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Podcast #903: Are AVRs too complicated? And the Best Smart Plugs for 2019


On this week’s show we discuss whether the new Ultra Short Throw projectors that Hisense is making are a viable replacement for large format LCD/OLED display. And are AVRs too complicated which accounts for the rise in sound bar sales. Finally we go through a list of the best Smart Plugs for 2019 as decided by CNET.

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Are AVRs too complicated? And the Best Smart Plugs for 2019

On this week’s show we discuss whether the new Ultra Short Throw projectors that Hisense is making are a viable replacement for large format LCD/OLED display. And are AVRs too complicated which accounts for the rise in sound bar sales. Finally we go through a list of the best Smart Plugs for 2019 as decided by CNET.

Weighing Ultra Short Throw (UST) Projection Versus Flat-Panels

Longer life, larger screens and the ability to overcome challenging lighting conditions make UST projectors from companies like Hisense a viable solution versus flat-panel TV displays.

Are complicated AV receivers responsible for sound bars' booming popularity?

Consumers are finding out that after they set up their AVR they find it hard to play music or movies and then when they do figure it out the sound is out of whack. The subwoofer can be too loud, or even stop working. As a result they are turing to sound bars for their easy setup and use. But are they really easier or are people just using them as fancy external speakers? We discuss.

Best smart plugs for 2019

Plenty of products for our homes have gotten smart makeovers in recent years. But what about the ones that haven't? That's where smart plugs come in. These nifty gadgets connect your regular old coffee maker, lamp, fan or nearly anything else to your smart home for voice control and automation. 

 

 

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Reader Comments (4)

Hey guys,

Just letting you know my podcatcher Pocket Casts can't seem to be able to download the episode.

Thanks from Melbourne, Australia. Been listening since before you were doing 2 shows per week. Love your work

Regards

Jason

July 5, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJason

Same

July 5, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterGreg

Pocket Casts download finally worked for me on Friday

July 5, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterDP - San Diego

Hey guys, love your pod cast. As to avr complexity, I think your missing the simplest answer. People have more than one tv and there not going to buy a avr for everywhere they have a tv. But a sound bar is easy and simple! I have a Avr in my theater room and a sound bar in the bedroom and etc. Most of my friends have similar set ups. That's why sound bars are popular. Has nothing to do about an Avr being complex!

July 7, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterCorey

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