Monthly Archives: August 2009

A Decade of Tuning Tips (Part Two) – 1

I suspect it was English high fidelity magazines from the second half of the 1970s, and especially the 1980s, that most fostered the irrationality which invaded the world of high fidelity sound. By the end of the 1980s this had … Continue reading

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I’m a Twit

And if you like, you can follow me at Even more worth following is Jez Ford.

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Oppo BDP-83 Blu-ray – the standard source

For the past year or more I’ve had on long term loan from Sony Computer Entertainment a Sony Playstation 3. This has been the source I’ve been primarily using for my Blu-ray reviews. At the time, the PS3 was the … Continue reading

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We’re All Going To Die

That’s the the title of a recent editorial in Geare magazine (#56, July/August 2009) from Jez Ford, one of my editors. If you met Jez, you’d learn instantly that he is most certainly not a doom and gloom kind of … Continue reading

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Oppo Rules

My review of the Oppo Digital BDP-83 Blu-ray player appears in the newly released issue of Sound and Image magazine. Let me cut to the chase: this is the best Blu-ray player I have yet tested, and I have tested … Continue reading

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BD-Live advances – a Possible Killer App?

Yesterday I went to Sydney, courtesy of Sony, to see its new line of Blu-ray players and some of the stuff it’s doing with Blu-ray discs. First, the players. There are three models: the BDP-S360, BDP-S560 and the BDP-S760. They … Continue reading

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Been Away – Back Now

Visited my son and his partner in Darwin for a week or more. The minimum temperature every day was significantly more than the maximum temperature here in Canberra. Nice time. Been back since Tuesday.

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