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Forum: Community News & Polls   11-15-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,024
Posted By FLTWS
I don't know about the "balanced power" business...

I don't know about the "balanced power" business but I've been using a Monster AVS 2000 voltage stabilizer and MKIII 3600 (now 5100) power line conditioner since I purchased my 60" Pioneer Plasma...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-15-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 11,272
Posted By FLTWS
Thanks for your thoughts on curved screens. I...

Thanks for your thoughts on curved screens. I kept wondering how would a curved screen possibly benefit a medium that is meant to be seen projected on a flat screen and your write up explained the...
Forum: Community News & Polls   05-18-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,631
Posted By FLTWS
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by elmalloc http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1473237/do-you-prefer-tube-based-or-solid-state-audio-gear#post_23329529)

Tube for...
Forum: Community News & Polls   05-05-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 495
Views: 59,300
Posted By FLTWS
Plasma.

Plasma.
Forum: Community News & Polls   04-20-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,214
Posted By FLTWS
Perfect (or even close to) replication of the...

Perfect (or even close to) replication of the sound of a live orchestra in a concert hall in the home? Which concert hall, what orchestra? Never gonna' happen. I chased that Grail for too many...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   04-10-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,844
Posted By FLTWS
Saw him perform at the Keswick Theatre in...

Saw him perform at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside , Pa this past Monday night after renting "Searching for Sugar Man" on cable a few weeks back. He's 71 now, his voice can't reach the higher notes...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   04-01-2011, 05:36 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,702
Posted By FLTWS
LOL. Excellent work, those who don't see from...

LOL. Excellent work, those who don't see from these examples how heavy-handed over processing can alter a film, will never see it. Thanks for the effort.
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-15-2011, 04:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,133
Posted By FLTWS
Caught the last 20 minutes of The Abyss last...

Caught the last 20 minutes of The Abyss last nite on AMC over my new FIOS install. Couldn't believe how awful the picture quality was. Colors were...I can't even begin to describe how awful they...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   01-04-2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 689
Views: 184,781
Posted By FLTWS
Sold out at Amazon, must be a demand for this!

Sold out at Amazon, must be a demand for this!
Forum: Blu-ray Software   01-04-2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 16,165
Posted By FLTWS
AVP plays fine but there is some subtle poping...

AVP plays fine but there is some subtle poping and ticking noises in at least the first couple of scenes which I think was always there.

Basic Instinct, Master & Commander, Kingdom of Heaven, no...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   08-07-2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 213,554
Posted By FLTWS
So, I go down to my local Walmart located in...

So, I go down to my local Walmart located in Colmar, PA an hour ago. (I never purchased the first Sapphire issue, figured I’d sit with the DVD given all the furor surrounding the PQ.) They usually...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   06-22-2010, 07:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,591
Posted By FLTWS
OK, thanks.

OK, thanks.
Forum: Blu-ray Software   06-20-2010, 05:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,591
Posted By FLTWS
Quote:Originally Posted by Socio...

Quote:Originally Posted by Socio http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/18798341)

Thanks!

I will see if I can find that version some place.

Edit:...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   06-11-2010, 04:25 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 17,364
Posted By FLTWS
Quote:Originally Posted by Stevie76...

Quote:Originally Posted by Stevie76 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/18760796)

So this is what we have now:
Attachment 177674...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   06-02-2010, 06:37 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 19,831
Posted By FLTWS
Quote:Originally Posted by ti-triodes...

Quote:Originally Posted by ti-triodes http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/18713440)

You got guys complaining that a 60 year old movie doesn't come...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   05-15-2010, 05:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,867
Posted By FLTWS
One of my favorites. The Criterion issue looks...

One of my favorites. The Criterion issue looks very good on my rig, and I don't see a huge difference in the shots on DVDBeaver between the Criterion and Second Sight BRD (although the Criterion...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   04-23-2010, 05:59 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 38,898
Posted By FLTWS
A note for those with Sony S300/301. I received...

A note for those with Sony S300/301. I received my copy of Avatar today as well as a disc from Sony I requested for the update to 5.30 firmware. I first tried Avatar without the update on the...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   04-15-2010, 05:05 AM
Replies: 743
Views: 76,577
Posted By FLTWS
THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS ALIEN ANTHOLOGY THE...

THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS
ALIEN ANTHOLOGY
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (35TH ANNIVERSARY)

It's about time, and now that Cameron's done with Avatar I hope he'll address The Abyss. They should be...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   04-08-2010, 03:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,373
Posted By FLTWS
I kept all 50 HD-DVD's I purchased and the...

I kept all 50 HD-DVD's I purchased and the Toshiba player when they lost the battle to Blu-ray. Many of the HD-DVD titles look startlingly good including "The Thing", especially after Toshiba...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   03-31-2010, 05:28 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 15,952
Posted By FLTWS
I'm okay with the Ext. Ed's I have on DVD's. If...

I'm okay with the Ext. Ed's I have on DVD's. If the 2nd dip is (hopefully) done with seamless branching to provide a choice of either and there are no major issues with the transfers I'll buy the...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   03-23-2010, 05:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,562
Posted By FLTWS
Quote:Originally Posted by Deviation...

Quote:Originally Posted by Deviation http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/18364254)

DVD Beaver has some caps up if you want to see comparison shots....
Forum: Blu-ray Software   03-12-2010, 02:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,860
Posted By FLTWS
Quote:Originally Posted by LejfK...

Quote:Originally Posted by LejfK http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/18301301)

Throne of Blood, Ran, Red Beard...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   03-10-2010, 05:55 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,562
Posted By FLTWS
As a Malick fan, and this particular film is a...

As a Malick fan, and this particular film is a favorite of mine, I'm wondering if this Blu-ray will be a significant improvement over the Criterion DVD, PQ or AQ wise, which I already have....
Forum: Blu-ray Software   02-17-2010, 05:20 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 23,244
Posted By FLTWS
Quote:Originally Posted by skoolpsyk...

Quote:Originally Posted by skoolpsyk http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/18136790)

No 3-D, no sale.


LOL!

I'm looking forward to this.
Forum: Blu-ray Software   01-30-2010, 04:20 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,074
Posted By FLTWS
Just saw Avatar yesterday in 3D (non IMAX) after...

Just saw Avatar yesterday in 3D (non IMAX) after seeing the 2D version 3 weeks ago. I thought it was the best implementation of 3D I've ever experienced and I remember long ago the card board...
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