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#1255626
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your thoughts: Did Disney kill star wars because it sounds like they did with the last jedi solo and resistance.
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I think I was acclimated to Star Wars regenerating early on …as a fan of the original Marvel comic series , watching it end and then when Dark Horse got the license , that original was no longer considered relevant , until the novels and some comics started cherry picking from it . Kind of the same situation with the current canon .

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Technology (Televisions, Computers... etc.)
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CatBus said:

I dunno. I’m usually a Luddite, the last on the block, etc. I’ve got no cell phone, got DSL via the landline, and so on.

But the crazy display specs coming down the pipe don’t sound so ridiculous to me. Here’s my logic on that: as consumer tech improves, at some point the technology level will be reached where the quality is SO good that there’s simply no room for improvement. And this is a good thing. It then becomes entirely about content and convenience.

I feel like audio storage hit that point with the CD. The problem of storing stereo sound was solved outright, nothing more was needed. Now, there was an attempt to do multichannel via DVD-A and that was technically a remaining problem that CD’s did not address, but the market simply did not care. It then became about content and convenience. The SACD market was an attempt to sell better-mastered content, but was slathered in audiophile snake oil. Better mastering was largely a market bust as well, although it did help fuel the niche vinyl resurgence. Convenience was tackled via digital downloads, streaming, etc, and here we are today, and CD-quality is still the reference quality decades later, even if the format itself is in decline.

Displays are another matter. There are multiple defined market purposes: media playback, static display, gaming, and they each have their own requirements. 8K means pixels disappear even with your eyeball pressed against a ginormous display. Completely unnecessary for media playback and gaming, but still could have some value for static displays IMO. 120Hz and variable refresh rates work for gaming but not much else. Wider color gamut helps everywhere, if only a bit. So, yeah, these are corner cases to be sure, but they do actually address certain markets. HDMI 2.1 will probably mark the point where transmitting video information hits that same point CD audio hit. Then it’s about content and convenience. Oh, and there will surely be another stab at 3D some years down the line, and the market will continue to not care. See? Luddite.

That’s not to say there won’t continue to be tech improvements, they’ll just be elsewhere. On the playback side, speaker tech continues to evolve, and so will displays. But in both cases it’d be about better reproducing the signal they receive, not about processing an entirely new kind of signal. I know I don’t want to buy any new displays until that motion blur problem is well and truly solved, or at least significantly better than it is on today’s OLEDs. Yeah, I’m one of those. Off my lawn!

^ I still rock a CRT Tv and a flip phone . Luddite …pshaw . Get off MY lawn ! lol 😃

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#1254243
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does display type matter ?
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^well,since I am pushing 50 , I guess I am older technology ,lol . And Sony Trinitron and Samsung are excellent CRT models to answer your question .There are also some stores in existence that specialize in old technology and have a passion for it as well as for refurbishing it as the guy in the video does .This is just one such place you might find what you seek …https://www.captainedsfurniture.com/page/about-us.html

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#1254139
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The original Marvel Star Wars series
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^ I have seen galleries of all of the UK covers , I remember at one point they just started using promotional photos or photos from the film itself for the covers and only did a few painted covers now and then .There was also a small gallery of UK covers in one of the US issues of The Empire Strikes Back adaptation and it was really neat to see Infantino’s interpretation of Empire .

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#1254129
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does display type matter ?
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just came across this video , the CRT tv and Vcr in this are of very good quality , he is playing the 95 faces vhs of A New Hope on it and it looks fantastically crisp and clear . I think the Faces set may be my new fave as the colors are the most vibrant out of the vhs copies I own and even pop more on the displays I own than the official Blu Rays too . I played 3 of my copies at the same time this weekend …the 92 widescreen vhs on my widescreen hd crt ( it had some dynamic colors but just a little faded ) the GOUT on my 60 inch LCD through a blu ray player ( the color grading was terrible , the x-wing pilot uniforms all had a pinkish melon like color to them no matter how I adjusted the color settings , although the image was very sharp ) and the faces 95 vhs on my 13 inch vcr/tv combo and that looked the most vibrant to me . Still not a fan of the blue tie lasers in Empire though . Seeing the same tape in this video on a big ass CRT , I am even more impressed with how crisp and clear a quality vhs can look on a quality CRT . Makes me want to seek out the widescreen faces vhs box set now . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJjNA4PuiGY

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#1254107
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The original Marvel Star Wars series
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ZkinandBonez said:

My latest haul of classic SW.
I finally got my hands on some Star Wars Weekly magazines from the UK. I found a really great shop in London called 30th Century Comics, with one of the largest and most well curated collections I’ve ever seen in a comic shop.

Cool haul dude ! I love those UK covers , I saw a whole collection of those issues at the Chicago Comic Con back in 95 and was awestruck by them as I never knew about them until then . Unfortunately , I was flat broke and could not buy them . Would love to have them all just for the extra artwork and back up features ,they would be a great compliment to my full set of the US issues