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Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   05-23-2017, 02:52 PM
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Posted By Josh Z
Year of the Comet. Recently released on Blu-ray...

Year of the Comet. Recently released on Blu-ray by Twilight Time.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   05-23-2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 103
Posted By Josh Z
Critics' reviews may have gotten worse. and...

Critics' reviews may have gotten worse. and domestic box office in the United States may have dropped off, but the movies' primary life were overseas and they were actually on a pretty steady upward...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   05-23-2017, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 103
Posted By Josh Z
I'm a fan of the Anderson/Jovovich movies....

I'm a fan of the Anderson/Jovovich movies. However, the movies bore little resemblance to the video games they're supposedly based on, and I can understand the desire among gamers to see a relaunched...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-23-2017, 07:35 AM
Replies: 956
Views: 25,891
Posted By Josh Z
If you're limited to a receiver than can only...

If you're limited to a receiver than can only process two height channels, it would be much easier for you to set it up as 5.2.2 with the heights in the Top Middle position. I don't think you'll gain...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   05-19-2017, 07:47 PM
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Views: 191,646
Posted By Josh Z
Doesn't it, though? It's gorgeous.

Doesn't it, though? It's gorgeous.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   05-18-2017, 07:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 172
Posted By Josh Z
He also did the theme song to Casino Royale.

He also did the theme song to Casino Royale.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-16-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 622
Posted By Josh Z
The majority of Blu-rays include lossless audio....

The majority of Blu-rays include lossless audio. However, a small number may have only DVD-quality audio.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-16-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 622
Posted By Josh Z
The Dolby Digital and DTS audio on DVD, streaming...

The Dolby Digital and DTS audio on DVD, streaming and broadcast TV is highly compressed. The lossless sound formats on Blu-ray (Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio) are bit-for-bit identical to the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-15-2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 622
Posted By Josh Z
Consider also that a new receiver will allow you...

Consider also that a new receiver will allow you to decode the lossless Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio formats available on Blu-ray, which you can't currently do. (Your older receiver will...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   05-12-2017, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9,319
Views: 191,646
Posted By Josh Z
I've had it for a little over a week but just had...

I've had it for a little over a week but just had an opportunity to watch it last night. My wife was not amused by my blasting "Tonight Is What It Means to Be Young" around 1am. :)
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   05-12-2017, 08:10 AM
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Views: 191,646
Posted By Josh Z
Yes! There's nothin' wrong with goin'...

Yes!

There's nothin' wrong with goin' nowhere, baby
But we should be goin' nowhere fast

Lovely new Blu-ray from Shout! Factory.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   05-11-2017, 10:42 PM
Replies: 9,319
Views: 191,646
Posted By Josh Z
Name that movie: ...

Name that movie:

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2132201&stc=1&d=1494567711

Streets of Fire
Forum: Blu-ray Players   05-11-2017, 09:56 AM
Replies: 3,297
Views: 176,791
Posted By Josh Z
But the Sony does force 12-bit when outputting...

But the Sony does force 12-bit when outputting 4k, like the Panasonic used to?

When I do eventually upgrade to a 4k projector, I don't want to suddenly discover that I have banding issues that...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   05-11-2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 64
Posted By Josh Z
What you need to determine is whether the...

What you need to determine is whether the projector's zoom range can accommodate your screen size at your mounting distance. Projector Central still has a throw calculator for this model here:
...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   05-11-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3,297
Views: 176,791
Posted By Josh Z
Does the Sony force 12-bit? That's just for 4k...

Does the Sony force 12-bit? That's just for 4k resolution, right? If downconverting to 1080p, I assume it would have to downsample to 8-bit. Any issues with that in the Sony?
Forum: Blu-ray Players   05-11-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3,297
Views: 176,791
Posted By Josh Z
I have not followed it recently to know if the...

I have not followed it recently to know if the problem was later resolved, but the Panasonic UB900 also had some complaints about banding and macroblocking:
...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   05-11-2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 1,858
Views: 217,661
Posted By Josh Z
And voiced the demon in The Exorcist!

And voiced the demon in The Exorcist!
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   05-11-2017, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1,858
Views: 217,661
Posted By Josh Z
The Bubble is a fun movie if viewed in 3D. It is...

The Bubble is a fun movie if viewed in 3D. It is not a good movie. I can't imagine sitting through it in 2D. Aside from the 3D, which is quite technically accomplished and has tons of stuff jutting...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   05-11-2017, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3,297
Views: 176,791
Posted By Josh Z
New to the thread. I've read a few pages but am...

New to the thread. I've read a few pages but am not able to read all 102 of them. If my question has already been answered, I'd appreciate it if someone could point me to the right post.

I'm...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   05-11-2017, 07:10 AM
Replies: 1,858
Views: 217,661
Posted By Josh Z
Arch Oboler, writer/director of Bwana Devil and...

Arch Oboler, writer/director of Bwana Devil and The Bubble? Based on those two, it's hard to imagine he'd be capable of making a movie interesting for something other than gimmicky 3D effects.
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   05-10-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 1,835
Posted By Josh Z
Har har. He didn't align them together for direct...

Har har. He didn't align them together for direct comparisons of the relative size of objects in each respective movie.
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   05-10-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 1,835
Posted By Josh Z
Just for the record, I created those Iron Man...

Just for the record, I created those Iron Man comparison images for this thread:
...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   05-10-2017, 05:31 AM
Replies: 9,319
Views: 191,646
Posted By Josh Z
The Old Dark House Which I only got by way...

The Old Dark House

Which I only got by way of Tom Poston. Also, even in the first two images you posted, something screamed William Castle to me.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   05-08-2017, 08:29 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,430
Posted By Josh Z
What I like about the movie is that it's about...

What I like about the movie is that it's about smart people who are good at and passionate about their jobs, and willing to fight for what they believe is right. In that way, it almost plays like...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   05-08-2017, 05:27 AM
Replies: 9,319
Views: 191,646
Posted By Josh Z
That's Jenna Malone in Contact.

That's Jenna Malone in Contact.
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