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Home Theater and AV Questions Answered

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AV Rant #917: Cherry XTRFY NGALE X

6/13/2024
Tom is using a new mic. We welcome your feedback. Neither of us is impressed :p ELAC announced new Debut 3.0 Series speakers. Microsoft announced “new” Xbox Series X/S consoles. And TCL will probably make 130-inch TVs, with up to 148-inches being possible if they want to. Pictures shown in this episode: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjBuFER 00:00:00 – Intro […] The post AV Rant #917: Cherry XTRFY NGALE X appeared first on AV Rant.

Duration:02:14:50

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AV Rant #916: The Standard Advice

6/6/2024
Sony’s PlayStation VR2 is getting a PC adapter. MIT researchers created a sound-suppressing fabric. Measurements of acoustically transparent fabrics. A spreadsheet tool for getting subwoofer recommendations. And our Godzilla Minus One reviews! Pictures shown in this episode: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjBtBue 00:00:00 – Intro Our minor mishaps while recording our previous episode were clearly the only significant event last […] The post AV Rant #916: The Standard Advice appeared first on AV Rant.

Duration:02:11:47

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AV Rant #915: Time Crunch

5/30/2024
Sonos Ace Headphones fail to impress us. Comcast’s StreamSaver bundle gets a price and complicated rules to go ad-free. Apple TV 4K settings. And we have tech issues and a hard out this week! Pictures shown in this episode: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjBstbG 00:00:00 – Intro 00:03:15 – What We Watched Rob watched Evil (S.4, Ep.1), Godzilla x Kong: […] The post AV Rant #915: Time Crunch appeared first on AV Rant.

Duration:02:04:33

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AV Rant #914: Best Value 75″ TV

5/23/2024
Onkyo & Integra have new Stereo Receivers, and the Integra packs exciting features for installers while costing less than expected. Comcast StreamSaver bundles Peacock, Netflix & Apple TV+. ESPN, Fox Sports & Warner Bros. Discovery’s sports streaming bundle is named Venu. And LG’s Signature OLED R rollable OLED TV is discontinued. Pictures shown in this episode: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjBrmy8 […] The post AV Rant #914: Best Value 75″ TV appeared first on AV Rant.

Duration:02:23:58

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AV Rant #913: Hisense/Samsung Beef

5/16/2024
Apple’s newest iPad Pro models feature Tandem OLED screens with 1,000 nit full-screen brightness. Hisense goes straight after Samsung’s The Frame with their new CanvasTV. Hisense also slots their new U9N Series between their U8N and UX. Disney+, Hulu & Max will form a streaming bundle. Pictures shown in this episode: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjBqjrG 00:00:00 – Intro 00:03:53 […] The post AV Rant #913: Hisense/Samsung Beef appeared first on AV Rant.

Duration:02:06:52

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AV Rant #912: Once a Week? More Like Once a Quarter!

5/9/2024
JVC announced new NZ800 & NZ900 8K e-ShiftX projectors to replace the NZ8 & NZ9. LG TVs all the way back to 2018 get an updated Apple Music App now with Dolby Atmos Music support. YouTube pause ads are coming. And Tom has an earthshaking update to his SOUNDPEATS Space headphones review. Pictures shown in […] The post AV Rant #912: Once a Week? More Like Once a Quarter! appeared first on AV Rant.

Duration:02:06:16

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AV Rant #911: The 7 Sub Podcast

5/2/2024
Samsung modular micro-LED cinema displays replace 2 of the 5 professional dubbing stage screens at Culver Post Production. Ang Lee says he isn’t going to use High Frame Rate or 3D for his next movie because, “the whole ecosystem is bad”. And one of our longtime Listeners shows us the home theater updates he’s made through […] The post AV Rant #911: The 7 Sub Podcast appeared first on AV Rant.

Duration:02:13:20

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AV Rant #910: SVS Ultra Evolution Bookshelf Review

4/25/2024
Tom reviews the new SVS Ultra Evolution Bookshelf speakers. Sony simplified the names for their 2024 TVs and SoundBars. Sony Pictures might buy Paramount. And TCL has a 163-inch modular micro-LED display that can hit 10,000 nits. Pictures shown in this episode: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjBnvFw 00:00:00 – Intro 00:01:59 – SVS Ultra Evolution Bookshelf Review Tom loves their […] The post AV Rant #910: SVS Ultra Evolution Bookshelf Review appeared first on AV Rant.

Duration:00:13:46

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AV Rant #909: Arbitrary Rules

4/18/2024
Tom’s first impressions of the new SVS Ultra Evolution Bookshelf speakers. A new range of Dolby Vision projectors from Christie for premium cinemas. Disney+ IMAX Enhanced titles finally getting DTS:X. And the future of streaming is…TV channels. Pictures shown in this episode: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjBmJcX 00:00:00 – Intro 00:07:36 – SVS Ultra Evolution Bookshelf First Impressions 00:13:32 – […] The post AV Rant #909: Arbitrary Rules appeared first on AV Rant.

Duration:02:12:22

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AV Rant #908: Cheap Audiophile Cables

4/11/2024
We mostly settled Tom’s OLED & Roku settings. Masimo is separating from their Sound United consumer audio brands to protect their stock price. Roku has ways of putting ads on HDMI inputs. Best Buy issued mass layoffs of Geek Squad employees. And more cinemas will be getting Dolby Vision. Pictures shown in this episode: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjBkWCa 00:00:00 […] The post AV Rant #908: Cheap Audiophile Cables appeared first on AV Rant.

Duration:02:13:36

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AV Rant #907: RBH Impression Series Mk 3

4/4/2024
Another week, another very high-tech solution to a problem Tom was having with his new OLED TV setup. Vizio announced new TVs, including a $999 86-inch model. ZapperBox M1 gets updated to allow DRB-protected NextGen TV channels to be recorded. And the RBH Impression Series of speakers is back! Pictures shown in this episode: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjBjTAz 00:00:00 […] The post AV Rant #907: RBH Impression Series Mk 3 appeared first on AV Rant.

Duration:02:40:39

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AV Rant #906: Everyone is Talking About Bo

3/28/2024
Big news for Tom’s home theater this week! We even change up our format a little because of it. RSL announced a new, less expensive SpeedWoofer 10E subwoofer model. And the SVS Ultra Evolution Series speakers are now available to purchase. Pictures shown in this episode: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjBiK7X 00:00:00 – Intro 00:02:28 – What Rob Watched Gotta […] The post AV Rant #906: Everyone is Talking About Bo appeared first on AV Rant.

Duration:02:13:35

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AV Rant #905: Extra Long Catch-Up Episode

3/21/2024
HSU VTF-TN1 flagship 15-inch subwoofer replaces VTF-15H MK2 and undercuts the competition. Sofabaton X1S Hub-based universal remote replaces X1 and is good. And we get a question from a very special surprise person. Pictures shown in this episode: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjBi2Lu 00:00:00 – Intro Tom visited https://www.electrifyexpo.com/ 00:05:01 – What We Watched Rob watched Poor Things. Tom saw Dune: […] The post AV Rant #905: Extra Long Catch-Up Episode appeared first on AV Rant.

Duration:02:38:20

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AV Rant #904: Notpenheimer

3/14/2024
IMAX App on Apple Vision Pro brings 3D documentaries in 1.43:1 aspect ratio home for the first time. More Disney+ shows are coming to Ultra HD Blu-ray. And TIDAL is simplifying their subscription tiers and actually lowering prices! Pictures shown in this episode: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjBhg2V 00:00:00 – Intro Little bit of Oscars chat. 00:07:54 – What We […] The post AV Rant #904: Notpenheimer appeared first on AV Rant.

Duration:02:20:37

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AV Rant #903: Speaker Null Hypothesis

3/7/2024
OLED TV prices are either staying the same or going up a bit. M&K Sound has new THX Dominus Certified in-wall speakers. APC has two new Back-UPS BE power protection models. Pictures shown in this episode: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjBgwkE 00:00:00 – Intro Quick word about OLED TV prices this year. 00:07:03 – What We Watched Rob watched The […] The post AV Rant #903: Speaker Null Hypothesis appeared first on AV Rant.

Duration:02:05:36

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AV Rant #902: Tom’s Surround Back Journey

2/29/2024
We’re excited about all the movies and shows we watched this week! A group of Hollywood directors banded together to buy the Westwood Village Theatre. Fubo is suing ESPN, Fox Sports & Warner Bros. Discovery over their joint sports streaming plans. And Disney is handing over everything to do with physical media and letting Sony […] The post AV Rant #902: Tom’s Surround Back Journey appeared first on AV Rant.

Duration:02:20:23

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AV Rant #901: Deprogramming Bob

2/22/2024
KEF brings their MIE DSP to their Kube Subwoofers. Vudu is changing its name to Fandango At Home. Walmart is buying Vizio. UHP projector lamps can’t be restocked in the EU starting in 2026. And Tom finally watched Barbie! Pictures shown in this episode: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjBeMkU 00:00:00 – Intro 00:04:07 – SoundPEATS Space Update It’s been a […] The post AV Rant #901: Deprogramming Bob appeared first on AV Rant.

Duration:02:15:26

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AV Rant #900: Ash Comes Through

2/15/2024
900th Episode! Could these be the final 100 episodes of AV Rant? We have thoughts about Apple Vision Pro. Marantz Cinema 30 top end Receiver. Amazon Prime Video makes Dolby Vision & Atmos cost extra. Plex movie rentals are 1080p only. Fox Sports, ESPN & Warner are making a combined streaming sports service. Sony is […] The post AV Rant #900: Ash Comes Through appeared first on AV Rant.

Duration:00:36:45

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AV Rant #899: SOUNDPEATS Space Headphones Review

2/8/2024
Tom has returned. And now both hosts are fighting cold or flu bugs of some kind. Tom reviews the SOUNDPEATS Space wireless headphones and their crazy long battery life. Emotiva has completely revamped their speaker lineup with the Airmotiv X Series. Elgato 4K X & 4K Pro provide HDMI 2.1 capture and streaming with some […] The post AV Rant #899: SOUNDPEATS Space Headphones Review appeared first on AV Rant.

Duration:02:33:58

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AV Rant #898: Better Not Laugh

2/1/2024
Lee Overstreet makes his first appearance in 2024! SVS is clearing out their Ultra Series speakers at discounted prices. Plex will launch their own Movies & TV online store within a month. WWE pro wrestling is moving Monday Night Raw to Netflix, and outside of the US, all of its other programming too. Pictures shown […] The post AV Rant #898: Better Not Laugh appeared first on AV Rant.

Duration:02:09:49