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Forum: Blu-ray Software   10-04-2012, 03:36 AM
Replies: 685
Views: 47,992
Posted By Rich_McCracken
Thank you, Fanboyz, for confirming that my copy...

Thank you, Fanboyz, for confirming that my copy of "Twice" is defective. So far, none of the other discs have problems.
Forum: Blu-ray Software   10-01-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 685
Views: 47,992
Posted By Rich_McCracken
I have a problem with "You Only Live Twice"...

I have a problem with "You Only Live Twice" stuttering and then freezing in Chapter 22 after the "thread event". Different players (Oppo BDP-93 and Panny BDT 210) produced the same result after...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   06-09-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6,438
Views: 674,941
Posted By Rich_McCracken
I've had the 65VT30 for 3 weeks now and after...

I've had the 65VT30 for 3 weeks now and after playing with the settings for the first few days and leaving it alone, the fluctuations disappeared and the contrast and black levels make me feel like...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-15-2002, 12:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,794
Posted By Rich_McCracken
Gary, movietickets.com allows you to buy tickets...

Gary, movietickets.com allows you to buy tickets for the DLP screening at the AMC 1000 Van Ness in SF.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   01-08-2002, 10:14 AM
Replies: 39
  Hd Dvd
Views: 1,422
Posted By Rich_McCracken
Snowmoon: Sorry, if the following has some...

Snowmoon:

Sorry, if the following has some typos, but I'm writing to you from CES on a large screen (14 foot wide) display, for all to see, after demonstrating my company's 720p DVD player and...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   01-07-2002, 04:39 PM
Replies: 39
  Hd Dvd
Views: 1,422
Posted By Rich_McCracken
Snowmoon: This is not meant to be mean, but...

Snowmoon:

This is not meant to be mean, but please, as a courtesy to others, use the spell check button to proofread your posts. Not only is it good netiquette, but a well written post will give...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   01-07-2002, 04:27 PM
Replies: 39
  Hd Dvd
Views: 1,422
Posted By Rich_McCracken
bobkoure: Are we lacking a sarcasm...

bobkoure:

Are we lacking a sarcasm detection gene? You combed through my posts and found one mistake in spelling. Good for you. You are now eligible for a job as a proofreader at $15.00 an hour....
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   01-05-2002, 07:30 PM
Replies: 39
  Hd Dvd
Views: 1,422
Posted By Rich_McCracken
Uh, snowmoon, you might want to check your facts...

Uh, snowmoon, you might want to check your facts as well as your spelling. Your opinions are irrelevent. Most of the industry insiders agree that hd-DVD or h-DVD (whatever the DVD forum finally...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   01-05-2002, 04:11 PM
Replies: 39
  Hd Dvd
Views: 1,422
Posted By Rich_McCracken
hd-DVD does exist as an emerging technology. You...

hd-DVD does exist as an emerging technology. You just can't buy any, yet ;-). I'm aware of four different technologies:

1) Blue laser - tighter beam focus will allow more closely packed pits on...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   08-23-2001, 02:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 271
Posted By Rich_McCracken
I just watched this film the other night, so...

I just watched this film the other night, so this thread caught my eye. I found the film to be entertaining, but muddled and unfocused.

Frank, your original post referred to the film as a...
Forum: Microsoft UltimateTV PVR   04-11-2001, 09:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 213
Posted By Rich_McCracken
I've been a Dish Network Subscriber since...

I've been a Dish Network Subscriber since October 96 and I've been mostly happy with the service because I can get UPN with Dish only. My receiver is really old now and its memory has been unable to...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   01-18-2001, 09:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 71
Posted By Rich_McCracken
You're welcome, Lee. Glad to hear that the...

You're welcome, Lee. Glad to hear that the affected pixels are not spreading and can be ignored. I think my problem might have been caused due to an "exploding" bulb. When the bulbs go, they're...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   01-12-2001, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 55
Posted By Rich_McCracken
Thanks, Alba. Keep us appraised. Alan's...

Thanks, Alba. Keep us appraised. Alan's enthusiasm for this product line has my interest peaked.

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Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   01-12-2001, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 71
Posted By Rich_McCracken
Lee, that's probably a bit high, but not out of...

Lee, that's probably a bit high, but not out of line. The panel cost to the shop is around $700 - $800. My local repair shop charges $135/hr for labor and the realignment can take a technician an...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   01-10-2001, 04:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 71
Posted By Rich_McCracken
If you check the projector's menu settings and...

If you check the projector's menu settings and change the background color to blue (from black) and turn off your DVD or LD player (no signal to the projector, you'll be looking at the blue LCD...
Forum: Screens   12-09-2000, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 273
Posted By Rich_McCracken
BrewsterMan, I couldn't agree with you more...

BrewsterMan, I couldn't agree with you more about the importance of the screen. That's why I'm upgrading and that's why I'm willing to pay a couple of thousand for a good screen. I reiterate that I...
Forum: Screens   12-04-2000, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 273
Posted By Rich_McCracken
K, I think your choice of the word "reliable" is...

K, I think your choice of the word "reliable" is a good one. That would add to the cost. I'm sure that if these screens could be mass produced, then it would also result in price drops.

Thanks...
Forum: Screens   12-02-2000, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 273
Posted By Rich_McCracken
First, let me thank you KRK, KFung, and Brian...

First, let me thank you KRK, KFung, and Brian for replying to my whiny post. I was really frustrated at the time because I KNEW I was being gouged. I've since got some more moderate pricing for...
Forum: Screens   11-30-2000, 01:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 273
Posted By Rich_McCracken
Well Sharp has been gracious enough to fix the...

Well Sharp has been gracious enough to fix the blue LCD panel on my projector (pixels were dropping like flies), so I'm going to hold out on the new projector purchase. I can't decide on D-ILA v....
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   09-25-2000, 01:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 59
Posted By Rich_McCracken
Looks great, my friend! Fast work. I didn't...

Looks great, my friend! Fast work. I didn't expect it to be up and running so quickly. That's a testament to your ingenuity and Dave's design.

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Ohh, I'm a hard case, am I? Well...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   07-27-2000, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By Rich_McCracken
The HomeTheater Forum - San Francisco just went...

The HomeTheater Forum - San Francisco just went to Dolby Labs for a presentation on the history of multi-channel film sound from the 1930's to Present. One of the demos was from SHINE, starting with...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   07-27-2000, 12:28 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 314
Posted By Rich_McCracken
Frank, just FYI. The Ghost and the Darkness is...

Frank, just FYI. The Ghost and the Darkness is an original screeplay, not based on any other film. Bill Goldman, who wrote it, would be seriously upset if that were to turn to rumor and persist.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   07-27-2000, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 59
Posted By Rich_McCracken
Thanks, Alan. Since the "off" pixels are in the...

Thanks, Alan. Since the "off" pixels are in the lower right hand corner and show as a soft yellow line on 4:3 media only, I guess I can live with it for awhile.

Do I have this same problem to...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   07-26-2000, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 59
Posted By Rich_McCracken
It looks like my blue lcd panel has 20 or so...

It looks like my blue lcd panel has 20 or so adjacent pixels that have gone dark. It is not dust because it is the whole pixel, and I have enough experience to be able to tell the difference. Also,...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   07-12-2000, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 43
Posted By Rich_McCracken
Thanks again, Don. I like the Crestron. I'm...

Thanks again, Don. I like the Crestron. I'm tired of unreliable PC's that run Winblows. So I'll probably go with the most reliable option. Also, I'd like to walk in and watch a movie after someone...
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