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  1. Guy Martin

    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...
  2. Guy Martin

    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...
  3. Guy Martin

    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...
  4. Guy Martin

    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...
  5. Guy Martin

    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
  6. Guy Martin

    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...
  7. Guy Martin

    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...
  8. Guy Martin

    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
  9. Guy Martin

    Is Lindsay Anderson's If.... available in any region?

    That's great news, Eric!
  10. Guy Martin

    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
  11. Guy Martin

    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...
  12. Guy Martin

    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
  13. Guy Martin

    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
  14. Guy Martin

    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...
  15. Guy Martin

    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...
  16. Guy Martin

    Wim Wenders' "Until the End of the World" 3-Disc Edition in German on May 24th!

    June 26th is upon us, and Amazon.co.uk now lists UTEOTW as "not in stock". No new details either. Anyone in the UK actually see the disc in a store? Is it the director's cut? I'm seriously considering just ordering the German SE at this point. - Guy
  17. Guy Martin

    Movies That Never Were

    Jim_K: Actually two of the films in your list are now in production. Cameron has begun prep on a retooled Avatar over at the Playa Del Rey studios. It's rumored to be shot in 3-D HD. Casting has begun too, according to friend who works for a casting agent. I am Legend begins shooting in NY...
  18. Guy Martin

    Batman Begins soundtrack

    Does anyone else have problems with poping noises on the last track, "Lasiurus"? I downloaded the soundtrack from iTunes, and I keep getting pops throughout the track. It happened on my computer, my ipod and when played back through my stereo, so it's not an equipment problem. Adjusting the...
  19. Guy Martin

    Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit!

    Overall, all my fears about stretching W&G to feature length were unfounded and all my hopes were fulfilled! This is a really cracking film! - Guy PS Stay through the credits!
  20. Guy Martin

    Best Buy -- Many Superbit DVDs now $9.99

    My BB in West Hollywood (at Santa Monica and La Brea) is definitely in on the sale. They even had a special display of Superbits with the $9.99 price on them. So were the copies on the shelves. Only exception I could see was Black Hawk Down which still said $21.99. Picked up Dracula and Spidey 2...
  21. Guy Martin

    ALIAS season 4 ongoing thread (merged)

    It's Union Station in downtown LA. It's a very popular location for filming. It's even been on Alias before (season 1 finale, where Vaughn tracks down Syd to offer his help in getting back Will). According to the signs in the subway station, APO headquarters is in a nearby station (although...
  22. Guy Martin

    Apprentice Season 3 ongoing thread

    John - I doubt those were the real Playstation offices (the fact that it wasn't in the Sony tower is a pretty good giveaway). They probably set up a special office just for the show to avoid revealing trade secrets or games in development. Sorta like how last season Mars set up a special...
  23. Guy Martin

    Jet Li's "Hero" Any word?

    Nathan- Can you give us a brief description of what's new in the 114 minute version? And any idea how the SFF was able to get a print of it into the country without attracting the ire of MiraMax? - Guy
  24. Guy Martin

    Jet Li's "Hero" Any word?

    Thought I'd bump this thread up. Last night I saw Hero on the big screen at the LA Film Fest. Let me tell you, amazing as it is on DVD, it's nothing compared to the sheer beauty and power of seeing this in a theater (in this case a special outdoor screening at Ford's Ampitheater in the Cahuenga...
  25. Guy Martin

    Jet Li's "Hero" Any word?

    Thought I'd bump this thread up. Last night I saw Hero on the big screen at the LA Film Fest. Let me tell you, amazing as it is on DVD, it's nothing compared to the sheer beauty and power of seeing this in a theater (in this case a special outdoor screening at Ford's Ampitheater in the Cahuenga...
  26. Guy Martin

    Movies Unreleased in the USA- which ones haven't seen the light of day?

    As I understand it, Battle Royale has not be released here because the producers have refused all offers. It's not for lack of interest from distributors. The Devil and Daniel Webster was never released because it was never finished. The financing for the film collapsed before post production...
  27. Guy Martin

    best films from first-time directors?

    Sixth Sense was actually Shyamalan's 3rd film after Praying with Anger and Wide Awake. Kubrick's debut was the little-seen Fear and Desire which he tried very hard to destroy by buying up all the prints he could. There was an interesting article in Variety of all places about the obsession in...
  28. Guy Martin

    Alias - 4/25/04 - Blood Ties

    And next week Katya's back! And so is Vivica A. Fox! Oh yeah! This was a very good ep but there was one thing I didn't get. Supposedly the hourglass would only reveal the location of the passenger to Sloane, yet all he had to do was smash it, then feed the green goo into the device from the...
  29. Guy Martin

    Godzilla Sequel? (MERGED THREAD)

    Recently retired Sony Pictures Chief John Calley was once asked, after a press conference where Sony announced a whole slew of sequels (MIB 2, Charlie's Angles 2, Stuart Little 2 and Zorro 2) whether their would be a Godzilla 2. His reply "That's not a picture we're in a hurry to make" - Guy
  30. Guy Martin

    What movies were shot digitally?

    Pete- I'd actually heard the opposite regarding Indy 4. Spielberg has repeatedly stated he will never use digital cameras (I believe he said he'd shoot film until Kodak and/or Fuji stopped making it). Since he's the director and they're friends Lucas supposedly deferred to him on this. Heck...