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AVForums Podcast: Episode 196 - 2nd October 2017

Discussion in 'Podcasts' started by Phil Hinton, Oct 1, 2017.


    1. Phil Hinton

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      This week:

      00:00:30 – Ed has an operation, Mark waits for his second SNES Mini and we go on holiday
      00:02:20 – Current competitions
      00:02:47 – Amazon launch their new 4K HDR Fire TV
      00:08:34 – Steve thoughts on the Apple TV 4K
      00:19:16 – Hodge reviews the Minix Neo Z83-4 Pro Mini PC
      00:24:42 – What is the current legality of media boxes and streaming sites
      00:35:06 – Mark’s game of the month
      00:38:57 – Films opening on Friday – Blade Runner 2049
      00:42:25 – Films of the month
      00:45:04 – Blu-rays released this week – Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge and Star Wars Rebels Season 3
      00:46:58 – Blu-rays of the month
      00:47:44 – Ultra HD Blu-rays of the month
      00:50:00 – Ultra HD Blu-rays released this week
      00:51:24 – What did we think of Star Trek Discovery?
      00:57:00 – TV shows of the month
      01:00:17 – James Cameron is busy with four Avatar sequels and a Terminator reboot
      01:06:15 – Goodbyes

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

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    2. Spacecat

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      Cheers for another excellent podcast, have a good break


      I'm hoping Blade runner 2 is going to be more godfather 2 than Alien Covenant
      :lease:
       
    3. norliss

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      They (Americans) also can't say the name "Craig" either: they pronounce it "Kreg". My least favourite of their mispronunciations is the word "niche" that they say as "nitch" - I've even seen some write it this way. Gets right on my tits.
       
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    4. LicensedTaximan

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      I also don't care and have no interest for another :zonked: "Pirates Of The Carribean" movie but the first, imo, was very good with the second one a decent sequel but from thereon. :rolleyes:

      "Avatar" hmm, well the story line was somewhat perfunctory i'll admit but let's see what number two is going to be like before the critique and the probable avalanche of 3, 4 and maybe 5. The 3D at the cinema was very good on "Avatar" as well as the 3D BD that I got gratis when I bought my Panasonic VT30 a few years ago before it eventually went "official" as a sell through. I have to say a conversion like Titanic, if done well, can look as good as a motion picture made natively now. So as I have T2 3D on pre-order (steelbook edition) I will be looking forward to seeing how effective the conversion is. By all accounts going by your review Phil when you saw it at the cinema it should be pretty good.

      With reference to James Cameron's great age. As I was born on the penultimate day of December 1951, and therefore being in ones mid 60's, this is young nowadays unlike with the generation before us. Maybe that's because that generation, in their twenties or there abouts, lost some of their youth as they lived through (and most fought) in the second World War. With each passing :eek: ahem er let me rephrase that, with each generation what was "getting-on-a-bit" is no longer the case. It's difficult to believe that people in and around my age are actually called the "baby boomer" generation. Having survived last year (as some of you may know) a heart attack with a stent implant as an emergency procedure followed four weeks later by a triple heart bypass I ain't ready for the knackers yard ....yet. Thank heavens I got my London cab driver's license reinstated after having passed a compulsory stress test which I now have to take every three years when renewing it. :thumbsup: By the way I hope Ed doesn't fall apart at the seams when he is de-screwed and that his recuperation goes well.

      Name pronunciations in America. Anthony is pronounced with a soft "th", Cecil is pronounced Ceecel, and Martin is pronounced Mart'n, when will they learn. :confused: Anyway see ya in a couple of weeks guys, take care from LT. ;)
       
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      Or could that be teeets in American? :confused: :rolleyes:
       
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      thought the new ST was total garbage.
      Enjoying The Orville far more.
       
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      Thanks again guys!
      As for 'those words' add 'herbs'
       
    8. LicensedTaximan

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      Uk oregano, American or-eg-an-o.
       
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      nomenclature is a good one to throw at our US friends
       
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      Where are you watching The Orville?
       
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      The early reviews seem to suggest it's very much on the Godfather Part II end of the sequel spectrum.
       
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      on US Fox
       
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      In terms of TV shows, I just wanted to say that The Expanse is an excellent series, and I am about two thirds of the way through the 2nd season. The books are also great if you are a reader!
       
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      Is that the show that AS of MB fame (trying to avoid spoilers here) makes a cameo appearance in? I've been meaning to check it out.
       
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      Couldn't agree more. I've picked up the first book since watching the first two seasons, and it's great so far. I think this show is maybe be best sci-fi I've seen since Battlestar Galactica disappeared up its religious Cylon butthole over a decade ago!
       
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      Yup, its great. The books are also very good, I am on book 5, trying not to rush too much whilst also hoping desperately that the writers know what they are doing, but so far, so good. In fact, that doesn't really do them justice.
       
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      Yes, I think so.
       
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      I thought some of the discussion on illegal streaming services veered dangerously close to justifying piracy. Just because something is expensive doesn't mean you can steal it. There's no grey area, theft is theft, and if you can't afford something, you can't have it.
       
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      Another top podcast folks :thumbsup:

      On the Apple TV, and I'm a big Apple fan, I really fail to see the reason to buy one. Does it really do anything than a new smart TV can't? (except iTunes). Im more than happy with the Netflix & Amazon app on my LG, and my AVR can stream music from my iPhone etc.

      Saying that, I'm sure as soon as I see one, I'll end up caving in.
       
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      I understand your point however as with other aspects of society, legislation alone will not always resolve the issue. Education and technical solutions being two examples. It is just one tool in the armoury and content providers need to think out of the box. In the case of films for instance, how about them selling one at at heavily reduced price? They could then compare revenues with those forecast had the movie been sold at its normal price. Let's face it, this business model works elsewhere. As a further comparison, they could monitor the level of illegal streaming/downloads for that movie to see if there was a significant reduction. Just a thought :lesson:
      Thanks for the podcast gents and enjoy your respective breaks - no pun intended Ed!
       
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      Great podcast good work :)
       
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      With Terminator and Sarah being "dead":

      The robots lose the war in the future. They send Terminators into the past to rewrite history and win. A T-800 to kill Sarah Connor and a T-1000 to kill John Connor (Terminators 1 and 2). Skynet doesn't succeed in rewriting the past so it wins in the future.

      Sarah Connor dies of radiation poisoning between the events of Terminator 2 and 3.

      Skynet can't find John Connor so in T3 it starts taking out John Connors future Generals.

      The Sarah Connor Chronicles: A reprogrammed T-900, called Cameron, is sent from the future and into the past to the time between T2 & T3 (1999). Sarah Connor is taken before she dies and jumped forward in time to 2007. So Sarah has skirted around her own death and is alive again.

      Sarah died in the original timeline but by taking her from before she died, to 2007 she is now living on again from that point. A new timeline is created and now Sarah is aware of how she was meant to die so is more wary of avoiding it. For instance having more health check ups etc.

      The whole point of the Terminator films and series is if you have time machines you can keep trying to rewrite the past to the future you want.
       

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