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Paul
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« on: October 20, 2009, 05:48:25 PM »

I have some movies from the 80's, I suppose my tastes have changed since then.  Movies like QuickSilver I used to love; I found it in the bargain bin at Wal-Mart, watched it again, and found out why it's in the bargain bin.  The Back To The Future trilogy will always be a classic in my books.  What about you?
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« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2009, 10:08:01 PM »

As you said, the Back to the Future trilogy.

Then there's Tom Hanks in Big, love that film. Ghostbusters, Goonies, Gremlins (not so keen on Gremlins 2 though), Karate Kid, Short Circuit. I can go on and on. WarGames!! totally hooked on that film as a kid, and still watch it at least once a month  Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2009, 02:32:25 AM »

Ferris Beuller's day off, fast times,Animal House still crack me up and how bout Plains Trains and Automobiles?JOKES!
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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2009, 07:41:31 AM »

     Star Trek II through V.   Naturally...  Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2009, 11:25:38 PM »

Heres a few of my 80's faves:

Star Wars (most of its 80's)
Indiana Jones (first 3 are 80's)
Back to the future series
Breakfast club (took 5 years to locate that dvd)
Flash Gordon (only B movie I actually liked)
Commando
Tron
UHF (weird AL's only movie I know of)
Mad Max series (1st was 79 perhaps?)
Blade Runner
Firefox
Black Rain
WarGames
Blue Thunder

A number of others I'll recall later.  Been doing divx's of many of my movies for use on my PS3 starting with the 80's movies.
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« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2009, 04:34:12 PM »

Speaking of DivX, I've been pleasantly surprised lately.  I've downloaded entire seasons of different impossible to find shows, which are usually in DivX format.  I would use software on my computer to convert the files and burn them to a DVD.  I just found out (by accident) that a cheap Citizen DVD+ReWritable player I bought a few years ago for under $100 (model number C801DVR) plays these DivX files flawlessly, allowing for a good dozen 45 minute episodes per 4.7GB DVD-R disc.  I also discovered that my cheap non-widescreen 20" Audiovox LCD TV, model number FPE2006DV, bought a few years ago, can also play DivX discs perfectly with its built-in DVD player.  This TV, which seemed unremarkable at the time (besides having a built-in DVD player), continues to surprise me.  Last year, I discovered it can handle a PAL signal and display the image properly, which is great for my retro computing hobby.
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« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2009, 11:47:00 PM »

I also discovered that my cheap non-widescreen 20" Audiovox LCD TV, model number FPE2006DV, bought a few years ago, can also play DivX discs perfectly with its built-in DVD player.  This TV, which seemed unremarkable at the time (besides having a built-in DVD player), continues to surprise me.  Last year, I discovered it can handle a PAL signal and display the image properly, which is great for my retro computing hobby.
     Oh, that is quite a find for a television that size.

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« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2009, 04:05:21 AM »

I've been doing my movies at 1100mb per movie,  while large gives better quality.  I also do them at the regular dvd resolution of 720x480. still about 4 movies per disc.  have sum tv series which I'll do at about half that size per 45min to hour episode.  Probably will start on the old UFO tv series box set I got this summer.
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« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2009, 12:31:45 PM »

I also discovered that my cheap non-widescreen 20" Audiovox LCD TV, model number FPE2006DV, bought a few years ago, can also play DivX discs perfectly with its built-in DVD player.  This TV, which seemed unremarkable at the time (besides having a built-in DVD player), continues to surprise me.  Last year, I discovered it can handle a PAL signal and display the image properly, which is great for my retro computing hobby.
    Darn, my dream Samsung Series 5 32" hi-def t.v. is no longer a dream.  Exactly one year ago, I tested the t.v. with a PAL DTV joystick and got a good, colorful PAL image on what supposedly was a NTSC t.v..  Well, on Friday I was prepared to buy what I thought was the same t.v... same designation... same cabinet design.  However, what a difference a year makes.  Now my PAL DTV joystick displays only a 3/4-sized picture in black-and-white on the t.v..  Sad  My brother surmises that Samsung had changed the firmware in the t.v..  Same result with the Series 2, Series 3, Series 4, and Series 6 t.v.'s (yeah, I tested them all).  Just for reference, I checked out the PAL DTV with the Sylvania and Magnavox 32-inch t.v.'s (both made by Phillips); these t.v.'s would not even display anything from the PAL DTV.
     So, I am now back to square one.  Paul, that Audiovox LCD t.v FPE2006DV... can you reconfirm that it displays a good, color picture with a PAL signal?

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« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2009, 09:25:16 PM »

Tested with the video out on my Kodak DX6490:


Definitely PAL-capable.   Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2009, 10:53:53 PM »

     Oooo, very beautiful.  Smiley

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« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2009, 04:18:52 AM »

I have yet to test my toshiba 40 inch for pal capability as I do not have any pal equipment. If I could find some I would be willing to try.
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« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2009, 08:21:04 AM »

I have yet to test my toshiba 40 inch for pal capability as I do not have any pal equipment.
     What model number of Toshiba is it?  If it is still in the stores, I can possibly find it and try out my PAL DTV on it.

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« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2009, 06:18:39 PM »

I have yet to test my toshiba 40 inch for pal capability as I do not have any pal equipment. If I could find some I would be willing to try.

I thought the same thing, but it turns out that most modern digital cameras and camcorders that have a video out signal have a menu setting allowing you to switch between PAL and NTSC.
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« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2009, 06:49:06 AM »

Model is 40RV525U its doing quite well for me in the under $1000 range for a 40 inch tv.  I just haven't really needed pal.
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