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AVForums Podcast: Episode 211 - 26th February 2018

Phil Hinton

Editor
Staff member
This week:

00:00:20 – What we get up to on a Sunday morning
00:01:15 – Current competitions
00:03:00 – Steve and Ed give their thoughts on the Bristol Sound & Vision Show
00:40:43 – Phil and Steve review Mute
00:52:15 – Films opening this week – Red Sparrow and Game Night
00:54:40 – Disc releases – Thor: Ragnarok, Jigsaw, The Beast from 20,000 Thousand Fathoms, The Valley of Gwangi, Clash of the Titans, The Gate, Wishmaster, The Lair of the White Worm and Attack on Titan Season 2
00:59:26 – Upcoming 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc releases
01:00:52 – Goodbyes

Presented by Phil Hinton with Steve Withers and Ed Selley

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Jonathan Moses

Standard Member
Hey Steve and Phil
You’ve probably been asked this before, so apologies...have you guys ever featured your home cinema set ups on the forums? It would be great to see them for curiosity’s sake as well as context for your reviews.
 

Jokerr

Well-known Member
Hey Steve and Phil
You’ve probably been asked this before, so apologies...have you guys ever featured your home cinema set ups on the forums? It would be great to see them for curiosity’s sake as well as context for your reviews.
The best testimonial is what you have at home. Good point.
 

meltonboy

Well-known Member
Hey Steve and Phil
You’ve probably been asked this before, so apologies...have you guys ever featured your home cinema set ups on the forums? It would be great to see them for curiosity’s sake as well as context for your reviews.
That's a great idea !

Unless, of course, their set ups are full of review samples that got "lost in the post" on there way back to the manufacturer...

MB
 

Phil Hinton

Editor
Staff member
That's a great idea !

Unless, of course, their set ups are full of review samples that got "lost in the post" on there way back to the manufacturer...

MB
On a serious note, we don't keep review samples, everything gets sent back. Happy to list off the cinema room contents.
 

Phil Hinton

Editor
Staff member
OK. Some of these are long term loan kit (L) - this allows us to test with high-end kit that we wouldn't be able to have otherwise. It allows us to produce higher quality reviews because of that. It doesn't influence the actual reviews of the kit (as the loans normally happen months after the kit is reviewed, or is reviewed by another member of the team). It is always returned after a set period of testing time.

Cinema Room
Projector - JVC X7000 (L)
AVR - Yamaha A3050
Speakers - MK MP300 and S300T surrounds (L)
Subs - MK X12 x 2 (L) + BK Monolith (rear)
Heights - JBL C1 x 4
Sources - Oppo UHD205 (L) / Samsung K8500
Screen - Screen Excellence 2.38:1 curved enlightor 4K material

Others
Editing system
Genelec 8020 monitors
Velodyne Sub
iMac 5K

TV for testing
Samsung KS9800 (L)
Panasonic UB900
 

BMox81

Distinguished Member
Buying a UHD just because it's Star Wars..?

Can't go moaning/complaining about how Disney are treating the franchise if you continue to stump up the cash to them Mr. Withers.... ;)
 

Steve Withers

Reviewer
Cinema Room
Projector – JVC DLA-X5000
AVR – Denon AVR-X7200WA
Power Amp – Cambridge Audio 651W
Speakers – B&W 600 Series (2 x floorstanders, 1 x centre, 4 x bookshelf)
Overhead – JBL Control Ones (2 x front and 2 x rear)
Sources – Oppo UDP203 and Panasonic DMP-UB900
Screen – Carada 2.35:1 Precision Series Cinema White

Lounge
TV – LG B7
Source – LG UP970
 

Steve Withers

Reviewer
Buying a UHD just because it's Star Wars..?

Can't go moaning/complaining about how Disney are treating the franchise if you continue to stump up the cash to them Mr. Withers.... ;)
After 41 years it's hard to let go of the balloon.
 

Jokerr

Well-known Member
There are so many rants on the web against TLJ and hopefully even Disney acknowledges the negativity. I too will purchase the movie because clearly they need allot more money to pay for better Writers.
 

Toon Army

Well-known Member
Thanks Gents for this week's edition and in particular the discussion about Bristol and associated issues. I agree with many of your thoughts and the organisers really do need to reconsider their naming of the show.
Suggest people keep an eye on this year's Audio & AV show in Birmingham ( September ) for a more balanced show, albeit smaller but a superior venue.
Really looking forward to Steve's review of TLJ UHD disc whilst trying to be subjective. Think we can all guess the movie score element.
 

FunkiestMonkey

Active Member
Thanks Gents for this week's edition and in particular the discussion about Bristol and associated issues. I agree with many of your thoughts and the organisers really do need to reconsider their naming of the show.
Suggest people keep an eye on this year's Audio & AV show in Birmingham ( September ) for a more balanced show, albeit smaller but a superior venue.
Really looking forward to Steve's review of TLJ UHD disc whilst trying to be subjective. Think we can all guess the movie score element.
Unfortunately, that's a trade show
 

Badger Mushroom

Active Member
Great pod as always, glad I wasn’t the only one who enjoyed Mute. I think Phil put it perfectly as a Sunday afternoon movie, switch off your brain and enjoy.

No mention of the new series of Masterchef though!
 

Toon Army

Well-known Member
Unfortunately, that's a trade show
I went to last year's show which was for the public. I have just checked their website and it looks like it has moved to Leamington Spa. The exhibitor list looks very sparse at the moment.
 

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