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Special Edition Podcast

Interview with Clint DeBoer of AudioHolics. Discussion of Lexicon $3500 Blu Ray player

It's an Oppo BDP-83. Normally we'd launch into a statement like this with more tact. We may, for example, wax eloquent about the Lexicon BD-30's beautiful chassis or it's billet aluminum front face. We could tell you about the heft of the unit, or the fact that comes double boxed with enough padding to warrant throwing it off the FedEx or UPS truck while it's still moving. While all of that is true, the Lexicon BD-30 is still an Oppo BDP-83 Blu-ray Player. And what's more, it's not just using the same parts - they actually stuck the player inside - chassis and all. This would be OK, were it not for the $3000 premium and THX certification. As Sherlock Holmes would say: The game is afoot! Entire Article...

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Podcast #408: CES Roundup

We decided to once again make the trek out to Las Vegas to get our own impression of all the hype coming out of CES.  We didn't go last year, and we missed it a little, so we had to go this year.  By far the biggest theme of the show this year was 3D.  Some of what we saw was really good, some was really bad and of course some was just downright strange.

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Podcast #407: Preview of CES 2010

We know its kind of late to be talking about what we expect to see at CES since there is only two days left of the show, but what the heck. Here we go!

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Podcast #406: Predictions for 2010

Each year we try to look into the future and predict the state of the industry. The last few years we have been about 30% accurate but that doesn't stop us from trying. With technology moving so fast its difficult to know where its going to end up in just one year but its still fun to try!

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Episode #2: AV After Dark 

Thanks for listening and everyone have a happy New Year. You can find AV Rant at We really enjoy these collaborations and hope you do too. Thanks to listener Ted for both the Intro and Outro music. Check out more of his work at

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Podcast #405: Listener Q & A

Merry Christmas to all and to all another HDTV Podcast episode.  May your tree be full of gifts to help you enjoy HDTV and Home Theater even more this coming year and may your stocking overflow with great gadgets.

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