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Forum: HDTV Programming   12-02-2007, 11:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,508
Posted By baobab
I've seen Vertigo so many times that I have...

I've seen Vertigo so many times that I have every scene and dialogue memorized, but seeing it as HDNet presented it, looking like it was made yesterday, was like watching it for the first time. It's...
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-12-2007, 07:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,113
Posted By baobab
Hey, that was one funny, entertaining Western. A...

Hey, that was one funny, entertaining Western. A very,very young James Caan plays a drifter they call Mississippi. I could see this guy growing into Sonny Corleone.
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-11-2007, 08:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,113
Posted By baobab
Turn those boring Grammies off and switch to the...

Turn those boring Grammies off and switch to the 1966 film EL DORADO on HDNET movies. It looks ravishing.
Forum: HDTV Programming   11-27-2006, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By baobab
From DirecTV. This is not even close to HD :...

From DirecTV. This is not even close to HD : soft and washed out. The DVD is superior. Who's to blame? DirecTV or HDNet?
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   11-22-2006, 08:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 613
Posted By baobab
I reached my movie maturity in the 70s when...

I reached my movie maturity in the 70s when films really had something to say about life. There was little of the money-making blockbuster mentality that exists today. And Robert Altman was one of...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   06-27-2006, 12:33 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,147
Posted By baobab
Superman II blew away the decent original

Superman II blew away the decent original
Forum: Speakers   06-13-2006, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By baobab
I would like to provide sound with 2 speakers in...

I would like to provide sound with 2 speakers in a long, narrow kitchen area using either in-wall or in-ceiling speakers. The speaker location will have to be at a narrow end with most listening...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   06-05-2006, 08:06 PM
Replies: 4,647
Views: 508,205
Posted By baobab
Yes, thanks bvader and cpcat. That's just the...

Yes, thanks bvader and cpcat. That's just the push I needed, too. Welcome to my family room,
Mr. NEC 42XR4!
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   06-05-2006, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4,647
Views: 508,205
Posted By baobab
I want to desperately take the plunge and buy...

I want to desperately take the plunge and buy the 42RX4 but, like hifisponge above, I'm concerned about these reports of excessive grain. C'mon all you 42rx4 owners, tell me the truth, is grain...
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-19-2006, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1,079
Views: 99,003
Posted By baobab
The sidle-grissom affair shocker at end was...

The sidle-grissom affair shocker at end was totally manipulative hokum, just pure melodramatic tintillation to keep you watching next season. Grissom's character in all the years CSI has been on...
Forum: Speakers   04-23-2006, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By baobab
Larry , Thanks for suggestion. How would...

Larry ,

Thanks for suggestion. How would this work? I would connect 1 center and 2 rear directly to receiver, and then connect switcher to L and R front, and then connect the front L& R , and the...
Forum: Speakers   04-23-2006, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By baobab
I was thinking of getting a 5-channel receiver...

I was thinking of getting a 5-channel receiver to power a 5.1 setup in a small family room. But would like this receiver to power a pair of speakers on an adjacent patio and another pair in an...
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-27-2005, 10:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,267
Posted By baobab
Couldn't fall asleep last nite, so caught a late...

Couldn't fall asleep last nite, so caught a late night showing of BODY SNATCHERS on HDNET movies. If you know the movie, you'll realize how funny the last sentence is. This is the second remake of...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   03-28-2005, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 134
Posted By baobab
The Ramones were pure rock 'n roll distilled...

The Ramones were pure rock 'n roll distilled down to it's essence. It's amazing what great songs they produced with such minimal structures of just a few chord changes. As Dean says, they showed you...
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-09-2005, 10:23 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 9,586
Posted By baobab
I wasn't that WOWed either when I first saw...

I wasn't that WOWed either when I first saw HDTV. Strangely, you have to train your brain to be WOWed. It takes a little while, but keep looking and you will eventually see the WOW factor. It does...
Forum: HDTV Programming   09-05-2004, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By baobab
Yes. It looks super from Philly, OTA from KYW....

Yes. It looks super from Philly, OTA from KYW. Rich colors,smooth. HD looks so much better on cloudy days with no sun. And, yes, BillM , it is strangely relaxing to watch it without audio...
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-04-2004, 07:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,231
Posted By baobab
Thank god. It's bad enough in SD.

Thank god. It's bad enough in SD.
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-01-2004, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By baobab
I missed this movie when it came out in 1971 and...

I missed this movie when it came out in 1971 and haven't ever seen it, because I remember it caused a big stink in its day and it was dismissed by most critics as laughably bad, but I couldn't stop...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   02-18-2004, 08:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 181
Posted By baobab
Can anybody describe the picture quality of...

Can anybody describe the picture quality of these recently released titles:
'Imitation of Life'(2 movies-an early and later version) and 'The Damned'(directed by Visconti)? I bought a release of...
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-02-2004, 09:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By baobab
How can a nearly 40 year old movie look like it...

How can a nearly 40 year old movie look like it was made yesterday? HDNet's presentation of 'Harper' tonite was nearly flawless: clean, clear, sharp, detailed, vibrant colors, and OAR. It shows off...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   12-10-2003, 09:10 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,467
Posted By baobab
Yes, it's ironic that HAL is the most human and...

Yes, it's ironic that HAL is the most human and emotional 'beings' in the film. In our quest to master technology to improve ourselves and our environment, we've incorporated our raw feelings and...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-09-2003, 01:05 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,013
Posted By baobab
Thanks discodol for that referral to the HBO...

Thanks discodol for that referral to the HBO disccussion forums. Very lively and entertaining. Some of it is ugly, but that's OK. It's important to hear all views. And a lot of the responses are...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-01-2003, 01:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 223
Posted By baobab
Two excellent Martin Scorsese movies, AFTER...

Two excellent Martin Scorsese movies, AFTER HOURS and MEAN STREETS will be in HD tonite back to back on HDNet Movies starting at 10 PM on east coast. It's late, but these are too good to miss.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   07-14-2003, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By baobab
Yes, this is a surprisingly clean and vivid...

Yes, this is a surprisingly clean and vivid transfer of a fairly old film. But this film deserves it. If you haven't seen a Fassbinder film before, try it out. This movie displays his style in full...
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