kennethlawson

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  1. ​The lack of titles, though the whole thing, is deliberate, There's nothing to distract you from the action. The contrast between the kids playing in the safety of the courtyard, and the dangers they face once they leave, the little girl almost getting hit by a car, and the poster setting the background scene. The old people working hard, and cooking anticipating the arrival of the kids from school, as marked by the clock telling the time, it also says that the time has come for another victim to be had. the fact you don't see the villain, only his shadow , is more use of foreboding, and danger. and builds suspense, will she, or won't she be the next victim ? Of course we know she will be. The kids don't completely understand how real the danger is, Until its too late.
  2. The lack of titles, ; ie; name of film, director actors etc, helps to not destroy the imagery, The children playing in the closed in Courtyard, and the juxtaposition of the old ladies doing wash, and worrying, One says," if their singing, at least they know, their alive," ​ As soon as they leave the safety of the tenement, and go to school, they are in danger, I suspect they don't understand whats been going on, Adults probably hiding truth form them as much as possible. One girl stops at the wrong place at the wrong time.
  3. Android App ??

    As near as I can tell there is susposd to be a android app like the one for Apple, I saw a announcement for back in 2010, Now when I have a Android tablet to use it on, its no where to be found. Has it been dropped or lost interest in? I use the App on my Touch,but would enjoy and use it more on the Android Nexus 7 tablet. Bring back the app.
  4. Nero Wolfe

    I actually have a couple of the original 1950's paperback books of Nero Wolf, Along with a Mike Hammer paperback, Unforunatally they don't hold up to well after 50 years...!!! As for the Nero Wolf series,I too would love to see them here.I enjoyed the last series on A&E several years ago, Unforuntatley it didn't well, and was cancelled after barely a season and half. I would love to see any of the earlier versions of either of the two series. I also enjoyed the Ellery Queen series, I seem to remember seeing Jim Hutton, playing Ellery Queen.. Ken Lawson
  5. Gremlin seeks DVDR advice

    Getting av on to a hard drive can be a can of worms, in both dealing a/v sync problems, and file formats, and burning to dvd. I have done it and had pretty results except for audio syncing with video. Recording material directly to the dvd is far simpler then going to computer and then to dvd on the computer, if all your doing to a straight copy. As for the ion products I haven't used one yet, However they do offer a simple way to copy lp and older media to the computer. As I said before my only issue would be the file format they want to save stuff in. The archivist in me, wants to save stuff in the best quality possible. Depending on what you need, they are defiantly something to consider. Ken
  6. Gremlin seeks DVDR advice

    There is whole bunch of products out now designed specify to get your old analog media copied to you computer to use in the new formats. The first one that comes to mind is Ion turntables. I belive they make a whole line of products to take vhs, and othe media and get them to your computer. the link is; http://www.ionaudio.com/site/index.php I believe the turntable sells for under a $100.00, The only thing that I would say is to use a external hard drive to save the files to, and save them in the best format possible. ie, save lps as wave files,if possible, and have master copies, that you can then go back and re save in a different folder as mp3s, so you have the original in the best quality. the same goes for any other media, save it as the best quality possible. A large external hard drive can be had for around 100.00 I know that sounds like a lot but we're talking 00-33 gigs of space to save everything you copy and can be moved to another computer as needed. When using your dvd recorder, always use the fastest spped that will take to whole sourse tape. usually sp or 2 hours, Ken
  7. Gremlin seeks DVDR advice

    Hi; I feel your pain, it used to be easy to hook up a tv. Now theres are so many plugs and connections, But it shouldn't be that hard, The cable company guy should have been able to hook it up for you when they installed the new HD box, or at least told you what to do to hook it up. Email me directly and I'll look up the tv and see what ports it has, andgive you some ideas. Ken
  8. Gremlin seeks DVDR advice

    On a different note; How many folks are using LCD tvs now? and what ones are handling the Stranded Def material best? As I am in the market for a new tv, LCD will be what I'm going with, and I won't be able to go to HD for quite some time. I am interested in finding a LCD that handles SD material best, with a eye for future uses as I can upgrade and add to etc. Ken Message was edited by: kennethlawson
  9. Gremlin seeks DVDR advice

    Darn thing is dropping half my post again,,,,LOL Ken
  10. Gremlin seeks DVDR advice

    I have a older Dish network DVR and a Sylvania DVD Recorder, Its a single disc unit, Just like a VCR only it uses Blank DVDs. As I mentioned in a earlier post this week, My DVR has 2 sets of RCA jacks out the back along with S-video, along with a optical out that I have hooked directly to the optical in on my surround sound system. As for my DVD recorder working. I haven't had any problems I have used the timer on the recorder conjunction with the timers on the DVR to record stuff overnight directly to the DVD. Of course that means going into the menu and setting the clock on the recorder and playing with the DVR auto-tune so it changes to the right channel at the right time. too. As for the issue of DRM, I haven't run into it yet.. However, I fear that over the next few years and next generations of equipment it will become a major issue in all ares of consumer electronics in everything from music, to movies, to eventually broadcast flags on material, with the coming digital transition next February it will become easier to implement broadcast DRM schemes. This is a serious issue which few people even know about and even fewer people understand, If you'd like more information and views on this click on my profile and go back over some of my older post and check out my blog, a link to my blog should be there too. As for the issue of DRM, I haven't run into it yet.. However, I fear that over the next few years and next generations of equipment it will become a major issue in all ares of consumer electronics in everything from music, to movies, to eventually broadcast flags on material, with the coming digital transition next February it will become easier to implement broadcast DRM schemes. This is a serious issue which few people even know about and even fewer people understand, If you'd like more information and views on this click on my profile and go back over some of my older post and check out my blog, a link to my blog should be there too. Message was edited by: kennethlawson
  11. Gremlin seeks DVDR advice

    *I Feel Your Pain....!" It should not be hard to hook up a extra component to a system. A lot depends on your cable box and what outputs they were good enough to put on it, For example my sat receiver has two sets of RCAs (Red, Yellow, White,) out one goes directly to the dvd recorder, other goes to my switch box and to my tv, with the audio being sent directly from the sat receiver to the optical input of my surround sound system, The only Output I use on the dvd recorder is the video out to the switch and then the tv, so I can see what I'm doing to run the menus and ad titles and finalize the disc, ect. As I actually watch DVD through the built in dvd player in the surround system receiver . Also make sure what input your tv is set to using,Ie, s-video, coaxial ect, I use s-video in mine, and feed as much of the video signal through s-video as it the best connection I have in my set-up As for a Audio/Video switch, here is a link to the page from the Radio Shack site listing A/V switches, you can get the idea from there, I use one Although not from Radio Shack, I got mine from Walmart, At least you'll know what to look for. generally, A four input switch should do most folks fine, especially if they have one in the front, which is nice to plug something like a PS2/3 into once in a while. Also please go back over my post from Aug. 29th, Hopefully this will help too. If you have any more questions please feel free to email off list. http://www.radioshack.com/search/index.jsp?kwCatId=&kw=a/v%20switch&origkw=a/v%20switch&sr=1 Message was edited by: kennethlawson As for a Audio/Video switch, here is a link to the page from the Radio Shack site listing A/V switches, you can get the idea from there, I use one Although not from Radio Shack, I got mine from Walmart, At least you'll know what to look for. generally, A four input switch should do most folks fine, especially if they have one in the front, which is nice to plug something like a PS2/3 into once in a while. Also please go back over my post from Aug. 29th, Hopefully this will help too. If you h ave any more questions please feel free to email off list. Apparently when I put up the post it dropped a section out of the 2nd paragraph I think I figured out what got dropped if you have any questions let me know.
  12. Gremlin seeks DVDR advice

    Unfortunately, it almost impossible to diagnosis problems like this without actually seeing them. The first thing I think I would ask or check is what connections you actually have on your tv, and how your cable box is connected to it. Also what connections are on the back of the DVD recorder player, Also, do you have a surround sound system added to the mix? If so, what connections are being used and are free yet? At this point I wouldn't worry too much about getting HD or digital signal into the dvd recorder. You should be able to come off the back of the cable box with a set of RCA cable, Red Yellow, White, the heavier the cables the better, try not to use the cheap ones that come with units, get a nice heavy set, they are better insulated and carry a bit better signal ,If you have a free S-video output on the back of the cable box use that instead of the video lead in the RCA set . That should get a signal into the DVD recorder, as for getting the signal out . There are a couple of of ways to do it, the easiest is to do what I use, a signal switch box that lets you switch the input to the tv. You hook the output from both the cable box, and the DVD player/recorder to two sets of inputs on the back of the switch, and out from the switch to the tv. if this is as clear as mud, free free to email me and I'll try to clarify. Ken
  13. Gremlin seeks DVDR advice

    I was thinking again, I thought up this scene, which is possible even with todays tech; Image this; You sit down with your family in front of your brand new 50+" High definition tv with 7.1 Surround; sound and all the trimmings to watch a Blu-ray movie you borrowed from a friend. You played the movie in your brand new Blu-ray HD DVD player the hooked up to the Internet via your wireless connection which for your wi-fi network for the computers. This give you extra features not on the player itself,,, or so you thought. A week latter you receive a summons to the Piracy Court in your area, Apparently the movie your borrowed from your friend was a copy and not the original, and the DVD player realized this and played it anyways and then "phoned Home" A week latter you receive a summons to the Piracy Court in your area, Apparently the movie your borrowed from your friend was a copy and not the original, and the DVD player realized this and played it anyways and then "phoned Home" Scary isn't it? Message was edited by: kennethlawson
  14. Gremlin seeks DVDR advice

    Thanks, Being at home most of the time I guess I have too much time to think...LOL and do research about what I think about.....LOL I don't think people understand what the bigger picture is,, if the media company's can control what and how e watch or tv and how we listen to our music, the are essentially controlling a population, and limiting our freedom of speech and rights to use our bought and paid for media s we want as long as its for our own personal use and not used to make money for ourselves or pirate it as they claim we all do...!!!
  15. I'm not that into it yet, beside for most part thats not a major issue....yet.. I don't think people understand what the bigger picture is,, if the media company's can control what and how e watch or tv and how we listen to our music, the are essentially controlling a population, and limiting our freedom of speech and rights to use our bought and paid for media s we want as long as its for our own personal use and not used to make money for ourselves or pirate it as they claim we all do..!!! Message was edited by: kennethlawson

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