AVForums Podcast: Episode 211 - 26th February 2018

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    1. Phil Hinton

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      This week:

      00:00:20 – What we get up to on a Sunday morning
      00:01:15 – Current competitions
      00:03:00 – Steve and Ed give their thoughts on the Bristol Sound & Vision Show
      00:40:43 – Phil and Steve review Mute
      00:52:15 – Films opening this week – Red Sparrow and Game Night
      00:54:40 – Disc releases – Thor: Ragnarok, Jigsaw, The Beast from 20,000 Thousand Fathoms, The Valley of Gwangi, Clash of the Titans, The Gate, Wishmaster, The Lair of the White Worm and Attack on Titan Season 2
      00:59:26 – Upcoming 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc releases
      01:00:52 – Goodbyes

      Presented by Phil Hinton with Steve Withers and Ed Selley

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      Hey Steve and Phil
      You’ve probably been asked this before, so apologies...have you guys ever featured your home cinema set ups on the forums? It would be great to see them for curiosity’s sake as well as context for your reviews.
       
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      The best testimonial is what you have at home. Good point.
       
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      That's a great idea !

      Unless, of course, their set ups are full of review samples that got "lost in the post" on there way back to the manufacturer...

      MB
       
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      On a serious note, we don't keep review samples, everything gets sent back. Happy to list off the cinema room contents.
       
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      Yes, please.
       
    7. Phil Hinton

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      OK. Some of these are long term loan kit (L) - this allows us to test with high-end kit that we wouldn't be able to have otherwise. It allows us to produce higher quality reviews because of that. It doesn't influence the actual reviews of the kit (as the loans normally happen months after the kit is reviewed, or is reviewed by another member of the team). It is always returned after a set period of testing time.

      Cinema Room
      Projector - JVC X7000 (L)
      AVR - Yamaha A3050
      Speakers - MK MP300 and S300T surrounds (L)
      Subs - MK X12 x 2 (L) + BK Monolith (rear)
      Heights - JBL C1 x 4
      Sources - Oppo UHD205 (L) / Samsung K8500
      Screen - Screen Excellence 2.38:1 curved enlightor 4K material

      Others
      Editing system
      Genelec 8020 monitors
      Velodyne Sub
      iMac 5K

      TV for testing
      Samsung KS9800 (L)
      Panasonic UB900
       
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      Buying a UHD just because it's Star Wars..?

      Can't go moaning/complaining about how Disney are treating the franchise if you continue to stump up the cash to them Mr. Withers.... ;)
       
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      Cinema Room
      Projector – JVC DLA-X5000
      AVR – Denon AVR-X7200WA
      Power Amp – Cambridge Audio 651W
      Speakers – B&W 600 Series (2 x floorstanders, 1 x centre, 4 x bookshelf)
      Overhead – JBL Control Ones (2 x front and 2 x rear)
      Sources – Oppo UDP203 and Panasonic DMP-UB900
      Screen – Carada 2.35:1 Precision Series Cinema White

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      TV – LG B7
      Source – LG UP970
       
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      After 41 years it's hard to let go of the balloon.
       
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      There are so many rants on the web against TLJ and hopefully even Disney acknowledges the negativity. I too will purchase the movie because clearly they need allot more money to pay for better Writers.
       
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      Thanks Gents for this week's edition and in particular the discussion about Bristol and associated issues. I agree with many of your thoughts and the organisers really do need to reconsider their naming of the show.
      Suggest people keep an eye on this year's Audio & AV show in Birmingham ( September ) for a more balanced show, albeit smaller but a superior venue.
      Really looking forward to Steve's review of TLJ UHD disc whilst trying to be subjective. Think we can all guess the movie score element.
       
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      Unfortunately, that's a trade show
       
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      Great pod as always, glad I wasn’t the only one who enjoyed Mute. I think Phil put it perfectly as a Sunday afternoon movie, switch off your brain and enjoy.

      No mention of the new series of Masterchef though!
       
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      I went to last year's show which was for the public. I have just checked their website and it looks like it has moved to Leamington Spa. The exhibitor list looks very sparse at the moment.
       
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      thanks for the podcast , I'm not really into hi end HIFI but you made it entertaining and interesting .....
       
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      The problem with blacked out bat caves is that they're inherently hard to film.
       
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      Hehehehe. Can’t argue with that!
       

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