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Forum: HDTV Programming   09-01-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 18,270
Views: 2,070,686
Posted By John Mason
Video distortion on CBS Sports Channel

Anyone else noticing an excess "choppiness," intermittently, on CBS's Sports Channel? Hadn't noticed it before here (NYC's Verizon) until tennis from the U.S. Open. Didn't notice the effect from the...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-26-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By John Mason
Fan of Masterpiece mysteries, too, but this one...

Fan of Masterpiece mysteries, too, but this one seems heaped with medical soap-opera antics--also wrapped in supposed 60's manners. Centered on something the lead doctor did or didn't do during WWII,...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-23-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 796
Posted By John Mason
Yes, the fleeting ads on other channels,...

Yes, the fleeting ads on other channels, magnified at the BBCA site, seems like they're straining for weirdness. Here's a review ...
Forum: Display Calibration   08-13-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 721
Views: 49,188
Posted By John Mason
Glad I looked that up. My Panny VX100 has a setup...

Glad I looked that up. My Panny VX100 has a setup menu for a 1:1 pixel ON/OFF readout for each input, and while I had it set 1:1 ON for my HDMI 1 Blu-ray Sony PS3 input, it was OFF for my HDMI 2...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-12-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 883
Posted By John Mason
Interesting. Thanks. Suspect those ominous rain...

Interesting. Thanks. Suspect those ominous rain clouds rolling in influenced the light. -- John
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-12-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 883
Posted By John Mason
Production was great throughout--as was the golf....

Production was great throughout--as was the golf. Since darkness was such a factor near the end, though, wish they'd devise more methods of comparing what the golfers see versus cameras with wide...
Forum: Display Calibration   08-12-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 721
Views: 49,188
Posted By John Mason
Seems similar to what I ran into with the...

Seems similar to what I ran into with the 1st-edition disc, using the luma multiburst patterns. The two highest horizontal-resolution burst frequencies (most narrow line spacing) had fuzziness until...
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-10-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,321
Posted By John Mason
As far as the OP title's "resolution," recently I...

As far as the OP title's "resolution," recently I tried measuring the resolvable or effective resolution from two sources directly on my 1090p plasma screen. Used the luma multiburst patterns from...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-10-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,227
Posted By John Mason
Among the hospital horrors, which killed many...

Among the hospital horrors, which killed many patients world-wide, was bare-handed surgery--sometimes fresh from corpse dissections--without antiseptics or sterilized gloves. According to this ...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-08-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,227
Posted By John Mason
Headlined as "hellish" hospital antics in...

Headlined as "hellish" hospital antics in Alessandra Stanley's NY Times review ...
Forum: Display Calibration   08-07-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 721
Views: 49,188
Posted By John Mason
Thanks, Stacey. This approach seems akin to the...

Thanks, Stacey. This approach seems akin to the free-software spectrum analysis post (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/34-hdtv-programming/528672-e-joins-hd-lite-club-3.html#post5466046) from dr1394...
Forum: Display Calibration   08-07-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 721
Views: 49,188
Posted By John Mason
Here, like to see comments and perhaps...

Here, like to see comments and perhaps measurements from the several video experts planned for interviews (previous page post), or others, about how they feel effective or visual resolution of movies...
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-06-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1,645
Views: 40,932
Posted By John Mason
Perhaps if Spears and Munsil release a 4k...

Perhaps if Spears and Munsil release a 4k calibration/test Blu-ray next year, as being discussed in the Calibration forum here, it'll be easier to objectively measure differences between 4k and HD...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   08-03-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 1,226
Views: 167,101
Posted By John Mason
Yes, such a documentary would be fascinating. ...

Yes, such a documentary would be fascinating.


Your links to examples of Red camera shots without the built-in resolution-limiting optical camera filters is interesting. Couldn't help but...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   07-29-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1,226
Views: 167,101
Posted By John Mason
Tried a few HD image measurements recently, using...

Tried a few HD image measurements recently, using only a millimeter-marked ruler. Haven't acquired an optical loupe with a reticle yet, but while measuring I noticed a few instances where a...
Forum: Post Testing Area   07-29-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 0
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Posted By John Mason
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Forum: Blu-ray Software   07-23-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,475
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: 21
Views: 1,475
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: 313
Views: 10,497
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: 30
Views: 1,166
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: 341
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Views: 11,800
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: 721
Views: 49,188
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: 721
Views: 49,188
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: 335
Views: 10,776
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: 603
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...
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