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Is the mag getting smaller?
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It seems like the last two issues have got much thinner, has anyone else experienced this? Cheers

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RE: Is the mag getting smaller?

Certainly seemed a lot quicker to read.

Not sure if I'm going to renew my subscription..

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Xanderzdad wrote:

Certainly seemed a lot quicker to read.

Not sure if I'm going to renew my subscription..

Yep, I am sure we are missing pages - not good!

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RE: Is the mag getting smaller?

The number of pages has always varied between months (The same as any other Mag) and this month (February 2014) is nowhere near the thinnest.

Hope this helps

Bill

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RE: Is the mag getting smaller?

It's true, the pagination does vary from month to month, but at 172 pages the February issue is no smaller than usual for this time of year. We increase the number of pages later in the year when the new product ranges come on stream, and in the run-up to the Awards in October.

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Cheers. What about missing

Cheers. What about missing previous content then, like forum question feedback?

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RE: Is the mag getting smaller?

Good point Gel. Think whf could do some market research for what we want? I liked the 'man in the street' tests (forget its name). I have subscribed for years but seem to find less to read. Most.would be willing to share their thoughts I recon.

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Xanderzdad wrote:

Certainly seemed a lot quicker to read.

Not sure if I'm going to renew my subscription..

The huge amount of common content each month was the main reason that I didn't renew, secondly, anything 'new' was already  old news on the internet.

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gel wrote:
Cheers. What about missing previous content then, like forum question feedback?

Good shout. :clap:

I like that and I used to enjoy The Big Question, could bring that back as well. I'm up for a visit to WHF Towers.  Smile

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chrisr1718 wrote:

gel wrote:
Cheers. What about missing previous content then, like forum question feedback?

Good shout. :clap:

I like that and I used to enjoy The Big Question, could bring that back as well. I'm up for a visit to WHF Towers.  Smile

 

Yep, same here.  I am now at a lost to know whether to renew my subscription, too much stuff has now disappeared for me.  Still early days because I have only just renewed but it isn't looking good at the moment.

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RE: Is the mag getting smaller?

I'd second all the above.

Also 172 pages in the magazine does not equate to 172 of readable material - I do not include the adverts or buyers guide.
I am only really interested in the actual articles and miss the forum questions, Big Question etc.

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RE: Is the mag getting smaller?

Thanks for the feedback everyone, always welcome. We haven't abandoned Sound Advice, it's just that every issue it's a juggling act between allocating the pages to make sure we can get as many product tests/Group Tests in as we can and accommodate all the advertising (and yes, we do have to make a profit!).

With the growth of the website it's inevitable that more content will go online first, so we are constantly looking at ways to improve the magazine. Whatever we do, we won't please everyone all of the time.

Re The Big Question, I know it was popular but the problem for us was that we increasingly found it difficult to get people to take part, or they'd agree to and then not show up on the day which was a nightmare from a scheduling point of view.

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RE: Is the mag getting smaller?

Thanks for the feedback Andy.   :cheers:  System builders was a great feature too, and WHF mags on just TVs and home cinema as special one-offs were always good too.

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RE: Is the mag getting smaller?

Having just seen the news item publicising the print magazine being available I was about to post a similar thread. I have been buying the mag every month for 20+ years but last month yet another TV and tablet group test decided to stop. I'm just not interested in TV's, tablets, phones, docks or USB cables. My interest is all things music and hi-fi so today's a milestone, new edition out on the shelf but I'm going to pass for the first time.

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RE: Is the mag getting smaller?

I have read the mag for many years but ceased subscription due to repitition, loss of features and frankly I can read it here or elsewhere on the net.

I used to be thrilled when it dropped through the door but looking though this latest edition in the high street, I was stunned at just how it recycles certain tech type reviews by month.

This is an age of enormous overlapping tech type products, yet you seem to review the same manufacturers and equipments.

Still love the site though

So not pure moan-a-thon

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RE: Is the mag getting smaller?

To be honest  WHF has gone down hill... like the above says, way to many repeat reviews, nearly everything is online anyway before the mag has it.

This used to be a top mag, I even remember when you could not get through on the help line, your lucky if you even get an answer here now, why would you spend nearly  £5 on a mag when it is on-line...sorry but things do change and for me even the forums are not what they used to be, it pains me to say this but  AV-Forums have nailed it with all the tech news good reviews, classifieds pretty much everything you want in the tech world.

Unfortunatly its like most things now money money...and if you dont invest or keep up with the others then it will have an effect..for what its worth and I am pretty sure it will come sooner rather than later, get rid of the mag,, and have evrything on-line, yes I know easy for me to say..its not my money, but its not rocket science...its nothing personal but its just not what it used to be anymore, and if the truth be known others feel the same. 

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