Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Next Episode Due Soon

The next episode of The Spectrum Show is almost ready for release. There are just a few tweaks, some sound adjustments and the final render before it’s ready. The episode is just over 19 minutes long and contains the usual mix of reviews, news and features. Release date is set for Saturday 1st June.

Progress on the proposed DVD release is currently on hold pending another avenue that a friend of the show is exploring. I can’t say too much yet, as it is still early days, but I will keep you updated as and when I get news.

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Series DVD

Several people have requested that I released The Spectrum Show on DVD and after having looked into things, this is quite feasible, although there are several issues.

Firstly, what would the demand be?

Secondly, what would buyers expect?

There are many options and I would appreciate your comments about which you would prefer, or indeed if you would be interested in purchasing the DVD. The more people want one, the cheaper it gets.

So, take a look at the options below and please let me know your feelings.

Option 1: Cheap and nasty. £ postage only (about £2.00)
This would just be two normal DVD-R discs containing all episodes from Series one (no extras).

Option 2: Middle Ground. £6.00
This would be a dual DVD case containing two labelled discs and a colour laser printed sleeve. The contents would be all episodes from series one plus extras.

Option 3: Fully Monty. £8-10 (cost would be your choice in £1 steps. The lower price is what it would cost me!) This would be a dual DVD case with professionally printed sleeve and labels. Content is the same as option 2.

The disc ISO’s have already been created and there are four extra features running in at a total of 28 additional minutes of content that will be exclusive the (option 2 or 3) DVD set.

The print limit of the professional option, to get decent prices, is ten, so please either use the Contact Me option at the top of this page or leave a comment.

I will keep things updated on a regular basis.

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Feature Update

In case you didn't know, over the last few weeks I have been adding features to this blog taken directly from the shows. I have added quite a lot so far, and they can be viewed by clicking the Episode Guide link (top right).

I will be adding more as time goes on, in between making the shows of course. The latest one to go live is the feature about the roots of adventure games from episode 13. This follows the path from the very first text only games, through illustrated adventures, animated adventures and beyond.

My work will have to stop for now, as I have to concentrate on the next episode of The Spectrum Show.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

New Delivery

With new episodes of The Spectrum Show to think about and a distinct lack of help offers, I always keep my eyes open for bargains wherever I am. Luckily it paid off recently, and I managed to get hold of three interfaces in one go.

Without giving too much away, the three devices are all perfect for features, but not all of them have been tested yet. One definitely works, as I have connected it up and spent an hour or so messing about.

One requires additional material (had to be careful what I called it!) before it can be tested and the third has yet to be plugged in, but I was assured they were all working when I bought them.

If they are all fully functional, this brings my hardware total for new features to four – which is great news for the show.

I am still looking for hardware/peripherals/interfaces to be featured on the show - for more details click the Help Needed link (top right).

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Sold Out


The Spectrum Show Series 1 is temporarily out of stock.

We apologise for this.

The initial stocks were limited.

If you are interested in purchasing this item, please leave me a message.

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

The Spectrum Show #16

The Spectrum Show Episode 16 - the show dedicated to the Sinclair ZX Spectrum.

In this episode we go back to June 1984 and get all the latest Sinclair news and top selling Spectrum games.

We look back at a dark period in emulator history as its tenth anniversary passes.

We check out some older games and look at some newer titles.

Best viewed on YouTube - because we are in HD !

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