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post #13621 of 13626 Old 07-26-2014, 09:43 PM
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'Robocop' was first originally/conceptually, and brought to the theater screen in 1987.
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In January 2014 it was re-released as a Remastered | Director's Cut version on Blu-ray.
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'Robocop' was first originally/conceptually, and brought to the theater screen in 1987.
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In January 2014 it was re-released as a Remastered | Director's Cut version on Blu-ray.
Yup. And my point was of course you would view it with the new 4K remastered re-release since the 1st one from back in I think 2009 was rather flawed. Not terrible, but not great either. If you own the old keep a hold of it for comparison purposes as it is basically worthless (selling for under a buck now). The new one released in January or maybe February this year can be had for no more than $10 new or you can do what I did and pick up a "like new" one on half.com for under 5 clams if you watch for it. I have double dipped on a bakers dozen or so BDs over the years and a few of those I have even triple or quad or even pent dipped since some of them I own on DVD, D-VHS, HD-DVD and now at least two different BD releases. One example would be Terminator 2 and there are a few others; got HD-DVD and two BD versions of The Fugitive. Then there are several I own the HD-DVD or original BD of and have since picked up the Criterion release. Maybe it is more like a couple dozen since there are a bunch that I own on both HD and BD, but that was not my original point. It's nice to have plenty of reference material to see/hear the differences in the PQ and SQ of later releases and transfers.

I wish movies like The Right Stuff and JFK would eventually get down to under $10. Been watching those for some time now. I did finally find a copy of All the Presidents Men for a reasonable price.
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You generally get more for your money if you just buy a non-3D TV that is not a smart one. A Roku is less than $100 and gives you everything and more that a Smart TV would give you (at least for media). Better to just use a laptop, tablet or phone for other Internet stuff. If you want the ability to play all sorts of media content a RaspberryPI is only about $25 bucks and will do everything that a more than $100 Western Digital or other media player will give you. Both the Roku and PI can stream content from a media server as well if you are into that sort of thing. Anyhow thats what I use for all my media; Comcast cable box, Roku, Pi, my trusty 5K and of course my newish Yammy universal player (for everything currently on the market except no HDCD).

That used to be the case, but unfortunately is no longer. In order to get a TV that will perform well you'll need to have it be connected or 3D and possibly both. You may not use those fictions, but the only TVs made these days without that stuff are usually "pro" or commercial monitors.


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My Smart 3D LG was iIrc, $104...Tax, Title & Fees (Delivered);

it plays DVDs, Blu rays & is my go to player for Pandora, YouTube, & CDs (uses Internet to Display Album Art & Track Info)...
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That used to be the case, but unfortunately is no longer. In order to get a TV that will perform well you'll need to have it be connected or 3D and possibly both. You may not use those fictions, but the only TVs made these days without that stuff are usually "pro" or commercial monitors.


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Right you are. I'm old school and haven't shopped for a tv in quite some time for myself but I did help a friend get one recently. A couple years ago there were still quite a few choices that were not smart or 3d. Sad since I don't want that crap though I see the newer ones can decode the netflix streamed 4k content. And also yes many bd players stream and do internet stuff but last I looked each brand lacked at least one of Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, vudu or something else essential to me. Probably changed now. My friend ended up with a Panasonic plasma similar to my 50" I purchased several years ago and a bd player and I don't recall the brand. It did most of what he wanted to do but had no amazon or vudu capabilities. I see that there are still a few choices that are not 3d or smart but they tend to be on the low end. Even more reason for me to install a projector. Tvs would be much less without these features. It's just all marketing. I hear that plasma is going the way of the dodo and dlp is all but gone now. I haven't seen a LCD or led tv yet that I would be happy with that won't break the bank. You used to get so much more for your money and better pq with dlp and plasma. I do own a couple cheep LCD/LEDs for gaming and secondary use, but I won't personally watch tv or movies on them.

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Robocop, 3D, 4K, HDTV, Dolby Atmos, Godzilla, Curved TVs, ...it's all crap.

Samsung BD-UP5000 DUO HD player? ...No crap?

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