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AV Rant #814: HDMI CE-Sux

June 30th, 2022

We feature LG’s Ultra Short Throw projector lineup. Lots of questions about subwoofers. Rob got to meet one of our favorite listeners and supporters in person. And wouldn’t you know it, HDMI-CEC strikes again!

Pictures shown in this episode: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjzWh6L

00:00:00 – Intro

Tom and Rob both watch Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and finished up Obi-Wan Kenobi. Rob watched Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore. And Tom watched The Bear.

00:17:32 – Listeners of the Week

Our Listeners of the Week are Kevin, Michael, Bill, and Aras for their PayPal donations, plus our 139 Patreon Patrons, including Bertrand and Daniel, as well as Bertrand and Clint DeBoer for helping sort out our email issues, Dale P for talking us up to AudiMute, Infinite Gary for mentioning us to Rythmik, and Dale “Lt Sulu” for telling his local Sherwin Williams store about us.

Dale P, Mike, and Bill all sent photos with permission for Tom to use them on https://avgadgets.com/

And we appreciate the notes of gratitude for keeping the podcast going from: Bertrand, Dale P, Daniel, Dale “Lt Sulu”, and Mike. Thank you to everyone for continuing to listen!

00:23:06 – Meetup with Herb from Cross-Spectrum Labs

Rob got to have dinner with Herb from CS Acoustics & Cross-Spectrum Labs, and you get to hear all about it!

– https://csacoustics.com/

– https://cross-spectrum.com/

In the news:

00:29:13 – News: Netflix with Ads Confirmed

A new, lower-priced tier will bring ads. Existing tiers remain ad-free: https://bit.ly/3Acvtro

00:29:44 – News: SVS SoundPath UHS HDMI Cables

Fully certified 48 Gbps Ultra High Speed HDMI Cables from SVS: https://bit.ly/3nt5fJE

00:31:29 – News: LG UST Projector Lineup

LG has three new Ultra Short Throw Projectors, all with frame-by-frame Dynamic Tone Mapping for HDR: https://bit.ly/3NuURf9


00:39:03 – Comment: Nathan – CTA Audio & Video Guidelines

More published guidelines for setup, this time from the Consumer Technology Association: https://bit.ly/39ZQURQ

00:41:03 – Comment: Mike – Unexpected CEC

Mike sought the advice of the Twitter hive mind. Rob got him to check an unexpected HDMI-CEC culprit.


00:43:09 – Aras & Anonymous: Sealed vs Ported Subs

We dive deep into questions about sealed vs ported subs, two vs four, infrasonics, and decoupling.

– https://avgadgets.com/three-myths-about-ported-and-sealed-subwoofers/

– https://avgadgets.com/do-you-need-two-subwoofers-in-a-small-room/

– https://avgadgets.com/why-a-big-subwoofer-is-sometimes-a-waste-of-money/

– Monoprice Monolith M-10 V2: https://bit.ly/3nsscwI

01:12:18 – Dale: Field of View & HDMI-ARC

We share details on getting your ideal screen size and viewing distance. Then we tackle an HDMI-ARC issue where TV speakers keep getting activated when he wants external surround sound.

– https://www.tvfindr.com/tv-size-seating-distance/

– https://www.projectorscreen.com/projector-screen-calculators

01:22:57 – Bertrand: Dying AV Receiver

Further testing revealed bigger problems. Should he repair or replace?

– Fosi DA-2120C: https://amzn.to/3a4qTB2

01:27:22 – Mike: 9.2.4 System Upgrades

After putting together an impressive 9.2.4 system with a huge screen, Mike asks about subwoofer upgrades, in-wall subs, bass shakers, room treatments, using two projectors, and projector bulb replacement.

– Monoprice M-IWSUB82: https://bit.ly/3bCWn1F

– Monoprice SWA-400: https://bit.ly/3noEHJN

– Dual SVS SB-2000 Pro: https://bit.ly/3ys4uHg

– https://avgadgets.com/how-to-add-tactile-transducers-to-your-home-theater/

– Buttkicker LFE: https://bit.ly/3u7eovl

– BKA-1000: https://bit.ly/3Afoiiq

– https://avgadgets.com/is-symmetry-important-for-home-theater-speaker-placement/

– JVC NX Series replacement lamp from AV Science: https://bit.ly/3Afouya

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