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DannyJC13

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« Reply #80 on: 10-06-2011 22:46 »

I have a 20 something inch TV in my room, I think 22", it's HD Ready, the HD cable is plugged into my PS3 and the TV.
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« Reply #81 on: 10-07-2011 07:26 »


I have a CRT, but it's 1920x1080i and DVDs played on my progressive-scan DVD player look pretty nice.  All I need are Futurama discs, eh?

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« Reply #82 on: 10-07-2011 16:24 »

Well, I was talking about old CRT TVs with low resolution... big grin

From http://hometheater.about.com/od/televisionbasics/qt/1080ivs1080p.htm

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In 1080i each frame of video is sent or displayed in alternative fields. The fields in 1080i are composed of 540 rows of pixels or lines of pixels running from the top to the bottom of the screen, with the odd fields displayed first and the even fields displayed second. Together, both fields create a full frame, made up of all 1,080 pixel rows or lines, every 30th of a second.

In 1080p, each frame of video is sent or displayed progressively. This means that both the odd and even fields (all 1,080 pixel rows or pixel lines) that make up the full frame are displayed together. This results in a smoother looking image, with less motion artifacts and jagged edges.

You'll see a DVD smoother in a 1080i TV because it shows less lines per frame (half) so you're watching the DVD in 540 lines.. in an 1080p TV, you're watching the full 1080 lines instead on each frame.. so the DVD image has to be expanded more and will look more pixelated

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« Reply #83 on: 10-07-2011 21:21 »

News everyone!

After much thought and contemplation, I decided to cancel my DVD order (yet again) and order the Blu-Ray instead. But even more news! I'm gonna get a Blu-Ray player for downstairs too at Xmas! HD Blu-Ray Futurama awesomeness upstairs and downstairs! Everybody wins! big grin
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« Reply #84 on: 10-07-2011 21:22 »

Nice one, the new eps will look amazing on that dude, enjoy!...
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« Reply #85 on: 10-07-2011 21:26 »

The quality of this also tempted me....

http://vimeo.com/13053933

enjoy!...

Thanks! What are you gonna do about this whole UK/US DVD/Blu-Ray thing?
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« Reply #86 on: 10-07-2011 21:31 »


My TV can display 540p natively, along with 720p and 1080i.  I have done some critical viewing tests (had a few beers while skipping around on the Star Wars and Lord of the Rings DVDs) and for my TV only, the image out of the DVD player at 540p looks to have the best end-to-end resolution when the TV upscales to 1080i -- barely.

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« Reply #87 on: 10-07-2011 21:44 »

Thanks! What are you gonna do about this whole UK/US DVD/Blu-Ray thing?

Not really sure yet, probably get the American DVD of 6B and re-buy 6A in UK version as well, but probably in Blu-Ray although not certain hmpf...
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« Reply #88 on: 10-07-2011 21:50 »

And your old 6A US DVD...?
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« Reply #89 on: 10-07-2011 21:50 »

Not sure, keep it as a spare maybe hmpf...
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« Reply #90 on: 10-08-2011 00:40 »

Well I can't wait 'til Boxing Day now. tongue

What's the best type of Blu-Ray player to get?
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« Reply #91 on: 10-08-2011 00:42 »

A region free one.
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« Reply #92 on: 10-08-2011 00:47 »

I was talking about make/design?
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« Reply #93 on: 10-08-2011 01:08 »

Oppo- BDP-93, Limit BD M100,  Sony BDP-S570... always depends what you really want.
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« Reply #94 on: 10-08-2011 01:13 »

News everyone!

After much thought and contemplation, I decided to cancel my DVD order (yet again) and order the Blu-Ray instead. But even more news! I'm gonna get a Blu-Ray player for downstairs too at Xmas! HD Blu-Ray Futurama awesomeness upstairs and downstairs! Everybody wins! big grin

Please don't do that again. Every time you post about news, I get excited because I expect news. You know, something about the special features or possibly even news that all of season 6 will be included on this release.
Instead I'm treated to a story about how you canceled your DVD order or something. If you put "Good" in front of it, I might have excused it as a quote.
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« Reply #95 on: 10-08-2011 11:50 »

Sorry, but the Professor has sometimes just said 'News everyone!'....

Also, we got this.
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« Reply #96 on: 10-08-2011 14:14 »

Did Santa come early? eek...
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« Reply #97 on: 10-08-2011 14:26 »
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Yes. big grin

Also, to the guy complaining that there's no diference between Futurama in SD and HD (can't remember the user/where they posted it, can't be arsed finding it in this thread), there is a huge difference.

The stem cells are really pink and nicely coloured in HD, but in SD they have a nasty grey tint to them, it's awful.
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« Reply #98 on: 10-18-2011 14:19 »

Woo! looks like we're getting volume 5, the 21 disc version of the Bender head set and volume 6 by the end of the year in Australia.
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« Reply #99 on: 11-05-2011 09:51 »

BAD NEWS NOBODY!

Slurmed tweets:

[NEWS] #Futurama Vol 6 set doesn't include the "Music of Futurama" Featurette ft. Christopher Tyng (via Homero Bender) http://fb.me/N0UER0kf

The link takes you to a page with this image:


But Eric Rogers confirmed that he is in the Frequently Axed Questions featurette. big grin
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« Reply #100 on: 11-05-2011 13:28 »

Well, the advert looks clool. Once again I will say I'm loving the artwork, spine looks nice!...
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« Reply #101 on: 11-09-2011 13:05 »

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« Reply #102 on: 12-21-2011 00:39 »

Just got home from Target.  They have both blu ray and DVD copies of Futurama Volume 6.  I had no idea it was already out.
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« Reply #103 on: 12-21-2011 10:33 »

Just came out today, fryfan. Looks like Wal-Mart has it cheapest at $19.96, with Best Buy a close second at $19.99 (and yes, I had Best Buy price match Wal-Mart for the three cents. It was awesome. All you do is show them the price online on your phone, and they'll do it).

I didn't get to open it until just now, but the opening playscreen scene is really, really cool, I love the music they use...makes it seem like a big blockbuster movie type deal.
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« Reply #104 on: 12-21-2011 14:20 »

I didn't get to open it until just now, but the opening playscreen scene is really, really cool, I love the music they use...makes it seem like a big blockbuster movie type deal.

Ohhhh, explain!
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« Reply #105 on: 12-21-2011 16:35 »

Do want details, Randi. I need to get my hands on this thing. To Target or Best Buy or whatever!
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« Reply #106 on: 12-21-2011 18:44 »
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Well, they show the NY tube system and have the camera pan slowly around one with scenes from the episodes playing inside the tubes. It switches at one point to follow the tube over Statue of Liberty, which is silhouetted along with the NY skyline. It is very different from the original Futurama dvd openings up to Volume 4. It's more set up like Volume 5 playscreen but I like it even more...

I don't recall if they used that music in an episode, but I really really like it. Could definitely loop it and listen to it for a long time.

edit: Ohhh, it's the music from the Tron seqence of Law and Oracle. That's why it feels all movie-like heh.
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« Reply #107 on: 12-21-2011 22:33 »

Morbo demands a video of this Futurama Holiday DVD Menu Spectacular!
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« Reply #108 on: 12-22-2011 01:01 »

I must say, I'm genuinely surprised that this managed to come out in Australia at the same time as in the US. Look forward to getting it.
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« Reply #109 on: 12-22-2011 04:11 »

Just came out today, fryfan. Looks like Wal-Mart has it cheapest at $19.96, with Best Buy a close second at $19.99 (and yes, I had Best Buy price match Wal-Mart for the three cents. It was awesome. All you do is show them the price online on your phone, and they'll do it).

I didn't get to open it until just now, but the opening playscreen scene is really, really cool, I love the music they use...makes it seem like a big blockbuster movie type deal.

Even so, usually, I'd see some commercial letting us know the date in advanced.  I just saw a commercial today.  I just got my blu ray copy for about $20.
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« Reply #110 on: 12-22-2011 22:57 »

It was $24.96 at my local Walmart. Well worth it either way...New commentaries!!
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« Reply #111 on: 12-22-2011 23:04 »

If anything super interesting comes up on one of them let us know please! big grin
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« Reply #112 on: 12-22-2011 23:34 »

I'll tell yous guyses all abouts it. As soon as my other half gets home. *Waits impatiently*
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« Reply #113 on: 12-23-2011 04:06 »
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I got my copy today. smile

The deleted scenes were interesting. Wish they'd stop hitting Fry with a bus lol

The Farnsworth extra is "Science of a scene". It was interesting too. It takes a year and 25,000 pics to make an episode

"Reincarnation Explained" is about the design of the episode and inspiration

The episodes are pretty good. "Fry Am the Egg Man" is still my favourite episode. I got more Fry in his underpants in this season so I'm very HAPPY. Hoping the next season brings more JOYJOY

The box design is neat.

Some of the questions:

I knew someone would ask about Fry and Leela. I got really nervous since yeah, I love him too but they said "Yes" and "No" so I dunno what to think about that.

A staff writer said they'd try to include an element of Leela and Amy either kissing or sparring almost naked into new episodes so let's see what happens. They wanna make the fans HAPPY
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« Reply #114 on: 12-23-2011 05:45 »
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I knew someone would ask about Fry and Leela. I got really nervous since yeah, I love him too but they said "Yes" and "No" so I dunno what to think about that.
So it means "No" after all? Sad frown.

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A staff writer said they'd try to include an element of Leela and Amy either kissing or sparring almost naked into new episodes so let's see what happens.
They've done it already (sparring - "Jurassic Bark", kissing - "Bender's Game").

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They wanna make the fans HAPPY
Well, except F/L shippers wink...
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« Reply #115 on: 12-23-2011 06:00 »

For now, I can say it's nice to hear Phil Lamarr and Dawnn Lewis on a few of the commentaries. Also, the extra feature Futurama F.A.Q. is pretty interesting.
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« Reply #116 on: 12-23-2011 06:06 »

They've done it already (sparring - "Jurassic Bark", kissing - "Bender's Game").

I meant again. lol Someone asked if they'd do it again and that was the reply

...Except F/L shippers wink.

It's clear that the creators probably think they're like fire and water. They clash. I think that too

For now, I can say it's nice to hear Phil Lamarr and Dawnn Lewis on a few of the commentaries. Also, the extra feature Futurama F.A.Q. is pretty interesting.

I'll have to check out the commentaries one day. I usually don't listen to them but probably gonna have to check out the ones on Volume 6 some time

Yeah, the F.A.Q. was neat. Zoidberg won't eat brown crayons, compact fluorescent light blubs, and tofu lol
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« Reply #117 on: 12-23-2011 08:28 »

If anything super interesting comes up on one of them let us know please! big grin
I've been bumping some episode threads with some commentary tidbits, you can check it there smile
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« Reply #118 on: 12-23-2011 10:24 »

Thanks for those mini-paragraphs, Randi. big grin

A staff writer said they'd try to include an element of Leela and Amy either kissing or sparring almost naked into new episodes so let's see what happens. They wanna make the fans HAPPY

Do they not mean in Neutopia?
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« Reply #119 on: 12-23-2011 10:53 »

Virtually every answer to any of the questions in that piece is a joke (Josh Weinstein does give a fairly sincere "I used to be a dorky fan of this show asking stupid questions before I started working on it, so it's okay" answer to one of them). I wouldn't take any of them seriously.

Picked up this set, but haven't gotten to dig into it enough yet. Watched about half the commentaries and that featurette. What's there is good as always, but it does seem like the special features selection is lacking this time around. The other DVDs all felt like they were really packed with stuff. I guess it's hard to complain about it though when there's commentaries on every episode, but there's still some other stuff that I'd love to see. And I'm really bummed they cut the Christopher Tyng thing!

Anyone find any easter eggs, though?
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