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  1. Geoff D
    09-10-2017 01:08 AM
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    Yes, 100%. When I had a passive set then I got that 'looking through a window' feeling with regularity, Creature from the Black Lagoon is insanely good for that kind of 3D effect. Active 3D is shit, on Sony TVs anyway.
  2. Shalashaska
    09-10-2017 01:06 AM
    Haha, I'll go take a look then. I'm just surprised 3D is criticised by so many after giving it another shot last night. Maybe passive sets just bring the best out of 3D in terms of brightness/crosstalk/flicker, but the depth effect can, at times, really make it feel like you're looking through a window. Especially with a film like Dial M For Murder, where so much of it is set in a small, enclosed space.

    Would you take good 3D over regular 2D on a passive set?
  3. Geoff D
    09-10-2017 12:07 AM
    Geoff D
    Oh man I loved 3D when I had a passive TV. Couldn't get enough of it. Not everything was amazing so I done called it as I done seen it e.g. Dragonfly Squadron is laughable B-movie junk but HOLY SHIT the 3D is incredible. If you just do a search for my posts in the 3D Blu forum you should be able to find my opinions on various 3D movies up until about 2 years ago when I dropped it like a hot potato after I changed my TV. Someone else recently commented that they enjoyed looking back through my discourse on there, it ain't all gold but you might find a nugget or two.
  4. Shalashaska
    09-09-2017 11:13 PM
    Hey, Geoff.

    I know you're not much of a 3D guy anymore with the rise of UHD and all that, but in a general Blu-ray sense, would you have usually taken 3D over 2D? Go for both? I know it may vary on a title-per-title basis, but in general, what was your stance on 3D?

    Bit of a strange question, I know, but as someone who's wayyy late to the 3D party after avoiding it for years (had various problems with it in the past), I'm kind of interested to hear some opinions about it from some of the more reputable posters on here.
  5. Geoff D
    08-09-2017 05:59 PM
    Geoff D
    Yay! I'll remember to put my sunnies on and get the factor 50 out. Can't wait to see it.
  6. TheSweetieMan
    08-09-2017 05:35 PM
    Just wanted to let you know that the UHD version of Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is going to destroy your retinas, in the best way possible.

    This is what you'll show people to sell them on 4K/HDR.
  7. nikon76
    08-02-2017 01:43 PM
    Thanks for the thoughts. I'll say one thing, Arrow releases overall more enjoyable movies than Synapse and Criterion.
  8. Geoff D
    08-02-2017 10:40 AM
    Geoff D
    I stand by every word. Criterion have this cultish following which means that they cannot do any wrong but they've had some dreadful problems with their compression these last few years. They're improving it to be sure, but they're still not on the same level as what Arrow - or rather freelance compressionist David Mackenzie - is able to produce. Factor that into their superb in-house restorations and it's a winning combination.

    Heck of it is Arrow were known as something of a joke just a few years ago, being this upstart British label putting out middling editions of old horror classics, but that they've come on so far in such a short time and stuck it to yer Criterions and yer Synapses means that, pound for pound, they're the best in the world for me. Not infallible to be sure, but not even Criterion can lay claim to being that
  9. nikon76
    08-02-2017 01:52 AM
    Geoff, I read your review on "To Live and Die in L.A." and enjoyed it. You said this:

    "I honestly don’t think there’s anyone better than Arrow at film restoration and video compression in the world right now."

    Do you think Arrow surpasses Criterion and Synapse? I can always spot a messy transfer and absolutely know about gradient issues with banding but I'm not a pro at film technology and Criterion has definitely shown film grain representation that is like a short hair sweater. Fuzzy, tight and beautiful. Ouch, that sounded naughty.

    What are your thoughts of the comparison?
  10. StingingVelvet
    05-17-2017 03:23 AM
    I hope it burns your eye sockets out!!!

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