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    The Day Of The Triffids (1981, BBC) on Blu-ray......

    I just chatted with Amazon UK asking them to send out an email when shipping costs to US return to normal. I received a confirmation email from the agent promising to escalate the issue. I suggest you and your friends do the same for Prime benefits, make sure you get confirmation, they may...
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    The Day Of The Triffids (1981, BBC) on Blu-ray......

    Thanks for the Roobarb link, that site did not appear in any of my searches. It's a pity the best video restoration team was not used for this project, I assume the best team was busy on another project. I doubt it will ever be re-released on Blu-ray in better condition. I know nothing about...
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    The Day Of The Triffids (1981, BBC) on Blu-ray......

    I'm glad this generated so much interest and thanks for your replies. I will wait for a positive review of picture quality before buying. Amazon shipping rates are horrendous at the moment, that is stopping me from placing an order for this and others. If the Blu-ray (15pounds) gets negative...
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    The Day Of The Triffids (1981, BBC) on Blu-ray......

    I watched the original BBC broadcast and streamed in SD from Amazon Prime (since deleted) a couple of years ago. Has anyone bought this new UK Blu-ray release and can comment on picture quality? The are a mix of positive and negative reviews at Amazon UK. I assume because the video footage has...
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    High Resolution Formats Like BD and UHD BD with Artifacting Problems?

    Search long and hard enough and someone (maybe a Samsung engineer?) will explain why this artifact happens (as happened in my case).
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    High Resolution Formats Like BD and UHD BD with Artifacting Problems?

    This reminds me of the flickering blue courtside ad panels at the 2019 US Open tennis tournament that were driving me nuts. I thought there was something wrong with my brand new OLED TV or the ESPN stream. Until some kind/smart person at a forum pointed out that they were electronic panels, not...
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    Pre-Order When Worlds Collide (1951) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    I streamed this from Vudu in the U.S. a week or so before I bought War Of The Worlds in the B&N sale. I don't know if the Vudu and Imprint sources are the same but I was impressed (and I don't impress easily) and any small imperfections certainly didn't spoil my enjoyment. I'm hoping this will...
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    How can I convert HDMI to RCA?

    After reading the specs for these units I discovered that all HDMI input devices have to be set to output PCM to produce L&R at the RCA outputs. These units are only useful if the TV lacks multiple HDMI inputs. Otherwise, if the TV can be set to output PCM (not all can) at the optical output a...
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    How can I convert HDMI to RCA?

    Do these HDMI switches do a full decode of the 5.1 or 7.1 audio? If only L&R are provided, how is the center channel handled?
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    How can I convert HDMI to RCA?

    I agree with John Dirk. I'm unsure whether the Pioneer RCAs are audio or coaxial digital audio but, in both cases, a modern home theater receiver will provide an ARC HDMI audio connection. Check that your TV has an ARC HDMI port. While the TV's optical output could still be used with soundbar.
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    The Whistle Blower (Michael Caine, 1986) alternates......

    For completeness, do you have any of the previous DVDs and have compared picture quality?
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    The Whistle Blower (Michael Caine, 1986) alternates......

    Thanks, you're right. An earlier press release did not mention "brand new 2K master" but the product webpage (with a misleading web address!) below does: https://www.kinolorber.com/product/the-whistle-blower-4k-uhd Now, I'll wait for the reviews!!
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    The Whistle Blower (Michael Caine, 1986) alternates......

    No responses so far, so I'm reposting hoping this will catch someone's attention. The Whistle Blower is a great movie that is under appreciated.
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    The Whistle Blower (Michael Caine, 1986) alternates......

    I'm hedging my bets on the upcoming KL Blu-ray release and would like a backup. Has anyone compared the DVD picture quality of the U.K. Prism and MGM R2 releases versus the U.S. MGM R1 and can comment? The reason for hedging my bets, the recent Amazon Prime Video Whistle Blower HD streaming...
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    Inner Sanctum Mysteries Delayed Again !

    Netflix has the DVDs and the films are not available streaming. Thanks for alerting us to these, I'll check them out!
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    International To Each His Own - Blu-ray

    They must luv this movie in Europe as there was previously a legit DVD. There is an NTSC MOD DVD advertised on Ebay (with 72 sold) and the seller claims to have the rights to sell the DVD! In that case we may never see a legit Region A Blu-ray release, pity, there's obviously demand for it.
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    Thinking of Getting a New iMac

    I have friends with Macs and this appeared in my YT recommended list recently. Seems to be solid help for your situation:
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    Cohen - OOP Blu-ray Collections?

    Thanks for reminding me about the Cohen Collection. I went thru the list and most of the titles I'm interested in are available streaming!
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Grey Fox -- in Blu-ray

    For Narrow Margin I believe the StudioCanal print is at fault, as it exhibits similar problems to the SE DVD (of 20+ years ago), also from StudioCanal. The Blu-ray is much better than the DVD though, the DVD was atrocious.
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Grey Fox -- in Blu-ray

    I'm now leery of Kino having been disappointed by both the Charley Varrick and Narrow Margin Blu-ray picture quality. You may notice how few reviews exist for these releases. Let's hope the upcoming Whistle Blower and Ipcress File Michael Caine releases fare better! Hopefully, they'll be...
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    Hamilton Books has Twilight Time titles for $7.95 to $11.95

    I've just ordered from Hamilton Book for the first time. My order was mainly $5 Blu-rays (all excellent) EXCEPT the OOP Arrow Ronin Blu-ray at only $8. As far as I can tell it's not available anywhere else at such a low price! Great movie and transfer!! They have other Arrow titles but none that...
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Brute Force & Naked City -- in Blu-ray

    I enjoyed the original Criterion DVDs despite the picture issues, that were pretty typical for movies of that vintage! If you're on the fence, the DVDs are available from Netflix and streaming from several sources (provenance unknown). Great movies, good luck!
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    Cohen - OOP Blu-ray Collections?

    Have you tried Amazon resellers and Ebay?
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    Pre-Order When Worlds Collide (1951) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    I watched When World's Colliide streaming from Prime recently. A very enjoyable experience as a primer to buying Criterion's War Of The Worlds Blu-ray. For anyone on the fence about this movie I suggest streaming it first then you'll probably want to buy a Blu-ray. Hopefully, it will get the...
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    Ben Cross Dies at 72!

    Far, far too young. Americans may not understand the tremendous impact Chariots Of Fire had on the U.K. public. For many years we were lead to believe the U.K. film industry was dying due to U.S. dominance. The truth was it had always been vibrant and often worked in the background on U.S...
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    Questions About The Fugitive Most Wanted Edition DVD Set

    I'm perfectly happy with my Fugitive DVDs too, I was just wondering about aliasing in general and, my Sony Blu-ray player is due for replacement (perhaps an upgrade to UHD?) so I was wondering if my AV system could be improved to better handle aliasing? Can the aliased artifacts be unfolded (as...
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    Questions About The Fugitive Most Wanted Edition DVD Set

    The Fugitive: Complete Series DVD boxset arrived. Disc 1 with three episodes played fine. Discs 2 & 3 with four episodes shows aliasing due to Janssen's sportcoat check/plaid moving pattern. This is a temporary artifact, in all other respects the discs are superb. Is the aliasing unavoidable...
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    Does anyone have the Cry Of The Owl U.K. Blu-ray, the 2009 film?

    I purchased the Cry Of The Owl Blu-ray via Rarewaves U.S.A. It came from the U.K. and was the Dutch Region B version with English soundtrack and subtitles, that is important to me because I'm hard of hearing. The picture quality is superb. It was also inexpensive. If you like this movie I...
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    Two SONY PLAYERS AT THE SAME TIME?

    In the past I've used 'L shaped' folded black (to match the player) card, placed on the player top cover and dropping down over the front panel, to block the IR sensor of the player not being used. It worked but it's not elegant. Now I use players of different brands for region A and region B...
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    A Few Words About A few words about…™ Kiss of the Vampire – in Blu-ray

    I have the Image DVD somehere, found it in a cut out bin twenty years ago, not one of my favorite Hammers I'm afraid, if you're in doubt, I recommend streaming before buying!