AVexcel - Episode 101

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AVexcel - Episode 101
Recorded on April 5, 2019. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron 

The rundown: 
- 2019 TVs
- Roku Channel adds HBO
- Record Store Day
- Apple TV app
- Big screen TV deals
- Video calibration basics
- MakeMKV vs 4K Blu-ray
- To DAC or not to DAC
- What we're watching
- Your excellent feedback & questions

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AVexcel - Episode 97

AVexcel - Episode 97
Recorded on November 29, 2018. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron 

The rundown: 
- California burning
- Great deals galore
- LG's updated TV chip
- JDS Labs Atom Amp
- Favorites in UHD Blu-ray
- Pat's projection tune up
- Activo CT10 digital audio player
- Your excellent feedback & questions 

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AVexcel - Episode 40

Recorded on May 4, 2017 

Patrick Norton and Robert Heron are nurturing the home theater goodness 

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Time to double-check the levels

May the 4th be with you

Bandwidth sucking neighbors

  • A good network helps
  • Better CPUs on UHD streamers
  • The beauty of discs

Patrick's MiniDSP project

  • Creating sub-channel from stereo source

Vizio is Vizio again

So many lumens

Scott's in search of a great $500 TV

Pat's interview preview

What we’re watching

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AVexcel - Episode 39

Recorded on March 14, 2017 

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

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Great 2017 TVs Arrive

AV101: bi-wiring

  • Each speaker gets its own amp wire
  • Not bi-amping

Pat's speaker doings

Great questions

Viewing doings

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Episode #021

Welcome to episode 021 of the AVexcel podcast

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

Vizio sold to LeEco

  • $2 Billion
  • Will be operated as wholly owned subsidiary
  • Inscape data business to be spun off into privately owned company led by Vizio CEO William Wang
  • Deal expected to wrap up later this year

@FmHolty noted Vizio HDR10 update

Color gamuts explained

Brian seeks a 3D audio upgrade

@Aiden_deJong's looking to drive 4-ohm speakers

Keep pets cool and hydrated

@KenKobra asks 2K OLED or 4K LCD

  • OLED contrast > pixel count
  • Great TVs at great prices

David K wants widescreen cinema

Thank you!

Samsung KS9800 Update

  • Full array local dimming
  • 1300+ nits peak brightness
  • New UI + IoT functionality

More 4K Olympics

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Recorded July 28, 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

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Recording date: March 2nd, 2016

Episode #005

In this overflowing episode

We thank you for listening to our longest episode (yet!)

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Recording date: January 21, 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