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Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   02-09-2016, 12:12 PM
Replies: 1,510
Views: 101,600
Posted By John Mason
Thanks for the post. Hadn't seen any mention of...

Thanks for the post. Hadn't seen any mention of Panasonic's newest 65 OLED. The review includes many comparisons with top LG models, so it doesn't seem OT. Having acquired a Panny pro plasma...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   02-09-2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,072
Posted By John Mason
There's a difference of interpretation of Finn's...

There's a difference of interpretation of Finn's Tweet post apparently. The post link is in post No.16 above.

Twice in the first three paragraphs he states that 2k versions of movies such as "The...
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-08-2016, 08:36 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 27,584
Posted By John Mason
Lots of witty and delightful dialog in this...

Lots of witty and delightful dialog in this week's 6th episode. Stood out, perhaps, from what emerged from so many other shows during the week. There's a small sampling in the NY Times recap...
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-08-2016, 07:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,470
Posted By John Mason
Last night's "Short Squeeze" episode at least got...

Last night's "Short Squeeze" episode at least got back to what the series is all about, not too much side minutia. But Axe pulls a funny move at the end, seemingly bailing out from (selling) all his...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   02-03-2016, 08:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,072
Posted By John Mason
Agree with your summary in general and read the...

Agree with your summary in general and read the statement the same way, summarizing my conclusions...
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-02-2016, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By John Mason
Since the OP relates to new posts/threads I just...

Since the OP relates to new posts/threads I just came across yesterday about available or upcoming 4k-resolution sources, and these post/threads also relate to my post above...
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-02-2016, 09:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,470
Posted By John Mason
Agree. And I'd add petty. The endless bickering...

Agree. And I'd add petty. The endless bickering and grade-school bullying tactics are becoming irritating here. It's taking on the smell of what the head DA and dog walker argued about. -- John
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-02-2016, 09:05 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,558
Posted By John Mason
NY Times review...

NY Times review (http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/02/arts/television/tv-review-people-vs-oj-simpson-american-crime-story.html)] Well, I sat through most of the original so guess I'll sample the series....
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-02-2016, 06:25 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,243
Posted By John Mason
That's some magic: The dude with the ability to...

That's some magic: The dude with the ability to instantly teleport himself--plus the vehicle he's in, plus passengers--anywhere. Imaginative writing I guess. Maybe next week they'll introduce a...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-30-2016, 09:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By John Mason
Intriguing about the stream-source variations....

Intriguing about the stream-source variations. Perhaps the short adaptive-streaming and effective-resolution sections of McCarthy's paper apply there and the OP. He discusses how compression rates...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-29-2016, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By John Mason
Same thoughts have occurred to me. Haven't seen...

Same thoughts have occurred to me. Haven't seen pro reviews of these papers, but the researchers present a reasonably coherent argument if you plow through Prof. Gohshi's paper. He writes it clearly....
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-29-2016, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By John Mason
An interesting new measurement at that HD/4k...

An interesting new measurement at that HD/4k (programming/hardware) review site (http://rtings.com) would be listing, objectively, how much effective resolution (maximum resolvable detail) various...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   01-28-2016, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By John Mason
Notice there was some discussion on this at "The...

Notice there was some discussion on this at "The More Than Pixels Panel at 2016 CES" (http://www.avsforum.com/more-than-pixels-panel-at-ces-2016), an avsforum podcast. Panel members included those...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-26-2016, 05:35 PM
Replies: 1,111
Views: 45,644
Posted By John Mason
^^^Mayhem, especially when guns are involved,...

^^^Mayhem, especially when guns are involved, follows a lot of familiar TV about criminality. Thus, with a bit of sardonicism (not sarcasm), my post. :)-- John
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-26-2016, 11:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 419
Posted By John Mason
Pierre ( Paul Dano...

Pierre ( Paul Dano (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0200452/?ref_=tt_cl_t1)), the bespeckled cuckolded count, finished his pistol duel as expected, stumbling and wounding his bullying house guest. Then he...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-25-2016, 08:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,470
Posted By John Mason
NY Times review...

NY Times review (http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/17/arts/television/billions-season-1-premiere-episode-1-review.html?ref=television), or recap if preferred. Caught episode 2 a week back, but as of...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-25-2016, 08:13 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 27,584
Posted By John Mason
NY Times review...

NY Times review (http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/24/arts/television/downton-abbey-season-6-episode-4-the-engine-purrs.html), episode 3. LOL re reviewer's comment about granny knowing what a gear stick...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-25-2016, 07:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,243
Posted By John Mason
NY Times review...

NY Times review (http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/25/arts/television/review-the-magicians-on-syfy-draws-students-into-a-fantasy-thats-real.html), based on two episodes. -- John
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-22-2016, 07:05 AM
Replies: 1,111
Views: 45,644
Posted By John Mason
^^^Nice. Should give American viewers a warm...

^^^Nice. Should give American viewers a warm comfortable feeling. :-) -- John
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-21-2016, 07:20 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 9,650
Posted By John Mason
^^^That's an excellent spoiler tome ala David...

^^^That's an excellent spoiler tome ala David Perry. Nice. Almost ready to bow out of the series here (run-of-the-mill SyFy acting/dialog), but you've sold me on staying with it. -- John
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-21-2016, 06:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 590
Posted By John Mason
^^^Yup, the digging, fresh theories from new...

^^^Yup, the digging, fresh theories from new outside treasure hunters, dives into the 'money pit', etc. just go on and on. There was a hint earlier the snake island show would continue as a new...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-20-2016, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 85
Posted By John Mason
I've been DVRing ESPN2 overnight and fast...

I've been DVRing ESPN2 overnight and fast forwarding to matches that interest me. Good luck getting the fixes you want. Hope they don't shift the score box from the upper left to lower left, though,...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-19-2016, 08:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 419
Posted By John Mason
Didn't dislike, or particularly like, part one....

Didn't dislike, or particularly like, part one. Anticipated comparing this production to earlier ones as an exercise. Noticed some good scenes and acting moments. They planned on minimizing the...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-18-2016, 09:43 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 27,584
Posted By John Mason
NY Times review...

NY Times review (http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/17/arts/television/downton-abbey-season-6-episode-3-recap-so-nice-to-see-him-again.html) for episode 3, 6th and last season. Managed to avoid too much...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-14-2016, 11:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 419
Posted By John Mason
Still recall scenes with Hepburn (Natasha),...

Still recall scenes with Hepburn (Natasha), Fonda, and Ferrer from that '56 version (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049934/?ref_=nv_sr_1) (208 min 35mm VistaVisiion), mostly from TV viewings where...
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