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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AVexcel - Episode 60

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Recorded on October 12, 2017. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron 

The rundown: 
  - Amazing Stories returns
  - Defining an audiophile
  - Calibrating surround speakers
  - Dolby Vision optimization
  - Sound meter settings
  - Your excellent feedback & questions 

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AVexcel - Episode 59

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Recorded on October 5, 2017. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron  

The rundown: 
  - New Roku gear/updates
  - Google's best phone
  - Schiit's sweet tone control
  - Line level output redux
  - Bias in AV testing
  - Your excellent feedback & questions

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AVexcel - Episode 58

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

The rundown: 
  - Dolby Vision vs HDR10 visuals
  - Amazon grows Alexa family
  - An OLED bargain
  - HDMI splitters and switches
  - Vinyl adventures
  - Amp rating rabbit hole
  - Your excellent feedback & questions 

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AVexcel - Episode 57

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Recorded on September 20, 2017. 

Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron 

The rundown: 
  - ATMOS upgrade options
  - Noise-canceling earphones
  - An excellent mobile DAC/Amp
  - HULU + Spotify super deal
  - CEDIA 2017: amps/procs
  - Projection aspect ratios
  - Low-latency 4K TVs
  - Constant-beamwidth transducers
  - Your excellent feedback & questions 

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AVexcel - Episode 56

Recorded on September 14, 2017. 

Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron 

The rundown: 
  - Apple TV goes 4K
  - CEDIA 2017 roundup
  - New laser projectors
  - Sweet looking screens
  - Superb speakers for all
  - Useful AV gear
  - Cordcutting grows
  - Your excellent feedback & questions 

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AVexcel - Episode 55

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Recorded on September 1, 2017 

Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron 

The rundown: 

  - CEDIA 2017
  - Great cables
  - Samsung's new OLED
  - LG's new superphone
  - 24-bit vs 16-bit recordings
  - HDR10+ brings dynamic metadata
  - A great free CD ripper
  - Your excellent feedback & questions 

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AVexcel - Episode 54

Recorded on August 24, 2017 

Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron 

The rundown: 

  •   Post-eclipse glow 
  •   LG's new Dolby Vision 4K Blu-ray player 
  •   Roku ruling the world 
  •   CD archiving app of choice 
  •   4K UHD streaming gear 
  •   TV moving/installation tips 
  •   Your excellent feedback & questions 

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AVexcel - Episode 53

Recorded on August 17, 2017 

Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron 

The rundown: 

  • Netflix vs Disney 
  • Star Trek Discovery 
  • MQA on Tidal 
  • Apple going 4K 
  • Canon does color in the dark 
  • Excellent feedback & questions 

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AVexcel - Episode 52

Recorded on July 21, 2017 

Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron

The rundown:

  • A Tidal rant
  • Traveling with good AV
  • CEDIA - a favorite trade show
  • Answering your awesome questions
    • Video compression
    • Searching for great OLED deals
    • TV speaker upgrade on a budget
    • Bigger screen TVs
    • Rear-channel speaker options
    • Your first Blu-ray movie
    • Headphones for everyone

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