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#303268 - 04/25/10 06:58 PM Re: Anyone picking up Avatar on Blu-Ray today? [Re: a401classic]
a401classic Offline
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 Originally Posted By: a401classic
Picked up a combo pack at Wally World today... I wonder if I've got a blown fuse in my sub again as there was not much in the way of LFE felt . I think the M80's were giving it all. The kiddies watched it, I only checked in once in awhile. Why is the housework never done?


Fuses OK, but someone had the volume turned waaaayyy down.. Re-calibrated and all is good and shaking as expected. Even had the Mrs tell me to turn it down ;\)

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#303283 - 04/25/10 11:22 PM Re: Anyone picking up Avatar on Blu-Ray today? [Re: a401classic]
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 Originally Posted By: a401classic

Fuses OK, but someone had the volume turned waaaayyy down.. Re-calibrated and all is good and shaking as expected. Even had the Mrs tell me to turn it down ;\)

Scott


Hmmm. Makes me think that you know EXACTLY how (who did it) the volume got turned way down...
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#303298 - 04/26/10 03:27 AM Re: Anyone picking up Avatar on Blu-Ray today? [Re: nickbuol]
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Actually, I think it was one of the kids. The Mrs. would just not turn it on to start with. I've found it left on before after the kiddies watched a movie. Not a problem.

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#303331 - 04/26/10 12:53 PM Re: Anyone picking up Avatar on Blu-Ray today? [Re: CV]
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 Originally Posted By: CV
[quote=Zimm] Anyway, I like James Cameron's technical vision, if nothing else. It really was some decent fun for the senses, but I'm definitely feeling insulted by the writing.


If you are going feel insulted, it should be based on the fact that dragon is having its way your your unicorn on your avitar. \:o That pony must like the bad boys!
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#303411 - 04/27/10 12:19 AM Re: Anyone picking up Avatar on Blu-Ray today? [Re: Zimm]
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Was this movie 2.35 in the theatre? I can't remember, but I don't know why they would change it bringing it to DVD, they don't usually (anymore).

I had horrible load time on this one as well. I thought I might have to update the firmware again like I had to with Inglourious Basterds, but it worked after a good 30 seconds.

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#303626 - 04/28/10 04:46 AM Re: Anyone picking up Avatar on Blu-Ray today? [Re: michael_d]
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 Originally Posted By: michael_d
Pisses me off that it's not 2.35. Other than that, quite enjoyable.


huh? Why? It wasn't 2.35:1 in theaters, why would you want it skinnier at home?
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#303637 - 04/28/10 10:49 AM Re: Anyone picking up Avatar on Blu-Ray today? [Re: spiffnme]
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There were actually multiple aspect ratios of the film distributed. What ever the native size of the theater's screen was the version they got. The idea was to have the largest picture area and no masking.
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#303641 - 04/28/10 11:13 AM Re: Anyone picking up Avatar on Blu-Ray today? [Re: ClubNeon]
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 Originally Posted By: ClubNeon
There were actually multiple aspect ratios of the film distributed. What ever the native size of the theater's screen was the version they got. The idea was to have the largest picture area and no masking.


Very few (if any) theaters have a native screen size of 2.35:1. That's very limiting. Besides that, the "film" wasn't shot in scope format. The few scenes that aren't 100% CGI were shot digital, which is natively 1.78:1.

Cameron was VERY fussy about the image size. In fact the IMAX version of the film didn't fill the screen horizontally. (or obviously vertically either).
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#303650 - 04/28/10 11:51 AM Re: Anyone picking up Avatar on Blu-Ray today? [Re: spiffnme]
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It's the battle of the knowledgeable people! Chris, just fyi, Craig (spiffnme) works for IMAX.
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#303663 - 04/28/10 12:11 PM Re: Anyone picking up Avatar on Blu-Ray today? [Re: Ken.C]
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Thanks for sucking all the potential "fun" out of that, Ken.
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