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my bad. it's funny, right after i posted it, i read the new york times article posted above ( http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...8#post17800238 ) : at one point reading the article i had to draw a little matrix showing which proprietary / brand name corresponded with which technology. i can't wait for the big shake out so we can all settle on one technology...
i saw avatar again in a different theater from the first one (described a few pages ago), a kind of IMAX theater. [the screen was about thirty feet high, so this was possibly IMAX lite (i'm guessing this is the digital 2K version of "IMAX", not the traditional 70mm 15 perf film projector) but still it was pretty darn big and looked fine to me.] the glasses were larger than the previous ones i had experienced (red/blue convex-lens ones that said "Dolby" on the sides [EDIT -...
hmm- ok fine, judging by those screen caps sure, looks like they took out some grain.
late last night i started having horrible breakups (intermittently frozen video, say every 5 seconds, with concurrent audio dropouts) on all channels. i immediately went into the DVR diagnostic screens and all signal-to-noise readings were "good" or better. must have been upstream from my head-end. or sunspots. or the STB itself: this morning video froze up completely. audio kept going steadily. i hard power cycled the box (pulled plug out). seemed to be back to...
sorry i couldn't resist one last drive-by post: anyone concerned about an activity measured in "hours" should relax. any activity that you measure in "months" or "years" matters. as explained in the 'electronic home' article posted above and confirmed by many anecdotal reports, temporary image retention is just not a big deal. if you watch a big black silhouette of a middle finger on a white background for 100 hours, it just doesn't matter. it will go away. if...
the issue has been reported by people who have bought their discs form all over, including online and brick and mortar. i got mine at fry's electronics. my replacement finally camer a couple days ago, actually, and IT LOOKS FANTASTIC! great movie, and it got the blu-ray treatment it deserved. just awesome.
saw avatar today. same theater where i saw christmas carol, same glasses. [if the movie theater staff doesn't get there quickly with the glasses bucket after the movie is over people will discard them in the nearest receptacle. i wonder how many glasses go in the trash that way?] my left eye seemed darker than my right. again, in addition to the shuttering action, the glasses are distinctly tinted much like old anaglyph glasses. when i took the glases off...
just in case people were having a hard time following that youtube link above: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgrdKmgniGI James Cameron Talks Higher Framerates at Avatar LA Premiere 54 seconds not much there: basically james cameron says in person what he said in the variety article last year: he really wants to do 48fps and derides 24fps as "twentieth-century technology"
never heard of fancast *or* xfinity. http://mediamemo.allthingsd.com/2009...lo-to-xfinity/ Code: http://mediamemo.allthingsd.com/20091215/comcast-launches-its-tv-everywhere-nationwide-with-an-awful-name-say-hello-to-xfinity/
someday someone will shoot something good at 48fps on a digital camera. they will use an "open" "360-degree" 1/48th second shutter to preserve a little motion blur. they will make mostly 24 fps prints for distribution to most of the world. maybe a few lucky folks will see a 48fps exhibition on some digital prjection rig. the whole thing, from shooting all the way to post-production, will cost them a little extra. they may even lose a little money because of it. the folks...
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