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  1. I use an ad blocker for two reasons: Ads are often a source of malware - the advertising industry knows this but does SFA about filtering content. Too many ads with "poor manners" flickering, sound, pop-ups, trackers etc. The blocker I use, Ghostery, is set to allow some ads through so there's advertising revenue to sites I visit if they play nicely.
  2. Most manufacturers' recommendations (excluding some performance cars) for minimum tyre pressures are biased towards comfort. I'd be wary of exceeding maximum recommended pressures unless you know what you're doing - again a lot comes down to the particular car manufacturer's approach. Assuming correct alignment and no overloading, the old standards of more wear on tread edges = underinflated (can also occur through hard driving) and more wear on tread centre = overinflated (also caused by burnouts).
  3. This is correct. One of the quickest ways to damage a tyre is to run it underinflated - it flexes more and generates more heat, then delaminates, resulting in a bulge if you're lucky, a blowout if you're not. Plus underinflation generates more drag (wear and fuel use) plus reduced cornering and braking. Of course overinflation can also cause damage, accelerated wear and impaired cornering/braking too.
  4. For picture quality, my first pick would be the JVC. If you can get 4.0m throw from lens to screen the JVC will just fill a 120" scope screen, but it would be very tight. The Epson will fill the same screen easily, might even pip in a 125" scope screen. For a 3.5m throw, you're down to 105" scope and 110" scope respectively.
  5. Which wall is your screen on, 3m or 4.5m? Throw distance could be a limiting factor for screen size.
  6. Radioparts have one for $2899, Clef HiFi was advertising one a couple of months ago for $2750. Let us know how you go.
  7. I've never seen one that bad before - absolute shocker!
  8. From SHF the latest code is CCMAY20 - not sure if there's a minimum spend.
  9. The only exception I'd mention on the Steve Wilson remasters is Thick As A Brick, where the 2 channel material was handed to some idiot who added a truck load of treble - this thing could kill mosquitoes at 100m.
  10. Logan is coming out here 7 June (two weeks after US where it's US$25) $37 at Sanity and $40 at JB (JB version comes with b&w Noir version on BD).
  11. Audio Fidelity are doing a reissue on SACD that's due out later this month - will be interesting to see if the remastering can improve much on the original LP.
  12. Remembered it goes back a few more years: 2014 2015 2016 2017 Watch out, some that are initially listed as all analog get outed later as having a digital step.
  13. There's a couple of threads over on the Hoffman forums listing all the known 2016 and (separately) 2017 all analog reissues. The lists are depressingly short.
  14. Note replacement covers for the on/off switch are available on ebay.
  15. Probably not the volume needed to make it affordable, but if you *really* want replicas made up, there's always this crowd.