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 - 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 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 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 77

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Recorded on April 19, 2018. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron 

The rundown: 
  - Robert's new headphones
  - Learning to listen
  - Pat's Caavo considerations
  - Streaming bitrates
  - ATSC 3.0 approaches
  - Avoid OLED burn-in
  - Atmos speaker upgrade
  - Tiny surround sound speakers
  - Your excellent feedback & questions 

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AVexcel - Episode 56

Recorded on September 14, 2017. 

Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron 

The rundown: 
  - Apple TV goes 4K
  - CEDIA 2017 roundup
  - New laser projectors
  - Sweet looking screens
  - Superb speakers for all
  - Useful AV gear
  - Cordcutting grows
  - Your excellent feedback & questions 

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AVexcel - Episode 52

Recorded on July 21, 2017 

Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron

The rundown:

  • A Tidal rant
  • Traveling with good AV
  • CEDIA - a favorite trade show
  • Answering your awesome questions
    • Video compression
    • Searching for great OLED deals
    • TV speaker upgrade on a budget
    • Bigger screen TVs
    • Rear-channel speaker options
    • Your first Blu-ray movie
    • Headphones for everyone

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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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AVexcel - Episode 38

Recorded on March 7, 2017 

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

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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 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 #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

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 #007

Welcome to episode 007 of the AVexcel podcast!

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

Please comment below or drop us an email at ask@avexcel.com

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Recording date: February 10, 2016