AV Rant #704: 2D Rob

June 19th, 2020No comments

xvideos网站Our Listeners of the Week are our 121 Patreon Patrons, as well as Gurinder for sending Rob an Amazon gift card, Victor D. for giving us a shout out anywhere he buys electronics, and Neil M. and David B. for both talking us up to SVS. We also want to thank Greg, Kevin, Dan, and Carl for their notes of gratitude to us for keeping the podcast going. Thank you all for continuing to listen!

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In the news:

– Sony revealed the PS5 console design, including both a “Digital Edition” and a version with an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive: https://is.gd/aM52D6

Comments:

– Dazz made an unboxing video for the Ascend Acoustics SE Series speakers: https://youtu.be/N6wsfKOo4VQ

– Lee O. shares his positive impressions of the Sonos Move outdoor speaker.

– Carl C. points out that most media playback apps for Windows include the option to bitstream audio output, so leaving the normal Windows audio output as stereo is likely the best setting. And Tom shares his latest Xbox One audio trial update.

– Christian advocates for OSMC (Open Source Media Center) and their Vero hardware: https://osmc.tv/store/

– Neil M. bought dual SVS PC-2000 Pro cylinder subs, and writes in to tell us we were right, and that both SVS and Richer Sounds in the UK provided great service. Neil also shares his clever idea of using pillow cases as cheap, easy Bass Trap coverings.

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AV Rant #703: Jitter, Judder, Dumber

June 12th, 2020No comments

Congrats again to Scott M. whose name was drawn from our list of Patreon Patrons to receive a model of a sci-fi spaceship from Andrew L.!

Our Listeners of the Week are Derek and Manuel for their donations, and our 121 Patreon Patrons. And we also appreciate the notes of gratitude for keeping the podcast going that we received from: Bob, Ari, Greg, Nathan D., Nathan W., Rob, and Joe. Thank you to everyone for continuing to listen!

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In the news:

– 0:10:08 Denon announced their 2020 X-Series Receivers with (limited) HDMI 2.1 support and some nice feature upgrades, including promised future support for DTS:X Pro: https://is.gd/AQl8Ro

Comments:

– Alex M. notes that the Disney+ app on Xbox One supports Atmos audio now.

– Damien D. confirmed with Monoprice directly that the Alpha Series backer boxes work with both the 8″ and 6.5″ Alpha in-ceiling speakers: https://is.gd/d16o1F

– Nathan D. thought we’d get a laugh from his stereo UE Boom outdoor speaker positioning.

– Joe K. just wanted to share the equipment rack and SVS SB16-Ultra subwoofer changes he’s made during quarantine.

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AV Rant #702: Semi-Rigid Mass

June 5th, 2020No comments

Congratulations to Scott M., whose name was drawn from our list of Patreon Patrons to receive a model of a sci-fi-themed spaceship from Andrew L.!

Our Listeners of the Week are Matthew and Kevin for their donations, our 120 Patreon Patrons, including Max, Michael C., Kevin H., Mark N., and Stan L., as well as Stan L. again for letting Ascend Acoustics know his Sierra-2EX speaker purchase was thanks to our recommendation, and Joseph P. to telling Accessories4Less that he heard about them from us. We also want to thank Carl, Kevin T., Kevin H., Sean M., and Ben F. for their notes of gratitude for keeping the podcast going. Thank you to everyone for continuing to listen!

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In the news:

– Vincent Teoh from HDTV Test reports that Dolby Vision is being removed from the ChangHong CHiQ A5U & B5U Ultra Short Throw projectors after Dolby found them to be “inadequate”: https://youtu.be/k1CpxlJpQDo

– Dolby Atmos Music from Tidal is now available on several streaming devices, allowing full-sized Atmos speaker systems and SoundBars to be used for Atmos Music playback: https://is.gd/FSCqjN

– LG’s OLED factory in China is up and running, and producing 48-inch OLEDs that should be hitting stores by the end of June: https://is.gd/ccPdRg

Comments:
– Ilango decided to go with the Paradigm Rock outdoor speakers we recommended.

– Max K. updates us on his attic home theater plans, after hearing our suggestions.

– 0:22:42 Andrew L. offers some excellent advice about constructing a soundproof theater room.

– Carl C. lets Tom know that his Roku Premiere should be able to pass through Dolby Atmos, at least from the couple of Roku apps that support it.

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AV Rant #701: Xbox Audio Fixed?!

May 29th, 2020No comments

Giveaway!

Andrew L. is offering one of his awesome models of a spaceship from one of his favorite sci-fi series. We will draw the name of one of our?Patreon Patrons?(https://www.patreon.com/avrantpodcast?)?xvideos网站. And we’ll put that person in touch with Andrew to receive the model ship!

Our Listeners of the Week are Mike for his donation, our 116 Patreon Patrons, including Alvin, and Andrew L. for making our giveaway happen. We also appreciate Martin, Gurinder, Mike, Alvin, John, Matt, and Fred sending us notes of gratitude for keeping the podcast going and notes of congratulations for reaching 700 episodes! Thank you all for continuing to listen!

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In the news:

– Samsung is entering the outdoor TV market with “The Terrace”: https://is.gd/xmJ9Ka

– HBO Max has launched, and Reviewed.com has a good breakdown: https://www.reviewed.com/televisions/features/everything-to-know-hbo-max

– Via Sean M. – Dolby Surround Upmixing can be activated via the Dolby Access App on Xbox One consoles.

Comments:

– Fred C. figured out the strange bug that made the radio tuner in his Marantz SlimLine Receiver stop working.

– John B. shared the Audio Frequency Spectrum chart that correlates subjective terms with actual frequency ranges.

– Mario S. shared his daughter’s She-Ra lockscreen artwork.

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AV Rant #700: Spiked Speaker Stands

May 22nd, 2020No comments

700 Episodes! Thank you all so much for watching, listening, and sending your questions and rants to us!

Surprise Giveaway!

Andrew L. is offering one of his awesome models of a spaceship from one of his favorite sci-fi series. We will draw the name of one of our Patreon Patrons (https://www.patreon.com/avrantpodcast ) in two weeks. And we’ll put that person in touch with Andrew to receive the model ship!

Check out Tom’s appearance on the Bright Side Home Theater Podcast: https://nerdylegion.com/podcasts/brightsideht

Our Listeners of the Week are Rafal and Jayson for their donations, plus our 112 Patreon Patrons, as well as Ash who provided our Episode #700 artwork, and Jason D. and Fred C. who both told SVS we recommended them. And we appreciate the notes from Daryl, Mark, Jonathan, Steve, Karl, Rob, Jason, and Graham who all expressed their gratitude for keeping the podcast going.

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In the news:

 – Via Karl R. – NextGen TV (aka ATSC 3.0) won’t roll out in 2020 as initially planned: https://is.gd/crdOoD

Comments:

– Daryl A. has almost completed his theater, and he used Crutchfield’s SpeakerCompare (https://www.crutchfield.com/ISEO-rgbtcspd/speakercompare/default.aspx
 ) and our advice to do it.

– Jay backs up Gurinder’s suggestion to Tom to try a Nespresso coffee machine.

– Chris H. clarifies that Apple AirPlay is lossless, but limited to CD quality.

– Jack R. tells us about HushFrame Connectors from IsoStore, which cost less than sound clips and can take up less space: https://is.gd/StXCrP

– Damien D. regales us with his tale of assembling and hanging his Silver Ticket projection screen all by himself.

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