old monitors: a weird connector (like Apple ADC) doesn't mean you should trash a good display. Dr. Bott's SGI Saver and DVIator may be all you need to convert outdated signals into fresh signals.

  • DOS games are not dead--but DOS compatible video cards may be. We'll help you set up a DOS box just for playing those classic titles.

  • Full Auto (for XBox 360) is what happens when you combine fast cars, machine guns, and a bad pun. Matt Leone, Preview Editor of 1up.com, takes us through the visually stunning game.

  • Backing-up DVDs is easy with the right tools. We found apps for Windows and OS X that can burn a disc faster than Patrick's oxy-acetylene torch!

  • Getting the best mp3 encoding--DL.TV Audiophiles Patrick and Robert discuss the fact and fiction of joint-stereo and lossless compression.

  • Our favorite cheap headphones pump out clear sound for around 50 bucks (or less). Grado's SR 60s made our list, along with some others.

  • News, and plenty of conversation-starting viewer questions to come.

1/30/2008

648 


Runtime: 00:45:25



DL TV Episode 27

Episode 27 of DL.TV streamed live at 4pm PST (12am GMT), this Tuesday, January 17th.

Here's the deets:


  • In the news: 'DVD Jon' declares intent to crack next-gen DVDs. Given his track record, the question isn't "Can he do it?" but "How long will it take?"

  • Microsoft shipped its first Vista security patch, for beta testers of the new Windows OS; the first of many, we expect.

  • And, Windows XP Service Pack 3 gets packed into a 2007 release. Hey, we're just happy to get a vague release date.

  • The Fatal1ty 1010: gamer mouse extraordinaire, or one too many Fatal1ty branded products? Jason Cross reviews the smallish, $49, offering from Creative.

  • Viewer question: Jason asks "Should I go with a Mac or PC for 'prosumer' video editing? I've only got $1200-$1400 to spend."
  • Answer: It depends on what video editing software you'll use--which, FYI, could cost as much as the hardware! In either case, make sure you've got a fast CPU, and plenty of RAM.

  • Robert reveals the hidden secrets of his new gaming PC--for the first time on non-network television!

  • A brief history of Linux (oops, we mean GNU/Linux), along with our reccos for Linux bundles and where to grab open source software.

  • Plus, more viewer questions, commentary and escalating drama to come. Stay connected.

1/30/2008

709 


Runtime: 00:42:24



DL TV Episode 26

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 signal the end for film? Patrick knows...
  • Macworld hits San Franciso--and it's literally four blocks from our studio! We explored the show floor and found the very cool MacControl iPod connector/remote, which brings iPod controls to regular Macs.
  • We eye a few more Macworld products: XtremMac's Tango iPod dock ($199), Elgato Systems EyeTV 2 ($49), and the Intego VirusBarrier X4 ($69.95).
  • David Pogue knows something about Macs. Patrick caught up with him at Macworld to get his opinion on Mac antivirus software.
  • Nintendo's Electroplankton is more of a musical instrument than a Nintendo DS game. 10 'breeds' of plankton respond to the DS touch screen and microphone by generating sounds. 1up guys Garnett Lee and Andrew Pfister get us in the groove.
  • You asked us about free CD/DVD burners on Tuesday's Show, and we answered...eventually. Check out DeepBurner and CDBurnerXP Pro.
  • Viewer question: Brady asks "I noticed you keep changing the set TV on your show. Why?"
  • Answer: We change TVs for a couple of reasons: we can't afford our own so we have to borrow Robert's review sets, and because the confusion keeps our interns on their toes.
  • Plenty of fresh viewer questions to entertain and inform you, and more cool stuff. 

1/30/2008

668 


Runtime: 00:52:07



DLTV Episode 25

 

 

 

 

Episode 25 of DL.TV streamed live in the new 4pm PST (7pm EST) time slot, on Tuesday, January 10th.

Here's the deets:

  • You asked for an all-questions show, and we're giving it to ya (plus a little Macworld news.)
  • Apple's new MacBook Pro and iMac systems feature Intel's Core Duo processor. The Intel chips should bring a much-needed performance boost to the Mac platform--Apple fans rejoyce!
  • Also announced at Macworld: the iPod Radio Remote. Listen to FM radio on your iPod, just like the name says.
  • Viewer Question: Dan asks "I use iTunes to download Podcasts, but I want a Bittorrent downloader to save bandwith for the guys who make the podcasts. Got any 'podcatcher' reccos?"
  • Answer: We'd like to see some podcatchers that use P2P, but for now try Juice or iPodder if you're looking for a capable downloader.
  • Viewer Question: Joel asks "I've got a Athlon 64 3500+ (Clawhammer) with a Zalman heatsink and it runs hot (48C at idle, 65C load). How do I get the temps down?"
  • Answer: Those temps are normal for a Clawhammer core, but make sure your thermal compound is evenly spread on the heatsink. Otherwise, think about getting a newer 90mm core Athlon--they run a lot cooler.
  • Viewer Question: Kyle asks "What do you guys think of Toshiba's prototype 42" SED (Surface-conduction Electron-emitter Display)? Is this the display of the future?"
  • Answer: SED displays have a couple of big advantages: they're ultra-thin (less than 1cm), and have super high contrast ratios (up to 100,000:1), for great black levels. They'll sell if the price is at all reasonable...
  • Viewer Question: Rick asks "I've got a 42" HD Sony that I connect to my cable box with an S-Video cable. Will I see an improvement in image quality if I replace it with an HDMI connector? Is it worth the $40?"
  • Answer: Yes, Rick, yes you will. That old S-Vid connector can't support HDTV signals, which means the precious 'HD-ness' of your TV is going to waste! Get a HDMI, DVI or component connector immediately, and sin no more!
  • Plenty more of your viewer questions!

1/29/2008

626 


Runtime: 00:47:45



DLTV Episode 24

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 relax.
  • The Japanese case mod: art meets GHz.  Creator Nicholas Falzone comes on the show to explain the design, and philosphy behind 'Sangaku', the hand-built wooden PC case.
  • The year in games, with John Davison of 1up.com. We reminisce over the great titles of this year, including Guitar Hero, Civilization 4, and World of Warcraft. So, what's coming up for 2006?
  • Is HBO producing 'true' high definition programming? Robert picks out the full-HD shows, and exposes the upconverted fakes.
  • Viewer Question: Shayne asks Can you please point me in the right direction for the best sub-$200 camera?"
  • Answer: The HP photosmart M517 isn't super sleek or sexy, but you'll get good pictures for around $200. And while you're at it, take a picture and upload it to our Frappr map!
  • Plenty of your entertaining viewer questions, plus more fun news stories on the show.
  • Happy holidays!

1/29/2008

582 


Runtime: 00:39:36



DLTV Episode 23

DL.TV Episode 23 aired live this Tuesday at 6pm PST (2am Wednesday, UTC).

 

Here's the deets:

  • Hybrids: they're not just cars, but the future of hard disk drives. We explain why magnetic disks and flash memory chips are a winning combination, and what technologies are most likely to make it to your local Fry's or CompUSA.
  • Addictive games: these free time-wasters are so hard to quit they should be illegal.
  • December is wrapping up, and the 2005 Google Zeitgeist is finally here. The top gainers of 2005 inlcude (not suprisingly) Myspace and Wikipedia, with 'Janet Jackson' as the top Google News search--clearly the public is focused on the hard news.
  • No free antivirus program is perfect, but we like AVG, Avast 4 , and AntiVir better than some more expensive programs. We recommend you only install one antivirus program, so choose wisely. 
  • Do you really need Hi-Def DVDs for Hi-Def playback? Robert checks out the NeuNeo HVD2085 DVD player, to see if the upconverting player lives up to the hype.
  • Plus, everything on Hi-Def DVD players: upsampling vs. upscaling vs. upconverting, 3:2 pulldown, resolutions, low cost solutions, and more from our expert/co-host Robert Heron.
  • Viewer Question: Travis asks What's your take on the 'HDTV' torrent downloads of TV shows?  Not the legality issue, of course, but the quality issue.
  • Answer: HD is always compressed to get the file size down, and resolution reduction is usually part of that process--but they can still look pretty good. As far as the legality issue...
  • We analyze the latest technology news, from our tech-centric San Francisco studio.
  • And, as always, we take a swing at more of your viewer questions.

 

1/29/2008

891 


Runtime: 00:39:51



DLTV Episode 22

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 only use it in a well ventilated environment.
  • Noise isolating headphones work--sometimes too well. Good places for isolating 'phones: airplanes, buses, and construction sites. Bad times for isolating 'phones: while flying airplanes, driving buses, or working in construction sites.
  • Traffic bites: but, if you live in SF, Seattle, or LA the TrafficGauge can help you avoid the gridlock.
  • Viewer Question: Nikki from San Francisco, CA asks "How do I go about finding an ISF-certified tech that can calibrate my LCD TV without ripping me off?"
  • Answer: Well, as long as Robert passes the ISF test he might help you out. Otherwise, use your best judgement!
  • Gamers rule... Child's Play raises toys, games, and cash for sick kids in Childrens Hospitals. Hillary? Mr. Lee? Are you listening?
  • Viewer Question: Chris from Germany asks "Can I connect a VGA output to the HDMI port on an HDTV?"
  • Answer: No, and it definitely pays to get a video card with DVI output: they're cheap, and you'll have a much cleaner signal for your HDTV.
  • Plus, all the critical geek news, your latest viewer questions, and much more!

1/29/2008

607 


Runtime: 00:49:42



DLTV Episode 21

DL.TV Episode 21 aired live at 6pm PST this Tuesday, December 13th.

Here's the deets:

  • Kevin Rose, Founder of Digg.com, is coming on the show to talk about the latest on the social news site--including a new design, sites that copy Digg, and venture capital.
  • The latest Windows patch fixes something that Sony's rootkit fix left behind--no, it's not a good sign when Microsoft has to clean up after you.
  • Luckily for Sony, Blu-ray is winning the next-gen format war with 90 percent of the CE industry, and seven movie studios now backing the Blu-ray Disc.
  • Microsoft's Live Local map service is up and running, and it's got tons of features that Google Maps doesn't. We especially like the birds eye view that lets you change the camera angles and see more than just rooftops.
  • Coca Cola + Coffee = Coca Cola Blak. Our favorite geek beverages; together at last!
  • Photo printer frenzy!  We've got four printers that earned an Editors' Choice rating from PCMag, and range from $160 to $800: the HP Photosmart 8250, Canon Pixma MP500, Epson PictureMate Deluxe Viewer Edition, and the Epson Stylus Photo R2400.
  • Viewer Question: Soonamy asks, "When and where can I see DL.TV aired live?"
  • Answer: Good question Soonamy! It's at 6pm PST on Tuesdays, and 1pm PST on Thursdays (just take GMT, subtract 8, and you're there!)
  • Viewer Question: Michael (and a few other folks) ask "what's the URL of the site Robert mentioned that hosts torrents for feature length movies with expired copyrights?"
  • Answer: Robert knows a few good ones from Public Domain Torrents, and The Internet Archive.
  • Plus, the hottest news, even more viewer questions, witty banter, and more...

1/29/2008

698 


Runtime: 00:36:40



DLTV Episode 20

DL.TV Episode 20 aired at 1pm PST, this Thursday, December 8th.

 

Here's the deets:

 


  • Few video games are innovative enough ( and, frankly, weird enough) that we simply must play them on the show. Animal crossing is definitely one of these games! Jennifer Tsao joined us from Electronic Gaming Monthly to demo the new Nintendo DS title.
  • The pre-release of IE 7 won't be out until 2006, which means internet users may have to wait up to a year for new IE 7 features like tabbed browsing, and one click cache erase. Of course, they could just download Firefox...
  • Speaking of Firefox, version 1.5 has an unpatched vulnerability in the history.dat file that could lead to a nasty denial-of-service attack, and malicious execution of code.

  • Some smart guys at Caltech set a new internet world speed record: they peaked at 150 gigabits per second--that's 130 dvd movies in a minute! BitTorrent users will have to wait for that kinda speed at home, though.

  • The EFF is suing sony...why??? Danny O'Brien, activisim co-ordinator for the EFF, justified the lawsuit over Sony's SunnComm DRM ( no, it's not for the rootkit), and told us how to identify CDs that put stuff on your system.

  • Patrick's SLRs (cameras, that is). In case you missed Tuesday's show, we brought the budget D-SLR cameras back on the set.

  • Viewer Question: What is a good, free RSS aggregator?

  • Answer: There are lots of good RSS readers out there, but if your looking for a free one try SharpReader, or the Yahoo reader that comes with every Yahoo account.

  • And, as always, more viewer questions are answered, fewer are ignored, and we all learn something...

1/29/2008

642 


Runtime: 00:40:29



DL.TV Episode 19

DL.TV Episode 19 aired live this Tuesday, December 6th 2005

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 $20 cell phones by 2007. Patrick's got a $30 cell phone already. (Dude... he needs a better cell phone.)

  • Phishing still sucks: it's time to learn how phishers slip through the loopholes, and build your phishing IQ.

  • Viewer Question: Do you guys have girlfriends, or are you like every other geek out there?

  • Answer: Patrick is married, but Robert is single and on the prowl. Send your proposals, photos, and Hot or Not ratings to dl.tv@ziffdavis.com.

  • Glide Effortless wants to make sharing on the web easier. Getting consumers to adopt the website might be a little harder...
  • Viewer Question: How is it that the 320x240 video you release for the iPod is bigger than the 480x360 H.264 file?
  • Answer: Ask Apple. We've been using the iPod codec settings in Quicktime. (We're rolling our own this week... wish us luck!)

  • Viewer Question: Brian asks (along with about 490 other viewers), "Why don't you have a widescreen version of the show?"
  • Answer: well, we've only got one widescreen camera right now, but soon, soon you'll be able to see the glorious walls to the left of Patrick and Robert. Must see IPTV! In Widescreen. (Maybe we should leave the panoramic vistas to old John Ford movies...)

  • And, as always, a heaping helping of even move of your viewer questions!

1/27/2008

674 


Runtime: 00:36:28



DL.TV Episode 18

DL.TV Episode 18 aired live Thursday, December 1st 2005

Here's the deets:

 

 

1/27/2008

658 


Runtime: 00:40:19



DL TV Episode 17

streaming live at 6pm PST, this Tuesday, November 29th 2005.

Here's the deets:

 


  • Pong turns 34 today--we'd like to wish the venerable video game pioneer a happy birthday.
  • Did you go to the store last week, just to find every Xbox 360 sold out? Here's your chance at redemption: grab one of a huge shipment of Xbox 360s that hit stores this week.
  • Open Office 12 not so open, according to this report. Wait, does this mean the name is just for marketing purposes??
  • The next Mac Mini will gun for Tivo, and XP Media Center, according to ThinkSecret. June 2006 release anybody? 
  • Firebox 1.5 is released (at least to the mirror sites). Find out what's new, and what they recycled from the browser parts bin.
  • Yahoo's Konfabulator 2.1.1 is now free! Confused by the name? Click here to find out what it does.
  • VLC Media Player earns the distinguished title of "swiss army knife of video players." And yes, it's free, GPL licensed, and works on almost any platform.
  • Viewer Question: Hey fellas, will I notice an increase in performance if I go from 512MB to 2GB of RAM? I do a lot of 2D and 3D editing, as well as gaming.
  • Break out the textbooks and fill your kegs, because it's time for BitTorrent 101! First lecture: how to set up a BitTorrent server, with Ron Gorodetzky, Director of Technology at Revision 3.
  • Our crack team of technical analysts tackle smore of your tough viewer questions.

1/26/2008

612 


Runtime: 00:57:16



DLTV Episode 16 HD TV Special

Here's the deets:

  • Wondering what HDTV is? Robert Heron says it's two things: an HDTV screen and HDTV content.
  • Big glass tubes, front projectors, rear projectors, plasmas, LCD, OLED... they all have their strong points.
  • Plasma vs. LCD
    • : why there's no such thing as the 'perfect' thin HDTV.
    • Going HDTV shopping this holiday? Loyd Case tells Patrick how to find his ideal HDTV.
    • Your HDTV checklist: Loyd's got a list you should check twice before dropping the big bucks on your.
    • Get the hook-up on HDTV connectors, and what you'll need to get your PC, DVD, cable or sat TV hooked up!
    • Wondering where to find the best HDTV content? Jim Louderback walks us thru his favorite sources, from TiVo to over the air
    • Trust us, that old UHF antenna is far from dead!
    • Looking for some of our favorite TVs? Check out the ultimate 'bang for the buck' guide to big HDTVs.
    • As always, we tackle your tough viewer questions.
    • And much more... this is a big one, folks, around an hour!

1/24/2008

675 


Runtime: 00:58:55



Episode 15 aired live at 6pm PST, this Tuesday, November 22nd

Episode 15 aired live at 6pm PST, this Tuesday, November 22nd 2005

Here's the deets:

  • We've torn into the Xbox 360& is it too early to care?
  • Xbox 360 launch titles: the good, the bad, and the ugly.
  • DriveRight's carchip E/X with Alarm: check the engine light and spy on the kids when they drive!
  • Hollywood and BitTorrent make a deal. So, when did hell freeze over?
  • Patrick's back from Baja, did he really use a digital compass?
  • MP3 players and harsh environments& and why duct tape is helpful.
  • And, as always, we answer your questions and dish out the latest news.

1/23/2008

620 


Runtime: 00:32:56



DL TV Episode 14

DL.TV Episode 14 - our first Thursday episode -  aired live at 1pm PST, on November 10th.

Here's the deets:

12/29/2007

642 


Runtime: 00:47:03



DL TV Episode 13

The live show aired on 11-8-05.
Here's the deets:

12/29/2007

661 


Runtime: 00:39:46



DL TV Episode 12

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 NevoSL: the "Ultimate Control Solution For The Networked Home," or just a super-expensive remote control?
  • Logitech's Harmony 880 Advanced Universal Remote took top honors for programmable remotes in PCMag's roundup - and it's about 550 bucks cheaper!
  • Viewer Question: Can I replace my TV with a projector?
  • Is the force with Star Wars Battlefront II? Dan Hsu from Electronic Gaming Monthly reviews the game sequel.
  • Viewer Question: Is it OK to install my copy of Windows XP more than once in my home?
    • Viewer Question: Bruce from Visalia is shopping for a GPS. Do we like TomTom's Go or Garmin's StreetPilot better?  
    • We love the TomTom... but read Get There From Here for all the info on latest GPS offerings for your car from Garmin, TomTom and Magellan.
    • Robert says don't forget GPS options for your notebook... we'll have a roundup on those soon!

12/29/2007

612 


Runtime: 00:46:13



DL TV Episode 11

DL.TV Episode 11 aired live on 10-25-05.

Here's the deets:

12/29/2007

614 


Runtime: 00:38:19



DL TV Episode 10

Here's the deets

 


  • Tyler Kovacs, CTO of Zvents talks us thu AJAX, Ruby on Rails, how they relate (AJAX on Rails) and why they're the biggest buzzwords on the web right now.
  • Wondering if you've ever seen AJAX in action? Try www.start.com, Google Maps, or Netvibes. Or Zvents
  • Dana Jongewaard tells us why The Sims 2 on PS2 doesn't measure up to the PC version.
  • MS dropped a new Windows Vista beta yesterday.  PCMag shared tonsof new Windows Vista screenshots with us..
  • Viewer Question: the pros and cons of hosting a webserver over your home broadband line.
  • 50,000 folks showed up for the DigitalLife event last weekend. Jim Louderback shows us the niftiest stuff there.
  • Viewer Question: Robert explains why waiting for HD-DVD or Blu-Ray, might be a bad idea if you need dual layer DVD data storage now.


12/29/2007

617 


Runtime: 00:47:43



DL TV Episode 9

Joe Rybicki of Official Playstation Magazine joined hosts Patrick Norton and Robert Heron on the 9th episode of DigitalLife TV!

 

 

Here's the deets:

 


  • Stanford Racing wins the DARPA Grand Challenge! ExtremeCyborg sent a reporter down to cover the race

  • Jim from Singapore Wants to know if broadband boosters that "decrease latency" work?

  • Do you live for SMS? We looked at LG's VX9800. It might be your perfect phone, at least if you want a keyboard, stereo speakes and a big screen. Patrick showed off the QWERTY keyboard in action, along with Verizon's VCast video, and talked about the problems of browsing the web on a phone, even over the fairly fast EVDO network.

  • Wondering what PS2 users in Japan live for? Simulations like Guitar Hero Joe Rybicki, from Official PlayStation Magazine, brought the game in and showed us why it got a 9.8 out of 10.

  • You've sent us a ton of HDTV questions... Robert's got answers on the show!
  • Joel from Pittsburgh PA asks...
    I was wondering since my computer monitor has a resolution of 1280x768, would the picture be similar to what you would see on a 720i/p HDTV?
  • Ismael, from Queens, NY asks...
    I was wondering what the cheapest way to 720p is? Flat, Tube, Rear
    projection, front projection?
  • Jeff, from Elkhorn, Wisconsin asks...
    Is there a noticable difference between 720p and 1080p?

  • Tip of the hat to PCMag.com for putting free antispyware and free antivirus tools thru the lab wringer. Like free software? Check out Free Software: Good, For Nothing
  • Robert's "most highly recommended tool" for beating back spyware is SpywareBlaster (works with all popular browsers; no program to run in the background; easy to use): You have to purchase the software for autoupdates, and the free version requires manual updating. (They also offer a new tool for analyzing EULAs for interesting words and phrases.)

12/29/2007

630 


Runtime: 00:52:11



DL TV Episode 8

Lance Ulanoff of PC Magazine got us up to speed on the DARPA challenge, right after Jim Louderback fired up his homemade NAS on the 8th Episode of  DL.TV. Patrick Norton and Robert Heron hosted the show.

Here's the deets:

12/29/2007

748 


Runtime: 00:44:17



DL TV Episode 7

Jim Louderback joined us on the seventh episode of DL.TV and brought in some inexpensive, but not necessarily cheap, DVD players. Later, Jason Cross gave us the story on ATI's new Crossfire cards, and Dan Hsu from Electronic Gaming Monthly compared the Sony PSP with the Nintendo DS. Patrick Norton and Robert Heron hosted.

Here's the deets:

Got a question? Write us an email at dl.tv@ziffdavis.com.

12/29/2007

644 


Runtime: 00:47:09



DL TV Episode 6

Patrick Norton and Robert Heron hosted our sixth episode of DigitalLife TV. Mark MacDonald, the Executive Editor of Electronic Gaming Monthly, came back from the Tokyo Game Show to give us his review of the Nintendo Revolution controller. 

Here's the deets:

12/29/2007

665 


Runtime: 00:59:10



DL TV Episode 5

Here's the deets:

  • The iPod nano rules, at least if you don't want FM or a built in recorder. PCMag's review is most excellent.
  • BRIAN FROM TROY, New York saw our review of the $99 Dell 1100 laser printer last week and aks "Do you have to order replacement toner from Dell for the 1100, or can you get it from major retailers?" From what the propaganda inside the 1100 printer drivers says, Dell is the only source for the toner cartridges.
  • Nahid from Brampton, Ontario tipped us off to the Samsung ML-2010. No restrictions on where you buy toner. Available for under $100 if you shop carefully (and don't mind rebates), 22 ppm engine. Rumor has it the printing isn't as good as the Dell 1100.
  • Jeremy Atkinson from ExtremeTech.com gave us the scoop on the ButtKicker Gamer, a $150 gadget to help you .... feel .... the frags.
  • We love Firefox. Firefox 1.5 BETA is out. Patrick's running it, Robert doesn't trust browser betas.
  • The current Firefox browser has a security issue with how it handles IDN (International Domain Names) that can allow a naughty site to execute a buffer overflow. You can learn more here, or go straight to the Mozilla page with the patch that disables IDN for now.
  • The beta of OpenOffice 2.0 is out. The latest version of the free office suite is heaps faster, considerably sleeker looking, and chock full of good stuff for folks that don't need to drop the cash on Microsoft Office. For a more technical intro that covers the finer points of compatibility with MS Office, check out PCMag's review
  • A combo DVD/projector? Robert Heron gave Optoma's MovieTime DV10 front-projector an Editor's Choice!
  • Garnett Lee from 1UP.com gave us the scoop on three great (free!) game demos for your PC. You can download AGE OF EMPIRES 3 and F.E.A.R. now. The SERIOUS SAM II demo will go out next week!!!
  • Thinking about Windows Vista? MS just dropped a new beta. In other Vista news this week, Microsoft revealed its plans to offer 7 different versions of Vista. DVORAK mocks it better than we can and suggests Microsoft offer a porn version. 

Got a question? Send us an email at dl.tv@ziffdavis.com.

12/29/2007

831 


Runtime: 00:38:17



DL TV Episode 4

Here's the Deets:

12/29/2007

636 


Runtime: 00:39:32



DL TV Episode 3

Sam Kennedy from 1up.com joined Loyd Case from ExtremeTech, Robert Heron from PC Magazine, and Patrick Norton on our third episode of DL.TV.

Here's the deets:

12/29/2007

649 


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DL TV Episode 2

Kevin Rose joined Patrick Norton on our second episode of DL.TV.
 

 

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DL TV Episode 1

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 least by Wednesday morning after the show. (Hey, encoding a 45 minute show takes some time!)

Our next live show is Tuesday, August 25th, 9pm eastern, 6pm pacific. We're looking for tech questions to answer on the show, so if you have one, email us at dl.tv@ziffdavis.com.


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