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AVForums Podcast: Episode 151 - 19th September 2016

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    1. Phil Hinton

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      This week we discuss:

      00:01:10 – Current Competitions
      00:02:12 – Ed’s view on Apple dropping the headphone jack on the iPhone 7
      00:13:22 – Google, cows and synthetic burgers
      00:16:29 – Epson announce their upgraded LS10500 laser projector
      00:21:58 – Steve reviews the Sony KD-65ZD9 TV
      00:28:00 – Ed’s pick of the best playlists on music streaming services
      00:33:48 – Films opening this week – The Magnificent Seven
      00:37:03 – Blu-rays released this week – Green Room, Friend Request and A Hologram for the King
      00:44:17 – The team discuss the BBC losing The Great British Bake Off
      00:47:20 – Are the best shows these days not on terrestrial TV?
      00:52:46 – Star Trek: Discovery is delayed until May 2017
      00:58:05 – Goodbyes

      Presented by Phil Hinton with Steve Withers and Ed Selley.

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    2. Chevyonfuel

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      Top job chaps, thank you (I've missed a few podcasts so need to catch-up when I can).
      Steve knows my rather anti-Apple stance, but...the iPhone 7 is probably the most appealing of the current gen stuff (my HTC is just over 2 years old, still going, never a problem, but I just fancy a change).

      The Epson - it's a shame that no HDR update will be offered for the LS10000, so had I held on longer, would have bought the 10500 instead. Maybe next year, along with a house move, speaker upgrade, proper cinema room... :)

      Spotify has been my source of streaming music for a while now (2 years or so possibly). The Discovery playlist, as Ed mentioned - has provided no end of new music from artists I'd never heard of and would never think to look for.

      GBBO - when the dust settles (or should that be flour), C4's track record for buying in shows, is generally very good (F1 for example - they've certainly done no worse than the Beeb did). I have to watch GBBO, and it's not that bad. Mel & Sue make the show though, the comedy, the innuendos, it makes it entertaining rather than just another food show. The Ginger engineer kid is looking a good bet for a series win...

      There's not really a lot of stuff on terrestrial TV at all at the moment, though I'm looking forward to the next series of Speed with Guy Martin, particularly the Bonneville Triumph. I've not signed up for Amazon Prime to watch The Grand Tour - the little I've seen, it'll be very highly polished, beautifully shot...3 middle aged men cocking about.
       
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      Very informative podcast. Thanks for the clarification on whether it is a good time to replace TVs. The Epson projector looks very tempting!
       
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      Just two podcasts ago, I mentioned that I was pinning my hopes on a successor to the ls10000 and now here it is! I think it sounds like it'll be a fantastic projector. Looking forward to a potential review at some point. :)
       
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      I (and I know quite a few others) use Deezer for our streaming music. I have also found quite a few new tracks/artists I would never have known about otherwise via it's "Flow" dynamic playlist feature.

      Any chance you can include that in any future features?
       
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      Good job cleaning up the audio, sounded fine to me.

      One question I can't get out of my head is what is the risk of eye damage from looking into a laser projector?
      I know you shouldn't and it should be positioned appropriately, but I also know I've unintentionally looked into a good few projectors over the last 15 or so years.
       
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      One of the best shows yet, enormous fun to listen to and I suspect great fun to record, the humour was infectious.

      Star of the show was @Ed Selley in a welcome return. He got the tone just right this time. In the past he's occasionally strayed into snark, but on this show he was particularly effective at being balanced yet critical - as well as being reliably insightful. His enthusiasm is equalled by his honesty as exemplified by his playlists round up, which was excellent.

      To complement the podcast, I could do with an in depth write up of laser projectors covering the new tech, whether 4K is coming and if it's important, how it's better than the top end TVs etc etc. Oh and oodles of speaker suggestions for different types of music at different price points would be really useful too :)
       
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      Another great podcast, concur on the audio - it sounded great.

      Ironically though I was thinking about those guys you mentioned who work all day every day with their headphones on and their iPhones connected to the charger. I do the same, but use my bluetooth headphones which have about 30-40 hours battery life and don't have a problem ... about 24 minutes into the podcast my bluetooth headphones ran out of juice! :suicide:
       
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    9. Steve Withers

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      The lasers are bounced off a phosphor surface before leaving the lens, so the light isn't pure laser light and thus won't blind you. I wouldn't recommend looking into the lens, anymore than I would with a bulb-based projector, but you will be OK (I can vouch for this from personal experience). There's no way a projector that actually used pure laser light to project the image would be sold domestically. It isn't the same with professional laser projectors, which is why they are brighter, but they actually could blind you.
       
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      "It can project a spot on the moooon!" :D
       
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      "No Mr. Selley... I expect you to review a turntable."

      "Now that's what I call a cartridge!"
       
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      "This is HDR, Mr. Withers. All my life I've been in love with its colour... its brilliance, its divine heaviness."
       
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      A stellar poddy as always :)
       
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      Another great podcast gents and I found Ed's thoughts useful - I totally agreed about his sentiments in relation to the iPhone 7. How about Ed creating his own public playlist on Spotify, including tracks that will test our audio set ups to the full?

      I'm intrigued about the view that higher frame rates is/are more important than dynamic metadata. Whilst I watch plenty of sport, surely the metadata element will be of more significance for general viewing. None the less, I totally agree with your sentiments about waiting for CES and hope to upgrade my screen next year once you give the green light!

      I am a bit concerned about the conversation on the GBBO. After last week's discussion about Bridget Jones, you run the risk of becoming a podcast version of ITV's Loose Women ( hate to guess who would be the equivalent of Janet Street-Porter! :D ).
       
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      Great podcast as usual,thank you gentlemen.
       
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      On the understanding that the best music for test work is always music you yourself know best, I'll see what I can knock up for next time. Don't assume there is any worth to my musical taste though...
       
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      Thanks Ed - I will be intrigued and will also treat it as a discovery playlist. I am forever telling the kids to broaden their listening interests.
       
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      As a veggie I was mulling over the moral dilemma as you we discussing the synthetic beef. When you then mentioned said dilemma I was chuckling to myself like a mad man as I was waiting for my train.
      To advise, I don't have an answer yet for this.
       
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      Brings happiness during my drive into and on my way home from work one day a week, great show chaps. Thank you
       
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      @Steve Withers Sorry dude, gonna play devil's advocate here and say that any Mac owners should be very careful about assuming their OS is safe just because Windows users get the lion's share of malware. This article documents vulnerabilities that have been patched yet unfortunately exploited. There most certainly are viruses in the wild on OS X/MacOS, whilst it is also true that you need to be authenticate in order for a malicious process to run. My advice: be very careful if you decide not to run security software, and remember that attacks like phishing are OS agnostic.

      @Phil Hinton You made a very interesting point about resolution with UHD on a projector/screen. You say that WCG is far more important. With a full comprehension of resolution with Full HD, I totally understand. But if UHD resolution adds practically nothing on a 100"+ screen, why even bother on a 55" TV?

      I need to see it to be in full agreement, but in principle I'm there.
       
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      Jim'll Paint It nailed the current situation with GBBO (and this was before the announcement of who was staying with the Beeb)...:D

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