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Naïve Old Fart

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  1. 43 minutes ago, Disco Stu said:

     Maybe we're just better behaved in rural Virginia :) 

    Stu, I've lived in rural Virginia: you're not :lol:



    3 hours ago, AC1 said:


    Detail? Watching digital 4K at home I would say there's almost too much detail. I can literally count the leaves on the trees all the way back on the horizon. 

    That's a form of modern hyper-detail, which is inaccurate, and unnecessary.

    I mean the detail which is present on the original negative, which is meant to be seen on the largest screen possible.



    39 minutes ago, JoeinAR said:

    Im sorry but no one's home theatre is anywhere close to the theatre. Not possible.

    I would accept that as an axiom. 

    It would seem, however, that it is becoming a viable alternative, to the movie theatre.

  2. 12 hours ago, JoeinAR said:

    Would you like a dinner mint?

    Fuck off, I'm full.



    I see both @JoeinAR's and @AC1's points.

    Cinema sound and projection is, nowadays, nothing more than adequate. There's n'owt wrong with either, it's the attitude of those running the cinemas which annoys me. Nobody seems to care about what is being shown. Projectionists are almost a thing of the past and, because of this, rookie mistakes are made, regularly. I've lost count of the times I've had to run out of a showing, and tell some spotty kid to "get the f***ing ratio right, in #5!", or something. That simply wouldn't happen, in days of yore, because people had something that's missing from today's workforce: pride.

    That being said, I still enjoy a trip to the cinema, whenever it comes to where I live.

    Sound I really don't care about, too much. Most 5.1 systems are very sensitive, and can approximate the "cinema experience" (whatever that means). The one thing that I miss when watching a film on a television, however, is detail. Even a 54" screen cannot hope to offer the amount of detail that a full cinema screen does. It's for mainly this reason, that I'll continue to frequent cinemas, as long as they are active.

    In the meantime, I'll continue to watch films on my telly, with my popcorn, my chilli dog, and my Mountain Dew, while sitting in my PJs (or less, if I fancy!), knowing that I won't be interupted by wailing children, mobile 'phones, bad breath on the back of my neck, or people making out in the back row.

    Cinema has its advantages, but so does home cinema :).

  3. 2 minutes ago, Disco Stu said:

     I've mostly seen people in this thread saying they feel like they aren't knowledgeable enough to contribute.

    ...unless, of course, you're Bruce Marshall :lol:

    I see this lack of knowledge as a strength. People come in here with a head full of mush, and they leave thinking like a JW fan.

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