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  1. Eazy for Kuzy

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    Megathread sounds a lot like megadesk from The Office.

     
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  3. CapitalsCupReality

    CapitalsCupReality It’s Go Time!!

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    Check out the preview for The Meg.


    Saw Rampage, super fun mindless monster action....
     
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    RIP Art Bell. I spent many late nights studying for exams and typing papers listening to his show back then.
     
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    No Winds of Winter for 2018. Actually not surprised coming into the last season as I figure this next book to be pretty different than the show adaptation so why muttle things going before the last season shows.
     
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    calicapsfan NFA

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    Not surprised at all.
     
  9. CapitalsCupReality

    CapitalsCupReality It’s Go Time!!

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    Totally....dude is going to keel over before the series is done. I hope there’s a transition author in the works like with Robert Jordan.
     
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    this is so awesome
     
  11. Cush

    Cush Winny!

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    Jhoon Rhee died today. DC area residents of a certain age will know this commercial by heart. Part of his family lived up the street from us when I was a kid

     
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    yeah Jhoon Rhee was basically a DC area meme before there was memes, heh.
     
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    Nobody bothers me...
     
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  14. CapitalsCupReality

    CapitalsCupReality It’s Go Time!!

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    Nobody bothers me either.....wow....RIP.
     
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    So here I am again, toying with the idea of finally buying the big OLED tv I so richly deserve, especially if the Caps advance and I can’t get back to DC.

    But someone told me recently that some of these ultra hi def screens, while great for sports, make everything else look like a telenovella. Another person said this issue had to do with the hertz and that lower hertz didn’t have this issue.

    Anyone have any advice to offer?

    We definitely want a tv that’s great for movies and shows as well as hockey. Don’t need gaming support.
     
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    I haven’t bought a TV in about 8 years so I don’t have any specific TV recommendation, but the “soap opera” setting you refer to (sometimes called interpolation mode or similar name) can be turned on or off on all modern TVs. It’s annoying because most default to On and I’m with you that that setting sucks for everything but sports. Fortunately you can just turn it off.

    This setting has little to do with refresh rate/hertz which is just the maximum frame rate the TV can handle.
     
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    I'm probably the most nerd videophile here. /throws down gauntlet. I picked up a LG 65" Oled B series this past fall as a successor to my Pioneer Kuro Elite plasma (got it for around 2200 on black friday). Been very happy with it. Regard the 'soap opera video cam' effect one just needed to disable the video smoothing-like option. Definitely the OLED handles hockey like my plasma. Could never handle the LCD with the artificial smoothing with sports and just as much as with what it is like without it just natural. Basically using the settings from rting.com. It is fantastic for hockey and any sport I've watched.

    The LG web os is pretty decent with the dedicated buttons for neflix and amazon prime apps (hulu app is pretty good). The netflix app is good the amazon prime app is meh so I end up using the latest 4k amazon fire tv. 4k streaming with HDR titles really pop.

    I picked up the Oppo UDP-203 as when researching the 4k blu-ray players there was always some gremlin or not flexible enough HDR codec support. Its a little pricey at 500 bucks but been completely happy with it especially seeing how many competing HDRs we have at the moment (HDR10, Dolby Vision, and others). I will say that the Dolby Vision HDR titles totally f'ing pop and look fantastic. Also has two HDMI outs with one being audio only which is a godsend for people like myself who don't have a receiver with 4k pass through atm.

    I do give the old 8 year old Kuro Elite the nod in black detail even though it can't hit the low blacks of the Oled panel but the difference is not enough to bother me and sometimes its due to the content where there is a loss of detail in the black. But he could probably get the thing callibrated just haven't at this point.
     
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    @twabby and @usiel, thanks so much. Will pass that info along to my disappointed friends and look for a good option for myself.
     
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    Finally got around to seeing Infinity War. Very very good movie besides the ending
     
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    DudeWhereIsMakar Originator of the username

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    I always wonder my Kolzig's number was never retired by the Capitals. It should be and he was a stellar goaltender for the Capitals for a very long time.
     
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    WetHog Out to Lunch

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    Co-worker just showed me the trailer for the latest Melissa McCarthy movie. So inappropriately funny.

    I'd post a link to the trailer but I think its against the site rules. Google "The Happytime Murders" trailer. Wow.
     
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    AlexBrovechkin8 Playoff chokers, they said.

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    Oh man. Definitely seeing that.
     
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    Even better is Sesame Street sued to keep the trailer from going public and the movie is directed by one of Jim Henson's kids. Crazy.
     
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    Trying to get around to seeing Deadpool 2 or Solo this weekend depending on the results of Thursday's game. If anyone's seen both which would they recommend? I'm leaning Deadpool 2 based on the limited reviews I've seen.

    It's crazy how many big movies dropped over the course of the past month and half. I feel like Deadpool and Solo were overshadowed a bit by Avengers
     
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    CapitalsCupReality It’s Go Time!!

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    I’ve seen both, wasn’t enamoured with Solo, but did a rewatch last night and enjoyed it more the 2nd time.

    DP2 is a gauranteed like if you liked the first.
     
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