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Episode 003 - You can bank on this...

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Thanks for all the kind words of support, we're overwhelmed... This week we discuss Sony's DVDirect burner, online banking, and Pinnacle Studio 10. Don't forget to subscribe to the show. If you use iTunes, you can click on the link on the right. If you have any trouble viewing the flash video, make sure you have Flash 8 installed (see the link on the right). We're also looking for Videobloggers, and questions to answers in future shows. Drop us an email with the link on the right. The anti-virus software we spoke of in the show today was Avast.com


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Ian said:

This is the first time that i've watched your show and within about 10 min of watching, i was hooked. The show is very well done and is one of the most professional (if not the most professional) shows i've seen. Keep up the good work! I will definitely have your show subscribed. I will expect great things from Neo-Fight :P

Ben Fredman said:

Thanks for the kind words, Ian. Please keep watching, and I hope we can live up to your expectations...

Best,

Benjamin

Kevin_from_Akron said:

This is in regards to the emailier who asked what he should do to get his new computer ready for use. You gave some very fine suggestions, but you left out an important one. He should not use Internet Explorer but should download the latest version of Firefox. It has less headaches the IE and works flawlessly. I've used it for several years now and have been pleased with it's performance. He should also be aware not to delete IE because that will give him problems. Thanks for the very hard work on the show, and please keep on producing great quality content.

Bill said:

You guys need to check your facts on a few thngs you're saying. Generally allot of the chit-chat isn't really technical enough. And where you seek to become technical there's about a 25 to 30% error rate. Don't be afread to look up stuff on the internet to chack you facts. Have an internet connected computer with you in the studio. Then edit out mistakes and time spent looking stuff up when/if you needed to.

I understand if you want to delete this message. Crits are hard to take sometimes. Please do at least consider the message here tho.

Thanks,
Bill

Ben Fredman said:

Hi, Bill...

Not going to delete your post, but I did edit out the vulgar bits. We have a lot of young viewers.

Actually, we're trying NOT to be too technical. There are plenty of techie shows out there (check out TWIT, for instance, over at www.twit.tv). We're trying hard to be less techie and more mainstream...

Sincerely appreciate the comments, and I hope you'll continue to watch. We'll work on getting the errors down, too..

Best,

Benjamin

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Episode 002 - We're still here!

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Wow! What a week... Tons of email, lots of bandwidth. Thanks to everyone who helped to make our first show a success. And we're still here in week 2 (What staying power!) :-). Don't forget to subscribe to the show. If you use iTunes, you can click on the link on the right. If you have any trouble viewing the flash video, make sure you have Flash 8 installed (see the link on the right). We're sure there'll be a few bugs to iron out for the first few shows, so we appreciate your patience. Please DIGG this if you liked it. Thanks!


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-joe said:

Just heard you on Leo's show. I was planning this week to compress some stuff originated on film to digi-beta to DV tape and then DVD. My instructor was going to show me how he makes .flv files this week. What is the file that I first see on your page?
thanks -joe

Ben Freedman said:

Thanks for watching. The first file on the page is in FLASH format, and after that is the iPOD MPEG 4 file.

The flash format is a .swf file that is embedded in the webpage, and calls up the .flv version of the show in a player window.

Best,

Ben

Kevin_from_Akron said:

I heard about the show on Leo this last weekend. Downloaded the audio for listening at work and I loved it! Audio quality was very good! Keep up the good work!

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Episode 1 - Welcome to Neo-Fight.tv

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Welcome to our spanking new video podcast, Neo-Fight.tv. We hope you enjoy watching this show as much as we enjoyed putting it together for you. Don't forget to subscribe to the show. If you use iTunes, you can click on the link on the right. If you have any trouble viewing the flash video, make sure you have Flash 8 installed (see the link on the right). We're sure there'll be a few bugs to iron out for the first few shows, so we appreciate your patience. See you Mondays....

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About Us

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About Ben Freedman:


BenBen Freedman moved to the USA in 1996, after a security software company in which he was a partner was acquired by McAfee, the Anti-Virus folks. After this, and a short stint in Mexico working as a SCUBA instructor, Ben founded a telecommunications firm specializing in VoIP. When that was acquired in 2005, Ben began to look for other pursuits. Ben currently owns Roo Productions, a content creation firm that specialized in compression for the Internet. But above all of this, Ben is a huge techno-geek, and his love for something is often based on how many LEDs it has. Having said that, Ben is one of the few 'geeks' who understands that not everyone shares his love for tech for tech's sake, and that some people actually want products that really make life better. And so, to this end, balancing Ben's 'over-the-top' techie nature is his partner on the show, Tiffany Young...


About Tiffany Young:


TiffTiffany Young was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska and move to Arizona in 1995 to finish college and work in her family owned infrastructure construction company. After receiving a BA in communications and obtaining an engineering license Tiffany began working full time in the company and quickly realized the practicality of having technology that works. Throughout the years, Tiffany has been experimenting with computers and gadgets always looking for a practical and simple personal and business solutions in technology. Although Tiffany shares an appreciation with Ben on cutting edge technology, experience has taught Tiffany that "cool" technology is not always "practical" technology and that is where "Ben-the-'over-the-top'-techie" and "Tiffany-the-'self-proclaimed-work-smarter'-techie" often disagree.


Ben can be reached at ben@neo-fight.tv. Tiffany can be reached at tiff@neo-fight.tv

17 Comments

ken klarfeld said:

Wow! Great show. After watching I am going to try Google earth and picasso. Can't wait till next week.

Richard Clark said:

Ben and Tiffany - great first show. I'd enjoy seeing an eval of Yahoo's free software "flickr" on one of your shows.

Regards,
Richard Clark

Dr. J said:

Hi there- interesting show- please post an audio only feed in iTunes and I'm in!

Best,

J

Ben Fredman said:

Howdy...

You can subscribe to the audio-only feed by clicking here.

Best,

Benjamin

Craig said:

Wow--great job you two! Just saw my first episode about the Archos 700, DVD shrink, etc. Excellent tips and evaluations; very professional, plus good sound and video. I discovered your show because of your phone-in on KFI Tech Guy or TWIT, I forget which. I wish you success—nice show!

TabathaOster said:

Awesome blog. Peace out until next time TabathaOster

Joe said:

Good audio and video. I watched episode 8. It's always nice to hear people thoughts on a particular product but if your going to focus on reviewing technology then at least familiarize yourselves with the product and technology. You don't have to be technical but you should know at least something. For example in your review of the HP dv8000: to not know the difference between gloss and matte screens even though HP clearly explains the difference throughout their website(glossy gives a sharper more vibrant picture) is inexcusable. You should also understand that just because your reviewed model doesn't come with a built-in TV tuner or other components you wish it had, doesn't mean that HP doesn't sell those features as an additional option. If you plan on reviewing technology you dont have to be an expert in it but you should at least learn the basics before you open your mouths.

Ben Fredman said:

Thanks for the constructive comments. To answer some of your points: Yes, there are other options you can get from HP, but we have to go with the unit that was shipped to us, and with the price given. There are other models available with different options, but you often have to remove some of the options they sent to us to get those other options. Additionally, although HP says the glossy gives a sharper picture, we've heard conflicting arguments from different sources. It's certainly a popular theory, but hardly unchallenged.

Finally, I agree, we should know more than we do about the products, but unlike most techno shows, we try to present things from the POV of the average buyer, not the 'techno-geek'. Tiff will not always ready through pages of specs on each product to find out why a feature is a certain way, and if she wouldn't, it probably means most viewers wouldn't either. We try the products that are sent, and offer our opinions. Hey... we're not CNet, and since the whole show, staff and crew is just 2 people, I think we do the best we can.

I do appreciate your comments, and I hope you'll continue to watch.

Best,

Benjamin

Frank said:

Hi Ben & Tiffany! Everyone I have directed here really digs the show - great work! We applaud the entrepreneurial spirit and great idea. I'm very proud to be a sponsor!

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Sunshy said:

Hey Ben, nice site. Thanks for doing all the research for us!

Samuel said:

Hey, I have been watching your show for some time now, and I have to say that I thoroughly enjoy the reviews every week. Unlike the monotone reviews, you guys present the products in a fun and interesting way.

Thanks,
agsamuel

Samuel said:

Hey, I have been watching your show for some time now, and I have to say that I have thoroughly enjoyed the reviews each week. Unlike the monotone review, you guys present the products in a fun and entertaining way.

Thanks,
agsamuel

Eddie P said:

I ak so excited tosay I know you. I am equally excited to see the fun one can have with WII. I will own one now. Love ya!

Eddie P
Anchorage, Alaska

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