Episode #024

Welcome to episode 024 of the AVexcel podcast

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This week Patrick Norton and Robert Heron are accelerating the home theater goodness

Sonos users rejoice

Intel's new 4K-ready chips

  • HDGuru says Sony's "Ultra 4K" streaming service coming to 7th Gen parts early 2017
  • Purchase + 48-hour rentals
  • A bit pricey
  • DIY 4K streaming dreams

Samsung’s Dolby Atmos Soundbars

  • Available now
  • Nice TechRadar review
  • HW-K950 soundbar
  • Wireless subwoofer + rear surrounds
  • 16 drivers each w/own amp
  • DTS is stereo only

Stephen is curious about MicroLED TVs

Mark emails ask@avexcel.com about CalMAN Mobile Forge

  • Free app generates test patterns w/Amazon Fire TV
  • ColorMatch software free too
  • Need a meter + CalMAN license to do more
  • Home Express workflow looks decent
    • Brightness check
    • Clipping check
    • Color temp and gamma checks
    • Color space
    • 2-pt WB setup
    • What’s missing
    • CMS analysis or setup
    • Full-range WB analysis/setup
    • Color Checker
    • Saturation Sweeps
  • Plenty of other options

New RIVA WAND series

  • Compact style ARENA
    • 3 ADX drivers
    • Three passive radiators
  • Table sized FESTIVAL model
    • 6 ADX drivers
    • Four passive radiators
  • Playback
    • High-resolution music, podcasts, YouTube
  • Wi-Fi, DDMS, Spotify Connect, AirPlay, DLNA, Bluetooth, Google Cast

Pat's sound

Labor Day = odd Blu-ray releases

Browncoat fo' life

Pat's testing mesh networks

Calibration corner

Robert enjoys low voltage lighting

Anyone going to CEDIA or RMAF

  • Let us know

Patreon live events + dedicated RSS feed...finally

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Recorded August 31, 2016