AVForums Podcast: Episode 252 - 11th February 2019

Discussion in 'Podcasts' started by Phil Hinton, Feb 11, 2019.


    1. Toon Army

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      Just watched the bass edition and a cracking programme. Loved Bootsy Collins. Thanks for the initial recommendation. Next stop YouTube for the first programme.
       
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      Very enjoyable podcast. Thanks guys. One question to Steve. You mentioned you preferred the N7 to the Sony 870. Was this based on a separate review or a throwback to your experience of seeing it demonstrated at Cedia? Thanks,
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      It's what annoys me about the BBC iPlayer. I'm paying them over £12 per month and yet programs disappear way too quickly and therefore we have to either miss out or find other ways of watching their content. They seriously need to sort their licensing model out.
       
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      Totally agree with you on that point.

      Another issue I have is the picture quality on iPlayer. It is soo bad and not sure it even qualifies as 720. Looks terrible. It is much better Over the Air(Ariel) and Sky Satellite.

      Strange as they managed to produce some incredibly good HDR HLG content, but perhaps they should focus on atleast delivering a cleaner 1080p image that is watchable on 65inch TV’s.
       
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      Great podcast as always.
      I think Rakuten should give all AVF members a free rental to try. I have sky Q and wait for some films to appear on there in 4K to sample but if I found the quality and price to my liking then I would defo think about renting from a streaming service.
       
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      Thanks
       
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      The BBC had a chance to lead the world with this. Long before Netflix kicked off. They have a huge back catalogue and they could have been delivering a decent service with it.

      I used to watch some stuff on my laptop. It played through the iplayer app. The HD version was the best available. And was at 720 playing on my 1080p screen. So it played in a corner of the laptop.
       
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      Thanks for another great podcast, chaps.

      Also loving "The Defiant Ones". Note that BBC has a 6 episode cut of this (vs 4 on Netflix). Probably just shorter episodes although I haven't counted the total minutes.

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      I think it was this podcast where you mentioned "The Kid Who Would Be King" and the lukewarm reception it had received. I saw it yesterday with the juniors and all 4 (age range 7-46) thought it was a cracking family adventure film. In fact we all preferred it to Lego Movie 2, which we also enjoyed over half term.

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