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Forum: HDTV Programming   03-25-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 35
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Posted By John Mason
Noticed some of the returned are now just saying,...

Noticed some of the returned are now just saying, in 'normal' conversation, they were dead. Not the kid, who doesn't say much. Not into literary script allusions here, but the scars appearing on the...
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-18-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,246
Posted By John Mason
Here's an article ...

Here's an article (http://www.theasc.com/ac_magazine/March2015/TheAffair/page1.php) detailing the production aspects of season 1. -- John
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-14-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 5,602
Posted By John Mason
Anyone into trial legal fine points might want to...

Anyone into trial legal fine points might want to check the threads/posts at IMDB for the series. Some posts there--maybe too long--suggest there are coarse legal errors just for the sake of drama....
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-14-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 686
Posted By John Mason
^^^Reads like, from a search of the Sundance...

^^^Reads like, from a search of the Sundance thread (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/34-hdtv-programming/1497314-returned-sundance.html#post24123428) here, it was not dubbed in English. -- John

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Forum: HDTV Programming   03-12-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 5,602
Posted By John Mason
Have to say I'm genuinely concerned this second...

Have to say I'm genuinely concerned this second season about David Tennant's character, Inspector Alec Harday. In one scene on a seaside dock he's so agitated and panic stricken it looks like he'll...
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-11-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 686
Posted By John Mason
Notice at the tech spec page ...

Notice at the tech spec page (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2521668/technical?ref_=tt_dt_spec) that the French TV series was shot with the Arri Alexa, often used with many nice-looking PBS...
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-11-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 261
Posted By John Mason
Here's a publication ...

Here's a publication (http://www.ultrahdtv.net/olympic-superstar-kurt-angle-star-4k-tv-series-emergencyla) specializing in UHDTV production/potential broadcasting. -- John
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-11-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 686
Posted By John Mason
A&E's "The Returned"

Based on the French version, this one's reviewed by Stanley in yesterday's NY Times ...
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-11-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 18,527
Views: 2,116,981
Posted By John Mason
Same here. Also will miss "Prospectors" with its...

Same here. Also will miss "Prospectors" with its remarkably crisp HD mountain views as folk dig for various gems. -- John
Forum: Blu-ray Software   03-06-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 2,667
Views: 264,506
Posted By John Mason
Signed up for a preorder e-mail notification when...

Signed up for a preorder e-mail notification when "The Passenger" (1975) is issued as a Blu-ray, not just DVD. But it's been about a year waiting now. The sign-up form at Blu-ray.com implies a new...
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-03-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 11,564
Posted By John Mason
Don't follow the labels that much, but the...

Don't follow the labels that much, but the 'comedy' description was well earned when Jimmy/Saul is asked to accept unusual looking cash to legally help separate a ranch from U.S. jurisdiction, then...
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-02-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 26,020
Posted By John Mason
Interesting interview with Downton's author about...

Interesting interview with Downton's author about the season 5 finale ...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   02-23-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By John Mason
^^^Okay. Notice Panasonic's sequence of steps ...

^^^Okay. Notice Panasonic's sequence of steps (http://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/global/cs/bd/download/bd30/bd30_na.html) is as intricate as Sony's, so maybe something was missed. Also,...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   02-23-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By John Mason
Maybe capturing the update on a usb thumb drive...

Maybe capturing the update on a usb thumb drive will work. That's how I've been updating my Sony PS3 machine. Online, Sony cautions that creating a specific title on the usb stick first is crucial....
Forum: Blu-ray Software   02-14-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,223
Posted By John Mason
Finally ordered the ITV/Acorn complete 7-disc...

Finally ordered the ITV/Acorn complete 7-disc series via Amazon (marked 1080i 16X9 on the package, for ~$66.) Amazon was processing order for another shipping firm, and noticed Amazon's price...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   02-07-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,400
Posted By John Mason
Here's a really detailed article ...

Here's a really detailed article (http://www.theasc.com/ac_magazine/December2014/Interstellar/page1.php) on the production of the film. Yes, actually film. -- John
Forum: Display Calibration   02-06-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,194
Posted By John Mason
Noticed near the end of this AVS home page clip ...

Noticed near the end of this AVS home page clip (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/138-avs-forum-podcasts/1877441-joe-kane-ultra-hd.html) that Joe Kane at Video Essentials introduced an updateable USB...
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-06-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 11,564
Posted By John Mason
Stanley's Feb.5 NY Times review ...

Stanley's Feb.5 NY Times review ...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   02-03-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 22,427
Views: 3,601,432
Posted By John Mason
^^^Yes. Thanks, Phantom. Titles, like...

^^^Yes. Thanks, Phantom. Titles, like Non-Animated or Camera-Shot, and Animated, for any tier separated like this, might help, too. -- John
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-03-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 5,852
Posted By John Mason
Think this is the pro/con Fox-playoff thread I'd...

Think this is the pro/con Fox-playoff thread I'd skimmed:
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/34-hdtv-programming/1828586-2014-nfl-playoffs-thread-post30938009.html?highlight=fox#post30938009
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-02-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 5,852
Posted By John Mason
I'd have to refer you for other's comments to a...

I'd have to refer you for other's comments to a recent/current thread here about Fox's sports PQ since I can't recall watching any games from them. -- John
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-02-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 5,852
Posted By John Mason
Someone posted above ...

Someone posted above (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/34-hdtv-programming/1874769-super-bowl-xlix-nbc-ota-vs-cable-vs-satellite-vs-streaming-post31385937.html?highlight=#post31385937) that NBC shot...
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-01-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 24,037
Posted By John Mason
Here's one of the more comprehensible Internet ...

Here's one of the more comprehensible Internet links (http://starcasm.net/archives/146912) .

Discovery seems to have followed the advice at the end of the link: taking on Beets for coverage....
Forum: Blu-ray Software   01-31-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,479
Posted By John Mason
A late revival. Picked up the 3-disc set from...

A late revival. Picked up the 3-disc set from Amazon recently. First saw and enjoyed this Fincher-directed Dragon Tattoo on a FIOS premium channel, where it seemed quite soft PQ-wise. So, for just...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   01-29-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 22,427
Views: 3,601,432
Posted By John Mason
Suggest breaking the top-PQ Blu Tier (maybe...

Suggest breaking the top-PQ Blu Tier (maybe others) into animated versus camera-shot movies, then. While thread has been PQ-only, I'd prefer distinguishing between (mostly) computer-crafted images...
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