AV Rant #662: Canadian Bleeps
Our Listeners of the Week are our 88 Patreon Patrons, including James W. from the UK, and also Byron S. for telling SVS and KEF we sent him their way, and David G. & Francis A. for letting Tom know about the overlapping promos in our audio-only versions the past few weeks.
Pictures shown in this episode: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmHfFoQn
In the news:
– Philips’ Hue Play HDMI Sync Box makes you lights change along with your TV images, and brings out some FILTHY (for a Canadian) language from Rob H.: https://is.gd/zlufJK– TiVo is inserting ads before recorded shows: https://is.gd/A5gcr3
– The CTA created an official 8K Ultra HD definition and logo: https://is.gd/5ovrGo
0:15:21 John H. asks where he should position his in-wall speakers for an Atmos configuration.
0:22:02 Joel N. got a speaker and sub repaired, and now he asks about surge protection and where he should spend his money for audio improvements.
– APC P8V: https://is.gd/pIcUW5
0:33:40 Kev S. gets more clarification about his Sony Receiver’s auto setup, and we discuss buying 4K and 3D discs in advance.
0:44:39 Mark H. sent us subwoofer measurements, so we deep dive on his results, and discuss what bass traps would offer.
1:00:34 Chris T. wants to know why people “hear things they’ve never heard before”, and why auto-EQ can’t make all speakers sound identical.
1:08:37 Clara shares experiences from CEDIA, and asks about using smaller subs close to you with bigger subs farther away.
1:13:13 Francis A. asks what settings to use for his Panasonic UB820 when it’s connected to an LG OLED and a 1080p projector.
– Sewell IBIS Pro manual HDMI switch: https://is.gd/BzGfEU
1:16:42 Bobby K. wants to know all about lossy vs. lossless formats, just how different they are, and what he should listen for if he’s trying to hear the difference.
– Description of the Philips Golden Ears Challenge (discontinued): https://is.gd/KnBcve
1:25:24 Derek W. asks why his “rear” speakers aren’t making any sounds when he uses his Xbox One.
1:31:35 Dan H. sends us on a big rant about “better than CD quality” audio. And we talk about future video quality, too.
1:45:41 Chad B. asks about the requirements for adding Front Wide speakers, and whether he should wait for HDMI 2.1.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!