AV Rant #835: ‘Cause It’s Dumb & Ugly
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
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.
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.
– 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
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!
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.
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.Thanks for listening. Check out our Facebook Page. Click here for our YouTube channel where you can see the recordings of our show videos. Download Tom’s FREE superhero-themed ebook Bob Moore: No Hero wherever ebooks are sold (or given away in this case). Visit Tom's website for download links as well as links for the two full-length followups - Bob Moore: Desperate Times and Bob Moore: Hostile Territory. Check out AVGadgets.com where Tom is the new Editor-in-Chief! Download Tom's NEWEST book, Touch of Pain from Amazon now!