High Definition at the Scoble Pad

Robert with his 60" HDTV

Last night, Robert showed his 60″ Sony High Def projection LCD while enjoying a glass of red to Shel our wives and I. Of course, Shel and I used this is a springboard to convince our wives how our lives are somehow incomplete without one. The clarity of the image is just amazing. Interesting to note that Robert has a Polk speaker setup (as do I).

We were watching Mark Cuban’s HDTV channel on Direct TV, Mark’s recently been discussing what should lead, Internet or TV. At one point the AVN footage came up from Vegas, since we were waaay to busy working at Bloghaus, it was interesting to watch from afar. Yes, really interesting. Not to worry, our wives were there to kick, pinch, slap us.

Quite a bit of Robert’s content is being recorded in High Definition, and with IPTV slowly peeking it’s beak out, I know good things will come. I’m predicting a marriage of the Internet and TV into some new type of tool that will have the benefits of all.

Of course, I teased Robert a bit about his post yesterday, I told him he had so many updates he “should have just published a wiki” so everyone could correct him.

I must add that Maryam is a wonderful hostess and cook, excellent salmon and chicken! I told her that her latest post was pretty funny. Shel brought a very nice bottle 2001 Cab over from Silver Oak winery, it was a great wine, had a smoky woodsy taste to it. The interesting thing is, he had stocked up on a few of those bottles before they became popular or expensive. This man knows potential when he sees it. We were also expecting the Citizens but they couldn’t make it, next time for sure.

Maryam, Robert, thanks for being great hosts, Shel, Paula, wonderful wine and brownies. It seems like we all run into each other quite a bit. I’ll be in Miami with Shel in two week at the WeMedia conference, we’re hosting yet another blogger dinner.

(I owe an apology to someone! I was not able to make another event, and I feel pretty bad. Sorry man, I’ll make it up to you next time!)

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Update: Funny Conversation

I just ‘casually’ asked my wife:
“Since Robert has an HD, and since we do so much video at PodTech we should probally get one for home. don’t you think?”

She said:
“Tell John to get you one”

Dang, I never win, ha!

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  • What I enjoyed last night is to see how happy both you and Robert have become since getting paroled from your respective enterprise positions. I was glad to hear how well PodTech is doing. It sounds like you have a very bright future.

  • Hey Jeremiah,

    We were bummed that we couldn’t make it last night — I’m sure it would have been a great time. Tara was home sick though and I had the special privilege of taking care of her. 😉

    Perhaps next time!

  • Jon

    Sounds like a good fun time had by all!
    It would be great to have a post on what systems people are running – I’m sure people would be interested – what screen, what source, even cables!

  • JO, Calling Silver Oak a Cabernet is redundant….it’s all they have ever made. That is the Alex which is different from the Napa. Now if he had brought the Napa, you would have been considered a very good friend. Since it was just the Alex, he just likes you alot! God I love that wine. I had a chuckle to the fact that the commercial on the 60″ TV is that of the parody of Back To The Future although it could be Einstein. LOL


  • Shel, I can’t wait to be an independent consultant and author like you. Thanks for those nice thoughts.

    Chris, Yes, next time, hope your efforts were appreciated and helped Tara to feel better!

  • Jon, I’m not a big audiophile, I’ve got the basics, but I just buy ‘middle of the road’.

    Jim, thanks, I’m sort of new to these fine wines. It’s the taste that I like.

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  • Jon

    Sounds like a good fun time had by all!
    It would be great to have a post on what systems people are running – I'm sure people would be interested – what screen, what source, even cables!

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