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AVForums Podcast: Episode 230 - 23rd July 2018

Phil Hinton

Editor
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00:00:24 – Pottery news, data management and DIY
00:12:38 – Current competitions
00:13:55 – Denon release the AVR-X3500H and AVR-X4500H AV Receivers
00:17:19 – What are we looking forward to at IFA?
00:26:56 – Ed reviews the JBL Tune 600BTNC headphones
00:32:38 – What are the latest developments in the headphone market?
00:41:58 – Steve reviews Skyscraper and Phil reviews The Incredibles 2
00:52:00 – Films opening this week – Mission: Impossible – Fallout and Hotel Transylvania 3
00:56:45 – Disc releases this week – Peter Rabbit, Mary Magdalene, and The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey
00:57:46 – Upcoming 4K disc releases
01:00:40 – Is Netflix killing traditional pay TV in the UK?
01:20:24 – Goodbyes

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

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Eddy555

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Entertaining podcast as usual guys.

So complicated looking for headphones/earphones and knowing what'll work for your ears.
I've been really pleased with with SoundMAGIC E30 in ear which were £34 7 years ago and still happy with, balanced sound, comfortable and not so expensive that if I lose them it's the end of the world.

I had some AKG Y50 for use with my HTC Vive which were well reviewed online but I found them a bit dull and lifeless with a strange sound characteristic. So I flogged them in the end.

I needed something better for in the office than my earphones to block out the sound of other people's chat/habits. I was tempted with going for sound cancellation, but didn't want to have to keep charging them and heard that they audio wasn't as good as as traditional headphones. I dead audition the Sony MX1000s and the Bose QC35s and found they both over egged the bass. I prefer a more neutral sounding headphones and so ended up with BeyerDynamic DT770 Pros which I'm delighted with. I'm sure there's better headphones out there for the money, but I've only got so much time to research these things.

From my own viewing I watch very little on live TV, most of the stuff I watch is on Netflix, YouTube or the occasional bit on iPlayer.

Note a quick Google found the potter's Instagram
 
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boabis

Active Member
Great show, have also joined the Botwright fandom.

Have thought about joining the Bluetooth headphone club, but I prefer just to have a few scraggly pairs of cheap JBL earphones in various pockets of hoodies/jackets. Majority of my listening is podcasts, so I don’t need ultimate fidelity to hear background sighing (like in today’s show :laugh:).

A muso friend of mine posted a photo of his amazon order history, which was just an infinite number of £30 Sennheisers being replaced every nine months or so, forever.
 
Cheers entertaining as usual, me and my son are well up for the MEG..with the STATH!

The Rock has lost his mojo....over exposed
 

steviedr

Distinguished Member
Great show, have also joined the Botwright fandom.

Have thought about joining the Bluetooth headphone club, but I prefer just to have a few scraggly pairs of cheap JBL earphones in various pockets of hoodies/jackets. Majority of my listening is podcasts, so I don’t need ultimate fidelity to hear background sighing (like in today’s show :laugh:).

A muso friend of mine posted a photo of his amazon order history, which was just an infinite number of £30 Sennheisers being replaced every nine months or so, forever.
Have to agree, but I do like the Sennheiser bass, you only get less than a year out of them though - manufacturers warranty will sort you out but a pain...
Currently trying to get a decent wireless set (while running), but the bass is kack on the few I have tried.
 

Sebastalona

Distinguished Member
Not entirely sure why Ed is having to ration his data usage, but it sounds like a solid basis for a Black Mirror episode whereby the closer he gets to his data limit, the more desperate his life choices become.

It would need fleshed out a little, but it almost certainly ends with the essence of Ed being digitally reimagined as an iPhone app.
 

steviedr

Distinguished Member
I’ll admit, I can be a bit tight when it comes to tv subs, but I like the idea of a few quid more to be ad free if it was across all (ITV/C4/C5).
 

daredevill

Member
The same goes for Sky GO, I hate the adverts that play and cant be skipped, yes if you download the program to your device you don't get the adverts but then you also seem to get a lower resolution!!
 

Jonnyb320

Active Member
Great pod cast as always!

Interesting point about headphones and which ones people buy. I have used sennhiser at work for a number of years and so bought some for use out of work too. Really pleased with them. Have now changed to some Bose A20s for work, so will probably give Bose a try next time as I have been really pleased with the A20s.
In the market for some ear buds now though.

With regards to streaming services, I can’t remember the last time I watched terrestrial TV. I get most of my content from Netflix or amazon. I don’t even tend to watch iPlayer. So the license fee is a complete waste for me.

I do worry about fragmentation and the cost. £60 for sky, £10 for Netflix, however much for amazon, license fee, then add on Disney and whoever else in the future and it’s starts to get VERY expensive every month.
 

boabis

Active Member
With regards to streaming services, I can’t remember the last time I watched terrestrial TV. I get most of my content from Netflix or amazon. I don’t even tend to watch iPlayer. So the license fee is a complete waste for me.

I do worry about fragmentation and the cost. £60 for sky, £10 for Netflix, however much for amazon, license fee, then add on Disney and whoever else in the future and it’s starts to get VERY expensive every month.
This is what Sky are afraid of, and are trying to mitigate with Now TV.

Between iPlayer, YouTube and the Disney App, there is no need to have Sky/NowTV for kids TV. Netflix & Amazon do your movies, and BT/Amazon are gobbling up football. Suddenly that £60 a month for Sky looks like poor value.
 

quantaca

Standard Member
As someone who doesn't live in the UK I have to say that I would be willing to pay for (legal) access to the BBC programs. I'd like me some spoiler free doctor who episodes for instance
 

scumball

Distinguished Member
You guys on the podcast all have the LG B7 - that has the Freeview Explore App. This has all FTA services - iPlayer, All4, ITV Hub, My5 and UKTV Catchup - in one place. The interface is pretty straightfoward too.

You can pay ITV to go ad-free, not sure you can with All4, C5 and UKTV.
 

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