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Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   10-18-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By fookoo_2010
opinion

It could have used some serious editing, especially one sequence ala Apocalypse Now Redux. IMHO, this is one of those movies that once seen, in whatever format, one never needs to see again. The...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   10-02-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,647
Posted By fookoo_2010
No doubt a serious problem that now requires one...

No doubt a serious problem that now requires one to actually play the BD's in question and see if it falls into the rotten category. Paris, Texas seems to be OK.
Forum: Latest Industry News   10-02-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,642
Posted By fookoo_2010
Netflix

The big deal is that this is Netflix streaming and for the monthly cost of something like $7.99/month one can stream a release like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Part 2 for that cost, not an...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   10-02-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 254,328
Posted By fookoo_2010
If the BDT 500's both function, then don't do the...

If the BDT 500's both function, then don't do the firmware updates. Firmware updates are not always innocuous and may not be reversible and could leave the 500's non functional, requiring tech...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   09-30-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 924
Posted By fookoo_2010
The problem with original scripts is that the...

The problem with original scripts is that the vast majority of them end up as extremely mediocre movies and lose money. Besides, no one forces anyone to watch any movie because it is your decision. ...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   09-30-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 924
Posted By fookoo_2010
[QUOTE=Scott Simonian;27838649]This was VERY...

[QUOTE=Scott Simonian;27838649]This was VERY good. Saw it last night. I'd go see it again, even. But please, don't do a sequel. It would lessen the effect, imo./QUOTE]

Given how the movie ended...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   09-28-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 6,674
Views: 126,712
Posted By fookoo_2010
Good luck. Enjoyed the meets at your place. ...

Good luck. Enjoyed the meets at your place. Thanks.
Forum: Latest Industry News   09-23-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,476
Posted By fookoo_2010
Suggest that you make it to one of the Los...

Suggest that you make it to one of the Los Angeles Home Theater Group meetings.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   09-23-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 897
Posted By fookoo_2010
Unfortunately, the actual movie didn't deliver...

Unfortunately, the actual movie didn't deliver what would have been hoped for via the trailer. This is one of many movies that not much would have been missed by seeing via a rental.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   09-19-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 897
Posted By fookoo_2010
Dreary and lethargically paced. If one likes...

Dreary and lethargically paced. If one likes atmosphere for atmosphere's sake, it might be passable. A distant second to Non-Stop which wasn't all that good.
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   09-16-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6,674
Views: 126,712
Posted By fookoo_2010
I miss all the salsa and guacamole and the...

I miss all the salsa and guacamole and the fantastic BBQ.
Forum: Speakers   09-16-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 297
Posted By fookoo_2010
Budget towers implies a financial restriction and...

Budget towers implies a financial restriction and is a factor that almost everyone has to address. If the budget towers are significantly different from your fronts, in terms of "quality drivers,"...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   09-04-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 8,674
Views: 2,882,394
Posted By fookoo_2010
It is too bad that there wasn't more of Olga K....

It is too bad that there wasn't more of Olga K. and much less of Pierce Brosnan in The November Man. That movie could have used some serious editing. What would have been a lot more interesting...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   09-02-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By fookoo_2010
Probably not. The UK version is all region BR...

Probably not. The UK version is all region BR and looks fine in 3D.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   09-02-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 6,078
Posted By fookoo_2010
Dolby Surround

No, one of the crucial components is Dolby Surround because most collections will require that processing. How will it sound with CDs, SACDs, DVD-As and the standard 5.1 or 7.1 DTS MA and Dolby True...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   08-29-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,642
Posted By fookoo_2010
Grandmaster in 3D

http://variety.com/2014/film/news/wong-kar-wais-grandmaster-to-release-in-3d-in-october-exclusive-1201293849/
Forum: Speakers   08-23-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3,962
Views: 455,397
Posted By fookoo_2010
Look at the Basic Speaker FAQ that is a sticky....

Look at the Basic Speaker FAQ that is a sticky. Implement what you think is feasible. Then go out and listen to other users setups, ask questions, and have someone else, who has some expertise, hear...
Forum: Speakers   08-23-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 36,175
Posted By fookoo_2010
Is the demo for Pioneer capable Atmos speakers...

Is the demo for Pioneer capable Atmos speakers and ceiling speakers in Long Beach close at hand?
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   08-23-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8,674
Views: 2,882,394
Posted By fookoo_2010
Comment

It seems apparent that it has become more and more difficult to post pictures as the result of the new AVS interface that is a PIA. Any search for previous pictures has become an ordeal. Seems like...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   08-22-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,766
Posted By fookoo_2010
That review notwithstanding, it is certainly...

That review notwithstanding, it is certainly worth a viewing in Real 3D. Subtle, the movie is not. Apparently, the author of said review expects objects to jump off of the screen and that is a...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   08-21-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 252
Posted By fookoo_2010
Magic in the Moonlight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npTtanKgnZU

A nice summer diversion from Woody Allen.
Forum: Speakers   08-19-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,661
Posted By fookoo_2010
This line of Infinity speakers as well as many in...

This line of Infinity speakers as well as many in the past is meant to be used with a sub or two or more. Apparently some of the reviewers can't comprehend that. There is no drawback to using a...
Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   08-19-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,479
Posted By fookoo_2010
Really? I think that you are too enthralled by...

Really? I think that you are too enthralled by whatever the bit rate number is and that any reduction in that bit rate results in an inferior stream or media that you think that you can detect. If...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   08-17-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,766
Posted By fookoo_2010
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iFdPcx0W2w&list=P...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iFdPcx0W2w&list=PLnoQ89NMLxahRoNbPfhue19qLv2cmwcqW
Forum: AVS Forum Podcasts   08-15-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,479
Posted By fookoo_2010
Fascinating, the future of reduced bit rate for...

Fascinating, the future of reduced bit rate for streaming is literally around the corner, if not here already.
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