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« Sony's Iconic Flamingo Record Player | Main | An honest review of my personal experience with the Sky Soundbox (so far) »
Sunday
Nov192017

Only review good products

Video Title: 'This is a Review of Object A'
Me "Today I'm going to be reviewing object A"
(Long section in the middle)
Me "So there you go that was my review of object A"
Comments "Why did you review object A - there are a thousand alternative devices that may be better"
Me "But I can only review one - hence the review of object A, so now you know how good object A is"
Comments "But it turned out to be rubbish that's why you should have reviewed something else"
Me "But you've only drawn that conclusion because you just watched my review of it"
Comments "I don't understand why you'd buy this one anyway, you should have known it would be rubbish"
Conclusions
i) Just read out the press release and don't go into too much detail (like the other reviews of this product).
ii) Don't point out any faults you experience along the way (because no one wants to know about your problems).
iii) Don't really review a product, just promote it and let the buyer figure out for themselves that it's a lemon.

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Reader Comments (15)

Keep up the reviews. The bad as well as the good. In fact if it is something that you use over an extended period of time a short comment about how it is continuing to perform could be interesting. On that line of thought what happened to the ultra short throw projector you reviewed positively, it no longer seems to be part of your set up?

November 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

The ripple in the screen was too distracting for me. I then spent something like £600 on an electric rising screen that took 6 months to arrive. Unfortunately due to the extra size of the electrics it meant I had to reduce the screen size to 80” so it fit in the space. I also had to move the cabinet a bit too far into the room to accommodate it behind. In the middle of all that I’d swapped my TV too to a 65” OLED 4K model which gives an excellent picture. Watching the projector then became a step down from watching the TV...it was only a bit bigger and not as sharp....so I found I wasn’t using the projector hardly at all. I then had problems with my sight for a few months which meant I couldn’t really watch anything in the dark because of the contrast between light and darkness...so stopped watching films. When I resumed I’d already bought a new AV receiver for the Atmos speakers which only had one HDMI out and that went to the TV. So the projector and the screen are currently uninstalled and stored away.

November 19, 2017 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

I am not even in UK and I can't even buy that sky product but in found you review entertaining anyway. Keep trying new things and keep telling us about them. You do a great job and you are very interesting. Thanks for all your time and energy that you out in those review!!

November 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMartin

Actually when I search for reviews everything I want to know is issues and faults. Everything what is good is already told in PR.

November 20, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSaulius

Well, I much prefer an honest review on the type of stuff that you review, which gives a personal perspective and highlights the pros and cons of each item. I have to say, it's sadly a very rare thing these days ... so I thank you very much for doing the great job you do!

On a related matter, when you did the review of the Bacon Express a month or so ago, I was curious about the product and looked up other reviews (was wondering if the type of bacon (US style) would make a difference). The only other review I found ... the guy didn't even finish cooking the bacon! It cut off midway through his first time actually using the product! Unbelievable ... maybe people are so used to nonsense like that they don't know what to do when they see a proper review?

November 20, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJames

Keep up the good work - we love your reviews!

November 20, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJohn W

In a previous life I was head of sales and marketing for a large healthcare company. The advice I gave to all around me was “Never underestimate the stupidity of people.” Nothing changes. If we humans are the most intelligent life forms in the solar system let’s hope that one of the distant “Goldilocks” exo-planets has progressed further.
Regards, Richard C

November 20, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRichard C

Matt, you spent way to much time on the youtube comments section ;)

November 20, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKasper

Honestly Mat, your reviews are brilliant. Please don’t be put off by those who don’t understand that the purpose of the review is to establish the good and bad points of an item.
Btw I have been using the Orbitrac vinyl record cleaner you reviewed in the Summer and finding it really effective at reducing surface noise, so thanks for that!

Roland

November 21, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRoland

Thanks for the feedback on the Orbitrac. I’d only seen comments about the price being too high and what alternative record cleaning methods were available...so I’m glad it’s been of use.

November 21, 2017 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Certainly Orbitrac is not cheap, and as I think you said somewhere, at some point you might as well buy a new record. But there is a certain satisfaction in restoring an item, as I am sure you'd be the first to agree!

November 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRoland

Don't let the bastards get you don Mat, I still watch the vast majority of your videos, often even if the products are something I would never buy. Keep up the good work please!

November 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAdam

I've enjoyed your videos for years and I can see how frustrating it must be to read a load of uninformed nonsense. The YouTube comments section is a breeding ground for trolls and socially retarded idiots.

I'd just ignore it.

November 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAndy M

Hi Mat,
I really do wonder how these people manage to turn a computer on in the first place. In fact i'm amazed they remember to inhale oxygen to be honest.
Ignore the morons. I love your channel. Been watching for years. Ever since I bought the Lenovo wireless keyboard based on your review. Which was spot on to be honest.
Anyway thats all for the moment.
As always, thanks for reading.
Andy

November 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAndy Devanney

Mat,

I'll be honest. I really don't care what you review. I'll watch it! I don't have a Sky box. I don't play vinyl and i'm very unlikely to buy a kitchen gadget. I just enjoy watching your videos (Puppets and all).

However, i have bought 3 of the dash-cams you have recommended; the M6+ & N1 currently in use are great.

I will caveat this by saying that the longer the video the better!

Many thanks,

Paul.

November 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterPaul

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