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The Dark One

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24-Dec-2005
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#105661
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Any Star Wars TV stuff coming up?
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I have basic cable lined direct into the TV as an input and the HD DVR as another input...when I need to watch an analog channel (for some college games usually) I watch the input with the cable lined direct into the TV because if I watch it through the box there are actually compression "halos" around the players when there are long-distance shots.

I'll be moving soon so I'll probably switch to dish after I do.
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#105590
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Any Star Wars TV stuff coming up?
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oh, I also had Hayden on Leno...but I just despise Jay Leno so I had to delete it.

and sitting through TRL was a punishment I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy.


One further note...Comcast uses LOTS of compression. I can see digital artifacts clearly in my HDTV (although the picture looks fine in the 4:3 in the bedroom) on everything but actual HD broadcasts. Since none (except some of the commercials) of these programs were in HD, I actually had to run sharpen and denoise filters on the raw video to clean it up...that just sucks.

Rik, is there any way to bypass and/or shut off the compression that the cable company uses or is it sent to the house already compressed? I figured if anyone would know it would be you. TIA
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#105588
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Any Star Wars TV stuff coming up?
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I'm meeting up with some local Star Wars friends tomorrow and I'm just now putting the finishing touches on a DVD that I call...

"The Revenge Will Be Televised, Vol. 1"

included:
the Star Wars Cinematech episode
the Star Wars TRL episode
assorted Star Wars commercials

Everything is capped, editted, and encoded...I just have to finish the menu.

I'll also be posting it over at alt.binaries.starwars probably tomorrow

I actually hooked the DVR directly to my cap card using composite-in and record using iuVCR with the huffyuv codec. It went really well, I just had to trim and edit, do a deinterlace, and run the finished videos through TMPGenc

My DVR is gonna get a workout. I'll be making more to follow...

MTFBWY



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#105582
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You've all got to get one of these!
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I have 2 Force FX sabers. I picked up the Luke ESB saber last year at Borders bookstore and I just got the newer Vader ESB saber last week.

Both are extremely realistic with digital sound and yes, the light effect does extend out from the hilt when you 'fire it up'.


...and if the guy in that picture holding his saber is a nerd, I must be a very big nerd indeed.
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#104591
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Any Star Wars TV stuff coming up?
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Originally posted by: greencapt

Hey Dark One! You're actually responsible for *my* being here at all these days, whether you know it or not. Thank you for your great posts at a.b.starwars!!! I found that newsgroup, which led me here and to myspleen... and the rest is history (well, recent history at least)


That's cool. I'm so glad that I was able to help you out. Thanks for letting me know that, you made my day.


D.O.

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#104120
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Any Star Wars TV stuff coming up?
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Hey gang,

I've been a member of these boards for some time and I never ventured off of the "preservation" board until russ sent me a link today in an email. These threads are great, I'm not pleased that I didn't wander into them before...oh well.

Anyways, I'm off to set the DVR to record a good chunk of these shows. I should have relevant DVDs posted to a.b.starwars when they're authored. I'll keep you posted.

D.O.
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#103107
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Preserving the...<em>cringe</em>...Star Wars Holiday Special (Released)
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I'm finally back to the forums. My computer screwed the pooch hard over a month ago.

Rik, I did post your HS vol3 (KCCI) to a.b.starwars a couple of months back. Folks went nuts for it...there are still almost daily requests for it. As far as it showing up on ebay, I've been policing it strongly seeing how I let the proverbial "cat out the bag" (even when I was computer-less I had access to one at work). I've seen 5 definite instances of the KCCI version show up on ebay and I got them all booted for their trouble.

Glad to be back gang...you'll be hearing more from me.


I've been working on my "Dark Jedi" costume...
The Dark One In Costume



Skip
aka Ridder Moordenaar
(the geek formerly known as "Darth Osor")

"Word to the Spookies!"


Off-topic:
I'm posting the Dr. Gonzo OT (including the extras disc and the 2 making-ofs) over at a.b.starwars right now.

I saw today on ebay that some bitch is getting over $188 for the gonzo trilogy...that's just wrong!
$188 Gonzo OT