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#1253534
Topic
Doctor Who
Time

Too early to say. Two of four episodes have been really solid, one was okay, and the other slightly less okay. At least, for me. All of the timey-wimey and convoluted plotting is gone, so if that was your biggest issue with Moffat, you might like it now. The show is currently suffering from underdeveloped characters, but that may change.

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#1253459
Topic
Doctor Who
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Just saw the new episode. Another cartoon villain… I hope this isn’t a sign that all our new villains will be more or less cartoon caricatures. Definitely not as strong as Rosa, but the cobwebs looked good. I’m a bit concerned that the quality of the show might not be as greatly improved as I had hoped, but it’s still way too early to say.

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#1253251
Topic
does display type matter ?
Time

That is a pretty shitty LCD screen. It appears to have an edge-lit backlight, which the industry has moved away from in recent years. Large strides have been made in the intervening years, and I highly suggest you take a look at OLED offerings, which can display 4K HDR images with black levels that honestly cannot get any blacker, as OLED displays do not have backlights.

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#1253234
Topic
Doctor Who
Time

Just watched The Sensorites for the first time. Not a great story, and I’m not alone in saying that, but it was fun to see Hartnell’s Doctor again. There are a lot of good moments in the first episode, especially in the TARDIS. But it is somewhat similar to the plot of The Aztecs, only on an alien planet with not very threatening aliens. The differences make themselves apparent in the final episode; it surprised me with how many ideas were thrown into that single episode, only to be resolved a few minutes later.

The writer has been an enigmatic figure in the past, and there’s an excellent bonus feature in which Toby Hadoke (a regular of these DVD features) unearths some details about him. It’s well worth the watch, and possibly more interesting than the story itself.

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#1252815
Topic
does display type matter ?
Time

Gamers also swear by CRT displays because for pretty much every console that existed prior to the Xbox 360, the systems were tailored for those displays. LCDs have a hard time upscaling the weird resolutions of old consoles, which CRTs had no problem with (they don’t really have a set resolution). This also contributes to input lag on the LCD displays. Oh, and scanlines.

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#1251927
Topic
Random Thoughts
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I find that the content, the way media portrays that content, and the way the general fanbase interprets that content, are three entirely different things. I’ve definitely let one influence the way I’ve felt about the others before. But lately I’ve been trying to keep them separate and come to my own conclusions… more or less.

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#1251881
Topic
4K83 - Released
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Chewtobacca said:

I’m sorry to say it, williarob, but it might be as simple as a levels issue.

Top: before
Bottom: after ColorYUV(levels=“TV->PC”)

Imgur

N.B. I don’t think that the standard adjustment works well for the whole film (at least not for the blacks), but it definitely gets the levels in the right ballpark.

Yeah, blacks look a bit crushed to me. But some improvements could be made.

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#1251877
Topic
The deletion of the political threads.
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I can say it off the bat, I’m guessing you’re not going to be banned for that.

You mention a bad attitude, and that you’ve been carrying a lot of anger for a very long time. Unfortunately, and I must be blunt, I think that anger shows in your post. Not that you can’t be angry, but when providing feedback, it becomes difficult for that feedback to be of the highest quality when you’re angry. I think there are a lot of similarities between what you say have to be fixed and my previous post in this topic.

However, your anger comes across in your tone, which immediately places the receiver of that feedback into the defensive, like it or not. Like I said to Jay (possibly in another thread), if you expect better behavior, you should try to hold yourself to that standard, even in the face of opposition. It is definitely hard, and certainly frustrating at times, but it’s also the easiest way to enact change.

Anyway, I don’t want to make this sound like I’m dismissing the contents of your post. There are a lot of valid points. I just want to try to make clear that it should not be surprising if the mod team finds it difficult to listen.