AVForums Podcast: Episode 219 - 30th April 2018

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    1. Phil Hinton

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      This week:

      00:01:01 – Current competitions and some general chat about flaming guitars and jockstraps
      00:11:57 – LG finally announces its OLED and SUPER UHD TV prices
      00:22:02 – Steve reviews the Focal Sib Evo Dolby Atmos speaker package
      00:31:00 – Phil’s thoughts on the Optoma UHZ65 4K laser projector
      00:41:40 – Ed’s album, vinyl release and playlist of the month
      00:48:05 – The gang's thoughts on Avengers: Infinity War
      01:05:27 – Favourite films of the month
      01:07:11 – Films opening this week – I Feel Pretty
      01:09:13 – Favourite discs of the month
      01:13:19 – Disc releases this week – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Hostiles and Gladiator
      01:15:50 – Upcoming 4K disc releases
      01:16:40 – Favourite TV shows of the month
      01:27:40 – Goodbyes

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

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      Time: 01:28:32 | File Size: 107mb | Direct Link

      The podcast returns on the 14th of May
       
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      Got my vote!
       
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      Great podcast as always gents!

      Voted as well! Best of luck with the awards.
       
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      My vote has just gone in, Good Luck.
       
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      ^^ Ditto :thumbsup:
       
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      Just voted, the more the merrier :thumbsup:
       
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      Cheers fellas, top form as usual

      I saw Infinity War at IMAX in 3D with my nipper and we both thought it was great....roll on part 2!
       
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      Delightful podcast as always, a highlight being Phil cutting short Steve’s fantasy of shooting arrows into a crowd of marathon runners.

      More importantly though, Ed.... u ok hun?
       
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      Excellent Podcast, thank you gentlemen.


      I saw Avengers Infinity War Last night.
      Wow - what a fantastic Movie. I am quite critical of some of the Marvel Movies, but this is totally incredible.

      The acid test for a 2.5hour Movie is does it feel like such a long movie, are you watching the time. No, not at all. Infact my friend even let out some wee and did not realise until he got up* Luckily no one noticed as it is fairly dark in the Cinema.

      *avoid sitting in seat K11 - Cineworld, South Ruislip.
       
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      You got my vote - Keep up the good work!
       
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      I know you've been getting in shape Phil but hadn't realised by how much, that picture they've used of you in the hockey mask and jockstrap is quite something.
       
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      Great podcast again, also voted
       
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      Some serious sunbed time also :smashin:
       
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      I think everyone gasped at the same point of the Avengers during the screening we saw - as Phil said that was quite incredible as was the silence following it. I totally get Cas’ resistance to giving a perfect score, they need to follow up and nail the landing. However, based on how this film was handled I’m pretty confident it’s a done deal.
       
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      You definitely get my vote for best UK podcast (and second best podcast I listen to, sorry but I absolutely love “Junkfood Cinema” and their next/latest episode is “Die Hard” and they recently did “Fast 5” - btw NSFW as there’s no beep machine with those guys) ... for me the sign of a great podcast is if I listen to it a second time and yours and theirs both occasionally get an encore performance.

      For another self deprecating Rock movie there’s also “Central Intelligence” I really enjoyed him in it.
       
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      Vote added naturally
       
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      771CACDA-F74F-401B-B202-17D331F3B98D.png Voted added.



      Hi Phil,

      Check out FASTEST CAR on Netflix. I think it might be up your street. Supercars vs Custom Power Cars, including Mustang in one of the episodes.

      Check out “Fastest Car” on Netflix
      Fastest Car | Netflix Official Site


      Please can we have an update on Cake Club.
       
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      Thinking about it the Rock would have made a great Thanos

      That said Brolin was superb
       
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      Great podcast guys. Love the length (fnar)

      I’ll have a look out for @Phil Hinton at the Mustang meet up at Donington. It’s only a few mins away.

      Lost in Space so far has been surprisingly good I thought. Only a few episodes in but definitely going to watch it all

      Halfway into Brooklyn 99 episode one and already loving it. Right up my street. Our 1st sight of the new CO was very old gag but something made it just great. “Do the robot voice” delivered as dry as you can get. Ace stuff.

      Which is more than can be said about Changing Gears. Sesh. Boring, dull and Aaron really left to do this?! It’s definitely more of a chilled atmosphere but hmmm it might be good for him it’s not very good to watch
       
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      Will there be a review up at some point for the Focal Sib Evo?
       
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      Soon.
       
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      Note Avengers - Infinity War

      Thanos -

      Thanos's genocide isn't justified.

      First up, as I understand it, Groot is the last of his kind. This culling of half the universe wiped his species out.

      Second, assuming there is a shortage of resources, Thanos could use the powers he has to correct that. He could move cold dead planets into the goldilocks zone, he could turn time back so those who died could be brought back, he could even, as an all powerful being, put in place a population control. If the option is genocide I'm sure a few would limit births. He might have the power to create resources from absolutely nothing.

      Finally more will die as a result of his action down to how he carried it out.

      If you had a 747 carrying 500 people and half were turned to ashes, then what if that included the pilot and co-pilot? Everyone else on that plane also dies. Plus those the plane lands on, if any. We saw this at the very end with cars and helicopters crashing.

      What if the random nature means scientists and leaders die? The people a country needs? This action may lead to wars and invasions if a leader of a rival country suddenly disappears and the scientists who disappear may be the very people who could solve the shortage of resources.
       
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      I have to offer a contrary view on avengers...

      I only went to see it because #1 son wanted to. I was only familiar with iron man (saw the first 2 of those). I found i had no real connection with any of the characters and had no time to build any connection due to the sheer volume of them. That's totally on me, but i felt not seeing the previous films was a major downside to enjoying this. To me it was mainly a relentless series of fight scenes.

      Some of the dialogue was very good and i especially enjoyed the guardians of the galaxy parts. Not knowing the reference of the start of the film wasn't a big issue to me, as i soon got the gist.

      I appreciate that if this is your kinda thing and you have seen most of the previous films it would probably be fantastic !

      MB

      PS am i right to conclude that Marvel have about a hundred good characters with their own films and crossover films, whereas DC have Batman, Superman, then Batman & Superman?
       
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      DC characters, Wonder Woman? Certainly a lot of distinctive villains.

      Top 100 DC Characters

      I'd also note it's down to the films not the characters. No one thought Guardians Of The Galaxy would be huge. I'd never heard of any of them but the first one was one of the best films so far.

      Also regarding Avengers.

      What's the long term aim?

      Ok, Thanos wipes out half the universe, more resources to go round. What's to stop the same situation developing again in a few generations?

      Everyone's happy, more kids born, larger population again.
       
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      My main conclusion when leaving the cinema was that i should watch these particular films!

      MB
       
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      Have I missed the review of the UHZ65 somewhow?
       
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      This is the price that I pay for being too busy (planning for my film shows at the end of May, applying for a job with the Scottish Civil Service which entailed three online tests - Verbal Reasoning, Numerical Reasoning and Situational Judgement - hosting the unexpected arrival of an ex-girlfriend, preparing three reports for the table-tennis Annual General Meeting in early May) hence I've not had time to listen to this podcast until today, only six weeks late!!

      It was quite a pleasant surprise to hear Mr Withers mention my name regarding his visit to me in Edinburgh to calibrate my Sony 75ZD9 television! I'm not quite sure why his mention of my Samsung UE75H6400 television which has now been moved to the kitchen caused quite so much mirth - actually, I've had a 75" television in the kitchen since August 2016, when I bought the Samsung and moved the previous top dog, the Sony KDL75W855C television from the parlour to the kitchen. (That Sony is now on a year's rest in the hall.) Because the ceiling in the kitchen is a false one and is three feet lower than the ceiling in the parlour (although the two rooms are very nearly the same size, parlour 18' x 14', kitchen 17' x 14'), a television looks much bigger in the kitchen than it does in the parlour. Quite often I go into the kitchen and I look at the 75" television and I say to myself "Look at the size of that TV!" whereas I very seldom say that of the identically-sized 75" television in the parlour! And there are some details of the kitchen stuff in my signature.

      Oh, one major correction, Mr Withers! You said that my username was "Son of Sam". My username is actually "SonOfSJ", because the initials of my father's forenames were SJ, and he was popularly known as SJ. I think you'll find that "Son of Sam" was a serial killer, real name David Berkowitz
      David Berkowitz (Son of Sam) - Serial Killer...
      , not like my nice father at all!
       

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