Yes, and for deaf people (like me) video, even with captioning is very hard to understand. Good old graphs and numbers and text are much better.What a great loss. I really don't like they way we are going with video reviews that are nowhere near as in depth on the actual technology, but just the numbers. They better find a rock star replacement as Anandtech has gone downhill enough already.
Yes, and for deaf people (like me) video, even with captioning is very hard to understand. Good old graphs and numbers and text are much better.
Having no degree in circuitry I am not able to tell when I'm being bullcrapped except rely on a gut feeling. That's not ideal.
Hexus is dead, Hothardware is on the way there, Tech Report is on life support.
You lose a lot of information going to video. Picture's worth a thousand words don't apply here.
Amen. The demographic that appreciates knowledgeable, in-depth analysis unfortunately constitutes a minority in the overall tech journalism market. There's simply not enough profit doing highly technical articles to offset the time and cost required to write them. It is truly unfortunate that this is the reality of the profession. If you are a tech website or media outlet, your options are either to become a content farm and generate revenue through SEO and page views (e.g. WCCFTech, Videocardz, etc), or if you want to push out higher quality content with production value you develop a brand and sell merchandise to offset the cost (e.g. LTT, Gamer's Nexus, etc). Anandtech isn't either of those things. Honestly, given how infrequent AT articles are written these days, if AT Forums didn't exist I bet neither would the site.But in-depth deep dives done by people who actually know what they are talking about are rare these days. Anybody with half a brain can regurgitate the tech info provided by a manufacturer but few people can analyze it, challenge it, and explain it.
I hate video reviews due to how miserably time consuming they are to search. Want to know the latency of something? Well, prepare to listen to a 2 hour video and hope it is mentioned (and hope that you are paying enough attention at that time). With written reviews, Control-F "latency" and you can instantly go to the spot you need (or to see that it isn't in that review at all).For me the biggest problem with video reviews is pacing. When reading I can pause, continue to look at the word, think, process, and then continue. Can't do that with video. I mean you can pause but then you have to back up, play again, etc.. It's a mess for complex material that is difficult to digest. Also words allow you to quickly refer back to a previous paragraph quickly, look at a chart or graph, etc... If it's just presenting benchmarks then yeah, who cares about the format? But in-depth deep dives done by people who actually know what they are talking about are rare these days. Anybody with half a brain can regurgitate the tech info provided by a manufacturer but few people can analyze it, challenge it, and explain it.