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Also, what recent stuff have you seen that was impressive in the audio category? I'm going through the faves presently. Open Range, Empire Strikes Back, Dark Knight, Rogue One. Last Jedi will not be sent through my gear.

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Instead of my usual Friday Night Horrorfest I binged the first three episodes of "Dark" on Netflix. It was a well qualified replacement.


I am a fan of the "Child's Play" franchise but watched all of them on video. Sorry, will do same with this one. Theaters lack a pause button.


BTW, I read this morning that a group wants to resurrect the Park art house theater in Lafayette that's been closed since 2005. That's going to be a tough one because the floor was practically flat so on a crowded night if you were lucky you might be able to see over the head of the person in front of you. They did make the best popcorn though.


At Shudder support's suggestion I had to log out of the Shudder app on my Roku TV and back in again for it to work. Never have had to do that with a Roku app before. They must outsource their app development.


So Thursday night I did watch the German arthouse film "Hagazussa" on Shudder but it barely qualifies as horror. More like why in the middle ages did they think some women were witches movie. Nicely filmed and produced though. Maybe a bit slow for fans here but if you want to see something really slow, try "Too Old to Die Young" on Amazon.
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Fury Road.
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Instead of my usual Friday Night Horrorfest I binged the first three episodes of "Dark" on Netflix. It was a well qualified replacement.
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The first three episodes were good. I'll resume again tonight.
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Fury Road.
My gut reaction as well. I'd say since upgrading my TV and speakers, the Mad Max: Fury Road and BR 2049 UHD discs have been my favorite viewings.
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Today, I watched Se7en. Not sure when was the last time I watched it but I had forgotten much of the movie (except the ending). Great stuff this was. I watched the remastered version and holy well, the sound mix was awesome. The surround speakers were in constant use throughout the movie. Not sure if the original was like this. That ending is still awesome.
Thanks for the reminder. I bought the Blu-ray a long time ago and was surprised at how active the surround channels were. I think it's about time for another viewing..added to this year's Oct queue.
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Fury Road is an absolute beast of a movie. Even with three or four rewatches the most recent one drives it home even further.

Fired up The Road Warrior tonight and there are many parallels but Fury Road is a total evolution in scope and detail. We need more. At least I, need more.

Supposedly the next couple are in legal limbo due to WB not paying bonuses and one would be a Furiosa centered tale. All in all, you here know this, but Tom Hardy fully captured Max.

Anyways, Fury Road is primo audio. I can't wait to see it in 4k when my plasma dies from some weird Final Destination accident that wasn't setup by me.

Speaking of 4k what tv/brand is top of the heap at the moment? I've got a soft spot for Sony due to the three that I own they are total workhorses, not showing any sign of slowing up meanwhile my Sammy LED 4k has purple spots all over the screen.

I'd be in the market for a 60 inch. Seems like LG has made some waves.

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Fury Road is an absolute beast of a movie. Even with three or four rewatches the most recent one drives it home even further.

Fired up The Road Warrior tonight and there are many parallels but Fury Road is a total evolution in scope and detail. We need more. At least I, need more.

Supposedly the next couple are in legal limbo due to WB not paying bonuses and one would be a Furiosa centered tale. All in all, you here know this, but Tom Hardy fully captured Max.

Anyways, Fury Road is primo audio. I can't wait to see it in 4k when my plasma dies from some weird Final Destination accident that wasn't setup by me.

Speaking of 4k what tv/brand is top of the heap at the moment? I've got a soft spot for Sony due to the three that I own they are total workhorses, not showing any sign of slowing up meanwhile my Sammy LED 4k has purple spots all over the screen.

I'd be in the market for a 60 inch. Seems like LG has made some waves.

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You can't go wrong with a Sony especially if you want to have a choice between a dark theater and well lit room. The one my father has upscales 2K beautifully looks great for sports. It also did well with with the blu-ray of Dunkirk. Are you thinking OLED or FALD LCD ?
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Speaking of 4k what tv/brand is top of the heap at the moment? I've got a soft spot for Sony due to the three that I own they are total workhorses, not showing any sign of slowing up meanwhile my Sammy LED 4k has purple spots all over the screen.

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There are no decent 60" that I read about . 55" 0r 65" >>>>> The best mid range Sony and best value IMO is full-array local dimming (FALD) direct-lit LED backlighting, X1 Extreme processor with Dolby Vision HDR10 which your new AVR is Dolby Vision ready. Sony X900F . I do not like OLED in a mid range model . OLED would need to a Flagship. That's me though . More product research would need to be done but from my reading and if you are not wanting a Flagship look into Sony x900F 65" is like $1499 food for thought. Out dated review as Dolby Vision was not added via firmware update when this video was made. x900F It has Dolby Vision. Vincent ,HDTVTest is well-versed. Good luck on your quest.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/sony-65...?skuId=6179726


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There are no decent 60" that I read about . 55" 0r 65" >>>>> The best mid range Sony and best value IMO is full-array local dimming (FALD) direct-lit LED backlighting, X1 Extreme processor with Dolby Vision HDR10 which your new AVR is Dolby Vision ready. Sony X900F . I do not like OLED in a mid range model . OLED would need to a Flagship. That's me though . More product research would need to be done but from my reading and if you are not wanting a Flagship look into Sony x900F 65" is like $1499 food for thought. Out dated review as Dolby Vision was not added via firmware update when this video was made. x900F It has Dolby Vision. Vincent ,HDTVTest is well-versed. Good luck on your quest.



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Thanks, that helps get me in the right space. I noticed 60 inch was not a thing lately but I can go up to 65 easily.

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I went from a 10 year old 46" 1080p Samsung that was starting to lose brightness to a 65" (TCL 65R617), and I have loved it. Everyone on the TV threads recommends to go as big as you can, and you will never regret it. No one ever says, "darn, my TV is just too big!"

That aforementioned Sony 900F does seem to be a sweet spot for a mid-range TV. I have not seen it personally, but it seems to be a consensus on the TV threads. I would not try to push the TCL over the Sony, but if you are budget conscious at all, I have loved it. CNET stated flat out, it's the best TV value (bang for buck) we've ever reviewed. Also, not sure if it matters to you, but the Roku interface on the TV is top notch. The X-factor with the TCL will be longevity, of which, Sony is proven.
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I went from a 10 year old 46" 1080p Samsung that was starting to lose brightness to a 65" (TCL 65R617), and I have loved it. Everyone on the TV threads recommends to go as big as you can, and you will never regret it. No one ever says, "darn, my TV is just too big!"

That aforementioned Sony 900F does seem to be a sweet spot for a mid-range TV. I have not seen it personally, but it seems to be a consensus on the TV threads. I would not try to push the TCL over the Sony, but if you are budget conscious at all, I have loved it. CNET stated flat out, it's the best TV value (bang for buck) we've ever reviewed. Also, not sure if it matters to you, but the Roku interface on the TV is top notch. The X-factor with the TCL will be longevity, of which, Sony is proven.

I do see the TCL on several lists, I'll be reading on it. We love Roku at our house.
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Beware built in Roku on TV's you don't know how long it will be updated, of course that's true of any internal apps on any TV. Free standing Roku's (streaming boxes) are great.

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I went from a 10 year old 46" 1080p Samsung that was starting to lose brightness to a 65" (TCL 65R617), and I have loved it. Everyone on the TV threads recommends to go as big as you can, and you will never regret it. No one ever says, "darn, my TV is just too big!"

That aforementioned Sony 900F does seem to be a sweet spot for a mid-range TV. I have not seen it personally, but it seems to be a consensus on the TV threads. I would not try to push the TCL over the Sony, but if you are budget conscious at all, I have loved it. CNET stated flat out, it's the best TV value (bang for buck) we've ever reviewed. Also, not sure if it matters to you, but the Roku interface on the TV is top notch. The X-factor with the TCL will be longevity, of which, Sony is proven.
Your TV is the right size, but your room shrunk/your furniture is too big/you need that dedicated home theater room now.
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Your TV is the right size, but your room shrunk/your furniture is too big/you need that dedicated home theater room now.
Trust me, I am very envious of the dedicated home theater builds people on here have done and would love something like that. Sadly, I live in northern NJ and make an honest living, which means in just about any other state, I could probably afford a house large enough to do something like that, but here, I live in a shoe box. I actually just bought the house I've been renting for five years, which is how I learned the true nature of my landlord (he's an a-hole even after I was a perfect tenant). One of my favorite pastimes/sources of depression is seeing the house my budget could buy in my hometown in SC.

For the price of a new 4bd/2bath, 2000 sq ft house with new appliances and updated everything in SC, you can get a 2bd/1bath, 900 sq ft, 60 year old house with hot pink walls, olive green appliances, holey floors, SOLD AS IS (!!!!!!!!), on a sketchy street that may be in a cancer cluster (but the company that polluted the groundwater has a lot of money so...) in northern NJ. Plus the added benefit of insanely high property taxes coupled with crumbling infrastructure (in the low rent areas at least), but I hear the schools are good!

Sorry for the rant. I find myself in the unfortunate position of hating hot weather and desperately wanting to be near the coast (lived in MO for three years and did not like it at all), which cancels out 99% of affordable/modern locales pretty much globally.
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Watched The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot last night. It was different. Not bad. Probably not much repeat viewing, at least for me. But a decent rental. Had surprisingly good audio and LFE.



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I haven't seen any problems with updates of Roku apps on my 4K TCL Roku TV. I also have played around with making Roku apps. I think you'll pretty much get the same app on the TV you'll get on the sticks. It's a smart design. I'm even thinking of replacing the TCL this fall with another TCL Roku with HDR on it. Still 55" as I don't need any whiplash. Currently looking to replace the Yamaha receiver with a Pioneer since there are good deals on the VSX-534. The Yamaha has problems recognizing audio switch to DD+ via ARC and grabbing the remote when it happens is getting very old.


I watched the Amazon adaptation of "Suspiria" last night. Different. And speaking of "Happy!" guess who played the Washington DC "commander" on the latest episode of "The Handmaids Tale".
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I haven't seen any problems with updates of Roku apps on my 4K TCL Roku TV. I also have played around with making Roku apps. I think you'll pretty much get the same app on the TV you'll get on the sticks. It's a smart design. I'm even thinking of replacing the TCL this fall with another TCL Roku with HDR on it. Still 55" as I don't need any whiplash. Currently looking to replace the Yamaha receiver with a Pioneer since there are good deals on the VSX-534. The Yamaha has problems recognizing audio switch to DD+ via ARC and grabbing the remote when it happens is getting very old.


I watched the Amazon adaptation of "Suspiria" last night. Different. And speaking of "Happy!" guess who played the Washington DC "commander" on the latest episode of "The Handmaids Tale".
People usually keep their TV's longer before updating them then their phones, that's my caution when it comes to internal apps. Down the road you may wish your programs where running on a box that the box maker is still updating without having to go through the company that made the TV. And I mean streaming boxes with ethernet, wi-fi only sticks should be cast into the nearest pit you can find.

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Trust me, I am very envious of the dedicated home theater builds people on here have done and would love something like that. Sadly, I live in northern NJ and make an honest living, which means in just about any other state, I could probably afford a house large enough to do something like that, but here, I live in a shoe box. I actually just bought the house I've been renting for five years, which is how I learned the true nature of my landlord (he's an a-hole even after I was a perfect tenant). One of my favorite pastimes/sources of depression is seeing the house my budget could buy in my hometown in SC.

For the price of a new 4bd/2bath, 2000 sq ft house with new appliances and updated everything in SC, you can get a 2bd/1bath, 900 sq ft, 60 year old house with hot pink walls, olive green appliances, holey floors, SOLD AS IS (!!!!!!!!), on a sketchy street that may be in a cancer cluster (but the company that polluted the groundwater has a lot of money so...) in northern NJ. Plus the added benefit of insanely high property taxes coupled with crumbling infrastructure (in the low rent areas at least), but I hear the schools are good!

Sorry for the rant. I find myself in the unfortunate position of hating hot weather and desperately wanting to be near the coast (lived in MO for three years and did not like it at all), which cancels out 99% of affordable/modern locales pretty much globally.
For what it's worth home theater rooms don't sell houses if you ever want to move, for your situation your TV size is fine for what ever you want. (You might want to change the pink walls when you can). Do the green appliances still work ?

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People usually keep their TV's longer before updating them then their phones, that's my caution when it comes to internal apps. Down the road you may wish your programs where running on a box that the box maker is still updating without having to go through the company that made the TV. And I mean streaming boxes with ethernet, wi-fi only sticks should be cast into the nearest pit you can find.
I would normally agree on internal apps but Roku is a different model. What I'm saying is that the app on a Roku external device should be the same as on the Roku TV. Currently I have three ways of streaming: the Roku TV itself, an Nvidia Shield TV which has had more problems with updates from various streaming companies because Android is a bit harder to developer for in an age of DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTML) but then that's Nvidia not Google. And finally a Sony UHD-X700 4K player which has very limited apps compared to my previous Sony BD player which turned the app thing over to Opera.
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Trust me, I am very envious of the dedicated home theater builds people on here have done and would love something like that. Sadly, I live in northern NJ and make an honest living, which means in just about any other state, I could probably afford a house large enough to do something like that, but here, I live in a shoe box. I actually just bought the house I've been renting for five years, which is how I learned the true nature of my landlord (he's an a-hole even after I was a perfect tenant). One of my favorite pastimes/sources of depression is seeing the house my budget could buy in my hometown in SC.

For the price of a new 4bd/2bath, 2000 sq ft house with new appliances and updated everything in SC, you can get a 2bd/1bath, 900 sq ft, 60 year old house with hot pink walls, olive green appliances, holey floors, SOLD AS IS (!!!!!!!!), on a sketchy street that may be in a cancer cluster (but the company that polluted the groundwater has a lot of money so...) in northern NJ. Plus the added benefit of insanely high property taxes coupled with crumbling infrastructure (in the low rent areas at least), but I hear the schools are good!

Sorry for the rant. I find myself in the unfortunate position of hating hot weather and desperately wanting to be near the coast (lived in MO for three years and did not like it at all), which cancels out 99% of affordable/modern locales pretty much globally.
For what it's worth home theater rooms don't sell houses if you ever want to move, for your situation your TV size is fine for what ever you want.[IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG] (You might want to change the pink walls when you can[IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/eek.gif[/IMG]). Do the green appliances still work ?
Whoa, what happened to the text? It's intertwined with symbols and stuff. Must be because I did this on my phone. So it looks likes every "s" I typed was replaced by "s"

Corrected on my laptop:

Sorry, I don't actually live in the house I described. Just conveying things; I've actually seen perusing Zillow and what not. My appliances are old, but they're beige at least.

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Very enjoyable for the Supernatural possession horror films genre fan . It was awesome .



While babysitting the daughter of Ed and Lorraine Warren, a teenager and her friend unknowingly awaken an evil spirit trapped in a doll. Writers:James Wan (story by), Gary Dauberman Director: Gary Dauberman Stars: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Mckenna Grace I will say that I love all the film in the cliched "The Conjuring" universe" . Some stand out more than others . With James Wan and company at the helm they are all enjoyable for the Supernatural possession horror films genre fan . "Annabelle Comes Home" is no exception. It doesn't try to scare you with loud noises or threaten you with the imminent certainty of seeing something disgusting. Instead, it throws a handful of characters into a simple, yet harrowing, situation and then explores that situation in depth. "Annabelle Comes Home" offers more humor in addition to the supernatural terror the Conjuring franchise is known for. It was awesome .



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Annabelle Comes Home (2019 Cinema Showing

Very enjoyable for the Supernatural possession horror films genre fan . It was awesome .



While babysitting the daughter of Ed and Lorraine Warren, a teenager and her friend unknowingly awaken an evil spirit trapped in a doll. Writers:James Wan (story by), Gary Dauberman Director: Gary Dauberman Stars: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Mckenna Grace I will say that I love all the film in the cliched "The Conjuring" universe" . Some stand out more than others . With James Wan and company at the helm they are all enjoyable for the Supernatural possession horror films genre fan . "Annabelle Comes Home" is no exception. It doesn't try to scare you with loud noises or threaten you with the imminent certainty of seeing something disgusting. Instead, it throws a handful of characters into a simple, yet harrowing, situation and then explores that situation in depth. "Annabelle Comes Home" offers more humor in addition to the supernatural terror the Conjuring franchise is known for. It was awesome .

I've been waiting to see this one.
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