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« Reply #240 on: October 10, 2007, 01:26:49 PM »

Had a full afternoon of viewing.

I began with Monday night's CSI: MIAMI. The jury is still out about my continuing with the show. The character I want to rejoin the staff is still being kept at arm's length (absurdly). The next couple of weeks should seal the deal one way or the other.
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« Reply #241 on: October 10, 2007, 01:29:48 PM »

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« Reply #242 on: October 10, 2007, 01:33:44 PM »

Yes, DR MBarnum, just like those nieghbors who asked me to come over and calibrate their set. They complained that HD didn't look even as good as standard def used to look on their old set, and I saw that they weren't watching hi def channels. Once I showed them the high def section of the cable listings (200 and above), they couldn't BELIEVE the difference.

There really is no comparison.
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« Reply #243 on: October 10, 2007, 01:36:07 PM »

Next, I watched last night's BOSTON LEGAL. Alan had a stirring summation at the end of his case that will likely be Spader's Emmy submission for next year. Probably the best I have ever seen him.

And, as predicted, all the new lawyers sleeping with the old lawyers (or the old laweyers wanting to sleep with the new ones; it's SO predictable) - what I called a show "feeding on itself."
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« Reply #244 on: October 10, 2007, 01:37:03 PM »

SVU had an interesting story of teacher/student rape last night which spiraled into something even uglier. Powerful show.
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« Reply #245 on: October 10, 2007, 01:38:34 PM »

AS THE WORLD TURNS had the gay characters today, and previews appear to have them on tap for tomorrow, too.

I have to say that hospital must be the quietest, LEAST busy place on the face of the earth.

Soaps - you gotta love 'em.
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« Reply #246 on: October 10, 2007, 01:40:06 PM »

I had about 80 minutes left in the afternoon so I put in BABES IN ARMS and turned on the John Fricke commentary. A superb commentary track (with a surprising number of places where he doesn't speak, unusual for one of his commentaries) with information about the supporting actors and bit players as well as the stars and the folks behind the scenes. Very complete.
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« Reply #247 on: October 10, 2007, 01:40:57 PM »

The video and audio of BABES IN ARMS is OK but there are some rough patches, particularly with the sound.
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« Reply #248 on: October 10, 2007, 01:41:33 PM »

UNDER THE VOLCANO did not come today, so when I go back down, I'll be watching THE HOAX.
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« Reply #249 on: October 10, 2007, 01:42:19 PM »

Oh, I did also get the new season of NCIS in the mail from Paramount today.
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« Reply #250 on: October 10, 2007, 01:51:38 PM »

MattH

If you have a HDTV can you still view your old, non-HD DVDs  & VHS tapes on it?


If you have a non HD TV can you watch  HD DVDs on it?
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« Reply #251 on: October 10, 2007, 01:57:00 PM »

This may have been asked and answered before, but I do not remember
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« Reply #252 on: October 10, 2007, 02:07:53 PM »

You can't fool me, there is no prodigal claws.
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« Reply #253 on: October 10, 2007, 02:23:22 PM »

MattH

If you have a HDTV can you still view your old, non-HD DVDs  & VHS tapes on it?


If you have a non HD TV can you watch  HD DVDs on it?

Yes to both questions.

1. DVDs being a digital medium have the potential to look very good on HDTVs, and with the right players and a good DVD transfer can look close to HD in quality. VHS tapes can be viewed, of course, but they are so low in resolution that they're never going to look as sharp and clear as a DVD.

As for HD-DVDs (and Blu-ray discs) on non-HD sets, the players have the capability to downconvert the 1080p images via any of the video outputs (composite, S-video, component, HDMI) to 480i which analog TVs can read. (Though why anyone would ever want to do this, I can't imagine.)
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« Reply #254 on: October 10, 2007, 02:23:25 PM »

Were you Mr Stephen Sondheim.....how would you rhyme:

Prodigal?
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« Reply #255 on: October 10, 2007, 02:24:26 PM »

Home from the airport with Miss Molly.

Dinner time and then off to a meeting RE: THE WEDDING.....then home for DVD's.

My comcast HD channels are in the 200's.
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« Reply #256 on: October 10, 2007, 02:26:50 PM »

I'm heading down now to finish BABES IN ARMS and then on to THE HOAX before prime time TV begins.

WBBL.
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« Reply #257 on: October 10, 2007, 02:28:21 PM »

Good afternoon, fellow Dear Readers. That is all. I think.
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« Reply #258 on: October 10, 2007, 02:33:15 PM »

Hello DR LAURA.....the checkerboard queen!!!
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« Reply #259 on: October 10, 2007, 02:34:25 PM »

I have a question.

What, exactly, is the performance of LEGALLY BLONDE on MTV supposed to accomplish for the production?

Is it supposed to increase ticket sales, pick up sluggish ticket sales, promote the theatre experience, or what?

I don't get it?
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« Reply #260 on: October 10, 2007, 02:35:05 PM »

Is it going into regular MTV rotation, meaning once or twice a week for the next month or so?  

Is it being used to sell DVD's or CD's?

I don't understand.....
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« Reply #261 on: October 10, 2007, 02:35:58 PM »

The fella was a prodigal
I tell ya there's a lot o'gull-
ible folk came round to hear his spiel
They say the fella shot a gull

(an unfinished ode for Jrand)

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« Reply #262 on: October 10, 2007, 02:36:37 PM »

In response to DR Jorge's post (I think it was DR Jorge -- well, some DR) about Dear Abby -- I really liked her quote at the end of the article:

"I don't think I'm a flaming radical. I'm just for civility in life. I'm for treating each other with respect, trying to do the best you can do." ~ Dear Abby

That was me. :)
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« Reply #263 on: October 10, 2007, 02:39:47 PM »

Oh, happy day...John Abraham will star in two new Bollywoods out in theatres next month.....NO SMOKING




....and the soccer movie GOAL.....





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« Reply #264 on: October 10, 2007, 02:41:36 PM »

What, exactly, is the performance of LEGALLY BLONDE on MTV supposed to accomplish for the production?

Is it supposed to increase ticket sales, pick up sluggish ticket sales, promote the theatre experience, or what?

All of the above
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« Reply #265 on: October 10, 2007, 02:42:46 PM »

Actually the three next Bollywood movies playing at the Valley Theater up in Beaverton all look good. I plan on seeing at least one or two of them, and my buddy Jim may join me...of course he has now clue what he is in for. But he likes fried pakoras, and they serve them fresh in the lobby at intermission so he will be happy.
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« Reply #266 on: October 10, 2007, 02:43:12 PM »

Were you Mr Stephen Sondheim.....how would you rhyme:

Prodigal?

The biblical tale of the Prodigal
Is something of a weeper
But the Koran's tales about an ancient Shah dig ul-
Timately deeper
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« Reply #267 on: October 10, 2007, 02:44:21 PM »

I bow down before the master

(wait, TCB, don't you dare touch that line)
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« Reply #268 on: October 10, 2007, 02:51:31 PM »

The casting guy's a prodigal
I tell he could spot a Gal-
inda in a room of nuns
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« Reply #269 on: October 10, 2007, 02:52:17 PM »

Is it almost a page turn?
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