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  1. Bill Hunt

    Our Moderator Robert Fowkes passed away last Friday, Sept 30, 2011

    I just learned of Robert's passing and am deeply saddened to hear of it. As many of you know, we lost Barrie Maxwell at The Bits a few months ago, and my wife Sarah and I have both had close family members pass away this year. Just way too much death in 2012. I met Robert on a number of...
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    A Few Words About While we wait for A few words about...™ Lawrence of Arabia -- in 4k/UHD Blu-ray

    Wow... the discussion exploded while I was away and changed to a new topic to boot! Ha - I am apparently getting too old to keep up with these things anymore... First of all, hello to all you longtime members, hello again to you new members... and a special hello to Amir. Nice to see you...
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    A Few Words About While we wait for A few words about...™ Lawrence of Arabia -- in 4k/UHD Blu-ray

    Last I heard from them they were definitely planning to get it in the hands of fans, but were looking for the right timing. They'd thought that might happen by the end of 2011 but it obviously didn't. I'll see what I can find out.
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    A Few Words About While we wait for A few words about...™ Lawrence of Arabia -- in 4k/UHD Blu-ray

    Second. It's been a long time since I felt willing to take the time to visit a discussion forum again, after the format war, the silliness involving Penton at BD.com and the equally silly LOTR "green tint" debacle. But I may just have to drop in around here a little more often. HTF has ALWAYS...
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    A Few Words About While we wait for A few words about...™ Lawrence of Arabia -- in 4k/UHD Blu-ray

    Having had this very experience a few years ago at your own kind invitation, I can only wholeheartedly agree. This Blu-ray should be special.
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    A Few Words About While we wait for A few words about...™ Lawrence of Arabia -- in 4k/UHD Blu-ray

    No... I don't really have any interest in that. Penton can speak for himself. He's certainly never had a problem speaking up before...
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    A Few Words About While we wait for A few words about...™ Lawrence of Arabia -- in 4k/UHD Blu-ray

    Well... looks like Penton's BD.com thread has been scrubbed and locked. Who knows what that means? Not even sure if I really care at this point. I'll tell you though, my already high admiration for Grover has only been further elevated today in my e-mails with him. He's truly one of the good...
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    A Few Words About While we wait for A few words about...™ Lawrence of Arabia -- in 4k/UHD Blu-ray

    As can I. I've been in contact with Grover via e-mail today.
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    A Few Words About While we wait for A few words about...™ Lawrence of Arabia -- in 4k/UHD Blu-ray

    *chuckle* I think I need to add Grover Crisp to my Christmas card list this year...
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Lord of the Rings Trilogy - Extended Edition -- in Blu-ray

    I appreciate that, Robert, but don't remove him on my account. Look, I understand that tempers can flare. I'm sure Jarod is a good guy. It's up to you, but personally I'd give him a chance to stay if he wants it. I have no hard feelings towards him. That said, I do appreciate your efforts to...
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Lord of the Rings Trilogy - Extended Edition -- in Blu-ray

    Well... this is exactly what I'm talking about. By the way, Peter Bracke and I are friends and continue to have the greatest respect for one another.
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Lord of the Rings Trilogy - Extended Edition -- in Blu-ray

    Sensitive? No, more like a little disappointed in the online home theatre community in general. Maybe a little embarassed to be associated with it. As others have said, I have as much right as anyone to chime in given my history in the community and with this particular issue. I've been on top...
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Lord of the Rings Trilogy - Extended Edition -- in Blu-ray

    Interesting choice of words. Ignorance. I believe you're the one judging the quality of discs you haven't even seen. As for "the ability to be objective", I've been reviewing movies on disc since 1991. I won't even mention Robert's qualifications, which are legendary. Nor those of all the others...
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Lord of the Rings Trilogy - Extended Edition -- in Blu-ray

    Hey, it made me laugh. ;) The reality is, you're right: At this point anyone who is convinced either way is unlikely to change their minds. Peter Jackson himself could weigh in personally and people on these forums (well, maybe not HTF, but certainly elsewhere) would call him an idiot to his...
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