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AV Rant #459: HDMI CEC is Evil

November 22nd, 2015

This week we thank Ariel and Jonathan for their donations, Ken for sending Tom a new PreSonus audio interface, Ilango for his heartfelt letter concerning Rob’s family’s recent issues and Scott for prominently mentioning AVRant in his Theater Spotlight on Electronic House. You are our listeners of the week! In the news Tom tried out the Mimi Hearing Test App (Link), Sony will stop producing Betamax tapes in 2016 (Link), SpectraCal adds HDR-10 test patterns to CalMAN (Link), Fox announces UHD Blu-rays (Link) and USC has a wax cylinder recording archive (Link). Monty needs advice on a Monster surge protector and buying a used projector and wonders what “home entertainment class” means, Bill wants opinions on the Klipsch Icon Series speakers and how to deal with a subwoofer that’s too heavy to move, Jim wonders why Vizio makes both a 49in and 50in TV, Joshua has fun with HDMI CEC,  Timothy’s subwoofers are too quiet, Ash doubts audio improvements caused by IsoAcoustics speaker stands and fights with Marantz remote codes, John asks about Foamular insulation, Ariel wants Atmos speakers on a vaulted ceiling, Jason has audio dropout on his Oppo, Edward wonders if a projector can be too bright, Zach worries about speaker impedance, Steven needs to get rid of Soap Opera Effect, Jonathan’s Denon goes into protection mode, Gary hates the iPad Pro and gives us 50,000 dollars (hypothetically) to spend on speakers. 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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  1. jporter
    November 26th, 2015 at 21:02 | #1

    Hey Guys, just an update on Benq. They have just released a few replacements for the HT1075 both the HT2050 and the HT3050 (similar but with rec 709). Supposedly better blacks and a quieter fan, the only two complaints I’ve had about my w1070. I would also recommend an n8 grey screen to go with any of them, that really helped the contrast and didn’t hurt anything with the high light output of the w1070, in my opinion anyway. I spent the past 72 hours or so debating witch of the two I was going to upgrade to and somehow bought a sony hw-40ES, oops.

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