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Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   03-26-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By chirpie
It's actually been available on Netflix for a...

It's actually been available on Netflix for a while so stream away. I'll agree with Lee in that 'muddled' well describes the film, though I still feel it's worth a watch.
Forum: Community News & Polls   03-05-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 7,387
Posted By chirpie
Thank you for verifying that I'm not crazy. ^_^

Thank you for verifying that I'm not crazy. ^_^
Forum: Community News & Polls   03-02-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 7,387
Posted By chirpie
Hey, someone else try this trick, because it's...

Hey, someone else try this trick, because it's freaking me out.


Scroll your page down until the dress just barely touches the top about to scroll out of the frame. Keep staring at the bottom of...
Forum: Latest Industry News   03-02-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 6,179
Posted By chirpie
Certain congressmen have already scheduled at...

Certain congressmen have already scheduled at least four hearings that target the FCC and are threatening to cut agency funds or overturn the rules.

So you know someone up the chain isn't happy....
Forum: Latest Industry News   03-01-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 6,179
Posted By chirpie
Again, I meant it on principle. I actually agree...

Again, I meant it on principle. I actually agree with you and your posts. But I speak in the broader sense that inflamatory language doesn't help us much.

Also, statistically it's more dangerous...
Forum: Latest Industry News   03-01-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 6,179
Posted By chirpie
In the broader scheme of things, myself...

In the broader scheme of things, myself disagreeing with you on this issue doesn't make either of us nuts. Frankly, I'm glad these are the types of problems we have in this country.

Sure beats my...
Forum: Latest Industry News   03-01-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 6,179
Posted By chirpie
I totally get your jist. Perhaps I should've...

I totally get your jist. Perhaps I should've given the metric of turning a profit as my indicator. :-P ;-)
Forum: Latest Industry News   03-01-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 6,179
Posted By chirpie
I was painting with as broad a brush as I dared....

I was painting with as broad a brush as I dared. I have no doubt there are numerous examples that can be brought as counter examples to my observations. Still, I rather liked the rest of your post....
Forum: Latest Industry News   02-28-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 6,179
Posted By chirpie
I look at it this way, based upon my experiences...

I look at it this way, based upon my experiences with both the government and the private sector...

The private sector isn't wasteful, and it doesn't tread into incompetence as often as a larger...
Forum: Latest Industry News   02-28-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 6,179
Posted By chirpie
His tounge was firmly in cheek. He was implying...

His tounge was firmly in cheek. He was implying the government greatly helped create the internet, hence the lack of companies needing to pay out the typical fees to use technology that is developed...
Forum: Latest Industry News   02-26-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 6,179
Posted By chirpie
This doesn't make sense. It's the employment of...

This doesn't make sense. It's the employment of article II the same as what happened with telephone land lines. It'd be the same as if I said "freedom of speech is history for talking on the phone."
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   02-26-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 3,557
Posted By chirpie
BTW, in case I didn't make it clear, I totally...

BTW, in case I didn't make it clear, I totally want to be part of the crawl even if I'm not hosting. ;-)
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   02-23-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,235
Posted By chirpie
For once, I had no idea what to expect for...

For once, I had no idea what to expect for winners. Not sure I buy the 'Sniper was snubbed' line, as Eastwood has won in the past and those past films were better.

A shout out for the animated...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   02-22-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 3,557
Posted By chirpie
So I checked, I have not one, but two previous...

So I checked, I have not one, but two previous engagements on Sunday. (Ugh.)

I can offer myself as a plan B for Saturday if anyone else drops out or be a "lesser traveled" stop. LOL. Most of my...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   02-21-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 3,557
Posted By chirpie
Sorry, for my typical belated response! It's...

Sorry, for my typical belated response!

It's the busy season where I do lots of freelance work, teach night classes, and I've got my regular full time job to attend to. lol

I'll read through...
Forum: Community News & Polls   02-13-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,516
Posted By chirpie
I'm pickier about the aesthetics of my room than...

I'm pickier about the aesthetics of my room than my wife, which makes this a non-issue for me.

Now if this ALSO includes how expensive something is, well, yeah I talk to her first. Heck, if she...
Forum: Latest Industry News   02-10-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,447
Posted By chirpie
Use two of them in the office. (See avatar for...

Use two of them in the office. (See avatar for proof. lol) It's hit or miss for some people's heads for the comfort, but then, this is true of all headphones in my experience. A great product.

My...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-29-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2,649
Views: 216,682
Posted By chirpie
That's as it should be. Your projector produces a...

That's as it should be. Your projector produces a 1 to 1.78 aspect ratio rectangle.

Movies are filmed in all sorts of shapes. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was filmed at 1.85 aspect ratio...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-29-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 83
Posted By chirpie
In addition to the other post, pay no attention...

In addition to the other post, pay no attention to the location of the volume knob. You were never using 25% of the amp's power on the yamaha with the knob at 1/4, it's just a way to affect the gain....
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-12-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2,649
Views: 216,682
Posted By chirpie
Check my posts in this thread. (#751 #752...

Check my posts in this thread. (#751 #752 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=752) and #753...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   12-11-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,081
Posted By chirpie
For all of it's gloss and budget, I don't think...

For all of it's gloss and budget, I don't think there was a single scene in the 2014 version that even came close to a scene like the one below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTkA6MXdV2M
...
Forum: Latest Industry News   12-10-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,184
Posted By chirpie
Do proper masters of these movies exist to even...

Do proper masters of these movies exist to even take advantage of 1080p let alone UHD? (Because I could really go for a proper Blu-ray of CTHD let alone a good 4K remaster of CTHD. It was always...
Forum: Speakers   12-10-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 112
Posted By chirpie
Wow, it could be a great many things, but the two...

Wow, it could be a great many things, but the two most likely problems in my mind are either:

1 - The quality of the recordings chosen

2 - The room itself

What type of music are you playing...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-09-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,679
Posted By chirpie
Disparaging comments about Vanna White aside, in...

Disparaging comments about Vanna White aside, in a way, I sympathize with the OP in that it feels like you're seeing ultra hi-res everywhere you look (Good ol' confirmation bias, but still...), but...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-07-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,679
Posted By chirpie
Did you not read the last sentence of my post?...

Did you not read the last sentence of my post? (Slaps forehead.)
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