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AV Rant #808: Just Get KEFs

News about Onkyo Japan’s bankruptcy sent a scare through the home theater community. But fear not! The Home Entertainment A/V division was already sold off last year. Samsung got caught with their hand in the cookie jar. And we can’t stop talking about KEF’s new LS60 Wireless Towers (with tongues firmly in cheeks). Check out […] The post AV Rant #808: Just Get KEFs appeared first on AV Rant.

1hr 59mins

20 May 2022

Rank #1

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AV Rant #807: Shiny Happy Customer Service

Good news from our listeners who contacted SVS and Epson about product troubles. Why LED light feels different from incandescent. Large backyard pool music plans. And “pants-flapping” bass! Check out Tom’s newest novel, “Touch of Pain”:https://amzn.to/3JRVzSu Pictures shown in this episode:https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjzPeNb 00:00:00 – IntroRob watched Season 2 of One-Punch Man. And Tom said he didn’t […] The post AV Rant #807: Shiny Happy Customer Service appeared first on AV Rant.

2hr 16mins

13 May 2022

Rank #2

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AV Rant #806: Our First Time Recommending MultEQ-X

Sony’s got three new 4K Laser projectors. Yamaha finally updates their firmware, but still disappoints. Samsung is straight up trying to trick reviewers who measure their QD-OLEDs. And we make a suggestion no one expected. Check out Tom’s novel, “Touch of Pain”:https://amzn.to/3JRVzSu Pictures shown in this episode:https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjzNbXv 00:00:00 – IntroRob watched Death on the Nile. […] The post AV Rant #806: Our First Time Recommending MultEQ-X appeared first on AV Rant.

2hr

6 May 2022

Rank #3

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AV Rant #805: The Trouble with Dirac

Lee steps in for Rob this week so Tom is doing the show notes! Be prepared to be underwhelmed! Or just whelmed. Whatever. We talk about some AV stuff, some other AV stuff, and a save a couple of listeners a ton of money. Check out Tom’s newest novel, “Touch of Pain”: https://amzn.to/3JRVzSu Our Listeners […] The post AV Rant #805: The Trouble with Dirac appeared first on AV Rant.

1hr 55mins

29 Apr 2022

Rank #4

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AV Rant #804: Don’t Buy Gurinder’s Niece’s Book

RSL has a new SpeedWoofer subwoofer. Insteon has vanished without warning. And IMDb TV gets a new name: Freevee. Gurinder is a long-time listener, and his 12-year-old niece published a novel on Amazon! It’s titled, “The Orb Oracle”. But we would never promote that. No, sir. What sort of precedent would that set? We’d certainly never […] The post AV Rant #804: Don’t Buy Gurinder’s Niece’s Book appeared first on AV Rant.

2hr 7mins

22 Apr 2022

Rank #5

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AV Rant #803: Plex Search FTW

Plex’ new universal search, watchlist, and discovery features are surprisingly good right out of the gate. Klipsch’s new entry-level looks promising. And YouTube joins us in the 1990’s with 5.1 audio. Check out Tom’s newest novel, Touch of Pain, on Amazon. Pictures shown in this episode:https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjzKnWD 00:00:00 – IntroRob’s getting ready for the 6th and […] The post AV Rant #803: Plex Search FTW appeared first on AV Rant.

2hr

15 Apr 2022

Rank #6

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AV Rant #802: Sofabaton X1 First Impressions

Rob’s early take on setting up and using the Sofabaton X1 Universal Remote. Is it the Harmony replacement we’ve been hoping for? Check out Tom’s latest novel, Touch of Pain, on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3JRVzSu Pictures shown in this episode:https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjzJuvA 00:00:00 – IntroRob’s been catching up on Supergirl, and Tom has started Moon Knight and saw Turning Red, […] The post AV Rant #802: Sofabaton X1 First Impressions appeared first on AV Rant.

2hr 5mins

8 Apr 2022

Rank #7

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AV Rant #801: DIY or DI-don’t

Tom has a new book available! Download Touch of Pain on Amazon.We’ve got lots of discussion about DIY subwoofers, IMAX, and how absolutely nothing of interest happened at this year’s Oscars. Pictures shown in this episode:https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjzHB51 00:00:00 – IntroTom watched The Adam Project and Dune. 00:02:11 – Touch of PainTom released a new novel!Purchase “Touch […] The post AV Rant #801: DIY or DI-don’t appeared first on AV Rant.

2hr 4mins

1 Apr 2022

Rank #8

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AV Rant #800: 800 Down, 800 To Go!

We’ve reached another milestone! And we celebrate with the most professionally executed giveaway ever!We cover Epson’s Home Cinema LS11000, Audyssey’s ACM1-X calibrated mic, LG & Samsung OLED prices, Apple Movie purchases & rentals disappearing, and Netflix cracking down on password sharing.Thank you all so much for sticking with us for 800 episodes! Here’s to 800 […] The post AV Rant #800: 800 Down, 800 To Go! appeared first on AV Rant.

2hr 5mins

25 Mar 2022

Rank #9

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AV Rant #799: Towel Theater

Lee Overstreet is our guest co-host this week while Tom is away on vacation. And it’s your last chance to join our Patreon before we randomly select one Patron next week to receive an open box UMIK-1 and SPL Meter. Pictures shown in this episode:https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjzFTLt 00:00:00 – IntroCatching up a little with Lee. Rob started […] The post AV Rant #799: Towel Theater appeared first on AV Rant.

2hr 18mins

18 Mar 2022

Rank #10