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  1. Derek Miner

    Looking for 5.1/7.1 suggestions

    Hey, guys, I'm not often in the equipment areas of HTF, but I've been thinking about the long-neglected link in my system - the speakers. I wanted to get some recommendations specific to my setup. I am currently using the speakers that came with my first 5.1 receiver, a Kenwood...
  2. Derek Miner

    Good week to join the HD revolution

    Until this week, I did not own an HD monitor, and it was hard to believe. I work in a video facility and look at perfect pictures every day I'm working. I had been using a 27" Sony set that had never failed me, therefore never giving me the absolute need to upgrade. And last year, my PARENTS...
  3. Derek Miner

    Kitchen Nightmares Season 2

    I know there are some compulsive Gordon Ramsay watchers here... so who else caught the "Kitchen Nightmares Revisited" special Thursday night that evidently kicks off the new season? I like that they've taken another good idea from the UK counterpart of the show, going back to the restaurants...
  4. Derek Miner

    Gary Coleman "loan" commercial?!

    I was flipping channels last week when I came across this commercial featuring Gary Coleman saying something like, "Nobody would lend me any money, not even my family!" It seemed so laughable I couldn't believe any notable person would utter that statement. So tonight I'm watching TV and another...
  5. Derek Miner

    StoryMakers Studio

    Did anyone else sign up for the StoryMakers Studio subscription that was promoted briefly here at Home Theater Forum? I signed up in early April and have paid the monthly fee twice and received nothing yet. Anyone know what's going on?
  6. Derek Miner

    "up all night" movies?

    And no, for you fans of Rhonda Shear (or Gilbert Gottfried), I'm not talking about the old USA program... :P I'm trying to compile a list of movies that take place over the course of a single night, primarily comedic in tone or at least quirky. Here are some I absolutely know and love...
  7. Derek Miner

    Any software for this?

    I wondered if this new little Mac community on the HTF might know of a piece of sotftware I can use for a pretty specific project. I'm getting ready to make up a schedule for a two-day film festival. I had considered making an Excel spreadsheet, but I am really interested in doing something...
  8. Derek Miner

    "Fake" widescreen?

    I wanted to drop by this forum and present an examination of the framing of the Beatles' animated film Yellow Submarine that I posted elsewhere. The reason I went to all the trouble was that I had seen some people claiming that the DVD release of the film in widescreen was wrong and that the...
  9. Derek Miner

    Now that Richard Donner has redone Superman II...

    Since Warner Bros. finally agreed to revisiting Superman II, this is what I'd like to see them do with Richard Donner next... Give us the rest of the deleted scenes from THE GOONIES! The extra scenes on the current DVD were previously found in a TV cut that at one point ended up on The...
  10. Derek Miner

    AC3 for laserdisc help?

    I just discovered my second-hand laserdisc player was previously modified to pass the RF AC3 signal, so now I need to go the next step and decode that RF for 5.1... I know the RF demodulators go for $150 and up on eBay, but I'm also intrigued by the possibility of finding an older receiver...
  11. Derek Miner

    Costco members: Sopranos deal

    If you are a Costco member and you're looking for any of the season sets of The Sopranos, there's a coupon being handed out now that will be good from July 7 to July 13. The coupon is good for $15 off "Season 1, 2 or 3" with "No item limit." The coupon suggests the final cost will be $49.99 a...
  12. Derek Miner

    Anyone else notice...

    I just returned from my usual Tuesday DVD run and it occurred to me that POPEYE is out on DVD the same day as PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE, which made pretty good use of the song "He Needs Me" from the former film... strange coincidence, eh?
  13. Derek Miner

    Best Buy South Park bonus

    In case you South Park fans haven't been over to The Digital Bits today... BestBuy.com has a bonus disc available if you pre-order South Park season 2. The disc contains the original all-cutout version of the pilot, "Cartman Gets An Anal Probe"! There are some notable differences in this version...
  14. Derek Miner

    Trio raids TV vaults in Dec. - Teddy Z, Profit, Action, others (MERGED THREAD)

    Just caught an ad on the cable network Trio that December will be "Brilliant But Cancelled" month. They will be showing episodes from a handful of shows given the boot by the networks. Two of my favorite cancelled series are represented: Action and The Famous Teddy Z. Check out the website...
  15. Derek Miner

    Attention Zardoz fans!

    If you're anywhere near Tampa, Florida, there's going to be a special screening of ZARDOZ on Thursday Oct. 17 at Tampa Theatre. See http://www.tampatheatre.org for details. Look for the "Bad Movie! Bad!" event.
  16. Derek Miner

    Help me navigate L.A.

    Hi all, I've done a search and read a couple past threads on Los Angeles, but I thought I'd drop by and get some particular advice and see if there're any new ideas for distractions. I've decided I would head out to L.A. to see this one-time comedy event with Kids in the Hall, Bob & David of...
  17. Derek Miner

    Is this on the Internet anywhere?

    Does anyone know of a site with information about which movie trailers are shipping to theaters and perhaps which films the studios recommend placement with? If someone here at the HTF could point me in the right direction, it would be a great help for something I'm working on for Movie Poop Shoot.
  18. Derek Miner

    Am I within the rules?

    I just read the note for the users about behavior and content on the HTF, and it got me thinking. I haven't received any emails or notes (that I know of) about this, but I wanted to double check with the head honchos... Is my signature okay? There are a couple aspects I think could be...
  19. Derek Miner

    Anyone dig The Monkees' HEAD?

    I am constantly surprised by the number of people who have not only seen this film, but find it interesting. I remember back in the days when the only way to see it was on Cinemax and then only rarely. I embarked upon a venture to combine some of the theories about what the film might mean...
  20. Derek Miner

    Trashing some crappy flicks

    I wanted to share this with you guys. Kevin Smith's Movie Poop Shoot site ran a couple of mock movie ads that I created: http://www.moviepoopshoot.com/onehand/index.html You need to scroll aboout half-way down the page, and you'll see the stuff. Incidentally, I compiled the quotes without...
  21. Derek Miner

    Help me keep my wits (HTF Dating Thread #9042)

    Just as soon as you think they've gone away, someone like me comes back in and puts another one up. Yes, it's another dating/relationship thread. Seriously, though, I enjoy reading the responses from the guys and gals that chime in to offer advice to the more socially challenged members (such as...
  22. Derek Miner

    LD/DVD Landmarks & Firsts?

    Okay, I especially want to hear from those of you who are the laser fanatics from back in the days before DVD... What are some of the "firsts" for laser and DVD? What features or titles brought something new to the viewer or raised the bar for future releases? Interestingly enough, a "first"...
  23. Derek Miner

    What should I do with Paul McCartney tickets?

    I know what you're thinking, "use them!" :) Well, I am looking for advice on what to do with three extra seats for Paul McCartney in Tampa, Florida on May 15. I had read online about these concerts selling out in less than a half-hour, so I decided to try getting tickets at the same time my...
  24. Derek Miner

    What the heck is up with FOX?

    First I heard they cancelled The Tick and Family Guy. X Files is toast after this season. I hear Undeclared is in possible danger of the axe (so is Titus, but I never really watched it anyway). Now it seems they're cancelling Futurama. What shows do they plan on having left? I suppose...
  25. Derek Miner

    Is this just too much?

    I was reading the Forum today, and I come across this: Yes, Mr. Chmiel has grabbed a frame of a wheelchair-bound Rini Bell from Ghost World for his sig! C'mon Matthew, we all know you love Rini, but this is just creepy. Are you a big fan of Crash as well? :D
  26. Derek Miner

    Prepping for the 2002 film list

    Since 2002 is here, I guess the 2002 film list thread is right around the corner. I plan to actively participate this year, and I want to do it right. I read the discussion thread a few weeks ago about how it was going to be handled this time, but I didn't really come away with a good...
  27. Derek Miner

    My night at the movies...

    This evening I couldn't help but think back to some old threads where people posted some of their annoying movie theater experiences... I went to a sneak preview of The Majestic tonight. While the commercials started up, some girls came in looking for three seats. I moved over so they could...
  28. Derek Miner

    Another post about meeting women...

    I never thought I'd be posting something like this in the Home Theater Forum... But after noting some of the interesting threads in here about relationships, it became apparent that this is probably the BEST place to go. So here's my dilemma... A couple months ago, I was buying something at...
  29. Derek Miner

    Midnight/Repertory series... where are the audiences?

    Down here in Clearwater, Florida, a small independent theater started doing weekend midnight "cult" movies a few months back. During the month of October, they did "scary" movies every weekend, ending with The Exorcist on the weekend before Halloween. I've been to many of these shows, and I...
  30. Derek Miner

    Toy Story 2: Edited for Content?

    Toy Story 2 just began on ABC. They had the typical disclaimer before it saying "This film has been modified from its original version..." yada yada. It said it had been edited to run in the time alotted, but also that it had been EDITED FOR CONTENT. What "content" do you need to edit from a...
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