AVForums Podcast: Episode 187 - 24th July 2017

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    1. Phil Hinton

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      This week we discuss:

      00:00:45 – RIP Martin Landau and George A. Romero
      00:11:24 – Philips TV Tech Shoot Out at BAFTA
      00:12:20 – Current Competitions
      00:13:25 – Harman International acquires British audio manufacturer Arcam
      00:21:36 – Steve reviews the SVS SB16-Ultra subwoofer
      00:28:06 – Steve’s thoughts on the LG G7 OLED TV
      00:34:36 – Films opening on Friday – Captain Underpants and The Big Sick
      00:37:44 – Blu-rays released this week – Kong: Skull Island, Get Out, The Lost City of Z, Origin Wars and Stalker
      00:44:15 – Ultra HD Blu-ray Round-up
      00:49:27 – What do we think of the new Doctor Who?
      01:00:24 – Star Wars News – The last Jedi BTS video fails to excite Phil and Steve!
      01:08:55 – Goodbyes

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

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    2. Toon Army

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      Thanks gentlemen for this week's podcast - You left me speechless when talking about Star Wars. It was a shame that Ed could not participate in the debate/confessions as he would have had so much fun at your expense. I have similar feelings and cannot get overly excited about the films these days. Mixture of old age, changing interests etc.
       
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      Do you think SKY could have something to do with the delayed release of certain Blu-ray titles in the UK? Fox are a majority share holder and SKY do have a "special relationship" with Disney so maybe this is playing a part in the reasoning behind certain titles not being available on disc while they do appear to be available to buy via SKY's digital box office?

      Maybe another question for Mr Burns?
       
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      Another excellent podcast, yet another 9/10 oled!

      The first thing I thought when I heard the doctor who news was 54 years and still white!

      Tbh the whole franchise ran out of steam sometime ago and I doubt simply changing gender will make much difference....... I enjoyed Pertwee but loved the old HAM Baker

      I always thought capaldi was wishing he could go full Malcolm Tucker

      Rip Martin Landau I loved space 1999 :(
       
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      As much as I like a good conspiracy theory that doesn't explain why Universal's Fast and the Furious 8, which is already available on disc in the US, doesn't get released here until October!
       
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      How large a room would you need to justify a 16" sub! I'm sure my tv room would be far too small at roughly 15 sqm.
       
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      The Albert Hall?
       
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      Seems a bit of a catch-22 with UHD Blu-ray. I've not been buying the US releases because I want to support the British market and assume that every import is a sale that is not going to be made on a UK release. But that has meant I'm sometimes months behind in purchasing, and now with Get Out I'm either going to have to suck it up with the "regular" blu-ray or give in an buy an imported UHD release, at what I'm assuming will be an inflated price.
       
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      You're forgetting the two rules of home cinema – you can never have a screen that's too big and you can never have too much bass!
       
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      Someone hasn't been paying attention to the whole AVR550 etc firmware debacle ;)
       
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      Does Mrs Withers subscribe to these rules?
       
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      I think it's more likely the magazine comes through the door every month whether she likes it or not :p
       
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      The 3 doctors I grew up with are the first 3 with Jon Pertwee being the best, although the following Baker wasn’t bad.

      The first two re-boot doctors were also my favourite (David Tennent in particular) with the following two being really Naff, however, it may be the useless writer that the BBC employed at that time rather than the actors.

      Can’t see any problem with a female lead, (Providing the storyline is good) however, if it does flop they can quite easily re-generate her back into a male.

      Regarding Star Wars, I was around when they originally came out, and boy were they something special, however the later releases (Particularly the awful Rouge One which I won’t even bother to watch again even if it comes to terrestrial TV) seem to lack something, although I quite enjoyed the force awakens as it was basically an up to date re-hash of A New Hope. (Yes I do have the Force awakens Blu-Ray and have watched it a number of times)

      Not too worried about Arcam as the latest Dirac models really are special, and I can’t see Harman or Samsung wrecking that.

      Never Keen on Space 1999, however the first live action series (UFO) that Gerry Anderson did I really enjoyed.

      I am looking forward to the next podcast, (As usual) as you very seldom seem to make a bad one. (Although the podcast were you were enthusing about Rouge One (Ugh) was really teeth grinding for me)

      All the best

      Bill
       
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      If LG are so keen to give us a range of OLED's, why can't they give us the choice and include one 3D model. They could call it the D7.
       
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      Loving these podcasts. Thanks for doing them.

      Really looking forward to an article on Dolby Vision from @Steve Withers to get a balanced view on what this really brings.
       
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      The G7 is the luxury set for people who don't want to wall mount a W7? That's the only idea I have...

      I did get annoyed with Doctor Who a couple of doctors back.
       
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      Rouge on the TV:

      Laverne-Cox-The-Rocky-Horror-Picture-Show-Sweet-Transvestite.jpg
       
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      @Rob20 I was considering getting better subwoofers for my front bedroom, which measures 11' x 11' x 10'6" high. I had wanted the SVS PC2000, but the main technical man at SVS, Mr Ed Mullen, advised that in that size room, the best (SVS) subwoofer would be the SB2000. Your TV room will be something like 16' x 10'. My parlour measures 18'2" x 14'3", and I think of it as being decent-size but certainly not huge, and I can't really imagine - indeed there simply isn't room - for more subwoofers than my existing SVS PC13-Ultra. Now, regarding what size room would be appropriate for a 16" subwoofer - you might want to look at this page from SVS.com:
      Featured Home Theater Systems | SVS Customer Reviews

      Click on the "Justin in McDonald, PA" link. In the Question and Answer discussion, his second answer says that the SVS representative did not try to sell him the biggest subwoofers, so he is happy with his dual PB2000 subwoofers, they are right for his available space.

      HOWEVER, if you click on the ""Paul in Tulsa, Oklahoma" link you will see the most over-the-top subwoofer system that I've seen. Paul has, in a decent-sized but not huge room, FOUR PB16's, that's the ported (and quite a bit larger) version of the SB16 that Mr Withers mentioned in the podcast. I mean, I like bass as much as the next man, but not if that next man is Paul in Tulsa! He started with two PB13's, then two PB16's in front with the PB13's at the rear, and now he has
      four PB16's!


      Which is why, Mr Withers (if you're still following this thread) I was surprised to read that you had recently bought a 55" B7 LG OLED. Surely the 65" version would have more impact, no?

      I'm happy with my 75" Sony in the (low-ceilinged) kitchen, but I'm now (after a year) starting to think that the identically-sized Samsung in the (higher-ceilinged and slightly more spacious) parlour is beginning to look a bit small ..... What a shame that nobody, in 2017, is making an 85" television that has Full Array Local Dimming - the closest is the 88" Samsung 9800, but that is from last year. This year's Samsung televisions are all edge-lit, not FALD, and the 85" to 88" sets from Sony and LG this year are also only edge-lit.
       

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