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Forum: Blu-ray Software   09-27-2014, 11:50 PM
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Exactly, spot on (although I'm not sure I'd stick...

Exactly, spot on (although I'm not sure I'd stick the adult qualifier on the rock, at least not when it came to U2/Genesis/Bruce Springsteen). But see, you and I were both in HS in 1987.

The guy...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   09-23-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,744
Posted By skibum5000
Anyway man hard to say watched the most either...

Anyway man hard to say watched the most either over the years or recently (not any sort of all time best or favorites necessarily, although in some cases they are, but some just happen to be easily...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   09-23-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,744
Posted By skibum5000
Good film. But it felt like a drama to me. I...

Good film.

But it felt like a drama to me. I never really got why it was ever listed under comedy (I once read the marketing department forced them to list it as a pure comedy). And it looked...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   09-22-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,947
Posted By skibum5000
The two non-TOHO Sony Godzilla collection...

The two non-TOHO Sony Godzilla collection Godzilla, since they appear to have stored black as value 48 and white as value 120 or something ridiculous.
Forum: Blu-ray Software   09-21-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,513
Posted By skibum5000
Agreed. The SOny TOHO ones are the ones that get...

Agreed. The SOny TOHO ones are the ones that get it right, when it comes to Godzilla.
Forum: Blu-ray Software   09-21-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,513
Posted By skibum5000
It is NOT a trivial fix. The two Godzilla titles...

It is NOT a trivial fix. The two Godzilla titles in reference are complete mess. Also some people have programmed internal LUTs and you can't just change the brightness dial (which does NOT fix it...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   09-21-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,513
Posted By skibum5000
Not at all. In fact, some seem to be encoded in...

Not at all. In fact, some seem to be encoded in double or triple reverse of that! They don't store black as 0 (as with PC levels) or even as 16 (as with video levels) but as 32 or even 48 :eek: like...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   09-21-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,513
Posted By skibum5000
The Godzilla movies that were not released as...

The Godzilla movies that were not released as part of the TOHO SONY Collection (the latter look quite good from what I've peeked at). The two they got separate releases are awful. The levels are way...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   09-21-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,947
Posted By skibum5000
After 100 different releases, they actually...

After 100 different releases, they actually finally got Terminator right in the most recent release.
Forum: Blu-ray Software   09-21-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,947
Posted By skibum5000
It was a shame that they forgot the DTS-MA track...

It was a shame that they forgot the DTS-MA track (despite it being listed on the packaged and on menus) for "Much Ado About Nothing" although the video is good, no nasty DNR or such.

"Truman Show"...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   09-21-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,947
Posted By skibum5000
Kundun - first it doesn't even have a U.S....

Kundun - first it doesn't even have a U.S. release due to Disney being cowardly and afraid of China

Second, the limited German release was so bad it defied all belief. A good 30 minutes of it...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   09-20-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 41,969
Posted By skibum5000
I guess it s not quite that, as I did find some...

I guess it s not quite that, as I did find some parts where double expansion clips all black detail. But they did a terrible transfer job all the same, the blacks just don't have punch and some of...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   09-20-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 41,969
Posted By skibum5000
I think he gets way too much flak for 1-3. ...

I think he gets way too much flak for 1-3.

The films probably got hurt a bit by arriving at the end of the 90s when we'd had nearing half a decade of hardcore rap and grunge music and and darker...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   09-20-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 41,969
Posted By skibum5000
I never really saw it as Han being amoral anyway....

I never really saw it as Han being amoral anyway. It was made pretty clear to begin with that Greedo was about to fry him, so it was clearly self-defense even shooting first. Waiting to shoot second...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   09-20-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 41,969
Posted By skibum5000
Yeah the ETs and Warwick and some known Easter...

Yeah the ETs and Warwick and some known Easter Eggs. Warwick also played an Ewok in ROTJ. Lucas's daughter I think appears a couple times, even Lucas I think for an instant, a potato in the ESB...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   09-20-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 41,969
Posted By skibum5000
I first saw it at 7 and loved it beyond belief. A...

I first saw it at 7 and loved it beyond belief. A neighbor saw it at 5 and totally loved it. 7 or even 8 is pushing things way higher than needed.
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   09-20-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 41,969
Posted By skibum5000
Exactly! I was shocked. They said they took...

Exactly! I was shocked. They said they took forever for this release to make sure it was the full, complete everything release.... and then they leave out most of the extended and cut scenes even...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   09-20-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 41,969
Posted By skibum5000
Is it just me or did they encode the Phantom...

Is it just me or did they encode the Phantom Menace disc using the wrong video levels? Blacks look so washed out and even brights too. I almost feel like applying a second level of levels expansion...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-27-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By skibum5000
I mostly use MPC with add-ons (including old TMT...

I mostly use MPC with add-ons (including old TMT Master Audio decoders to get around downsampling) for DVD and blu-ray movies, but it's a pain for episodic material so I use PowerDVD for that and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-27-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,794
Posted By skibum5000
Thanks. Yeah they have some, it's still extremely...

Thanks. Yeah they have some, it's still extremely limited for some genres compared to what iTunes has though and vastly compared to CD. But it looks like they have a bit more variety than when I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-24-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,794
Posted By skibum5000
Even the music industry still doesn't have it...

Even the music industry still doesn't have it 100% right, they still refuse to allow no-compressed digital downloads unless they have DRM. So stupid. They lose soooo many more sales by that than they...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-24-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,794
Posted By skibum5000
Exactly they really know how to shoot themselves...

Exactly they really know how to shoot themselves in the foot.

Like the absurd PAP or downsample audio nonsense, yeah because pirates spreading about compressed MP3 really give a about 24bits vs...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-24-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By skibum5000
PowerDVD 14 menus won't go away, etc.

If I use PowerDVD to play DVDs or Blu-rays it behaves normally, but if I use it to play video files off a HD the dumb program puts up a semi-transparent flash screen over the video for like the first...
Forum: Latest Industry News   05-08-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 35,231
Posted By skibum5000
Man what a shame! Will OLED never arrive??? Man,...

Man what a shame! Will OLED never arrive??? Man, THIS is the tech people actually HAVE been waiting for. Will shuttering the plant really help get the prices down?? Bah.
Especially since all the...
Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   11-26-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,028
Posted By skibum5000
BB is shutting down and from what I hear Netflix...

BB is shutting down and from what I hear Netflix is rapidly heading there.

And all so our internet bandwidth can get chocked and money wasted on trying to lay more cable and so on to keep up with...
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