AVexcel - Episode 99

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AVexcel - Episode 99
Recorded on February 8, 2019. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron 

The rundown: 
- Getting into the groove
- UltraViolet is closing shop
- Display Week 2019
- Samsung's OLED screens are coming
- CES 2019 highlights
- Disney's streaming adventure
- Favorite 2018 TV deals
- New projector lust
- Air Motion Transformers
- What we're watching
- Your excellent feedback & questions 

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AVexcel - Episdoe 98

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AVexcel - Episode 98
Recorded on January 17, 2019. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron 

The rundown: 
- Looking at 2019
- Pat's acoustic-wonder screen
- Never speak of Chromecast Audio again
- Dogs and Cats living together
- Your speaker/headphone stuff
- Whatabout #CES2019
- You need a projector
- LCD, LED, OLED, PDP, and CRT
- Your excellent feedback & questions 

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AVexcel - Episode 83

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

The rundown: 
  - CES 2019 countdown
  - TCL 6-Series update
  - World Cup 2018 in 4K
  - Hisense's new LCD
  - IMDB's tech specs
  - Waiting for HDMI 2.1
  - 4K HDMI cables/switches
  - What we're watching
  - 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 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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Episode 34

Patrick Norton and Robert Heron are compiling the home theater goodness

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Post CES 2017

  • Plague
  • Eye candy
  • Sweet sounds

TVs

  • LG Wallpaper OLED
    • Ribbon cable for power+AV
  • Samsung QLED
    • Quantum color volume
    • AutoCal via CalMAN
    • HLG DirecTV demo
  • Sony
  • Panasonic
    • EZ1000 OLED
    • Superb picture quality

Projectors

  • Panasonic holographic projection film
  • LG ProBeam 1080p laser projector
    • Smart apps + ATSC tuner
  • JVC 4K HDR laser projector
    • DLA-RS4500 ~$35K
    • DCI color and beyond
    • Blue-laser light engine
    • 6-banks of 8-diodes
    • Fixed phosphor design
  • Hisense 4K Laser Cast soon
  • EVP/Elite Screens light-rejecting demos
  • Sony 4K HDR short throw projector

TV tech doings

High-resolution audio

All the sound

Dolby Cinema

Tips, tricks, and help

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Recorded on January 12, 2017

Episode 33

Patrick Norton and Robert Heron are still celebrating the home theater goodness

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Recent doings

RIP Carrie Fisher

HandBrake v1.0.0 arrives

Great Blu-ray gear

Improving speech comprehension

  • IEEE article
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • OSU researchers training neural networks
  • 'Classifier' recovers desired sound
  • The "cocktail party" problem
  • Huge improvements
  • Next gen: adaptive learning

Here comes (pre) CES

Chris from Calgary's timing Atmos

@StaggeredSix tweets crew support

For the love of a bucket of burgers

Evan tweeted a stack

  • Sub affecting hard drives
    • We guess no problemo
  • Heat is some concern

Hsu Research

Josh from NJ is moving toward projection

Bob's home theater toddler

Boe's tweeting for DAC/AMP

Tyler brings 4K UHD BD PC playback clarity

About that intro...

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Recorded on December 28, 2016

Episode 31

Patrick Norton and Robert Heron are welcoming the home theater goodness

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Making us smile

Question: 4K projection screens

Coltran's looking for an AVR miracle

Pat & Rob's quality viewing picks

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Recorded on December 13, 2016

Episode #004

Robert and Patrick have returned from the 2016 CES in Las Vegas brimming with juicy details about the favorite gear they saw.

In this episode, the guys fondly recall:

And viewer questions about alternatives to Blue Headphonesa solid 4K AV receiver, and a great 5.1 speaker kit value.

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Recording date: January 12, 2016

Corrections (minor or otherwise)

  • LG didn't mention the use of "moth's eye" technology (it was Samsung), but LG is incorporating a triple-layer of anti-reflective/anti-glare film on its best 2016 TVs
  • Quantum dots emit light when stimulated by electrons or photons