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  1. Paul W

    Need help replacing 10yo Sony to match new HDDVD player

    Actually, what I figured out what the echo problem was (and I feel like a damn idiot), the sound on the TV was turned up instead of off. I discovered this today when I started playing a DVD before turning on the receiver. With the HDMI cable driving it, the TV was getting an actual sound...
  2. Paul W

    Need help replacing 10yo Sony to match new HDDVD player

    I have a 10-year-old Sony STR series receiver and when I hooked up my new HD A3 HDDVD player (optical cable) and selected bitstream, the sound was echo-y and hard to listen to. I'm gathering this old receiver cannot handle decoding the Dolby Digital Plus signal from the new fangled HDDVD...
  3. Paul W

    Toshiba A3 170 bucks at Sears on Black Friday

    I went to the Frisco, TX Sears tonight (11/20) and saw the actual flyer with the HD A3 priced at $169.00. I asked if I could pick one up tonight at $199 and come back Friday for a price match (7day sales law here in Texas) and the manager said as long as I showed up between 5am and noon (the...
  4. Paul W

    Chroma bug in Dish Network reception?

    Never really sure what the chroma bug was, but I'm glad to see other people can see it.
  5. Paul W

    Chroma bug in Dish Network reception?

    I have recently noticed what appears to be an annoying image artifact while watching several channels on Dish Network. When panning rapidly, colors tend to lag behind the luminence portion of the video signal. I am watching non-HD channels upconverted to 1080i with the 6000 receiver on a...
  6. Paul W

    Glare Buster

    I too would like to know if anybody has had experience with this product. Anyone?
  7. Paul W

    DVD Review HTF REVIEW: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    Has anybody else the same red afterimages in the darker CGI scenes that we had in TTT? I noticed this during the part where Shelob (the giant spiper) stings Frodo and then battles Sam. The wierd part is these scenes had a lot of green, so I would expect the afterimages to have a more pink color.
  8. Paul W

    South Park 3/30/04 - LOTR episode

    Oh joy! My favoritest South Park episode ever is scheduled to come on tonight ("The Return of the Fellowship of the Ring to the Two Towers"). I just thought I would let everybody else know as well. Cheers!
  9. Paul W

    *** Official THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING Discussion Thread

    It sounds like 'blade' with a very thick cockney accent to me.
  10. Paul W

    Warner Brothers 2-disc DVD Survey + complete 3/8/04 Live Chat Transcript

    The Shining Clockwork Orange Full Metal Jacket All in T-OAR (1.66:1 or 1.85:1) 16x9 enahnced, please
  11. Paul W

    *** Official THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING Discussion Thread

    Has anybody seen ROTK at the Cinemark IMAX in Dallas? Is it cropped at all? TIA,
  12. Paul W

    the 5th Bitsy awards are here

    I'm just glad someone with this kind of exposure is giving Universal the grief they so richly deserve for their performance this past year (wrt: Video quality in Meaning of Life and those damn forced trailers in the High-School Reunion set).
  13. Paul W

    History of Cinema DVD on Amazon for $5.35?!?

    Well, I already have the M2K version of Metropolis. I'm more interested in seeing these versions of Birth of a Nation and Potempkin, as crappy as they may be. If anybody know of good versions of these movies, please shout out. Of course, I'm not going to spend any money fighting this. I...
  14. Paul W

    History of Cinema DVD on Amazon for $5.35?!?

    Well, we have truth in advertising laws here in Texas. I'll be curious to see how they react when I threaten them with a criminal complaint. Wish me luck. I'll pipe back in if they capitulate.
  15. Paul W

    Will DLP fade away?

    I don't think so. A friend of mine who works at TI said the price of DLP chips should be coming down (the HD3 is billed as a DLP chip that is cheaper to manufacture). Also, TI has supposedly been putting pressure on Samsung to lower prices accordingly. They should come down much quicker than...
  16. Paul W

    Movies that SHOULD'VE had a sequel...but didn't

    I think Matt and Trey have stated that BLU was an exercise in pissing off the MPAA and that they wouldn't want to do another movie after that. Maybe if their outlook on life changes, it would be nice to see them make a movie, just to make a movie.
  17. Paul W

    *** Official THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING Discussion Thread

    I should point out that Shelob is a lot more older/powerful/evil than some lowly cave troll with a spear. I too thought the scar on the left was from the spear impact and the one on the left was from the witch-king's stab wound.
  18. Paul W

    Sirius installation in Infiniti G35 sedan

    If you are worried about the metallic tint blocking the tint, you can always get the new ceramic tints like Huper Optik. They should not interfere with the signal.
  19. Paul W

    Your top 10 "Fantasy" DVDs that will never come out (bootlegs don't count)

    The following Kubrick films in the original theatrical aspect ratio (16x9 enhanced): Shining, the (1.66:1) Clockwork Orange, A (1.66:1) Full Metal Jacket (1.85:1) Along with a 16x9 enhanced version of: Dr Strangelove.... (1.66:1, 1.37:1) I guess I can only hope.
  20. Paul W

    *** Official THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING Discussion Thread

    We had fun booing all of the trailers (except the HP trailer, for some reason).
  21. Paul W

    *** Official THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING Discussion Thread

    Did anyone notice that the first aerial tracking shot of Edoras was run in reverse? It looked like it was the same footage of Eowyn at the golden hall from TTT in reverse. I wonder if it was intentional.
  22. Paul W

    Hollywood ruining film prints on purpose (those red dots you're seeing)

    I only saw the dots once on ROTK (during the catapult sequence. yea! er . . . I mean boo!!!! :D
  23. Paul W

    Ack!! My Toshiba SD-5109 just died! What to get next?

    Okay, a quick search gave me some information about the chroma bug. So that why Toy Story looked so crappy when I played it on my toshiba. I pointed this out when I first got the player back in 2000, but no one seemed to know anything about it then. So, which players should I specifically...
  24. Paul W

    Ack!! My Toshiba SD-5109 just died! What to get next?

    Hi folks. I need some advice on getting a short term replacement DVD player. Some questions: What is this chroma bug everybody keeps referring to? Which brands tend to have this problem? Does anybody still make the 2 disc changers? I was looking at the Denon DVD players and I was...
  25. Paul W

    Voom HDTV (MERGED THREAD)

    It looks to be a good selection of HD channels, but it would be nice to have some of the better SD channels as well. Voom HDTV
  26. Paul W

    Goodbye XM Radio

    Ron,
  27. Paul W

    Goodbye XM Radio

    As someone who is sick and tired of commercials (and who has an interchangeable XM/Sirius harness in my new Audi), I am very interested in hearing how you like the Sirius service. Please keep us informed! :)
  28. Paul W

    Attn Crap Code (red dot) studios:

    My days of watching movies in the theaters is over. I will not spend another dollar to see flashing red dots totally take me out of the movie experience. I don't know whose lame brain idea it was to place the dots in the middle of the screen, but I'm sure it could have been done without the...
  29. Paul W

    *** Official MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD Discussion Thread

    The crap dots were blindingly obvious to me. :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: Especially during the fog scene, because there were a lot more of them. It seemed they were appearing every minute (as opposed to Kill Bill, where I only noticed them every five minutes or so)...
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