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AV Rant #835: ‘Cause It’s Dumb & Ugly

November 24th, 2022

Our video feed returns to YouTube now that Rob has moved back into his apartment! The restoration might be done, but the unpacking is just beginning, so no tour yet. Over at Disney, Bob Iger is back to replace Bob Chapek, who replaced Iger in 2020. Circle of life.

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

00:00:00 – Intro & What We Watched

Rob watched My Boy Jack.

00:19:39 – Sponsor?

00:22:47 – Listeners of the Week

Our Listeners of the Week are John for his PayPal donation, plus our 140 Patreon Patrons, including Karl M, as well as Dale and Brannon both for talking us up to SVS.

Brannon sent photos with permission to use them on https://avgadgets.com/

And we appreciate the notes of gratitude for keeping the podcast going from: Ryan, Jay, Eric, Robert, Jonathan, Ken, Brannon, Dan, Julian, Karl, Jorge & Greg. Thank you to everyone for continuing to listen!

In the news:

00:26:53 – News: Disney’s New CEO

It’s their old CEO, back to replace the man who replaced him: https://engt.co/3GEBdNP

Comments:

00:33:23 – Comment: Ryan – Lip Sync & Haggling

Apple TV & Sony OLED lip sync solved. The best deals aren’t always online.

00:35:45 – Comment: Eric – QualGear NPT Pipe

Get NPT Pipe cut to order online: https://amzn.to/3V1ttdi

00:36:09 – Comment: Mike – TV Above Fireplace

It’s up high. It’s hot.

– https://avgadgets.com/is-my-tv-too-high/

QUESTIONS:

00:37:06 – Ryan: Dedicated Theater Plan

Seating distance, riser height, screen size, $2,000 projector, in-walls vs on-walls, subwoofers, AVR, and cables.

– https://avgadgets.com/what-is-fov-field-of-view-and-why-is-it-important/

– https://avgadgets.com/why-you-shouldnt-have-a-projection-screen-larger-than-135/

– https://avgadgets.com/quad-subwoofers-are-four-subs-worth-it/

– Silver Ticket 120″: https://bit.ly/3Ezt9va

– BenQ HT3550: https://bhpho.to/3ADjmTA

– Epson HC 4010: https://bhpho.to/3i7fpQF

– Ascend HTM-200SE: https://bit.ly/3GEbQM9

– Sonance MAG6: https://bit.ly/3TWrJAB

– MAG6 Back Cans: https://bit.ly/3GFh5vk

– SVS PB-1000 Black Friday: https://bit.ly/3hVCzJO

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

– Denon X3700H: https://amzn.to/3i8Cum3

– Ablink Certified UHS Fiber Optic HDMI: https://amzn.to/3OvPbDV

00:54:57 – Rob W: Bigger TV & ARC

Which TV for $3,500? Give up 120 Hz & VRR or lossless audio?

– LG 83″ C1 OLED: https://amzn.to/3XnSAsh

00:58:46 – Raf: Neighbor Complaints

Audyssey Dynamic Volume on High works, but is there something better?

01:00:59 – Trevor: Settings & Subs

Sony X90J & Apple TV 4K settings. Will ported subs deliver bigger impact than sealed?

– X90J Settings: https://bit.ly/3tP6INP

– https://avgadgets.com/how-to-get-bass-you-can-feel-from-your-home-theater-subwoofer/

– https://avgadgets.com/setting-up-dual-subwoofers/

01:07:24 – Dale: Unimpressed in Big Room

A quick setup of a Denon X3800H and SVS SB-1000 Pro in an open room didn’t impress. Will a much smaller room really transform them?

01:14:25 – Joseph: Weird Epson Laser Setting

A 10500 projector thinks it’s always getting component video.

01:18:07 – Karl M: Which Dual Subs?

Can’t go wrong with any of his candidates. But get cylinders!

– https://avgadgets.com/i-want-a-subwoofer-that-will-pressurize-my-room-a-clear-definition/

01:20:49 – Eric: On-wall Surrounds, AT Screen

Will Monolith THX on-walls go with Ascend Fronts? Should he make a DIY acoustically transparent screen?

– Monolith M-OW1: https://bit.ly/3XtuZ9u

01:28:16 – Blake: Computer Speakers

Desktop setup in a shared, large basement.

– AudioEngine A5+: https://bit.ly/3ExyWRU

– Monoprice MTM-100: https://bit.ly/3TYD9Uv

– Mount-It Side-clamping MI-SB37 mounts: https://bit.ly/3V5NUWr

– HiFiMAN Sundara: https://amzn.to/3U1akXJ

01:34:26 – Robert: Audyssey Setup Menu Glitch

Randomly going into Audyssey setup mode.

01:36:10 – Mike P: UST Projector or OLED?

With a variable seating distance, it’s not so cut and dry.

– https://avgadgets.com/why-you-wont-make-your-home-theater-the-best-it-can-be-sunk-cost-fallacy/

01:40:37 – Mike: Insulation Alcoves

What to do behind a false wall and in alcoves, acoustically.

01:43:40 – Brannon: Slim In-Ceiling Speakers

A room within a room demands shallow depth in-ceilings.

– KEF Ci160TR at A4L: https://bit.ly/3gqJhHA

– Monoprice Alpha or Caliber: https://bit.ly/3EXlIj3

01:51:10 – Ilango: Back Boxes or Back Cans?

Are full-size backer boxes for in-ceilings worth it over retrofit back cans?

01:55:08 – Infinite Gary: Vinyl & Ugly Speakers

Our take on vinyl’s “resurgence” and Linear Phase Speakers.

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