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  1. Greg Lovern

    Disney's "Runaway Brain" (1995) in HD?

    Thanks, that review answers the question for me.
  2. Greg Lovern

    Disney's "Runaway Brain" (1995) in HD?

    I have Disney's "Runaway Brain" Mickey Mouse short on the 2004 DVD, Walt Disney Treasures: Mickey Mouse in Living Color, Volume 2. Recently I picked up a used copy of "Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection" (2015) in blu-ray + DVD. After buying it I learned that when new it had...
  3. Greg Lovern

    Disney's "Make Mine Music" DVD plays zoomed

    Is your Pinocchio also the 1999 "Limited Issue"?
  4. Greg Lovern

    Disney's "Make Mine Music" DVD plays zoomed

    Thanks, that's interesting. I'm pretty sure I bought these at DVDExpress, a major online DVD retailer at the time. I used to follow the list of new DVD releases, and I would have bought these as soon as they were available. I would be surprised if they're bootleg. Are there any tell-tale signs...
  5. Greg Lovern

    Disney's "Make Mine Music" DVD plays zoomed

    I've found a solution, sort of. See "ANOTHER UPDATE" in my original post.
  6. Greg Lovern

    Disney's "Make Mine Music" DVD plays zoomed

    I have a Sanyo FW65R70F TV and a Sony BDP-S360 blu-ray player. When I play Disney's 1946 "Make Mine Music" DVD ("Gold Collection", 2000), it plays zoomed so that it fills the 16:9 screen side to side, and the top and bottom of the picture is cut off. This problem doesn't happen with other 4:3...
  7. Greg Lovern

    How do you access the mini-movies on the Despicable Me blu-ray?

    Disregard, I was confused. First, it's not the two Despicable Me discs that are affected; it's the two DVDs. The two blu-ray discs in the case both do play the mini-movies. Second, if you look close enough, the back of the case, it says so. After the two Mini-Movies blurbs there is a cross...
  8. Greg Lovern

    Roku TV: End credits go to small window

    I asked this on the Roku community forum but no response, so I thought I'd try here. On our Roku TV, when we reach the end credits of a streamed movie, sometimes it goes to a small window, and the rest of the screen becomes an promotion for some random other movie. When that happens, how do we...
  9. Greg Lovern

    HD Tivo image quality on 4K television set

    We've had our Tivo Roamio Plus since 2015, watching it on an HD DLP TV, and all was well. Recently we upgraded the TV to a 4K model, the new Sanyo FW65R70F. On the new TV, streamed HD content upscaled to 4K looks great, and blu-ray disks in our old blu-ray player (we still don't have a 4K disk...
  10. Greg Lovern

    20 Year Old 5.1 Surround Sound System

    Thanks! I'll let you know how it goes.
  11. Greg Lovern

    How do you access the mini-movies on the Despicable Me blu-ray?

    How do you access the mini-movies on the Despicable Me blu-ray? I have the blu-ray and dvd from the "3 Movie Collection" box set of ~2016. The mini-movies on the Minions and Despicable Me 2 disks are easy to find, but I don't see them on the Despicable Me disks. I've looked on both the blu-ray...
  12. Greg Lovern

    20 Year Old 5.1 Surround Sound System

    Thanks, but according to this article which I found by googling keywords from your answer, that may not be true of my set which was a new model introduced just last month: https://www.avu.ca/audio/tv-preventing-enjoying-true-surround-sound/ Are there any movie scenes where I would be able to...
  13. Greg Lovern

    20 Year Old 5.1 Surround Sound System

    I have a ~20 year old 5.1 surround sound system buried in the back of a storage room. It predates HDMI; the receiver's best audio connection is optical. My television set has an optical output (Sanyo FW65R70F). Before I become a human backhoe and go dig it out, any thoughts on whether it would...
  14. Greg Lovern

    Jog/Shuttle Dials

    Will jog/shuttle dials ever make a comeback on disk player remotes? I used to enjoy stepping back and forth a frame at a time examining animated films on laserdisc. Are there remotes today that work well for that? Back when DVD arrived, I read that it wasn't possible with DVD because each frame...
  15. Greg Lovern

    DVD upscaling to 4K

    How is your DVD upscaling to 4K? I just got a Sanyo FW65R70F, and I'm viewing disks from an old Sony BDP-S360. Upscaling from blu-ray looks great, but upscaling from DVD, though in places impressive for 24x upscaling, is sometimes swimming in artifacts. I tried setting the blu-ray player to...
  16. Greg Lovern

    LG 65UM6900PUA

    I'm still using an HD Toshiba 62" DLP which I bought used for $100 a few years ago. I hadn't planned on going to 4K until I could find a great deal on a used one. But yesterday I noticed that Best Buy had the 65" LG LG 65UM6900PUA for $530. I looked for user reviews and found over 4,000 on...
  17. Greg Lovern

    STRANGER THINGS UNSKIPPABLE PREVIEWS

    We watched the other 2 episodes on the disc last night. It prompted for whether I wanted to resume (Yes/No). I choose Yes, and it went right into the menu.
  18. Greg Lovern

    STRANGER THINGS UNSKIPPABLE PREVIEWS

    I just got season 1 disc 1 in the mail from netflix. So I don't have disc 2 nor any other disc. This is bar none the most annoying startup I have ever seen. It reminds me of the early Disney DVDs, but at least on those you could fast-forward through each of the 837 previews. On this disc I can't...
  19. Greg Lovern

    Toshiba 56HM195 - "Auto Aspect Ratio" feature

    Ah, thanks. I see that now. Greg
  20. Greg Lovern

    Toshiba 56HM195 - "Auto Aspect Ratio" feature

    I've just picked up a used Toshiba 56HM195. It has a "Auto Aspect Ratio" feature (page 74 of the owner's manual), which when enabled should display windowboxed (black bars on all four sides) 4:3 images in "TheaterWide 2" display mode, which zooms in to eliminate the windowboxing. We have some...
  21. Greg Lovern

    Philips 60PP9601 HD inputs dead

    It's a rare 4:3 HDTV. 1080i, 720p. The only difference between it and its sister 16:9 HDTV model 55PP9701 is that it's taller. Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin look great on that 60" 4:3 HDTV screen. Greg
  22. Greg Lovern

    Philips 60PP9601 HD inputs dead

    We have a Philips 60PP9601 HDTV. It was working fine for years but recently both HD inputs have gone dead -- no picture. It has two HD inputs; component and VGA. The standard-def inputs are still working, but not well. I would guess the problem with them started at the same time as the HD...
  23. Greg Lovern

    HD Input Stopped Working

    Thanks -- what about this one? http://www.ebay.com/itm/YPbPr-Component-to-VGA-Video-Audio-Converter-1080p-New-/350351497479?pt=US_Video_Cables_Adapters&hash=item5192939907 It has a menu that allows selecting output resolution. Thanks, Greg
  24. Greg Lovern

    HD Input Stopped Working

    I'm referring to the component inputs. Would it make sense to look for a component-to-VGA adapter to use the TV's HD VGA input? Would that be the same resolution as Component? Thanks, Greg
  25. Greg Lovern

    HD Input Stopped Working

    I've had a Philips 60PP9601 TV for ten years. The HD input seems to have stopped working. I see no signal at all when I attach a blu-ray player or TivoHD to it, but I do see video from same devices if I attach them to the 480i input. Can I replace the HD input myself? Thanks, Greg
  26. Greg Lovern

    Component Input Splitter or Component/VGA Adapter?

    No, I'm not using a reciever. Do I need a reciever to switch video?
  27. Greg Lovern

    Component Input Splitter or Component/VGA Adapter?

    I'm using an older (~2001) HDTV (Philips 60PP9601) that has two HD inputs: -- Component Video (Y/Pr/Pb) -- VGA/SVGA Ever since a few weeks after I got that TV, used, in early 2003, I've used the component input with a Panasonic DVD-XP30, a progressive-scan DVD player. Today, I set up...
  28. Greg Lovern

    Is this a pirated DVD?

    I bought a copy of Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow from an Amazon.com private seller, and I suspect it may be a pirated copy. How can I be sure? Here's what makes me suspect it's pirated: -- On the back (data side) of the disk, the inner and outer rings are purple. Doesn't that...
  29. Greg Lovern

    Philips 60PP9601 - No Picture or Menu on Aux 1 - 3 and Ant A & B Inputs

    I had a tech come out and look at it. After some fiddling with the remote, it suddenly started working again. He didn't know what he did that fixed it. It's working fine now, except that now, on the non-HD inputs, the volume graphic doesn't show up when adjusting the volume. It still shows...
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