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  1. Atmos is back for me on Apple TV Disney Plus. I read Disney had an outage last Friday as demand for Wandavision was huge. Maybe they turned off high bandwidth audio to compensate and now they’ve added some capacity.
  2. Can anyone watching Disney+ through an Apple TV check to see if they’re getting Dolby Atmos? I went to watch Wandavision and there’s no Dolby Atmos again (like when it first launched last year). I checked on a couple of. Star Wars movies and it’s not on those either. I noticed that it was a new version of the Disney+ app (ie it had the blue dot next to it on the launch screen). I launched a movie on Netflix and Atmos was present and correct, so it’s not my system. It seems unlikely that Disney disabled Atmos due to bandwidth considerations - which was the r
  3. Well, I played for around 90 minutes yesterday evening after updating and it didn't crash.
  4. Yeah - I was thinking of Sony and Microsoft doing direct sales there. I agree that there's not much of an incentive for retailers. If Sony and Microsoft took the approach that they want to 'delight' their customers, having a direct pre-order queue system of one per account (for the first few weeks or months) would go a long way towards doing that.
  5. I must confess I don't get it either. As someone who, every year, is at my computer as iPhone pre-orders go live I cannot understand why Sony and Microsoft can't implement a similar system. As each iPhone model runs out of its initial supply, you see the lead times increase almost in real time so you get an idea of how long you're going to have to wait.
  6. There's a 2GB Xbox patch available now.
  7. Me and my partner watched this, and binged the final 3 episodes in one go last night. I’d expected an engaging and competent series with occasional eye rolls at RTD’s more florid sequences. However, what I hadn’t planned on was ending the evening crying harder than I have in a couple of years; the kind of ugly, wracking sobbing that stops you from breathing properly. I’m 50, so the 80s were my teenage years and they were filled with the same sense of adventure, shame, fear, and the same archetypes that RTD has done such a gobsmackingly good job of encapsulating in thi
  8. Did anyone think Paul Bettany was channeling Rik Mayall a bit in episode 2?
  9. Hooo boy, I had to rush off to the kitchen at the end of that one to do the washing up. Pretty ridiculous that a 35 year old barn has to retain its rotting frame simply because it's in a conservation area. Still, the guy persevered and I was really impressed with what they achieved.
  10. The house in the new episode was ridiculously extravagant but it was hard not to admire the execution. That stone staircase was beautifully done, and reminded me of a miniature version of the staircase in IM Pei’s Berlin History museum extension. I think it was the first time I’d seen a handrail carved into the stone. The plucky self-builds on Grand Designs are good, but it’s also nice to occasionally see beautiful architecture that shitloads of money can buy.
  11. Not only is Soul the best Pixar movie in ages, the mastery of CG animation demonstrated by Pixar is simply phenomenal. The scenes in the jazz club were so ‘real’ and yet so stylised. And the switches between the ‘live action’ and the abstract stuff was masterful. Just top notch on every conceivable level.
  12. Yeah - I loved this too. I lived in Portnall Road and Ladbroke Grove in the late 80s and early 90s so I enjoyed seeing all that stuff. This is an interesting BBC article, especially the 'then and now' pictures. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/extra/jGD9WJrVXf/the-mangrove-nine-black-lives-matter
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