I would say he is very likely reading this thread. But all assessments still stand: If anything, his role in Tested puts him at the bottom of the list for likely Beta cases.
From the few times I have seen Tested review a machine that I have also used… I do not really value their assessment. Hopefully it was just that those few cases had their team lacking a true expert, but they blamed the equipment for things which were very clearly operator error. But if they are in the habit of releasing lots of videos on short timelines… operator error will be rampant, because they don’t have the luxury of actually getting familiar with the equipment.
For speculating about random tech that isn’t out yet, I still tend to appreciate their analysis. But typically only as a first step to learn general terms and other players in the game, and then I go and do my own homework.
So if it were up to me, they would never get a Beta unit. Or if they did, it would have a custom NDA requiring that they run footage through me before releasing anything to the public.