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  1. Tony Kwong

    Polaroid is doing instant film again.

    here's an old instant image I actually bothered to scan and upload. It don't look all that great in digital form as the colours and details are a bit off from the print. [/img]
  2. Tony Kwong

    Polaroid is doing instant film again.

    They are just regular consumer level plastic cameras, just old. Stuff you will find in boots and thrift shoppes for 3$. But some of them do have glass lenses and tripod sockets.
  3. Tony Kwong

    Polaroid is doing instant film again.

    Yep, that the main problem. The only reason I use instant is to get prints fast, on site, on location, to pass around to share or give away. Most of the time the prints are given to people I only meet that one time, and never again. It's a lot clunkier to have to ask them for their email...
  4. Tony Kwong

    Polaroid is doing instant film again.

    I have not tried in a while Sam, but has Apple improved printing direct on the iPhone? Last time I tried it require too many workarounds.
  5. Tony Kwong

    Polaroid is doing instant film again.

    Anyone else excite about the rebirth of Polaroid as an instant film distributor? I sure am, I'm on my last 3 packs of 600 integral film. My Fujifilm supply is enough for my instant packfilm needs. So I have not given up on instant photography completely. I'd probably be buying directly from...
  6. Tony Kwong

    Experimenting with long exposure

    I decided to use a film camera for fireworks. It just seems so much simpler, setting it on bulb mode at the lowest iso, with a tripod and cable release. Also gonna be trying out some Fujifilms FP100 instant film as well.
  7. Tony Kwong

    Lucky!

    Not on dvd afaik, It originally aired on FX, it only ran for one season, 13 episodes.
  8. Tony Kwong

    Which actor, in recurring roles, has been killed off the most?

    Sprague Grayden has been kill off many times in TV series. John Doe (2002) Joan of Arcadia (2005) Sons of Anarchy (2008) I was "expecting" her character to die, because of her past in these other shows but that never happened. 24 (2009) Over There (2005)(Canceled) Jerico (2006)(Canceled) Six...
  9. Tony Kwong

    Tim Russert died

    Spoke to him a number of times the past 15 years, Russert was a cool kat. I didn't really watch him on TV all that much, so not all that familiar with that side of him.
  10. Tony Kwong

    What have you done with your VCR?

    I still use a VCR but no longer use VHS! I use D-VHS at least once every month for longer term time-shifting of High Def TV shows and movies.
  11. Tony Kwong

    List of AC-3 RF audio gear

    an update sync added toshiba's and moved mcintosh to proper areas.
  12. Tony Kwong

    A real reason to get enthused about HD discs

    I agree! Audio is what made me purchase both formats. I'm currently enjoying BD a bit more because of the audio.
  13. Tony Kwong

    Advanced Audio Codecs via HDMI only?

    The disabled mixing seems like a good feature that an Meridian HD DVD player can add.
  14. Tony Kwong

    RCA's Stance on Next-Gen Media: We Quit

    Wow, Alpine Electronics! The return of the old ALPS-Motorolla!
  15. Tony Kwong

    RCA's Stance on Next-Gen Media: We Quit

    RCA made the "large hole" 45's!
  16. Tony Kwong

    How to AVOID bootleg sites?

    The most I ever paid was the complete columbo season 1-7. About $250. not bad price considering it's an Japanese import.
  17. Tony Kwong

    How to AVOID bootleg sites?

    The prices dont look too bad expecially Sky King. Obscure and old series typically cost more money and have a limited market. Maybe the only way to can break even in price for the amount of sets manufactured... is a higher overall price. But they may want to consider a simple set release with...
  18. Tony Kwong

    How about the Toshiba HD-XA2's improvements, anyone?

    I guess I'll have to wait a bit, but are the A2 and XA2 based on the same main board design sans Reon vp? I bought a XA1 in Japan during launch, an A1 from you, and recently an A2 from another vendor. I've always had odd little glitches with all 3, every 4-5th title or so. Just wondering if I...
  19. Tony Kwong

    WTB: Storage for Vinyl Records (Shelves/Cubes)

    That is exactly what I use!... only have some problems with box boxes like Disney Toy Story... I have also some smaller shelfs I made for Vinyl 45, becuase of lack of options.
  20. Tony Kwong

    Sears Proformance Turntable

    Dont know much about Sears TT's... so no opinion on those. Do you need an entire cartrige or just stylus? If it's just the stylus, the model is typically on the cart somewhere. If you need a cart find out the type, P-mount or standard mount. There are other but less common. Most very basic...
  21. Tony Kwong

    Blu-ray Review HTF BLU-RAY REVIEW: The Transporter

    Just took a look at the BD. IMO, I disagree with both of the reviews and for 1-5 scale, I'd give the movie 3.5, A 4.5 is way too high missing the problems of this transfer. I personally felt that the movie had enough detail to justify a higher above 3 rating. The 2.5 by Michael I felt was too low.
  22. Tony Kwong

    Do all current HD players at least decode and output multi PCM via HDMI?

    I'm not exactly sure what you are trying to ask. Most BD movies have Dolby Digital or DTS at a higher bitrate than most DVD's. There's ony a small number of titles with Dolby HD. Most Fox titles with DTS HD. But DTS HD currently cannot be decoded so DTS core is used. PCM is uncompressed so it...
  23. Tony Kwong

    Do all current HD players at least decode and output multi PCM via HDMI?

    No. Toshiba HD DVD X/A1 players currently cannot decode the vaious DTS HD formats. There are no HD DVD titles with DTS HD yet. But with firmware 2.0 can decode the Dolby HD tracks. The Panasonic BD10, Samsung BD-P1000, and Sony BDP-S1 player cannot decode any Dolby/DTS HD formats. The...
  24. Tony Kwong

    A question to buyers concerning laserdisc players. (Mods - move if necessary!)

    From Manual of Pioneer DVL-919 (sorry no scanner at the moment) --- Page 17. Connecting the player -LD video will be output in black and white from the COMPONENT OUTPUT. --- Page 51. Troubleshooting Picture|Symptom 11. The screen displays is in black-and white. Possible cause...
  25. Tony Kwong

    What's the Deal with the HD Audio Tracks?

    Also seen some as "MULTI CH IN" "6CH IN". There are so many different things it could display. All depending on model.
  26. Tony Kwong

    Blu-ray Review HTF BLU-RAY REVIEW: The Transporter

    I took a look at Kiss of the Dragon and Transporter on D-Theater D-VHS again to make sure. Kiss of the Dragon does indeed have some EE, but not as much as Transporter. The Transporter is one of the "worst" for EE on D-Theater D-VHS but that's not saying a whole lot. I've seen plenty of EE much...
  27. Tony Kwong

    What's the Deal with the HD Audio Tracks?

    If you're doing 5.1 analog in...I dont know about your receiver, but mine dont mention Dolby or DTS at all. I've seen them say EXT.IN, 5.1 in, Main In, etc. Check you manual. Indicators if any for DolbyDigital and DTS should not be lit. If you look at the first chain above, it sends the receiver...
  28. Tony Kwong

    What's the Deal with the HD Audio Tracks?

    It's "feeding" it via PCM. If the player has a decoder but not the receiver. TrueHD track on disc->player decodes TrueHD bitstream to PCM->receiver gets PCM->speakers most people are used to this concept for DVD with the decoding taking place in the receiver. DolbyDigital track on...
  29. Tony Kwong

    Blu-ray Review HTF BLU-RAY REVIEW: The Transporter

    So it seems like they used a similar transfer as the old 2003 release of Transporter on D-VHS D-Theater. While I did notice EE on that release, I didn't have such a huge issue with it. While that format was 1080i, maybe that contributed to it not being as noticeable. Your review sounds much...
  30. Tony Kwong

    What's the Deal with the HD Audio Tracks?

    If you want to decode the newer HD audio formats _now_ you need a player that supports decoding of the formats. No receiver supports decoding the new formats yet. The newer formats do have some forms of backward compatibility so they would still work with legacy receivers, but with no benefits...
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