CNET on your big screen TVThis week, your postcards and letters finally get top billing on the Mailbag. Plus: a cool TiVo announcement.
Hello, everyone! I�m Molly Wood and welcome to the CNET Mailbag, the show where I always ask you to send me snail mail and then I never read it on the show! That�s because I�ve been saving it all up � for a snail mail special. I�ve got a nice little stack of letters and postcards to run through today, and a few email questions to answer, too. Let�s get started with a postcard from Luxembourg! Danny writes to say �I�m a big fan of CNET. I�m Filipino and me and my wife live here. I�d just like to say that I enjoy CNET a lot, esp you, Jasmine France (hot!) and the rest of the crew.� Thanks, Danny. Luxembourg looks lovely. Joanne a.k.a engnr_chik writes to say, �since I send you a card from the Big Island last year, I thought I would continue the tradition from Maui. The weather is fine and the snorkeling is great.� Heh. Thanks. Meanie. I also got this anonymous postcard, which says only, �Hello from Japan!� Hello, Japan! And Graham says, �Ni hao! I picked this up in Xi�an last year. Congratulations on BOL�s 1000 Episode! I wish I could be there, but my fianc� and I will return from China on the 22nd. She even lives in Petaluma! Terrible timing! I enjoy the CNET video podcasts especially since China does not block them anymore.� Ok, here�s how long it takes a postcard to get here from China. He says they�ll return on the 22nd � and he means, of JUNE, since that�s when the BOL 1000th episode was. And I got this postcard on August 7th. Wow. Welcome home, Graham! And finally, Austin sent me this letter with a note on the envelope that says, �This is the spelling misstate/mess-ups that were not our faults. Hope to see this on your show.� And there�s a picture here that says, I finally realized, �cnet is my faveorite� � I think he might have the pipe in the wrong place, but that�s a pretty cool like, potato word. And then he mailed what I assume is an autocorrect submission, but it has a bad word in it. I love snail mail. Thanks, Austin! Ok, moving on to your emails. Kathryn gives me a nice opening into announcing a cool new feature for you � she says: OMG!! I love I can now set up season passes on my tivo for all the cnet shows I love. Now cnet tv can be on my tv and not on my sad 9 inch netbook screen. Thanks CNET :) That�s right, you can now get CNET TV video through your TiVo. To find it, press the TiVo button, and scroll down to Video on Demand. Choose �Browse Web Videos,� and you can cruise up and down the list of titles until you find CNET. Then just start picking shows. I also host a weekly wrap-up called CNET TV Tech Weekly, where I choose cool First Looks and other video, and you should totally subscribe to that, too! It�s excellent. I think. And finally, at long last, some lovermail for me. Tyler writes to say: As a long-time listener of Buzz Out Loud, (since about episode #200), I have heard you mention the Gadgettes podcast many times. However, I was never really that interested in it. I decided to give it a shot, and listened to several episodes today. I can safely say that you and Kelly are some of the wittiest tech people in podcasting, I was literally laughing out loud. Everyone should listen to Gadgettes! Thanks for the great info, and for the laughs! Awesome, Tyler. Thank you. See? Stop resisting, everyone. Gadgettes: it�s not just for girls! And that�s it for this week, everyone! Keep the feedback and questions coming! Email me at Mailbag@cnet.com, or send your snail mail to 235 2nd St., San Francisco, CA, 94105. Thanks for watching, everyone.