Chat Room Q&A with Robert Heron

Robert Heron, noted technologist and co-host of the HD Nation podcast, joins me to answer questions from the chat room after talking a bit about his new home-theater setup with Yamaha AV receiver and Energy Take Classic speakers as well as the new Google Chromecast streamer. Chat-room questions include the Samsung F8500 versus Panasonic VT60 and ZT60 plasmas, how to get big sound in a small room, Onkyo receivers, high-end media streamers, HTPCs and NAS drives, streaming and downloading Ultra HD, lossless audio, Dolby Pro Logic IIz and Audyssey DSX, HDMI switchers, using non-THX-certified speakers with a THX-certified AVR from a home theater in a box, and much more.

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Robert Heron is a technologist at heart who has spent more than a decade covering the consumer-electronics (CE) industry through his editorial, laboratory, and media outlet experience.

Robert's expertise as a home-theater analyst and consultant stems from the testing and published reviews of hundreds of related products as well as his continuing education and certification through the assistance of organizations including CEDIA, Imaging Science Foundation (ISF), and THX.

When he's not calibrating home-theater systems or advising clients about the latest A/V gear under the banner of his company Heron Fidelity, Robert enjoys traveling, reading, and almost any flavor of motor sports.