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Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   09-20-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 4,046
Views: 90,831
Posted By wmcclain
Well... thank you? I originally had...

Well... thank you?



I originally had this on a 4:3 letterboxed DVD that looked like a shag rug. An anamorphic PAL DVD was an upgrade, and now it is available on Blu-ray. Not an excellent disc,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-19-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 340
Posted By wmcclain
Linux with snapraid: curator: a file server...

Linux with snapraid: curator: a file server (http://watershade.net/wmcclain/curator.html)

-Bill
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-19-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 18,346
Views: 1,458,403
Posted By wmcclain
You'll have to use the USB stick or CD version....

You'll have to use the USB stick or CD version. Instructions are on OPPO's support page.

-Bill
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   09-19-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 4,046
Views: 90,831
Posted By wmcclain
Review: Night of the Comet (1984). ...

Review: Night of the Comet (1984).

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/ff/NightoftheCometPoster.jpg

-Bill
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   09-19-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 40,984
Posted By wmcclain
Night of the Comet (1984)...

Night of the Comet (1984) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087799/), written and directed by Thom Eberhardt.

What do two sisters do when a comet has reduced most of the human race to red powder and...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   09-19-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 4,046
Views: 90,831
Posted By wmcclain
Name this movie. Answer: Night of...

Name this movie.

Answer:


Night of the Comet (1984)


-Bill
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   09-18-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4,046
Views: 90,831
Posted By wmcclain
Way too much work. How about "Here's a picture,...

Way too much work. How about "Here's a picture, name that movie".

-Bill
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   09-18-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4,046
Views: 90,831
Posted By wmcclain
I've been lost for days. I think I'm on a...

I've been lost for days. I think I'm on a different internet.

-Bill
Forum: Blu-ray Software   09-18-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 383
Posted By wmcclain
The attached is from the Blu-ray of 1942...

The attached is from the Blu-ray of 1942 Technicolor film The Black Swan.

As you can see the knob-twiddlers have been busy.

-Bill
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-18-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 5,286
Views: 416,963
Posted By wmcclain
I think it is excellent. To my mind the old 983H...

I think it is excellent. To my mind the old 983H was the best DVD player, with the BDP-83 very similar, using the same ABT solution. I swore I would never take both out of my cabinet, but I just...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-18-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5,286
Views: 416,963
Posted By wmcclain
1. 1080p. 2. On or off. It's personal...

1. 1080p.
2. On or off. It's personal preference. I avoid auto-anything.
3. If should make no difference, excluding bugs in your receiver. (Do you have SACD discs?)
4. Off.
5. Yes.

See the FAQ...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   09-18-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 4,046
Views: 90,831
Posted By wmcclain
The scene is a comic quote of the nude swimming...

The scene is a comic quote of the nude swimming at the beginning of Jaws. Same actress in both films.

I'm fond of 1941 and am hoping for the theatrical cut, not directors.

-Bill
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   09-18-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 4,046
Views: 90,831
Posted By wmcclain
I'll suggest 1941, due on Blu-ray shortly. ...

I'll suggest 1941, due on Blu-ray shortly.

-Bill
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-18-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 810
Views: 72,280
Posted By wmcclain
They won't play on the OPPO. -Bill

They won't play on the OPPO.

-Bill
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-18-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 810
Views: 72,280
Posted By wmcclain
The player does not accept any 4k input, from...

The player does not accept any 4k input, from disc or otherwise.

4k discs are expected on the market around the end of 2015 (or so they say).

-Bill
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   09-17-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4,046
Views: 90,831
Posted By wmcclain
Traps for the unwary! Lack of deviousness in...

Traps for the unwary! Lack of deviousness in itself can be deceptive!

Our goal is "not too easy but not impossibly obscure". Plus, it's nice to give everyone a chance, meaning it's good to mix up...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   09-17-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4,046
Views: 90,831
Posted By wmcclain
You spotted Matthew McConaughey. ...

You spotted Matthew McConaughey.



Correct! Never lock a dying cowboy out of his trailer.

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=267298&stc=1&d=1410996489
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Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   09-17-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4,046
Views: 90,831
Posted By wmcclain
48 hours until the first clue. Tomorrow morning. ...

48 hours until the first clue. Tomorrow morning.

-Bill
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-17-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5,286
Views: 416,963
Posted By wmcclain
Welcome to AVSForum. OPPO has a 30-day...

Welcome to AVSForum.

OPPO has a 30-day return on their players. All it costs you is shipping. In your case: there is no substitute for actual in-person testing with your own material.

-Bill
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   09-17-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4,046
Views: 90,831
Posted By wmcclain
Same director, and the lab gear was reused for...

Same director, and the lab gear was reused for the Frankenstein film.



That's it. I'd never heard of it until recently. Review: Four Sided Triangle (1953).

-Bill
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   09-17-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1,407
Views: 179,324
Posted By wmcclain
Four Sided Triangle (1953)...

Four Sided Triangle (1953) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045787/), directed by Terence Fisher.

Three childhood friends, reunited as adults, build a matter replicator in an old shed, anticipating...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   09-17-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4,046
Views: 90,831
Posted By wmcclain
Getting warm, but no prize. -Bill

Getting warm, but no prize.

-Bill
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-17-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 810
Views: 72,280
Posted By wmcclain
Yes, all the outputs are live simultaneously. ...

Yes, all the outputs are live simultaneously.

Exception: other audio is muted when using the headphone output.

-Bill
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   09-17-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 561
Posted By wmcclain
I don't recognize that scene, but here are dimly...

I don't recognize that scene, but here are dimly remembered big bug films that are not Them, Tarantula, The Deadly Mantis...

Killers from Space (1954)
Beginning of the End (1957)

Both have...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   09-17-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 4,046
Views: 90,831
Posted By wmcclain
Still obscure, still available. Hint#1 :...

Still obscure, still available.

Hint#1 : early Hammer Film.

Hint#2: see attached.

-Bill
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