AV Rant #644: Hanging Sub

May 24th, 2019 No comments

Our Listeners of the Week are Jainan, Patricio, Terry, and Thomas for their donations, also our 81 Patreon Patrons, including Ilango, as well as Dan for sending us some Amazon gift cards, Miguel for telling Parts-Express his Triplett SPL Meter purchase was thank to our recommendation, and Tom for mentioning us to AV Science when he bought his JVC RS540 projector.

Pictures shown in this episode: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmDFgHoq

In the news:
– Disney now owns all of Hulu: https://variety.com/2019/digital/news/disney-full-control-hulu-comcast-deal-1203214338/
– Many AV Rant Listeners alerted us that Sound United bought Onkyo and Pioneer: https://www.cepro.com/article/sound_united_to_pick_up_integra_onkyo_pioneer_brands
– The co-founder of Paradigm now owns 100% of Paradigm, Anthem, and Martin Logan: https://www.soundandvision.com/content/paradigm-co-founder-buys-paradigm-anthem-and-martinlogan
– The Sony X800M2 Ultra HD Blu-ray player doesn’t auto-switch Dolby Vision: https://youtu.be/aiij4UzMUi4
– Sony and Microsoft are teaming up for game streaming: https://www.flatpanelshd.com/news.php?subaction=showfull&id=1558346908
– An iTunes bug downgraded a bunch of 4K movies to HD: https://www.techradar.com/news/itunes-bug-causing-many-users-4k-titles-to-be-downgraded-to-hd

– Carl informed us that all four of the new CalMAN Home calibration software options include full manual calibration workflows: https://store.portrait.com/consumer-software.html

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AV Rant #643: Sorry, Josh

May 17th, 2019 No comments

Our Listeners of the Week are our 80 Patron Patrons, including Mel, as well as Rob W. for letting SVS know his dual PB-1000 purchase was because of our recommendation, and Damien D. for mentioning us to Accessories4Less when he bought a Denon X4400H.

Pictures shown in this episode: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmyc94kb

In the news:
– Samsung rolled out the firmware that adds the Apple TV app and AirPlay 2 to their TVs: https://www.avsforum.com/samsung-launches-airplay-2-and-apple-tv-app-support/
– Via Karl R. – Hub Entertainment Research survey, “Entertainment in the Connected Home”: https://advanced-television.com/2019/05/08/study-just-half-of-4k-tv-owners-have-watched-4k-content/

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AV Rant #642: We Got Bits on Bits, Baby!

May 10th, 2019 No comments

Our Listeners of the Week are Adam for his donation, and our 80 Patreon Patrons.

Pictures shown in this episode: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmB4bTyp

In the news:
– Netflix announced high-quality audio: https://media.netflix.com/en/company-blog/bringing-studio-quality-sound-to-netflix
– Samsung is launching The Sero, a vertical TV: https://www.flatpanelshd.com/news.php?subaction=showfull&id=1556546165

– David F. thinks Software Defined Radio could solve gaming controller wireless range issues.- Billy updates us on his subwoofer choice.- @GraphiKungFusion on Instagram made a custom artwork wrap for his SVS PC-2000.

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AV Rant #641: AV Common Knowledge

May 3rd, 2019 No comments

Our Listeners of the Week are our 79 Patreon Patrons, as well as Johnny D. who talked us up to RBH and Accessories4Less when he bought EP-SB earphones and a Denon X3400H, and Martin D. who’s also a fan of The Expanse and let Tom know season 4 is coming this summer on Amazon Prime Video.

Pictures shown in this episode: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmD6udf3

In the news: 
– JBL has released their Stage Series of entry-level speakers: https://www.jbl.com/stage-series.html
– Aperion Audio announced their mid-tier NOVUS Series speakers: https://www.aperionaudio.com/pages/novus

– Jeremy Porter from Porter Edwards | Austin HiFi shared a sneak peak of their first speaker: https://www.porteredwards.com/
– Graham C. let us know about Gizmodo’s take on last weekend’s Game of Thrones episode looking too dark: https://gizmodo.com/a-theory-about-why-last-nights-game-of-thrones-was-too-1834379081

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AV Rant #640: Pentacle Of Advice

April 26th, 2019 No comments

Our Listeners of the Week are Jacob for his donation, our 80 Patreon Patrons, including Jeremy, as well as Monty for talking us up to Accessories4Less, Ascend, and SVS, and Christian L. for offering his audio editing expertise.

Pictures shown in this episode: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmxBRE8Q

In the news:
– details about the PlayStation 5: https://www.wired.com/story/exclusive-sony-next-gen-console/
– Logitech launches the Harmony Express remote, Hub, and app: https://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/harmony-express?crid=60https://www.cnet.com/news/logitech-harmony-express-builds-in-alexa-to-simplify-tv-systems-for-250/
– Amazon and Google will finally allow Prime Video and YouTube on each other’s devices: https://www.flatpanelshd.com/news.php?subaction=showfull&id=1555647579
– Netflix beta tests a shuffle mode: https://gizmodo.com/netflix-is-testing-a-feature-to-serve-up-random-episode-1834182934
– Karl shared AVS Forum’s IMAX Enhanced Guide: https://www.avsforum.com/imax-product-guide/
– Joseph used a Dymo Rhino 5200 label maker to print speaker labels on heat shrink tubing: http://www.dymo.com/en-US/rhino-industrial-5200-label-maker
– Jay Edward, welcome to our current episodes if you’ve caught up!

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