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AV Rant #828: Stop Being Stupid

October 6th, 2022

Stadia is shutting down. LG OLEDs will get smaller. And YouTube wants more money and longer ad breaks.

Pictures shown in this episode:https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjA9Kwg

00:00:00 – Intro & What We Watched
Rob watched the new Quantum Leap. Tom watched the original Hocus Pocus, Andor, and She-Hulk.

00:19:19 – Listeners of the Week
Our Listeners of the Week are Julian for his PayPal donation, plus our 137 Patreon Patrons, including Bertrand, as well as Julian for telling AV Science he knew to call them because of us, and Greg for treating Rob to dinner while at a conference in Vancouver!
Thanks to Jack and Greg for sending 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: Julian, Karl, Jack, B.J, Clara, Jorge, Infinite Gary, Gurinder, Jonathan, Ilango, Kris, Nathan, Greg & Bertrand. Thank you to everyone for continuing to listen!

In the news:

00:27:00 – News: JVC 25th D-ILA AnniversaryVia Karl – JVC preps a firmware update and 25 hand-picked DLA-25LTD projectors: https://bit.ly/3V0IdcV

00:29:28 – News: Google Stadia Being Shut Down
Jan 18th, 2023, the streaming game service will be gone: https://bit.ly/3SXFnDn

00:33:27 – News: 27″ & 32″ LG OLEDs
Smaller OLED monitors coming next year: https://bit.ly/3SZ90Ex
97″ OLED costs $25K: https://bit.ly/3e7ROOf

00:34:58 – News: YouTube Paywalls
Longer ad breaks and Premium necessary for 4K: https://bit.ly/3EkX6kn


00:37:49 – Comment: Dazz – DIY Panels ver. 2
His updated frame design.

00:38:58 – Comment: Ilango – Fireplace Cool Wall
Manufacturers recommendation for TVs above a fireplace: https://bit.ly/3ryI8PX


00:41:19 – Matt: 3 Speakers Behind a Screen
Movie theaters do it, but at home?

00:46:49 – Luke: HDMI Audio Woes
How to get immersive audio from a PC when you need to plug directly into the TV for 4K/120.

00:56:11 – Infinite Gary: Directional Subwoofer Mode Blending
Claims are out there that Denon & Marantz’ Direction Subwoofer Mode could be better for blending with individual speakers.

01:05:49 – Julian: JVC Overscan & Masking
HDR Optimizer, screen, overscan, DIY masking, keystone, and reverse vignetting.
– Triple Velvet Black: https://bit.ly/3fIE9xC
– Baritone & Fidelio Velvet: https://bit.ly/3SMtnoU

01:25:10 – Kiran: More Speakers, More Objects?
Do we get to hear more sound objects if we have more speakers? And how are the 128 potential objects from the cinema downmixed at home?
– Dolby Spatial Audio Coding: https://bit.ly/3e77Mbq

01:32:27 – Jack: Four Sub Concerns
Multi-Sub Optimizer Software achieved uniform AND flat response, but is that a good thing?

01:40:44 – Dan: Surrounds on Back Wall?
What to do about Surrounds when you have no side wall.

01:43:57 – Jay: Import for Auro-3D?
The German release of No Escape has both Atmos and Auro-3D. Worth it?
– https://bit.ly/3C4KUBe

01:47:23 – Bertrand: Upmix Native Atmos?
You can choose to upmix Atmos from discs using DTS Neural:X. Why doesn’t that work on Apple TV 4K?

01:53:52 – Greg: Dimming Bulb, What To Do?
A bare bulb replacement worked. A full lamp with housing didn’t. Time to upgrade projectors? Or switch to a flat panel?
– 83″ C1 OLED: https://bit.ly/3fA3jOO
– 85″ Samsung QN90B: https://bit.ly/3V0LGIt

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