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Forum: HD DVD Software   05-09-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Mark Booth
I recently picked up a brand new (never opened)...

I recently picked up a brand new (never opened) xBox HD DVD drive on eBay for $15. Connected it to my iMac, popped in Blazing Saddles HD DVD, and fired up Make MKV. Worked great! It's a bit slower...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   05-05-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,075
Posted By Mark Booth
Someone in another forum has reported that this...

Someone in another forum has reported that this set is region free. I haven't verified it, I'm just passing the information along.

Mark
Forum: Blu-ray Software   05-02-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,075
Posted By Mark Booth
'The King and I' is based on the book 'Anna and...

'The King and I' is based on the book 'Anna and the King of Siam'. A member over on HTF has suggested the appropriate title for the Blu-ray is 'Anna and the King of Cyan'!
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Forum: Blu-ray Software   04-30-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,075
Posted By Mark Booth
Screenshots from 'Carousel'! ...

Screenshots from 'Carousel'!

http://www.avsforum.com/content/type/61/id/423529/flags/LL (http://www.avsforum.com/content/type/61/id/423529/)
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Forum: Blu-ray Software   04-29-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,075
Posted By Mark Booth
Well, looking at the opening cornfield sequence...

Well, looking at the opening cornfield sequence on my computer, the difference doesn't look as dramatic as it appeared while watching it on my big 70" rear-projection set. Here are two screenshots....
Forum: Blu-ray Software   04-29-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,075
Posted By Mark Booth
Oh, I forgot to mention one minor quibble with...

Oh, I forgot to mention one minor quibble with the Todd-AO presentation of 'Oklahoma!'. Unlike the CinemaScope version (which opens with the camera traveling between the rows of corn and the opening...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   04-29-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,075
Posted By Mark Booth
I watched 'Carousel' this afternoon. I don't...

I watched 'Carousel' this afternoon. I don't feel the transfer is excessively dark (some on other forums have said they felt it is too dark). Looked just about right to me. But, again, I have a very...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   04-29-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,075
Posted By Mark Booth
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by nathanddrews http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1529430/rodgers-and-hammerstein-collection-amazon-exclusive#post_24662689)

Holy...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   04-29-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,075
Posted By Mark Booth
Here are some screenshots of the Todd-AO version...

Here are some screenshots of the Todd-AO version of 'Oklahoma!':

http://www.avsforum.com/content/type/61/id/422536/flags/LL (http://www.avsforum.com/content/type/61/id/422536/)
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Forum: Blu-ray Software   04-29-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,075
Posted By Mark Booth
Here are some screenshots of 'State Fair': ...

Here are some screenshots of 'State Fair':

http://www.avsforum.com/content/type/61/id/422518/flags/LL (http://www.avsforum.com/content/type/61/id/422518/)
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Forum: Blu-ray Software   04-29-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,075
Posted By Mark Booth
Here are some screenshots to show what I'm...

Here are some screenshots to show what I'm talking about. You need to open these up to the full 1080 images to really see the differences (and I found the examples more obvious on my 70" rear...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   04-29-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,075
Posted By Mark Booth
Since I've never owned 'The King and I' on any...

Since I've never owned 'The King and I' on any previous home format, my previous experience viewing the film was strictly via broadcast TV. And, frankly, it was so long ago that I don't remember...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   04-28-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,075
Posted By Mark Booth
We just finished watching 'State Fair'. It was...

We just finished watching 'State Fair'. It was our first time to see the film. (We loved it!)

I am impressed with the 'State Fair' transfer/encode. Since it's nearly 70 years old, I expected it...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   04-28-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,075
Posted By Mark Booth
Okay, here are nine screen shots from the first...

Okay, here are nine screen shots from the first few minutes of 'The King and I'.

http://www.avsforum.com/content/type/61/id/422155/flags/LL (http://www.avsforum.com/content/type/61/id/422155/)
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Forum: Blu-ray Software   04-28-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,075
Posted By Mark Booth
I couldn't find a topic where this was already...

I couldn't find a topic where this was already being discussed here in the Blu-ray software forum. If I missed it, mods, please feel free to move this to that thread.

The postman brought me a...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   04-13-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By Mark Booth
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by CatBus http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1524343/anyone-know-the-root-cause-of-lip-sync-issues#post_24568869)

Try sending LPCM...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   04-03-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By Mark Booth
While we're on the subject… I've noticed a very...

While we're on the subject… I've noticed a very slight delay in the audio when using my Epson projector. The audio is slightly behind the video. There is no delay dialed into the settings of any of...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   03-05-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 14,500
Posted By Mark Booth
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by adpayne http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1510560/gravity-2d-3d/210#post_24438365)

What is the purpose of statements like these?...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   02-28-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 14,500
Posted By Mark Booth
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by oink http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1510560/gravity-2d-3d/180#post_24422322)

What REALLY is needed is inexpensive...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   02-28-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 14,500
Posted By Mark Booth
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by cinema13 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1510560/gravity-2d-3d/180#post_24422166)

More like it is being murdered.


If you...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   02-28-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 14,500
Posted By Mark Booth
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by cinema13 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1510560/gravity-2d-3d/120#post_24400355)

Wow...saw a commercial for the video release...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   02-20-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 14,500
Posted By Mark Booth
A lower video encode bit rate means almost...

A lower video encode bit rate means almost nothing for this title because so much of the image throughout the movie is black. And, every review I've read (by someone that actually has the Blu-ray...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   02-20-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,007
Posted By Mark Booth
Quote:Originally Posted by Kris...

Quote:Originally Posted by Kris Deering http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1517850/all-is-lost#post_24374437)

Some really bad banding on occasion. Surprised...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   01-30-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,324
Posted By Mark Booth
One of the worst movies ever! Horrible, simply...

One of the worst movies ever! Horrible, simply horrible!

Mark
Forum: Rear Projection Units   01-05-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2,402
Views: 273,619
Posted By Mark Booth
I purchased my HD-70FH96 in early 2006 and it's...

I purchased my HD-70FH96 in early 2006 and it's still going strong! I just ordered a new lamp for it (for local pickup at Discount-Merchant). It's a genuine Phillips lamp and it was $79.99. Amazing...
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