All I Want for Christmas v3, by MissingRemote Staff
Now 3 years strong, our tradition continues. In the first year of our list, we saw some good, some bad ideas. Year two was a lot of the same. Let's see how everyone feels about our staff's wish list for 2011 Christmas time!
Andrew van Til (Babgvant)
In my case it reads a little better backwards
- The AVR-3311 didn't find its way under the tree last year (or the months that followed), mostly because with the the AVR-1909 still performing well it was smarter to add surround sound to the secondary viewing location via Mike's choice - the Yamaha YSP-2200. With more 3D Blu-ray titles trickling out, and my kid's increasing demands to "watch it in 3D" it's getting more cumbersome to connect up another HDMI cable to the TV on movie night so I'm hoping to solve the HDMI 1.4 problem this year.
- For that reason my wish list is just getting a number bump to the 125W Denon AVR-3312. With support for Audyssey MultEQ XT, 0.05% THD, and built in Ethernet providing IP control, firmware updates, DLNA and access to some audio over the top services it's has all of the good stuff that put the AVR-3311 on last year's. Adding in an extra HDMI port and a slightly more modern look; I can't complain too much about the wait.
George Schmauch (Skirge01)
Last year, I asked dear, old Santa for the complete series of Rome on Blu-ray. I apparently was on the naughty list (my sources say multiple times), so I wound up with a lump of coal instead. Truth be told, it was simply too expensive at ~$90. Even at the current $75 price point, I find it difficult to justify. I will see this series eventually, though!
This Christmas, I'm looking for a double-play of not one, but two SSD's. Specifically, I'm looking at the speedyOCZ Vertex 2 120GB model for my HTPC client, so that resuming Windows is nearly instantaneous and launching SageTV will be equally as fast. However, in order to ensure SageTV is as fast as can possibly be, I also want a super-sonic OCZ Vertex 3 240GB (Max IOPS) model for use in my server. This will also assist with my virtualization plans, detailed in a recent blog. Please, Santa? I was good this year. I swear!
I'm the last of a dying breed as I insist on having a physical querty keyboard on my phone. Although it's embarrassing to admit, I'm still hanging on to my HTC Tilt 2 running WM 6.5! But the fact my Tilt 2 can tether as a WiFi router without paying an extra $20/mo makes it a little harder to let go and AT&T (and others) have figured out how to block or detect this on the newer operating systems.