As well as writing the audio section of Gramophone and his own blog, he now is regular contributor to Hi-Fi News.MajorFubar said:I'd have Andrew back in a shot. He was one of the main writers I enjoyed reading when I was growing up in the 80s. He was one of my gods when it came to HiFi.
I don’t need to explain myself to the likes of you anyway, you’re nothing but a parasite to this website! And I have already bought 4 mags this year already too, so how unearth do you know what I have done and not done anyway...chebby said:
I think it was 2006/2007, I did a search for Samsung bd1000 but couldn’t find it on What HiFi reviews on Google. I am pretty sure that was the first Blu-ray player out, I remember seeing it on QVC too at £1000, and dreaming of one. I waited until WHF reviewed the Pioneer bdp-lx71 and bought on the back of that review at Richer Sounds and my still today Pioneer 81 amp bought on the back of WHF review, Pioneer could do no wrong in those days.MajorFubar said:Well I admit I don't buy it. I originally stopped buying it because I got married and my priorities changed, plus it became too much about AV. Some 20 years after lapsing my subsciption, I've probably bought about five WHF magazines in that time. The last I bought had a review of one of the first BD players. (Anyone remember when that was?)
I bought WHF every month to keep an eye on new kit and emerging technologies, when I was 20-30 years younger and cared about those things more. These days, ( a ) I care quite a bit less, and (b) printed-magazines' draconian lead times vs the immediacy of the internet. If something exciting gets released today, I can probably find the first online reviews of it within 48 hours, not six weeks later.
Sadly, yet understandably, printed magazines with an emphasis on new tech reviews are going end up consigned to the history pile, by and large.