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AVexcel is your guide to the best in home theater gear and content - no matter what your budget is!

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AVexcel is your guide to the best in home theater gear and content - no matter what your budget is!

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Switch to decaf 😂

By Relax Call Max - Mar 15 2019
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Love the show, I’m an Audiophile and can’t follow you guys, slow down please 🙏

The best!

By Raw87695 - May 17 2016
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The best there is at what they do. Just want more content output.

iTunes Ratings

86 Ratings
Average Ratings
72
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2
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Switch to decaf 😂

By Relax Call Max - Mar 15 2019
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Love the show, I’m an Audiophile and can’t follow you guys, slow down please 🙏

The best!

By Raw87695 - May 17 2016
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The best there is at what they do. Just want more content output.
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AVexcel

Latest release on Dec 21, 2019

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Rank #1: AVexcel - Episode 76

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Recorded on April 10, 2018. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron

The rundown: 
  - OPPO Digital farewell
  - 2018 Vizio TV lineup
  - 4K broadcasting woes
  - CanJam SoCal 2018
  - Bias lighting follow-up
  - Calibration discs
  - What we're watching
  - Your excellent feedback & questions 

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Apr 19 2018

1hr 8mins

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Rank #2: AVexcel - Episode 100

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AVexcel - Episode 100
Recorded on February 28, 2019. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron

The rundown: 
- Episode 100
- Samsung's best 4K TV
- The Disc is Dead
- Streaming audio goodness
- Robert's Tools of the Trade
- Ceiling speakers
- What we're watching
- Your excellent feedback & questions 

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Mar 11 2019

38mins

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Rank #3: Episode #015

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Welcome to episode 015 of the AVexcel podcast

Our Patreon supporters make AVexcel possible, and every bit helps

This week Patrick Norton and Robert Heron assist with the home theater goodness

Yeah, we're back!

A loving pet needs a good home

Recently watched

Robert doings

Internet of Thingies

Console upgrade goodness

Mike's seeks solace from pixelated shadows

Tom asks about Dolby Vision and HDR10

Todd asks about DIY video calibration

This podcast is made possible by you!

  • Hangout and Movie Club soon!

Watching and loving this week

New 4K Blu-ray releases

Don asks about Bluetooth (BT) audio

James reminds us to be mindful of the greater world

We love our supporters

The AVexcel sub-Reddit is a great place for group interaction

We thrive with our audience's participation - thank you

Enjoy!

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Recording date: June 2, 2016

Jun 08 2016

52mins

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Rank #4: AVexcel - Episode 97

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AVexcel - Episode 97
Recorded on November 29, 2018. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron

The rundown: 
- California burning
- Great deals galore
- LG's updated TV chip
- JDS Labs Atom Amp
- Favorites in UHD Blu-ray
- Pat's projection tune up
- Activo CT10 digital audio player
- Your excellent feedback & questions 

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Dec 10 2018

54mins

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Rank #5: AVexcel - Episdoe 98

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AVexcel - Episode 98
Recorded on January 17, 2019. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron

The rundown: 
- Looking at 2019
- Pat's acoustic-wonder screen
- Never speak of Chromecast Audio again
- Dogs and Cats living together
- Your speaker/headphone stuff
- Whatabout #CES2019
- You need a projector
- LCD, LED, OLED, PDP, and CRT
- Your excellent feedback & questions 

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Feb 12 2019

50mins

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Rank #6: AVexcel - Episode 99

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AVexcel - Episode 99
Recorded on February 8, 2019. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron

The rundown: 
- Getting into the groove
- UltraViolet is closing shop
- Display Week 2019
- Samsung's OLED screens are coming
- CES 2019 highlights
- Disney's streaming adventure
- Favorite 2018 TV deals
- New projector lust
- Air Motion Transformers
- What we're watching
- Your excellent feedback & questions 

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Mar 04 2019

56mins

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Rank #7: AVexcel - Episode 82

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Recorded on June 7, 2018. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron

The rundown: 
  - Sonos Beam soundbar
  - Amazon Fire TV Cube
  - Hands-on 2018 TVs
  - Vizio's Fathers' Day Sale
  - Lenovo 500 Multimedia Controller
  - In search of DSD recordings
  - What we're watching
  - Your excellent feedback & questions 

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Jun 17 2018

54mins

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Rank #8: AVexcel - Episode 75

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Recorded on March 30, 2018. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron

The rundown: 
  - Feel the HD Fury
  - ELAC Debut 2.0 preview
  - NuForce DDA-120 Amp/DAC
  - Cambridge Audio Edge series
  - Monoprice Monolith USB DAC
  - Streaming restrictions
  - Rythmik Audio subs
  - Calibrate everything
  - Dolby Vision Low-Latency
  - Your excellent feedback & questions 

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Apr 09 2018

1hr 8mins

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Rank #9: AVexcel - Episode 72

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Recorded on March 9, 2018. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron

The rundown: 
  - The Mother of the MP3
  - Affordable OLEDs
  - Channel Master SMARTenna+ 
  - Samsung 2018 TVs revealed
  - LG 2018 OLED pricing/availability
  - 4K sports streaming
  - RF console adapters
  - Antenna combiners
  - Favorite movies
  - HDMI cable specs
  - Your excellent feedback & questions 

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Mar 13 2018

1hr 25mins

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Rank #10: AVexcel - Episode 68

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Recorded on January 18, 2018. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron

The rundown: 
  - CES survival tips
  - 2018 4K TV details
  - CES audio highlights
  - CES prototype gear
  - Channel Master SMARTenna+ 
  - Widescreen projection tips
  - What we're watching
  - Hangouts

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Jan 23 2018

51mins

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Rank #11: AVexcel - Episode 67

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Recorded on January 4, 2018. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron

The rundown:   - Happy New Year
  - 2018 LG OLED details
  - Premium powered speakers
  - Devialet's Phantom
  - Peachtree Audio's deepblue
  - Projection screen masking
  - CES preparations
  - Your excellent feedback & questions

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Jan 09 2018

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Rank #12: AVexcel - Episode 81

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Recorded on May 31, 2018. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron

The rundown: 
  - Premium LCD quirks
  - Display Week 2018
  - Quantum dot tech update
  - AR/VR display updates
  - Nuraphone's BT headphone
  - Bluewave's GET
  - Help selling your gear
  - What we're watching
  - Your excellent feedback & questions 

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Jun 10 2018

54mins

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Rank #13: AVexcel - Episode 84

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Recorded on June 28, 2018. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron

The rundown: 
  - Samsung OLED TV rumors
  - Balanced audio cables
  - DNS rebinding
  - LG laser 4K projector
  - Preamp usage
  - OLED burn-in
  - JVC projector calibration
  - What we're watching
  - Your excellent feedback & questions 

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Jul 06 2018

1hr 8mins

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Rank #14: AVexcel - Episode 78

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Recorded on April 26, 2018. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron

The rundown: 
  - Proof of life
  - JVC RS540 first impressions
  - 2018 TCL P-Series arrives
  - Subwoofer positioning
  - Dedicated music streamers
  - Film restorations
  - ATSC 3.0 privacy concerns
  - Knowing when to upgrade
  - Your excellent feedback & questions 

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May 09 2018

49mins

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Rank #15: AVexcel - Episode 83

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Recorded on June 15, 2018. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron

The rundown: 
  - CES 2019 countdown
  - TCL 6-Series update
  - World Cup 2018 in 4K
  - Hisense's new LCD
  - IMDB's tech specs
  - Waiting for HDMI 2.1
  - 4K HDMI cables/switches
  - What we're watching
  - Your excellent feedback & questions 

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Jul 01 2018

1hr 2mins

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Rank #16: AVexcel - Episode 74

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Recorded on March 23, 2018. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron

The rundown: 
  - Bias lighting
  - Chuffing subs
  - New calibration gear
  - Tempting 2017 TVs
  - CanJam in Los Angeles
  - Universal content search
  - Projector setup
  - Your excellent feedback & questions 

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Apr 01 2018

41mins

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Rank #17: AVexcel - Episode 87

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Recorded on August 3, 2018. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron

The rundown: 
  - Cooling Summer heat
  - Sony Master Series TVs
  - Vizio P-Series Quantum TV
  - HDTVTest's TV Shootout results
  - Amazon soon streaming ATMOS
  - Finding a video calibrator
  - DIY subwoofers
  - What we're watching
  - Your excellent feedback & questions 

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Aug 08 2018

1hr 9mins

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Rank #18: AVexcel - Episode 89

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Recorded on August 30, 2018. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron

The rundown: 
- Sonos Amp-age
- Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM3
- Samsung 8K TVs
- New Sony and JVC 4K projectors
- Sennheiser's sweet buds and bar
- Robert's headphone amp/dac
- Cooling the hot HT
- Your excellent feedback & questions 

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Sep 22 2018

1hr 4mins

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Rank #19: AVexcel - Episode 69

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Recorded on February 5, 2018. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron

The rundown: 
  - Super Bowl LII not in 4K
  - Olympics in 4K HDR
  - Apple's HomePod
  - OLED's videophile feature
  - Hisense's dual-laser projector
  - Projection screen quests
  - More CES highlights
  - Your excellent feedback & questions 

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Feb 07 2018

53mins

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Rank #20: AVexcel - Episode 80

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Recorded on May 10, 2018. 
Hosts: Patrick Norton and Robert Heron

The rundown: 
  - 2018 TV reviews
  - Caavo Entertainment Assistant
  - Screen size vs room size
  - Chroma subsampling
  - Patreon Hangout details
  - In search of subwoofer outputs
  - What we're watching
  - Your excellent feedback & questions 

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May 27 2018

49mins

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