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  1. VistaVision Westerns reviews

    Movies | TV Shows | Hollywood
    I recently purchased three VistaVision psychological fifties' Westerns and thought I'd post some quick reviews of them. You can find these films in discount bins at Wal-mart or supermarkets. The double disc set of "Last Train from Gun Hill" and "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral" only cost $7.50...
  2. Steve McQueen vs. Paul Newman DVD reviews

    Movies | TV Shows | Hollywood
    One of the advantages of DVDs is that you can track the careers of movie stars in their prime. Two of the top superstars of the sixties were Steve McQueen and Paul Newman who had a friendly rivalry going for the decade culminating in their sole co-starring feature, "The Towering Inferno" in...
  3. Sean Connery "Ultimate Edition" Bond reviews

    Movies | TV Shows | Hollywood
    Originally available only in box sets in 2006, the "Ultimate Edition" Sean Connery James Bond films are now being sold individually in Wal-mart discount stores with new lenticular 3-D DVD jacket covers so I thought I'd review them. I purchased one of the box sets which also contained some of...
  4. Reviews on Samsung LNT5781F flat screen?

    HDTV | Video Displays | Processors
    Does anyone have any reviews or experience with the Samsung LNT5781F Flat Screen? Have not found any reviews on this model. How does it compare with the SONY KDL-52XBR5? Besides size Should I wait for next generation coming in April? Thank you.
  5. Speaker Reviews - Is there ever a bad Review?

    Home Audio Speakers
    As someone who has been doing research on speakers for 3 or 4 months now I find it very rare to find a review that is not good. So many brands, models, types and it seems like 99% of the reviews are very favorable of the speakers being reviewed. I guess that is par for the course? Speakers can...
  6. Speaker quest (listening reviews included)

    Home Audio Speakers
    I am looking for recommendations for some full range front speakers. I have several in mind, just curious to see what you guys come up with. Probably about 50% music & 50% Movies. Addition of a sub is not out of the question. I listen to a very wide variety of music: I need a speaker that...
  7. Carada Screen Reviews

    Manufactured Screens
    Carada Screen Material Review Opened for discussion. Carada is an Alabama based screen manufacturer probably known more for their frame manufacturing than there screen prowess. They feature two lines of aluminum frames - The Criterion and The Precision. The Criterion having a beveled edge...
  8. Bootleg Reviews

    Movies | TV Shows | Hollywood
    Before the moderators panic, the bootleg DVDs of these 'lost' sitcoms are legal to own. They are all public domain shows. You can get them on ebay. Like all bootlegs, the quality is poor but unfortunately, it may be the only way to see them since it's unlikely any distributor will pay to...
  9. Weird movies DVD reviews

    Movies | TV Shows | Hollywood
    Do you like weird movies? Not Ed Wood or exploitation type films but mainstream features that are really strange, disturbing and off the wall? Well here are some for your consideration. "The Illustrated Man" (1969) I recall seeing the trailer for this film when I was 12 and it stuck in my...
  10. Upcoming Commercial Screen Reviews and other News.

    General Screen Discussion
    Da-Lite is sending me some 30x30 samples of their Da-Matt, the High Contrast Da-Mat, Pearlescent, and the High Contrast Cinema Vision screen materials. I have had 6x8 samples of HoloDisplay's HoloVega, HoloDark, HoloGrey, HoloLite, and HoloMirage for about a year now, but 6x8 inches is too...
  11. Links to reviews, tech, and DIY articles

    Technical Articles House Curve: What it is, why you need it, how to do it On Minimal EQ, Target Levels, and a Hard-Knee House Curve Is the film industry's X curve suitable for home theater? System Calibration vs. Program Compensation: Will a house curve deliver sonic bliss? Gain Structure...
  12. Sound and Vision Reviews the Samsung BD-P1000

    Blu-ray | DVD | Disc Media Players
    http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/article.asp?section_id=3&article_id=1683&page_number=1 Here's a link to a review of the Blu-ray player from Samsung (BD-P1000) by Sound and Vision. Their review also comments on the differences between the originally released player and the later updated player...
  13. Sanyo PLV-Z4 Reviews | Owners and Service Manual

    Home Theater Projectors
    I know a few of us own this projector and it has become a well featured favorite. Here is some info... links to a few reviews and a link to download the manuals. Specs/Features: 16:9 Native Aspect Ratio, HD (1280 x 720) 1000 ANSI Lumens High Contrast 7000:1 10 Bit...