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Forum: Blu-ray Software   02-23-2015, 07:54 AM
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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, 07:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 280
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, 09:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,161
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, 07:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 823
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, 12:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 958
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, 12:34 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,537
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, 08:37 AM
Replies: 22,332
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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, 08:09 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 5,723
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, 12:52 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 5,723
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, 09:39 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 5,723
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, 08:12 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 23,985
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, 10:13 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,386
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, 07:23 AM
Replies: 22,332
Views: 3,596,719
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...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-19-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 25,468
Posted By John Mason
^^^Recall griping earlier above about black...

^^^Recall griping earlier above about black levels for mostly interior shots (earlier seasons). Found I could reset my gamma level to 2.0 from 2.2 on my plasma monitor and that makes black clothing a...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-03-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,196
Posted By John Mason
According to this article ...

According to this article (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/starz-renews-anthology-missing-second-758393) in The Hollywood Reporter "The Missing" will have a 2nd season. Reading the...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   01-01-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 22,332
Views: 3,596,719
Posted By John Mason
Haven't seen a Blu-ray yet of Starz's 8-part...

Haven't seen a Blu-ray yet of Starz's 8-part miniseries, "The Missing" (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/34-hdtv-programming/1763049-starz-missing.html#post29083809), for comparison, but noticed this...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-30-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,160
Posted By John Mason
Well, wish 'em luck for season 2 ...

Well, wish 'em luck for season 2 (http://www.sho.com/sho/video/titles/34033/untitled)--even though they seem determined to:
"Sink back into the ocean" ...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-30-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 4,163
Views: 205,093
Posted By John Mason
^^^The current re-run continues 1/5. I've been...

^^^The current re-run continues 1/5. I've been watching and DVRing--up to about season 3 now. -- John
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-27-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,196
Posted By John Mason
Thanks for that reminder. Forgot that...

Thanks for that reminder. Forgot that fogged-window drawing in Russia because it was so fast. I'd concluded Oly was still alive, too, mostly because Tony was still pursuing him and the Romanian...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-23-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,196
Posted By John Mason
So far, for those of us who have seen the ending...

So far, for those of us who have seen the ending on VOD, nothing has been disclosed about the ending that couldn't have been speculated about. Anyone can see this from the actual ending. However,...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-23-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 2,033
Views: 103,005
Posted By John Mason
Showtime boss explains quiet 'Homeland' finale. ...

Showtime boss explains quiet 'Homeland' finale. (http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/12/22/showtime-homeland-finale/) That link popped up as a featured news item on my Bing homepage yesterday. While...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-21-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,196
Posted By John Mason
Watched the last two episodes on Starz's VOD...

Watched the last two episodes on Starz's VOD Saturday afternoon. Maybe the Golden Globe awards (Jan. 11, NBC) sped scheduling along.


Not the ending I would have expected, like the examples I...
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-16-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By John Mason
When you spot scenes that appear especially...

When you spot scenes that appear especially detailed, it's possible to measure the resolution of the details on screen; (signal quality and processing hardware must influence picture quality)....
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-16-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2,033
Views: 103,005
Posted By John Mason
Today's headlines, about the Taliban in Pakistan...

Today's headlines, about the Taliban in Pakistan claiming responsibility for killing 125 school children, plus countless similar incidents, like the one that just led to a Nobel prize for a young...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-16-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,035
Posted By John Mason
Watched a while, up to about the TV unveiling of...

Watched a while, up to about the TV unveiling of the 'star ship' for the 100-year journey. Very painful. With the appearance of the ship, thought this might have been some kind of spoof, like '94's ...
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