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Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   06-01-2012, 06:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,776
Posted By ManningFan
Enjoyed your review, Ralph. This is another of...

Enjoyed your review, Ralph. This is another of my favorite John Wayne movies (just picked up The Comancheros last weekend which I also really enjoyed).

It's nice to see older titles coming out...
Forum: 3D Tech Talk   09-28-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,046
Posted By ManningFan
Sony appears to be getting ready to nickel and...

Sony appears to be getting ready to nickel and dime the exhibitors over the glasses. Seems to me if 3D were profitable enough the cost of those nasty/cheapo spectacles would be minor.
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Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   10-20-2008, 09:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,459
Posted By ManningFan
Is the average Wal-Mart customer really going to...

Is the average Wal-Mart customer really going to spend $ 300 on a DVD player?

And as the ad says the price is good thru October 25th, are we to assume the price will be even more after that?
...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   10-16-2008, 07:39 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,180
Posted By ManningFan
Good Lord. I have an HDDVD player and...

Good Lord.

I have an HDDVD player and really am (or was) becoming interested in going PURPLE (although let's be honest, RED is dead, so I'd really be going BLUE). The problem is I keep reading...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   06-18-2008, 11:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,197
Posted By ManningFan
I haven't gone blue (yet) but this is the kind...

I haven't gone blue (yet) but this is the kind of movie that would tempt me to.

One of my favorite little known westerns (along with Bite The Bullet with Gene Hackman and James Coburn). The...
Forum: XM and Sirius Satellite Radio   05-29-2008, 05:39 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,007
Posted By ManningFan
Quote:Originally Posted by jimvii...

Quote:Originally Posted by jimvii http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/13966547)

Jesus, even on AVS I find a Stern VS O&A...
Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   04-25-2008, 05:12 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,295
Posted By ManningFan
Quote:Originally Posted by Art Sonneborn...

Quote:Originally Posted by Art Sonneborn http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/13725351)

This is scary and I've never seen that comment made but this...
Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   04-24-2008, 10:01 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,295
Posted By ManningFan
I think the chances of manufacturers making DVD...

I think the chances of manufacturers making DVD players 15 years from now are far higher than manufacturers making BR players 15 years from now. Therefore, I think it would be insane to get rid of...
Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   02-21-2008, 06:43 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 12,753
Posted By ManningFan
Wal-Mart may be many things, most of them bad,...

Wal-Mart may be many things, most of them bad, but stupid it is not.

They are, of course, the leading retailer in the world but, having said that, they are not a "leading" retailer. By this I...
Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   02-21-2008, 05:45 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 12,753
Posted By ManningFan
Quote:Originally Posted by Nox...

Quote:Originally Posted by Nox http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/13175847)

My local Wal*Mart super store took both HD and BD shelves down and...
Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   02-18-2008, 06:17 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 17,042
Posted By ManningFan
Quote:Originally Posted by whippersnapper...

Quote:Originally Posted by whippersnapper http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/13144124)

It would appear that the Consumer Electronic manufacturers...
Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   02-18-2008, 05:58 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 17,042
Posted By ManningFan
First off, let me state up front that I am an HD...

First off, let me state up front that I am an HD DVD owner. Be that as it may, I realize I chose the losing side and I have no choice but to get over it now and move on.

Having said that, up...
Forum: XM and Sirius Satellite Radio   02-01-2008, 07:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,118
Posted By ManningFan
Quote:Originally Posted by mercury...

Quote:Originally Posted by mercury http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/12998389)

Do you find anyone/anything on the radio funny?


Not so much,...
Forum: XM and Sirius Satellite Radio   02-01-2008, 05:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,118
Posted By ManningFan
I listened to Howard a few times when he was on...

I listened to Howard a few times when he was on locally in Indy for a year or two. I honestly don't "get him". Is he funnier uncensored on satellite than he was on "free" radio? I swear to God, my...
Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   01-07-2008, 10:18 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,671
Posted By ManningFan
I'm a recent A2 owner (sucker?) and have enjoyed...

I'm a recent A2 owner (sucker?) and have enjoyed it and will continue to enjoy it for as long as it lasts (hopefully a decade or so?). I won't be buying any more RED titles since after this player...
Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   01-04-2008, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4,257
Views: 375,547
Posted By ManningFan
Quote:Originally Posted by cdhender...

Quote:Originally Posted by cdhender http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/12682354)

You paid 98 bucks for a player. Does losing that investment really...
Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   01-04-2008, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4,257
Views: 375,547
Posted By ManningFan
After purchasing the A2 at the November Wal-Mart...

After purchasing the A2 at the November Wal-Mart $98.00 sale and since then dropping around $ 150 bucks for several movies, I can honestly say that I'm done with Hi-Def of any kind for the near...
Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   01-02-2008, 11:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,470
Posted By ManningFan
Not exactly a pristine picture but I have great...

Not exactly a pristine picture but I have great memories of seeing such "classics" as The Cheyenne Social Club with James Stewart (thought it was hilarious as a 6-year old kid), Wait Until Dark with...
Forum: HD DVD Players   12-19-2007, 12:43 PM
Replies: 5,305
Views: 694,283
Posted By ManningFan
Suppose I hooked up my Toshiba A2 to my big...

Suppose I hooked up my Toshiba A2 to my big screen in my basement and (deep gasp) didn't use it for a year or two.

Would it still play if no new software had been downloaded?

If not, would it...
Forum: HD DVD Players   12-19-2007, 12:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,651
Posted By ManningFan
Quote:Originally Posted by efjay...

Quote:Originally Posted by efjay http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/12536328)

One of the things that will always require firmware updates is...
Forum: HD DVD Players   12-19-2007, 11:38 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,651
Posted By ManningFan
Quote:Originally Posted by Ezra...

Quote:Originally Posted by Ezra http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/12533824)

Anyone that has this expectation should not buy into HDM from either...
Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   12-14-2007, 06:06 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,721
Posted By ManningFan
Quote:Originally Posted by Paul Cordingley...

Quote:Originally Posted by Paul Cordingley http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/12485864)

Could those who write "I could care less" please think...
Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   12-13-2007, 08:56 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,721
Posted By ManningFan
I have never (and I mean NEVER) watched any of...

I have never (and I mean NEVER) watched any of the "extras" on a DVD - HD or otherwise. I wonder what the price reduction would be on the average HD software if it were omitted (at least a couple of...
Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   12-05-2007, 11:24 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 13,333
Posted By ManningFan
This is off-topic as well but I have a problem...

This is off-topic as well but I have a problem with movies made prior to the '80s having "surround sound" of any kind added to them. They were never intended to have it in the first place so it's...
Forum: HD DVD Players   11-19-2007, 01:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,309
Posted By ManningFan
Quote:Originally Posted by iceperson...

Quote:Originally Posted by iceperson http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/12260746)

No. I'm frustrated because I don't feel like I can recommend HDM...
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