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  1. Scott Merryfield

    Amazon Prime Day July 16 and 17, 2024 Post Your Deals Here

    I ordered a Roomba Combo i3+ vacuum at 45% off -- plus another 7% in rewards for no rush shipping.. We have a low end model at our South Carolina condo that works well, but it must be emptied manually. This one is for our Michigan home. It vacuums and mops, plus is self emptying.
  2. Scott Merryfield

    General Weather Thread

    Lake Michigan is big... but it's not that big. :)
  3. Scott Merryfield

    Amazon Prime Day July 16 and 17, 2024 Post Your Deals Here

    I picked up Batman: Mask of the Phantasm UHD for $14.99. Didn't see any other titles that I wanted. Was offered 7% rewards on my Amazon Prime VISA instead of the normal 5% for deferred shipping. That's the first time I have seen a 7% offer for this -- it's usually 6%. I did pick up an Anker...
  4. Scott Merryfield

    For the Love of Camera Bags

    I am considering buying a Think Tank Mirrorless Mover backpack to add as a smaller option to their Backlight 26L that I already own. I currently have a Lowepro Flipside 300 for when I want to travel lighter, but it does not have any compartment for a laptop or tablet.
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    General Discussion Digital Movie/TV Deals

    Done. This is a nice inexpensive upgrade over my existing DVD with the snapper case.
  6. Scott Merryfield

    General Weather Thread

    :laugh: Luckily I am not playing this morning. Tomorrow morning's scheduled round is definitely in jeopardy, though.
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    General Discussion Digital Movie/TV Deals

    For those who missed out on past sales, The Pirates of the Caribbean 4K 5-film set is currently on sale for $14.99 on iTunes.
  8. Scott Merryfield

    General Weather Thread

    Reminds me of an episode of Last Man Standing, when Tim Allen's character met one of his neighbors at a party. He asked what she did for a living, which was a TV weather person. Tim's follow up question was "how does it feel, having a job that can be done by a $2 app on your phone?" :laugh:
  9. Scott Merryfield

    A Fistful of Dollars Remake

    A Fistful of Dollars is a remake -- of Kurosawa's Yojimbo. In any case, a remake of Leone's western would be a futile effort. Leone's direction, Eastwood's performance, and Ennio Morricone's score can't be topped by modern Hollywood.
  10. Scott Merryfield

    Need a new SPL Meter

    I still have my old Radio Shack SPL meter, too. There are some smart phone apps that do this that may be worth a try. Google SPL meters (pick Android or iPhone, depending on your device).
  11. Scott Merryfield

    Your current GAS list?

    I still find having a 2nd body with a crop sensor useful. There are times I will carry two bodies -- the crop with a telephoto for wildlife, and the full frame with a standard zoom for landscapes. Or I may put a wide angle lens on the crop and a standard lens on the full frame. This alleviates...
  12. Scott Merryfield

    Your current GAS list?

    Canon's higher megapixel cameras (45MP and above) never really appealed to me -- but I have always owned a crop sensor body to complement my FF, so having a 24MP APS-C sensor body alleviates the need to use my full frame body in crop mode. Personally, I have never used that feature on my Canon...
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    Your current GAS list?

    What resolution MP are we talking about here? Personally, I was a little apprehensive initially dropping down from the 30MP of my old Canon EOS R to 24MP with the R6 Mark II, but it really hasn't been an issue. The newer sensor is a significant improvement in other areas, such as high ISO...
  14. Scott Merryfield

    General Weather Thread

    I may have to put on a second layer for my morning round of golf.
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    General Weather Thread

    It was similar here in SE Michigan. I had to put on a long sleeve shirt while sitting outside. :D
  16. Scott Merryfield

    R.I.P Martin Mull

    Mull was also quite good as the self-medicating pharmacist on Two and a Half Men. RIP
  17. Scott Merryfield

    General Discussion Digital Movie/TV Deals

    For those who may be looking for a deal on the 4K digital version of Once Upon a Time in the West, Fanflix is having a two for $4.99 each sale which includes this, as well as quite a few other UHD titles. These can only be claimed on Fandango at Home (formerly Vudu).
  18. Scott Merryfield

    General Discussion Digital Movie/TV Deals

    I picked up The Eagle Has Landed on iTunes for $4.99. I do not recall ever seeing this on sale there before (although I could have easily missed it). Obviously on sale due to the passing of Donald Sutherland.
  19. Scott Merryfield

    General Weather Thread

    It's been very hot down here in SE Michigan. I played golf on Monday and today. I think today was worse. Very high humidity along with 94 degrees. Two of the guys in our group gave up partway through the back nine. I am wiped out.
  20. Scott Merryfield

    R.I.P Donald Sutherland

    RIP. He played so many great roles in some wonderful films. M*A*S*H, Don't Look Now, Klute, The Dirty Dozen, Animal House, Backdraft just off the top of my head.
  21. Scott Merryfield

    DVD Profiler 4.0.0 is out.

    I have noticed that I wasn't getting any profile updates on the desktop version, even though I know there should be some available based on the database contributions. Looking at the forum on their website, it seems other users are having the same issue. One user posted this work around, which...
  22. Scott Merryfield

    Pre-Order High Noon (1952) (4k UHD Combo) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    I have a TCL QM8 mini-LED 75-inch set, and did not experience those issues, either.
  23. Scott Merryfield

    White Water Rafting

    A group of us would go white water rafting each September on the Upper Gauley River in West Virginia. We did this for 5 or 6 years back in the the 1990's. After Labor Day, four days a week water is released from the Summersville Dam through October on what are called "Gauley Weekends". You put...
  24. Scott Merryfield

    Peacock Peacock - NBC/Universal Streaming Service (Official Thread)

    I bit on the $20 price mainly for the sports - - NFL, NCAA football and golf in my case. Those programs will have commercials no matter how you watch. I doubt that I will watch any other stuff after trying a couple of shows. The ads annoyed me. BTW, I also bit on a one year subscription to...
  25. Scott Merryfield

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - Chinatown -- in 4k UHD

    I bought my digital copy of Chinatown on iTunes in September, 2019. What I cannot tell you is if it was in HD back then and later was upgraded to 4K, or if I bought it in 4K at that time.
  26. Scott Merryfield

    2023-2024 NFL Season

    Not surprising. The Steelers haven't fired a coach in over half a century, and have had only three head coaches during that time. Both Chuck Noll and Bill Cowher left of their own accord, and that's most likely how Tomlin will leave.
  27. Scott Merryfield

    Pre-Order Bolero (1984) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    ...and releasing this film on BD isn't what's preventing any of those other films you desire to be released.
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    Show Off Your Pics

    Frankfort, MI.
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    UHD Review La Femme Nikita UHD Review

    Thanks for the review, Todd. I didn't know this was getting a UHD release. Time to add it to my wishlist.