Monthly Archives: September 2009

HD Pulp Fiction cometh

I was just trawling through Roadshow Entertainment’s publicity website to get ahold of a packshot of A History of Violence for my forthcoming Blu-ray review, when I stumbled on the fact that Pulp Fiction is due for release by Roadshow … Continue reading

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A Decade of Tuning Tips (Part Two) – 2

Perhaps ‘the worst book ever written‘ was actually the second worst. A while back I mentioned this little pamphlet, and promised to come back to it. Well, here goes. First, the claim by the author, Jimmy Hughes: I have experienced … Continue reading

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Manthropology – the worst book ever written!

There can be no doubt that Manthropology is the worst book ever written. Its prose is of a lower standard than that of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. It is shorter than the Holy Bible. It is less engrossing than … Continue reading

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The Transporter – a comparison

Go here to see my Blu-ray vs DVD comparison. A sample (DVD left, Blu-ray right):

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The Departed – a comparison

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The Perils of Double Blind Testing

While in Japan I had an interesting discussion on whether or not one can hear the differences in cables. I am not in the ‘can hear a difference’ camp. To quote from one of my own articles: The first and … Continue reading

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The 6th Day – a comparison

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Back from Hamamatsu

I was in Japan last week as a guest of Yamaha Music. Had a great time. Ate dinner at the restaurant which inspired Tarantino for the restaurant fight in Kill Bill Part 1. Saw some interesting products. Yamaha has a … Continue reading

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Yes, it is louder

Earlier in the week I remarked on the the live Pink Floyd release, ‘Pulse’, on DVD. You may recall that this has the surround soundtrack in two formats: 448kbps (the maximum specified for DVD) and 640kbps (the maximum specified for … Continue reading

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Paramount’s BD-Live commitment

A while back I did a ‘Ten Best’ piece on Blu-rays in Sound and Image. Best picture quality, best sound and so on. For Best BD-Live I put down Transformers on the basis of its downloadable ‘Intelligence Mode’. As it … Continue reading

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