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Title: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: bmoney on November 13, 2016, 09:25:43 AM
Re-visited

Edge of tomorrow LDR in 3d

man I forgot how great the bass and sound is in this...and love the story

what have you last watched?
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Post by: laugsbach on November 13, 2016, 10:55:04 AM
I recently purchased a Denon 4300 from JD here at AV Science...added the four DIY Atmos ceiling speakers and decided to watch Everest 3D. It was like watching a new movie and I have watched Everest at least 4 times since release. IMHO, immersive audio is the real deal. Now I'm looking to upgrade my PJ to a JVC 400 to improve my 2D / 3D experience and accept UHD discs that have immersive audio tracks.

Edge of Tomorrow 3D would be on my list after the PJ change...great movie!
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: bmoney on November 13, 2016, 11:11:24 AM
oh yeah everest is a good one!...and the best part of atmos setup is it improves all movies with the upmixer :)

definitely check out goosebumps and xmen apocolypse...awesome atmos in both
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Post by: ellisr63 on November 13, 2016, 06:36:18 PM
The last BR I watched was Star Trek- Beyond.
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Post by: bmoney on November 14, 2016, 05:06:31 AM
watched Penguins with my son last night...pretty bad movie..but nice visuals and sound
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Post by: ellisr63 on November 14, 2016, 08:43:42 AM
Watched John Carter again last night.
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Post by: ShadeRF on November 14, 2016, 12:25:24 PM
Watched the extended cut of The New World on the new Criterion disk. I had never seen this movie before and I was blown away. The cinematography was absolutely gorgeous and I really enjoyed the slower pacing of the film. I give it a 9.75/10
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Post by: stridsvognen on November 14, 2016, 04:05:58 PM
Just watched Spartacus on HD DVD, and before that Apocalypto on Bly Ray.
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Post by: ellisr63 on November 14, 2016, 04:07:24 PM
Just watched Spartacus on HD DVD, and before that Apocalypto on Bly Ray.
Those are 2 great classic movies, and I must say I have never had the opportunity to see them look as great as your setup does!
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Post by: AVSCraig on November 14, 2016, 08:35:09 PM
I watched " The Talented Mr. Ripley " last Thursday with friends that had never seen it ( I've only seen it once ) - great film. Not sure if I'll have time to watch anything before Wed., but I'm watching " Anthropoid " Wed., followed by  " Sicario " on 4K UHD Thursday, and then " End Of Watch " on Blu Ray on Friday. Sat and Sunday movies are TDB.
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Post by: bmoney on November 15, 2016, 03:18:48 AM
Picking up

Finding dory

And Star Wars 3D today. So those will be the next
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Post by: stridsvognen on November 15, 2016, 08:00:59 AM
Just watched The Revenant on Blu ray, now going to do the UHD disc.
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Post by: Greg9518LC on November 16, 2016, 10:21:17 AM
Watched Chronos 2 nights ago took a few shots gosh awful movie and threw it in the trash ;D
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Post by: bmoney on November 16, 2016, 11:19:17 AM
had a double feature last night

Finding Dory...loved it...had more bass than I was expecting...great sound overall
Star wars TFA 3D....the 3d was outstanding!! and the sound is my pick for best of the year
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Post by: AVSCraig on November 16, 2016, 04:52:40 PM
Watched Chronos 2 nights ago took a few shots gosh awful movie and threw it in the trash ;D

I thought Chronos was interesting, but not as good by any means as Pan's Labyrinth !
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: ellisr63 on November 18, 2016, 10:07:19 AM
Watched Nerve, and Mr. Right yesterday with friends and all enjoyed both movies.
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Post by: AVSCraig on November 18, 2016, 01:29:27 PM
Nerve was a really original, fun indie film. Julia Robert's niece was quite good. Soundtrack was awesome. I can see that happening in real life too - which always makes a movie just that much more scary ! 
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on November 20, 2016, 01:01:16 PM
Watched " Anthropoid " last night. Loved it - excellent war movie based on a true story. Watch the making of extra to see the effort put into making it as true to what happened as a movie can be. This one is going into my war movie collection !
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Post by: bmoney on November 20, 2016, 02:30:39 PM
Watched " Anthropoid " last night. Loved it - excellent war movie based on a true story. Watch the making of extra to see the effort put into making it as true to what happened as a movie can be. This one is going into my war movie collection !

never heard of it....interesting!
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Post by: stridsvognen on November 20, 2016, 03:24:30 PM
Wolverine.. Ok movie, pretty lousy image quality.
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: ShadeRF on November 21, 2016, 08:46:05 AM
I watched Delirious (John Candy) and Stagecoach yesterday. I had never seen either but both were enjoyable in their own way. Stagecoach was a treat and I was really impressed with some of the stunt work later in the film. It's too bad the original negative is lost as the print(s) they used definitely have a lot of damage. Even still, Criterion did a good job with what they had to work with and it wasn't bad enough to take away from my enjoyment of the film.
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on November 21, 2016, 10:00:33 AM
I watched Delirious (John Candy) and Stagecoach yesterday. I had never seen either but both were enjoyable in their own way. Stagecoach was a treat and I was really impressed with some of the stunt work later in the film. It's too bad the original negative is lost as the print(s) they used definitely have a lot of damage. Even still, Criterion did a good job with what they had to work with and it wasn't bad enough to take away from my enjoyment of the film.

Stagecoach is a classic ! haven't seen that in a long time. I might look for this on sale ! Thanks.
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Post by: DavidHir on November 21, 2016, 10:21:47 AM
Escape from Alcatraz (Eastwood).

I had to watch it on my puny 51" Samsung plasma.  Not fun without a projector as I sold my RS4810 and very much looking forward to when my new RS500 arrives (and especially when it gets calibrated by Chad B).
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Post by: ShadeRF on November 21, 2016, 12:53:18 PM
Stagecoach is a classic ! haven't seen that in a long time. I might look for this on sale ! Thanks.

Barnes & Nobles has Criterions 50% off now!
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on November 22, 2016, 10:47:11 AM
I watched " Days of Glory " last night. An interesting WWII war movie, from a totally different perspective -

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Days-of-Glory-Blu-ray/2017/#Review

(http://images4.static-bluray.com/movies/covers/2017_large.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: ShadeRF on November 22, 2016, 12:36:25 PM
I watched " Days of Glory " last night. An interesting WWII war movie, from a totally different perspective -

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Days-of-Glory-Blu-ray/2017/#Review

(http://images4.static-bluray.com/movies/covers/2017_large.jpg)

This looks good. I'm adding it to my wish list.
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: bmoney on November 23, 2016, 09:29:25 AM
last 3 watched:

mechanic:resurection...meh...but decent sound

Kubo and two strings....a little weird...good sound..my son liked it

War Dogs....loved this movie..
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: stridsvognen on November 23, 2016, 01:58:26 PM
Braveheart.

A movie i have no problem watching over and over again.

Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: cjake on November 23, 2016, 03:32:59 PM
The Infiltrator with Bryan Cranston
The Duel with Woody Harrelson
Equals (which has a story somewhat similar to Gattaca)
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: ellisr63 on November 23, 2016, 04:49:02 PM
The Infiltrator with Bryan Cranston
The Duel with Woody Harrelson
Equals (which has a story somewhat similar to Gattaca)
We enjoyed Gattaca...will have to check out "Equals" too, thanks. :)
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Post by: ShadeRF on November 23, 2016, 05:21:42 PM
Just watched Captain Fantastic. Very interesting movie, very different. Loved the score/soundtrack. 8/10
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: bmoney on November 23, 2016, 07:12:41 PM
The Infiltrator with Bryan Cranston
The Duel with Woody Harrelson
Equals (which has a story somewhat similar to Gattaca)

i thought the infiltrator was pretty good....kind of reminded me of donnie brasco though (and not nearly as good)
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: Tom Bley on November 23, 2016, 07:32:14 PM
Picked up the UHD Blac-Ray of 'Mechanic: Resurrection'
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: seplant on November 24, 2016, 08:36:27 PM
Star Wars The Force Awakens 3D.  Boy, that Star Destroyer really jumps out of the screen at about 30 minutes in.  Wow!
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: bmoney on November 25, 2016, 05:43:09 AM
watched Bad Moms

hysterical
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Post by: ShadeRF on November 25, 2016, 08:08:51 AM
Yesterday's viewing was Vertigo and An American in Paris. I had never seen either... /ducks
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Post by: AVSCraig on November 25, 2016, 10:48:27 AM
Yesterday's viewing was Vertigo and An American in Paris. I had never seen either... /ducks

Those are classic films !!
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: ShadeRF on November 25, 2016, 11:15:19 AM
Those are classic films !!

I've watched and own a ton of classic movies but there's still a ton I haven't seen. I'm getting through them as I can though!
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on November 25, 2016, 11:28:12 AM
I've watched and own a ton of classic movies but there's still a ton I haven't seen. I'm getting through them as I can though!

While my wife isn't a big fan of black and white films, I'm pretty close to buying the new Marx Brothers 5 movie collection, as those are hilarious ! And we are going to screen " Singing In The Rain " for New Years Eve ( doing a Chinese take out / movie night for friends ).
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Post by: ShadeRF on November 25, 2016, 11:39:03 AM
While my wife isn't a big fan of black and white films, I'm pretty close to buying the new Marx Brothers 5 movie collection, as those are hilarious ! And we are going to screen " Singing In The Rain " for New Years Eve ( doing a Chinese take out / movie night for friends ).

My wife wasn't a big fan of the B&W either but that was because she had a preconception that they were boring. I can't remember which ones I chose now (I want to say Casablanca and It's a Wonderful Life) but I picked a couple classics to show her and now we've easily watched 300+ B&W films and some of her favorites are old B&Ws.

In regards to Singing in the the Rain, will this be her first viewing? It's a huge favorite in this house!
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: stridsvognen on November 25, 2016, 11:42:33 AM
Just finished U571 whos a nice movie to watch on the CRT projector with all the dark scenes.
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: bmoney on November 25, 2016, 12:04:11 PM
Just finished U571 whos a nice movie to watch on the CRT projector with all the dark scenes.

as well as a sub workout
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on November 25, 2016, 12:06:06 PM
My wife wasn't a big fan of the B&W either but that was because she had a preconception that they were boring. I can't remember which ones I chose now (I want to say Casablanca and It's a Wonderful Life) but I picked a couple classics to show her and now we've easily watched 300+ B&W films and some of her favorites are old B&Ws.

In regards to Singing in the the Rain, will this be her first viewing? It's a huge favorite in this house!

No, Singing In The Rain is a favorite of my wife. I'm starting the New Years movie night off with Top Gun - another fun movie. You don't realize how old you are until you see how young all the actors look ( except for Cruise - who never ages ). 
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Post by: AVSCraig on November 25, 2016, 12:07:17 PM
as well as a sub workout

That is a fun movie - I watched the Blu Ray not too long ago !! Great sub( woofer ) demo movie !
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Post by: stridsvognen on November 25, 2016, 12:18:30 PM
as well as a sub workout

Yeah it will level the house if your not carefull on the volume controle..
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Post by: AVSCraig on November 25, 2016, 01:38:40 PM
Yeah it will level the house if your not carefull on the volume controle..

I already had that problem a couple of weeks ago watching " The Dark Knight Rises " with the volume set too high to begin with ( careful with that movie ) ! :-[
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: bmoney on November 25, 2016, 02:18:31 PM
watching mike and dave need wedding dates tonight
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Post by: ellisr63 on November 25, 2016, 04:27:24 PM
watching mike and dave need wedding dates tonight
That is a funny movie IMO. :)
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Post by: ShadeRF on November 29, 2016, 10:16:20 AM
Watched White Christmas which I see dubbed as a loose remake of Holiday Inn. Holiday Inn in my opinion is far far better.
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Post by: bmoney on November 29, 2016, 10:22:25 AM
That is a funny movie IMO. :)

it was hysterical!  really enjoyed it

tonight is BFG...heard the movie is nice..and presentation is outstanding
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Post by: ellisr63 on November 29, 2016, 10:24:55 AM
Tonight I will be watching How to train your Dragon 2.
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Post by: bmoney on November 30, 2016, 07:03:21 AM
Watched BFG last night..not as good as I expected but still a fun movie..

and demo quality for sound and Picture!
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Post by: bmoney on December 03, 2016, 10:42:50 AM
watched Petes dragon....was bored to tears ...nothing like the original whichi s a childhood favorite
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Post by: AVSCraig on December 03, 2016, 11:17:47 AM
Watched Sicario with my wife ( she hadn't seen it yet ) on 4K BR. Love that movie - holds up quite well with repeat viewings.
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: richlife69 on December 03, 2016, 11:34:58 AM
I started last July on upgrading my HT and (despite having many numerous "bumps", as in increased reqs) with all the improvements, I'm STILL working on the upgrades.  The main objective was to improve my sound, so I have the Yamaha A3060.  That led to Atmos to achieve 7.2.4, then a 2-ch amp that fits my situation for those RPs, and then the new Atmos blurays.  Now working on a 4K UHD bluray player since my Panasonic is 6 years old.  And then in the Spring there will be a new 4K UHD tv since my Vizio turns out to be limited.  <sigh>  These forums do get expensive...

But that is why I have answers for this questions --  John Wick, In the Heart of the Sea, Everest and Unbroken are the new Atmos releases I've watched.  And a whole slew of re-watches just to hear how great this new HT setup can make a movie sound.  And a long wishlist of 4K blurays coming (my family is wonderful at feeding my habit).   8)
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Post by: bmoney on December 05, 2016, 07:22:00 AM
Steve Jobs

great movie...much better than "jobs" after reading the biography I feel it really hit the tone of how he was...Highly recommended
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Post by: ellisr63 on December 05, 2016, 08:32:02 AM
We watched True Grit... (the remake version), and it was very good.
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Post by: bmoney on December 05, 2016, 03:02:31 PM
watched Don't Breathe...very very cool suspense flick....awesome sound...and room bending bass this one digs deeeeeep
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Post by: AVSCraig on December 05, 2016, 05:16:32 PM
Steve Jobs

great movie...much better than "jobs" after reading the biography I feel it really hit the tone of how he was...Highly recommended

Just picked that movie up. Maybe watch it tonight ( or Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in 4k ) !
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Post by: bmoney on December 06, 2016, 04:56:35 AM
watched Ted 2 last night

defintily hysterical parts...not as good as the first (sequels rarely are)
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Post by: AVSCraig on December 06, 2016, 08:17:58 AM
Did wind up watching " Steve Jobs " last night. Phenomenal performance from Fassbender. I'll watch this again just for the rapid fire dialog !
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Post by: ellisr63 on December 06, 2016, 10:54:03 AM
Watched Resident Evil-Afterlife last night. It has a little too much fake fighting in this one, but I still enjoyed it.
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Post by: bmoney on December 06, 2016, 11:00:19 AM
tonight is The secret Life of Pets
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Post by: ellisr63 on December 06, 2016, 03:35:47 PM
Today I am watching the new Bourne movie.
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Post by: richlife69 on December 06, 2016, 09:36:20 PM
I watched Unbroken all the way through instead of just the intro.  The first time I saw it month back was pre-Atmos.  The opening is an awesome demo, but there is a constant Atmos presence throughout.  Can easily be missed since it pulls into the movie.
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Post by: AVSCraig on December 07, 2016, 08:23:33 AM
I watched Unbroken all the way through instead of just the intro.  The first time I saw it month back was pre-Atmos.  The opening is an awesome demo, but there is a constant Atmos presence throughout.  Can easily be missed since it pulls into the movie.

The bomber scenes just shake my room !
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Post by: AVSCraig on December 09, 2016, 09:32:40 AM
Watched " Immortal Beloved " last night, with friends that hadn't seen it, and my wife ( one of her favorite films ). Great movie. Looked excellent on my RS600. Outstanding soundtrack.

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Immortal-Beloved-Blu-ray/473/#Review
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Post by: bmoney on December 09, 2016, 10:21:24 AM
I watched Unbroken all the way through instead of just the intro.  The first time I saw it month back was pre-Atmos.  The opening is an awesome demo, but there is a constant Atmos presence throughout.  Can easily be missed since it pulls into the movie.

did you hear the "fly" in the toilet scene? lol
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Post by: richlife69 on December 09, 2016, 05:54:06 PM
did you hear the "fly" in the toilet scene? lol

Now if know to listen for it...   :)
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Post by: AVSCraig on December 14, 2016, 10:00:19 PM
Watched " Hell or High Water " tonight. Good gritty little crime drama !
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Post by: bmoney on December 17, 2016, 07:25:41 AM
Jason Bourne 4k - lives up to the others..Im a sucker for some bourne...great sound...so so 4k
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Post by: bmoney on December 17, 2016, 07:26:50 AM
Polar Express 3D -  first time watching since upgrading to rs400.....WOW the 3d is out of this world!  and cant talk about the strong bass too1!  great holiday movie...my son was mesmerized
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Post by: AVSCraig on December 18, 2016, 04:21:58 PM
I watched " Iron Sky " Friday night. Hilarious B movie fun, with pretty good special effects.  For $ 5.00 on Amazon during Black Friday, totally worth having for a wacky b movie night !

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Iron-Sky-Blu-ray/41696/#Review
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Post by: bmoney on December 19, 2016, 04:32:10 AM
watched Suicide Squad 4k - I loiked it..no doubt..and the 4k the was much better than the bluray.com review by far

also started watching the lord of the rings with my son....he was into it..(i thought it might be too scary but he didnt mind it) got half way through fellowship when it was bed time

this week will be 4k:

magnificent 7
storks
sully
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Post by: AVSCraig on December 21, 2016, 08:27:46 AM
Last night two friends came over for a " Limitless " ( on Blu Ray ) and Lucy ( on 4k Blu Ray ) double feature ! those two movies were made for a double feature !

(http://www.avsforum.com/photopost/data/2386514/medium/IMG_2187.JPG)
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Post by: bmoney on December 21, 2016, 09:28:01 AM
Watched magnificent 7 4k this morning. Greta movie. Outstanding atmos. But was SUPER dark. Couldn't get my picture correct

I even tossed on the reg bluray. And same thing. Maybe it's meant to be that way. But too bad with Denzel being in all black
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Post by: bmoney on December 21, 2016, 09:43:22 AM
Quick OT question. What should I be calibrating my black level and clipping level to whenusing the Sony test patterns?
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Post by: AVSCraig on December 23, 2016, 08:45:24 AM
Watched magnificent 7 4k this morning. Greta movie. Outstanding atmos. But was SUPER dark. Couldn't get my picture correct

I even tossed on the reg bluray. And same thing. Maybe it's meant to be that way. But too bad with Denzel being in all black

Are you watching with HDR, and what projector ? I have this 4K disc coming ( with Sully ). If the Blu Ray is equally dark, I'd say it's the transfer. Sort of like the first half of " Star Trek Beyond " is somewhat dark.
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Post by: bmoney on December 23, 2016, 12:48:36 PM
Are you watching with HDR, and what projector ? I have this 4K disc coming ( with Sully ). If the Blu Ray is equally dark, I'd say it's the transfer. Sort of like the first half of " Star Trek Beyond " is somewhat dark.

yes on the rs400

but after reading reviews...the black level is really dark (obviously in the nighttime scenes) so i guess its the transfer
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Post by: bmoney on December 23, 2016, 12:49:29 PM
watched

Sully 4k.....man what a GREAT transfer...top 3 imho

awesome sound which was surprising..and great new perspective on the incident especially since my wife is ATC
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Post by: bmoney on December 23, 2016, 12:50:26 PM
Storks 4k

just a meh movie....my son wanted to watch it and liked it....not one of the best animation movies

the transfer wasn't one of the best on 4k either which is disappointing for animation
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Post by: AVSCraig on December 23, 2016, 01:01:45 PM
yes on the rs400

but after reading reviews...the black level is really dark (obviously in the nighttime scenes) so i guess its the transfer

I'll let you know what I think when I get my copy.
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Post by: AVSCraig on December 27, 2016, 01:40:41 PM
Looks like I'm going to have a Star Wars week in honor of Carrie Fisher.  :(
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Post by: bmoney on December 27, 2016, 03:39:59 PM
watched Ben-hur 2016...wasnt that bad...the picture was OUTSTANDING...rivaled 4k UHD to be honest,   sound was great too

tonight will be

Miss Peregrin home for peculiar children 4k
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Post by: AVSCraig on December 27, 2016, 05:08:21 PM
watched Ben-hur 2016...wasnt that bad...the picture was OUTSTANDING...rivaled 4k UHD to be honest,   sound was great too

tonight will be

Miss Peregrin home for peculiar children 4k

I can't get myself to watch the remake. The original however, looks outstanding on Blu Ray. Quite the remaster. I imagine they have a 4K master from that work ready to go for a 4K version !
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Post by: kokishin on December 27, 2016, 07:02:23 PM
Last night, Mrs K and I watched (in Dolby Atmos):

(http://images3.static-bluray.com/movies/covers/147975_large.jpg)
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Post by: richlife69 on December 28, 2016, 08:22:58 AM
I can't get myself to watch the remake. The original however, looks outstanding on Blu Ray. Quite the remaster. I imagine they have a 4K master from that work ready to go for a 4K version !

That 4K remaster is the one I'm waiting for!! Can't wait to see Charlton in full glory...   ;D

Quick story:  We visited Rome (business trip) in the late '90s -- staying a week in a palazo near the Circus Maximus.  On the first day walking to the Metro, I passed a wall before turning into the Circus Maximus.  Immediately in front of me was a thundering, dust spewing chariot charging right at me!  Caused a huge leap in my heart as I was thrown back 2000 years!  Took a few seconds to adjust and realize that I would not be hit -- and come back to the present age...   :-X
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Post by: AVSCraig on December 28, 2016, 09:19:17 AM
That 4K remaster is the one I'm waiting for!! Can't wait to see Charlton in full glory...   ;D

Quick story:  We visited Rome (business trip) in the late '90s -- staying a week in a palazo near the Circus Maximus.  On the first day walking to the Metro, I passed a wall before turning into the Circus Maximus.  Immediately in front of me was a thundering, dust spewing chariot charging right at me!  Caused a huge leap in my heart as I was thrown back 2000 years!  Took a few seconds to adjust and realize that I would not be hit -- and come back to the present age...   :-X

Nice ! Yes, Ben Hur, and Gladiator ( another favorite film of mine ) would be no brainer re - purchases in 4K. Although both look damn good now on Blu Ray.
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Post by: cjake on December 28, 2016, 11:52:38 AM
Watched Into Darkness followed by Beyond in UHD BT.2020 SDR again in succession.

I can't understand why the new director made the first portion of Beyond so dark.  Sometimes I think it is just because he thought to himself...   If we darken these scenes, look how bright and luminous all the control panels appear.   Or maybe it was a colorist who did.

I had to increase brightness 3 clicks and then back it off again once they got down to the planet.
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Post by: AVSCraig on December 28, 2016, 01:04:10 PM
Watched Into Darkness followed by Beyond in UHD BT.2020 SDR again in succession.

I can't understand why the new director made the first portion of Beyond so dark.  Sometimes I think it is just because he thought to himself...   If we darken these scenes, look how bright and luminous all the control panels appear.   Or maybe it was a colorist who did.

I had to increase brightness 3 clicks and then back it off again once they got down to the planet.

Good question. Having watched it twice, I just seems like some of the interior shots are more subdued brightness wise. I need to re - watch this now that I have the Panasonic 4K player.
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Post by: cjake on December 28, 2016, 10:00:24 PM
This one is not for everyone, but I really enjoyed The Dressmaker on Blu Ray tonight.   Some really good little films come out of Australia.

I love Kate Winslet and Hugo Weaving is great in every role he takes on (excluding Megatron of course).   
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Post by: bmoney on December 29, 2016, 04:16:07 AM
Underworld 4k

Looks outstanding in 4k. Great black levels. And the. BAss oh my the bass
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Post by: AVSCraig on December 29, 2016, 08:39:26 AM
Watched Star Wars - A New Hope last night, in honor of Carrie Fisher. I'm always amazed at how good this Blu ray looks on my RS600, considering the age of the film. A really good looking transfer. It's fun to re-watch these classic Sci Fi movies.
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Post by: richlife69 on December 29, 2016, 08:52:12 PM
Underworld 4k

Looks outstanding in 4k. Great black levels. And the. BAss oh my the bass

Thank you!  I will take that recommendation very seriously...   8)
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Post by: bmoney on December 30, 2016, 04:17:38 AM
Thank you!  I will take that recommendation very seriously...   8)

:)

Yeah I was expecting it to be waaaay too dark but it was in fact great :). Such a a bad a$$ movie too
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Post by: bmoney on December 31, 2016, 05:37:37 AM
Watched Star Wars - A New Hope last night, in honor of Carrie Fisher. I'm always amazed at how good this Blu ray looks on my RS600, considering the age of the film. A really good looking transfer. It's fun to re-watch these classic Sci Fi movies.

yup watched Empire last night...and the rs400 makes it look amazing!!
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Post by: AVSCraig on January 01, 2017, 11:57:03 AM
We had a New Years Eve party last night - Chinese food, champagne and watched Top Gun and Singing in the Rain ( followed by a little of the " This Is It " music video to get us to 12 midnight ! Loved watching Singing in the Rain again. Great movie. 
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Post by: cjake on January 01, 2017, 12:44:06 PM
After tweaking my RS500 settings for HDR, I watched The Martian UHD disc again.   

I upgraded my audio for Atmos since the last time I viewed it.  So disappointed to see my AVR reporting TrueHD instead.

So how many have double or even triple dipped on this title?   I will be looking for a sale on the extended version of the UHD disc which has Atmos.
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Post by: AVSCraig on January 01, 2017, 02:27:07 PM
I like The Martian, but the 4K theatrical cut is the last one I buy. Good enough for me.
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Post by: ShadeRF on January 01, 2017, 05:02:28 PM
Just finished watching McCabe and Mrs Miller. Honestly it was just OK. I expected it to be better after some things I've read about it
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Post by: AVSCraig on January 01, 2017, 05:19:12 PM
Just finished watching McCabe and Mrs Miller. Honestly it was just OK. I expected it to be better after some things I've read about it

It's a bit of a downer if I remember correctly.
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Post by: bmoney on January 02, 2017, 07:45:19 AM
just grabbed Hell or Highwater from Redbox...heard good things
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Post by: AVSCraig on January 02, 2017, 08:25:43 AM
just grabbed Hell or Highwater from Redbox...heard good things

It's good. I have it in my collection now.
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Post by: bmoney on January 02, 2017, 01:52:34 PM
It's good. I have it in my collection now.

just finished it! great movie...very fargo-ish

loved it..great sound for a non action movie
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Post by: AVSCraig on January 03, 2017, 12:22:42 PM
Watched " Star Wars - The Force Awakens " last night, since we watched Return of the Jedi the night before. Wanted to see how well they segued from one the other. Worked pretty well in my opinion !

(https://brobible.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/mark-hamill-carrie-fisher-harrison-ford.jpg) 
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Post by: richlife69 on January 03, 2017, 12:36:16 PM
Last night, I watched Leon: The Professional.  Older movie I had seen back in the nineties and remembered as excellent, but frankly turned out that I had no memory of the movie.  This was the recently re-released Bluray version with Atmos.  Excellent movie -- not for the kids.  Maybe not for some adults as it's a bit tough to see an 11-year-old Natalie Portman in such a rough role and such a tough and awkward situation.  Do be sure to see the bonus material that explains the casting and the director's intent.  This time around I watched the extended version -- the story and cinematograph are stunning and well complimented by the Atmos soundtrack. 

I never saw La Femme Nikita but just ordered that Bluray (got to fill that someday player with something).  That feature the original portrayal of Leon by one of my favorite actors -- Jean Reno.  (He was unbeatable in the 1998 version of Godzilla.

Couldn't resist -- just ordered both of those last in Bluray.  Godzilla "Mastered in 4K" for what that's worth.
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Post by: richlife69 on January 03, 2017, 12:39:27 PM
Watched " Star Wars - The Force Awakens " last night, since we watched Return of the Jedi the night before. Wanted to see how well they segued from one the other. Worked pretty well in my opinion !

(https://brobible.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/mark-hamill-carrie-fisher-harrison-ford.jpg)

Now do you really want to remember her like that?  Of COURSE you do!  And as she was in Episode 4. 

I intend to get that in UHD when it's released.  Was filmed so that 4K is possible.
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Post by: AVSCraig on January 03, 2017, 01:11:35 PM
Last night, I watched Leon: The Professional.  Older movie I had seen back in the nineties and remembered as excellent, but frankly turned out that I had no memory of the movie.  This was the recently re-released Bluray version with Atmos.  Excellent movie -- not for the kids.  Maybe not for some adults as it's a bit tough to see an 11-year-old Natalie Portman in such a rough role and such a tough and awkward situation.  Do be sure to see the bonus material that explains the casting and the director's intent.  This time around I watched the extended version -- the story and cinematograph are stunning and well complimented by the Atmos soundtrack. 

I never saw La Femme Nikita but just ordered that Bluray (got to fill that someday player with something).  That feature the original portrayal of Leon by one of my favorite actors -- Jean Reno.  (He was unbeatable in the 1998 version of Godzilla.

Couldn't resist -- just ordered both of those last in Bluray.  Godzilla "Mastered in 4K" for what that's worth.

Leon is great, and the " Extended International Version " is the only one to watch. Where the Hell is the 4K Blu Ray Sony ?
Also, La Femme Nikita is another favorite of mine. Thanks for reminding me to re - watch these.
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Post by: richlife69 on January 03, 2017, 01:50:30 PM
Leon is great, and the " Extended International Version " is the only one to watch. Where the Hell is the 4K Blu Ray Sony ?
Also, La Femme Nikita is another favorite of mine. Thanks for reminding me to re - watch these.

HA!  I noticed you didn't include Godzilla!  Like one guy said on the BRForum -- it's sort of a perverted pleasure.  My HT has always made it sound good even back to the release days.  I'm looking forward to the DTS HD MA version on a DTS:X optimized system.  And naturally, "Mastered in 4K".   8)
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Post by: AVSCraig on January 03, 2017, 07:08:04 PM
Ya, not a Godzilla fan myself.  ;)
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Post by: gadgtfreek on January 05, 2017, 07:20:10 PM
Hell or High Water


Great!
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Post by: bmoney on January 07, 2017, 07:41:01 AM
kids wanted to watch SMurfs 2 in 4k....man what a great picture :)

Ive read this before and i agree but it doesnt make sense...but with the oppo 203 the atmos sounds better ....i know it makes zero sense since the avr is decoding...but i swear the atmos is better (and others...quite a few have claimed the same...odd)
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Post by: gadgtfreek on January 07, 2017, 08:05:18 AM
Wife rooked me into bad moms last night, wasnt bad and I lol'd several times. Not my kinda flick, but oh well.

Might try Mag 7 UHD tonight.
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Post by: AVSCraig on January 07, 2017, 09:13:36 AM
My wife wanted to watch " Jupiter Ascending " last night ( in 4K ). Since I'd watched it once, I used this as a good excuse to try adjusting the dynamic conversion " slider on my Panasonic UB900. Interesting results - brightens the picture a bit without raising the blacks as far as I could tell. Made it even more " eye candy ". Not a great movie, but a bit of fun sci fi cheese that certainly looks good in 4K. 
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Post by: bmoney on January 07, 2017, 09:42:47 AM
My wife wanted to watch " Jupiter Ascending " last night ( in 4K ). Since I'd watched it once, I used this as a good excuse to try adjusting the dynamic conversion " slider on my Panasonic UB900. Interesting results - brightens the picture a bit without raising the blacks as far as I could tell. Made it even more " eye candy ". Not a great movie, but a bit of fun sci fi cheese that certainly looks good in 4K.

REALLY good atmos and BASS in that one too...plus mila kunis  :-*
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Post by: AVSCraig on January 07, 2017, 09:55:08 AM
REALLY good atmos and BASS in that one too...plus mila kunis  :-*

It looks pretty damn good in 4K, and those space scenes / night scenes on the RS600 look spectacular. As does Mila.

Hey - Luc Besson should cast the two Mila's in a space opera !  :-* :-*

(http://cdn1.sciencefiction.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/resident-evil-apocalypse-milla-jovovich.jpg)
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Post by: bmoney on January 07, 2017, 10:57:15 AM
It looks pretty damn good in 4K, and those space scenes / night scenes on the RS600 look spectacular. As does Mila.

Hey - Luc Besson should cast the two Mila's in a space opera !  :-* :-*

(http://cdn1.sciencefiction.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/resident-evil-apocalypse-milla-jovovich.jpg)

one word.

YUM
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Post by: bmoney on January 11, 2017, 05:02:07 AM
watched the Accountant

kind of torn on this one...pretty odd movie. great great sound..the bass is insane for a movie that doesnt dig deep..but the gun shots woah!!

cant tell if i liked it or not...lol
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Post by: AVSCraig on January 11, 2017, 07:49:36 AM
watched the Accountant

kind of torn on this one...pretty odd movie. great great sound..the bass is insane for a movie that doesnt dig deep..but the gun shots woah!!

cant tell if i liked it or not...lol

I have it coming on 4K. I'll chime in after I watch it once or ( if I like it ) twice.
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Post by: TWISM on January 11, 2017, 07:54:03 AM
Sully. We liked it.
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Post by: bmoney on January 11, 2017, 09:31:20 AM
I have it coming on 4K. I'll chime in after I watch it once or ( if I like it ) twice.

The transfer was meh too
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Post by: AVSCraig on January 12, 2017, 11:08:32 AM
Watched a classic movie last night with friends that I had never seen before - " Cinema Paradiso ". A simply wonderful film !

 http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Cinema-Paradiso-Blu-ray/26421/#Review
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Post by: bmoney on January 13, 2017, 04:49:51 AM
watche Deepwater Horizon last night in 4k UHD

Picture was OUTSTANDING crystal clear.....super detailed...one of the best no doubt

sound was possibly top 3 for ATMOS and bass...wow what an assault

the movie was good..not great....but I recommend a watch
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Post by: ronman79 on January 13, 2017, 12:53:43 PM
I'll be honest...I'm not watching much these days.  With my first-time theater room in the works, prep and purchases for it, and planning, I haven't taken the time.  Plus, it's just not the same after I had the full array, local dimming, 4K UHD, HDR 75" for a brief time (before realizing the home theater was going to be a reality!)!!!

I do have a couple saved until the reveal (like saving myself for marriage)....Batman v Superman, befcause I'm a fan, and Captain America: Civil War on 3D.  Haven't seen either, and I can't wait!
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Post by: AVSCraig on January 13, 2017, 01:01:41 PM
I'll be honest...I'm not watching much these days.  With my first-time theater room in the works, prep and purchases for it, and planning, I haven't taken the time.  Plus, it's just not the same after I had the full array, local dimming, 4K UHD, HDR 75" for a brief time (before realizing the home theater was going to be a reality!)!!!

I do have a couple saved until the reveal (like saving myself for marriage)....Batman v Superman, befcause I'm a fan, and Captain America: Civil War on 3D.  Haven't seen either, and I can't wait!

Well, get working on that theater room !
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Post by: ronman79 on January 13, 2017, 01:24:46 PM
I'm hard at it!!!!  Building up a toy storage in the garage and closet.  Lol....I just need to find the right deal for my last big purchases! Prices are starting to roll in.  I'm so excited.....but I'll hold off until right before I'm physically ready for them... :-X
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Post by: AVSCraig on January 17, 2017, 11:17:55 AM
Watched " Deepwater Horizon " on 4K Blu Ray last night, on my RS600. Probably the best looking, most detailed 4K Blu Ray I've watched so far. Looked outstanding, great sound track, and I really enjoyed the movie ( as I did Peter Berg's last film - " Lone Survivor " ). A demo disc for sure.
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Post by: DavidHir on January 17, 2017, 11:23:06 AM
Saturday night I watched the standard BD of Deepwater Horizon and the detail was outstanding, so I can imagine on UHD BD.

I watched the remastered BD of Gladiator last night.  Looks very good, but appears this is coming to UHD BD this year (along with Braveheart).
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Post by: AVSCraig on January 17, 2017, 11:42:47 AM
Saturday night I watched the standard BD of Deepwater Horizon and the detail was outstanding, so I can imagine on UHD BD.

I watched the remastered BD of Gladiator last night.  Looks very good, but appears this is coming to UHD BD this year (along with Braveheart).

Last time I watched that remastered Gladiator Blu Ray, I thought it looked better than ever ( I like the " extended cut " too - extra Joaquin Phoenix freakyness ). If they do a good job remastering Gladiator in 4K, I am down like a 4k loving clown !  ;D
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Post by: AVSCraig on January 17, 2017, 12:56:42 PM
Saturday night I watched the standard BD of Deepwater Horizon and the detail was outstanding, so I can imagine on UHD BD.

I watched the remastered BD of Gladiator last night.  Looks very good, but appears this is coming to UHD BD this year (along with Braveheart).

Where is news about Gladiator coming in 4K ? Close Encounters has been announced in 4K !
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Post by: DavidHir on January 17, 2017, 01:10:04 PM
Being noted over at the Blu-ray site.
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Post by: richlife69 on January 18, 2017, 07:37:00 AM
Where is news about Gladiator coming in 4K ? Close Encounters has been announced in 4K !

That is great!  2 more buys coming up!  Gladiator will be on my order as soon as I see it announced.  I only have the DVD and it has always been one of my reference discs for audio since it came out shortly after I set up my first 7.1 HT. 

I've been wanting to try it out on the new setup, but now will wait.  Really good news! 
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Post by: ellisr63 on January 18, 2017, 09:24:42 AM
I watched Enders Game the other night and it looked great...waiting for the 4K version today.

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Post by: AVSCraig on January 18, 2017, 10:17:25 AM
I watched Enders Game the other night and it looked great...waiting for the 4K version today.

I really like Ender's Game. I'm a sci fi nut though. I have the 4K version, but I haven't had a chance to watch it yet.
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Post by: ellisr63 on January 18, 2017, 11:47:48 AM
I really like Ender's Game. I'm a sci fi nut though. I have the 4K version, but I haven't had a chance to watch it yet.
Amazon just delivered my 4K version. :)
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Post by: bmoney on January 18, 2017, 04:28:22 PM
I watched it in 4k the other night. Great pq and awesome sound
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Post by: bmoney on January 19, 2017, 05:13:11 AM
watched The girl on the train 4k.

good movie...disagree with alot of the reviews!  I enjoyed it...the 4k was nice but this was meant to be dark...so it was in fact a bit on the dark side...but crystal clear
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Post by: richlife69 on January 20, 2017, 05:21:11 PM
I'm going to diverge in the opposite direction.  Last nite I watched Apollo 13 on DVD.  The OPPO did a fine job of rendering this to 2160 and my A3060 made the occasional "flash sound" slam me  right into the story -- and what a story!  I kept having to remind myself that this wasn't just another sensational movie -- it was history!  As Gene Kranz stated at re-entry, "This will be our finest hour!"

Many years ago I was in a leadership class at IBM.  Apollo 13 was used during a 3-day session with outstanding examples of the leadership shown by that crew and the support team.  It was a marvel how much of that class came back to me so many years later.  That quote was one of the examples. 

Aw-w-w!  I couldn't resist.  Just ordered Apollo 13 in blu ray DTS HD MA!  $5.99!
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Post by: cjake on January 20, 2017, 07:55:08 PM
I agree that The Girl on the Train on UHD was better than I had expected.  Emily Blunt was great in her role.  I watched half in HDR and the other half in BT.2020 SDR from my Oppo.   The SDR helped with the dark scenes.

Tonight I watched Independence Day in UHD and HDR.   I was surprised how good it looked for its age.  The DTS:X soundtrack really surprised me; one of the best I have heard so far.

I didn't think I would want to purchase it so I rented it from http://www.store-3d-blurayrental.com/

I decided that some discs I have purchased will never get watched a second time so renting will help me decide for those that are not a sure thing got-to-have.
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Post by: AVSCraig on January 20, 2017, 10:24:05 PM
Watched " The Hateful Eight " tonight for the first time. That's one damn fine looking Blu Ray !
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Post by: Tom Bley on January 21, 2017, 06:55:43 AM
I watched the girl on the train and thought it was a pretty good movie and thought it looked excellent in 4k uhd on the Oppo 203/ JVC RS-500.
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Post by: ronman79 on January 21, 2017, 07:15:06 AM
Watched " The Hateful Eight " tonight for the first time. That's one damn fine looking Blu Ray !

Quite the movie, huh Craig?  It's definitely Quentin T stuff....I enjoyed it, but a couple scenes made me cringe....lol
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Post by: AVSCraig on January 21, 2017, 08:22:55 AM
Quite the movie, huh Craig?  It's definitely Quentin T stuff....I enjoyed it, but a couple scenes made me cringe....lol

" Quite the movie " - you can say that again! I need to watch " Kill Bill "again before making my mind up on his best movies, but I still think Pulp Fiction is my favorite, followed by Django Unchained .
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Post by: AVSCraig on January 22, 2017, 07:34:58 PM
Since it's raining here in Northern California, I decided it was a good day for a Sunday afternoon Western matinee. And so some friends came over and we watched one of my very favorite Westerns - " The Big Country ". Just as great as I remembered !

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Big-Country-Blu-ray/21691/#Review

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Big_Country

(http://images4.static-bluray.com/reviews/4383_17.jpg)
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Post by: richlife69 on January 23, 2017, 09:15:56 AM
Thanks -- if I ever saw The Big Country, it was as a kid sometime after original release.  Even after reading the review, I can't remember if I saw it or just saw previews (aka, trailers). 

Big western fan!  I just watched the original Magnificent Seven a few days ago.  (Although I also saw the original original Seven Samurai back in my college days.  That was billed as "The Magnificent Seven" -- what a disappointment until we all fought through the grainy film projected on a wall with subtitles and got into the movie.  Then it was quite a hoot!)

A couple years ago, my wife gave me the three bluray set of The Magnificent Seven, Butch and Sundance, and The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.  I haven't watched the latter two on my new setup yet, so some fine viewing yet to come.
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Post by: AVSCraig on January 23, 2017, 09:51:40 AM
Thanks -- if I ever saw The Big Country, it was as a kid sometime after original release.  Even after reading the review, I can't remember if I saw it or just saw previews (aka, trailers). 

Big western fan!  I just watched the original Magnificent Seven a few days ago.  (Although I also saw the original original Seven Samurai back in my college days.  That was billed as "The Magnificent Seven" -- what a disappointment until we all fought through the grainy film projected on a wall with subtitles and got into the movie.  Then it was quite a hoot!)

A couple years ago, my wife gave me the three bluray set of The Magnificent Seven, Butch and Sundance, and The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.  I haven't watched the latter two on my new setup yet, so some fine viewing yet to come.

It's cheap enough on Amazon to add this Blu Ray to your collection. It's really an interesting character study.

I too have the original Magnificent Seven, The Wild Bunch, 3:10 to Yuma ( recent one ), True Grit ( recent one ), The Cowboys and The Comancheros ( classic John Wayne ), The Professionals,  Quigley Down Under ( fun movie ), and The Man With No Name Trilogy. At this point, I'm considering that The hateful Eight and Django Unchained are also " westerns " ( at least that's where they are on my shelf ) !
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Post by: jetsen on January 23, 2017, 10:39:59 AM
last week I decided to go over the entire Hobbit and LOTR saga again, yesterday i took the opportunity to watch The Battle  of The Five Armies on the JVCZ1   :P :P :P
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Post by: AVSCraig on January 23, 2017, 02:02:49 PM
last week I decided to go over the entire Hobbit and LOTR saga again, yesterday i took the opportunity to watch The Battle  of The Five Armies on the JVCZ1   :P :P :P

I'll bet that looked awesome ! Care to post initial impressions in the RS4500 / Z1 thread ?
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Post by: richlife69 on January 24, 2017, 03:52:20 PM
We have finally stepped up and started watching Game of Thrones -- Atmos version!  Awesome soundtrack!  We ended up doing 5 episodes.  Will soon have to get the second season (that was an outright requiement from LOML after getting started).

I read the books about 10 years ago, so I need to start over.  And at that time Martin had not yet written the last book.  These are the kinds of things that make life worth living...   ;D
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on January 24, 2017, 04:14:16 PM
Been watching Homeland - Season 5 on Blu Ray. So far it's a great season. Not quite 1/2 way through it.
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Post by: bmoney on January 25, 2017, 05:50:53 AM
Watched inferno 4K last night.

Wow. Reference picture! Top 5 material

And the Atmos was outstanding with HUGE DEEP BASS
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Post by: AVSCraig on January 25, 2017, 08:03:14 AM
Watched inferno 4K last night.

Wow. Reference picture! Top 5 material

And the Atmos was outstanding with HUGE DEEP BASS

Ya, but how was the movie ? That entire series doesn't get the greatest reviews.
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Post by: bmoney on January 25, 2017, 09:40:28 AM
I enjoyed all three. Movies don't need to be best picture nominees for me to really enjoy them :)
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Post by: richlife69 on January 25, 2017, 05:36:12 PM
We have finally stepped up and started watching Game of Thrones -- Atmos version!  Awesome soundtrack!  We ended up doing 5 episodes.  Will soon have to get the second season (that was an outright requiement from LOML after getting started).

I read the books about 10 years ago, so I need to start over.  And at that time Martin had not yet written the last book.  These are the kinds of things that make life worth living...   ;D

Did a lot of searching for Game of Thrones options.  Amazon offerings are somewhat confusing and mostly high priced.  I found an Atmos set (Seasons 1-6) on eBay for $73 including shipping -- highly rated seller.  Should have it within the week and will update here. 

eBay is not my favorite marketplace though I have been able to successfully get a number of deals.  Always lurking in my mind is whether I'm being scammed.  But that's what credit cards are for...  Anyway, as said, I'll update -- delivery expected NLT early next week.
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Post by: AVSCraig on January 30, 2017, 10:49:07 PM
I watched The Accountant tonight, on 4K BR. I liked the movie as did my 4 audience members. The transfer is sure wonky though. Sometimes it looks great, other time, not great.   
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Post by: richlife69 on January 31, 2017, 10:00:53 AM
Did a lot of searching for Game of Thrones options.  Amazon offerings are somewhat confusing and mostly high priced.  I found an Atmos set (Seasons 1-6) on eBay for $73 including shipping -- highly rated seller.  Should have it within the week and will update here. 

eBay is not my favorite marketplace though I have been able to successfully get a number of deals.  Always lurking in my mind is whether I'm being scammed.  But that's what credit cards are for...  Anyway, as said, I'll update -- delivery expected NLT early next week.

My $73 dollar (less than half MSRP) purchase of Game of Thrones 1-6 has proved to be just fine.  It actually contains all six original blu ray discs boxes with Atmos (selling now for $30 - $40 apiece individually).  To say the least, I've very pleased!  8) 
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Post by: cjake on January 31, 2017, 10:19:28 AM
Watched the UHD disc Jack Reacher: Never Go Back on my Oppo 203 and JVC RS500.

I found the picture to be rather dark in HDR.    I switched to BT.2020 SDR instead.

I thought the picture quality was average, but barely even noticed the Atmos soundtrack.

I am glad I rented it instead of purchase.  A one time viewing was sufficient and I won't be adding this one to my collection.
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Post by: AVSCraig on January 31, 2017, 10:22:04 AM
Watched the UHD disc Jack Reacher: Never Go Back on my Oppo 203 and JVC RS500.

I found the picture to be rather dark in HDR.    I switched to BT.2020 SDR instead.

I thought the picture quality was average, but barely even noticed the Atmos soundtrack.

I am glad I rented it instead of purchase.  A one time viewing was sufficient and I won't be adding this one to my collection.

I did like the first one quite a bit. Too bad this one wasn't as good.
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Post by: cjake on January 31, 2017, 01:36:49 PM
I did like the first one quite a bit. Too bad this one wasn't as good.
A couple of the fight scenes were excruciatingly long... I used them as an opportunity to go get another beer and still be back before Reacher finished off his opponent.
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Post by: AVSCraig on February 09, 2017, 11:07:14 PM
Watched " Snowden " tonight. Interesting movie, great cast, looked stunning on the RS4500 !
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Post by: bmoney on February 10, 2017, 04:32:53 AM
watched trolls 4k.  I saw this in the theater with my son (first theater movie in a looong time). looked and sounded 100x better at home.

the music and sound overall are outstanding in this....and the colors are so vibrant...great demo material
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Post by: richlife69 on February 11, 2017, 12:48:34 PM
watched trolls 4k.  I saw this in the theater with my son (first theater movie in a looong time). looked and sounded 100x better at home.

the music and sound overall are outstanding in this....and the colors are so vibrant...great demo material

"looked and sounded 100x better at home"

This is why my wife and I seldom ever go to a theater anymore -- the audio has been better at home for many years.  Now with the new B6 (while not projection size), the much larger picture and amazing image AND the Atmos/DTS:X sound just make theaters mostly a disappointment.  Even my grandsons now think our LR is better.  Fortunately, at 12 and14 they're into a somewhat higher level movie.  (And their Mom is a real stickler for age appropriate -- that would be my daughter.)   :-*  <pride and love all over!>

Still working through Game of Thrones -- mid-Season 3.
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Post by: AVSCraig on February 11, 2017, 04:57:24 PM
Watched " Love and Mercy " last night. very interesting true story about Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys. A story I knew nothing about. Recommended.
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Post by: bmoney on February 12, 2017, 05:36:14 AM
"looked and sounded 100x better at home"

This is why my wife and I seldom ever go to a theater anymore -- the audio has been better at home for many years.  Now with the new B6 (while not projection size), the much larger picture and amazing image AND the Atmos/DTS:X sound just make theaters mostly a disappointment.  Even my grandsons now think our LR is better.  Fortunately, at 12 and14 they're into a somewhat higher level movie.  (And their Mom is a real stickler for age appropriate -- that would be my daughter.)   :-*  <pride and love all over!>

Still working through Game of Thrones -- mid-Season 3.

yup has been this way since 2001 for me....when I bought my first PJ and had the full shebang of a HT....I just refuse to go to the theater....but this was for my son...gave him a day out on the town lol
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Post by: Measured on February 12, 2017, 11:12:47 AM
Most of my Bluray collection is the typical action/sci-fi/horror fair but I have a few classics as well.
Last weekend I slid in Scarface. You know that feeling when something just clicks? Even though I have seen it several times I was completed absorbed, as if it was the first spin. Many people have no interest in watching a movie more than once. Thankfully I'm not one of them.
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Post by: AVSCraig on February 13, 2017, 07:44:24 AM
Most of my Bluray collection is the typical action/sci-fi/horror fair but I have a few classics as well.
Last weekend I slid in Scarface. You know that feeling when something just clicks? Even though I have seen it several times I was completed absorbed, as if it was the first spin. Many people have no interest in watching a movie more than once. Thankfully I'm not one of them.

Watching a good movie you like more than once can reveal things you didn't see the first time. Some movies have to be viewed more than once ( Memento and Inception are two that come to mind ). I haven't seen Scarface in years - great flick ! 
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Post by: AVSMike on February 13, 2017, 11:40:47 AM
In the last week I have watched:
The Martian in 4K HDR
Exodus Gods & Kings, 4K HDR
X-men Days of Future Past, 4K HDR
Dead Pool, 4K HDR
X-Men Apocalypse, 4K HDR
The Revenant, 4K HDR
The Universe, 3D 1080P
Gravity 3D, 1080P
Star Trek Into Darkness, 3D 1080P
Several Dolby Atmos clips

Watched a lot of other stuff, but too numerous to list. Yes, I have been using my new projector a lot. :)
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: richlife69 on February 13, 2017, 01:12:19 PM
Paid for yet?   ::)
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Post by: AVSCraig on February 14, 2017, 09:54:55 PM
Watched " Amelie " - one of my favorite movies of all time, and a perfect Valentines Day movie ! Wonderful film!  :)
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: TWISM on February 14, 2017, 10:05:37 PM
We had a double header.

The Girl on the Train
Deepwater Horizon

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Post by: Measured on February 15, 2017, 04:41:23 AM
We had a double header.

The Girl on the Train
Deepwater Horizon

One for him, one for her. Nice.
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Post by: AVSMike on February 15, 2017, 05:33:46 AM
Paid for yet?   ::)

Not yet. :)
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: bmoney on February 15, 2017, 05:45:13 AM
watched Arrival 4k last night....transfer is...DARK...but i have read thats how it was supposed to be

the parts that weren't crushed blacks were very nice....the sound was INCREDIBLE

cool story....i think it will get better the more times I see it
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Post by: AVSCraig on February 15, 2017, 08:11:42 AM
watched Arrival 4k last night....transfer is...DARK...but i have read thats how it was supposed to be

the parts that weren't crushed blacks were very nice....the sound was INCREDIBLE

cool story....i think it will get better the more times I see it

I'm really looking forward to this 4K Blu Ray - I should have mine soon!
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Post by: cjake on February 17, 2017, 06:04:58 AM
I'm really looking forward to this 4K Blu Ray - I should have mine soon!
Will be interested to hear how your projector does with the Arrival UHD disc.   With Gamma D in my RS500 it was unwatchable in HDR due to how dark it is mastered.   I had to switch to BT.2020 SDR.

I did have better luck with this title in HDR when testing some of the new custom gammas that Manni is creating in the other forum.
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on February 17, 2017, 08:41:17 AM
Will be interested to hear how your projector does with the Arrival UHD disc.   With Gamma D in my RS500 it was unwatchable in HDR due to how dark it is mastered.   I had to switch to BT.2020 SDR.

I did have better luck with this title in HDR when testing some of the new custom gammas that Manni is creating in the other forum.

I guess one question I have is what exactly in a dark movie like this requires HDR ? Sully is another example - there is no reason to think HDR makes Sully look better. It ain't " Pacific Rim ". Nothing explodes ( except in a brief dream sequence ). I will probably watch Arrival using 4K SDR Rec. 709. I'm guessing that Jeff of Accucal will be able to improve the HDR preset so it isn't as dark either. Once he gets here !
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Post by: AVSCraig on February 27, 2017, 02:49:40 PM
Will be interested to hear how your projector does with the Arrival UHD disc.   With Gamma D in my RS500 it was unwatchable in HDR due to how dark it is mastered.   I had to switch to BT.2020 SDR.

I did have better luck with this title in HDR when testing some of the new custom gammas that Manni is creating in the other forum.

Watched Arrival on 4K Sat. night with a bunch of friends - great film ! It was dark - obviously that is the way it was shot ( my wife thinks to show how dark humans are when they are afraid ). Anyway, with the HDR pre-set on the RS4500, it was perfectly watchable in mid laser. I asked the one person there who had seen it in the theater, and he said it looked the same, so that's about all you can ask. 
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on March 02, 2017, 08:39:51 AM
I watched " 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi " last night. I like a good war movie, and a good true story, and I thought this movie was very well done. I'm not a fan of Michael Bay movies at all, but this was good. Great picture and audio too.

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/13-Hours-The-Secret-Soldiers-of-Benghazi-Blu-ray/147975/#Review
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Post by: AVSCraig on March 08, 2017, 12:16:27 PM
I watched " Salt " last night, which I had never seen before. Pretty good film. I'm not going to call the 4K disc reference though. Decent, but not up to recent 4K disc standards.
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: Justmitch on March 08, 2017, 01:22:22 PM
I just watched Prometheus again the 3d version on my new sony vpl-vw 550
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Post by: AVSCraig on March 08, 2017, 04:09:10 PM
I just watched Prometheus again the 3d version on my new sony vpl-vw 550

Great movie, although I don't have the 3D version. 
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: bmoney on March 09, 2017, 05:42:11 AM
Moana.....I swear...if it came out in 4k I wouldnt buy it...the BD is THAT good...wow what a stunning picture
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Post by: AVSCraig on March 09, 2017, 07:55:40 AM
Moana.....I swear...if it came out in 4k I wouldnt buy it...the BD is THAT good...wow what a stunning picture

blu-ray.com certainly agrees ( although they wonder about a 4K version ) -

" Moana's 1080p transfer is flat-out gorgeous, maybe one of the most vibrant the format has seen. Colors are resplendent. Blue waters sparkle and natural greens are lush, both standing apart against many of the earthier tones that define much of the rest of the environments. Beyond that, fiery oranges dazzle and leap off the screen. Support colors -- Moana's multicolored pet, for example -- shine. Color saturation, balance, and brilliance are all in order. The image is sharp and revealing. The Blu-ray presents the animation's most intimate natural and character textures with amazing efficiency and clarity. Environments are crisp, characters well defined and organic. Hair flows with incredible precision, seemingly down to individual curls or strands. Woods, woven rugs, attire, sandy beaches, every element the film has on offer dazzles. Blacks are healthy and deep. Artifacts are zero. The image is flat-out tremendous, maybe the finest certainly in the animated realm and easily one of the top on the format. One can only wonder how a higher resolution UHD with HDR colors could have improved on it (get on board, Disney!). "

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Moana-Blu-ray/145431/
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Post by: AVSCraig on March 09, 2017, 04:18:51 PM
We are watching " Allied " tonight !
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Post by: AVSCraig on March 10, 2017, 10:20:41 AM
" Allied " was good - nicely done. The 4K Blu Ray looked outstanding. And the audio was good - LFE during the London bombing was easily felt in my room. I'm looking forward to re - watching this with my wife.
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Post by: AVSCraig on March 10, 2017, 03:24:58 PM
Doctor Strange just showed up on Blu Ray !  :)
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Post by: cjake on March 14, 2017, 11:33:25 AM
Doctor Strange just showed up on Blu Ray !  :)
Watched it last night.    I sure hope it gets released in UHD.
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Post by: AVSCraig on March 14, 2017, 12:14:04 PM
Watched it last night.    I sure hope it gets released in UHD.

Some of these newer Blu Rays look so good upscaled to 4K on my projector, I'm not sure I'd care that much, unless they can do a really good job with the 4K version.
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on March 15, 2017, 09:12:55 AM
I watched " American Sniper " last night. 2nd time I've watched it. Great movie, and it sure looked good on my RS4500 ! Bradley Cooper does a great job IMO.
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: ronman79 on March 15, 2017, 12:58:26 PM
I agree with Moana comments!
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Post by: AVSCraig on March 16, 2017, 09:04:55 AM
Watched " John Wick " on 4K last night. Hadn't actually sat down and watched the entire 4K version. Looked mighty good, fun movie. Now I'm looking forward to # 2 !!
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on March 17, 2017, 10:21:11 AM
I watched the extended cut of " Gladiator " last night. I enjoy this movie still ! Looked really good, but if they ever come out with a 4k remaster, I'm on it in a flash !
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: ShadeRF on March 18, 2017, 07:19:11 PM
Watched Passengers. It was way better than I expected based on the ratings and word of mouth. But I like Prometheus too and that seems to get a lot of hate. Go figure.
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on March 19, 2017, 10:04:58 AM
Watched Passengers. It was way better than I expected based on the ratings and word of mouth. But I like Prometheus too and that seems to get a lot of hate. Go figure.

My 4K copy should be here this week. I also really like Prometheus. Looking forward to seeing this. 
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: cjake on March 21, 2017, 11:04:34 AM
Watched Passengers. It was way better than I expected based on the ratings and word of mouth. But I like Prometheus too and that seems to get a lot of hate. Go figure.
It is extremely sharp in my opinion.    A couple of sites mention that it was shot using ARRI Alexa 65 cameras in ARRIRAW (6.5K) format, and mastered to a true 4K Digital Intermediate.
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Post by: AVSCraig on March 21, 2017, 11:19:47 AM
It is extremely sharp in my opinion.    A couple of sites mention that it was shot using ARRI Alexa 65 cameras in ARRIRAW (6.5K) format, and mastered to a true 4K Digital Intermediate.

That's good to hear. It should arrive tomorrow in time to watch. Might be a new reference quality disc, along with Hacksaw Ridge.
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: bmoney on March 23, 2017, 04:47:22 AM
LOVED passengers!  4k was outstanding...sound was outstanding (although a 30Hz monster) highly recommended
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Post by: DLCPhoto on March 23, 2017, 06:30:56 AM
Another thumbs up for Passengers.  Watched in 4k/Atmos on my RS400 last night (using Arve's Custom Curves), and it was spectacular.  Sharpness and vividness in many scenes were as good as I've seen on my setup.
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Post by: AVSCraig on March 23, 2017, 08:34:02 AM
LOVED passengers!  4k was outstanding...sound was outstanding (although a 30Hz monster) highly recommended

Smoking good picture on the RS4500. Great soundtrack too. I never really though about what would happen if you lost artificial gravity, and then suddenly regained it. Ouch !

This is right up there with Hacksaw Ridge for reference 4K material, that's for sure !
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Post by: bmoney on March 23, 2017, 03:42:26 PM
Another thumbs up for Passengers.  Watched in 4k/Atmos on my RS400 last night (using Arve's Custom Curves), and it was spectacular.  Sharpness and vividness in many scenes were as good as I've seen on my setup.

Can you share the custom curve settings? And how to administer them?

Thabks
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: DLCPhoto on March 24, 2017, 07:43:00 AM
Can you share the custom curve settings? And how to administer them?

Thabks

Starting around a month ago, Manni01 and Arve, along with many others, developed a method of creating Custom Gamma Curves that would do the job of watching HDR on our projectors, better than JVC's Gamma D.  For most of us, including me, Gamma D crushed shadow detail, making it unpleasant to watch in HDR, without bumping up Blackness drastically.

The 'other' forum has pages and pages of information on the RS500/RS600 thread, as the tools and approaches changed almost daily.  Enough to make your head spin at times!

lovingdvd in the other forum posted a pretty good summary of the simplest current way of creating a custom gamma curve for your particular setup here:

Speed Guide to creating a Custom Curve (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/24-digital-hi-end-projectors-3-000-usd-msrp/2222586-official-jvc-rs600-rs500-x950r-x750r-x9000-x7000-owners-thread-759.html#post51467921)

It's reasonably straightforward, simpler than a JVC Autocalibration.  This is what I've done on my system, and is my preferred way of watching HDR now.  In fact, I went ahead and sold the HDFury Integral that I had bought a few days before all of the custom curve business started hittin the scene, since I prefer the new approach over the SDR-BT2020 that can be achieved with the Integral.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Don
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: cjake on March 24, 2017, 09:18:56 AM
Most of us with RS500/RS600 projectors consider Gamma D to be broken.  With the JVC Projector Tool, I now have a custom Gamma that finally allows me to watch every UHD disc in HDR.   HDR that beats BT.2020 SDR in my opinion.

Then add an HDFury Linker to remove the HDR metadata flag (without any HDR to SDR conversion) to complete the experience:
- JVC projector does not auto-select Gamma D so your selected custom gamma is not overridden.
- JVC projector does not disable Auto-Iris which gives back real fade-to-blacks.
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: DLCPhoto on March 24, 2017, 09:57:19 AM
Most of us with RS500/RS600 projectors consider Gamma D to be broken.  With the JVC Projector Tool, I now have a custom Gamma that finally allows me to watch every UHD disc in HDR.   HDR that beats BT.2020 SDR in my opinion.

Then add an HDFury Linker to remove the HDR metadata flag (without any HDR to SDR conversion) to complete the experience:
- JVC projector does not auto-select Gamma D so your selected custom gamma is not overridden.
- JVC projector does not disable Auto-Iris which gives back real fade-to-blacks.

Yes, I should have mentioned the Linker option.

Personally, I do not use or like DI (either of the 2 options available) because of iris pumping, which while it's not all that frequent, really bugs me when it does occur.  I know of others with more knowledge and experience than I do who share this preference to not use DI, but it seems we are in the minority.

But it would be nice to not have to manually switch Gamma whenever I watch HDR content.  I'm just not sure it's worth $200 to me at this point in time!  :-\
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: bmoney on March 24, 2017, 11:05:30 AM
Starting around a month ago, Manni01 and Arve, along with many others, developed a method of creating Custom Gamma Curves that would do the job of watching HDR on our projectors, better than JVC's Gamma D.  For most of us, including me, Gamma D crushed shadow detail, making it unpleasant to watch in HDR, without bumping up Blackness drastically.

The 'other' forum has pages and pages of information on the RS500/RS600 thread, as the tools and approaches changed almost daily.  Enough to make your head spin at times!

lovingdvd in the other forum posted a pretty good summary of the simplest current way of creating a custom gamma curve for your particular setup here:

Speed Guide to creating a Custom Curve (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/24-digital-hi-end-projectors-3-000-usd-msrp/2222586-official-jvc-rs600-rs500-x950r-x750r-x9000-x7000-owners-thread-759.html#post51467921)

It's reasonably straightforward, simpler than a JVC Autocalibration.  This is what I've done on my system, and is my preferred way of watching HDR now.  In fact, I went ahead and sold the HDFury Integral that I had bought a few days before all of the custom curve business started hittin the scene, since I prefer the new approach over the SDR-BT2020 that can be achieved with the Integral.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Don

thank you!  What is the tool he speaks of that is needed?  sorry for the newb questions
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Post by: DLCPhoto on March 24, 2017, 11:18:46 AM
thank you!  What is the tool he speaks of that is needed?  sorry for the newb questions

I thought he had links to the relevant downloads, but apparently not.

Here's a link to Arve's Software.  Download the folder there to a folder on the PC you'll be using to connect via ethernet to your projector:

Arve's Software (https://github.com/arvehj/jvcprojectortools/tree/threaded_menu)

Here's a link to his Readme, which gives general instructions, along with a link to the Python software that you'll need to install as well, in order to run his 'Tool' 8):

Readme File (https://github.com/arvehj/jvcprojectortools/blob/threaded_menu/README.md)

These links, along with the first one I sent, should get you up and running.  It sounds a bit complicated, but it's not.  The software enables you to really fine-tune the curve, with a variety of dos-line commands, but you don't really need this, as the "speed" guide will accomplish most if not all of what you need to get a much better picture than with Gamma D.

Good luck, and post back if you run into issues.
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on April 12, 2017, 11:24:24 AM
Watched " Rogue One " on Blu Ray for the first time last night. Good film. And I must say, it totally segue's into the original film in a very clever manner. Maybe better than " Revenge of the Sith " ( which I haven't watched in a while ). 
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on April 12, 2017, 10:21:22 PM
Watched " Patriot's Day " on 4K tonight. Powerful film. Extremely well done. My guests and I were pretty much on the edge of our seat the entire movie. i thought it was respectful of the victims and the entire event.
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: ShadeRF on April 13, 2017, 06:41:26 AM
Watched Hidden Figures 4k as my first UHD on my JVC RS500. Loved the movie and the picture quality was beautiful!
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on April 13, 2017, 08:31:58 AM
Watched Hidden Figures 4k as my first UHD on my JVC RS500. Loved the movie and the picture quality was beautiful!

I've got that one coming soon ! 
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: ronman79 on April 19, 2017, 01:02:56 PM
That's good to hear. It should arrive tomorrow in time to watch. Might be a new reference quality disc, along with Hacksaw Ridge.

So Craig, Hacksaw is that good?  I mean from a PQ and SQ standpoint...I bought it, but it is still in my stash, waiting for my room construction to be finished.  I have several movies that, over the last several months, I've "saved myself" (and eyes and ears) for the new theater room...I just got the X770RB in on Monday, Denon 4300 about a week before, and the Oppo 203 when it came out...It's all staying put for now....Can't wait...can't wait!  I should be settling in with everything next weekend....
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on April 19, 2017, 01:31:42 PM
So Craig, Hacksaw is that good?  I mean from a PQ and SQ standpoint...I bought it, but it is still in my stash, waiting for my room construction to be finished.  I have several movies that, over the last several months, I've "saved myself" (and eyes and ears) for the new theater room...I just got the X770RB in on Monday, Denon 4300 about a week before, and the Oppo 203 when it came out...It's all staying put for now....Can't wait...can't wait!  I should be settling in with everything next weekend....

I think it's one of the better 4K movies I've got. Picture detail is excellent. Very clean transfer too. Sound track that is really well mixed - LFE shakes the room during explosions ( my guest last night made particular mention of that ). Overall, it's hard to beat. And the true story is amazing. The battle scenes are graphic though - " parental guidance suggested ".
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: TWISM on April 20, 2017, 09:15:24 AM
Watched " Patriot's Day " on 4K tonight. Powerful film. Extremely well done. My guests and I were pretty much on the edge of our seat the entire movie. i thought it was respectful of the victims and the entire event.

I agree 100%, this was powerful and it was very well done.
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: ronman79 on April 20, 2017, 09:56:42 AM
I think it's one of the better 4K movies I've got. Picture detail is excellent. Very clean transfer too. Sound track that is really well mixed - LFE shakes the room during explosions ( my guest last night made particular mention of that ). Overall, it's hard to beat. And the true story is amazing. The battle scenes are graphic though - " parental guidance suggested ".

I'm a parent, and I can't wait to guide myself to see this movie!  Lol...looking forward to it.
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on April 28, 2017, 08:56:09 AM
Watched a movie I hadn't seen for a while last night, with friends that had never seen it - Apocalypto ! Looked amazing on my RS4500 ! I just noticed that this Blu-ray is out of print, and selling for $ 124.34 on Amazon. If I told my wife that, she'd say " sell it ". I'm keeping it though !  :)
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on May 01, 2017, 11:00:46 AM
Watched La La Land - great movie ! I loved how it was shot on film, in 2.55:1 Cinemascope, and had elements of older classic films, and nods to the modern era in there too. Nicely done !
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: ed weinman on May 03, 2017, 10:40:51 AM
...it's strange that I'm physiologically strained in watching blue ray when I want those that I already have to be issued in 4K!...the list of 4K releases aren't flowing, but...I need to change my attitude re: my blue ray collection (as well as regular DVDs) and start enjoying them again...
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Post by: AVSCraig on May 03, 2017, 11:49:40 AM
...it's strange that I'm physiologically strained in watching blue ray when I want those that I already have to be issued in 4K!...the list of 4K releases aren't flowing, but...I need to change my attitude re: my blue ray collection (as well as regular DVDs) and start enjoying them again...

I don't watch any DVD's anymore ( except Team America - World Police ). But quite a few great movies are only on Blu-ray, and not 4K yet. " Fury " and many recent releases look outstanding on Blu-ray. Plus, I'm going to have a few themed " movie weeks " coming up, and those movies are only on Blu-ray right now too.
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Post by: ed weinman on May 03, 2017, 06:46:37 PM
...just a note: it's not as if I don't watch DVDs and blu-ray.  I have the JVC projector which has the e-shift capability and
certainly helps in viewing...

...late note: I just watched the blue ray disc of Captain American The First Avenger and...it looked sensational...I suppose it must be due to the JVC projector's e-shift and the OPPO 205's wanting to play everything at 4k (DVDs, blu-rays)...so, even with this crazy player/projector combination doing their own thing and even if it wasn't really true 4K, it looked wonderful (not to mention that film itself is outstanding)...
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Post by: richlife69 on May 08, 2017, 07:51:28 AM
...it's strange that I'm physiologically strained in watching blue ray when I want those that I already have to be issued in 4K!...the list of 4K releases aren't flowing, but...I need to change my attitude re: my blue ray collection (as well as regular DVDs) and start enjoying them again...

Emphasis on the bold.  If the studios want my money, they will need to release more 4K titles.  Meanwhile, I have many BR/DVDs in-house that I should watch again.   
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Post by: AVSCraig on May 11, 2017, 09:41:53 AM
Finally got around to watching " Hidden Figures " on 4K Blu Ray last night. Fabulous movie, great looking disc too !
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Post by: AVSCraig on May 11, 2017, 11:13:25 PM
Since May is " Mental Health Awareness Month ", we watched " Fight Club " tonight. I forgot how off the wall that movie is! The Blu Ray looked amazing for a film from 1999 !
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Post by: AVSCraig on May 13, 2017, 10:07:59 AM
Watched " The Lincoln Lawyer " last night. Fun movie, great sound track, great looking Blu-ray.
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Post by: AVSCraig on May 14, 2017, 11:05:08 PM
Kill Bill 1 & 2 double feature - the perfect Mother's Day movie. That is one angry mom !  ???
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Post by: AVSCraig on May 16, 2017, 09:53:34 AM
Watched " Star Trek Into Darkness " on 4K BR last night. I have a few screen shots in my home theater thread.
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Post by: bmoney on May 17, 2017, 06:04:34 AM
watched xXx return of xander cage....4k UHD

corney movie but i loved it for what it is...insane action..and the sound was rediculously good

incredible atmos...and the bass oh my the bass!!
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Post by: AVSCraig on May 17, 2017, 09:18:11 AM
watched xXx return of xander cage....4k UHD

corney movie but i loved it for what it is...insane action..and the sound was rediculously good

incredible atmos...and the bass oh my the bass!!

The first one was fun too. I might pick this up on sale. How did the 4K look ?
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Post by: bmoney on May 17, 2017, 10:05:57 AM
The first one was fun too. I might pick this up on sale. How did the 4K look ?

some scenes fantastic some..meh

but never bad
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Post by: bmoney on May 18, 2017, 05:11:53 AM
4K The Mummy

picture was GREAT...funny thing is I USED to think the audio on this was outstanding (back when it was released) well...its good but not great anymore...funny
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Post by: gadgtfreek on May 21, 2017, 03:23:00 PM
Return of Xander Cage UHD
Popcorn flick, but it was fun, excellent audio and video

Man of Steel UHD
PQ was great, very happy with the use of HDR
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Post by: gadgtfreek on May 22, 2017, 05:41:12 AM
RE Final Chapter UHD

It's a RE movie, not much more to say. PQ was great.
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Post by: AVSCraig on May 23, 2017, 10:11:16 PM
Watched " Memento " tonight. Forgot how great a movie that is. Perfect for " mental illness awareness month ".
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Post by: bmoney on May 24, 2017, 05:49:07 AM
Watched " Memento " tonight. Forgot how great a movie that is. Perfect for " mental illness awareness month ".

sadly I dont own this anymore...

but yeah on that topic i rented SPLIT....i enjoyed it
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Post by: AVSCraig on May 24, 2017, 09:55:51 AM
sadly I dont own this anymore...

but yeah on that topic i rented SPLIT....i enjoyed it

I'll have to check that out.
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Post by: AVSCraig on May 26, 2017, 08:02:30 AM
Watched " Lion " last night. Excellent movie, great true story. Not the best transfer though - this isn't demo material by any means. Although the Blu-ray is supposedly true to the source material.
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Post by: cjake on May 26, 2017, 11:30:36 AM
Since it is now available for under $20, I finally purchased the Man of Steel UHD disc.   

It had been so long since I previously watched it on Blu Ray, I either forgot about the horrid shaky cam effect or perhaps the UHD version makes it more obvious.  It was especially jarring in the opening scenes and I found myself checking the signal path to see if something was amiss.

The audio experience was much improved this time around since I have added a pair of upward firing speakers for Atmos, and replaced a single 12" sealed sub in my 20x40 room with two of the new PSA V1801 18" ported (vented) subs.  There are so many movies in my collection I now need to watch again.
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Post by: AVSCraig on May 27, 2017, 10:00:24 PM
Watched The Social Network last night. I forgot what a good film this is - nicely shot too.
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Post by: AVSCraig on May 29, 2017, 01:23:36 PM
Watched " Interstellar " last night - love this movie ! Was better the third time around. Friends agreed ( their 2nd viewing ).
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Post by: AVSCraig on May 30, 2017, 10:30:51 PM
Watched " The Machinist " starring Christian Bale, as part of my " mental illness awareness month " film festival. It was just as creepy / disturbing the 2nd time around !  :o
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Post by: AVSCraig on June 05, 2017, 08:28:13 AM
Watched " Inception " last night with my wife. Hadn't seen that movie in a while. Great Nolan film. Looked excellent on the RS4500. The Hans Zimmer soundtrack was outstanding. I don't think I had my twin SVS PC12+ cylinders last time I watched it, or my Martin Logan Motion speaker system. 
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Post by: AVSCraig on June 09, 2017, 10:38:51 AM
Watched " The Founder " last night - interesting story !
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Post by: AVSCraig on June 12, 2017, 09:27:11 AM
I'm trying to catch my wife up on movies she's missed. Sat night it was " The Equalizer ", with Denzel Washington. Last night it was " John Wick " on 4K.
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Post by: AVSCraig on June 13, 2017, 08:42:01 AM
Watched " Donnie Darko " - the director's cut last night ( my wife's pick ). Never watched the director's cut before. I may like it better. Great movie, again !
(https://bmauritz.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/donnie_darko___part_1__clouds_by_bails.jpeg)
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Post by: bmoney on June 13, 2017, 10:08:28 AM
watched 4k Unforgiven

had never seen it before...was good

tonight will be batman lego followed by john wick 2
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Post by: AVSCraig on June 13, 2017, 10:23:41 AM
watched 4k Unforgiven

had never seen it before...was good

tonight will be batman lego followed by john wick 2

I'm still waiting on John Wick 2 to arrive !
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Post by: bmoney on June 14, 2017, 04:02:26 AM
I'm still waiting on John Wick 2 to arrive !

picture and sound are OUTSTANDING!

and its like John wick 1..but turn the action up 10x's
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Post by: AVSCraig on June 15, 2017, 09:07:43 AM
Watched " Logan " last night on 4K. Wild movie - I ( and my guests ) liked it !
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Post by: bmoney on June 21, 2017, 04:25:13 AM
watched "Life" in 4k. I really really enjoyed this...

sound was another demo quality atmos track with HUGE bass and VERY active atmos

picture was stunning as well

highly recommended
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Post by: ed weinman on June 22, 2017, 08:45:20 AM
"Oblivion" for the umpteenth time...I don't know why but I pulls me in with every viewing.
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Post by: AVSCraig on June 22, 2017, 08:51:48 AM
"Oblivion" for the umpteenth time...I don't know why but I pulls me in with every viewing.

I really enjoy that movie too. Great picture and sound. You ever watch the extras ? Cool that they built a full size model of the ship !
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Post by: AVSCraig on June 23, 2017, 07:39:33 AM
Watched " John Wick 2 " last night. Awesome movie ! Better than the first one. Bring on # 3 !
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Post by: richlife69 on June 23, 2017, 08:01:24 AM
Watched " John Wick 2 " last night. Awesome movie ! Better than the first one. Bring on # 3 !

Yeah, I felt the same way.  To me, they did a good job of setting up the individual runs of violence.  (Though my wife didn't agree -- liked the movies but thought it was non-stop violence.  I thought it was an amazing mix of violence with the right portion of "slow down, catch your breath".  PQ was great and sound absolutely awesome! 

BTW, did I mention it was violent?
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Post by: AVSCraig on June 23, 2017, 08:09:12 AM
Yeah, I felt the same way.  To me, they did a good job of setting up the individual runs of violence.  (Though my wife didn't agree -- liked the movies but thought it was non-stop violence.  I thought it was an amazing mix of violence with the right portion of "slow down, catch your breath".  PQ was great and sound absolutely awesome! 

BTW, did I mention it was violent?

Keanu Reeves spent a lot of actual range time shooting 3 gun tactical courses prior to this film - it certainly showed in the action set pieces. Amazing choreography and stunt work. Realistic firearm handling and reloading. My wife thought the first one was " just a shoot 'em up " and didn't join me watching it. She does like " Eastern Promises " and " The Equalizer ", so go figure !
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Post by: AVSMike on June 23, 2017, 12:00:57 PM
Watched John Wick 2 last night. 4K video quality on this disc was really good and the sound track had great dynamics. Since I was watching this one alone, I ran it near reference level. Some of the gun shots sounded a lot like actual gunshots.
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Post by: cjake on June 23, 2017, 05:53:51 PM
Watched John Wick 2 last night. 4K video quality on this disc was really good and the sound track had great dynamics. Since I was watching this one alone, I ran it near reference level. Some of the gun shots sounded a lot like actual gunshots.
I was worried I might get a visit from the police when I watched it at 11PM.  One night I am going to walk outside my house while this disc is playing to hear what it sounds like from there.
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Post by: AVSCraig on June 24, 2017, 07:56:43 AM
I was worried I might get a visit from the police when I watched it at 11PM.  One night I am going to walk outside my house while this disc is playing to hear what it sounds like from there.

I did that last week after watching " Mad Max : Fury Road " cranked pretty loud. We live in an area with 1/4 - 1/3 acre lots, so while I could hear it, I've never had anyone notice ( or complain ). Helps to have 2 x 6 construction throughout our house !
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Post by: cjake on June 24, 2017, 10:31:58 AM
watched "Life" in 4k. I really really enjoyed this...

sound was another demo quality atmos track with HUGE bass and VERY active atmos

picture was stunning as well

highly recommended
I rented this UHD disc.

Sound?  Yes
Picture? Yes
Story?  Lacking
Would I watch it again?  Doubtful.
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Post by: AVSCraig on June 24, 2017, 11:12:17 AM
Watched " Manchester By The Sea " with my wife last night. Interesting, well done drama. I liked the way the back story unfolded through flashbacks. Stunning cinematography !
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Post by: AVSCraig on June 26, 2017, 09:35:30 AM
Watched " Birdman " last night with my wife ( who had never seen it ). 2nd time I've watched it. I think it's a really interesting film, and my wife liked it. It's different, and sometimes different is good !
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Post by: DLCPhoto on June 28, 2017, 06:37:29 PM
I had read great things about The Jungle Book, in 3D, for quite a while, and had been watching prices.  It finally dropped a little, and I picked it up.

Watched it tonight with my wife, and holy cow, those reviews were right on the money!!  The details, the color, the 3D effect, were all incredible.  The sound track matched it as well.  The movie/story were excellent, with great humor provided by some excellent voice-overs.  Highly recommended!

One of the most immersive, impressive audio-visual experiences I've had in my theater to date!

Don

(RS400, 160" 2.35:1 Screen Innovations Screen Solar White 1.3 Gain.  Masked to 1.78:1 for this movie, so basically 129" equivalent.)
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Post by: AVSCraig on July 06, 2017, 09:19:57 AM
The wife and I watched " Fences " last night. Really good drama, great acting. Incredible looking Blu-ray - one of the best pictures I've seen. I like Denzel in just about anything though. Time to watch " Flight " and " Unstoppable " again.  :)   
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Post by: Madfloyd on July 06, 2017, 09:27:17 AM
We watched Why Him? (4k HDR) last night.  Incredible picture - probably the best I've seen yet on my projector.  Detail was incredible with great depth and very natural colors and highlights.

Movie was very enjoyable as well (and Zoey Deutch is very easy on the eyes!).
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Post by: richlife69 on July 06, 2017, 06:17:28 PM
Clapton at 70 is glorious on BR!  Finally off my wishlist and on my OPPO.
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Post by: Madfloyd on July 07, 2017, 09:14:06 PM
Watched John Wick (1st one) tonight.  Made a mistake and put in the regular bluray and didn't notice until after the movie finished. I had seen the movie before but loved it just as much the second time.

I then checked out the 4k version and thought it was absolute crap.  Nowhere as detailed as the bluray and so murky and dim - like I was wearing sunglasses.  This with my projector firing on high with the dynamic range on my Panasonic raised... what a disappointment.
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Post by: AVSCraig on July 07, 2017, 10:37:25 PM
Watched John Wick (1st one) tonight.  Made a mistake and put in the regular bluray and didn't notice until after the movie finished. I had seen the movie before but loved it just as much the second time.

I then checked out the 4k version and thought it was absolute crap.  Nowhere as detailed as the bluray and so murky and dim - like I was wearing sunglasses.  This with my projector firing on high with the dynamic range on my Panasonic raised... what a disappointment.

I'll need to throw the Blu-ray on and see what's going on. I doubt this will be the case with John Wick 2.
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Post by: Madfloyd on July 08, 2017, 06:23:02 AM
I'll need to throw the Blu-ray on and see what's going on. I doubt this will be the case with John Wick 2.

I watched John Wick 2 afterwards.  It was much better.  At the beginning it's VERY dark with extreme HDR highlighting which made me squint because of the brightness (headlights, neon signs) but struggle to actually discern cars etc (basically the action on screen).  I thought "oh boy here we go again" but the movie gets much better as it goes along and the detail in the blacks are pretty impressive.   I turned on dynamic laser for this one (and it performed flawlessly) if only to tone down the highlights a bit as they are unnaturally bright.  For example, indoor scenes were hard to watch because the lighting (lamps in the room etc) were SO bright. My eyes were wiped out after seeing this one.  It's impressive but unnatural and a little weird - I might have to check a few key scenes on the bluray to see how they compared because it looks to me like someone got carried away with the HDR color grading on this one.  People rave about this and I get why, but I almost wanted a different gamma curve so that the highlights weren't burning my retinas  but where the dark scenes wouldn't lose contrast.
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Post by: cjake on July 10, 2017, 09:58:31 PM
Best Buy delivered my Steelbook UHD versions of Fifth Element and Leon today.   I watched Fifth Element tonight; in HDR of course.  I wasn't disappointed.   Sharper than I expected with vibrant color and some searing highlights.   It was like watching to it for the first time.  The Atmos soundtrack was the icing on the cake.
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Post by: AVSCraig on July 11, 2017, 07:28:00 AM
Best Buy delivered my Steelbook UHD versions of Fifth Element and Leon today.   I watched Fifth Element tonight; in HDR of course.  I wasn't disappointed.   Sharper than I expected with vibrant color and some searing highlights.   It was like watching to it for the first time.  The Atmos soundtrack was the icing on the cake.

Darn - my Amazon copy won't be here for a week !
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Post by: AVSCraig on July 12, 2017, 08:01:01 AM
Watched " Being John Malkovich " last night - i'd had the Criterion Blu-ray for a while, but I haven't watched this film since i had it on HD DVD. I forgot how funny and insane this movie is. My guests were doubled over laughing at times !
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Post by: AVSCraig on July 13, 2017, 01:11:32 PM
I've got a bunch of new movies to watch - The Zookeeper's Wife ", " Blue is the Warmest Color ", I have Leon and The 5th Element arriving in 4K, " The Fate Of The Furious " and " The Lost City Of Z " are coming too. Going to be busy watching movies !
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Post by: cjake on July 13, 2017, 02:11:49 PM
I've got a bunch of new movies to watch - The Zookeeper's Wife ", " Blue is the Warmest Color ", I have Leon and The 5th Element arriving in 4K, " The Fate Of The Furious " and " The Lost City Of Z " are coming too. Going to be busy watching movies !
Make sure you watch Fate of the Furious when you can turn up the volume.  The low frequency bass in the DTS:X MA soundtrack is great.

I rented Blue and have to agree with others that it has probably has the most realistic skin tones I have ever seen from any Blu Ray and probably not bested by any UHD Blu Ray yet.   The spaghetti looked delicious as well.  The movie is 3 hours long!

Fifth Element looked incredible.   

Leon looked good as well, but not that much better than the special edition Blu Ray that was created from a 4K master.   I am sure others will say it looks great, but it didn't grab and hold my attention like Fifth Element did.
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Post by: AVSCraig on July 20, 2017, 03:21:41 PM
Had some friends over to watch " Horse Feathers " and " Duck Soup " ! Fun movies with some great one liners - too many to remember even a fraction of them !

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DFNiJVbUwAQy8mY.jpg)
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Post by: AVSCraig on July 21, 2017, 08:14:03 AM
Last night I watched " Ex Machina " in 4K with friends that had never seen the movie. I love this movie ! The 4K version looks cleaner for the most part than the Blu-ray.
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Post by: bmoney on July 22, 2017, 07:39:49 AM
my new reference picture quality disc...

Fate of the Furious 4K

wow
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Post by: AVSCraig on July 24, 2017, 08:31:46 AM
my new reference picture quality disc...

Fate of the Furious 4K

wow

I have it but have not had the opportunity to watch it yet - you are such a tease !
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Post by: Madfloyd on July 26, 2017, 06:16:06 AM
I recently watched Kong: Skull Island and The Great Wall  (both in UHD).

Both films looked stunning with The Great Wall the most impressive.  The movies themselves were OK entertainment - very loud action films where the soundtracks are equally impressive.
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Post by: AVSCraig on July 26, 2017, 07:50:21 AM
My wife needed some cheering up last night ( she hit a deer that ran in front of her while she was doing 40mph on her tri bike during the Donner lake Triathlon Sunday - she's pretty beat up ), so we watched one of her favorite movies - " Fletch ". Chevy Chase is still a hoot in this. Geena Davis was an unknown back then.
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Post by: bmoney on July 26, 2017, 09:08:25 AM
My wife needed some cheering up last night ( she hit a deer that ran in front of her while she was doing 40mph on her tri bike during the Donner lake Triathlon Sunday - she's pretty beat up ), so we watched one of her favorite movies - " Fletch ". Chevy Chase is still a hoot in this. Geena Davis was an unknown back then.

Fletch is my all time favorite comedy

watched Ghost in a shell 4k,.....hated it...UHD was super dark..and just couldnt get into the story

well wishes for your wife
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Post by: AVSCraig on July 26, 2017, 10:04:51 AM
Fletch is my all time favorite comedy

watched Ghost in a shell 4k,.....hated it...UHD was super dark..and just couldnt get into the story

well wishes for your wife

Thanks. Maybe " Caddyshack " tonight, since yesterday was the 37th anniversary according to Cindy Morgan ( Lacy Underalls ) on Facebook !
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Post by: bmoney on July 27, 2017, 08:12:04 AM
Ok I will now 100% never listen to Ralph Potts for reviews. He just cuts and pastes reviews from other discs.

His review for boss baby and trolls is literally verbatim for the Blu-ray Disc.  He even forgot to change the "trolls coming to bluray" to read boss baby lmao. Joke
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Post by: AVSCraig on July 27, 2017, 11:26:07 AM
Ok I will now 100% never listen to Ralph Potts for reviews. He just cuts and pastes reviews from other discs.

His review for boss baby and trolls is literally verbatim for the Blu-ray Disc.  He even forgot to change the "trolls coming to bluray" to read boss baby lmao. Joke

That's not good !
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Post by: cjake on July 28, 2017, 09:13:28 AM
I had previously rented The Great Wall UHD disc. I bought a copy from Best Buy yesterday for under $20.

It is a gorgeous film to watch with all the brightly colored armor worn by the soldiers.   The soundtrack's bass is also outstanding; especially the drums and the "black powder" explosions outputted from my dual 18 inch subs.

Too bad it's still mostly just another creature feature.


I also thought Ghost in the Shell was better than the reviews I have read.   But then I have never seen the original animated version to compare to.

I didn't find it overly dark as some have complained.  But I was disappointed with the soundtrack; both the lack of bass and the low recording levels.  I ended up raising the volume 3 decibels above my normal setting (-9 instead of -12/-13) just to hear conversations clearly.
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Post by: AVSCraig on July 28, 2017, 11:50:00 AM
I had previously rented The Great Wall UHD disc. I bought a copy from Best Buy yesterday for under $20.

It is a gorgeous film to watch with all the brightly colored armor worn by the soldiers.   The soundtrack's bass is also outstanding; especially the drums and the "black powder" explosions outputted from my dual 18 inch subs.

Too bad it's still mostly just another creature feature.


I also thought Ghost in the Shell was better than the reviews I have read.   But then I have never seen the original animated version to compare to.

I didn't find it overly dark as some have complained.  But I was disappointed with the soundtrack; both the lack of bass and the low recording levels.  I ended up raising the volume 3 decibels above my normal setting (-9 instead of -12/-13) just to hear conversations clearly.

I plan on picking up Ghost In The Shell when the price calms down. I've never seen the original either.
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Post by: bmoney on July 28, 2017, 05:39:50 PM
I plan on picking up Ghost In The Shell when the price calms down. I've never seen the original either.

If you want. I'll sell you my copy on the cheap. I didn't care for the film at all ll
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Post by: AVSCraig on July 28, 2017, 06:59:29 PM
If you want. I'll sell you my copy on the cheap. I didn't care for the film at all ll

Sure - email me your Paypal info.
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Post by: ellisr63 on July 28, 2017, 09:58:15 PM
We watched Ghost in the Shell, and it was very good...the only complaint I had was that the dark scenes were darker than I recall they were in the theater.
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Post by: AVSCraig on July 29, 2017, 04:06:25 PM
Watched " The Lost City of Z " last night. Really interesting story. I liked it !
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Post by: bmoney on July 29, 2017, 04:07:44 PM
Watched " The Lost City of Z " last night. Really interesting story. I liked it !

I put it in for about 10 mins last night. But was really tired. I'll try again tonight.
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Post by: AVSCraig on July 31, 2017, 12:42:10 PM
Watched " The Zookeeper's Wife " last night with my wife. We both thought it was a good WWII drama. Being based on a true story is even better.
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Post by: AVSCraig on August 04, 2017, 09:09:14 AM
I've been on a roll catching up on movies ( and re - watching some good ones )!
Tuesday - Sicario in 4K
Wed. - The Fifth Element in 4K ( looked outstanding for a 20 year old movie ) !
Last night - The Fate of the Furious in 4K - what a hoot ! Fun movie, awesome picture and sound track !
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Post by: AVSCraig on August 08, 2017, 08:31:43 AM
Watched " Colossal " last night - that is one wacked film. I liked it !  :D
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Post by: AVSCraig on August 09, 2017, 09:06:33 AM
Watched " Ghost In The Shell " on 4K UHD BR last night with a friend ( thanks Brian ). We liked it ( we're Scarlet fans ). Dark film, but not too dark on the RS4500 ! Great sound track !!
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: bmoney on August 11, 2017, 04:49:29 PM
Watched " Ghost In The Shell " on 4K UHD BR last night with a friend ( thanks Brian ). We liked it ( we're Scarlet fans ). Dark film, but not too dark on the RS4500 ! Great sound track !!

no prob...glad it made it there

and more importantly glad you liked it
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: DLCPhoto on August 11, 2017, 05:50:27 PM
Just watched War of the Worlds.  Decent picture quality, although not particularly impressive by today's standards.

But dang, the sound track was positively frightening in places.  My low end is an iNuke 6000 powering a home-made (by someone else) 8' subwoofer, with 4 18" Stereo Integrity drivers.  Amp was running in the red for a while, and the output was intense!!  Quite the work-out, but everything, including my ear drums, seemed to have survived!
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: bmoney on August 16, 2017, 05:45:24 AM
Alien Covenant 4k

i liked it alot...not sure why its getting bashed.

picture was great...and the atmos when the alien makes its signiture sound was amazing
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: cjake on August 19, 2017, 11:34:57 PM
Lincoln Lawyer UHD disc.   Picture quality was excellent.   I had forgotten how much I liked this movie since I first watched in on Blu Ray HD.
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on August 20, 2017, 11:03:56 AM
Lincoln Lawyer UHD disc.   Picture quality was excellent.   I had forgotten how much I liked this movie since I first watched in on Blu Ray HD.

It's a great movie ! I've been debating whether it's worth upgrading from the Blu-ray ( which looks pretty darn good ) !
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on August 20, 2017, 11:05:31 AM
Alien Covenant 4k

i liked it alot...not sure why its getting bashed.

picture was great...and the atmos when the alien makes its signiture sound was amazing

I'm looking forward to this. I liked Prometheus too, so I'm sure I'll like this.
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on August 22, 2017, 08:03:04 AM
My wife and I watched " The Promise " last night. We both enjoyed it - good movie. Note that while the critics at RT gave it 50%, the actual audience score is 93%. I'll side with the other audience members on this. If you like a good period movie, it's quite interesting. Plus I like Charlotte Le Bon  !

This movie looks stunning - great cinematography !!
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on August 28, 2017, 09:30:40 AM
Watched "Alien:Covenant" last night. Other than the 4K UHD Blu-ray freezing up mid way ( I had to clean it - a brand new disc - then it worked ), I liked it ! Fassbender is getting some good movie roles over the years - this included !
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: bmoney on August 28, 2017, 01:11:53 PM
Watched "Alien:Covenant" last night. Other than the 4K UHD Blu-ray freezing up mid way ( I had to clean it - a brand new disc - then it worked ), I liked it ! Fassbender is getting some good movie roles over the years - this included !

the bass was insane!

watched GotG V2 UHD 4k....best audio/visual movie i have watched period....
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on August 28, 2017, 08:18:45 PM
GotG2 arrives Wed. - can't wait !
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on August 28, 2017, 08:29:50 PM
We did have a Kingsman: The Secret Service - The drinking game a few days ago !You need to take a sip of single malt whenever someone drinks on screen !  RS4500 screen shots of Kingsman: The Secret Service.

(https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/21199692_10213947580304658_8557473071653833687_o.jpg?oh=a72d0c4c0e08152ff0aec2fe5fac8d3e&oe=5A165A34)

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Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on August 28, 2017, 08:34:34 PM
Everybody picked their own bottle ( later to be rotated around ) -

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Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on August 28, 2017, 08:36:18 PM
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Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on September 11, 2017, 01:15:37 PM
Watched " Megan Leavey " last night on Blu-ray - great movie ! Wife loved it !
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: bmoney on September 13, 2017, 09:05:16 AM
double header last night

captain underpants with my son...we loved it great colors..and surprisingly nice sound and bass

4k The mummy 2017.....while the movie was ok not great...I enjoyed it...great picture quality except a few scenes that were muddy blacks...and outstanding sound
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: bmoney on September 14, 2017, 05:31:04 AM
watched GET OUT 4k blu last night

never saw it before....loved it!!  picture quality as top notch..same for sound

great movie..hope its as god second time around!
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: bmoney on September 20, 2017, 12:09:38 PM
Wonder Woman 4k

OMG!!!! first off..she is the hottest woman I have seen in some time....especially in this role...cute,funny, smokin'

picture is outstanding...and the ATMOS is 100% reference...and deepest bass in a LONG time....this is a bass monster

loved the movie btw
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on September 20, 2017, 12:28:11 PM
Wonder Woman 4k

OMG!!!! first off..she is the hottest woman I have seen in some time....especially in this role...cute,funny, smokin'

picture is outstanding...and the ATMOS is 100% reference...and deepest bass in a LONG time....this is a bass monster

loved the movie btw

Darn - I've been holding out for a price reduction, but you are making that hard !
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: bmoney on September 20, 2017, 02:42:14 PM
Darn - I've been holding out for a price reduction, but you are making that hard !
if your gonna pay full price for any one 4k movie. This is it
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on September 20, 2017, 02:49:14 PM
if your gonna pay full price for any one 4k movie. This is it

You aren't helping !

I watched " Matchstick Men " last night on Blu-ray. Yes, I know it's a 14 year old movie, but I'd never seen it, and it's a Ridley Scott film of all things. It had a seriously good wacked out ending that I never saw coming. Made the whole film worth while.
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: cjake on September 21, 2017, 01:13:06 PM
I realized afterwards that I watched Wonder Woman with Gamma D selected in my RS500!  I did not have the Disable HDR option selected in my HDFury after performing some tests.   And I still thought it looked good.  Now I have a reason to watch it again.  ;D

With Joss Whedon taking over the Justice League movie directing from Zach Snyder, I am hoping for Gal Gadot to be more prominently featured in the upcoming movie than what Snyder might have done. 
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: bmoney on September 24, 2017, 08:29:16 AM
watched the 4k UHS E.T. last night

best the movie has ever looked...great upgrade imho...the dts-x was nice too

love to be able to share this movie with my son (who is the age i was when i first saw it in theaters)
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: Haiej on September 25, 2017, 04:43:46 AM
Sully Blu-ray.
Nice Atmos soundtrack.
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on September 25, 2017, 10:18:49 AM
Sully Blu-ray.
Nice Atmos soundtrack.

Sully is a good film !
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on September 25, 2017, 01:32:53 PM
I watched an old favorite " guilty pleasure " sci fi flick last night - " Knowing ". The airplane crash scene made my guests jump right out of their seats ! Followed by the subway crash scene !

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Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: bmoney on September 27, 2017, 05:40:05 AM
watched the first half of Transformers the last knight on 4k UHD


#1 reference disc hands down....holy cow is the picture incredible!  and the atmos is amazing as well....its defeintily turn your brain off fodder....but wow is it a sight and sound to behold@!
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: cjake on September 27, 2017, 12:30:07 PM
watched the first half of Transformers the last knight on 4k UHD


#1 reference disc hands down....holy cow is the picture incredible!  and the atmos is amazing as well....its defeintily turn your brain off fodder....but wow is it a sight and sound to behold@!
I guess I will have to add it to my rental queue. 
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on September 29, 2017, 02:56:07 PM
Tonight's movie -

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Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: bmoney on September 30, 2017, 07:01:24 PM
Attah boy
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on October 01, 2017, 08:33:31 AM
Attah boy

Everybody loved it ! Sound track was awesome, as was the picture.
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: bmoney on October 01, 2017, 10:34:07 AM
Everybody loved it ! Sound track was awesome, as was the picture.

no need or told ya so's haha

glad you enjoyed it!

I watched 4k Starship troopers last night....I had never seen it before...ugg what a bad movie...was it intentionally supposed to be campy? not sure why this is such a beloved movie
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on October 01, 2017, 01:09:29 PM
no need or told ya so's haha

glad you enjoyed it!

I watched 4k Starship troopers last night....I had never seen it before...ugg what a bad movie...was it intentionally supposed to be campy? not sure why this is such a beloved movie

Absolutely it's supposed to be campy ! And, it's a stealth critique of the first Gulf War. Although that went right over my head for a long time.
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on October 01, 2017, 01:11:18 PM
Watching " The Princess Bride " tonight, in honor of the 30th anniversary this week.  :)
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: bmoney on October 02, 2017, 05:04:29 AM
Absolutely it's supposed to be campy ! And, it's a stealth critique of the first Gulf War. Although that went right over my head for a long time.

i guess this is part of the problem with NEVER reading about what movies are about/reviews as i want to be 100% surprised. lol

maybe ill watch it again
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: Madfloyd on October 02, 2017, 06:15:43 AM
Absolutely it's supposed to be campy ! And, it's a stealth critique of the first Gulf War. Although that went right over my head for a long time.

This is the first time I've heard this theory... interesting.
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on October 02, 2017, 08:19:48 AM
i guess this is part of the problem with NEVER reading about what movies are about/reviews as i want to be 100% surprised. lol

maybe ill watch it again

HA ! I have a couple that comes and watches movies a lot at our house. One day several years ago I mentioned a couple of new Blu-rays I had - " Planet Terror " and " Deathproof ". And they said " we saw those in the theater - those were terrible movies. And I said " 'you do know they were '50's B movie send ups / satires, right " ? And they said " what ? We thought they were serious " ! Haha !
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on October 02, 2017, 09:07:27 AM
This is the first time I've heard this theory... interesting.

https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2013/11/-em-starship-troopers-em-one-of-the-most-misunderstood-movies-ever/281236/
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on October 02, 2017, 09:08:12 AM
no need or told ya so's haha

glad you enjoyed it!

I watched 4k Starship troopers last night....I had never seen it before...ugg what a bad movie...was it intentionally supposed to be campy? not sure why this is such a beloved movie

Read this and re - watch it ! It will be much better !

https://www.tor.com/2017/02/08/starship-troopers-paul-verhoevens-manic-misunderstood-satire/
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on October 10, 2017, 11:38:45 AM
Here is some interesting info on how Wonder Woman was shot -

http://nofilmschool.com/2017/06/wonder-woman-cinematography
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: bmoney on October 11, 2017, 05:14:47 AM
watched

Baby Driver 4k UHD

AWESOME movie...the sound and soundtrack was phenominal...awesome bass.  Picture was par for 4k not outstanding but not terrible

highly recommended
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on October 11, 2017, 08:55:31 AM
watched

Baby Driver 4k UHD

AWESOME movie...the sound and soundtrack was phenominal...awesome bass.  Picture was par for 4k not outstanding but not terrible

highly recommended

I'm really looking forward to this 4K Blu-ray !  :)
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on October 11, 2017, 03:08:35 PM
Watched an old favorite Blu-ray last night - " Tell No One " . Great film !

(http://images4.static-bluray.com/movies/covers/3362_large.jpg)

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Tell-No-One-Blu-ray/3362/#Review

Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: Tom Bley on October 12, 2017, 05:37:50 AM
Watched an old favorite Blu-ray last night - " Tell No One " . Great film !

(http://images4.static-bluray.com/movies/covers/3362_large.jpg)

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Tell-No-One-Blu-ray/3362/#Review

Looks like a good thriller.  I may have to check this one out.  I watched a french film on Netflix the other night called 'Raw'.  It was very interesting I'll say.  :)
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on October 12, 2017, 09:44:05 AM
Watched an interesting and well done film last night - Jackie. Portman does an outstanding job. And the way the film is shot is quite interesting (on 16mm film, with quite a bit of actual footage from the 1960's seamlessly blended in ). My wife and I found it fascinating.

(http://images3.static-bluray.com/movies/covers/171538_large.jpg) 
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on October 19, 2017, 03:48:15 PM
A new movie showed up from Amazon !

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Post by: bmoney on October 20, 2017, 05:16:16 AM
A new movie showed up from Amazon !

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hope you love it!

I watched Spiderman Homecoming...awesome picture and great great sound.....loved th4e movie too as did my son
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on October 20, 2017, 08:51:56 AM
Got a few new Halloween movies coming, and this ( never seen it ) -

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Post by: Tom Bley on October 20, 2017, 09:18:44 AM
Got a few new Halloween movies coming, and this ( never seen it ) -

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You're Kidding?!  This is such a cool movie.  Gary Oldman, he da man!  Snap some pics when you get the chance.  I'm wondering if I should buy since I have it on the latest Blu-Ray rendition.
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Post by: AVSCraig on October 20, 2017, 09:29:40 AM
Somehow I missed this movie, but Gary Oldman vs Anthony Hopkins - come on, that has to be a treat ! I'll try and shoot some screen shots.
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on October 20, 2017, 01:21:21 PM
You're Kidding?!  This is such a cool movie.  Gary Oldman, he da man!  Snap some pics when you get the chance.  I'm wondering if I should buy since I have it on the latest Blu-Ray rendition.

Good review here - http://thedigitalbits.com/item/bram-stokers-dracula-uhd-bd
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on October 25, 2017, 10:27:41 AM
A new movie showed up from Amazon !

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This movie was AWESOME ! Great soundtrack ! Great story !
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: malis on October 25, 2017, 11:40:37 AM
Baby Driver on bluray, very  good and fun movie   ;)
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on October 27, 2017, 09:45:19 AM
Watched one of my wife's favorite Halloween movies last night - The Ring ! Fun scary movie !

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Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: bmoney on October 28, 2017, 05:19:54 AM
watched (twice)

War for the PLanet of the Apes 4k UHD BR.  OUTSTANDING picture and even better ATMOS...BUT...the basswas horrible..heavily rolled off at 30hz and loud.  sounded like a film from the 80's too bad everything else was stellar

i really enjoyed the movie!
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on October 28, 2017, 01:38:03 PM
Watched this last night as part of my " Halloween Film Festival " -


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What a cast ( I can't believe I've never seen this movie ) -
Gary Oldman
Winona Ryder
Keanu Reeves
Anthony Hopkins
Cary Elwes
Tom Waits
Monica Bellucci

Perfect Halloween movie !
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: bmoney on October 29, 2017, 04:54:08 AM
you need to eat somthing
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: Tom Bley on October 30, 2017, 12:21:11 PM
Watched this last night as part of my " Halloween Film Festival " -


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What a cast ( I can't believe I've never seen this movie ) -
Gary Oldman
Winona Ryder
Keanu Reeves
Anthony Hopkins
Cary Elwes
Tom Waits
Monica Bellucci

Perfect Halloween movie !


So, what did you think?  Any screen captures?
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on October 30, 2017, 01:16:21 PM

So, what did you think?  Any screen captures?

Haven't had a chance to shoot screen shots. It looks OK for a 25 year old film. Not sure what the previous Blu-ray version looks like (and I have not watched the included Blu-ray ), but I found it satisfactory for an older film. Not sure what to expect - older catalog titles are a bit tricky. And then I got too into the movie to really analyze the film !
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on October 30, 2017, 01:24:11 PM
Watched this extremely funny movie after our Halloween party Sat. night - great movie !

(http://images4.static-bluray.com/movies/covers/126041_large.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: Tom Bley on October 30, 2017, 01:27:45 PM
Haven't had a chance to shoot screen shots. It looks OK for a 25 year old film. Not sure what the previous Blu-ray version looks like (and I have not watched the included Blu-ray ), but I found it satisfactory for an older film. Not sure what to expect - older catalog titles are a bit tricky. And then I got too into the movie to really analyze the film !

My question was reguarding the movie and not the picture quality.  I don't think it's going to be much better than the BD so I'm skipping buying it again.
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on October 30, 2017, 03:13:11 PM
I loved the movie ! It's going into the horror section as a permanent selection ! Good on so many levels !  :)
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on October 30, 2017, 04:05:11 PM
This was great ( watched it last night ) -

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My wife really enjoyed it too !
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on November 01, 2017, 09:38:52 AM
This movie was excellent ! And it looked excellent in 4K on my RS4500 !

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Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: Tom Bley on November 01, 2017, 10:30:48 AM
This movie was excellent ! And it looked excellent in 4K on my RS4500 !

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I agree, excellent movie!  I was so pissed I bought it on Blu-Ray when it came out, the same with 'Split'.  Then they announced the UHD release for 3 months later.  Most do same day as the Blu-ray.  Oh well, not rebuying, both Blu-rays looked excellent.
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on November 01, 2017, 12:41:52 PM
Ya, I just wait for the 4K version. I'm in no hurry.
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on November 08, 2017, 03:35:34 PM
Watching " Drive " with a bunch of friends tonight !

(http://images2.static-bluray.com/movies/covers/29818_large.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on November 09, 2017, 09:20:19 AM
I forgot how good Drive is - great gritty crime drama, great sound track. Picture quality is really good too, especially for a 6 year old Blu-ray !
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on November 15, 2017, 09:42:11 AM
Watched " John Wick 2 " again last night with a friend - can't wait for # 3.

Next up -

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Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: ed weinman on December 11, 2017, 10:58:55 AM
I just received and watched from Twilight Time, "Sayonara" starring Marlon Brando.  I had fond memories of this Joshua Logan production and last night's viewing did not change with time.  It is a wonderful film.  The blu-ray in my opinion is outstanding...the colors and the sharpness of the images...it's almost as if time has stood still...1958 was a great year for memorable films and "Sayonara" is one of them.  Give yourselves a treat and get it!
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: Bombertodd on December 11, 2017, 08:30:47 PM
Ghost In The Shell.


I thought it was terrible.
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: cjake on December 14, 2017, 12:20:58 PM
Ghost In The Shell.


I thought it was terrible.

I loved it, but then I have never seen the Anime version.
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on December 14, 2017, 12:24:19 PM
I loved it, but then I have never seen the Anime version.

Same here - liked it. Now I have to watch it again after my new HDR calibration !
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: cjake on December 14, 2017, 12:28:19 PM
Next up -

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So what did you think?

I watched in in HDR10 on my JVC RS500 and in Dolby Vision on my LG OLED.    But for me, the DTS:X soundtrack was the best part (besides Charlize and Sofia).   Especially the stairwell fight that carried on into the room.

I have watched it three times now.  It is one that I can keep going back to.
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on December 14, 2017, 12:34:38 PM
So what did you think?

I watched in in HDR10 on my JVC RS500 and in Dolby Vision on my LG OLED.    But for me, the DTS:X soundtrack was the best part (besides Charlize and Sofia).   Especially the stairwell fight that carried on into the room.

I have watched it three times now.  It is one that I can keep going back to.

Oh I love it - watched it twice so far, and I have plenty of friends that want to watch it. Looks great on 4K, and the soundtrack totally kicks ass ! Charlize and Sofia - that was hot. Stairwell scene is insane. now I want to watch it with my new HDR calibration !
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: Baseball0618 on December 14, 2017, 12:46:15 PM
Baby Driver in UHD on RS4500.  Really a great movie, tons of action and a really good UHD presention.
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on December 14, 2017, 01:37:26 PM
Baby Driver in UHD on RS4500.  Really a great movie, tons of action and a really good UHD presention.

I'm up to 6 viewings so far, and Edgar Wright even liked a couple of my tweets praising his film !  ;D

Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: bmoney on December 15, 2017, 05:54:21 AM
Ghost In The Shell.


I thought it was terrible.

same here HATED it...same with ATOMIC BLONDE


and i RARELY hate movies
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: Baseball0618 on December 15, 2017, 06:11:24 AM
same here HATED it...same with ATOMIC BLONDE


and i RARELY hate movies

I enjoyed AB,but now I am less enthused to watch Ghost in the Shell now  :-X
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on December 15, 2017, 09:08:01 AM
I enjoyed AB,but now I am less enthused to watch Ghost in the Shell now  :-X

Ghost was interesting - I give it a B- , but I'll watch it again. Atomic Blonde was better the 2nd time and my guests loved it - I give it an A- after my 2nd viewing . Baby Driver - A+ !
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: bmoney on January 21, 2018, 05:28:56 AM
watched Hellboys 2 last night after a long time since spinning it.

holy holy holy bass!!  there is a hit ~8hz in the first chapter where he makes his first adult appearance....thought my room was going to explode lol  suuuuper deep and loud = awesome
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on January 22, 2018, 02:49:29 PM
Watched an old classic I hadn't seen it a while - " The Hurt Locker ". I forgot how great a film this was. Jeremy Renner was outstanding. Some of the bomb explosion scenes had the room vibrating big time !

(http://images4.static-bluray.com/movies/covers/8048_large.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: Tom Bley on January 22, 2018, 05:24:17 PM
'Get Out' UHD BD.  I couldn't resist replacing my BD with the UHD version with the price at $16.99.  The uptick in resolution and the deep rich colors are well worth it, plus this is a great movie! :)
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: Madfloyd on January 22, 2018, 06:31:33 PM
'Get Out' UHD BD.  I couldn't resist replacing my BD with the UHD version with the price at $16.99.  The uptick in resolution and the deep rich colors are well worth it, plus this is a great movie! :)

I just watched this movie on Friday evening.  Loved the movie and the PQ.
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on January 22, 2018, 07:06:42 PM
I just watched this movie on Friday evening.  Loved the movie and the PQ.

I'm about to watch it again with friends that have never seen it, with a 2005 Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Chateauneuf du Pape ! the 4K Blu-ray looks stunning on my RS4500 !
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: cjake on January 26, 2018, 10:59:09 AM
You can get three UHD discs from Amazon for $49.99.  Selection is limited but the three Nolan Batman titles are included.  I have not viewed any of them before so getting them at less than $17 each seemed a no brainer.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/promotion/A34G350J7WWNDX
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on January 26, 2018, 11:09:23 AM
That's a great deal. Too bad I already have pretty much all of those that I want.
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on January 26, 2018, 11:17:28 AM
Watched the Danish WW2 film " Land Of Mine " last night with some friends. An excellent thriller based on real events. Great film ! Intense ! Recommended if you like interesting personal films about WW2 from the European perspective.

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http://www.blu-ray.com/Land-of-Mine/596489/#Review
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on February 08, 2018, 03:57:33 PM
A few new Blu-rays arrived today -

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Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: DLCPhoto on February 12, 2018, 05:37:21 AM
I've watched it before, but not since I did some reworking of my custom gamma curves, but we played Guardians of the Galaxy 2 in 4k/HDR last night with some friends, and I was blown away!  The level of detail available throughout, both in normally lit scenes as well as in darker more shadowy scenes was spectacular, and oh my, the colors in the various space scenes and other pyrotechnics!!  Definitely 'out of this world'!!  And the Atmos sound track was most immersive as well.

Our friends were similarly blown away!!  And what a fun movie - a thoroughly enjoyable evening in every respect.
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: Madfloyd on February 12, 2018, 05:45:12 AM
I watched Logan Lucky this weekend. I was blown away by the picture quality.  A film that didn't have anything in the way of CGI, the intermediate was 4k and so we have a true 4k disc. 

The performances and plot were very good.  The movie has a bit of a laid back feel to it (despite it being a heist film) that seemed to fit well with its setting and the plot is clever enough to keep you engaged and the ending is satisfying.

Highly recommended.
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: DLCPhoto on February 12, 2018, 07:35:32 AM
I watched Logan Lucky this weekend. I was blown away by the picture quality.  A film that didn't have anything in the way of CGI, the intermediate was 4k and so we have a true 4k disc. 

The performances and plot were very good.  The movie has a bit of a laid back feel to it (despite it being a heist film) that seemed to fit well with its setting and the plot is clever enough to keep you engaged and the ending is satisfying.

Highly recommended.

Have to agree with you on this one - watched this a couple of weeks ago, and your assessment is spot on.
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on February 12, 2018, 08:15:17 AM
I watched Logan Lucky this weekend. I was blown away by the picture quality.  A film that didn't have anything in the way of CGI, the intermediate was 4k and so we have a true 4k disc. 

The performances and plot were very good.  The movie has a bit of a laid back feel to it (despite it being a heist film) that seemed to fit well with its setting and the plot is clever enough to keep you engaged and the ending is satisfying.

Highly recommended.

I'm looking forward to watching this again - I think it will be even better the 2nd time around. The picture is amazing - top tier 4K BR for sure.
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on February 12, 2018, 08:16:45 AM
I've watched it before, but not since I did some reworking of my custom gamma curves, but we played Guardians of the Galaxy 2 in 4k/HDR last night with some friends, and I was blown away!  The level of detail available throughout, both in normally lit scenes as well as in darker more shadowy scenes was spectacular, and oh my, the colors in the various space scenes and other pyrotechnics!!  Definitely 'out of this world'!!  And the Atmos sound track was most immersive as well.

Our friends were similarly blown away!!  And what a fun movie - a thoroughly enjoyable evening in every respect.

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is hilarious - there are more one liners in that movie than I can count !
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: Baseball0618 on February 12, 2018, 10:01:28 AM
I just have to say I cannot wait for Sicario 2 to come out!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on February 12, 2018, 10:26:52 AM
I just have to say I cannot wait for Sicario 2 to come out!!!!!!!!!!

I loved Sicario ! #2 hopefully will be just as good !
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on June 06, 2018, 11:48:52 AM
I watched " Spectre " last night on Blu-ray. It looked pretty darn good on the RS4500 / Paladin DCR lens combo, despite being spoiled by 4K lately. this was a special request - a " James Bond Martini Movie Night " last night, with vodka martinis ( shaken, not stirred ) followed by chocolate martinis. Packed house, and everybody loved it ! Quite a few martini glasses to clean this morning though !

Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: jive turkey on June 07, 2018, 05:46:17 PM
I want to not have to work for a living and hang out at Craig's!

Okay....back to reality.
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on June 07, 2018, 07:03:11 PM
I want to not have to work for a living and hang out at Craig's!

Okay....back to reality.

I pull these movie parties ( and other parties ) off after work. You just need to live closer ! I call it " Fun As A Scorched Earth Policy ".  ;D
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: DLCPhoto on November 11, 2018, 06:28:12 PM
I just watched Hugo tonight.  I was shocked by how good it looked.  Exceptionally sharp and detailed, wonderfully saturated colors, excellent detail for both shadow and highlights.  I could have been convinced it was 4k if I didn't know better.

And the soundtrack was just as impressive.  Lots of music, which sounded incredibly real and natural, along with well defined sound effects and low frequency depth when the scene needed it.

The story was also quite good, with a very 'magical' quality.  Great family movie as well.
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on November 11, 2018, 08:09:56 PM
I just watched Hugo tonight.  I was shocked by how good it looked.  Exceptionally sharp and detailed, wonderfully saturated colors, excellent detail for both shadow and highlights.  I could have been convinced it was 4k if I didn't know better.

And the soundtrack was just as impressive.  Lots of music, which sounded incredibly real and natural, along with well defined sound effects and low frequency depth when the scene needed it.

The story was also quite good, with a very 'magical' quality.  Great family movie as well.

I love Hugo ! Great movie. If you get this movie and watch it afterwards as a double feature ( it's only 15 minutes long ), it will give you an entirely new appreciation of Martin Scorsese's appreciation of Georges Melies work and what a tribute Hugo really is. And you get to see a movie that's 116 years old too - one of the first films ever made !

I need to watch this again soon - thanks for the reminder !

(https://images4.static-bluray.com/movies/covers/197021_large.jpg?t=1521872372)

https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/A-Trip-to-the-Moon-Blu-ray/197021/#Review
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: DLCPhoto on November 12, 2018, 03:48:12 AM
I love Hugo ! Great movie. If you get this movie and watch it afterwards as a double feature ( it's only 15 minutes long ), it will give you an entirely new appreciation of Martin Scorsese's appreciation of Georges Melies work and what a tribute Hugo really is. And you get to see a movie that's 116 years old too - one of the first films ever made !

I need to watch this again soon - thanks for the reminder !

https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/A-Trip-to-the-Moon-Blu-ray/197021/#Review

Great idea!  The Blu-ray is kind of pricey for 15 minutes, but it is available on Amazon Prime, so I'll start there.  The b/w version is also on Prime.
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on November 12, 2018, 09:14:03 AM
Great idea!  The Blu-ray is kind of pricey for 15 minutes, but it is available on Amazon Prime, so I'll start there.  The b/w version is also on Prime.

This is how we finance film restoration ! It's how I support " the arts " !  :)
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSMike on October 14, 2019, 06:39:30 AM
Watched How to Train Your Dragon, The Hidden World. HDR looked very good. The color and pop of this movie was really good. I also watched Venom. Venom has been out for a while and I could not remember if I had seen it or not, so kept passing it up. Finally rented it last night. Glad I did. Liked the movie.
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on October 25, 2019, 11:30:27 AM
Watched Edward Scissorhands last night with friends in my home theater. What a great, classic movie ! I love pulling out old favorites to watch. It's what's great about having a home theater. Actually looked really good on my RS4500 !
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: Barry on October 25, 2019, 11:50:59 AM
Avengers 4k

I REALLY did not intend to watch the Marvel Universe in order. But a few new 4Ks came out and I started doing just that.

I am so ENJOYING 4K that every night I seem to be putting on a movie or half of one and picking up the conclusion the next night. How many of us do that?
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on October 25, 2019, 12:29:40 PM
Avengers 4k

I REALLY did not intend to watch the Marvel Universe in order. But a few new 4Ks came out and I started doing just that.

I am so ENJOYING 4K that every night I seem to be putting on a movie or half of one and picking up the conclusion the next night. How many of us do that?

I plan on doing just that. I missed quite a few of them, and my movie nut buddy told me which ones were most important - since I'm not interested in all 22. So here is my line up - to start soon, all now on 4K Blu-ray. Maybe after I finish a few audio improvements - 


Marvel Movies to watch before Endgame - the Spaghetti Order:
 
Iron Man (2008 )
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
The Avengers (2012)
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Captain America : Civil War
Black Panther (2018 )
Doctor Strange (2016)
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Avengers: Infinity War (2018 )
Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018 ) 
Captain Marvel (2019)
Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: Barry on October 25, 2019, 08:41:12 PM
Gosh, you really need to include Thor. Thor and especially Loki and the introduction of the Cosmic Cube is essential!
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on October 25, 2019, 10:15:07 PM
Gosh, you really need to include Thor. Thor and especially Loki and the introduction of the Cosmic Cube is essential!
Alright - you talked me into it. Found it for under $20.00 on 4K BR. Where would you slot it into that list ? 
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: Barry on October 26, 2019, 09:47:38 AM
After Ironman
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: Barry on October 26, 2019, 10:14:29 AM
Craig:
I have a different take on these movies and that’s okay. First, I did an overview of them, months ago, for our site: https://discuss.avscience.com/index.php?topic=2141.0

You mentioned that your buddy told you of, “The MOST IMPORTANT” one to watch.  If that is your goal, that is fine. It would not be mine.

I like to watch “good movies,” movies that I enjoy. (Forgive me Martin Scorsese). And I only didn’t like three of them: Thor Dark World, Iron Man 2 and Iron Man 3.  Well half of Iron Man 3.

Your list leaves out BOTH Spider-Man movies, which are very popular. And the very last one is an epilogue to Endgame. Both were fun movies.

I enjoyed the first Ant-Man because it was a comedic heist movie. Avengers: Ultron was not as good as the first Avengers movie, but was a fun watch. The Incredible Hulk move could have been better, but it was an intriguing piece to the puzzle that added more about the super-soldier program, SHIELD and a surprise ending that, for the first time, had the star of one Marvel movie (Robert Downey Jr. appear, as his character, at the end of the movie.)

But if you’d like, I can keep you up to date on what “Marvel Universe” pieces you many miss.  For example, Iron Man 2 develops SHIELD and gives the group its name. Here it begins to supersede the FBI and CIA.  It also shows Colson role in it. The Black Widow is introduced and she is a SHIELD agent. Colson is called away to New Mexico where he finds the immovable hammer of Thor in the desert. And Pepper and Tony develop their relationship.

As for Iron Man 3: If it is ever on cable or something, watch the first hour. It is Downey as his best. A great performance of Tony Stark, not Iron Man, that shows how much the character has changed.  This becomes an important part of Endgame.

Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on October 26, 2019, 02:39:53 PM
I have Iron Man 2 and 3, but didn't like them enough to watch them again any time soon. I'm not buying them on 4K.

Not really into Spiderman at all. Everyone has to draw the line somewhere. 

I have Avengers: Age of Ultron - a bunch on my list I've never seen but now have on 4K. I just need 2 - 3 weeks free to run a Marvel film festival ( and have Thor arrive ). 
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: Barry on October 26, 2019, 04:57:27 PM
Just enjoy what you have. But remember, if you let Thanos do a finger snap you may lose half of your collection!

Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: David Vaughn on October 26, 2019, 05:10:42 PM
I have Iron Man 2 and 3, but didn't like them enough to watch them again any time soon. I'm not buying them on 4K.

Not really into Spiderman at all. Everyone has to draw the line somewhere.

I have Avengers: Age of Ultron - a bunch on my list I've never seen but now have on 4K. I just need 2 - 3 weeks free to run a Marvel film festival ( and have Thor arrive ).
Iron Man 3 is the only Marvel movie I don't own and I'll probably ask for the UHD for Christmas since I don't own it. I'm not "upgrading" any of my Blu-ray copies to 4K since they are all upconversions anyway. 
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on October 26, 2019, 05:16:50 PM
Iron Man 3 is the only Marvel movie I don't own and I'll probably ask for the UHD for Christmas since I don't own it. I'm not "upgrading" any of my Blu-ray copies to 4K since they are all upconversions anyway.
With HDR though they should be better. I was missing 1/2 of these anyway, so I didn't have to upgrade those. I have all of these now on 4K. This will be a great run - I need my bass traps and those additional SB2000's first !  


Iron Man (2008 )
Thor - thanks to Barry 
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
The Avengers (2012)
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Captain America : Civil War
Black Panther (2018 )
Doctor Strange (2016)
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Avengers: Infinity War (2018 )
Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018 )
Captain Marvel (2019)
Avengers: Endgame (2019)
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: cjake on October 27, 2019, 11:47:59 AM
I am watching them over again after acquiring them all in UHD, in this order:

(https://i.imgur.com/4kWBl5Q.png)

I was surprised at how good Iron Man looked in UHD.  It also seems to have a better Atmos track than many of the others.
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: Barry on October 27, 2019, 12:41:08 PM
I am watching them in a different order then you. And when I reviewed iron man I agreed with you. https://discuss.avscience.com/index.php?topic=2254.0
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: cjake on October 27, 2019, 09:08:59 PM
I am watching them in a different order then you. And when I reviewed iron man I agreed with you. https://discuss.avscience.com/index.php?topic=2254.0
I am watching them in the order listed at IMDB. 

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls020525837/ (https://www.imdb.com/list/ls020525837/)
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on October 28, 2019, 08:40:27 AM
I am watching them in the order listed at IMDB.

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls020525837/ (https://www.imdb.com/list/ls020525837/)

I'm watching them this way - 
https://medium.com/@thejonathansim/the-perfect-order-to-watch-the-marvel-cinematic-universe-mcu-movies-c3f8ccc7bbd6 (https://medium.com/@thejonathansim/the-perfect-order-to-watch-the-marvel-cinematic-universe-mcu-movies-c3f8ccc7bbd6)
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: Barry on October 28, 2019, 03:57:42 PM
Craig, that leaves out Captain Marvel, Endgame and Spiderman far from home
Title: Re: Whats the last Bluray you watched?
Post by: AVSCraig on October 30, 2019, 09:22:16 PM
Craig, that leaves out Captain Marvel, Endgame and Spiderman far from home
Those weren't out in Sep 2, 2018 when the article came out. Those get added to the end of that list. Two of them are on my list. Not really into Spiderman or animated movies at all.