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AV Rant #837: Tom the Subwoofer

December 1st, 2022 Comments off

Netflix disc-by-mail is coming to an end. Black Friday deals on huge TVs were impressive. Subwoofer repair, installation, and calibration. Should you get an open box OLED? And much more!

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

00:00:00 – Intro & What We Watched

Rob started The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. Tom watched Alita: Battle Angel, and Top Gun: Maverick.

00:16:05 – Listeners of the Week

Our Listeners of the Week are Gurinder and Steve for their PayPal donations, plus our 139 Patreon Patrons, as well as Greg for maybe hooking up Rob with a Harmony Ultimate + Hub for his parents!

We also appreciate the notes of gratitude for keeping the podcast going from: Greg, Gurinder, Kris, Greg S, Jack, Aras, and BJ. Thank you to everyone for continuing to listen!

In the news:

00:19:28 – News: End of Netflix Discs-by-Mail

DVD.com a Netflix Company will likely close in 2023: https://bit.ly/3Vs34FS

00:24:48 – The 2022 Black Friday That Was

The deals are done now, but we just reminisce about some that stood out.

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00:30:02 – Comment: Greg – Sonos Headphone Solution

A forgotten Sonos device allowed for wireless headphones.

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AV Rant #836: Thankful Everywhere All at Once!

November 24th, 2022 Comments off

Welcome to Thankful Everywhere All at Once!

This is our 3rd annual multi-podcast, 6-man crossover event with Tom, Rob & Lee from AV Rant Podcast, DJ from the Bright Side Home Theater Podcast, and we’re joined by two new co-hosts: Andrew from AV Gadgets, and John.

We’ll start with some introductions and hear about Andrew’s and John’s Home Theater stories. Then we chat about what we’re thankful for in 2022. And wrap things up with a State of the Home Theater Union roundtable.

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AV Rant #835: ‘Cause It’s Dumb & Ugly

November 24th, 2022 Comments off

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

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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/

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AV Rant #834: Rob Betrays Us All!

November 17th, 2022 Comments off

Rob’s paint choices leave Tom shocked & appalled. SVS released their new Prime Wireless Pro Speakers & SoundBase, and they’re running a Black Friday sale. We discuss how to evaluate audio gear and nail down speaker toe-in.

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

00:00:00 – Intro & What We Watched

Rob watched Barbarian, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and King Richard. Tom watched The Northman, and School of Good & Evil.

00:23:00 – Listeners of the Week

Our Listeners of the Week are Peter and Jason for their PayPal donations, plus our 139 Patreon Patrons, including Will and Rob W.

We also appreciate the notes of gratitude for keeping the podcast going from: Joe, Jay, Jonathan, Justin, Peter, Rob W, and Raf. Thank you to everyone for continuing to listen!

In the news:

00:27:03 – News: SVS Prime Wireless Pro Speakers

Bigger, more capable, more expensive: https://bit.ly/3EafkTT

00:31:23 – News: SVS Prime Wireless Pro SoundBase

More wireless audio options, a remote, and higher price: https://bit.ly/3tBZYm4

00:32:22 – News: – SVS Black Friday Sale

$100 off most subs & Ultra Series speakers: https://bit.ly/3Ob6aek

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AV Rant #833: Dual Headphone Review

November 10th, 2022 Comments off

Tom is back, and he reviews the inexpensive EarFun Air S ANC Wireless Earbuds, and the Soundcore by Anker Sleep A10 Earbuds. Playstation VR2 will be more expensive than a PS5. And Ascend has upgraded their CMT-340SE2 speakers.

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

00:00:00 – Intro & What We Watched

Rob watched Spencer. Tom watched the new Hellraiser.

00:09:19 – REVIEW: EarFun Air S ANC Earbuds

$70 fully wireless earbuds with all the features: https://avgadgets.com/earfun-air-s-anc-earbud-review/

00:13:00 – REVIEW: Soundcore Sleep A10 Earbuds

Tom’s wife won’t let these $180 earbuds go: https://avgadgets.com/soundcore-sleep-a10-earbuds-can-you-actually-sleep-with-these/

00:25:04 – Listeners of the Week

Our Listeners of the Week are our 139 Patreon Patrons, including Andy.

We also appreciate the notes of gratitude for keeping the podcast going from: Jay, Nathan, Justin, Andy, Ilango, Julian L, Dazz, Bastian, Andrew, Marc, Julian H, and Gurinder. Thank you to everyone for continuing to listen!

In the news:

00:27:34 – News: PS VR2 is Expensive

$50 more than a PS5 Disc Version, coming in Feb: https://engt.co/3EjtCmc

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00:31:20 – Comment: JVC Bulb Problem Suggestions

Nathan, Dan, Mark, and Karl all have ideas for Greg to try before sending his JVC projector off for repair.

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