No, not really.
First off, there’s nothing especially wrong with the show. It’s just not very impressive. It’s disappointing, really.
If you’re a Revision3 fan you’ve already seen the ads for it. Promised to be “BIG,” the show instead feels utterly small, simple, and nothing we haven’t seen before.
The review that kicks off the show is of Vudu, an OnDemand system that doesn’t require a computer. The product sounds pretty terrible by their description. Movies cost about $3-4, are only stored for 30 days, and once you start watching you only have 24 hours before it’s deleted. The box itself costs $399, and the movies are only standard definition.
Jessica doesn’t think the price is a deal breaker, and Patrick feels like there’s a lot of potential. A lot of squandered potential perhaps, and what kind of fortune do you have to be sitting on for those prices not to be deal breakers? That’s just a bad product review. Remember the Bowling Balls verdict on the last episode InDigital? That’s what they should have ended with here.
Jessica’s camera tutorial is pretty good, demonstrating some pretty basic filming techniques. It is, of course, something most people already know, but it’s a nice change from the studio scenes.
The last segment, dealing with creating your own portable power supply, focuses more on the bag it’s carried in than the creation itself. An attempt at injecting humor that falls pretty flat. Though the information about the power supply itself was interesting.
The show feels like a mix of InDigital and The Screen Savers, except less entertaining. It’s not at all funny, but they try really hard, which makes it that much more uncomfortable to watch.
The embarrassingly unfunny LOL Pats cutaway should just be ignored outright.
The show also has the awkward vibe of a live show, which is entirely forgivable if your show is, you know, live. What’s the excuse here?
Frankly, the show doesn’t live up to any of the hype. It’s InDigital without Wil’s humor. It’s The Screen Savers without Leo’s enthusiasm.
At the end of the day, it’s just another tech show. How is that BIG?