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 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 95

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AVexcel - Episode 95
Recorded on November 1, 2018. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron 

The rundown: 
- Post-Halloween cool-down
- Epson Home Cinema 4010
- Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K
- Dolby Atmos on Amazon Prime Video
- Red Dead Redemption 2's faux HDR
- Tekton's Impact Monitor Theater
- Pixel 3 initial impressions
- YouTube Premium
- Your excellent feedback & questions 

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AVexcel - Episode 90

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Recorded on September 20, 2018. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron 

The rundown: 
- IFA/CEDIA highlights
- LG's 8K OLED
- Epson Pro Cinema 4050/4010
- JVC's goes native 4K
- Sony's latest 4K projectors
- IMAX Enhanced AV gear
- DP's Insight Laser 8K demo
- So many new sweet speakers
- About those new amps...
- ...and music streaming apps
- Your excellent feedback & questions 

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AVexcel - Episode 89

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

The rundown: 
- Sonos Amp-age
- Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM3
- Samsung 8K TVs
- New Sony and JVC 4K projectors
- Sennheiser's sweet buds and bar
- Robert's headphone amp/dac
- Cooling the hot HT
- Your excellent feedback & questions 

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AVexcel - Episode 80

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

The rundown: 
  - 2018 TV reviews
  - Caavo Entertainment Assistant
  - Screen size vs room size
  - Chroma subsampling
  - Patreon Hangout details
  - In search of subwoofer outputs
  - What we're watching
  - Your excellent feedback & questions 

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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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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 32

Patrick Norton and Robert Heron are celebrating the home theater goodness

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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 #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 #025

Welcome to episode 025 of the AVexcel podcast

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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

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Recorded September 26, 2016

Episode #020

Welcome to episode 020 of the AVexcel podcast

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

Pat returns from mandatory R&R

Comic-Con 2016

  • Great summary over at io9
  • DC Suicide Squad
  • DC Wonder Woman trailer
  • Luc Besson’s Valerian coming 2017
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • Spider-Man Homecoming
  • Black Panther panel    
  • Neil Gaiman’s American Gods on Starz in 2017
  • CW’s Riverdale this Fall
  • Luke Cage via Netflix
  • No release date for Marvel’s The Punisher yet

Glorious pixels

Premium HDR TV roundup

BitTorrent TV

  • BitTorrent News via BitTorrent Live
  • Apple TV and OS X - other platforms soon

Better Wi-Fi for all

NBC 4K Olympic coverage from Rio

  • DirecTV coverage to include 8-screen mosaic
    • Channels: NBC, NBCSN, Golf Channel, Bravo, CNBC, MSNBC, USA Network, + NBC Universo
    • 720p per tile on 4K TV
  • Also, 4-channel quad-1080p view
    • NBCSN, Bravo, USA Network, + local affiliate
  • No live 4K coverage
    • Most available after one-day delay
  • Events: swimming, track and field, basketball, the men’s soccer final, judo, + “Rio scenic”

Eddy Cue: Apple TV’s Plans

  • Questions
    • Live streaming service
    • 'Skinny' bundle
    • Creators vs platform providers

JVC RS400 projector

  • Similar to DLA-X550R
  • Calibration update
  • New HDR update
  • Old cables/new projector
  • Lamp changes over time

Mark's 2-channel amp quest

Anthony needs low-lag HDMI extension

andcbii asks about the XAVC-S codec

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Recorded July 27, 2016

Episode #019

Welcome to episode 019 of the AVexcel podcast

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

Epic late night enjoyment

HDR10 Update

Amplifications

New flix

4K Integral

  • HDR10 metadata injector
  • 2x2 matrix switch on steroids
  • Stylish dip switches

4K Roku TVs arrive

The randoms

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Note: check mic positioning

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Recorded June 27, 2016

Episode #010

Welcome to episode 010 of the AVexcel podcast

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

Pat's sweet sounds

We have a date...

Home theater room setup

Sony's 2016 TVs arrive

Dolby Cinema is (slowly) spreading

Send us your thoughts

Eric's quality option for assisted listening

Greg says the science agrees with 2+ subs

All the science papers (Tor)

Daniel says VUDU does HD on the PC

Cam's upgrade path with an HDMI 1.4 AVR

Roku's epic audio setup guides

@NeXTchef's need to convert old RF output

  • Emulate and enjoy

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Recording date: March 8, 2016