Mailbag: Please do a simple
Mailbag: Please do a simple
4:56

Mailbag: Please do a simple

Culture
[ Music ] ^M00:00:05 >> Hey everyone. I'm Molly Wood and welcome to the CNET Mailbag, the show where we take your feedback and answer your questions about the stuff we're doing here at CNET. So I got a little confused last week about our HD download rollout. It turns out that some of the downloads people got in HD were not supposed to be available in HD because we weren't really starting our HD downloads until this week. So if you went looking for some, and you didn't find them -- ha, ha, my bad. And speaking of HD, Peter from Norway wrote in to say, "Hi guys. I totally love you, but hey, what's up with the HD? It's may be a good thing, but think user perspective. I'm not quite sure, but I think that a lot of people watching CNET TV directly from iTunes on their computers. There is no need for HD in there, especially for those with old computers, like me, having trouble viewing your podcasts since my computer can't handle it. It's a terrible disaster watching those videoees in iTunes. And even if DLC works fine, that's outrange. Or even those who watch CNET TV on their iPods. What the heck do those people need HD for? Please do it simple. Just make a RSS feed for CNET TV without the HD quality, and with a HD quality, and we could save a lot of troubles and a lot of download time. I still love you. As long." Well, Peter, you can keep on loving us because that's the plan. HD video is not supported on a lot of computers or on iPods or the iPod Touch or the iPhone or Apple TV. We got a lot of email about this. And I am happy to say that yes, we will be delivering a standard definition feed and a high definition feed so you can pick your poison because we aim to please. Sorry about the confusion there. Maybe you should email Apple though, and tell them to support some higher resolutions. Tom from Sweden had a note for our Tom about some of our recent changes. "To Tom Merritt. Okay, that's it. I just watched the CNET Top Five most popular search terms from 8/27. I can live with the new graphics and the changed intro music, but dude, you just walked in from the right. Not okay. Any new CBS rules preventing the classic entering from below?" Tom, Sweden. "PS - I just noticed that you also did it on the 7/31. Was that just a rehearsal for the new rules?" Okay guys, come on. A redesign like CNET just pulled off. That takes like a year or more of planning. You really think CBS bought us, redesigned us in a month, and then made Tom walk in from the right? No, no, no, no. But they did give us new email addresses. That was exciting. Okay, speaking of complaints, David from Florida said, "If I see that freaking cell phone talk one more time, I think I will explode or stop watching CNET, whichever comes first. I am majoring in advertising, and I tell you that I have had enough of that monotonous, annoying ad. Thank you, and I enjoy your content. Just please give us a different ad." I know. I'm sorry. We try. I swear. Maybe CBS can help us fix that one. Moving along, Heliose [assumed spelling] wrote in, and he does not love our new redesign, but he does have some funny thoughts about Mark Licea. "Loaded Mark is awesome. I hope he gets something to do in front of the camera when Natali gets back, just not Loaded. He picked up way to many gestures and mannerisms from Natali, and there can only be one Natali. Love the shows." A lot of people pointed out that Mark has some of Natali's moves. So we did a little side-by-side comparison, and... [ Sound effect ] ^M00:03:25 [ Mark Licea and Natali Del Conte crosstalk ] ^M00:03:44 [ Beeping sound ] ^M00:03:47 >> Wow. Maybe they were separated at birth. And now for the nicest email ever. "Hey Molly. Just wanted to give a virtual pat on the back for the great work you do and to say thank you. My fiance, Elizabeth, and I have enjoyed listening and watching you over the years. The fun you bring to the CNET content allows me to hear Elizabeth's laugh even more than usual. And nothing makes me happier than when I hear the joyful laugh of someone I care about. Thanks for making that happen. Keep up the great work. Please pass along a virtual pat on the back to the rest of CNET crew for their hard work. Cheers, Kev." Kev, I totally teared up a little bit the first time I read that. So sweet. And finally, last week Chris asked if we could make Brian Tong do the running man while texting on his phone. Chris, hold on to your hat. ^M00:04:33 [ Music ] ^M00:04:42 And that's it for this week, everyone. Keep that feedback coming, mailbag@cnet.com, or send me a postcard. 235 Second Street, San Francisco, California, 94105. See you next week. ^M00:04:51 [ Music ]

Up Next

Mailbag: This is the end
mb_020910.jpg

Up Next

Mailbag: This is the end

The CNET River: all CNET, all in one place
mb_020210.jpg

The CNET River: all CNET, all in one place

Mailbag has a nerd party
mb_012610.jpg

Mailbag has a nerd party

Letter of the year, 2009
mb_LOTY09.jpg

Letter of the year, 2009

E-mails from the Grinch
mb_121509.jpg

E-mails from the Grinch

Announcing CNET Scan and Shop for Droid
mb_120809.jpg

Announcing CNET Scan and Shop for Droid

Mailbag Thanksgiving lovermail special
mb_112409.jpg

Mailbag Thanksgiving lovermail special

I'm not a doctor, but...
mb_110309.jpg

I'm not a doctor, but...

iPhone vs. Droid Prizefight: Rigged!?
mb111709720.jpg

iPhone vs. Droid Prizefight: Rigged!?

CNET TV, now in more def
mb_111009.jpg

CNET TV, now in more def

Tech Shows

The Apple Core
apple-core.png

The Apple Core

Alphabet City
alphabet-city.png

Alphabet City

CNET Top 5
top-5.png

CNET Top 5

The Daily Charge
the-daily-charge.png

The Daily Charge

What the Future
what-the-future.png

What the Future

Tech Today
tech-today.png

Tech Today

Cooley On Cars
on-cars.png

Cooley On Cars

Carfection
carfection.png

Carfection

Latest News

Everything Announced at Microsoft Build 2024
240521-site-microsoft-build-supercut-thumbnail

Everything Announced at Microsoft Build 2024

Sonos Ace Headphones Get Set to Take on the AirPods Max (First Look)
240520-site-sonos-headphones-4

Sonos Ace Headphones Get Set to Take on the AirPods Max (First Look)

Microsoft Announces First Surface Copilot Plus PCs Powered by Qualcomm
240520-site-microsoft-reax-2

Microsoft Announces First Surface Copilot Plus PCs Powered by Qualcomm

Everything Announced at Microsoft's Surface Copilot Plus PC Event
microsoft-event-5-20-24-20-may-2024-02-00-39-pm-00-08-21-09-still001

Everything Announced at Microsoft's Surface Copilot Plus PC Event

Android 15: See New Features in Action
yt-android-15-clean-1

Android 15: See New Features in Action

If Apple Makes Siri Like ChatGPT or Gemini, I'm Done
240516-site-hey-siri-lets-talk

If Apple Makes Siri Like ChatGPT or Gemini, I'm Done

Bose SoundLink Max Review: How Does It Compare to the Cheaper SoundLink Flex?
240514-site-bose-soundlink-max-2

Bose SoundLink Max Review: How Does It Compare to the Cheaper SoundLink Flex?

Hands-On With Huawei's Pura 70 Ultra
240515-winged-pura-70-ultra-00-01-30-05-still001.jpg

Hands-On With Huawei's Pura 70 Ultra

I Tried Three Fitness Apps to Help My Postpartum Recovery
cs-ai-coaching-seq-00-07-22-19-still001

I Tried Three Fitness Apps to Help My Postpartum Recovery

How Many Times Did Google Say AI at I/O 2024?
Every AI Thumbnail

How Many Times Did Google Say AI at I/O 2024?