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Forum: HDTV Programming   08-24-2016, 08:18 AM
Replies: 615
Views: 18,694
Posted By John Mason
Couple of write-ups about the new season, and...

Couple of write-ups about the new season, and summaries of the first two, in the NY Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/21/arts/television/halt-and-catch-fire-clears-its-cache-for-season-3.html
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Forum: HDTV Programming   08-23-2016, 11:33 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,868
Posted By John Mason
There's an outline of each series 2 episode in...

There's an outline of each series 2 episode in the Wikipedia link I posted here recently. Only read a few opening-episode summaries but haven't heard if/when PBS is running Series 2...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-23-2016, 07:40 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,868
Posted By John Mason
I deliberately added "(but I didn't see it)" but...

I deliberately added "(but I didn't see it)" but should have made it clear he wasn't. Just wouldn't have anticipated it as a series ending. Recall mention of large morphine dose but it's news here...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-22-2016, 09:29 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 3,769
Posted By John Mason
Remarkably funny imagined sex scene between...

Remarkably funny imagined sex scene between Laurel and a grinning film-maker Michael Moore, wearing his billed cap and fortunately all his clothes. Senator Red Wheatus (Tony Shalhoub's) shudder of...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-22-2016, 09:08 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,868
Posted By John Mason
A bit melodramatic with the ending. T.T. kidnaps...

A bit melodramatic with the ending. T.T. kidnaps the British detective's son. As expected, lots of mad dashing about, but didn't anticipate (and didn't see) the series concluding with the son being...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-18-2016, 07:35 AM
Replies: 826
Views: 19,724
Posted By John Mason
The NY Times recap...

The NY Times recap (http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/17/arts/television/mr-robot-season-2-episode-7-recap.html?rref=collection%2Fspotlightcollection%2Ftv-recaps) of last night's episode. -- John
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-15-2016, 07:33 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 5,392
Posted By John Mason
The nasty-tempered step-father of the murdered...

The nasty-tempered step-father of the murdered girl sure seems a likely suspect if the girl's apartment building is worth $10-million. Here's the NY Times recap...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-08-2016, 07:10 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,868
Posted By John Mason
Not surprising, from episode 8, they suspected...

Not surprising, from episode 8, they suspected the wrong guy as the serial terrorist, even if he seemed likely because he's a former French intelligence agent familiar with police procedures. With...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-07-2016, 11:37 AM
Replies: 753
Views: 15,810
Posted By John Mason
Tuned in some archery matches and was...

Tuned in some archery matches and was disappointed they weren't showing the complete arrow flight paths (~2 sec.), just each archer drawing their bows and the arrows striking. Hard to visualize how...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-04-2016, 05:53 AM
Replies: 826
Views: 19,724
Posted By John Mason
An exotic switch from Elliot fighting his daddy...

An exotic switch from Elliot fighting his daddy illusions--all the time--to FBI agents combating gunmen while being hosted by China's security chief, who BTW apparently doesn't have a sister after...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-01-2016, 08:36 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,868
Posted By John Mason
Looks like, from episode 7, they're finally...

Looks like, from episode 7, they're finally trying to chase a cop as the serial terrorist or T.T., the Truth Teller. Or he's a member of the French equivalent of the UK's MI-5 intelligence agency....
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-01-2016, 07:54 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 3,769
Posted By John Mason
Too bad, she didn't make it in time. Hard to...

Too bad, she didn't make it in time. Hard to follow the left-right ear invasion, brain-half logic, but the booze-rock-sex ant expulsion is fine here! Gotta go with the flow if you buy exploding...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-28-2016, 08:18 AM
Replies: 826
Views: 19,724
Posted By John Mason
NY Times review...

NY Times review...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-25-2016, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By John Mason
Yes, tests that show dynamic resolution maximums...

Yes, tests that show dynamic resolution maximums should be valuable. Haven't reread the Arris paper in a while, but assumed it deals only with static effective-resolution measurements based on...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-25-2016, 06:37 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 3,769
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: 194
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: 8
Views: 314
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: 830
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: 194
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: 99
Views: 1,868
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: 99
Views: 1,868
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: 236
Views: 5,392
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: 830
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: 826
Views: 19,724
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: 236
Views: 5,392
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...
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