AVForums Podcast: Episode 195 - 25th September 2017

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    1. Phil Hinton

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      This week:

      00:00:30 – Phil, Steve and Ed plan their CES coverage
      00:05:05 – Current competitions
      00:06:03 – Nvidia launch remote only on Shield
      00:09:21 – Steve reviews the Samsung UE55MU7000 4K TV
      00:15:28 – Phil takes a look at the Optoma UHD65 4K DLP projector
      00:29:25 – Ed's thoughts on the Tannoy Legacy Eaton speakers
      00:39:06 – Ed picks his album, vinyl release and playlist of the month
      00:44:22 – Phil and Steve review Kingsman: The Golden Circle and Mother!
      00:54:46 – Films opening on Friday – Flatliners, The Exception and Pecking Order
      00:56:41 – Blu-rays released this week – Baywatch, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, The Walking Dead Season 7 and Lethal Weapon Season 1
      01:01:57 – Ultra HD Blu-ray update
      01:11:46 – Star Trek Discovery starts this Monday on Netflix
      01:20:53 – Goodbyes

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

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    2. HugoFJH

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      Didn't The Professionals have a cosworth? :)
      Would have thought they were more popular than Jimmy Nail....

      Fantastic podcast so far (only got to 33 minutes at present)
       
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      IIRC it was a Capri.
       
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      Great podcast guys, I bought the Tannoy Berkeley 15" dual concentric speakers in 1978 for trade price of £350, a fortune then, they are still! my main speakers and sound fantastic, and have never heard a speaker to my mind that can replace them, 40 years old and still going strong, rock on Tannoy!
       
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      Just listening to this on the train to work, the mu7000 is £999 in richer sounds at the moment.... tempting[emoji3]
       
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      As Phil notes, they generally had a Capri but in later episodes they also made use of an Escort RS2000- a MkII Escort with a unique front grill and 2ltr Pinto.
       
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      Dear God you need to get out more Ed.
       
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      That is a tempting price, I'd give it a look and see what you think if I was you.
       
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      Just about to tuck into this weeks episode. Just wanted to thank you for always posting the running order, now I know I can safely trim the last 10 minutes!:laugh:
       
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      But if you do that you'll miss some of Mark Botwright's best jokes!
       
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      Well, he'll just have to learn to save his best material for segments out with Star Trek chat!
       
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      Love the podcast - I have a pair of giant IMF transmission line speakers from yonks ago. They are just fab. Would never get rid of them, even though they dominate the room ! (Sub woofer not needed)
      Why has no one picked up on A C Clarke's Sci Fi output , particularly the "Rama" series of books. I believe Morgan Freeman was interested a while back. I guess I know the reason - there are no guns involved...
       
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      £939 Samsung UE55MU7000 | Compare Prices

      £939 in Co-op!
       
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      Jolly podcast as usual, my Monday Commute is a lot more cheery

      Couple of things.
      Protectors weren't SIM projectors the best thing ever and based on DLP tech? If so did they achieve great contrast levels and if so how come no one else can seem to do so
      Do they still make projectors?

      Star Trek is a dead Parrott as far as I'm concerned, time to just let it go,

      The professionals.......best theme tune in TV history....followed by the Sweeney...........if you don't agree.....
      ....SHUT IT!
       
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      Still going strong as ever SIM2 Multimedia | Home Theater and Professional Display Systems

      Bill
       
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      Yes we reviewed quite a few Sim2 projectors when they were active in the UK market. The black levels and shadow detail performance wasn't very good when compared to the D-ILA and SXRD machines when they arrived. You were paying for high end design, installation flexibility and brightness. I haven't seen one in the last 5 years so no idea what the current models are like. DLP is popular with the custom installers because most of their designed rooms are white boxes, so the strong points of the SXRD and D-ILA machines would be wasted. Or they put in massive screens that only high-end DLPs would be capable of providing enough lumens for.
       
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      I was curious about what happened as I remember those red curvy PJs that cost a fortune and used to get 10/10 reviews
       
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      Just to clear up, Star Trek Discovery is a CBS production, so I'm not hopeful it'll be any good in the long run.

      Netflix might pick it up if CBS drop it depending on viewing figures.

      I know nothing of Star Trek so I wont be adding to viewership.

      Great podcast as always though guys.
       
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      Break a leg, Ed!

      Hope your hospital stay is brief and uneventful.
       
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      Love 'Rendezvous with Rama' :)
       
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      Thanks for the podcasts gents and Mark H's incisive comments - especially at the end. Not interested in Star Trek unless it stars William Shatner and Lenord Nimoy.

      Ed - Good luck with the op!
       
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      At one point David Fincher was talking about adapting Rendezvous with Rama for the big screen, pity it never happened.
       
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      Such a rich vein of imaginative Sci Fi writing A C Clarke had, but I guess nobody is interested these days unless it has guns or violence in every scene.. They seem to have forgotten how "2001, a Space Odyssey" was such a huge film, with no guns in it whatsoever.. Times change. ( the apes were violent tho.. ! )
       
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      I'm not sure a modern filmgoer would have the patience for the slower pace of a 2001 style film.
       
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      Yeh, you are right. Guess that's why many didn't like the new
      "Twin Peaks" with it's glacial pace... So slow at times it appeared to stop.. !
       
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      I just saw the Flatliners trailer for 10 seconds before youtube allowed me to skip. I'm genuinely confused by this. I remember that the original was alright / nothing special. I don't remember it being a big cinema hit or even a later cult hit (like Donnie Darko). I had to check it wasn't just a re-release.

      Can anyone explain this to an old fart like me?

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      Flatliners is a 2017 American science fiction psychological horror drama film directed by Niels Arden Oplev and written by Ben Ripley. The film is a sequel to the 1990 film of the same name, and stars Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton, Kiersey Clemons, and Kiefer Sutherland (who also starred in the original), and follows five young medical students who attempt to conduct experiments that produce near-death experiences. Sony and Columbia Pictures will release the film on September 29, 2017, in the United States and UK.
       
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      Ok, so i didn't pick up that it is a sequel ! Although hardly the Star Wars universe !
       
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      It might claim to be a sequel, purely because Keifer Sutherland is it, but it looks like a complete remake in the trailers.
       

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