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AV Rant #183: Prophetic After The Fact

June 3rd, 2010

Don’t forget, if you want to have your rant on the podcast, record it and get it to Tom or Clint. Best to use a hosting service (there are a ton of free ones) if it is a big file. In this week’s episode – more on Hulu. Will it be coming to the big screen? Will it cost more? E3 should give us some answers. Plus, Andrew has an opinion. Henry turns Tom on to a lip syncing issue that has him thinking about 24bit/192kHz versus 16bit/44.1kHz. Tom wants more broadcasts of the same show. Glenn wants to know about matching subs. Tom talks about matching speakers in general. Dina’s still mad about last weeks podcast title. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to vote for us at Podcast Alley. To see our (mostly) complete collection of show videos, click here. To get our iPhone app, visit the iTunes store.


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  1. cynan
    June 3rd, 2010 at 21:09 | #1

    Is it just me or does this week’s podcast audio link directly to Dina’s porn box!? (last weeks episode?)

  2. David
    June 4th, 2010 at 06:38 | #2

    Hey Tom,
    I stumbled across a new TV show you might like. It is a medical drama with a supernatural twist. I don’t want to give too much away, but I’m pretty sure its a genra that you’ll like. It’s called Pulse.

  3. pvalex
    June 4th, 2010 at 06:56 | #3

    Yep, download link is for last week’s show. Same deal in iTunes.

  4. Sugarbear
    June 4th, 2010 at 07:30 | #4

    @ cynan

    Nope, it’s not just you…

  5. June 4th, 2010 at 08:21 | #5

    Sorry guys, I fixed it. Podcast link should be right now.

  6. Downtowner
    June 4th, 2010 at 18:42 | #6

    Hi gang – the lip sync correction hardware Tom spoke about is made by Felston http://www.felston.com. As HD video scaling and processing become more widespread, more and more people will experience lip sync problems as they watch movies and TV. I am running a Panasonic PT-AE3000U front projector in Frame Creation Mode 2 (frame interpolation), and the audio needs to be delayed about 100ms to sync with the processing-delayed video. Also, a lot of digital cable channels send signals out that already have delayed audio, right out of the DVR cable box. Some of these channels require 175ms (!) of audio delay in order to sync. I have found that the Felston DD740 digital audio delay is the perfect solution. It is one of those rare pieces of gear that is quality-made, works with absolutely bullet-proof reliability, and just quietly does its job with no hassles. The only issue going forward: it only works with S/PDIF coax or optical digital audio…no HDMI. Unfortunately, due to the cost and complexity of de-crypting HDCP HDMI, delaying the audio signal, and re-encrypting HCDP HDMI “on the fly”, there will be no HDMI version of the DD740.

  7. Jason
    June 7th, 2010 at 23:19 | #7

    Hey Tom. Regarding the hearing issue, I doubt you’re hearing goes all the way up to 20 000Hz. If it does, consider yourself quite the anomaly.

    Most men by our age can only hear up to around 14,000Hz if they’re lucky. You lose those higher frequencies naturally with age.

    However I would like to point out that audible hearing range and critical listening are two different things. My wife can hear far higher frequencies than I can (which is normal, as a woman’s hearing deteriorates slower than a mans) but couldn’t pick out sounds from a piece of music for the life of her.

    To put things in perspective: http://www.independentrecording.net/irn/resources/freqchart/main_display.htm

  8. June 11th, 2010 at 08:19 | #8

    Jason – No doubt. I knew the 20kHz result was erroneous. My informal testing (listening to lots and lots of test tones) shows that I drop off somewhere between 16 and 18kHz. I wanted to know if I had any other problems or anything else. Of course, if I was an esoteric reviewer, I’d latch on to that 20k measurement as proof positive that I have golden ears.

  9. Jason
    June 11th, 2010 at 23:52 | #9

    16-18Hz is pretty darn good, sadly I’m down to around 14Hz myself.

    Good luck with the move. I’ve done the same thing myself so I understand the uncertainty that goes with it.

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