AVexcel - Episode 80

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Recorded on May 10, 2018. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron 

The rundown: 
  - 2018 TV reviews
  - Caavo Entertainment Assistant
  - Screen size vs room size
  - Chroma subsampling
  - Patreon Hangout details
  - In search of subwoofer outputs
  - What we're watching
  - Your excellent feedback & questions 

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AVexcel - Episode 79

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Recorded on May 3, 2018. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron 

The rundown: 
  - May 4th festivities
  - Tuning room sound
  - Affordable speaker cable options
  - Big TV bargains
  - Budget AVR upgrade
  - Drop-down TV mounts
  - ATSC 3.0 follow-up
  - Your excellent feedback & questions 

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AVexcel - Episode 78

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Recorded on April 26, 2018. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron 

The rundown: 
  - Proof of life
  - JVC RS540 first impressions
  - 2018 TCL P-Series arrives
  - Subwoofer positioning
  - Dedicated music streamers
  - Film restorations
  - ATSC 3.0 privacy concerns
  - Knowing when to upgrade
  - Your excellent feedback & questions 

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AVexcel - Episode 77

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Recorded on April 19, 2018. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron 

The rundown: 
  - Robert's new headphones
  - Learning to listen
  - Pat's Caavo considerations
  - Streaming bitrates
  - ATSC 3.0 approaches
  - Avoid OLED burn-in
  - Atmos speaker upgrade
  - Tiny surround sound speakers
  - Your excellent feedback & questions 

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AVexcel - Episode 76

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Recorded on April 10, 2018. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron 

The rundown: 
  - OPPO Digital farewell
  - 2018 Vizio TV lineup
  - 4K broadcasting woes
  - CanJam SoCal 2018
  - Bias lighting follow-up
  - Calibration discs
  - What we're watching
  - Your excellent feedback & questions 

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AVexcel - Episode 75

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Recorded on March 30, 2018. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron 

The rundown: 
  - Feel the HD Fury
  - ELAC Debut 2.0 preview
  - NuForce DDA-120 Amp/DAC
  - Cambridge Audio Edge series
  - Monoprice Monolith USB DAC
  - Streaming restrictions
  - Rythmik Audio subs
  - Calibrate everything
  - Dolby Vision Low-Latency
  - Your excellent feedback & questions 

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AVexcel - Episode 74

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Recorded on March 23, 2018. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron 

The rundown: 
  - Bias lighting
  - Chuffing subs
  - New calibration gear
  - Tempting 2017 TVs
  - CanJam in Los Angeles
  - Universal content search
  - Projector setup
  - Your excellent feedback & questions 

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AVexcel - Episode 73

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Recorded on March 21, 2018. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron 

The rundown: 
  - Rip all the discs
  - Blu-ray vs. Streaming
  - ELAC Debut 2.0
  - LG, Samsung, and Sony 2018 TVs
  - Upgrading to 4K
  - AVRs and Dolby Vision
  - Sub-$1500 4K projectors
  - What we're watching
  - Your excellent feedback & questions 

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AVexcel - Episode 72

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Recorded on March 9, 2018. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron 

The rundown: 
  - The Mother of the MP3
  - Affordable OLEDs
  - Channel Master SMARTenna+ 
  - Samsung 2018 TVs revealed
  - LG 2018 OLED pricing/availability
  - 4K sports streaming
  - RF console adapters
  - Antenna combiners
  - Favorite movies
  - HDMI cable specs
  - Your excellent feedback & questions 

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AVexcel - Episode 71

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Recorded on February 15, 2018. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron 

The rundown: 
  - OTA antenna setup
  - Caavo next-gen remote
  - Thoughtful HomePod testing
  - Vizio TVs add Alexa
  - Smart TV security issue
  - Phase vs. Polarity
  - Your excellent feedback & questions 

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AVexcel - Episode 70

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Recorded on February 8, 2018. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron 

The rundown: 
  - 4K HDR Olympic options
  - ESPN's new streaming service
  - DirecTV Now upgrades
  - Subwoofer selections
  - Border crossing tips
  - Your excellent feedback & questions

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AVexcel - Episode 69

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Recorded on February 5, 2018. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron 

The rundown: 
  - Super Bowl LII not in 4K
  - Olympics in 4K HDR
  - Apple's HomePod
  - OLED's videophile feature
  - Hisense's dual-laser projector
  - Projection screen quests
  - More CES highlights
  - Your excellent feedback & questions 

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AVexcel - Episode 68

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Recorded on January 18, 2018. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron 

The rundown: 
  - CES survival tips
  - 2018 4K TV details
  - CES audio highlights
  - CES prototype gear
  - Channel Master SMARTenna+ 
  - Widescreen projection tips
  - What we're watching
  - Hangouts

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AVexcel - Episode 67

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Recorded on January 4, 2018. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron 

The rundown:   - Happy New Year
  - 2018 LG OLED details
  - Premium powered speakers
  - Devialet's Phantom
  - Peachtree Audio's deepblue
  - Projection screen masking
  - CES preparations
  - Your excellent feedback & questions

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AVexcel - Episode 66

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Recorded on December 28, 2017. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron 

The rundown: 
  - Welcoming 2018
  - AI assistant deathmatch
  - Love/loath 2017 gear
  - Amazon Video on Android
  - Camera Color Capture
  - HDR10+ on Amazon
  - VESA's new HDR monitor spec
  - Big screen value TVs
  - Subwoofer recommendations
  - Tidal growth
  - Quantum dot update
  - Your excellent feedback & questions 

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AVexcel - Episode 65

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Recorded on December 14, 2017. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron 

The rundown: 
  - Jedi doings
  - Disney absorbs 20th Century Fox
  - Fight for Net Neutrality
  - Live sports on Twitch
  - T-Mobile delivering TV
  - 2018 CES preview
  - HDR NHL from DirecTV
  - AACS 2.0 cracks
  - Phase error redux
  - Headphone amp/DACs
  - Holiday viewings
  - Your excellent feedback & questions 

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AVexcel - Episode 64

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Recorded on December 8, 2017. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron 

The rundown: 
  - Amazon Prime comes to Apple TV
  - Best Dolby Vision Blu-ray players
  - Ohm configuration with amps/speakers
  - Post Black Friday bargains
  - Chris' great Schiit Audio
  - THX vs SMPTE viewing distances
  - OLED model differences
  - New color metric for CalMAN
  - Convincing a loved one to upgrade
  - Your excellent feedback & questions 

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AVexcel - Episode 63

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Recorded on December 1, 2017. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron 

The rundown: 
  - CES 2018 is coming
  - Samsung’s 150-inch “TV” 
  - HDMI 2.1 approaches
  - Roku TV surprise
  - New OLED materials
  - The joy and pain of vinyl
  - iFi Micro iDSD DAC/amp
  - Your excellent feedback & questions 

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AVexcel - Episode 62

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Recorded on November 18, 2017. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron 

The rundown: 
  - Vandersteen Model 5A Carbon
  - Xbox One's HDR Fix
  - Black Friday picks
  - TVs, projectors, sound
  - The best OLED deals
  - More HDR streaming
  - Burning Amp
  - Atmos calibration
  - Your excellent feedback & questions 

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AVexcel - Episode 61

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Recorded on November 9, 2017. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron 

The rundown: 
  - Apologies for the 3D printer noise
  - Logitech Link Fix
  - DisplayMate's iPhone X report
  - Shopping for a new TV
  - Movies Anywhere
  - VR headset pricing
  - Sound meter setup
  - Your excellent feedback & questions 

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