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Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   12-29-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 893
Posted By Alan G.
Thanks, Ralph. I wanted to see this film in the...

Thanks, Ralph. I wanted to see this film in the theatre and it was only here a week!

I have the DVD of "The T.A.M.I. Show" and his segment is the absolute highlight of the show. No wonder the...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   12-21-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 4,697
Posted By Alan G.
PM sent.

PM sent.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   12-21-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 4,697
Posted By Alan G.
My avatar is taken along Going-to-the-Sun Road in...

My avatar is taken along Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park. We live just outside the Park. I "took" the photo from the internet somewhere. Forgot where, but I'll look.:)
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   12-19-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 4,697
Posted By Alan G.
When the first Hobbit film came out, during its...

When the first Hobbit film came out, during its last week in our theatre they offered it in 3D HFR. So, I went back and saw it again. The second film was offered in both 3D and 3D HFR. I chose the...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-12-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 99,487
Views: 8,895,408
Posted By Alan G.
Another GG snub: Eva Green for "Penny Dreadful"....

Another GG snub: Eva Green for "Penny Dreadful". What she went through!
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-25-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6,359
Views: 507,270
Posted By Alan G.
There are a lot of posts here, but you'll see...

There are a lot of posts here, but you'll see this over and over: Darbee is a subtle enhancement adding some contrast and detail to things. But if you sit 20 feet from your 50 inch screen, you're not...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-07-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 6,359
Views: 507,270
Posted By Alan G.
I've had my 103D since the first week it was...

I've had my 103D since the first week it was released. All of a sudden, last week, I had a problem where when powering up the display never got past the "Hello" stage and the door wouldn't open....
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-07-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 6,359
Views: 507,270
Posted By Alan G.
I've had my 103D since the first week it was...

I've had my 103D since the first week it was released. All of a sudden, last week, I had a problem where when powering up the display never got past the "Hello" stage and the door wouldn't open....
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-10-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,829
Posted By Alan G.
Oh! I didn't think of the program play date...

Oh! I didn't think of the program play date eligibility. And I couldn't find anything about that. :o
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-10-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,829
Posted By Alan G.
Well, the Emmys dropped the ball missing Eva...

Well, the Emmys dropped the ball missing Eva Green's performance. She was that good!
Forum: HDTV Programming   06-06-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,829
Posted By Alan G.
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Ph8te http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1518039/penny-dreadful-showtime-in-may/120#post_24800780)

Maybe because you're thinking...
Forum: HDTV Programming   06-06-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,829
Posted By Alan G.
Yeah. I leaned forward and said, "WHAT?!!" at...

Yeah. I leaned forward and said, "WHAT?!!" at that ending. The Ripper murders were all women, weren't they? And it's too early in the game for Ethan to rip up Dorian.

Honestly, I don't know what...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   05-30-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6,359
Views: 507,270
Posted By Alan G.
I think the Darbee setting is a function of...

I think the Darbee setting is a function of screen size and viewing distance from the screen. I have a 50" Pioneer Kuro, but I sit 14 feet from it. So, my Darbee setting is 50% for HD content. That...
Forum: Video Processors   04-28-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8,492
Views: 673,469
Posted By Alan G.
Thanks guys. I don't know if HFR is the way...

Thanks guys.

I don't know if HFR is the way things will be going, or that I like it or not. It will take some getting used to. My experience was rather jolting at first.

Getting back to...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-25-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,740
Posted By Alan G.
Despite all the so-called cultural...

Despite all the so-called cultural "advancements" made in the last few decades, commercials for women are all about how they look. Commercials for men are all about beer and...
Forum: Video Processors   04-23-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8,492
Views: 673,469
Posted By Alan G.
Thanks Friendly Fire and Bill. Interesting...

Thanks Friendly Fire and Bill. Interesting answers and good descriptions!

All I knew about film/video is that I saw both Hobbit films in HFR and, to me, they looked like video. But I couldn't...
Forum: Video Processors   04-23-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8,492
Views: 673,469
Posted By Alan G.
Someone asked me if used properly, does the...

Someone asked me if used properly, does the Darbee effect make an image look more or less like film. He said if it looks more like film, he'd buy into it. If it makes things look hyper detailed and...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-21-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 728
Views: 43,947
Posted By Alan G.
The last shows have been pretty elaborate plans,...

The last shows have been pretty elaborate plans, but it's been fun watching boss Abbott agree to play roles in the plans, a complete turnaround for him. But who can argue with success? Cho kills me....
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   04-08-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 8,925
Views: 2,959,393
Posted By Alan G.
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by InCali http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1178801/movie-with-the-hottest-girl-youve-ever-seen/7950#post_24583626)

I saw "Gilda"...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   04-08-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 351
Posted By Alan G.
^ ^ ^ ^ Wow! Well put!

^ ^ ^ ^ Wow! Well put!
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   04-07-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 351
Posted By Alan G.
When I was a kid, the Howdy Doody Show would...

When I was a kid, the Howdy Doody Show would show clips from the silent "Mickey McGuire" series. When I was told that was Mickey Rooney, I couldn't believe it. He was good even then. Watching him,...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   03-22-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1,467
Views: 191,261
Posted By Alan G.
Bill, I know what you mean about Lon Chaney, Jr....

Bill, I know what you mean about Lon Chaney, Jr. I always wanted to like him, but they kept putting him in things he just wasn't suited for; an overweight Frankenstein's monster (the opposite of...
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-06-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,503
Posted By Alan G.
Maybe it's just me. After being glued to every...

Maybe it's just me. After being glued to every season since the second, after multiple goosebump inducing songs over that time, I just don't see it this season. The songs picked, for the most part,...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   03-01-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6,359
Views: 507,270
Posted By Alan G.
Thanks, Bill. I'll see if I run into any...

Thanks, Bill. I'll see if I run into any abnormalities.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   03-01-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 6,359
Views: 507,270
Posted By Alan G.
I recently updated the 103D's firmware via...

I recently updated the 103D's firmware via direct download. It did not ask for a factory default reset. It did the last time I updated. Should I still do this manually?
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