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 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 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 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 43

Recorded on May 25, 2017 

Patrick Norton and Robert Heron are modding the home theater goodness 

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The tingly bits

Sweet Q&A

Headphone design redux

Final words

Thank you

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We appreciate your feedback

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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

Thank you

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Connect with us

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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

The AVexcel sub-Reddit is a great place for group interaction

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Recording date: March 2nd, 2016

Episode #008

Welcome to episode 008 of the AVexcel podcast

Our show grows through audience support, and every bit helps

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

HBO's Vinyl
 
Hosko's lens cleaning rules

PC cleaning must-haves

Protect your investment

1080p TV deals are vanishing

Get your 4K on (now)

Keith's TV doesn't decode the VP9 codec

Send us your questions ask@avexcel.com

Richard is curious about SiliconDust tuners

AV calibration training

Tom asks if it's OK to copy calibration settings

Luxury headphones

A great week for new Blu-ray releases

Rotten Tomatoes purchased by Fandango

Ron wants the best streaming service

Chris wonders why his gear freezes/crashes

  • Simplify setup to one device
  • Line conditioners for clean power

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Recording date: February 22, 2016

Episode #007

Welcome to episode 007 of the AVexcel podcast!

Our show grows through audience support and every bit helps!

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

Episode #003

We've crushed our first Patreon Milestone Goal, and it's all thanks to the support of our awesome fans!

For AVexcel Episode #003, Robert and Patrick dive into:

  • Roku 4 - tested and reviewed
  • Sharp LE653U TV - tested and reviewed
  • Vizio Reference Series - Dolby Vision for the masses
  • New 1080p OLED TV = Even better value
  • A great LED projector reviewed
  • Amazon vs Google/Apple - video streaming showdown
  • Hulu's almost ad-free option
  • EFF - a fair use update

And, much more!  Please join us!

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Recording date: October 29, 2015