AVexcel - Episode 100

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AVexcel - Episode 100
Recorded on February 28, 2019. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron 

The rundown: 
- Episode 100
- Samsung's best 4K TV
- The Disc is Dead
- Streaming audio goodness
- Robert's Tools of the Trade
- Ceiling speakers
- What we're watching
- Your excellent feedback & questions 

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AVexcel - Episode 96

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AVexcel - Episode 96
Recorded on November 8, 2018. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron 

The rundown: 
- Great deals on great gear
- Foldable displays are a thing
- Black Friday approaches
- Projectors vs TVs
- Contrast without sacrifice
- When to recalibrate
- 12-bit video sources
- Your excellent feedback & questions 

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AVexcel - Episode 88

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Recorded on August 23, 2018. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron 

The rundown: 
  - Samsung 8K TV
  - Pat's recent viewings
  - CEDIA 2018 preview
  - TV as a center channel speaker
  - Auto-calibration hell
  - Pat's favorite headphone
  - What we're watching
  - Your excellent feedback & questions 

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AVexcel - Episode 86

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Recorded on July 12, 2018. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron 

The rundown: 
  - Dolby Vision on Xbox
  - HDMI audio extraction
  - Sonos adds AirPlay 2
  - Sennheiser HD1 review
  - Value calibration hardware
  - World Cup streaming snafu
  - 4K calibration discs
  - Beach party boomboxes
  - What we're watching
  - Your excellent feedback & questions 

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AVexcel - Episode 76

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Recorded on April 10, 2018. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron 

The rundown: 
  - OPPO Digital farewell
  - 2018 Vizio TV lineup
  - 4K broadcasting woes
  - CanJam SoCal 2018
  - Bias lighting follow-up
  - Calibration discs
  - What we're watching
  - Your excellent feedback & questions 

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AVexcel - Episode 75

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Recorded on March 30, 2018. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron 

The rundown: 
  - Feel the HD Fury
  - ELAC Debut 2.0 preview
  - NuForce DDA-120 Amp/DAC
  - Cambridge Audio Edge series
  - Monoprice Monolith USB DAC
  - Streaming restrictions
  - Rythmik Audio subs
  - Calibrate everything
  - Dolby Vision Low-Latency
  - Your excellent feedback & questions 

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AVexcel - Episode 74

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Recorded on March 23, 2018. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron 

The rundown: 
  - Bias lighting
  - Chuffing subs
  - New calibration gear
  - Tempting 2017 TVs
  - CanJam in Los Angeles
  - Universal content search
  - Projector setup
  - Your excellent feedback & questions 

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AVexcel - Episode 60

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Recorded on October 12, 2017. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron 

The rundown: 
  - Amazing Stories returns
  - Defining an audiophile
  - Calibrating surround speakers
  - Dolby Vision optimization
  - Sound meter settings
  - Your excellent feedback & questions 

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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 35

Patrick Norton and Robert Heron are recompiling the home theater goodness

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Patrick's pumped for projection

Plasma TV upgrade

  • B6 OLED or KS8000 LCD
  • Image quality above all else
    • OLED's epic contrast
      • Viewing angles
  • Protect investment
    • Safe extraction
    • Secure installation
    • Wall mount
    • Check for extra warranty

Disc doings

AV extravaganza

Elevating speakers

Charles M seeks a good 4K HDR HDMI cable

Mike desires easy Atmos

LG adds HDR Game Mode

Blu-ray favs this week

Amplifications

  • Hisense H8C
  • Nanosys not owned by Samsung
    • Private company w/strategic partnerships
  • HDR clarity

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Recorded on January 31, 2017

Episode #015

Welcome to episode 015 of the AVexcel podcast

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This week Patrick Norton and Robert Heron assist with the home theater goodness

Yeah, we're back!

A loving pet needs a good home

Recently watched

Robert doings

Internet of Thingies

Console upgrade goodness

Mike's seeks solace from pixelated shadows

Tom asks about Dolby Vision and HDR10

Todd asks about DIY video calibration

This podcast is made possible by you!

  • Hangout and Movie Club soon!

Watching and loving this week

New 4K Blu-ray releases

Don asks about Bluetooth (BT) audio

James reminds us to be mindful of the greater world

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Recording date: June 2, 2016

Episode #013

Welcome to episode 013 of the AVexcel podcast

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This week Patrick Norton and Robert Heron calibrate the home theater goodness

Watching this week

Robert's new laptop is well-behaved

More live streaming options

Sub stuff

Question: DIY video calibration

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Premium sound

We love our supporters

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Recording date: April 21, 2016