AVForums Podcast: Episode 167 - 6th February 2017

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    1. Phil Hinton

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      This week we discuss:

      00:01:10 – What did we think of The Grand Tour now that the first season has finished?
      00:05:48 – Current competitions and recent winners
      00:08:16 – Sky and Discovery make Ed happy by agreeing a new deal
      00:13:30 – Steve attends the Sony Trade Show and gets a look at their 4K TV line-up
      00:21:00 – Hodge reviews the new NVIDIA Shield
      00:30:16 – Nearly 10% of Resident Evil 7 players are PSVR users
      00:37:30 – Mark puts on his black armband as Nintendo ceases production of the Wii U
      00:43:57 – Everything you wanted to know about MQA but were afraid to ask
      00:53:21 – Phil finally uses his unlimited card and reviews T2 Trainspotting 2
      01:04:06 – Films opening on Friday – The LEGO Batman Movie and Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
      01:12:52 – Blu-rays released this week – The Girl on the Train, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Storks and Heat
      01:14:24 – Ultra HD Blu-ray Round-up
      01:15:50 – Star Wars News – Young Han Solo film starts principal photography
      01:17:18 – What was the worst film we saw in 2016?
      01:24:23 – Goodbyes

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

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    2. Blu-rayx

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      Regarding the NVIDIA Shield in the podcast. The shield Auto Frame rate switching will not work if a HDMI 1.4 TV is connected to a HDMI 2.0/2.2 Amp. This issue has been going on for a year and is well documented on their forums. This problem started after firmware 3.1. If possible can you please ask NVIDIA.
       
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      Great Podcast chaps, I hope Panasonic will be more forthcoming than Sony on their Oled release and price, the 55" yet to be officially announced is winking at me.

      Agree with your T2 review @Phil Hinton
      While some members are starting to score it a little lower than expected, for me, I stated on the thread Trainspotting 2 :

      Within the first 10 mins of the film I was thinking, it was a bad idea to go back, but came out having really enjoyed it, but feeling a little sad.

      So it’s not the same film 20 years later, and the soundtrack isn’t anything like the original but, we now find the lads in their mid-40’s, so life will be different for some.

      First up, the star of the show is Danny Boyles direction, this is a beautifully made film, not as gritty as the original, but filmed in a similar style but with everything he has learned since. Edinburgh looks gorgeous.
      The lighting is fantastic, I always loved the way the original was lit like a play, this carries through. We do have flashbacks both visually and audibly and they work well, along with earlier flashbacks.

      There are some great laugh out moments and the performances all round are fantastic, Spud stole the show for me.

      It’s not the film I expected and thinking about it, I’m glad it’s not. I was 21 when this came out, if I was carrying on the same way I was 20 years ago, I wouldn’t be here.

      This film is about friendship, regret, upbringing, regret, love and loss. It is good fun to watch, and does make you feel a bit saddened that those youthful days have gone (and for some bits thankfully), I do think it’s a great companion piece.
       
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      What no end music..... :eek:
       
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      This morning cast was delivered in MQA and with being a lengthy cast, ran out of available bandwidth usage :)
       
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      Looking forward to this week's podcast and will listen enroute to the dentist this afternoon.
      Worst film in 2016 surely has to be Independence Day: Resurgence. I seem to recall a certain member of the team buying the UHD version! ;)
      Any other film involving a group of kids and a bl***y dog also gets my vote!:mad:
       
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      Ok I forgive..... This is offered with an effusive dismissive wave of my royal hand, even though I have no idea what the hell MQA is. Basically they ran out of room then. :p

      I always enjoy the assembled multitudes ramblings as I find it the beau ideal of AV axiom, especially with regards to informed comments like bo**ocks and sh(one)t, always collegial and informative.

      By the way the still picture of Count Withers on his new cinema poddy (Steve's movie wrap) looks like he is on something going by his eyes.... What is it, and can I have some even though there might be only a paucity of it? :)

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      MQA= Meridian Quadruples Assets? ;)
       
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      Podcast on top form this week v funny
      I have the rare distinction at the age of 52 of never having seen the original train spotting until last week! I won't go into why And then going to see T2 4 days later with friends i really enjoyed both films and thought T2 was an excellent follow up to the first.
       
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      Thanks for that, mind you I still don't know what that equates to. But what I do know is that I can get you from Selfriges to Harrods without looking on a satnav unlike my f(r)iends in the PHV trade (private hire vehicles.... aka minicabs) :lesson:
      I thank yaw.
       
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      Ok, ok i've got it now (MQA) I must have fallen asleep at that bit :zonked: (excuse the pun) as I listened to that, ahem, bit again. :oops:
       
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      Playstation VR is an awesome piece of kit and you will poo your pants with Resident evil 7 @Steve Withers. There is also a new beta update too that will enable dare I say 3D blu-ray play which should be good too as it give the feeling of a massive screen
       
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      Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk is 60fps on UHD Blu Ray because the format is 2D only.

      Whilst the Hobbit films shot at 48fps for both eyes simultaneously, so 48fps per eye and motion resolution of 48fps, BLLHW was shot at 120fps alternating between the left and right eye - so 60fps per eye, but a motion resolution of 120fps.

      So in theory, a 2D HFR version of the hobbit would have the same motion resolution as the 3D - but that's not possible for BLLHW.
       
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      Resident Evil 7 could be the excuse I've been waiting for to finally take the plunge on PS VR
       
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      I'm not sure you're right about that, I believe BLLHW was shot at 120fps for each eye, so there is a 120fps 2D version as well as a 3D version. There are also 2D and 3D versions at 60fps and versions at 24fps. In the case of the UHD Blu-ray release, the format is limited to 60p which explains why the 60fps version is being used. Still a genuine 4K, WCG and HDR movie at 60fps and with Dolby Atmos should make for a unique experience.
       
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      Phil, re Trainspotting 2, you said "This would happen more in Glasgow, but the film is set in Edinburgh"

      ...but they were in Glasgow for that scene. Afterwards when they're leaving, there's a shot of the traffic cone on top of the Wellington Statue at Royal Exchange Square, followed by shots of them driving back towards Edinburgh on the M8 :laugh:
       
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      Another grea podcsst gents.

      Agree 100% with @Mark Botwright regarding the WiiU. Fantastic console that was not marketed well by Nintendo.

      The hardware is great (I love the tablet and being able to play sans TV), the first party games are amongst the best in their respective genres. It is still the most widely played console in my home. Nintendo Switch is on pre order too. Gaming PC + Nintendo console suits me fine (the young ones can stick with the Xbox One and PS4).

      Cheers.
       
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      The Greasy Strangler is the biggest pile of tosh I watched last year, followed very closely by How To Be Single. The Greasy Strangler is just bizarre.
       

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