Originally Posted by CHP_VR
Yeah, the PS3 is a great all around performer.
On Kuro, I usually have it set to color space auto and dot by dot mode with Blu-Ray.. awesome
By strange coincidence.. I watched Iron Man again as well last night...
When he was flying all over the place... I ducked a couple of times
Charles....that's the exact set up I finally settled on. You're right.....you almost want to "duck" using the HD codec.
On another note, I was in Half Priced Books last night, dropping off the stuff I've read, in trade for some stuff I haven't read.
Saw a guy bring in a big tub of CDs to sell. Just happened to follow him back to the "sell" counter. Saw the clerk start taking out some DVD-As and SACDs. These things are getting rarer and rarer.
Anyway, among the "finds" I saw in this tub was some Elton John multi-channel disks. Namely, "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road", "Tumbleweed
Connection" and "Madman Across The Water". I waited until the clerk gave the seller his "voucher" for the buy price. I then asked the clerk if I could buy them. BTW, I don't know how much the clerk gave the seller for these disks as it was part of a whole group of disks. But, the clerk said they'd sell all three disks for $18. I jumped on it.
Understand, I'm not an Elton John fan. But, these disks probably represent the best creative period of his long career. They are also among the earliest of his work (mid-late '70s, I'm guessing?).
I haven't heard any of this music for a very long time. And, what I have heard of it has been on compressed oldie radio stations.
Popped in "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" into my OPPO....expecting to just skip through the tracks, a few seconds at a time to get a feel for how they sounded. From the first strains of the wind and bells of "Love Lies Bleeding", I was "hooked".
Ended up sitting and listening to the whole thing in its entirety. Did the same for "Tumbleweed" and "Madman". This was a wonderful way to pass an hour, two or three on a dreary winter day. Recording was absolutely top notch. The SC 05 and OPPO presented it gloriously, to boot.
Guess I'm an Elton fan, now.