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Forum: Blu-ray Software   07-23-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By John Mason
Sure enough. The last URL link edited into my...

Sure enough. The last URL link edited into my post, not included with your excerpt, made it clear about the non-DI preferences of those making the film; (search the linked Kodak magazine article for...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   07-21-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 444
Posted By John Mason
Looked up the film's imdb tech specs ...

Looked up the film's imdb tech specs (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2209764/technical?ref_=tt_dt_spec) yesterday, noticing there's no D.I. info provided. AIUI, some 99% of productions are reduced to...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-14-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,958
Posted By John Mason
Watched my DVRed opener this morning. Grim, IMO....

Watched my DVRed opener this morning. Grim, IMO. Really bizarre mix of vampire/zombie tales, overlaid with CDC superbug mumbo jumbo, and even some apparent Nazi fiction. Then there's Alien-like (the...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-08-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 716
Posted By John Mason
Usually have to bump several DVR-programed shows...

Usually have to bump several DVR-programed shows ahead to view Masterpiece 1-1/2-hour dramas on Sunday. Worth it most of time because the writing, acting, and directing stand out from typical TV...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-05-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 165
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Posted By John Mason
Questions arise from HB's space station...

Questions arise from HB's space station pregnancy: How well was equipment cleaned before orbit? What was she doing with the gear during her long stay? (Know what I mean? Know what I mean? ...
Forum: Display Calibration   06-29-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 674
Views: 43,670
Posted By John Mason
Thanks for the details. Mentioned an aliasing...

Thanks for the details. Mentioned an aliasing problem with the two highest resolution-burst frequencies over in the Blu-ray software thread for the 1st-gen test disc. But your suggestion to try the...
Forum: Display Calibration   06-28-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 674
Views: 43,670
Posted By John Mason
You responded earlier to my query about...

You responded earlier to my query about resolution test patterns, mentioning you've changed those on my gen-1 disc by adding TV lines/frequency labels to the limited selection of burst patterns and...
Forum: HDTV Programming   06-27-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 5,647
Posted By John Mason
A review in today's NY Times. ...

A review in today's NY Times.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/27/arts/television/the-leftovers-on-hbo-a-tale-of-mysterious-disappearances.html?ref=television
Forum: HDTV Programming   06-27-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 520
Posted By John Mason
Another great Masterpiece production. Captured,...

Another great Masterpiece production. Captured, like others, with Arri's Alexa digital-cinema cameras. According to imbd.com they used a 2k digital intermediate. The cameras deliver less than 3k (for...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   06-24-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 21,709
Views: 3,519,316
Posted By John Mason
Reads like, with the ringing, someone attempted...

Reads like, with the ringing, someone attempted restoring some of the "postcard look" for outdoor scenes they tried to avoid by using bleach-bypass processing for the filmed portion. An article ...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   06-22-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 21,709
Views: 3,519,316
Posted By John Mason
Sure sounds crispy. I've only acquired/viewed one...

Sure sounds crispy. I've only acquired/viewed one 0-tier disc so far, The Tree of Life. But noticed the great PQ of many Alexa-shot productions on various PBS Masterpiece series via Verizon's FIOS....
Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   06-22-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,107
Posted By John Mason
Expanding my earlier post above, suspect, for a...

Expanding my earlier post above, suspect, for a 120" screen, a tripod-mounted spotting 'scope with a installed reticle would work for comparing the width of test-pattern resolution bursts or other...
Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   06-19-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,107
Posted By John Mason
If you limit what's meant by "better" between two...

If you limit what's meant by "better" between two or more sources to effective resolution or resolvable details, anyone should be able to measure differences. Look for finely detailed scenes...
Forum: HDTV Programming   06-16-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 14,291
Posted By John Mason
Last preview showed a terrified Lester, sitting...

Last preview showed a terrified Lester, sitting behind his front door, pumping several shots through it. Surely Malvo isn't at the receiving end. -- John
Forum: HDTV Programming   06-08-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By John Mason
Appreciate learning others notice, too. Watched...

Appreciate learning others notice, too. Watched about 10 minutes of men's final, thought the disappearing tennis balls were too irksome, and switched to CNN for news. Wonder if the 4k/50p viewers in...
Forum: HDTV Programming   06-07-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By John Mason
An exciting 3-set match between Sharapova and...

An exciting 3-set match between Sharapova and Halep via NBC today, likely replayed on the Tennis Channel. Good full-sun overall PQ, but the 50i/60i conversion made the fast-moving tennis balls...
Forum: Latest Industry News   05-16-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,618
Posted By John Mason
Looking forward to good-4k display ownership,...

Looking forward to good-4k display ownership, too, providing there are plenty of 4k sources. Without good sources, though, a comment (http://www.ultrahdtv.net/producer-truth-4k/) in Ultra HDTV...
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-14-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 2,149
Views: 131,386
Posted By John Mason
A critique...

A critique (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/14/arts/television/person-of-interest-proves-broadcast-tvs-viability.html?hpw&rref=television) of the series in today's NY TImes. -- John
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-12-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 7,297
Posted By John Mason
Nice production--even though I'm not a...

Nice production--even though I'm not a horror-show fan. Shot in Dublin, it creates a murky Victorian-era atmosphere better than many shows, The title, according to a video short at the main site,...
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-05-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 804
Posted By John Mason
They've launched into tracking a particularly...

They've launched into tracking a particularly cruel serial killer starting this week--with some overlap since the consultant concluded one earlier killing was attributed to the wrong person. This...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-30-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 14,291
Posted By John Mason
Good one last night. The restaurant scene,...

Good one last night. The restaurant scene, mimicking the original movie (woman deputy meeting with a high-school friend) was hilarious, especially its wide-eyed sing-song dialogue and the tale of...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-16-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 14,291
Posted By John Mason
Delicious. Great mix of Fargo-the-movie-style...

Delicious. Great mix of Fargo-the-movie-style humor and some grisly scenes, too. Doubt they'd have come this close to the original without the aid of the movie creators. -- John
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-15-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 18,256
Views: 2,056,783
Posted By John Mason
Thought quantum service was just a boost in...

Thought quantum service was just a boost in speed from Verizon (router defined), while "enhanced" was one of the three levels possible if you can get a VMS-1100 6-tuner DVR. -- John
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-15-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,392
Posted By John Mason
An interesting new season. Believe there are two...

An interesting new season. Believe there are two episodes to start this initial mystery. The bad guy(s), to be vague, belong to an organization some UFO fans accuse of squelching Roswell reports. As...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-15-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 14,291
Posted By John Mason
Early review in today's NY Times: ...

Early review in today's NY Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/15/arts/television/fargo-a-tv-series-riffing-on-the-film-begins-on-fx.html?hpw&rref=television
Reads like fun. A limited-episode...
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