What You Know About Downtown Las Vegas is (Probably) Wrong – Living in Las Vegas Podcast #215

Quick chat: Happy Birthday, Heather. Roku is up! Guitjazzathon on iTunes, Spotify, and Google Play. A lesson in media training. Scott’s acrobatics are amazing. Downtown Las Vegas quiz. Eating Pizza (delivery, lunch, fancy). Have a Drink on Me. Listener Email. Show notes:

Have a Drink on ME!


Guess the NAME OF THE BAR where Scott took this picture. One random winner will be selected from all the correct answers. Hints included in episode. Winner receives a drink from Scott OR a GROOVY CD OR a Vegas Video Network visor!

** Send your answer to [email protected] **

WINNER: Glenn Santa
LOCATION: Peppermill Fireside Lounge



What You Know About Downtown Las Vegas is (Probably) Wrong – Living in Las Vegas Podcast #215 [audio]

Quick chat: Happy Birthday, Heather. Roku is up! Guitjazzathon on iTunes, Spotify, and Google Play. A lesson in media training. Scott’s acrobatics are amazing. Downtown Las Vegas quiz. Eating Pizza (delivery, lunch, fancy). Have a Drink on Me. Listener Email. (Be sure to check out the opening video. . .HI-LAR-IOUS!)


Roku Channel Problem. . .and Fix

roku-logoHey, All.

After the most recent upgraded to WordPress 4.2.2, we discovered our Roku channel stopped properly displaying all our video on demand content. After a longer-than-I’d-like process of taking care of this issue, we have it fixed. HOWEVER, we had to submit a new “package” to Roku, which will take up to TWO WEEKS to be approved. (Blech.)

That’s the crappy news.

The good news is that I can provide the secret URL to the fixed Vegas Video Network channel so that you can subscribe to it before it goes public. Here’s how:

  1. Point your browser here: https://my.roku.com/add/NNTZKR
  2. Add the Channel to your Roku Account
  3. Go to your Roku player, select SETTINGS, SYSTEM, SYSTEM UPDATE

This will look for any software update for your Roku (good) AND also look for any new channels. It will find Vegas Video Network and load it on your Roku.

Now, when you look at your list of channels, you’ll find a second Vegas Video Network channel at the end. Use that one until we’re officially approved. Then, you can go back to your original VVN channel.

5/18/15 Update: The channel is fixed. Follow the third step above and you’ll see the corrected VVN Roku channel.

Living in Las Vegas #128: What to do When Your Studio Dies (Audio)

In a first for the Living in Las Vegas Podcast, after over six years of successful shows, we have a complete studio failure at the PodWorx studio (vs. the Vegas Video Network studio). This episode is the result of that event. (Anybody want to buy a $7900 computer. . .that doesn’t power up?)

Roku Trivia Question: We Have a Winner!

After pouring through our entries for the Vegas Video Network One-Year Anniversary trivia question for a Roku 2 XD Streaming Player, we have a winner.  As a reminder, here’s the question:


"Beginning with the first Pub Crawl episode on October 6th, 2010 and ending on October 8th, 2011, how many episodes network-wide have we produced on the Vegas Video Network?"

We excluded any video that wasn’t part of a show (VVN Events, studio building videos, etc.) The contest closed at end-of-business Friday, October 14. Because we didn’t get an exact correct answer, the rule is the closest answer without going over will win.

 

First, let’s take a look at the numbers:

SHOW

# of Episodes

Pub Crawl

 

48

Getting REAL (Estate) in Vegas

  48

Living in Las Vegas

  46

Awkward Silence 2.1 (& 1.0)

  37

Let’s Bet!

  34

Golf & Other Fore-Letter Words

  23

Top of the Food Chain

  22

Talktails

  19

Cup of Morning Sunshine

  10

Behind the Curtain

  6

Strip Search

 

5

Local’s Choice Radio

  1

TOTAL

 

299

 

Our winner is Tony from Canada with a guess of 277 is Bob with a guess of 295. (Yep, I forgot to count Strip Search in the first post. Whoops!  My guess is Tony is hating me right now!)  I should give a helluva attaboy to Bob from Vegas Life Today who was the closest with a guess of 295, but he was over the total. (Nevermind all that. . .Bob is the winner!)

We’ll be contacting Tony Bob and get his shipping information to get his shiny new Roku player to him.

Congrats Tony Bob. . .and thanks to all who participated!