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Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   07-09-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10,452
Views: 263,392
Posted By Brian Conrad
I had problems with a credit card reader on a RB...

I had problems with a credit card reader on a RB kiosk at the nearby supermarket. The manager said people were having problems. Fortunately I wasn't doing a reserve with it. Apparently the...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   07-09-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5,833
Views: 538,143
Posted By Brian Conrad
One of the shortcuts to smaller encodes is to use...

One of the shortcuts to smaller encodes is to use less info for the color. That's often a complaint against using HD cams instead of film cameras.
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   07-09-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3,199
Views: 284,372
Posted By Brian Conrad
When "Those Who Kill" launch last spring I noted...

When "Those Who Kill" launch last spring I noted that the original "Den Som Draeber" episodes on YouTube had takedown notices from FOX. If you want to know who is blocking just check for DMCA...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-09-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 214
Posted By Brian Conrad
Are these European produced shows? Some European...

Are these European produced shows? Some European productions like Utopia were done in "scope" or a 2:35:1 or 2:1 aspect ratio. That is a better canvas for some stories especially ones that have a...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-09-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 22,552
Posted By Brian Conrad
Doing 6 episodes these days appears to be a risk...

Doing 6 episodes these days appears to be a risk for networks these days let alone 12-13. That is probably why I can buy shows on Amazon for a discount with only a 3 episode purchase requirement...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-09-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 1,612
Views: 47,445
Posted By Brian Conrad
Dominion isn't that bad being a South African...

Dominion isn't that bad being a South African produced show and breaks some of the rules of Hollywood television. I thought that the 2nd episode of Under the Dome was better than the first but CBS...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-09-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 4,617
Posted By Brian Conrad
I wonder how HACF is doing with millennials who...

I wonder how HACF is doing with millennials who think they invented computing and the Internet? Of course they actually don't watch TV and just short clips of shows. They tend to do better with...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   07-08-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,072
Posted By Brian Conrad
And how many of those episodes you "bought" did...

And how many of those episodes you "bought" did you watch more than once? It's just a way to squeeze more money out of you. They could still make good money (and more than they'll get from Netflix...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   07-08-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 10,452
Views: 263,392
Posted By Brian Conrad
Not a movie but the WGN series "Salem" has been...

Not a movie but the WGN series "Salem" has been excellent. The actor who plays the senior reverend just knocks it out of the ballpark and does an award winning performance.
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   07-08-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,072
Posted By Brian Conrad
The PQ on Continuum that I rented (or they call...

The PQ on Continuum that I rented (or they call bought) on VUDU in HDX was spectacular and crisp. SuperHD paled by comparison. The only thing I noticed was some wave like dispersion on dark area...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   07-08-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3,199
Views: 284,372
Posted By Brian Conrad
I'm 67 and have no problem with subtitles but...

I'm 67 and have no problem with subtitles but here is a trick I found. Focus on the subtitles. You'll be surprised how much your peripheral vision will take in.

The high point last 5 minutes on...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   07-07-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 3,199
Views: 284,372
Posted By Brian Conrad
I finished "Salamander" last week and then binge...

I finished "Salamander" last week and then binge watched the 4 episode BBC series "Hidden" which is also good. There's a formula to these European series: you have a mystery that needs to be solved...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   07-06-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5,833
Views: 538,143
Posted By Brian Conrad
Limiting factors can also be what evening of the...

Limiting factors can also be what evening of the week you are watching and if you have any high school or college age kids in your neighborhood. I do and when vacations are on they apparently start...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   07-05-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 1,918
Views: 103,857
Posted By Brian Conrad
As I expected the 4th was a good night to watch...

As I expected the 4th was a good night to watch Netflix as folks are doing other things and I don't care about fireworks. So I binge watched the remaining three episodes of "Hidden" a BBC...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-05-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 1,138
Views: 61,854
Posted By Brian Conrad
I added the trailer to my queue but all it gives...

I added the trailer to my queue but all it gives me is the episodes. I read this forum on Linux so the link won't play because Netflix scared to death of Linux (but not Hulu+). I hope someone told...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   07-04-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10,452
Views: 263,392
Posted By Brian Conrad
"Banshee Chapter" was added yesterday to Netflix...

"Banshee Chapter" was added yesterday to Netflix streaming. It's about a woman reporter played by Katia Winter who tries to find her boyfriend, played by Michael McMillian ("True Blood") who...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   07-03-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 682
Posted By Brian Conrad
Some distributors like Phase 4 have a website...

Some distributors like Phase 4 have a website where you can see future release dates and often for what whether it be disc, theater or streaming.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   07-03-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 10,452
Views: 263,392
Posted By Brian Conrad
I have my systems running on UPS all over the...

I have my systems running on UPS all over the house and U-Verse provides a UPS as the power supply for their gateway because it handles phone too. The TV and players even have a UPS. I did that...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   07-03-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1,918
Views: 103,857
Posted By Brian Conrad
Ian might be having problems finding Carter...

Ian might be having problems finding Carter Little Liver Pills anymore. :D

In other news I noted that my ancient Sony BDP-480S showed an app update notice and that the Netflix icon had changed to...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-03-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,073
Posted By Brian Conrad
I too get tips to new shows via reading this...

I too get tips to new shows via reading this forum. For foreign stuff I'm on groups where they are folks in Europe who talk about their new shows.
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   07-02-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 975
Posted By Brian Conrad
They added a whole bunch of PBS stuff today. ...

They added a whole bunch of PBS stuff today. They must've been listening to you. :D
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-02-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 1,612
Views: 47,445
Posted By Brian Conrad
It's CBS. Do they ever look at what the...

It's CBS. Do they ever look at what the competitors are doing? It seems so dumbed down and cheesy compared to other network's offerings these days.
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-02-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 4,617
Posted By Brian Conrad
I was playing some of that music in bands. Music...

I was playing some of that music in bands. Music was my first career and computing started to take over about 1983 as a second career but really didn't take off for me until 1988. Writing code is...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   07-01-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5,833
Views: 538,143
Posted By Brian Conrad
Last night when I went to watch one of the final...

Last night when I went to watch one of the final episodes of "Salamander" I got the "we cannot play this video for you at this time" message. My experience though has been to get out of the app and...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-01-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 78,298
Posted By Brian Conrad
When playing off a browser tab it is essentially...

When playing off a browser tab it is essentially capturing the content and teleconferencing it to the Chromecast. When you select a movie in the Netflix app with Chromecast selected it tells Netflix...
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