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AV Rant #671: Gurinder the Grim

December 6th, 2019 No comments

ANNOUNCEMENT: We will be interviewing Phil Jones from Sound United on Dec. 11, so email us your questions for him!

PRIZE DRAW: When we reach 100 Patreon Patrons, Andrew L. has graciously offered to send a hand-made collectible of a Sci-Fi-themed model to one lucky Patron! Let’s see if we can get to 100 by Christmas!

Our Listeners of the Week are Raf for his donation, our 92 Patreon Patrons, including Jack R. and Andy S., as well as Mike S. for sending Tom and Rob Amazon gift cards, Damien D. for giving us a shout out when he bought some Ascend Acoustics speakers, and Gurinder for talking us up to EluneVision when he bought a projection screen.

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

In the news:

– JansZen Audio Lotus will be the world’s first fully self-contained electrostatic headphones once their Kickstarter is funded: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/davidjanszen/janszen-lotus-electrostatic-headphones-bliss-on-the-go

– Ascend Acoustics has officially launched their Sierra Duo LCR wall-mountable, M-T-M, RAAL ribbon tweeter speakers: http://ascendacoustics.com/pages/products/speakers/duo/duo.html

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AV Rant #670: Making History

December 2nd, 2019 No comments

Happy Thanksgiving!

ANNOUNCEMENT: We will be interviewing Phil Jones from Sound United on Dec. 11, so email us your questions for him!

Our Listeners of the Week are our 93 Patreon Patrons, including John H., and also Mike S for talking us up to Acoustimac, and Phil D. for letting Accessories4Less and SVS know we sent him their way.

Lee Overstreet is our guest co-host this week while Tom is away.

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

In the news:

– Warner Music Group added more Dolby Atmos Music to Amazon Music HD: https://is.gd/GGIaCD

– Netflix is mandating all their original content has to be HDR: https://is.gd/R7Alr7

– Google Stadia’s launch makes some users feel like it’s a beta: https://is.gd/2LMGSl

– SVS SB12-NSD (https://is.gd/FY2mNF) & PB12-NSD (https://is.gd/iAzr1P) are back again for Black Friday

Comments:

– Lee Overstreet shares some thoughts about his new Sony X800G TV: https://is.gd/5yeY52

– Bernard T. shared some pics of his completed fireplace build with a niche for his TV.

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AV Rant #669: 2019 NVidia Shield Pro Review

November 22nd, 2019 1 comment

Our Listeners of the Week are Brandon for his donation, and our 92 Patreon Patrons.

Pictures shown in this episode:
https://flic.kr/s/aHsmJtrWL6

0:03:30 We review Disney+:

– Star Wars HDR versions: https://youtu.be/VGZmMjPJiAk
– Simpsons getting 4:3 option in 2020: https://is.gd/pwXC8k
– Via Eddie on Twitter – thousands of accounts hacked: https://is.gd/i5q26l
– How to get ESPN+ & Hulu without ads as a bundle: https://is.gd/BZX4qs

0:17:15 2019 NVidia Shield Pro review

In the news:

– Hulu + Live TV gets a price hike: https://is.gd/z7Xm5L

– Netflix and Nickelodeon sign a multi-year deal: https://is.gd/7VBDGm

Comments:

– Andrew L. shares what he learned having gone through building a theater from the ground up vs. a renovation.

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AV Rant #668: All My Speakers Are Winners

November 15th, 2019 No comments

Our Listeners of the Week are Adam and Thomas for their donations, our 90 Patreon Patrons, including Patricio P. and Michael K., as well as Vince H. and Dan C. who each sent Rob an Amazon gift card.

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

In the news:

– Via Jay – Warner Bros. stored Superman: The Movie on Microsoft’s Project Silica glass storage medium: https://is.gd/jjqAT5

– Vizio added HDR10+ support to some 2018 and 2019 TV models: https://is.gd/I7mVOk

– Apple TV+ offers relatively high streaming video bitrates: https://is.gd/p0rkwI

– Disney+ launched. Rob offers super early impressions. And Western Europe will get it March 31: https://is.gd/ahhLjJ

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AV Rant #667: The Great Culling of Streaming Services

November 8th, 2019 No comments

Our Listeners of the Week are Steve for his donation, and our 88 Patreon Patrons, including James “House of Cards” C.

Pictures shown in this episode: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmJbfsn1

In the news:

– Netflix will stop working on most pre-2012 devices: https://is.gd/vRRDTU

– Sony is killing PlayStation Vue: https://is.gd/Fsvbnd

– Walmart might sell Vudu: https://is.gd/EPXF3Q

– HBO Max launches May 2020 for $15/month: https://is.gd/hHqwtl
– And they paid $500 million for South Park: https://is.gd/RHWGvs

– 2019 NVidia Shield TV & Shield TV Pro fall a hair short of being the runaway best streaming box: https://is.gd/Bf9OAI

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