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AV Rant #804: Don’t Buy Gurinder’s Niece’s Book

April 22nd, 2022

RSL has a new SpeedWoofer subwoofer. Insteon has vanished without warning. And IMDb TV gets a new name: Freevee.

Gurinder is a long-time listener, and his 12-year-old niece published a novel on Amazon! It’s titled, “The Orb Oracle”. But we would never promote that. No, sir. What sort of precedent would that set? We’d certainly never mention how she also made her own cover art. And we’d never link to where you can buy it, like this: https://amzn.to/3vwYs5y . Not gonna happen. Sorry.

Check out Tom’s newest novel, “Touch of Pain”:

Pictures shown in this episode:

00:00:00 – Intro
Tom watched Spider-Man: No Way Home and Metal Lords. Rob watched West Side Story and The Batman.

00:15:13 – Listeners of the Week

Our Listeners of the Week are our 146 Patreon Patrons, including Bertrand, as well as Peter for sending a Movies Anywhere code.
Thanks to Keshaun and Dane for giving Tom permission to use their photos on https://avgadgets.com/
And we appreciate the notes of gratitude for keeping the podcast going from: Peter, Nathan, Jorge, and Gurinder.

00:21:08 – The Orb Oracle
A novel by Gurinder’s niece, who also did her own cover art. It’s too bad we refuse to mention it or link to it, like this: https://amzn.to/3vwYs5y

In the news:

00:23:09 – News: RSL SpeedWoofer 10S MK II
An updated version costs $50 more, but digs down to 22 Hz: https://is.gd/Qnw0hm

00:26:35 – News: Insteon Shuts Down Servers
Without warning, Insteon home automation seems to have closed up shop and vanished: https://is.gd/fhSPrV
– Options for Insteon users: https://is.gd/93Xdvg

00:31:08 – News: IMDb TV is now Freevee
The Amazon-owned streaming service gets a new name, Apr 27: https://is.gd/mPFFKe


00:33:08 – Comment: James – RTI Remotes
A dealer-only, universal remote option: https://is.gd/efBv5a

00:36:00 – Comment: Nathan – JustWatch
Another good universal search and watchlist option: https://www.justwatch.com/

00:37:56 – Comment: Dazz – Vacation TV Horrors
SoundBars, Bose Cubes, and smoothing, oh my!


00:41:29 – Jay: 83″ OLED with NextGen TV
What are his options for a set with ATSC 3.0 built-in? Plus Dolby Vision and gaming details.
– Sony A90J: https://is.gd/xSoviE
– LG G2: https://is.gd/sAgcrm
– Samsung QN90A: https://is.gd/drCJz5
– QN90B: https://is.gd/BxEMZI

00:54:43 – Patrick: Which Sub or Subs?
A large, multi-purpose room with size and placement restrictions. Should he go ported? Sealed? One sub, or two? Plus Epson’s 5050UB vs LS11000.
– SVS PB-3000: https://is.gd/aghF5Z
– Monolith M-15 V2: https://is.gd/dDGtqY
– SVS PC-4000: https://is.gd/kivHl4

01:07:48 – Scott: Kinetics VersaTune Panels
We discuss how thinner panels might absorb lower frequencies. Whether it’s worth the cost. Plus battery backup.
– Kinetics Panels: https://is.gd/wEjkLJ
– APC Gaming Performance UPS: https://is.gd/jDSsix

01:16:58 – Gurinder: Monoprice Monolith in-walls
Which model for Surrounds?
– Monolith THX in-walls: https://is.gd/vP9iEY

01:21:30 – Bertrand: iTunes, Anthem & Dolby Vision
We discuss frame rate matching, iTunes Home Sharing, Anthen ARC Genesis setup, and Dolby Vision picture modes.
– iTunes Home Sharing: https://is.gd/zLrsxB
– ARC Setup: https://is.gd/vWUWi7
– ARC Genesis: https://youtu.be/fg9-c4GolR4

01:28:26 – Michael: Dual PB16-Ultra vs Quad Cylinders
With used SVS cylinder subs for sale, how would they compare to SVS’ flagship ported box?

01:32:27 – Infinite Gary: Class A Heat
Gary went from monoblocks to an integrated amp, both with pure Class A amplifier sections. Why did the monoblocks produce way more heat?

01:35:51 – Nathan: Whole House Audio Speakers
On-wall and in-ceiling options.
– https://avgadgets.com/best-on-wall-speakers/
– Elac OW4.2: https://is.gd/9RUnDg
– Fosi TDA7498E: https://is.gd/VhcNCK
– Dayton MA1260: https://is.gd/7NcBY9
– Sonance MAG6: https://is.gd/En6IMW
– MAG6 back cans: https://is.gd/wYbPax
– OSD Black R62SM: https://is.gd/ssXz50
– OSD Black back box: https://is.gd/U9xnyz

01:45:32 – Tom: OTA DVR
We don’t have a solution as simple and cheap as desired, but we discuss the options.
– https://www.cnet.com/tech/home-entertainment/best-ota-dvr-for-cord-cutters/

01:51:45 – Dane: MOAR Chest Thump!
We go over bumping up trim levels, using Audyssey Dynamic EQ and the Audyssey Editor App, and maybe adding bass shakers.
– https://avgadgets.com/how-to-add-tactile-transducers-to-your-home-theater/

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