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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-22-2013, 10:02 PM
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Posted By Mac128
My LN32A450 just made an incredibly loud POP or...

My LN32A450 just made an incredibly loud POP or CRACK, went off, then came on again on it's on. After I turned it off and then turned it on again several hours later, it once again made a loud...
Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   09-30-2012, 12:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 869
Posted By Mac128
It took me a while but here is the clip from the...

It took me a while but here is the clip from the BluRay with the new digital efx. The original DVD is on top, with the BluRay below. I include it for comparison since the DVD was framed slightly to...
Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   08-07-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 869
Posted By Mac128
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by wmcclain http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1423463/oar-and-screen-size#post_22285447)

standard definition video (as on DVD) uses...
Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   08-06-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 869
Posted By Mac128
No I don't have the TC. The camera is locked...

No I don't have the TC. The camera is locked down, so anything shot from this angle would be framed the same way, and should line up exactly with the sample (essentially what I did). The only DVD...
Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   08-06-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 869
Posted By Mac128
Two questions I have been contemplating since...

Two questions I have been contemplating since the Star Trek TNG discussions about OAR.

The first one is easy enough. Given that 480p, 720p and 1080p all look best in their native resolution...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   08-06-2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2,437
Views: 242,817
Posted By Mac128
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by HDMe2 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1269677/star-trek-tng-seasons-remastered-on-blu-ray/1920#post_22282866)

... so if all...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   08-05-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 2,437
Views: 242,817
Posted By Mac128
[Quote:Originally Posted by...

[Quote:Originally Posted by NetworkTV http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1269677/star-trek-tng-seasons-remastered-on-blu-ray/1920#post_22280690)

. In the...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   07-31-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 960
Posted By Mac128
I have to say this is really disappointing. ...

I have to say this is really disappointing.

I have the DVD which is pretty good quality for a DVD, and perfectly watchable on an HD system. However, I have seen the HD broadcast transfer and...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   07-28-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 2,437
Views: 242,817
Posted By Mac128
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by HDMe2 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1269677/star-trek-tng-seasons-remastered-on-blu-ray/1860#post_22258875)

You'd be wrong...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   07-15-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 2,437
Views: 242,817
Posted By Mac128
Nice. But I couldn't help wonder about this...

Nice. But I couldn't help wonder about this particular screen cap, it looks like we're actually seeing too much of the right frame ... Or more than we should have, or indeed would have on a CRT TV...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   07-13-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2,437
Views: 242,817
Posted By Mac128
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by nathanddrews http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1269677/star-trek-tng-seasons-remastered-on-blu-ray/1710#post_22215018)
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Forum: Blu-ray Software   07-10-2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2,437
Views: 242,817
Posted By Mac128
Well, I hope the actual "Energized" documentary...

Well, I hope the actual "Energized" documentary explains the widescreen problem better than the reviewers summary of it.

Geoff D, agreed. Sometimes a soft shot is a soft shot. Star Trek was one...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   07-09-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2,437
Views: 242,817
Posted By Mac128
Quote:Originally Posted by Maxwell...

Quote:Originally Posted by Maxwell Everett http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1269677/star-trek-tng-seasons-remastered-on-blu-ray/1710#post_22203684)
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Forum: Blu-ray Software   07-07-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2,437
Views: 242,817
Posted By Mac128
Hmmmm. That sort of suggests that they are doing...

Hmmmm. That sort of suggests that they are doing the same thing they did with TOS, and doing all of the exterior shots in HD for future purposes. And that makes sense since the models were blue...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   07-07-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2,437
Views: 242,817
Posted By Mac128
Ah. Thanks for that. So it's the matte box that...

Ah. Thanks for that. So it's the matte box that dirtied up the edge of the Academy frame. Still my point remains, I would rather see a slightly wider transfer than a full frame enlargement. In other...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   07-06-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 2,437
Views: 242,817
Posted By Mac128
Interesting. I guess what I find intriguing is...

Interesting. I guess what I find intriguing is Okuda's comment that the useable side information was not consistent. I find it hard to wrap my head around the fact that they didn't keep the Academy...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   07-06-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 2,437
Views: 242,817
Posted By Mac128
Quote:Originally Posted by Maxwell...

Quote:Originally Posted by Maxwell Everett http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1269677/star-trek-tng-seasons-remastered-on-blu-ray/900#post_21213776)

Here's...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   08-16-2009, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,004
Posted By Mac128
No, she is using this: ...

No, she is using this:

http://reviews.cnet.com/networking-a....html?tag=also (http://reviews.cnet.com/networking-and-wi-fi/sima-vs-502-video/4505-3243_7-31757395.html?tag=also)
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Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   08-11-2009, 11:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,004
Posted By Mac128
My mom has been recoding programs on her DVD...

My mom has been recoding programs on her DVD Recorder from her Cable DVR for a couple of years now. To date she has been successfully recording full screen from HD channels.

The output from the...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-13-2009, 05:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 774
Posted By Mac128
I just rented my first On Demand 1080p movie...

I just rented my first On Demand 1080p movie from DirecTV. Everything is set to native picture format. My Samsung 720p set has no trouble with the signal, which it reports @ "1080 24Hz"

This...
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-27-2009, 04:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,241
Posted By Mac128
I have been really impressed with the number of...

I have been really impressed with the number of 1080i transfers of old films over broadcast HD. The transfers are generally pretty good and the picture looks amazing.

I am disappointed that even...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-04-2009, 03:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,699
Posted By Mac128
Quote:Originally Posted by coyoteaz...

Quote:Originally Posted by coyoteaz http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/16390122)

The banding is mostly an artifact of MPEG4, so you won't see it on...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-03-2009, 11:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,699
Posted By Mac128
Quote:Originally Posted by coyoteaz...

Quote:Originally Posted by coyoteaz http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/16387530)

If the blocks look like the content that should be there, it's a...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-02-2009, 08:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,699
Posted By Mac128
Occasionally I see "blocky" pixilation and...

Occasionally I see "blocky" pixilation and digital artifacts and was wondering exactly what the culprit was.

I have a 32" Samsung 720p Flat Screen with Direct TV HR22-100 receiver. I think the...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-26-2009, 11:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,028
Posted By Mac128
Yes and it's not just Star Trek, but Prime Time...

Yes and it's not just Star Trek, but Prime Time network shows like FOX' "Family Guy". And FOX is only 720p and Family Guy is animated, but still looks horrible – some of the 16:9 commercials look...
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