Podcast: We're back with the latest AV news and more

Phil Hinton

Editor
Staff member
We are back from our podcast summer holiday with reviews of the Arcam AVR30, LG CX, Philips OLED805, Panasonic HZ2000 and Hisense U8QF TVs, What we did on our holidays, best of the month and more!

Presented by Phil Hinton with Cas Harlow, Steve Withers, Tom Davies and Ed Selley.

00:00:00 - Start
00:00:11 - Welcome
00:04:38 - RIP Chadwick Boseman
00:12:40 - Update from Ed. Suggestions for artificial sounds for electric cars.
00:16:10 - Update from Phil. Mustangs heating up the world. Well, a garage.
00:17:08 - Update from Tom. Tropical bird land.
00:18:22 - Update from Cas. Fossil hunting. Freezing KFCs.
00:22:10 - Update from Steve. Steve the hermit.
00:24:00 - Competitions
00:28:55 - TV reviews. Phil on the latest Hisense, Panasonic and Philips TVs reviewed
00:41:00 - Arcam AVR30 receiver review by Steve
00:48:05 - Ed's review of the Arcam SA30 stereo integrated amp. Plus a new album list project
00:54:30 - Q&A (which OLED?)
00:57:45 - Music - Ed's album, vinyl and playlist of the month
01:04:40 - Movie - Tenet discussion. Audio issues?
01:18:57 - Movie - Is anyone going to pay £20 to see Mulan?
01:20:25 - Bill & Ted
01:22:11 - Best film of the month
01:24:56 - Best 4K Blu-ray of the month
01:28:00 - Best TV Shows of the month
01:43:10 - Podcast competition
01:44:35 - Tom's Thumbs
01:46:40 - Thanks and goodbyes

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Evinger

Well-known Member
Great to have you Guys back. Thanks as always for an excellent podcast. The way the individual windows work & move around if someone goes off for a minute is strange (Just a matter of getting used to it), but absolutely fantastic to have the audio clear & in sync - a definite improvement! :thumbsup:
 

Jessica Noir

Well-known Member
Great podcast chaps, giving serious thought to upgrading to an Arcam AVR so the review was very helpful. Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey popped up on iTunes in 4K SDR if you are still in the mood for it.
 

boabis

Active Member
Good show guys, lots of luvverly hardware, keep the reviews coming.

Anyone looking for a guilty pleasure on streaming TV - Whose Line Is It Anyway (UK) has a couple of series on Prime. All the Ryan Stiles and Colin Mochrie you can eat.
 

steve a

Active Member
Good to have you all back producing a very enjoyable podcast with some great hardware updates.
I will wait for Tenet to arrive on disc as not wanting to venture to the cinema just yet.
Have to agree with Ed regarding the brand new Erasure album "The Neon" which is a return to form of enjoyable pop music for Erasure's 18th studio album and a tour is planned for next year(subject to change in this current pandemic state).
 

Jokerr

Well-known Member
Thank you for the awesome podcast.

please may I offer a layout suggestion. Delete photo images below as unnecessary and distracting. Add host names on top left. Increase size of video window after deleting people photo images bar. See below

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Evinger

Well-known Member
Thank you for the awesome podcast.

please may I offer a layout suggestion. Delete photo images below as unnecessary and distracting. Add host names on top left. Increase size of video window after deleting people photo images bar. See below

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We all know who is who, & what they specialise in, but (Ignoring the slightly out of date photos themselves), the pictures with the specialisation logos would be helpful for new watchers to the podcast.
I expect that zoom does not give this capability, but perfect would be if you could "hide" this line (As you can the Dock on a Mac) if not needed.
But none of this is a criticism - I am enjoying the smoothness of the new version tremendously!
 

MartinH32

Well-known Member
Re: Tenet - I can't understand why the 'directors intention' is to make the dialogue as difficult to understand as possible :/
 

Jokerr

Well-known Member
The Dialogue issue was not deliberate, but as a result of a MUTANT ALGORITHM during post production audio processing.
 

Steve Withers

Reviewer

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