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@  Echowarrior : (24 May 2016 - 08:05 PM)

I'm definitely not Brian Kilby.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2016 - 06:04 PM)

Taco Bell has proven to me that god is truly dead.

@  Paladin : (24 May 2016 - 12:21 PM)

http://uproxx.com/life/taco-bell-fried-chicken-shell/ i hate this & also want to eat this.

@  Benbot : (24 May 2016 - 11:11 AM)

I'm familiar with him but I still don't get the joke.

@  Robowang : (24 May 2016 - 08:07 AM)

Aw, you ruined it.

@  tffan01 : (24 May 2016 - 07:58 AM)

@robowang, I would have laughed at the joke if I knew who is Brian Kilby

@  Benbot : (24 May 2016 - 07:48 AM)

Everyone quickly say something so it scrolls down

@  Robowang : (24 May 2016 - 07:48 AM)

I love this board. I'm still convinced you're all Brian Kilby.

@  tffan01 : (24 May 2016 - 07:47 AM)

beetleman, if you read this I'm not saying this as a fact, it's just a thought.

@  Robowang : (24 May 2016 - 07:42 AM)

*Beetleman logs on and reads this*

@  tffan01 : (24 May 2016 - 07:40 AM)

I think beetleman might have a mental disability of some sorts. I'm not saying he definitely has but if he really does, you guys should be a little kinder to him. That would also explain why he says he is a 19 year old but his parents are overprotective. I'm not saying he definitely has but it's a possibility. Or he's just a 8 year old that says he is an adult.

@  Touch My Thighs : (24 May 2016 - 05:00 AM)

No need to ban him, just remove his ability to post new topics. Problem solved.

@  Msol : (24 May 2016 - 01:01 AM)

So what's the over/under for when beetleman is banned?

@  Telly : (24 May 2016 - 12:26 AM)

is the christmas/holiday special in the latest mtmte trade? or atleast mtmte's segment of that comic

@  Plokatron : (23 May 2016 - 11:09 PM)

Robotic warriors give it their all! Fighting disguised till the victor stands tall!

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 May 2016 - 05:12 PM)

He tried to introduce himself once, but then he was compelled to kidnap himself and nobody's seen him since.

@  Paladin : (23 May 2016 - 04:53 PM)

wait, what about Candlejac

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 May 2016 - 04:45 PM)

All legends are true, except for the ones that aren't.

@  Foffy the Sheep : (23 May 2016 - 04:39 PM)

The Nightitme Secret Aardvark exists?! I though it was just a legend!

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 May 2016 - 04:28 PM)

Well, maybe. That depends on you, really. What you do behind closed doors is none of my business. I'm not the NSA.

@  Foffy the Sheep : (23 May 2016 - 04:24 PM)

Your nights shall be completely shame-free, however.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 May 2016 - 04:16 PM)

Nope. You will bear the shame of this for all of your days.

@  Telly : (23 May 2016 - 04:00 PM)

can i delete this shout?

@  Steevy Maximus : (23 May 2016 - 02:58 PM)

..goes on forever, forever, forever my...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 May 2016 - 12:58 AM)

And a partridge in the song that doesn't end, yes it...

@  Paladin : (22 May 2016 - 06:52 PM)

just as Killamanjaro rises above the Serenghetti....

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2016 - 05:41 PM)

Stayin' alive! Stayin' alive!

@  Locoman : (22 May 2016 - 05:21 PM)

Everybody walk the dinosaur!

@  Bass X0 : (22 May 2016 - 05:14 PM)

Bombin' the floor! Bombin' the floor!

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 May 2016 - 04:59 PM)

Breakin the law, breakin the law! :::air guitars:::

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2016 - 04:09 PM)

I'm watching plenty of TV, but I'm doing it all through the internet.

@  tffan01 : (22 May 2016 - 03:38 PM)

no.

@  Bass X0 : (22 May 2016 - 03:03 PM)

is anyone watching more web original shows and streamed TV shows than actual TV channels?

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2016 - 10:49 AM)

I wanted to charge my book, but couldn't cause my brother was charging his cigarette... the future is stupid.

@  Pennpenn : (22 May 2016 - 09:05 AM)

I hate that situation where you spend ages to find something, then realize it isn't charged, but you can't find the charging cable.

@  Locoman : (22 May 2016 - 09:00 AM)

Only cartoons I keep up with are RID2015, Rescue Bots, Adventure Time, Steven Universe, and Rick & Morty

@  Locoman : (22 May 2016 - 08:59 AM)

no, I don't really watch cartoons on tv no more

@  tffan01 : (22 May 2016 - 03:54 AM)

@Locoman, have you watched the cartoon I was talking about (Supernoobs) though?

@  Telly : (21 May 2016 - 10:34 PM)

"Chaos is bad for business, y'see." depends on the kind of business youre in...

@  Foffy the Sheep : (21 May 2016 - 09:34 PM)

Unless we're talking about the guy from Hunger Games, President Snow. He has feet.

@  Foffy the Sheep : (21 May 2016 - 09:33 PM)

Snow doesn't have feet. It's just piles of frozen water.

@  Locoman : (21 May 2016 - 09:29 PM)

you wish, bud. let's see those bastards operate under six feet of snow

@  Foffy the Sheep : (21 May 2016 - 09:28 PM)

What I got out of that was that Canada really wants to have a plague of locusts unleashed upon them.

@  Locoman : (21 May 2016 - 09:25 PM)

y'see, under canadian law all broadcasting corporations operate under a mandate that at least 40% of the content they broadcast must be Canadian content. Naturally, this applies to kid's cartoon channels as well, which is a fairly niche market these days. So animators slap together very cheaply animated flash cartoons and air them in the daytime hours to fill the quota. Hence endless reruns of Johnny Test, Almost Naked Animals, etc.

@  Patchouli Kn... : (21 May 2016 - 09:25 PM)

Chaos is bad for business, y'see.

@  Foffy the Sheep : (21 May 2016 - 09:17 PM)

You're a criminal mastermind. Shouldn't you want to wreak havoc?

@  Patchouli Kn... : (21 May 2016 - 09:16 PM)

You really want to be responsible for the creation of giant radioactive moose?

@  Foffy the Sheep : (21 May 2016 - 09:13 PM)

Well, I didn't wanna have to do this, but it looks like we have to nuke Canada.

@  Foffy the Sheep : (21 May 2016 - 09:12 PM)

Johnny Test isn't even the worst of it? Mother of God...

@  Locoman : (21 May 2016 - 09:04 PM)

But in Canada, Johnny Test is just one of many terrible flash cartoons. It's not even the worst one.


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#1 The Predaking

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 10:50 AM

So lately I have been noticing a lot of things concerning Blu-rays. First of all, my Wal*mart is pushing the heck out of them. They are on all of the end caps, in the aisles, and feature prominently in the electronics section. They even have them in bargain bin displays in front of electronics section and by the main checkout areas! Meanwhile, DVDs, aside from the newest releases and the kid movies, are regulated to a back aisle.

Target is very similar in their set up. They have the newest releases on an end-cap, one for Blu-rays and one for DVDs. Now they have about 50% of their movie space dedicated to Blu-rays.They even have a section now for $8 Blu-rays! What's even weirder was that they now have Blu-rays with three movies on them for $15! The one I remember the most had V for Vendetta, Watchmen, and Constantine on it.

The real kicker to this realization is that I was at my local grocery store, Winn Dixie (which is a pretty large southern chain of grocery stores), and they were actually selling used Blu-rays for $8! Not just older films or ones you never heard of either. They had a pretty good mix and they even had some Pixar films like Up.

So what are your thoughts on the matter?

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 10:59 AM

I think Bluray made it about 4 years ago when they stopped making HD-DVDs.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 11:05 AM




This.
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Posted 19 January 2012 - 11:13 AM

QUOTE(Paladin @ Jan 19 2012, 10:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>



This.


The crazy thing though;


You don't HAVE to upgrade all your movies to enjoy BluRay. All you need is a BluRay player.

The move to HD optical disks isn't like 8mm -> VHS -> DVD in which you had to update all your existing movies to enjoy them on the same machine.

It's super easy to do now since you can get a great BluRay player on the cheap now. (for instance http://www.amazon.co...u...9846&sr=8-1 )
And it will play your existing DVD collection and any BluRay you choose to buy from here on out.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 11:13 AM

Don't most Bluray players play DVDs as well? If they do, you don't need to redo your entire collection. Just get new stuff on Bluray or replace old stuff when it gets damaged or you like the look of a newer version. It's not like the switch from VCR to DVD, you shouldn't act like it is.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 11:31 AM

You also need to upgrade your TV if you want to take "full" advantage of it.


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Posted 19 January 2012 - 11:45 AM

QUOTE(Paladin @ Jan 19 2012, 10:31 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You also need to upgrade your TV if you want to take "full" advantage of it.


Well, yeah. But those have got extremely cheap these days. I saw Wal*mart had a generic 42" 1080p LCD for under $500.

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#8 Paladin

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 11:49 AM

QUOTE(The Predaking @ Jan 19 2012, 11:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Paladin @ Jan 19 2012, 10:31 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You also need to upgrade your TV if you want to take "full" advantage of it.


Well, yeah. But those have got extremely cheap these days. I saw Wal*mart had a generic 42" 1080p LCD for under $500.




We obviously have very, VERY different opinions on what is "extremely cheap."
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#9 Kalidor

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 11:50 AM

Compared to the 2,500+ it was 3 years ago?

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 11:50 AM

QUOTE(skankerzero @ Jan 19 2012, 11:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The crazy thing though;


You don't HAVE to upgrade all your movies to enjoy BluRay. All you need is a BluRay player.

The move to HD optical disks isn't like 8mm -> VHS -> DVD in which you had to update all your existing movies to enjoy them on the same machine.

Actually, I have a combined DVD/VHS player. So VHS->DVD wasn't like that for me, while DVD->Blu-Ray would be.

Edited by ▲ndrusi, 19 January 2012 - 11:51 AM.


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Posted 19 January 2012 - 11:50 AM

Well, $500 is very cheap compared to $2500. But yeah.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 12:39 PM

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I grow tired of the cop-out one-liner about not needing or wanting to see an actor?s skin pores, because that excuse completely ignores the reality that everything is clearer, sharper, and more realistic. It?s not just that HD is vastly superior, it?s that SD is very blurry.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 01:00 PM

When I got my HDTV, I went ahead and got component video for my DVD player. That's fine for me. I admit that I see the difference with Blu-Ray when I watch at a friend's place, but I'm simply not doing Blu-Ray. If my DVD player breaks and I need a new one, yes, I'll likely get a Blu-Ray player. But the fact of the matter is that I watch so few DVDs anymore, and of those, the number need to be of higher quality than I already have is very low. I don't want to be tempted to upgrade "favorites," or to buy "just a few new ones." Things are moving digitally, and I'm just skipping this cycle of physical media.

Blu-Ray has made it, yes. But I'm still just making the decision not to go for it. It's great that it doesn't obviate the last cycle, but I just don't have enough of a need for it.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 01:02 PM

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QUOTE(Paladin @ Jan 19 2012, 11:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


I grow tired of the cop-out one-liner about not needing or wanting to see an actor?s skin pores, because that excuse completely ignores the reality that everything is clearer, sharper, and more realistic. It?s not just that HD is vastly superior, it?s that SD is very blurry.

Does the blurr hide anything I actually wand to see? Not that I've noticed. In fact, I haven't noticed this 'very blurry' at all.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 01:47 PM

QUOTE(Esser-Z @ Jan 19 2012, 12:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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QUOTE(Paladin @ Jan 19 2012, 11:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


I grow tired of the cop-out one-liner about not needing or wanting to see an actor?s skin pores, because that excuse completely ignores the reality that everything is clearer, sharper, and more realistic. It?s not just that HD is vastly superior, it?s that SD is very blurry.

Does the blurr hide anything I actually wand to see? Not that I've noticed. In fact, I haven't noticed this 'very blurry' at all.


Yes, yes it does.

Look at them side by side, then you will.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 01:50 PM

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QUOTE(Paladin @ Jan 19 2012, 10:31 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You also need to upgrade your TV if you want to take "full" advantage of it.


Well, yeah. But those have got extremely cheap these days. I saw Wal*mart had a generic 42" 1080p LCD for under $500.




We obviously have very, VERY different opinions on what is "extremely cheap."


Yeah, but I bought mine on sale about 5 years ago, and I paid around $2200 for my 42" 1080p LCD. 3 years ago I ordered one for my folks on Black Friday for $900. At the time I bought them, those were great deals. With an 80% price drop in 5 years, they are getting extremely cheap compared to what they used to be.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 01:59 PM

Yes, blu-ray is better image quality. However, for me and many people, DVD is "good enough".

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 02:04 PM

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I grow tired of the cop-out one-liner about not needing or wanting to see an actor?s skin pores, because that excuse completely ignores the reality that everything is clearer, sharper, and more realistic. It?s not just that HD is vastly superior, it?s that SD is very blurry.

Does the blurr hide anything I actually wand to see? Not that I've noticed. In fact, I haven't noticed this 'very blurry' at all.


Do you wear corrective lenses? The question is, do you want to see things more as they actually are--in focus--or go around in blurry-land?

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 02:05 PM

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Does the blurr hide anything I actually wand to see? Not that I've noticed. In fact, I haven't noticed this 'very blurry' at all.

Well, you can actually see Patrick Stewart's face now.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 02:12 PM

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QUOTE(Esser-Z @ Jan 19 2012, 01:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Benbot @ Jan 19 2012, 12:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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I grow tired of the cop-out one-liner about not needing or wanting to see an actor?s skin pores, because that excuse completely ignores the reality that everything is clearer, sharper, and more realistic. It?s not just that HD is vastly superior, it?s that SD is very blurry.

Does the blurr hide anything I actually wand to see? Not that I've noticed. In fact, I haven't noticed this 'very blurry' at all.


Do you wear corrective lenses? The question is, do you want to see things more as they actually are--in focus--or go around in blurry-land?

Watching you talk about Blu-Ray is a distressingly similar experience to the time I dared mention my cheap $10 headphones on a forum that, unbeknownst to me, had a Resident Audiophile.

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