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 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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Episode 32

Patrick Norton and Robert Heron are celebrating the home theater goodness

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

So many good things

Robert's regular eye exam

Listen for life

ELAC Element Series EA101EQ-G

  • Integrated amp
  • DSP room correction

Tying it up

Panasonic doing UHD Blu-ray right

New LG laser projector

  • ProBeam smart projector
  • 2000 lumens, 1080p
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, apps, sim design
  • Price/details at CES
  • Looking for an ATSC tuner

HDMI 2.1 at CES 2017

  • Adds HDR10 dynamic metadata
  • Many unknowns
  • DisplayPort FTW

Sling AirTV Player

Value graphics card upgrade

4K UHD HDMI Switch in-hand

What we're watchin'

Audience Q&A

@Kido1986 needs a Blu-ray to show off new gear

One last thought

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Recorded on December 21, 2016

Episode #025

Welcome to episode 025 of the AVexcel podcast

Our Patreon supporters make AVexcel possible, and every bit helps

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

Warm 4K fuzzies

  • Dearth, or not
  • Not so much wide-color/HDR

Speaking of Netflix 4K

New 4K Rokus

OLED is looking good

DisplayMate impressed with iPhone 7

  • Brightest display tech
  • Lowest reflectance
  • Superb Rec. 709/DCI color accuracy
  • "Visually Indistinguishable from Perfect"

Comcast X1 DVR getting Netflix

The lack of UHD PC monitors w/HDR

CEDIA Expo

Monoprice Monolith Line

PlayStation 4 Updates

Michael NotMike asked via Facebook if we know why there aren't more UHD BD players

We love Projector Central

seerpea asks about more HDR content

  • Wants more classics
  • Film has HDR potential
  • Financial incentives

Robert’s Comcastic adventures

  • @comcastcares on Twitter saves day
  • Replaced modem/router - both were fine
  • Line to house was culprit

What we're watching

  • Classic Star Trek on Netflix
  • Blu-ray goodness
  • Marco Polo
  • Captain America: Civil War

Thank you

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Recorded September 26, 2016