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Forum: HDTV Programming   09-17-2014, 09:15 AM
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Posted By John Mason
Yes, same here. But STBs can be set for 1080p...

Yes, same here. But STBs can be set for 1080p output (for fixed-pixel panels), or 1080i to let the panels deinterlace 1080i to 1080p or, as an option, still interlaced for CRT displays. -- John
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-16-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By John Mason
1080i sports programming generally appears better...

1080i sports programming generally appears better than 720p shows here (NYC's FIOS and a pro 65VX100 Panny). While some close-up or medium shots appear equal between the two formats, many similar...
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-15-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2,167
Views: 135,371
Posted By John Mason
Noticed an ad that mentions the computers are...

Noticed an ad that mentions the computers are teaming up for the new season. Couldn't remember all my favorite fictional computer-takeover films until I located this Wikipedia fictional computer...
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-08-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By John Mason
Looks like PBS's three ~90-minute shows equal the...

Looks like PBS's three ~90-minute shows equal the six ITV shows, time wise, in the U.K. That's it; next week PBS is back to its standard Mystery series according to the previews. Visited the ...
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-07-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 377
Posted By John Mason
One of the two who got zero votes as of 2 pm...

One of the two who got zero votes as of 2 pm Sunday. :) John
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-07-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,128
Posted By John Mason
Masterful and touching drama showing the crude...

Masterful and touching drama showing the crude funeral of the young women who died in surgery after trying to abort herself. Illustrated, rather than told, by the actions of the nasty...
Forum: Display Calibration   09-05-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By John Mason
I recently used my 1st edition Spears-Munsil...

I recently used my 1st edition Spears-Munsil Blu-ray test disc to measure resolutions ...
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-01-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 18,276
Views: 2,076,757
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: 8
Views: 464
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 on Cyprus,...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-23-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,364
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: 50,059
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: 926
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: 926
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: 50,059
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: 1,382
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: 72
Views: 3,128
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: 72
Views: 3,128
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: 50,059
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: 50,059
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: 1,678
Views: 46,324
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: 169,739
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: 169,739
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: 1,644
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: 1,644
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...
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