Podcast: Samsung HW-Q950T Soundbar Review, Filmmaker Mode, Disney+ $30 for Mulan, AV news and more

Phil Hinton

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With the podcast heading for a two week summer holiday, we review the Samsung HW-Q950T soundbar, find out that Filmmaker Mode is a must-have on all TVs, get the latest AV and Hi-Fi news and what are the best summer holiday based movies?

00:00:00 - Start
00:00:40 - Welcome
00:04:14 - Competitions
00:07:24 - Ed reports in
00:09:48 - Hi-Fi news - McIntosh C22 Mk V preamp and MC1502 power amplifier, Marantz 12 series and Lin Majik DSM digital streamer
00:14:00 - Steve reports in
00:16:05 - Disney have stopped doing back catalogue disc releases
00:17:50 - Mulan $30 rental on Disney Plus. Cinema vs streaming releases
00:33:00 - Ed used a Starship delivery robot for his groceries. Yes, delivery robots are a thing (video included)
00:39:15 - Steve reviewing the Samsung HW-Q950T soundbar
00:46:15 - Phil checks in. Filmmaker Mode discussion. Is it any good? Clue: Yes.
01:00:10 - Cas checks in. Pitch Black 4K Blu-ray in for review. Plus Bill & Ted
01:06:00 - Q&A
01:25:10 - Best holiday movies
01:35:20 - Thanks and goodbyes

This week's podcast competition: Win a Flash Gordon Blu-ray Bundle (3 to win). Listen for the question in this podcast, select the correct answer in the competition here: https://www.avforums.com/competitions... The competition is open to UK resident AVForums members and closes midnight Thursday 13th August 2020.

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Toon Army

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Thanks gents and enjoy your holidays/breaks. I will watch this week's edition in a few days time so that the wait until the next edition is not so long. Look forward to the Filmmaker mode discussion as that is more important in my list of prerequisites than " full fat " hdmi 2.1.
 

Evinger

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Thanks Guys, it was another fun podcast - only nipped in at the end as the Garden was the place to be in this heat!
"Well, she was lying on a slug!" Had me crying! :rotfl:
Have a great, safe break!
 

Evinger

Well-known Member
Regarding the Starship delivery robot, I have three contenders:-
From Terrahawks, the overlander.
Fanderson David Sisson Overlander 2.jpg

From Captain Scarlet, the nearest would be the Mars Exploration Vehicle
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Or, maybe, the Maximum Security Vehicle (This is the Dinky Toy version - the one in the series was actually a light grey)

dinky-toys-captain-scarlet-maximum_1_4087eacde413b9e92fb25ed41b5a32a4.jpg


Yes, I've loved Gerry Anderson Series since Four Feather Falls. I used to have all the Stingray, Fireball XL5, Thunderbirds & Captain Scarlet toys until someone broke into my Mums Loft & stole them all.
(Yep, & I would be very financially solvent!) 🤷‍♂️ :)
 

Roohster

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Thanks for another interesting podcast guys.

I have a small complaint though, regarding the videoconferencing format: Phil appears to be the only one in sync. Ed is out by a second or so, Cas is wayyyyy out, (around 3 or 4 seconds) and Steve by a couple of seconds.

It feels churlish to complain after all the effort you put into these, and it is greatly appreciated... but it does spoil the enjoyment a bit.
 

tiberian9

Active Member
For the Starship delivery bot I just had a vision of Ed patting it and saying 'Well Done Bigtrack' a la the early 80's advert when the middle class kid successfully delivers an apple to his dad.

Bigtrack advert
 

Phil Hinton

Editor
Staff member
Thanks for another interesting podcast guys.

I have a small complaint though, regarding the videoconferencing format: Phil appears to be the only one in sync. Ed is out by a second or so, Cas is wayyyyy out, (around 3 or 4 seconds) and Steve by a couple of seconds.

It feels churlish to complain after all the effort you put into these, and it is greatly appreciated... but it does spoil the enjoyment a bit.
We are aware of this issue and working on a solution. Thanks.
 

Phil Hinton

Editor
Staff member
For the Starship delivery bot I just had a vision of Ed patting it and saying 'Well Done Bigtrack' a la the early 80's advert when the middle class kid successfully delivers an apple to his dad.

Bigtrack advert
I couldn't remember last night what it was called, but this was the first thing that sprang to mind when I saw the videos of the Starship delivery bot.
 

VinnyP!

Active Member
Thanks again and enjoy your break. Let's hope Disney move on the Fox back catalogue. I also worry others might follow, the success of the Colombia set may influence things. There may be the possibility of licensing some titles to the likes of Arrow, Criterion etc.
The lack of any other 4K players being released, must also be a concern.
 

golden phoenix

Distinguished Member
with the world the way it is, i would have thought every funding stream that Disney has at its disposal would be a good one including 4k back catalogue discs..they always seem to make bad decisions for the consumer. i wish they would at least license them out for someone else to do for them
 

MartinH32

Well-known Member
I wonder what Walt Disney would think of Disney (The Cash Cow) now? As for the robot - looks a bit Sinclair C5 ish to me! Perhaps his vision has come true afterall
 

Jokerr

Well-known Member
Thanks for another interesting podcast guys.

I have a small complaint though, regarding the videoconferencing format: Phil appears to be the only one in sync. Ed is out by a second or so, Cas is wayyyyy out, (around 3 or 4 seconds) and Steve by a couple of seconds.

It feels churlish to complain after all the effort you put into these, and it is greatly appreciated... but it does spoil the enjoyment a bit.
They are not out of syn, but just talk like that. A side effect of the job they all gracefully do.
 

Evinger

Well-known Member
They are not out of syn, but just talk like that. A side effect of the job they all gracefully do.
"A reviewer is never late, nor is he early, he speaks precisely when he means to"
 

Timh

Well-known Member
Any of you guys know why the LG oled B7 series doesn’t have the Apple TV app yet has all the other major apps?
Great podcast
 

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