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AV Rant #458: Don’t Flick That Switch

November 11th, 2015

This week we thank Andrew and Michael for their donations. You are our listeners of the week! In the news, Rob was on the Entertainment 2.0 Podcast (LINK), foam lightsabers that glow (LINK), Sennheiser Orpheus headphones (LINK), and Martin Logan releases Atmos modules (LINK). Kris bought the Shure SE215 in-ear monitors on our suggestion and loves them, Bruno wants recommendations on a SVS sub (LINK) and our thoughts on the BenQ W1080ST projector, and Kevin has a problem with his room (LINK for room mode calculator). Brett is looking for seven speakers and found a deal on the Infinity Reference Series and wants to know if he should go for it (LINK), Barney is curious about the notion of “demonstration quality” tracks, and Jerry wants to know how he should set the HDMI video output settings on his new Apple TV. He also copied the settings for his Vizio from this website and it doesn’t seem right. How can he fix it (LINK)? Diego wants an OTA (over the air) tuner and antenna for his projector. Is the Tivo Roamio OTA the best option (yes) or are their other options (also yes – Xbox One, Channel Master, and antennas from Mohu). Jonathan is curious about how Audyssey set the levels of his speakers,  Brandon is wondering if the SVS Prime Satellite speakers will be enough for his room (other options Outlaw Audio Ultra sub, Ascend Acoustics HTM200, and NHT SuperZero 2.1) and Karl is curious if the immersive audio format from Imax is still a thing (it is LINK) and why Tom can’t have Atmos speakers. Kyle is looking for a rack mountable power conditioner (the Furman M-8X2 that he found is probably the best option though APC does have options), Dipan needs help with his screen size and projector placement and Infinite Gary wonders why, in Audioholics’ review of the Yamaha A-S801, Gene said not to use the 4 ohm switch. Martin is worried about the light output of the projectors he’s thinking of buying, Mahidhar is having problems with Plex changing video output on the fly, Brian wants to build some DIY corner traps (LINK, LINK, and LINK), and Andrew wants to know what to do with his pre-wired speaker locations. 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. Check out AVGadgets.com where Tom is the new Editor-in-Chief! Download Tom's NEWEST book, Touch of Pain from Amazon now!

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