Started by SGOS, September 08, 2020, 08:49:09 AM
Quote from: SGOS on September 08, 2020, 10:24:50 AMMy system makes a good substitute for the theater too, and the sound system is also very good. But a good theater can still do better, both visually and sound, especially sound. I've been buying dvd sets of TV series like crazy. There's some good stuff out there, but it has to be sorted out from the crap, and sometimes I don't sort very well and end up with stuff on my shelves that is really just taking up space.As to Master and Commander, I sometimes take that out just to play the first 10 minutes of the film and listen to it on my sound system. It sounds and feels like my whole house is under attack. It shakes the room.
Quote from: GSOgymrat on September 15, 2020, 06:05:57 AMNice projector!Since most of my home theater was fried by lightning, I decided to upgrade the entire system. I got a 85-inch Sony 4K television, Denon receiver and replaced the Bose Acoustimass cube speakers I've had for 23 year with MartinLogan. I replaced the damaged Xbox 360 and Blu-ray player with a used Xbox One X since it can do both. My family room isn't large enough for a 7.1 system so I went with 5.1. We watch a lot of television and movies and because I have no idea when I will return to a theater so I felt justified in splurging. I know by home theater enthusiasts standards our system is modest but we're loving it.
Quote from: GSOgymrat on September 15, 2020, 11:23:22 AMI bought a few 4K UHD Blu-rays and they are terrific. To mark the 20th Anniversary of the release of The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Rings all six films in the Middle Earth saga have been remastered in 4K UHD Blu-ray are set for release in 2021. I'm really looking forward to watching all the movies again.
Quote from: SGOS on September 15, 2020, 11:53:05 AMSome people don't think Blu-ray makes much difference. You can't always tell on a little 30 inch monitor, but on big screens, the difference is dramatic, and if sound makes a difference, it beats a DVD there too. I haven't seen Ultra High Definition yet.
Quote from: GSOgymrat on September 27, 2020, 03:01:06 AMPeople have been predicting the death of movie theaters for some time but I think COVID restrictions will have lasting changes on how people view movies. I predict people will still go to theaters for big event movies, such as Avengers, but most movies be released via streaming. It's much more cost effective for studios and for families. Also, because of the release of high quality shows on Netflix, HBO and Amazon, there is much less "direct to video" stigma. Jeff from Films at Home below makes a good point by comparing the releases of Tenet and Mulan.
Quote from: GSOgymrat on December 03, 2020, 04:53:49 PMThe impact on movie theaters could be devastating.
Quote from: SGOS on December 03, 2020, 05:01:43 PMA hard blow to a dying industry.