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  1. Stephen Orr

    Doctor Who Christmas Special 2010 BBCA

    I bought this episode off Amazon the day after it aired. Excellent program, one I will be watching at least a couple more times. I enjoy revisiting old DW Christmas specials during the holidays, and this is certainly the best of them.
  2. Stephen Orr

    Netflix streaming

    I live in Hampton Roads Va., and have Cox. I pay for 20Mbps, but get upwards of 35 on a regular basis, so my "HD' viewing experience is probably not typical. On my iPod, I still get around 10Mbps through the wireless connection. The rest of my computers (2 downstairs, 2 upstairs) are all...
  3. Stephen Orr

    Netflix streaming

    I began using Netflix several years ago for the DVD delivery service. Two years ago, I began paying a little extra for the blu-ray service. When they began offering the streaming service, I thought, "that's nice, I might use it every once in a while." Now I get maybe one Bluray a week, but...
  4. Stephen Orr

    *** Official TOY STORY 3 Review Thread

    Saw it with my wife yesterday, when Andy drove away at the end of the movie, my wife was in tears. Our son left for college a few years ago, and is now married and living in another state, but we still have his Buzz Lightyear (from the first movie) standing on a shelf in our home theater room.
  5. Stephen Orr

    2010 Fall Schedule (Updated as the information comes in)

    Looking over this schedule, my viewing will go something like this (considering a two-tuner DVR in my computer): M - Chuck/House/Hawaii 5.0; possible The Event T - NCIS/NCIS:LA ; possible No Ordinary Family. W - Lie to Me. Wow. That's it... Th - Bones/Fringe/CSI/30 Rock F - Human...
  6. Stephen Orr

    Doctor Who

    Without giving away anything from Episode 4, it ranks up there with the best of the Moffat shows since Doctor Who came back on the air. It really is the one everyone has been hoping for, and the preview for its follow-up looks equally great.
  7. Stephen Orr

    JUSTIFIED - season 1

    The show with the Hitler art collection has been the best one so far. Very enjoyable.
  8. Stephen Orr

    Lost: Season Six

    Somehow the fact that Claire and Jack are brother and sister has got to figure into the whole Last Recruit thing.... and that it's key to something important.
  9. Stephen Orr

    Doctor Who

    Despite what some of you may have already read about it, I absolutely LOVED the third ep. and gotta get me a set of the new bad guys for my home theater room. Second ep was good, but I think we are still waiting on the "outta-the'ballpark" episode, like Blink was.
  10. Stephen Orr

    JUSTIFIED - season 1

    We love the whole laid-back attitude of this show, and make time each week to watch it. The episode with Raylan's dad and step-mom/aunt was terrific. And looking forward to the dust up that was promised by this episode.
  11. Stephen Orr

    Spartcus: Blood and Sand

    I was recording these but never got around to them. You guys have convinced me I need to sit down and check them out. I think they are on Netflix now.
  12. Stephen Orr

    The Pacific

    BoB vs Pacific = Apples and oranges. I really don't understand why people think that Pacific has to be a "sequel" to BoB. It's not. The war in the Pacific was a completely different "personality" than the war in Europe, I know someone who was actually in many of the battles depicted in Pacific...
  13. Stephen Orr

    Star Wars: The Clone Wars- Season Two

    Being the Godzilla fan that I am, I totally geeked out of the two Zillo Beast episodes. Not knowing what the deal was in the first one, once Anakin and the crew were running up its back unawares and it started to move, my brain said "Kaiju!". Thought it was interesting that it sounded a lot...
  14. Stephen Orr

    Questions regarding HTPC throughts

    I have converted my BR discs to iso's on hard drives connected via usb. I have a NVidia graphic card with an HDMI out, and run the cable directed into my Denon A/V receiver. There are programs, well, a specific program I use, that can remove the HDCP coding when you create the iso, but I am...
  15. Stephen Orr

    Doctor Who

    I agree that we still haven't had the "knock-out" ep like "Blink" or "The Girl in the Fireplace." The adventures have been mild, at worst. I think the Doctor and Amy are just fine, though, and I have enjoyed their interaction. And yes, I can't wait for Daleks defending Britain in WWII. LOL.
  16. Stephen Orr

    How to make your Windows Media Center a real HD machine

    Excellent thread. I have been using PowerDVD 9 Ultra for watching blu's through my WMC, and am considering updating to PD 10 Ultra in the next couple of days. And speaking of WMC7, I am having problems getting my Logitech Harmony 1000 to learn commands from my WMC remote. Any suggestions? The...
  17. Stephen Orr

    Clash of the Titans trailer

    For the above poster, the official date is indeed April 2, and according to Hollywood Reporter, is rated PG-13. I remember that the original Clash of the Titans and Raiders of the Lost Ark actually opened on the same day when I was living in Monterey CA in 1981, and I convinced my wife and...
  18. Stephen Orr

    Any word on 3D ready blu ray drives for my home theater PC?

    Yes, I saw this last night, I use Cyberlink PowerDVD for my main blu ray software (and love it - it integrates into my Windows 7 Media Center beautifully. I will probably upgrade on general principal, but doubt I will have the scratch for the accompanying TVs or glasses anything in the next...
  19. Stephen Orr

    Samsung and Panasonic 3D Press Events (Video and Photos)

    I have to agree that, in my experience, 2D presentations of 3D material (Avatar, Alice, Up) has consistently looked sharper and brighter, and has provided me with a better viewing experience. These are hurtles that 3D is going to have to overcome before I would consider installing a 3D player...
  20. Stephen Orr

    The Pacific

    Outstanding television. Ready for part two. Pacific is based on two books by two of the characters we met last night, one being the kid with the heart murmur, and we've already seen pics of him in a helmet so he gets out there somehow. What a contrast in settings, though! BoB - yeah they had...
  21. Stephen Orr

    "Chuck" Season 3

    My question is, how long is the pill supposed to last? That wasn't made real clear last night. We apparently saw a short term affect on Chuck at the ex-fiancee's house, but Chuck kinda seemed back to normal later. BTW that fight between Chuck and the baddies was, again, great, with Chuck...
  22. Stephen Orr

    My Windows 7 install experience

    Haven't been on the forum in a while, but wanted to chime in about my Windows 7 experience. I've installed it on 3 2-yr old+ desktops (Dell and HP), and a 4-yr old+ hp laptop. I recently bought my wife another Dell laptop with Windows 7 installed. The other machines were upgraded from XP, Each...
  23. Stephen Orr

    Any word on 3D ready blu ray drives for my home theater PC?

    This is something I've been thinking about lately. Most/all of my blu ray discs are backed up on a local hard drive, used an LG blu ray drive to do this. With all the talk of blu ray players coming out with 3D capability, just wondering if ANYONE has heard whether computer drives will be coming...
  24. Stephen Orr

    Star Wars: The Clone Wars- Season Two

    I LOVE this show. The animation is generally better than your typical cartoon, and the action is always terrific. Very entertaining.
  25. Stephen Orr

    Doctor Who - The Waters of Mars

    Very good episode. Starts out typically (Doctor arrives on scene just as something weird begins happening), he had knowledge the others don't about their fates, and must decide what he is or isn't going to do about it. The last 30 minutes was very exciting and dark, and shows us a side of the...
  26. Stephen Orr

    Dollhouse - season 2

    I loved the way Boyd and Topher "cleaned the scene. Shade of Harvey Keitel! And I love the subversive Echo subplot. What a terrific episode. I wish all of them were this good.
  27. Stephen Orr

    NCIS Season 7

    Good point. Just saying when comparing the episode quality, the original blew the spinoff away.
  28. Stephen Orr

    NCIS Season 7

    My wife and I watched both NCIS and NCIS LA back to back and decided that NCIS LA really suffered after just watching NCIS season premiere. SO many great moments and one-liners from Tony, the faux hunt for Ziva's replacement, and the "Remember I told you my boss was a sniper" line just killed...
  29. Stephen Orr

    Books you've read in 2009

    In the past two months, I have finished Clive Cussler's Arctic Drift and Corsair, Lincoln Child's Terminal Freeze, and I have just begun Cussler's Medusa.
  30. Stephen Orr

    Netflix Instant View - What's On!

    I have not seen a thread about this. I have Netflix Instant View New Choices set up in my Google Reader feed. This morning, I saw that Netflix Instant View is now offering all four seasons of Lost. The fact that this service comes free with my Netflix subscription is incredible. What are some...
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