Dot Com Pho – The HD Look Edition

For this week’s edition of Dot Com Pho, we brought out the Flip Mino HD to film our first HD Look version. We’re calling it HD Look because the Flip Mino HD is about as HD as Julia Roberts is blonde. Sure, it films at 1280×720, but the compression is so high, the video quality is no better than the standard Mino.

We had a full house of 12 people showing up at Pho Trang Ad restaurant on kingsway, including two who have never attended a Dot Com Pho before. It’s always nice to meet new people. For the HD Look edition of Dot Com Pho, we bring you hot pepper eating dare, the iPhone app of the week, Pho menu #26, Dot Com Pho pens, IZEA T-shirts, the web site maximizer, UGM shout outs and a whole lot more.

Anyone is welcome to join us at Dot Com Pho. To find the location of next week’s Dot Com meet up, follow me on Twitter.

33 thoughts on “Dot Com Pho – The HD Look Edition”

  1. I guess the pepper was hot. lol

    1. I like the Flip Mino HD’s quality… I want one of those bad boys. I’m counting on Santa to bring me one. haha

    2. I like the HD’s Quality! HD is Great!

  2. Really the quality is HD.. keep bringing more such. πŸ˜€

    1. Trevor says:

      HD is awesome.

      Once i’ve saw BlueRay 720p(Only!) I never went back to DVD.

  3. Stephen says:

    I’m so glad I didn’t pay for that Mino HD. It freezes, shuts itself off randomly, and the results…HD like…but not HD. I guess the only saving grace is the fact that it now shoots in 16:9 and we know it can handle a Segway attack from Kwanye because the original Mino survived and uses the exact same shell.

    Which Pho restaurant should we make or break next week? Pho Trang An was expensive, and the small was REALLY small.

  4. pepper was to hot to handle πŸ™‚

  5. Jungle Lee says:

    Very impressive video to me, thanks

  6. chuan says:

    wow! i like hot pepper!

  7. Ben Pei says:

    High definition? Lol so much for the hot pepper!

  8. randy.bragg says:

    Would love to get a hold of a video camera that is cheap and does the job, and does it well???

  9. Rory Hansen says:

    The lack of neon lights inside the restaurant threw me off. A pho restaurant needs the neon!

    1. Michael Kwan says:

      Haha. That’s a good point. It’s also a little too clean. πŸ™‚

  10. Mortgage Guy says:

    Why is a Pho restuarant CASH ONLY?

    1. John Chow says:

      It’s an unwritten rule. However, Pho Trang An wrote it down!

  11. joel says:

    Thanks for the mention, John. You can get Cronk on the App Store and check out a video of it in action at Also, it’s not a bowling ball but a boulder and he’s trying to save his village. We also have more than one level, with different screens–not just the first one.

  12. ProRanter says:

    The thing about spicy food, it burns going in and out!

  13. Hey John that pop up really sucks, we are loyal readers, is there anyway to avoid pop up to loyal readers?

    1. John Chow says:

      OK, I turned it off for you. You shouldn’t get it the next time you come here.

  14. Rose says:

    Thank you for this great information

  15. Shannon says:

    That looks Amazing…

  16. Li Weng says:

    Kinda makes me very hungry for some reason… wait I didn’t have lunch..

  17. the video quality seems great. i just ordered a regular mino, just couldn’t bring myself to break down and pay extra for the HD. i hope it’s true that the HD quality isn’t much better, because that means i’m getting an awesome camera.

    of course, it’s going to be delivered while i am out of town on business. FRUSTRATION!

    1. I wonder what the price difference is

  18. Bebek says:

    @jackie sheeler
    i agree with you to laughing πŸ˜€

  19. video says:

    i hope it’s true that the HD quality isn’t much better, because that means i’m getting an awesome camera.
    @ jackie
    yes it is right

  20. uzayda says:

    yes this is perfect i totally agree that

  21. great quality…..looking to fund myself this one

  22. speaking about meet ups does anyone have suggestions of the best expos or meetings for blogging?

  23. Azmi says:

    lolz, i used to clump down with jalapenos when i was younger, I could finish half a jar of them.

  24. game-girl says:

    I got interested and wait for next host.

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