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Having just read the latest edition of What Smart Phone & USB Cable (formerly WHFSV), is it me, or is the content getting less and less ? I have to say that the mag has fallen way behind H**e C****a in terms of interest and amount of content.

Frankly, if it continues like this, I have to say I will become an ex customer.

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Already did it months ago and already braced for the Flame Mail...

I miss the monthly publication on my doorstep but with no salary increase for four years and cost of living I thought that it had become a comic for the feeble minded.  The phone articles as well as the Ju Ju flop regarding so many cable articles finally broke the camel's back.   No hard feelings and I reiterate the fact that I miss some of the content, but then paying for fairy tales was not why I subscribed in the first instance.

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I stopped buying the magazine last year. (I was buying three or four issues a year.)

Regardless of what I think of the quality/depth of reviews, the fact is that most of them are published here on the website within days (and sometimes before the magazine reaches the shops). That reduces the magazine's value.

I have not wanted to upgrade any kit for a couple of years either. This diminishes my interest a bit.

The price is more than it costs to buy a 25 - 40 year-old HFN & RR (including postage) from ebay. These were far better written (by people who put their names to their articles), provided lots of testing data and are fascinating from a historical perspective.

On the whole, the old HFNs are just more absorbing. (The old WHF? issues I bought from the same era are equally absorbing albeit when taken with a spade full of salt!)

A recent WHF?S&V will have far superior photography than any magazine from a generation ago, but it won't provide me with more than about 10 minutes reading.

I don't blame WHF?   They are just presenting the magazine in a way that people find more digestable nowadays (and one that doesn't require much time, or the investment of any effort,  to consume).

I guess it's also important that there is not too much text to tax the eyes when reading the electronic versions on a smart phone or tablet. Short, zippy, flicky, swipey, punchy text and photos that don't take longer than a Tube journey or coffee break to read.

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cloverleaf146 wrote:
Having just read the latest edition of What Smart Phone & USB Cable (formerly WHFSV),.

 

Formerly WhatApple actually, though they moved to StuffedApple. It could be worse; have you tried WhatFord?

 

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jjbomber wrote:
have you tried WhatFord?

I'm a VW Express man myself...

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Which is a fair point, and one I have already made. I can of course always vote with my feet, and may well do so, but in the meantime I can also provide customer feedback to WSPUSB that they can choose to act upon, or not.

As an ex customer, I would not have the moral credibility to give such feedback, unless asked for of course.

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The fact remains:

What Hi Fi sales per month: 34330

Home Cinema Choice sales per month: 7210 (Is this the magazine you're referring to?)

Surely, What Hi Fi must be doing something right to reflect these figures.

http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/just-137-out-516-uk-consumer-magazines-put...

http://www.homecinemachoice.com/advertise/

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Home Cinema Choice did not even review the Panasonic 50GT50, probably the most popular TV this last year!  

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gel wrote:

Home Cinema Choice did not even review the Panasonic 50GT50, probably the most popular TV this last year!  

 

LED out sells plasma by significant margins, don't confuse popular on here with popular out there Wink

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Paul. wrote:

gel wrote:

Home Cinema Choice did not even review the Panasonic 50GT50, probably the most popular TV this last year!  

 

LED out sells plasma by significant margins, don't confuse popular on here with popular out there Wink

 

Okay, best then.  Smile

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Home Cinema Choice did not even review the Panasonic 50GT50, probably the most popular TV this last year!  

 

Perhaps that is because their readership is a bit more upmarket ? Wink

 

Actually, to be fair, you can't argue with the numbers. If what WSPUSB is doing is selling, then they are going to continue doing it.

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cloverleaf146]</p> <p>[quote=gel wrote:

Home Cinema Choice did not even review the Panasonic 50GT50, probably the most popular TV this last year!  

 

Perhaps that is because their readership is a bit more upmarket ? Wink

 

Yeah I really don't think that is it.  Smile

 

And like you said, what readership?  Smile

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gel]</p> <p>[quote=cloverleaf146 wrote:

gel wrote:

Home Cinema Choice did not even review the Panasonic 50GT50, probably the most popular TV this last year!  

 

Perhaps that is because their readership is a bit more upmarket ? Wink

 

Yeah I really don't think that is it.  Smile

 

And like you said, what readership?  Smile

 

Hey, I'm not hear as a cheerleader for HCC, I'm sure they can fight their own battles. I just expressed a preference for their content, but I may well be in a minority on that, which is fine.  If more people prefer the short attention span whizz bang youmust haveaniphone5oryouareadinosaur approach of WSPUSB, I'm very happy for them.

I feel though that is leaving my demographic.

 

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cloverleaf146]</p> <p>[quote=gel wrote:

cloverleaf146 wrote:

gel wrote:

Home Cinema Choice did not even review the Panasonic 50GT50, probably the most popular TV this last year!  

 

Perhaps that is because their readership is a bit more upmarket ? Wink

 

Yeah I really don't think that is it.  Smile

 

And like you said, what readership?  Smile

 

Hey, I'm not hear as a cheerleader for HCC, I'm sure they can fight their own battles. I just expressed a preference for their content, but I may well be in a minority on that, which is fine.  If more people prefer the short attention span whizz bang youmust haveaniphone5oryouareadinosaur approach of WSPUSB, I'm very happy for them.

I feel though that is leaving my demographic.

 

 

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Thread again pruned for profanity. Please stop.

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