AV Rant #763: Mo Xbox Audio Mo Xbox Problems
We watched Black Widow via Disney+ Premier Access, and Tom’s Xbox Series X gave him – you’ll never guess this – audio troubles.
00:00:00 – Intro & Listeners of the Week
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In the news:
00:06:07 – Our thoughts on Black Widow
and its opening weekend that included $60 million from Disney+ Premier Access: https://avgadgets.com/black-widow-was-a-success-and-this-changes-everything/
00:14:24 – News: Nintendo announced the Switch (OLED Model):
– NBCUniversal movies will stream exclusively on Peacock after theaters for four months, then come to Amazon Prime Video: https://is.gd/T40p1a
– Via Karl – Reavon’s $1,700 UBR-X200 Ultra HD Blu-ray hopes to replace Oppo: https://is.gd/oG9Lm7
00:22:06 – Tom’s newest Xbox audio woes
00:28:34 – Comment: Nelson W.’s DIY panels
00:30:43 – Comment: John Q. improved his 3-sub setup
00:37:36 – Jack R. needs Epson 5050UB settings
– ProjectorReviews 5050UB Settings: https://is.gd/dsxzJa
00:49:20 – Jason F. has a strange bass roll-off with his Monoprice Monolith M-215
00:54:18 – Scott S. & David A. ask how to plan dual sub placement ahead of time.
David also wants to know the best ways to visually hide large subwoofers.
– Harman paper “Subwoofers: Optimum Number & Locations”: https://is.gd/Rk2ngW
01:07:58 – Don E. wants to know which OLED to buy
He’s comparing Sony to LG, and wants smooth motion but no soap opera effect. He also wants to know if he needs a new AV Receiver and disc player.
01:16:31 – Trevor W. gets our thoughts on the Sound Screw
Malmö University’s Revolutionary Sound Absorbing Screw might cost less than other soundproofing methods: https://is.gd/4fk87P
01:21:17 – John O. asks if he should put gauze over his tweeters
He’s finding his horn tweeters overly bright, but room treatments and EQ are on the way. John also asks about adding EQ to his balanced headphone setup, and which of his amplifier options we’d choose.
– Outlaw Model 2200: https://is.gd/X9bBVU
– Monoprice Monolith 2X: https://is.gd/cGld1z
01:32:57 – Paul H.’s Apple TV 4K signal isn’t making it through his 35 ft HDMI cable
01:37:02 – Michael T. uses a PS5 for Ultra HD Blu-rays
He wants to know if Dolby Vision is worthwhile enough to buy a standalone player.
01:52:19 – Infinite Gary wonders if reverberant recordings are b/c of the room, or just the micThanks 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!