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1×09 hellyeah! show: the home theater episode

In this theatrical episode of the hellyeah! show, we discuss the new line of Kindles, Emory rants about his local bookstore, and we discuss all things home theater: universal remotes, cable management, TiVo, XBMC, and 3D TV.

Check out the show notes after the break…

news flash: Kindles!

  • we were largely right
  • basic Kindle for $109
  • Kindle Touch for $139
  • Kindle Touch 3G for $189
  • Kindle Keyboard for $139
  • Kindle Keyboard 3G for $189
  • Kindle Fire for $199, available November 15
    • 7” multi-touch display
    • Amazon-branded OS, but you can root it
    • Amazon Silk for web browsing
    • cloud services up the wazoo
  • “Kindle with special offers” is annoying
  • Alan bought a basic Kindle last week and likes it

universal remotes

  • Logitech Harmony

cable/accessory management


  • how it has evolved
  • dual over-the-air QAM tuner
  • easily expandable storage
    • Western Digital My DVR Expander 500 GB/1 TB eSATA hard drive


  • great couch media interface
  • apps for your television
  • works great on an HTPC


  • don’t buy into it
  • it will be gone or drastically transformed soon


Alan would like to know what we're telling them this week.


    • Thanks for the tip, Brad! This is a really interesting story, and I think everyone should take a few minutes to consider what they would think if their Government got to thumb through their address books to discover relationships between who you know and who you interact with. End users can’t exactly dictate who is allowed to send them email, either. Maybe it’s time for the anonymous remailers of yesteryear to become fashionable again?

      I am glad you enjoy our podcast, thank you for taking the time to tell us!

      (oh, also, we’ve been discussing what episodes of shows to watch and discuss and I think we’re going to be leaning towards “Best-Ofs” rather than an entire show in serial. Maybe I can come up with the “Best-Of Deanna’s Hypnotoe” playlist or something?)

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