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SubjectNeed ideas for some blue ray movies new Reply to this message
Posted byPlane Wrecker
Posted on01/11/10 00:13 AM



So the other day I got my 50 inch Pioneer Kuro plasma and now I need to break it in with some kick ass blu-ray movies any ideas?

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SubjectRe: Need ideas for some blue ray movies new Reply to this message
Posted byCereal Killer
Posted on01/11/10 01:15 AM



I'm a Sci-Fi Horror fan. My PS3 is paired with a 7.1 receiver. So alot of my favorite stuff are also films with really good sound on the disc. The new Star Trek and District 9 are pretty good audio visuals. Everyone always wants to borrow the Hangover from me. A Perfect Getaway had real good visuals, but kind of a half ass story. Might be good for a rental. Donnie Darkko was always kind of trippy on bluray. Watchmen is probably a good one to get. Wanted was pretty good on bluray.

> So the other day I got my 50 inch Pioneer Kuro plasma and now I need to break it
> in with some kick ass blu-ray movies any ideas?
>
> Who dares wins.
>





SubjectRe: Need ideas for some blue ray movies new Reply to this message
Posted byVmprHntrD
Posted on01/11/10 05:39 PM



Watchmen since you brought it up, I have and yes it works quite well on the PS3's bluray player. Star Trek I'll back up as well as a good choice. I know most people hated the movie, but Sky Captain with it's computer made world looks sweet on this format and I liked the story so whatever. And while it's more of a documentary more than anything that 'Earth' movie by Disney damn well demands use of bluray to be up to quality.




SubjectRe: Need ideas for some blue ray movies new Reply to this message
Posted byveetvujagig
Posted on01/11/10 10:01 PM



And while it's more of
> a documentary more than anything that 'Earth' movie by Disney damn well demands
> use of bluray to be up to quality.
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The full deal 'Planet Earth' is worth the money. 'Earth' is a whittled down version. Both are spectacular though.


SubjectDisney's Up new Reply to this message
Posted byitchyNADZ
Posted on01/11/10 10:32 PM



The movie is a treat to look at and has a heartwarming story with it.


> So the other day I got my 50 inch Pioneer Kuro plasma and now I need to break it
> in with some kick ass blu-ray movies any ideas?
>
> Who dares wins.
>







SubjectRe: Need ideas for some blue ray movies new Reply to this message
Posted byPlane Wrecker
Posted on01/12/10 00:14 AM



All of these so far as good suggestions. Although in some sad way I'm kind of partial to Sky Captain :). As for Planet Earth I think that DVD should come with certain high end Plasmas (IE the Pannasonic Signature, any Pioneer Plasma).

With that said the saddest thing about the new TV/Monitor is that I want to see how Final Fantasy VI looks and sounds on my setup (yes a 15 year old game on what I'm running is almost sad). :D


> And while it's more of
> > a documentary more than anything that 'Earth' movie by Disney damn well
> demands
> > use of bluray to be up to quality.
> >
> >
> The full deal 'Planet Earth' is worth the money. 'Earth' is a whittled down
> version. Both are spectacular though.
>


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SubjectRe: Need ideas for some blue ray movies new Reply to this message
Posted byVmprHntrD
Posted on01/12/10 00:27 AM



If you got a Fry's in the area -- The Day the Earth Stood still 3 BluRay set is only $12 instead of $25 and it has the movie, the 'digital' copy, and then the original 1951 movie thrown in too.

Oh and U571 is $10 instead of $20 and it's a good WW2 flick.




SubjectRe: Need ideas for some blue ray movies new Reply to this message
Posted byPlane Wrecker
Posted on01/12/10 03:00 AM



Nope no Fry's in the area. Which is odd as Omaha should have one.

Oh for some of the more tech inclined people can I play NES games on a ninth generation plasma? Or should I hold off.

> If you got a Fry's in the area -- The Day the Earth Stood still 3 BluRay set is
> only $12 instead of $25 and it has the movie, the 'digital' copy, and then the
> original 1951 movie thrown in too.
>
> Oh and U571 is $10 instead of $20 and it's a good WW2 flick.
>
>


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SubjectRe: Need ideas for some blue ray movies new Reply to this message
Posted bywildcat
Posted on01/12/10 12:00 PM



> Oh for some of the more tech inclined people can I play NES games on a ninth
> generation plasma? Or should I hold off.

Why wouldn't you? Plasmas are fairly resistant to burn-in now anyway, but as long as you don't let it sit on the same screen for hours on end you should be OK. By all means, hook that shit up.




SubjectSweet time to run a NES and SNES on a 8k setup new Reply to this message
Posted byPlane Wrecker
Posted on01/12/10 09:14 PM



Although thanks to Craigslist and a few other vendors it only set me back 3k. :)

> > Oh for some of the more tech inclined people can I play NES games on a ninth
> > generation plasma? Or should I hold off.
>
> Why wouldn't you? Plasmas are fairly resistant to burn-in now anyway, but as
> long as you don't let it sit on the same screen for hours on end you should be
> OK. By all means, hook that shit up.
>



Subjectwhat heppens with NES and older plasmas? new Reply to this message
Posted bynewsdee
Posted on01/13/10 09:36 AM



Just wondering.




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Subjectprobably screen burn -mt- what about lcd tv? -nt- new Reply to this message
Posted byskydoune
Posted on01/13/10 10:06 AM



> Just wondering.
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> [download a life]
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SubjectYup and yup new Reply to this message
Posted bywildcat
Posted on01/13/10 12:45 PM



Plasmas work by exciting phosphors like a CRT; the mechanism is different is all. Over time those phosphors wear out, just like a CRT. Newer plasmas have better phosphors and electronic trickery to skirt the issue a bit.

LCDs wear out, too, but that's from the crystals wearing out and becoming unable to flip states. That shows up as a persistent image that doesn't go away. Plasmas also have image persistence that looks like burn-in, but goes away after a few moments.




Subjectyes, but why NES or SNES in particular? new Reply to this message
Posted bynewsdee
Posted on01/13/10 05:47 PM



Is it because many games have the score section displayed as white over black, and it tends to remain in the screen? Or is it just that with those it's very easy to pause and leave the screen on while we go meditate on the white throne?

(probably both - but I guess it also could happen with any other device)




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SubjectBecause he owns them *edit* Reply to this message
Posted bywildcat
Posted on01/14/10 00:00 AM



It happens with a lot of things. PW owns an NES and an SNES, so that's what he's asking about. I own a Saturn and a Windows box, so that's what I'd be asking about. Etc.

> Is it because many games have the score section displayed as white over black,
> and it tends to remain in the screen?

That's partially true, and many games tend to display their scores in the same areas, so even though you might play a hundred different games, the score area gets used similarly on about seventy of them which wears that area harder.

For the same reason, Windows machines tend to get a taskbar burn (screensaver or no); Sony Trinitron TVs (CRT and projection) tend to get a channel number burn (I don't know if they've changed it with their flat panels).

> Or is it just that with those it's very easy to pause and leave the screen on
> while we go meditate on the white throne?

Unless you're planning on spending a few months there, it's not going to be static long enough to burn the screen. Noticeable burn-in happens over a long period of time. That's why the above examples result in burn-in and this one doesn't.

Really, the main reason people ask about these things is because there's a lot of misinformation about them. Best thing you can do for any monitor is turn the white level down, and it'll increase longevity more than any stressing about keeping the image moving.


SubjectOnly problem is Zapper won't work -nt new Reply to this message
Posted byLord Method Man
Posted on01/18/10 09:40 AM



> Nope no Fry's in the area. Which is odd as Omaha should have one.
>
> Oh for some of the more tech inclined people can I play NES games on a ninth
> generation plasma? Or should I hold off.
>
> > If you got a Fry's in the area -- The Day the Earth Stood still 3 BluRay set
> is
> > only $12 instead of $25 and it has the movie, the 'digital' copy, and then the
> > original 1951 movie thrown in too.
> >
> > Oh and U571 is $10 instead of $20 and it's a good WW2 flick.
> >
> >
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> Who dares wins.
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