AV Rant #459: HDMI CEC is Evil
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!