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"This Old Nerd" shows you how you can have the most tech-forward house on the block if you're willing to do it yourself. Watch. Learn. Build.This feed works well on AppleTVs and TiVos.

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"This Old Nerd" shows you how you can have the most tech-forward house on the block if you're willing to do it yourself. Watch. Learn. Build.This feed works well on AppleTVs and TiVos.

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This Old Nerd (HD M4V)

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"This Old Nerd" shows you how you can have the most tech-forward house on the block if you're willing to do it yourself. Watch. Learn. Build.This feed works well on AppleTVs and TiVos.

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Home Theater Components: The Epic Setup

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Last time, we wall mounted our television. This time, find out what components power our home theater. Come join us for our season finale!

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Sep 25 2011

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Wall mounting a flat-panel TV

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Time to get the home theater re-started! The #1 thing on our list was wall mounting our new HDTV. However, we got a couple of professionals to install the TV and give us some insights on what you should know if you want to attempt this yourself.

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Note: Other downloadable versions are coming soon. Changes to our preferred hosting services will delay downloads of the HD (mp4) and SD versions.

Sep 01 2011

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Fitness Technology

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Being a nerd, old or young, requires you to put yourself in some weird positions. We’ve been in cramped attics, under desks, roofs and all kinds of places and that requires some fitness. Today we took a look at some low tech solutions that work best for us.

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Aug 17 2011

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Wirelessly sync photos & videos with an iOS device without iCloud

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Live and learn. My wife almost lost all of her pictures of our kid due to a lack of syncing her iPhone. So, since she’s married to “This Old Nerd,” we fixed it and made it an episode. Learn how to wirelessly sync your photos and videos before iOS 5 is officially released.

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Aug 07 2011

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Hack the Nintendo Wii

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We go in-depth on how to hack the Nintendo Wii. Considering a brand new Wii is expected in 2012, there hasn’t been a better time to try this out. Rob Borgesi hosts this super-sized episode.

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Jul 31 2011

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Access your home media server from anywhere

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We built a home media server with our movies and music, but we wanted to access that content everywhere. So, we tried out a whole bunch of services like ZumoCast, Air Video, Audiogalaxy, and Orb. Find out which ones worked best for us.

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Jul 21 2011

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Setting up a home network

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We need to get our new house up to speed and that means we need a wired home network. Today’s episode shows you how to make your own ethernet cables, how to attach ethernet to keystones for a great finished look in your home and more.

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Jul 14 2011

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Get free HDTV using an over-the-air antenna

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We’re in a brand new house, so we’ve got to start all over again. This time, we’re sticking to our cord cutting ways by installing a new over-the-air antenna using some old and new tricks.

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Jul 07 2011

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Livestreaming from your car

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This time, we’re showing you how you can set up a livestream from you car while being able to hear a chat room so you can interact while you drive. An odd project, but one we did in real life. Why would anyone do this? Because they can.

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Jun 30 2011

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Living without a cell phone: The Road Test

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Last season, we ditched a cell phone for a MiFi plus an iPod Touch and we’ve been living with that set up for months. Is it possible to live without a cell phone in this day and age? Find out in this episode of “This Old Nerd.”

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Related Episode: 08: How to ditch your phone but stay connected

Jun 23 2011

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016: How to build a PC with HotHardware

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Marco Chiappetta of HotHardware.com shows us how to build a PC from
the ground up in this super-sized episode of This Old Nerd (over 30 minutes!).

A big thank you to HotHardware.com and Marco for being on the show.

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Feb 24 2011

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015: Unleashing Your Router

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Today we have Robert Borgesi guest-hosting in the most intense episode of This Old Nerd where he shows you how to unleash the power of your router using DD-WRT. In particular, you’ll learn how to create a wireless repeater-bridge.

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Feb 17 2011

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014: Front-Ends: What I Actually Use

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After our front-end series, I wanted to show you what I actually use from day to day. This was originally planned to be an online exclusive, but we wanted all of you to watch.

We’ve got 2 more season 1 episodes left. Season 2 is in the works (it’s a long story).

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Feb 06 2011

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Scheduling Update

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We wanted to give you a quick update on our schedule. Two new episodes are coming in January 2011 and a new season begins in February with regular weekly episodes. Thanks for watching!

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Jan 01 2011

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Outtake Special

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Nope, doing a show isn’t easy. In fact, “This Old Nerd” makes lots of mistakes. With the end of the year looming, we’ve collected some of our favorite outtakes for you.

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Dec 19 2010

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13: Sell or donate your gadgets

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To stay on the cutting edge of technology, you can use your old gadgets to fund your new gadgets. Find out the best practices to use when you’re looking to ladder your technology. Also, in the holiday spirit, we’ve also included information on how you can help spread technology to those less fortunate.

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Dec 09 2010

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12: Front-ends for your media server: Video Game Systems

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Find out how to access your media server using your XBox 360 and Sony PS3. It’s actually easier than you think. Sit back and enjoy our final installment of our front-end series. Next week, something completely different.

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Dec 04 2010

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11: Front-ends for your media server: Set-Top Boxes

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You built your media server and now you want to access it in your living room? Do you buy another computer? Nope. Try a set-top box instead. In this episode, we look at three different set-top box solutions to access your media server.

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Nov 26 2010

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10: Front-ends for your media server: Windows

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Today we’re covering how to access your media server using Windows front-end software. We check out MediaPortal, XBMC (formerly known as “Xbox Media Center”), and Microsoft’s own Windows Media Center. If you’d like to see what we thought about Boxee, check out our Mac front-end episode here.

Also, don’t forget that we’ve got a great deal with Drobo. Use the code “THISOLDNERD” to buy a Drobo at DroboStore.com you can save some serious money.

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Nov 18 2010

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09: Front-ends for your media server: Mac OS X

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So you built a media server that has all your content. Today, we cover how to access your server using front-ends for Mac OS X. Windows users, don’t miss this episode because we also talk about the cross-platform Boxee.

Find out which one is the best for you in this round-up. Also, don’t forget that if you use the code “THISOLDNERD” to buy a Drobo at DroboStore.com you can save some serious money!

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Nov 11 2010

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