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Forum: HDTV Programming   07-25-2016, 06:37 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,055
Posted By John Mason
Delightful. Great having a humorous departure...

Delightful. Great having a humorous departure from news and typical TV fare. Couldn't help chuckling as Senator Luke Healy, Laurel's brother, does a double-take at people waving fingers aside their...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-23-2016, 06:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 181
Posted By John Mason
Sounded like Ivy became pregnant X years back...

Sounded like Ivy became pregnant X years back during her kidnapping but it wasn't successful. The kidnapper wanted to start a 'family' again. Wasn't spelled out, in the PBS episode 5 airing at least,...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-22-2016, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By John Mason
Differences in upscaling to 4k from 480i, 1080p,...

Differences in upscaling to 4k from 480i, 1080p, etc. sources can be be viewed after computer processing of the upscaled signal, as the tech paper llnked in this post...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-22-2016, 08:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 705
Posted By John Mason
The first survivalist to quit, the Army vet...

The first survivalist to quit, the Army vet (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/34-hdtv-programming/2424874-history-channel-alone-season-2-a.html#post43483050), bailed out the first day after he said he...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-22-2016, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 181
Posted By John Mason
Guess that's it. Ivy's recaptured by her...

Guess that's it. Ivy's recaptured by her kidnapper, tries to shoot him, and he decides to burn his house with them in it. Her recapture in a crowded shopping center, as she helps bring about the...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-20-2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,218
Posted By John Mason
Did FFW through my recording to help figure what...

Did FFW through my recording to help figure what happens near the end of episode 5. Still murky, so I turned to Wikipedia's (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tunnel_(TV_series)#Series_2) summary....
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-18-2016, 06:42 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,218
Posted By John Mason
Hmn. Set my DVR to capture last night's show...

Hmn. Set my DVR to capture last night's show again. Didn't follow the cop's attempt, supposedly under the serial killer's influence, to kill the runaway teenage girl. Didn't even catch who the cop...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-18-2016, 05:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,164
Posted By John Mason
An interesting cinematography technique for such...

An interesting cinematography technique for such a dismal topic. Extended shots of rain puddles, for example, or a long panoramic shot of a prisoner bus heading for Rikers Island. Slow pans inside...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-15-2016, 07:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 705
Posted By John Mason
David McIntyre...

David McIntyre (http://www.history.com/shows/alone/cast/david-mcintyre) won the survivalist contest, stubbornly holding out, he often mentioned, to help his three children when, because of lower...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-13-2016, 11:16 AM
Replies: 703
Views: 16,811
Posted By John Mason
An overview of the new season: ...

An overview of the new season:
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/13/arts/television/season-2-of-mr-robot-turns-inward-from-the-cyberworld.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Ftelevision
--John
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-13-2016, 10:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,164
Posted By John Mason
The plumpish middle-aged neighbor murdered the...

The plumpish middle-aged neighbor murdered the young woman. For some reason they briefly zoomed in to a dark mark on his right hand doing the night-time initial investigation. Don't know how he got...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-11-2016, 10:24 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,218
Posted By John Mason
Oh my, lead flying everywhere. Yet the police...

Oh my, lead flying everywhere. Yet the police squad, even with automatic weapons, couldn't hit the serial killer. He apparently did manage to over-chill the older Army vet. Guess it was one of his...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-11-2016, 09:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,164
Posted By John Mason
^^^Yup, didn't write it was. Could be, but not so...

^^^Yup, didn't write it was. Could be, but not so far. The $2 field test is though. -- John
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-11-2016, 09:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,164
Posted By John Mason
Yes, good series potential. Based on a BBC series...

Yes, good series potential. Based on a BBC series and from IMDB, which lacks any tech details so far, looks like mostly British production. Couldn't help but recall while watcing, as the protagonist...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-08-2016, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 181
Posted By John Mason
Must have missed what happen after the very end...

Must have missed what happen after the very end of the 2nd episode, assuming the 3rd answered it last night. Someone appararently grabbed the escaped woman from behind on a dark street, muffling any...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-08-2016, 09:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 705
Posted By John Mason
A little surprised that Nicole left after 56+...

A little surprised that Nicole left after 56+ days--season 1's max--but looked like her review of the winter food availability factored in besides knowing her young children missed her. That...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-07-2016, 06:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 705
Posted By John Mason
Yes, that gave me an idea what that dog,...

Yes, that gave me an idea what that dog, seemingly charging a camera in episode openings, is all about. Last season the finalist's wife brought him the good news about winning. Could be the dog,...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-04-2016, 06:27 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,218
Posted By John Mason
Guess my local PBS (13) isn't using or activating...

Guess my local PBS (13) isn't using or activating a closed-caption recording. Again, nothing seen with ON settings that work on various other channels. Doesn't look good for the two teens that...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-02-2016, 11:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 705
Posted By John Mason
Four are hanging in there. Looks like Jose took...

Four are hanging in there. Looks like Jose took too much time building his boat, attaching outriggers, and patching a small hole. He missed the salmon run he'd worked toward, finding only fish scraps...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-02-2016, 07:12 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,218
Posted By John Mason
Seemed to be a audio production/mike problem...

Seemed to be a audio production/mike problem here. There was a long sequence with the sister of that creepy character. She was laying on a bed, explaining something to him in a low voice. Didn't need...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-01-2016, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 181
Posted By John Mason
BBCA: "Thirteen"

Surprising twists in the second episode of the "Thirteen" (http://www.bbcamerica.com/anglophenia/2016/06/13-reasons-you-should-watch-thirteen) series (Thursdays, 10-11:15 eastern). Last week showed a...
Forum: HDTV Programming   06-29-2016, 05:35 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,218
Posted By John Mason
Watching one local PBS station live (channel 13)...

Watching one local PBS station live (channel 13) via Verizon's FIOS with one of the subtitle font sizes activated from my 7232 STB. I'll definitely try setting it up again. Thanks! -- John
Forum: HDTV Programming   06-28-2016, 06:13 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,055
Posted By John Mason
Anticipated the exploding head during the typical...

Anticipated the exploding head during the typical TV-panel argument. And now, with a terrorist group claiming they're doing it, the FBI is scooping up folks. Dr. 'Bob Bob' is a hoot looking for his...
Forum: HDTV Programming   06-28-2016, 05:42 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,218
Posted By John Mason
Several times mumbled English dialog made long...

Several times mumbled English dialog made long passages incomprehensible. No closed-caption signals included, and still freezing French-translation captions to aid following longer dialog. Still, a...
Forum: HDTV Programming   06-24-2016, 10:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 705
Posted By John Mason
Unexpectedly, the military survivalist checked...

Unexpectedly, the military survivalist checked out, leaving 4. His military training had a function, such as escape, he explained, so boredom wasn't making the stay worth it anymore. Nicole,...
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