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Forum: HDTV Programming   06-28-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By John Mason
^^^Way to go, gwsat, tackling the plump novel. I...

^^^Way to go, gwsat, tackling the plump novel. I was curious about the author's background and her writing, so I read several long articles on Wikipedia, learning she edited cook books while writing....
Forum: HDTV Programming   06-27-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 2,308
Posted By John Mason
Amusing comparison in The NYTines review ...

Amusing comparison in The NYTines review ...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   06-25-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 22,678
Views: 3,615,785
Posted By John Mason
Same here, although watched Gone Girl via...

Same here, although watched Gone Girl via Verizon's FIOS HBO premium channel service, not streaming. Read that FIOS is now putting ~3 channels per QAM versus 2 earlier, so the bit rate was likely far...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   06-24-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 22,678
Views: 3,615,785
Posted By John Mason
Speaking of "Lucy's" very favorable PQ reviews...

Speaking of "Lucy's" very favorable PQ reviews here, the complex IMDB tech spec (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2872732/technical?ref_=tt_dt_spec) section seems interesting. It mentions Arri, Red, ...
Forum: HDTV Programming   06-23-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 155
Posted By John Mason
Put it on my series master list, which shows...

Put it on my series master list, which shows episode 2 runs Wednesday June 24 at 11 pm (ET), fortunately in HD or SD here. Edited an article link about the series production into my first post. --...
Forum: HDTV Programming   06-22-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 878
Posted By John Mason
Usually catch most matches, especially majors,...

Usually catch most matches, especially majors, with frequent fast forwards while DVRing. This course looked like a recent meteorite site, and it became irritating to hear announcers rave about how...
Forum: HDTV Programming   06-22-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 155
Posted By John Mason
^^^Thanks. Looks interesting. Noticed Verizon's...

^^^Thanks. Looks interesting. Noticed Verizon's FIOS On Demand carries it in HD; not sure about Sundance SD vs. HD here since I view the channel so rarely. -- John


EDIT: Watched EP101 and was...
Forum: HDTV Programming   06-21-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By John Mason
The drama's looking up with the second episode....

The drama's looking up with the second episode. Quite delightful IMO. It's slyly Dickensian and the initial linked review mentions other borrows from classic literature. -- John
Forum: HDTV Programming   06-19-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 1,752
Views: 62,049
Posted By John Mason
Guess moroseness, according to this NY Time's...

Guess moroseness, according to this NY Time's review, (http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/19/arts/television/review-true-detective-season-2-on-hbo-plays-a-symphony-of-misery.html) won't disqualify it...
Forum: HDTV Programming   06-19-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 52
Posted By John Mason
Tennis Channel from Birmingham

Lots of pre-Wimbledon tennis matches from London/Birmingham and Halle, Germany on Tennis Channel. Something's haywire with women's WTA matches from Birmingham, though. The tennis balls seem to mostly...
Forum: HDTV Programming   06-14-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By John Mason
BBCA:"Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell"

Generally agree with the NY Times review. (http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/11/arts/television/review-jonathan-strange-mr-norrell-a-battlefield-where-magic-is-the-weapon-of-choice.html) While I've...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   06-13-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 121
Posted By John Mason
Yes, reads like it's the DBS box; can't imagine...

Yes, reads like it's the DBS box; can't imagine it's just the DBS signals. There would be huge protests on Dish postings. Need a Dish tech visit, perhaps with a demonstration you're not seeing the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   06-07-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 121
Posted By John Mason
Cable users can sometimes re-sync voices/images...

Cable users can sometimes re-sync voices/images by rebooting DVRs (unplugging for 30 secs or so). Not sure about DBS boxes.


Suggest testing whether the motion distortion occurs with OTA...
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-23-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 417
Views: 9,787
Posted By John Mason
Thanks ! Couldn't find the right search words...

Thanks ! Couldn't find the right search words yesterday. This 2014 movie, (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2910814/?ref_=fn_tt_tt_1) shot with Arri Alexas, has a trailer at IMDB.com and is on Amazon...
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-22-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 417
Views: 9,787
Posted By John Mason
Can't recall the one-word title, but this series...

Can't recall the one-word title, but this series most reminds me of a film watched last year on TV. Several computer geeks decode a hidden message online. Then, challenged by the message. they drive...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-18-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By John Mason
Think it would be interesting to compare measured...

Think it would be interesting to compare measured effective resolutions between available fiber/cable/satellite/disc sources. Last year, using a test Blu-ray disc ...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   05-12-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 22,678
Views: 3,615,785
Posted By John Mason
When significant differences appear between max...

When significant differences appear between max resolution estimates, suggest agreeing on certain scenes, then measuring and comparing actual or effective resolutions using Blu-ray test patterns ...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-26-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1,039
Views: 42,544
Posted By John Mason
Putting Helena in a box for two days, then...

Putting Helena in a box for two days, then water-boarding her, as a "stress test," seems a bit much. Not clear what that's about. Happened to re-watch "Zero Dark Thirty" yesterday, where they...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-25-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 5,872
Posted By John Mason
Hadn't read about a 3rd season. [Hmm. Correction....

Hadn't read about a 3rd season. [Hmm. Correction. See I posted above about a new-season hint. :-)] That's a good idea for a new investigation firm. This time they could work in a different direction,...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-24-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 5,872
Posted By John Mason
What a surprising ending. Mostly dramatized as a...

What a surprising ending. Mostly dramatized as a flashback. And there's nothing like a good BANISHING as a punishment. -- John
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-22-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,477
Posted By John Mason
Yes, intriguing comparison. Thanks, here, too. A...

Yes, intriguing comparison. Thanks, here, too. A regular reviewer in the Blue-ray Software forum speculated on the imagined or real resolution in Interstellar when switching from IMAX to ~2.40 shots...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   04-17-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 22,678
Views: 3,615,785
Posted By John Mason
^^^ Thanks for the quick reply. That...

^^^
Thanks for the quick reply. That measurement technique I linked above would be suitable for comparing the actual visible or effective resolutions available as the Blu-ray scenes switch from IMAX...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   04-17-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 22,678
Views: 3,615,785
Posted By John Mason
Assume "extra real estate" means the black...

Assume "extra real estate" means the black top/bottom bars of ~2.35 formats on 16X9 displays are filled in, giving the "real or otherwise" impression of "overall better resolution"?


A similar...
Forum: Official AVS Forum Blu-ray Disc Reviews   04-11-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By John Mason
Thanks for the review. Tempted to buy the set for...

Thanks for the review. Tempted to buy the set for a PQ comparison with the Starz series I watched over Verizon's FIOS. (Starz On Demand lists all 8 episodes, although their PQ may differ from Starz's...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-02-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 1,039
Views: 42,544
Posted By John Mason
Here's a long article ...

Here's a long article ...
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