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Episode 56: RESET 56 - Fire TV Recast Review

RESET 56 - Fire TV Recast Review Today I'm reviewing the Recast DVR. I've had it for a month and here are my thoughts about it and the Fire TV Cube. I've been a cord cutter for more than a decade and have used almost everything imaginable. Plex, Windows Media Center, HDHR Premium, Tablo, and every streaming box and service imaginable. I have harsh critics with my family members and here are my thoughts about Recast and whether or not we will keep it. If you have questions or comments about...


Episode 55: RESET 55 - ASUStor AS4004T 10Gbe NAS Review

The ASUStor AS4004T Review. Awesome 4 bay NAS that has 1 very differentiating option. Also, starting off the show with another story. This one comes from CES and includes M-16's, heavy machinery, fire, and electricity. Big thanks to my Patrons over at Patreon. Join us! AS4004T Spec Page - $359 at NewEgg - CES Destruction Videos -...


Episode 54: RESET 54 - My Computer Story

I started with a story last episode and am doing the same today. I get a little out of hand on this one though! I hope you enjoy it. Project Fi is now Google Fi My Black Friday Purchases Amazon Fire TV Recast Synology Mesh Router MR2200AC and the RT2600AC. Titan Security Bundle and 2FA Get $20 credit with a new Google Fi Account here -


Episode 53: RESET 53 - The Missing Camera

I'm missing a camera so will start the show with that. Otherwise: New puppy Echo Show 2 has a home Synology Mesh inbound - Best Amazon Purchase Ever - Plex DVR Fails Fire TV Recast - Pixel 3 XL Check for photos.


Episode 52: 52 - Surface 6, Windows did what? Echo Show and Pixel Slate

Surface 6, Windows did what? Echo Show, Pixel Slate, and Pixel 3. Echo Show Pool House Rachio supports Home Kit Surface is the new Black


Episode 51: RESET 51 - Amazon Alexa Device and Services Event

I was easy on that title. It should read, Alexa can now drain your wallet. Amazon released a ton of new hardware and some cool services for automation. I'll not only talk about the new gear but will break it all down and share what I think it all means. Pre-Order all the Alexa Gear here - Alexa Connect Kit - Wall Clock Pre-Order - Support this Podcast -


Episode 50: RESET 50 - SmartThings V3, Paying for Streaming, Orbi loves Alexa

RESET 50 - SmartThings V3, Paying for Streaming, Orbi loves Alexa Show Links Nvidia Shield - Orbi gets Alexa - it's Rose YouTube channel - Smart Home Solver YouTube channel -...


Episode 49: RESET 49 - Storage, Backups, MVP's, and Crypto Fail

This week i'm talking storage, hard drives, SSD's, Surface Go, Microsoft MVP's, and what I'm up to in Crypto. Oh yah, I've got a co-host that you might know. Jim Collison joins RESET again to catch up. I'm calling it an "Ask Anything with Jim and Dave." We float through a ton of topics and land on crypto. It's a long one! Thanks for listening and give me feedback on the RESET forums. RESET Forums - Jim's Podasts - Josh Pollard and Richard...


Episode 48: RESET 48 - The Cord Cutter

I recently heard my name on another podcast concerning some cord cutting options so I thought I would share my recent trials in that area. I've tried a few over the years. Here is an update. Entertainment 2.0 - TivoCenter - HP Stream with Dewain R. -...


Episode 47: RESET 47 - Surface Go

I'm channeling my inner "Surface Geek" and talking about the Surface Go. First, let's talk about what has been keeping me busy, review backlogs, Wifi, Amazon Prime Day, the DJI Mavic, and more. Join RESET in Patreon Amazon Prime Day - Get Prime for 30 days Free Ring Security Plume Wi-Fi...


Episode 46: RESET 46 - Google Storage, Wi-Fi Woes, Pool AV, and Crypto

RESET 46 - Google Storage, Wi-Fi Woes, Pool AV, and Crypto In this episode I'll be talking about a lot of stuff. Google One, My first device(or 5), Echo Connect, Synology Router, Netgear Orbi, Eero, and a little bit of crypto at the end of the show. Echo Connect - Brave Browser - Pool House Audio Video...


Episode 45: RESET 45 - Eero Out, Orbi In, DriveSpace, and What Crypto I'm buying

RESET 45 - Eero Out, Orbi In, DriveSpace, and What Crypto I'm buying. Support this podcast and the RESETForums. You get your Crypto fix for free so hit up that Patreon link! Supporting Links


Episode 44: World Backup Day and Burst Mining with Hard Drives

I'll talk to you a bit about World Backup Day and what I'm doing to check my backups. It's more than just data ya know! I'll also be talking with Jim Collison from about how to get started mining Burst coin with the hard drives you have laying around. I did it and it didn't cost me a dime to get started. I'm betting you have a few drives laying around. Synology C2 - Spend...


Episode 43: RESET 43 - Amazon, Ring, SmartThings, Surface Pro LTE, Mining Crypto

I do a Patreon givaway at the top of the show! What fun, if you are a Patreon subscriber you better listen! If not, head over to: and get signed up. I have a ton more to give away. I have some gear and I have a question for you. Let's talk about this Amazon thing. Also, SmartThings. Don't I say every episode that I'm almost done with ST? Yes, I do! More of that and a Kickstarter that has been delayed. Surface has a new device and I'll go over what it...


Episode 42: Surface Laptop, Treasure Truck, RDP, and an Alarm

RESET 42. This episode is jam packed full of updates on new gear and software I have. Starting with Surface Laptop. Yes! I have a new Surface. I'll give you my thoughts. How do you Remote Desktop? What is a Treasure Truck? A new alarm panel for SmartThings and the side effect of mining crypto currency. I'll also fill you in on what I'm up to with mining, hardware, video cards, etc. Even if you are not interested in this subject give it a listen.


Episode 41: RESET 41 - Netgear Discussion - Arlo, Orbi, Insight, and more

In this episode of RESET I've got a little bit of news for you and I will be discussing everything I learned from Netgear while I was at CES 2018. We will talk SMB, Arlo, Orbi, routers, Circle, BitDefender, and more. That is the podcast but there is a bonus session at the end. I'll wrap with a discussion on my latest mining build and all my thoughts on my hardware and journey to this point.


Episode 40: RESET 40 - CES Interviews

Here is the RESET CES Interview Episode. I've picked out a few show floor interviews that I think you will enjoy. Ring, Abode, Fibaro, Argus, and more. I've also got a couple of conversations with friends Richard Hay, Josh Pollard, and Richard Gunther. It's not the greatest quality audio due to the noise of the show floor but it was fun to put together for you. Enjoy, and I'll chat with you about these in the RESET Forums at


Episode 38: RESET 38 - Figgy pudding in my 14TB Hard Drive

It's the Christmas Episode. Short and Sweet. Talking Amazon, SmartThings, Blink, 14TB Drives, Figgy Pudding, and a question to you whether you want to hear about the cryptocurrency thing. Twenty minutes! Have a great holiday. Share with me what you get! I hope it's not a lump of coal!


Episode 37: SmartThings Scenes, What's in your SmartHome, What I'm watching

Catching up on RESET 37. SmartThings has Scenes, I have new sensors and have yet to throw it out the window so I guess I'm keeping it. Synology has VM's, and StableBit has coupons! What I'm watching and recording to round it out. StableBit 30% Off - Patreon - Synology Virtual Machines -