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December issue feedback thread

Post all comments, gripes, moans, praise, discussion on the latest magazine in here please... 

 

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RE: December issue feedback thread

To get things started (and repeating a previois thread) ... I dont find many pages of exotic kit very interesting. One page to cover several items would do me.

Please bring back the everyday user reviews. I found their reviews/opinions interesting. Sometimes in full agreement but often with differing opinions in comparison tests. I recon these better represent our more common experiences using kit in unfamiliar surroundings and with less expert ears..

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My only minor gripe generally with the magazine is that I would like more content... I usually buy it on the day of release, settle down after work and by the end of the evening I have read all of it! Then I have to wait a whole month until the next issue comes out... :wall:

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Joe Cox wrote:

Post all comments, gripes, moans, praise, discussion on the latest magazine in here please... 

 

Don't forget you can save 17% if you subscribe – choose from the print magazine alone, or pay just £2.99 extra every six months for access to our iPad/iPhone edition as well.

Or head to the What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision Newsstand page to buy a single copy of the new magazine...

 

I thought it was good.  All the Panasonic plasmas definitely deserved their awards.  I suppose looking back now the Oppo 103/5 deserved to be in there too.  Just bought the HCC awards today, and the Oppo 103/5 and d featured heavily in there.  Don't get me wrong though I think you are better than HCC.

 

I suppose if I had one concern it was how late you got your Panasonic plasmas in for their reviews, I had definitely made my mind up reading AV Forums that I was going to buy the VT65.  I think that is all I have to say, I will have a think about it.   :cheers:

 

 

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RobinKidderminster wrote:

To get things started (and repeating a previois thread) ... I dont find many pages of exotic kit very interesting. One page to cover several items would do me.

It's not many pages though is it? One page? What would be the point? You're not going to learn anything from that at all.

I'd like MORE in the Temptations section, it's usually the most interesting part of the magazine, certainly more interesting than yet another TV group test (I understand why those have to be there though, I'm not blind to the commercial realities, unlike some).

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Please bring back the everyday user reviews. I found their reviews/opinions interesting. Sometimes in full agreement but often with differing opinions in comparison tests. I recon these better represent our more common experiences using kit in unfamiliar surroundings and with less expert ears..

Yeah I'd like to see The Big Question again, although it's not actually a review feature. I can imagine they may have run out of questions to ask though.

I'd like to see if the panel could tell the difference between full-fat 24-bit audio and properly downsampled 16-bit version of the same tracks (ie not a different 16-bit release which may not be using the same master).

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+1 lhc. Except the temptations - I have far too many anyway. I bet we could come up with plenty of Big Questions. Certainly the 16/24 question. 

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More diversity of brands at all price points please!

The Temptations section seems to have stirred up a bit of controversy. It's my favourite part of the mag, but I do think there's a distinction to be made between Angel "that's a shedload of money" (e.g. Dali Epicon 8s at £11.5K) and (b) "nah, that's just bonkers" (e.g. Burmester 069 at £35K).

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More diversity of brands at all price points please!

Agreed: hasn't there been a disproportionate superfluity of Burmester's products in the Temptations section in recent times?

And so, on Feb 22nd 1966,...

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Agreed Matt/Spiney. A good point imo. £10k is outa my range but of interest where a cd player for £35k is nonsense and of no real interest. 

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I like the temptations, it's my favourite part of the magazine, i find it very interesting to know that their is a £36,000 CD player out their.   Smile

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Anyone interested in buying my Sony bdp? £50000 ono.  Smile

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RobinKidderminster wrote:

Anyone interested in buying my Sony bdp? £50000 ono.  Smile

 

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Joe Cox wrote:

Post all comments, gripes, moans, praise, discussion on the latest magazine in here please... 

 

Don't forget you can save 17% if you subscribe – choose from the print magazine alone, or pay just £2.99 extra every six months for access to our iPad/iPhone edition as well.

Or head to the What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision Newsstand page to buy a single copy of the new magazine...

 

I have only just got the December issue, the awards must be the one before, or we have two this month.  So I thought I would comment on this issue too, well it was good, I like the TV reviews and in a group test is interesting.  I would like to see some of the high end Oppo Blu-ray players reviewed too.  I like the advice questions from the forum.

 

 

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I have only just got the December issue, the awards must be the one before, or we have two this month.

The Awards issue is a separate issue from the usual monthly issues. I thought I was missing something, presumbly subscribers should have had the December issue by now?

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So I thought I would comment on this issue too, well it was good, I like the TV reviews and in a group test is interesting.

Again?

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I would like to see some of the high end Oppo Blu-ray players reviewed too.

They've been reviewed, I'm not sure there's been anything released since the last reviews has there?

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December issue is indeed the new one, with subscribers now/any day. On sale Tuesday 19th November.

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December issue is indeed the new one, with subscribers now/any day.

Oh ok.

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