AVexcel - Episode 102

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AVexcel - Episode 102
Recorded on May 2, 2019. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron 

The rundown: 
- GoT exposes contrast woes
- GOOG and AMZN playing nicer
- Disney+ is coming
- Qobuz brings hi-rez audio
- HDMI best practices
- For those who rent discs...
- Shade vs Hue
- In search of 4K PiP
- What we're watching
- Your excellent feedback & questions

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AVexcel - Episode 95

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AVexcel - Episode 95
Recorded on November 1, 2018. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron 

The rundown: 
- Post-Halloween cool-down
- Epson Home Cinema 4010
- Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K
- Dolby Atmos on Amazon Prime Video
- Red Dead Redemption 2's faux HDR
- Tekton's Impact Monitor Theater
- Pixel 3 initial impressions
- YouTube Premium
- 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 50

Recorded on July 14, 2017 - Patrick and Robert celebrate a milestone with details of Alexa on Android TV, VR's increasing affordability, a little AV101 with LOUDNESS, an interview with the quantum dot masters at Nanosys, and so much more!

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AVexcel - Episode 42

Recorded on May 18, 2017 

Patrick Norton and Robert Heron are rectifying the home theater goodness 

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The tingly bits

Direct input

Remembering

Calibration doings

  • 2016 LG C6 OLED
  • 2015 Samsung JS8500 LCD
    • Best flat LCD of that year
  • Both TVs: superb white balance/color after setup
  • TIP: avoid adjusting WB controls higher - go lower

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Episode 37

Recorded on February 22, 2017 

Patrick Norton and Robert Heron are recovering the home theater goodness 

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Pat's audio exploration

Caavo

Calibration apps: Apple TV

Your AV answers

Value '4K' UHD TV considerations

  • Most do superb HD
  • Most lack color/brightness for good UHD
  • Cheat by lowering picture contrast

Eye-candy picks of the week

Robert's Calibrated Mic

Kubo and the Two Strings

Samsung Q8 arrives

  • Brushed stainless chassis/stand
  • Curved screen design
  • >1500-nits + dang good DCI

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Episode #009

Welcome to episode 009 of the AVexcel podcast

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This week Patrick Norton and Robert Heron bask in home theater goodness

On the table

Samsung's UHD Blu-ray player arrives

Lab time: 2016 Samsung KS9500 LCD

Blu-ray movies of interest

Going 4K...slowly
 
Daniel asks about the fate of AnyDVD HD

AnyDVD lives (in Belize)!

Michael's tip for Chris' power woes

TampaOrange via Reddit loves Marantz

kpbearfl via Reddit on DTS:X

Marc needs white stereo RCA cables

Steve asks if the time is now for ultra-high definition

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Recording date: March 2nd, 2016