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    The new Klipsch  The Three  is a self contained wireless speaker system featuring Google Assistant built-in. This speaker system features a retro aesthetic that is in sync with other entries the company's Heritage offerings and has real wood veneer and aluminum knobs. It is a premium offering...
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    Mastering engineer Eric Boulanger talks about the process of mastering audio for music recordings. Topics include how he got into audio engineering after being a professional violinist, the process of mastering (especially for vinyl), the "loudness wars" (or as Eric prefers, the "loudness...
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    Color-imaging scientist Jack Holm digs deep into high dynamic range. Topics include color volume, what artists might do with an expanded palette of colors and brightness, the actual dynamic range of most images, accurate versus preferred images, the difference between PQ and HLG HDR formats, the...
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    Journalists Mike Heiss, Mark Henninger, and Tom Norton join me to talk about what we saw and heard at the CEDIA 2017. Topics include the new Sony projectors, such as the market-disrupting VPL-VW285ES ("4K for under $5K"); the new lower-cost JVC projectors; how none of the DLP projectors looked...
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    Tyll Hertsens, headphone maven and editor-in-chief of InnerFidelity.com, answers questions from the chat room. He starts with a new killer headphone for less than $100, then discusses a variety of topics, including dual- and multi-driver headphones, balanced-armature drivers, whether or not...
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    Personal-cinema architect John Bishop discusses how he rates the performance of a commercial cinema with a 100-point scale, which provides a benchmark for how a home cinema should perform. In this episode, he focuses on the visual aspects, including viewing geometry, flat-field uniformity, light...
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    Personal-cinema architect John Bishop talks about movie aspect ratios and how to accurately reproduce them. Topics include the aspect ratios of different movies through history, how some movies (such as Dunkirk and The Dark Knight) use more than one aspect ratio, his experience seeing Dunkirk in...
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    Audio engineer Bob Schulein talks about his work on immersive audio for virtual reality. Topics include the difference between VR for gaming and music recordings, different techniques for capturing binaural sound, head tracking, combining immersive audio with 3D video, Bob's latest project...
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    Audio legend Bob Carver talks about what he's been up to lately with his new company, Bob Carver Corporation. Topics include tube amps and why they continue to be so appealing, new approaches to tube-amp design, increasing tube longevity, amplifier topologies, the importance of the output...
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    Nanomaterial expert Peter Palomaki talks about quantum dots and microLEDs and how they apply to video displays. Topics include what quantum dots are, how they function, what they're made of, why cadmium-based quantum dots work best but are toxic, new materials used in the shells of quantum dots...
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    AVS Forum Associate Editor Mark Henninger and I spend a pleasant hour answering questions from the chat room. Topics include why home projectors don't yet implement Dolby Vision, 4K/UHD projectors in the $2-3K price range, home-theater lighting control, whether we prefer the LG E7 or Sony A1E...
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    Video technologists Joel Silver, Matt Murray, and Mark Henninger discuss the 2017 TV Shootout held at CE Week in New York City. Joel headed the event, Matt set up the entire system and was one of the judges, and Mark carefully observed the proceedings. Topics include the competing TVs, the...
  13. High Dynamic Range (HDR) & Wide Color Gamut (WCG)
    Video specialists Joe Kane, Geoff Tully, and Ron Williams join me to talk about the two-day Samsung QLED-HDR10 Summit we all recently attended. Topics include what quantum dots are, current use of QDs in video displays, replacing color filters with QDs, using QDs as direct emitters under...
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    Composer John Keane talks about his latest project, a 5.1-channel album of electroacoustic music on Blu-ray. Topics include his background as a recording musician from the age of 10 or so, various recording projects, his current studio, conceiving the new album as 5.1 from the start, combining...
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    THX CTO Scott Francis talks about the company's work in commercial- and home-cinema certification, product certification, and technology development. Topics include history of THX, some technical details of the iconic signature sound called Deep Note, a new partnership with Cinemark called THX...
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    Don North, chief designer for Riva Audio, talks about the company's WAND (Wireless Audio Network Device) whole-home audio speakers, the Arena and Festival. Topics include driver designs, passive radiators, built-in class-D amps, Wi-Fi networking, closed versus open architecture, casting...
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    Calibrator David Abrams and I talk about the LG 65C7 OLED TV , which he calibrated and I evaluated. Topics include the features of this TV, the pre-calibration measurements of grayscale and colorimetry, the SDR calibration results, the effect of the color-management system (CMS), which actually...
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    Grammy-nominated surround-sound engineer and electronic musician David Miles Huber talks about mixing music for his new ambient album, GAMmA. Topics include how he conceived the project and started recording, his exclusive use of hard-panned stereo tracks for each instrument, working in several...
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    Journalists Chris Chinnock of Insight Media and Mike Heiss of Residential Systems and TWICE join me to talk about what we learned about the future of display technology at DisplayWeek 2017. Topics include color conversion of blue light to longer-wavelength colors using quantum dots and...
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    On the 40th anniversary of the theatrical release of Star Wars , 3-time Academy Award-winning re-recording mixer Mike Minkler talks about his work on that seminal movie. Topics include how he first got hired to work on the sound, the process of pre-mixing various sound elements, the first use...
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