AV Rant #759: Brenda’s Husband
00:00:00 – Intro & Listeners of the Week
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00:07:20 – Correction
Last week Rob mistakenly said there wasn’t any way to listen to Atmos Music from Apple Music on a full speaker system via HDMI. Happily, the Apple TV 4K can, in fact, output Atmos Music: https://is.gd/V99eVk
00:10:59 – Denon/Marantz SPK618 HDMI Adapter
00:13:18 – In the news:
– IKEA & Sonos introduced the $199 Symfonisk Picture Frame Speaker: https://avgadgets.com/ikea-and-sonos-symfonisk-on-wall-picture-frame-speaker/
– Apple TV+ will only be free for 3 months with the purchase of an Apple product starting July 1st: https://is.gd/MLbkCZ
– Xbox Cloud Gaming is coming to Smart TVs and an Xbox Streaming Stick: https://is.gd/puJnuL
00:21:00 – Comments
– Infinite Gary filled us in on the naming of the TCL Chinese Theatre: https://is.gd/DvIGxq
– Brenda’s Husband, Andrew P., corrects his previous oversight.
00:23:01 – Andrew B.
shares how he built a subwoofer into his seating riser.
00:25:46 – Mike M.
asks if he should get an AV Receiver or a Pre-Pro for his 4 ohm Polk LSi speakers.
00:33:20 – Scott S.
asks if he should build his room with a flat or a pitched ceiling.
00:37:02 – Raf R.
asks if it’s worth having a Sony A9G OLED professionally calibrated.
00:42:14 – Infinite Gary
asks if different Receivers implement Dolby Surround or DTS Neural:X Upmixing differently. Then we troubleshoot a remote control issue, and discuss if going back to some old gear has ever surprised us…in a good way.
00:50:03 – Brannon M.
has a puzzling input issue with his Epson 5040UB projector, and we talk about which flavor of upmixing the Auto Listening Mode applies.
00:56:13 – Jonathan (the SeaDen Theater)
gets clarification about which GiK acoustic panels to buy.
00:59:21 – Art
asks if a Pioneer Elite LX501 Receiver will be an audible upgrade, or just an HDMI feature upgrade.
01:04:06 – James S.
gets some ideas about how to fix Chromecast built-in on his Anthem MRX 740.
01:08:31 – Michael Z.
gets some tips on running Audyssey MultEQ XT for his brother.
01:18:12 – Chris T.
gets clarification about picture settings for his Epson 5050UB projector.
– Projector Reviews 5050UB Settings: https://is.gd/dsxzJa
01:26:01 – John O.
gets our take on his DIY subwoofer plans using a Skar Audio VXF-15 driver, as well as where we think he should place them, and how to input a “house curve” into Room EQ Wizard prior to measuring.
01:43:54 – Jack R. (and thank you to Jay)
asks about getting a more reliable IR signal to his projector, making lens memory positions easy using his Harmony Remote, and why his Microsoft Surface Tablet is having issues outputting surround sound within REW, even with the ASIO4ALL drivers.