AVexcel - Episode 38

Recorded on March 7, 2017 

Patrick Norton and Robert Heron are listening to the home theater goodness 

Our Patreon supporters make AVexcel possible, and we thank 'em all 

Exciting the senses

Pat's electrostatic adventures

AV 101: Electrostatic loudspeaker

Sonos PLAYBASE

  • Sound-base design
  • ~2.3 inches high
  • 10 speakers
    • Class D drivers for each
    • 6 mids
    • 3 tweeters
    • 1 sub
  • $700

LG W7 Wallpaper OLED

  • An all around better OLED
  • Superb HD reproduction
  • New 2-pt HDR calibration
  • ~20ms HDR game mode
  • 65-/77-inches

And then some...

What we're watching

Gaming goodness

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Episode 30

Patrick Norton and Robert Heron are preloading the home theater goodness

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Stimulating the senses

Chinese OLEDs

The new stuff: CES 2017

Netflix Offline

DirecTV Now

Bright Room Viewing

Donovan's curious about Pat's sound

Blu-ray movies for less than $10

Patreon Hangout - stay tuned!

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Recorded December 1, 2016

Episode #029

 

Patrick Norton and Robert Heron are maximizing the home theater goodness

Our Patreon supporters make AVexcel possible, and we thank every one of them

The guys are (finally) back

What excites your senses

  • Domestic bliss
  • Mayhem in moderation
  • Less Mad Max in Bay Area

Speaker acceptance factor

Full-bore 3D sound setup

We want your questions ask@avexcel.com

Two Patreon Hangouts down + many more to come

Brian aka @neccros Tweeted a need for Class-T amplification

HDMI Follow-up

Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) Follow-up

  • Not 'no metadata', but a scene-referred signal
  • For live production, not stuff on discs/streaming
  • Some 4K projectors support HLG now

Favorite Blu-ray/4K/Streaming

Transducers for all the LFE

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Recorded November 23, 2016

Episode #027

 

Patrick Norton and Robert Heron have returned for more home theater goodness

Our Patreon supporters make AVexcel possible, and we thank every one of them

The guys are (finally) back

  • Adventures and shoveling dirt
  • More Patreon Hangouts

Shop smarter every day

  • Black/Cyber/<insert name> <insert day(s)>
  • @snubs shopping laws
    • Know what you want
    • Know what it's priced at
    • Know what a real sale is

Rocky Mountain Audio Fest

Adventures in China + Hong Kong

  • 14,700+ miles/14 days
  • Planes, trains, cars, buses, foot
  • Hisense in Qingdao
    • Traffic automation masters
    • R&D facility
    • Assembly
    • (Destructive) testing
    • Subjective/objective analysis
    • RF/Anechoic chamber
    • Laser Cast TV
      • 4K DLP short throw laser
      • Screen is the key
      • See it in action at CES
      • ~$10K retail price
  • H8C Series TV out now
  • HDR H10C soon
  • Watching cell phones being born
  • Nantong...Shenzhen...Beijing
  • Kowloon/Hong Kong
    • Great public transit
    • No VPN needed
  • Powerplug adapter to rule them all
  • USB power pack
  • Travel more
  • Air quality concerns
  • N95 and P95 filtering recommended

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Recorded on November 14, 2016

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

The AVexcel sub-Reddit is a great place for group interaction

And, we'll soon be adding additional show support methods for folks who prefer an alternative to Patreon

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Recording date: March 2nd, 2016