Originally Posted by youthman
So did you have the Dark Night working last night?
We did! It took about an hour to get the screen together and up. I have pictures of the progress that I'll post shortly.
Originally Posted by maclovin
Well FedEx showed up at my house today but it was just a frigin' down coat from LLBean to keep me warm in this cold climate of the Northeast! Great screen. I'll bet you are chomping at the bit to get it on the wall if you haven't done so already. I must be honest, I already purchased my screen as well, just a 106" 16:9 SI Screen. The frame is actually super nice and very sturdy. The box wasn't too heavy. Good luck and enjoy!!!!
I'm very pleased with the screen. It was hard to tell from the sample, but the actual screen is very bright and sharp.
Originally Posted by oman321
Looking foward to that one on BluRay too. Ordered it from Amazon, it should be here tomorrow. Amazon actually gave me a digital download of it since I bought the Bluray from them. My kids were eager to see it again (we saw it in the theaters) so I hooked up my laptop to my living room set and they saw it last night. Pretty good except that the bars appeared to be extra thick for some reason.. I didn't want to spoil it, so I'm waiting for the blu ray.
This was actually the first time I had seen DK. We were going to see it earlier, but were told that the IMAX version was the only way to go. We ended up missing that, so just decided to wait for the BR release and watch it in the theater. I had heard the bass rocked as well, so I was looking forward to it.
I've been following a thread over in the CIH forum talking about how the BR release switches between 2.4 and 1.78 for the roughly 20 minutes of the movie that were shot in IMAX. Opinions seemed to be mixed about the outcome, so I'll give you mine. First, let me say that the IMAX scenes are crazy sharp, probably some of the nicest color I've seen on any Blu-Ray. However, for those of us currently using the zoom method to get CIH, the IMAX switches end up spilling over and off the screen. My wife said it wasn't a big deal and she couldn't even notice, but it was very obvious to me that about 12" of the image were projecting onto the black wall below the screen.
This wouldn't be the end of the world, but the Carada (David, I put the keyword in here for you
) fabric around the screen works so well at absorbing the overscan that there is now a horizontal bar of blackness followed by some of the image below the screen. I plan to watch it again without the zoom and see if the abscence of the extra width on the scope portion bothers me too much. It's my understanding that several movies in production (Iron Man 2 comes to mind) are going to be doing this down the road, so it may be something we have to get used to.
I plan to apply some of the Black Hole velvet both above and below the screen to catch overspill, but anything that falls below that will shine right through my speaker cloth I'm planning on applying. Oh well, might be a case to finally get that anamorphic lens up
As far as the movie itself, I liked it. I liked it more than Batman Begins, but then again, who didn't? There were still a lot of things going on and I felt like the Two Face character really didn't need as much of the spotlight as it was given, but overall I think it was a winner.
As of right now, I wil be implementing my dust blob rating system for any movie I watch. I give The Dark Knight 3 1/2 blobs!
Originally Posted by umdivx
If you need any help, or want more company I can stop by on my way home from work today
Josh, I'd say that things are just about ready for a viewing now. Let me know if you'd like to stop by sometme next week and check it out