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Forum: Blu-ray Software   11-26-2014, 08:30 AM
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Posted By John Mason
Looking forward to your Wanted Man review....

Looking forward to your Wanted Man review. Noticed it's on FIOS pay per view, so soon on one of the premium channels. Le Carre's recent article ...
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-25-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 943
Posted By John Mason
Recall an article several years ago about how the...

Recall an article several years ago about how the U.S. was tapping undersea cables. So, among the other incredulous details, it was hard to digest why our cable traffic, even fictionally, would carry...
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-25-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By John Mason
Discovered I could watch the 3rd episode before...

Discovered I could watch the 3rd episode before it's scheduled to appear on the 29th. Starz has a new scheduling experiment ...
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-24-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 1,952
Views: 98,888
Posted By John Mason
Looks like there are key characters appearing in...

Looks like there are key characters appearing in the preview. But the vehicle explosions look terminal for most of the occupants. It's going to take an amazing plot twist to resolve this. Oh yes, and...
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-23-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By John Mason
The mystery deepens. Glad I caught the first...

The mystery deepens. Glad I caught the first episode; the second last night suggests this'll be an exciting miniseries: Beware of strangers bearing gifts; not a Trojan horse here, but a 'benefactor'...
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-21-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 18,367
Views: 2,100,604
Posted By John Mason
Bloomberg and Ovation (HD) finally work in NYC....

Bloomberg and Ovation (HD) finally work in NYC. For a week or so it was on the HD guide sector but wasn't accessible. Noticed Bravo HD is near Ovation; not sure if that's new. Hope Ovation will run...
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-20-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By John Mason
^^^Many of the full-sunlight cityscapes, with...

^^^Many of the full-sunlight cityscapes, with rows of buildings, looked like early RED digital camera shots to me. Contrast was poor. Lots of HD productions are being shot with Arri's Alexa digital...
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-19-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,557
Posted By John Mason
Oh My. Shades of "48 Hours" on A&E, where it...

Oh My. Shades of "48 Hours" on A&E, where it seems most U.S. homicides are drug-related. Alison's biking about with a plant-derived drug in a 'fish basket', then the scurrying at the cab station to...
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-18-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By John Mason
^^^Using Verizon FIOS (NYC) here, with some...

^^^Using Verizon FIOS (NYC) here, with some program sources via MPEG-4, handled by my 7232 DVR, and others in MPEG-2. AIUI, conversion from MPEG4 to MPEG2 does trim the effective resolution slightly....
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-18-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1,952
Views: 98,888
Posted By John Mason
Couldn't figure why they sent Saul into the...

Couldn't figure why they sent Saul into the village--even with the 'asset' store keeper. They'd pinpointed him by his phone, so even in rough terrain a chopper pickup would have been possible. Maybe...
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-18-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 943
Posted By John Mason
NBC: "State of Affairs"

This new series is outlined in a link within this forum's "Hot off the Press." ...
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-17-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By John Mason
Also, while not in OP queries, here's a table ...

Also, while not in OP queries, here's a table (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-definition_television_in_the_United_States) of 720p versus 1080i program sources, and another table ...
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-17-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1,952
Views: 98,888
Posted By John Mason
Looks like, from all the orange prison garb and...

Looks like, from all the orange prison garb and gun-pointing in the preview, the exchange of Talilban prisoners for Saul is slated. Suspect they'll also be some fireworks. -- John
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-17-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By John Mason
Recall using some calculations ...

Recall using some calculations (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/63-rear-projection-units/266648-viewing-distance-opinions.html#post2289917) in a video expert's book back in 2003. [Don't recall that...
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-16-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By John Mason
Starz: "The Missing"

An 8-part miniseries just starting and reviewed here (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/34-hdtv-programming/838060-hot-off-press-latest-tv-news-information-3263.html#post29041153)in this forum link....
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-12-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1,952
Views: 98,888
Posted By John Mason
Still watching here. She's an analyst turned...

Still watching here. She's an analyst turned station chief, not James Bond. So, glad they're pointing out vulnerabilities, especially when the local spooks have their own special agenda. And when she...
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-10-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By John Mason
Yes, that's an excellent series. Almost got me to...

Yes, that's an excellent series. Almost got me to buy the Pulitzer-winning novel. Nice to see something without cops and the legal system. And a pleasant surprise to see a different outcome toward...
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-10-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 1,952
Views: 98,888
Posted By John Mason
Kept thinking Carrie should have been more...

Kept thinking Carrie should have been more surreptitious with her medications. But then the ambassador's hubby was clever enough to photograph the containers and reposition them exactly from his...
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-05-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 1,079
Views: 98,990
Posted By John Mason
CBS picked such a weird CSI start time, without...

CBS picked such a weird CSI start time, without later replays, they've scheduled it off my viewing list. Most shows on the jam-packed Sunday evenings can be DVRed later (NYC's FIOS, two-tuner DVR)....
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-04-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 1,952
Views: 98,888
Posted By John Mason
Interesting preview. Looks like now some nasty...

Interesting preview. Looks like now some nasty folks have captured Carrie. They've forced her into some dark place where even the flies drop to the ground in agony ! And then she sees something...
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-03-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 984
Posted By John Mason
It's not so much the camera resolution used for...

It's not so much the camera resolution used for shooting, it's how the final DI master is produced, 2k or 4k. -- John
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-02-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 984
Posted By John Mason
^^^Thanks. Corrected the ones I could. My real...

^^^Thanks. Corrected the ones I could. My real bad ! -- John
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-02-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 984
Posted By John Mason
Happy to provide chuckles. How about some of your...

Happy to provide chuckles. How about some of your 'special' know-how to pinpoint the remaining errors? Thanks. -- John

EDIT: Just to avoid a 2nd post, for this thread in general,..... : Looked up...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-31-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 984
Posted By John Mason
Seems worth while distinguishing between...

Seems worth while distinguishing between dramatized "TV shows" and others. The OP implies scripted-drama TV shows, mostly shot at ~24p, although I referenced a few non-24p dramas in my 2003-post link...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-30-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 984
Posted By John Mason
It's an extensive topic. Several pages within ...

It's an extensive topic. Several pages within this recent thread (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/286-latest-industry-news/1626041-movie-film-s-last-gasp-8.html#post27545329) discuss added motion...
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