AVForums Podcast: Episode 172 - 20th March 2017

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    1. Phil Hinton

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      This week we discuss:

      00:00:26 – Beauty and a few beasts
      00:05:40 – Competition winners
      00:06:34 – Steve gets hands-on with LG’s W7 wallpaper OLED TV
      00:24:28 – Philips announces new OLED and LCD TV ranges
      00:31:27 – Samsung releases dates and pricing for QLED
      00:40:25 – Hodge gives us his thoughts on the Nintendo Switch
      00:51:58 – Phil reviews Kong: Skull Island
      00:56:30 – Films opening on Friday – CHiPs and Life
      01:00:28 – Blu-rays released this week – Arrival, A United Kingdom, The Chamber, The Love Witch and Operation Avalanche
      01:02:25 – Ultra HD Blu-ray Round-up
      01:03:28 – Baz Luhrmann and nuclear armageddon
      01:08:08 – Goodbyes

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

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      Anyone else having a problem downloading this? I'm using podcast republic and it won't download.
       
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      I'm using Pocket Casts on the iPhone, and it had downloaded by the time I left the house this morning.
       
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      Used ES file explorer via direct link and downloaded OK.
       
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      Must just me me then. Thanks for the responses.
       
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      I am having issues with pocket casts
      Im having problems as well, using pocket casts gives me a message saying handshake failed.
       
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      No playing issues for me, a good round up and on topic mostly!
       
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      Bring back the white goods
       
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      Nice podcast as usual guys. The only (very slight) issue I had with this poddy was, on occassions, a low level hum eminating when Phil was speaking. Now i'm not refering to his personal hygene but an audible one. Apart from that i've never had any problems listening to these podcasts but then I only tend to listen to them via my computer except when we are on holiday abroad and I listen via wifeys tablet. Even then I haven't had any problems, no wait for downloading just press play and off we go. By the way I hope your low level humming gets sorted out Phil, if not try a poultice. ;)

      By the way re: white goods.... anything from "Ann Summers".... in white of course. :clap: :)
       
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      Downloaded directly on ipod on Sunday evening and no issues encountered apart from the loud intro music which made the cats jump! Enjoying it so far and looking forward to Steve's hand-on review of the LG B7/C7/E7. Chuckled at Ed's mischievous comment about a petition for the loss of curved screens. We all know who to blame if this thread is hijacked by a certain lobby!
       
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      So.... Moulin Rogue, never seen it, should I? :laugh:
       
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      No. Though I struggle with musicals and want to throw something at the screen when actors suddenly burst into song.
       
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      Great 2 hour podcast! .... Yes, 2 hours as I had to keep 'winding back' to catch Steve's (great) comments. Getting excited an therefore fast - plus some topping-out.

      On the 'Arrival' - comment about no Ultra Blu-ray (at least for now) guessing with the sort of washed-out palette of the film & with added grain? ... the Blu-ray might well be good enough?
       
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      I watched the Arrival UHD (imported) and while it did have a was washed out it was decent quality. I'd just not pay too much extra.
       
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      I'm with @Steve Withers about San Francisco being rough/nice street by street. Our hotel was in the Tenderloin area which has the gold-plated majesty of the historic City Hall out one window and two homeless men fighting with scaffolding poles out of the other.
       
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      Great podcast guys and thanks for the summary of the OLEDS and upcoming Samsung prices (glad it wasn't just me that thought they seemed steep).

      Interesting to hear that Philips OLEDS are selling out in John Lewis. The general public's awareness of OLEDS must be pretty good.

      Regarding film releases - I notice it didn't get mentioned (as it was released last week) but what may arguably be the best film out just now is Get Out (reviewed by Sharuna). This has been a sleeper hit in the states and is gaining excellent word of mouth here. It came out of nowhere with a low $4.5million budget and currently has revenues of $123 million!

      Personally - I can't recommend this film enough. I suspect it will be on a lot of people's top 10 of 2017.
       
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      Too right about Get Out, excellent film which people will even talking about for a long time to come.
       
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      If you are an ageless and immortal being, able to savour the endless pursuits of life both great and trivial and have 2hrs and 10 minutes to kill in the moments before the universe itself dies of entropy, then yes. Otherwise, no.
       
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      Cracking as always. I'm guessing next weeks Phils intro will be about the departure of Edd China from wheeler dealers after the production company trying to dumb the show down.
       
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      Didn't know about this ^ link please
       
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      Well, Wheelers Dealers was Edd China, for me anyway. Expect a long tribute in the podcast ;)
       
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      Exactly. Any cockney / essex wido can say " 'old out your 'and" and other cliche's.
       
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      Thanks again for a good listen.

      What was the Mitchel & Webb reference? I like a lot of their stuff (although some doesn't land), in particular the James Bond villain lair (Health and safety) and Are we the bad guys ? (skulls on uniform).

      Best

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      You need to watch it in 3D!
       
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      Great podcast as usual. I'm in Edd's camp on Moulin Rouge.... Utter shi# . Shame about Edd leaving Wheeler dealers,it won't be the same without him.
       
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