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Forum: HDTV Programming   04-26-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 905
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Posted By John Mason
Putting Helena in a box for two days, then...

Putting Helena in a box for two days, then water-boarding her, as a "stress test," seems a bit much. Not clear what that's about. Happened to re-watch "Zero Dark Thirty" yesterday, where they...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-25-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 5,810
Posted By John Mason
Hadn't read about a 3rd season. [Hmm. Correction....

Hadn't read about a 3rd season. [Hmm. Correction. See I posted above about a new-season hint. :-)] That's a good idea for a new investigation firm. This time they could work in a different direction,...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-24-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 5,810
Posted By John Mason
What a surprising ending. Mostly dramatized as a...

What a surprising ending. Mostly dramatized as a flashback. And there's nothing like a good BANISHING as a punishment. -- John
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-22-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,685
Posted By John Mason
Yes, intriguing comparison. Thanks, here, too. A...

Yes, intriguing comparison. Thanks, here, too. A regular reviewer in the Blue-ray Software forum speculated on the imagined or real resolution in Interstellar when switching from IMAX to ~2.40 shots...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   04-17-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 22,500
Views: 3,606,617
Posted By John Mason
^^^ Thanks for the quick reply. That...

^^^
Thanks for the quick reply. That measurement technique I linked above would be suitable for comparing the actual visible or effective resolutions available as the Blu-ray scenes switch from IMAX...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   04-17-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 22,500
Views: 3,606,617
Posted By John Mason
Assume "extra real estate" means the black...

Assume "extra real estate" means the black top/bottom bars of ~2.35 formats on 16X9 displays are filled in, giving the "real or otherwise" impression of "overall better resolution"?


A similar...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   04-11-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By John Mason
Thanks for the review. Tempted to buy the set for...

Thanks for the review. Tempted to buy the set for a PQ comparison with the Starz series I watched over Verizon's FIOS. (Starz On Demand lists all 8 episodes, although their PQ may differ from Starz's...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-02-2015, 07:10 AM
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Views: 39,071
Posted By John Mason
Here's a long article ...

Here's a long article ...
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-25-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 729
Posted By John Mason
Noticed some of the returned are now just saying,...

Noticed some of the returned are now just saying, in 'normal' conversation, they were dead. Not the kid, who doesn't say much. Not into literary script allusions here, but the scars appearing on the...
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-18-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,302
Posted By John Mason
Here's an article ...

Here's an article (http://www.theasc.com/ac_magazine/March2015/TheAffair/page1.php) detailing the production aspects of season 1. -- John
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-14-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 5,810
Posted By John Mason
Anyone into trial legal fine points might want to...

Anyone into trial legal fine points might want to check the threads/posts at IMDB for the series. Some posts there--maybe too long--suggest there are coarse legal errors just for the sake of drama....
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-14-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 729
Posted By John Mason
^^^Reads like, from a search of the Sundance...

^^^Reads like, from a search of the Sundance thread (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/34-hdtv-programming/1497314-returned-sundance.html#post24123428) here, it was not dubbed in English. -- John

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Forum: HDTV Programming   03-12-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 5,810
Posted By John Mason
Have to say I'm genuinely concerned this second...

Have to say I'm genuinely concerned this second season about David Tennant's character, Inspector Alec Harday. In one scene on a seaside dock he's so agitated and panic stricken it looks like he'll...
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-11-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 729
Posted By John Mason
Notice at the tech spec page ...

Notice at the tech spec page (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2521668/technical?ref_=tt_dt_spec) that the French TV series was shot with the Arri Alexa, often used with many nice-looking PBS...
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-11-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 352
Posted By John Mason
Here's a publication ...

Here's a publication (http://www.ultrahdtv.net/olympic-superstar-kurt-angle-star-4k-tv-series-emergencyla) specializing in UHDTV production/potential broadcasting. -- John
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-11-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 729
Posted By John Mason
A&E's "The Returned"

Based on the French version, this one's reviewed by Stanley in yesterday's NY Times ...
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-11-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 18,562
Views: 2,119,728
Posted By John Mason
Same here. Also will miss "Prospectors" with its...

Same here. Also will miss "Prospectors" with its remarkably crisp HD mountain views as folk dig for various gems. -- John
Forum: Blu-ray Software   03-06-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 2,670
Views: 265,432
Posted By John Mason
Signed up for a preorder e-mail notification when...

Signed up for a preorder e-mail notification when "The Passenger" (1975) is issued as a Blu-ray, not just DVD. But it's been about a year waiting now. The sign-up form at Blu-ray.com implies a new...
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-03-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 15,870
Posted By John Mason
Don't follow the labels that much, but the...

Don't follow the labels that much, but the 'comedy' description was well earned when Jimmy/Saul is asked to accept unusual looking cash to legally help separate a ranch from U.S. jurisdiction, then...
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-02-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 26,221
Posted By John Mason
Interesting interview with Downton's author about...

Interesting interview with Downton's author about the season 5 finale ...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   02-23-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By John Mason
^^^Okay. Notice Panasonic's sequence of steps ...

^^^Okay. Notice Panasonic's sequence of steps (http://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/global/cs/bd/download/bd30/bd30_na.html) is as intricate as Sony's, so maybe something was missed. Also,...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   02-23-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By John Mason
Maybe capturing the update on a usb thumb drive...

Maybe capturing the update on a usb thumb drive will work. That's how I've been updating my Sony PS3 machine. Online, Sony cautions that creating a specific title on the usb stick first is crucial....
Forum: Blu-ray Software   02-14-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,236
Posted By John Mason
Finally ordered the ITV/Acorn complete 7-disc...

Finally ordered the ITV/Acorn complete 7-disc series via Amazon (marked 1080i 16X9 on the package, for ~$66.) Amazon was processing order for another shipping firm, and noticed Amazon's price...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   02-07-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,745
Posted By John Mason
Here's a really detailed article ...

Here's a really detailed article (http://www.theasc.com/ac_magazine/December2014/Interstellar/page1.php) on the production of the film. Yes, actually film. -- John
Forum: Display Calibration   02-06-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,593
Posted By John Mason
Noticed near the end of this AVS home page clip ...

Noticed near the end of this AVS home page clip (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/138-avs-forum-podcasts/1877441-joe-kane-ultra-hd.html) that Joe Kane at Video Essentials introduced an updateable USB...
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