Recent content by Guy Martin

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    PS3 3D and Lossless audio - receiver compatibility question

    Another thought. What if I were to use a 3D-compatible HDMI splitter like this one from Monoprice: http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=101&cp_id=10113&cs_id=1011301&p_id=7522&seq=1&format=2 And I ran one HDMI from there to the TV for picture and the other to the receiver for...
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    PS3 3D and Lossless audio - receiver compatibility question

    Alas that's what I was afraid of. So basically my choices if I want both lossless audio and 3D are 1) get a new receiver 2) get a standalone BR player with 2 HDMI outs, with one for picture going to the TV and one for sound going to the receiver. Also, I've learned that the 3.70 update actually...
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    PS3 3D and Lossless audio - receiver compatibility question

    Hello All! I've been thinking for some time about replacing my trusty old Sony KDL-40S2000 LCD TV with something larger and possibly 3D. My current setup is: PS3 ("fat" model) connected via HDMI to an Onkyo TSR-605 receiver which in turn is connected via HDMI to the TV. With this setup I get...
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    Any Experiences with Wireless rear Speaker Kits?

    Bill -   I'm taking another look at the room tonight (just closed today and finally got the keys!), but I'm definitely leaning towards hard wire, and just hiding it as best I can.   Interesting note about the hard wood floors. I'll have to hear what happens once I get the speakers set up...
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    Any Experiences with Wireless rear Speaker Kits?

    Stephen and Bill thanks for your replies! Alas Bill, the room has hardwood floors which I love. Another possibility is getting tapewire and painting over it.   - Guy
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    Any Experiences with Wireless rear Speaker Kits?

    I'm moving into a new house (my first) in two weeks and I'm starting to think about wiring for my rear speakers in the new living room. There are obstacles on either side to get around (fireplace on one, large patio door and hallway on the other) making running wires tricky, but doable. I'm...
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    MGM/UA Did it again: Windowboxing on opening credits of Moonraker!!!

    There may also be contractual concerns here. I work "in the biz" so to speak and most actor and department head contracts specify where, when and how their names appear in the opening credits of the film on both release prints and home video. It could be that MGM is nervous that someone's name...
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    Dolby True HD with Batman Begins and Matrix.

    Not sure about The Matrix, but Batman Begins defaults to the lossy Dolby Digital track. You have to manually switch to the TrueHD track using the pop-up menu. - Guy
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    Is Lindsay Anderson's If.... available in any region?

    That's great news, Eric!
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    Will an amplified antenna improve OTA HD reception?

    Jeremy - Yup I was being figurative. Thanks everyone for all the great links and advice! Looks like I'll be doing a bit of research on this one, but it sounds like in general a more modern antenna will help. - Guy
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    Will an amplified antenna improve OTA HD reception?

    I've finally moved to HD in the past few months having picked up a Sony 40" Bravia. I'm thrilled with PQ on upscaled DVDs with my Oppo and with the off-the-air HD I'm getting. I'm not thrilled though, with the dropouts which seem to plaque OTA reception in my apartment. I'm using an old antenna...
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    Is Lindsay Anderson's If.... available in any region?

    Thanks for the info Steve P. Bummer though. Hopefully it'll get a release eventually. - Guy
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    Is Lindsay Anderson's If.... available in any region?

    Is Lindsay Anderson's brilliant If.... availble on DVD in any region? I know the other Mick Travis films are out in R1 and R2 but not If.... for some reason. Would really love to have this one. Last time I saw it was on my parent's old Beta (yup, Beta!) copy. - Guy
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    Wim Wenders' "Until the End of the World" 3-Disc Edition in German on May 24th!

    Well my copy of the German DVD finally arrived and I must say it is suite. Having seen the theatrical cut I knew what was going on in the French scenes at the beginning so the lack of subs didn't bother me (in fact even if you've never seen the film you still find out what happened a few minutes...
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    Wim Wenders' "Until the End of the World" 3-Disc Edition in German on May 24th!

    To heck with it, I just gave in and ordered the German set from Scarecrow video. I've seen the movie and I know a little bit of French so I think I'll be fine with the opening scenes. Alas it's currently backordered, but having waited nearly 6 years to see the director's cut, I think I can...