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Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   05-29-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 435
Posted By Phrehdd
I'll just say "dratz" and still put it in my...

I'll just say "dratz" and still put it in my Netflix queue. I'll consider it a late night watch.

Ralph thanks for the review!
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   05-29-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,377
Posted By Phrehdd
I just watched this film (streaming) yesterday....

I just watched this film (streaming) yesterday. The film has a good cast, nice use of special effects (for the most part) and action sequences. Where this movie suffers is in a formulaic storyline,...
Forum: Speakers   05-28-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 139
Posted By Phrehdd
My mention of 3.1 or 3.0 has more to do with...

My mention of 3.1 or 3.0 has more to do with budget where you would most likely end up with better speakers than trying to acquire all 5 (plus sub).
Some rooms of course are not really set up well...
Forum: Speakers   05-28-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 139
Posted By Phrehdd
I think your budget might be getting you in...

I think your budget might be getting you in trouble as it sits a tad on the low end. However, lots can be had via used items for sale and maybe Craigslist would be a good place to look as well as any...
Forum: 3D Content   05-28-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 43,899
Posted By Phrehdd
Alas, I am one of the few who will never get to...

Alas, I am one of the few who will never get to like or dislike 3D movies since I don't have stereoscopic vision.

If I had the ability to watch 3D movies and enjoy what it might offer, I am not...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-24-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 260
Posted By Phrehdd
I admit I prefer to have a player near the TV....

I admit I prefer to have a player near the TV. With this in mind, I have used Mac Mini (XBMC both OSX and Linux) as well as Blue Ray players that can play networked files as well as Dune Media...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-24-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 260
Posted By Phrehdd
There are some items that seem to be missing from...

There are some items that seem to be missing from your original post -

Does your Vizio play "all" types of 1080p content? - M2TS, TS, MKV, AVI, DVIX etc.
Audio - are you using any type of AVR? ...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   05-23-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,203
Posted By Phrehdd
My apologies to anyone if they feel I have gotten...

My apologies to anyone if they feel I have gotten off track from this thread but it really is part of the greater discussion on 4k and expectations.
Forum: Blu-ray Software   05-23-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,203
Posted By Phrehdd
Given the past, I wouldn't be surprised that...

Given the past, I wouldn't be surprised that 1080i and 1080p "masters" aren't reconstituted by interpolation into 4k material and sold as "mastered for 4k" display. It is an ugly game when they put...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   05-23-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,203
Posted By Phrehdd
Don't really care which movies get "re-mastered"...

Don't really care which movies get "re-mastered" first. We just have to look at when VHS to DVD, DVD to Blue Ray/HD DVD to see that some movies are done quite well and some are done like crap. I...
Forum: Speakers   05-20-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 478
Posted By Phrehdd
I kind of go with the folks here who suggest...

I kind of go with the folks here who suggest optimizing what you already have -

make sure you have decent speaker wires (and I don't mean those zillion dollar ones just decent quality)

whatever...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   05-19-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,323
Posted By Phrehdd
Ralph, forgive me as I am not trying to hijack...

Ralph, forgive me as I am not trying to hijack the forum here but just wanted to make a comment -

I really enjoyed reading all the posts here and it got me thinking about the entire genre of TV...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   05-15-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,036
Posted By Phrehdd
I understand what you are saying but isn't it...

I understand what you are saying but isn't it also possible it is a well crafted film that tells a bit about inner struggle of a soldier (and family) as well as the human condition put in front of a...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   05-14-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 16,361
Posted By Phrehdd
I appreciate your thoughts here. Nothing is truly...

I appreciate your thoughts here. Nothing is truly black and white but when its blatant, I love the option to simply not "buy into" their hate.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   05-14-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 16,361
Posted By Phrehdd
I'll probably catch this movie when it makes it...

I'll probably catch this movie when it makes it to Netflix or Redbox. As for not having Mel, I consider it logical since it is a reboot and (sorry folks) I wouldn't put one coin in his coffer given...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   05-13-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,323
Posted By Phrehdd
Ralph thanks for the spot light on this wonderful...

Ralph thanks for the spot light on this wonderful bit of TV Sci-Fi. I'm looking forward to hearing from those that bought this offering and their opinions on both audio and video. To be candid, while...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   05-12-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 13,780
Posted By Phrehdd
So what will it take to get some info put on the...

So what will it take to get some info put on the discs/package telling the source?

Transferred from original film
Transferred from master "video" @ (resolution)
Upscaled from 1080p master...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-10-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,648
Posted By Phrehdd
Maybe it would be wiser if all these TV makers...

Maybe it would be wiser if all these TV makers would not build into the sets any conversion hardware but agree to an external input solution. All too often a good TV is marred by some facets of the...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   05-07-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By Phrehdd
As Nabs17 said, certainly worth a watch. I'll get...

As Nabs17 said, certainly worth a watch. I'll get it onto my Netflix queue soon.

Thanks Ralph for reviewing this smaller non blockbuster type of film. Uneven or not, the subject matter is worth...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-07-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,116
Posted By Phrehdd
So much food for thought here and I just keep...

So much food for thought here and I just keep thinking about the other side - the media itself.

We have seen the "good, bad and the ugly" of DVD and Blue Ray transfers of films. There was and is...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   05-04-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By Phrehdd
Fine actor with Shakespeare under his belt. Of...

Fine actor with Shakespeare under his belt. Of course most might recognize him from the Harry Potter movies.

Lee, great review and nice to see movies like these being given some time.
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-01-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 2,443
Views: 96,197
Posted By Phrehdd
I enjoyed as well the earlier episodes of Grimm...

I enjoyed as well the earlier episodes of Grimm and often feel that this show, like so many others, suffer after the major dramas are done and just kind of ramble on or the writers will do something...
Forum: Video Processors   05-01-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,038
Posted By Phrehdd
This is all rather new to me and my only real...

This is all rather new to me and my only real reference is from working with still images (photos). When I work with some less than quality images, there are times when working with higher resolution...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   04-28-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,819
Posted By Phrehdd
Quite amazing how this film manages to indirectly...

Quite amazing how this film manages to indirectly impact other media projects like the Sopranos.

I'll add a piece of trivia to go along with it. After seeing Goodfellas and noting Liota's voice...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-23-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 505
Posted By Phrehdd
Didn't Stargate Universe end with characters...

Didn't Stargate Universe end with characters going into stasis? Seems like this would have been a good opportunity to breath new life into this darker storyline. However, I look forward to this new...
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