This Old Nerd (SD)

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This Old Nerd (SD)


"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. This is the mp4 SD version of the show.



Home Theater Components: The Epic Setup

Sep 26, 2011


Last time, we wall mounted our television. This time, find out what components power our home theater. Come join us for our season finale! Download: HD (m4v) | HD (mp4) | SD (mp4) | Tiny (mp4)

Wall mounting a flat-panel TV

Sep 2, 2011


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. Download: HD (m4v) | HD (mp4) | SD […]

Fitness Technology

Aug 18, 2011



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. Download: HD (mp4) | HD (m4v) | […]

Wirelessly sync photos & videos with an iOS device without iCloud

Aug 7, 2011



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. Download: HD […]

Hack the Nintendo Wii

Jul 31, 2011



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. Download: HD (mp4) | HD (m4v) | SD (mp4) | Tiny (mp4)

Access your home media server from anywhere

Jul 21, 2011


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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. Download: HD (mp4)| HD (m4v) | SD (mp4) | Tiny (mp4)

Setting up a home network

Jul 15, 2011



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. Download: HD (mp4) | HD (m4v) | SD (mp4) […]

Get free HDTV using an over-the-air antenna

Jul 8, 2011



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. Download: HD (mp4) | HD (m4v) | SD (mp4) | Tiny (mp4)

Livestreaming from your car

Jun 30, 2011



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. Download: HD (mp4) | HD (m4v) | […]

Living without a cell phone: The Road Test

Jun 23, 2011



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.” Download: HD (mp4) | HD (mv4) | SD […]

016: How to build a PC with HotHardware

Feb 25, 2011


Marco Chiappetta of 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 and Marco for being on the show. Download: HD (mp4) | HD (m4v) | SD (mp4) | Tiny (mp4)

015: Unleashing Your Router

Feb 17, 2011


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. Download: HD (mp4) | HD (m4v) | SD (mp4) | Tiny (mp4)

014: Front-Ends: What I Actually Use

Feb 7, 2011


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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). Download: HD (mp4) […]

Scheduling Update

Jan 1, 2011



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! Download: HD (mp4) | HD (m4v) | SD (mp4) | Tiny (mp4)

Outtake Special

Dec 19, 2010


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. Download:

13: Sell or donate your gadgets

Dec 9, 2010



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. Download: HD […]

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

Dec 5, 2010



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. Download: HD (mp4) | HD (m4v) | SD (mp4) | Tiny (mp4)

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

Nov 26, 2010



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. Download: HD (mp4) | HD (m4v) | SD (mp4) | Tiny (mp4)

10: Front-ends for your media server: Windows

Nov 19, 2010



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 […]

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

Nov 12, 2010



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 […]

08: How to ditch your phone but stay connected

Nov 4, 2010



Got a voice plan, data plan, texting plan, and a tethering plan? Getting overcharged with cell phone bills? Forget that. We’re going data only which means huge savings in your wallet. Don’t worry – you’ll still be able to make and receive calls and texts. How? Watch the episode. Also, we’ve got a deal with […]

07: Create great-looking video chats

Oct 28, 2010


07: Create great-looking video chats

Almost every computer and a lot of phones can do video calls. The problem is that the vast majority of people don’t know how to make their video calls look great. Today, we’ll show you the basics when it comes to creating great-looking (and great sounding) video chats. If you’re interested in just making video, […]

06: Cutting cable TV Part II: Victory!

Oct 21, 2010


We did it!

We did it! We’ve cut the cable using a combination of an over the air antenna, Hulu, a home theater PC and more. Find out what made a difference in this episode. Today, the show is “This Victorious Nerd.” Some helpful links and a deleted scene after the jump. Download: HD (mp4) | HD (m4v) […]

Coming Next Week: Cutting Cable TV Part II

Oct 14, 2010



We’re getting in some new tech to help us cut out cable. Unfortunately, that delays this week’s episode. We’ll be back next week and it will be full of win this time. Download: HD (mp4) | HD (M4V) |SD (mp4)

05: Cutting cable TV

Oct 8, 2010



Today, we try to say goodbye to cable television using a simple combo of Hulu, an HTPC, and an over-the-air antenna. How did it go? Not according to plan. Expect another attempt at an over-the-top solution soon. Download: HD (mp4) | HD (M4V) | SD (mp4)

04: Installing a home gym entertainment center

Oct 1, 2010


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So you’re getting older and you need to stay in shape. However, certain exercises can be very boring. Today’s episode shows you how to install an entertainment center in your home gym. We cover mounting a monitor to a wall, work arounds for connecting devices, building your brain power and more. Download: HD (mp4) | […]

03: Home Theater/HDMI splitting

Sep 23, 2010



This week we’re taking our home theater and duplicating it using a combination of technologies. This episode is also useful if you just want to create a long run of HDMI. Visit our store to find all the products we used to make this project work. Download: HD (mp4) | HD (M4V) |SD (mp4) HDMI […]

02: Put together a home media server

Sep 16, 2010


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Last week, we built a gigabit Ethernet network. This week, we’re putting all our pictures, music, and movies on a server and accessing everything through front end software all over the network. Download: HD (mp4) | HD (M4V) | SD (mp4)

Coming Thursday: Home Media Server

Sep 15, 2010



We just got picked up by iTunes in the New and Noteworthy section and wanted to let you know what’s coming up this week. Download: HD (MP4)| HD (m4v) | SD (iPod)

01: Set up a wired home network

Sep 3, 2010



So you’ve managed to settle down, but how’s your tech life? In the first episode of “This Old Nerd,” your host guides you through setting up a wired network in your home. Programming note: this is a sneak peek of this show. Regular weekly episodes start in second week of September. Download: HD (mp4) | […]