AV Rant #445: Atmos Illuminati
Don is our listener of the week. He bought a pair of SVS SB-2000s and told SVS he bought them because of AVRant. In the news: BenQ releases a curved monitor (LINK), XBox One will become a DVR (LINK and LINK), the UltraHD Blu-ray Standard is finalized (LINK), Vidity is real (LINK), and SuperMHL promises everything over USB Type-C (LINK). Mark is looking for a center channel (LINK) and maybe some Atmos ceiling speakers (LINK and LINK), Jim has a question about “business class” projectors and how surround modes work, and Barney has some thoughts on making a 7×9 room sound great, information about an Oppo UHD player, some information on Atmos (LINK) and UltraHD Blu-ray (LINK), and wants to know if there is a higher-end separate coming out with immersive audio (LINK). John needs subwoofer placement help, Efrain is looking for a TV for his in-laws, and Jonathan is interested in the future of audio if VR is to be a thing (LINK and LINK). Jay sent us a “review” of Klipsch atmos-enabled speakers (LINK), Jaremy is second guessing his amp purchase, and Bill shared this photo:
Bob has all Sony gear but is looking for a new receiver that will work with Sony’s version of CEC, Kris sent a link to a Kickstarter for “The World’s Lightest Headphone Amplifier” (LINK), and Don sent a link to a Pizza Box Projector (LINK). Marcel sent us an update, Ashley found a setup video for the PS3 and wants our feedback (LINK), and Jerry is looking for a new “future-proof” receiver (LINK). Thanks for listening. Check out our Facebook Page. Click here for our YouTube channel where you can see the recordings of our show videos. Download Tom’s FREE superhero-themed ebook Bob Moore: No Hero wherever ebooks are sold (or given away in this case). Visit Tom's website for download links as well as links for the two full-length followups - Bob Moore: Desperate Times and Bob Moore: Hostile Territory. Lastly, if you live in the Tampa Bay area and are interested in a mobile climbing wall, check out Fearless Mobile Climbing and meet Tom in person!