AVForums Podcast: Episode 162 - 12th December 2016

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    1. Phil Hinton

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      This week we discuss:

      00:00:46 – Rogue One is almost here!
      00:09:57 – Current competitions
      00:12:24 – BBC begin testing UHD and HLG on iPlayer
      00:18:07 – BT Sport to begin broadcasting in Dolby Atmos at the end of January
      00:26:22 – Steve gets excited about the Sony PSVR
      00:35:55 – Mark gives us an update on HDR gaming
      00:39:00 – Films opening this Friday – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
      00:39:58 – Blu-rays released this week – Transformers: The Movie, Swallows & Amazons, Nine Lives, David Brent: Life on the Road, Lights Out and Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
      00:50:09 – Ultra HD Blu-ray Update
      00:53:19 – Favourite Christmas films
      01:03:25 – What we think of the new QI and or final thoughts on Westworld
      01:06:39 – Goodbyes

      Presented by Phil Hinton with Steve Withers, Mark Hodgkinson and Mark Botwright

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      The reason "nobody" is talking about the PSVR anymore, is that we were also hyped the first 1-2 weeks.
      Then we appreciated getting back to flatscreen gaming without a lot of wires, head-set and whatnot.

      And there are no real good games for PSVR yet. Just a lot of "tech-demos" who have limited replayability.
      Just give it time, and you'll see the hype settles down pretty fast. We're talking 1-2 weeks.

      I think this gen VR will be as 3D-tv's.
      We were woawed on the first tests, and then prefer standard livingroom tv again.
       
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      Speaking of Christmas movies here's the original short film that Rare Exports started with ... very very not for kids.
       
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      Hope Sony TV's get the HLG s/w update. Any news ?
       
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      To be honest the trailers for new Rogue One makes me not have high hopes for it at all. I predict it might be worse than Force Awakens.

      I have seen a lot of films but have never seen "It's a Wonderful Life" ever.
      "Gremlings" is a childhood favourite though...

      Showed the 6 year old Bill Murrays "Scrooged" last week and he liked it apart from the scary grim reaper which he was afraid of. Then he saw the more traditional but great 3D "A Christmas Carol" animated movie with Jim Carey... he was actually scared in this too where the horses/carriage was chasing Scrooge down the road.

      Speaking of Krampus - you know this is a real thing celebrated across some European countries like Germany designed to scare children - Krampus is supposed to hunt bad children "Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic folklore figure described as "half-goat, half-demon",[1] who, during the Christmas season, punishes children who have misbehaved"

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      Another top podcast

      I'm still thinking about the psvr ....i personally love 3D and so this type of tech appeals to me

      Interesting how you picked up on the wooden acting in the rogue one trailers in particular the leading lady

      I haven't watched them but I saw her in inferno and myself and the missus thought she was awful
       
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      "finding Nimoy" - best comment ever!
       
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      Great podcast as always guys.
      If you are blown away with console VR, then you have to try it on a decent PC - just another level!

      Cheers,
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      Probably a stupid question, [email protected] Hinton; if next week is going to be largely Rogue One talk (which I won't have seen yet), is it going to be spoiler-free or should I just skip that episode?
       
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      Another great episode guys :)

      With regard to lead actor in the upcoming Rogue One - Felicity Jones - I've always thought of her as a great actress - well certainly as a TV actress.

      She was great in 'Northanger Abbey' (2007) as the main charcater Cathrine Morland and also in a Doctor Who Story 'The Unicorn and the Wasp'

      Cheers, Dave AC (cooperda)
       
    11. Phil Hinton

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      Spoiler free and it won't be the whole episode, probably 10 minutes. We will go into it in more depth in January after CES.
       
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      Your right about the games for now. But I think what Steve is raving about is VR "experiences" with a gaming element. The games will come.

      The comparison to 3D is a running theme. However, I don't see it in the same light. 3D was a mess to start with and you needed a huge TV with good 3D for it to work, sat in the right position and expect the family to snuggle up to you for it to work for them too. It was not a good thing.

      However, with PSVR and Oculus etc, its not the same situation imo. With the exception of the mobile units and some bloke on the street selling some hideous 8bit crap, it'll work and we are in an all encompassing world that even basic visuals look pretty good. Sure it's for one person, but aside for personnel issues with headaches etc, I just feel that if you have a VR set-up, you will dedicate time and money to it.

      Time will tell of course, but while it wont become the de facto way to play games for along time yet, I see it having a very dedicated fanbase that will be far more prevalent than 3D.

      The only issue is that I want a PS4 Pro and PSVR kit, but cannot get the VR kit for love nor money. And with my local Game store not having a demo station, I cannot even try it, and I'm not buying it without trying. The longer it is for my try try and buy, the less excited I and many others will get about it. Sort these issues out and I think Sony has a good shot at keeping this going.

      Oh and on the subject of Nine Lives, it's telling that that the cover is making a huge point that Kevin Spacey is the star cat. It does look to be an awful, awful film. But even the great Spacey needs to toe the line to get a blank cheque for a future project of his own.
       
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      The key to VR succeeding is - in addition to lowering the price of entry - surely having good games to fully support it, isn't it? Looking at other gimmicks like Move, Kinnect and the Wiimote, the demo discs usually had the best content. I've not kept up to date with the Vive or Rift (which would be my gear of choice) so maybe there are decent titles already that I've not heard about (here's hoping!).

      In terms of it being a single person experience, aren't more and more of us gaming alone (physically) anyway? Most of my mates play together online, but they're in their own homes, generally in a room on their own.
       
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      Oh, how I want to believe this.
       
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      I Think the myth of trendy 20 something mates all sitting round the sofa playing games and eating doritos is largely a marketing myth and no reflection of reality....most of the huge games are online multiplayer ....
       
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      Another enjoyable podcast/ramble - Sounds like Ed has already headed for the hills to get away from Rogue One. Bet Steve texts Phil non-stop tonight when he sees the premiere! Could PSVR purchases also be his new UHD habit?
       
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      @Steve Withers You say that Empire Leicester Square is in Laser IMAX. Is it in 3D Laser? They're website is quite confusing and doesn't say much; Trying to figure out if its worth watching in 70mm at the BFI or Laser 2D at Leicester Empire.

      Edit: Just had a look at the Cineworld ticket website and it seems like it's either in 3D IMAX or normal 3D, but not in Laser IMAX
       
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      I believe I said it might be but as it happens it was just 3D IMAX, no laser.
       
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      Thanks for clearing that up. IMAX sure have made it hard to find this sort of info easily.

      Look forward to the review!
       
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      The review is up – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Review
       
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      Gremlins is my favourite Christmas movie. I really can't be arsed with Christmas, but watching Gremlins at that time of year takes me from zero to ten percent on the Christmas Cheerometer :)
       
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      Great podcast as always, thank you fella's.
      Christmas film favourite's of mine and the kid's would be: The family man, Trapped in paradise,Prep and landing and Gremlin's.
      There to young for the Joy's of Die Hard and I don't fancy my two year old walking around saying" Yippee ki yay mother f##!!r" to the in-laws on Christmas day.
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      Our favourite family Christmas movie here is "Arthur Christmas" in fact our 2 year old made it past half way before I walked into the room and distracted him which is a record for him ... though his inertia may have been due to teething.
       
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      I think you need to view the PSVR forum. It is still being talked about. I haven't really gone back to flat-screen gaming as that's just it. It's "flat."
       
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      I think it needs bearing in mind that the longer time goes on the cheaper and more plentiful this stuff will get.

      Some might go the PSVR route, the PS4 slim is capable of doing it and is cheaper. Scorpio is out in less than a year, PC's are getting cheaper and more powerful.

      I can see it going the way of tablets in that there might not be a single killer tablet but lots of different options. VR won't go away. It will be a part of gaming like tablet gaming or portable gaming.
       

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