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Friday
Mar222019

Podcast #888: Crutchfield Speaker Comparison Tool

For years we have been saying that the only way to know how speakers will sound in your home is to listen them in your home. That isn’t always possible. Many online speakers companies do offer a no cost in home “Audition” of their speakers which truly allow you to hear what they will sound like in your environment. But even with that it's hard to A/B different sets of speakers. Perhaps you can have a few sets on hand and then swap out cables. But more than likely you will order a pair and if they sound good you’ll go with them.

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Friday
Mar152019

Podcast #887: How are this Season’s New TV Shows Doing?

Back in September we ran down the new network TV shows and we are sure you are wondering how they are doing! Well you are in luck. Today we’ll discuss how they have fared now that the season is about ⅔ complete. The renewal scorecards come from tvline.com

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Friday
Mar082019

Podcast #886: Best Smart TVs for Streaming

More and more people are streaming content these days. At one time it was a cool novelty but today it's how many of us get our television. Netflix and Amazon are at the forefront of 4K UHD content followed closely behind by Apple, Amazon, and Google. So with all this content out there you may be asking yourself which TV should buy that works best with streaming content.

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Friday
Mar012019

Podcast #885: HDMI 2.1

After reading Robert’s email we thought it might be a good idea to review the HDMI 2.1 specification will everyone. The following information and more is available at HDMI.org. HDMI® Specification 2.1 is the most recent update of the HDMI specification and supports a range of higher video resolutions and refresh rates including 8K60 and 4K120, and resolutions up to 10K. Dynamic HDR formats are also supported, and bandwidth capability is increased up to 48Gbps.

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Friday
Feb222019

Podcast #884: Hollywood is Now Irrelevant

“Hollywood is now irrelevant,” says IAC Chairman Barry Diller the former CEO of Paramount and Fox, talks about the diminished power of movie studios and why “Netflix has won this game. It was these six movie companies essentially were able to extend their hegemony into everything else. It didn’t matter that they started it. When it got big enough, they got to buy it. For the first time, they ain’t buying anything. Meaning they’re not buying Netflix. They are not buying Amazon.”.

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Friday
Feb152019

Podcast #883: SVS Prime Wireless SoundBase

Ever since Ara has begun building speakers he has been searching for ways to drive them. He has tried small desktop amplifiers with some real success. His current go to is the AudioEngine N22 (MSRP $199) desktop amplifier 40W a channel. That works great for most desktop and some booksehelf setups. If you wanted to go wireless you had to add the Audio Engine B1 (MSRP $189) Bluetooth receiver. This did add AptX, including AptX HD support which allowed for high quality listening. The cost of the two totaled almost $400 and was cumbersome to “assemble”.

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