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by Mike Hunte
Fri Dec 16, 2005 1:16 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Denon DVD-2910 Universal Player
Replies: 24
Views: 19505

The only other LD player I've seen that comes close is the Pioneer LD-V8000, their top-of-the-line industrial model. Its lack of convenience features, however, is a major downside. I had a V8000 and sold it too. I thought the picture was very good, but thought I liked the look of my LX-900 a tiny b...
by Mike Hunte
Thu Dec 15, 2005 11:20 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Denon DVD-2910 Universal Player
Replies: 24
Views: 19505

I also have a Pioneer DVL-700 (the original DVD/LD "combiplayer"), which does similar things. I still use it as an LD player, for which it's a jewel. Ryan, Not meaning to stray off subject, but tell me more about the LD side of the DVL-700 from a picture quality standpoint. Luminance S/N, chroma no...
by Mike Hunte
Thu Dec 15, 2005 7:10 pm
Forum: The Arts
Topic: DVD reissues that have yet to pan out
Replies: 2
Views: 3894

There was a rumor a year or two ago that Criterion was going to do a deluxe package for "Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls". Roger Ebert even posted on a message board around that time that he had recently recorded a commentary track. Fast forward to a few months ago. Someone stated they had contacted ...
by Mike Hunte
Sat Dec 10, 2005 11:10 pm
Forum: Audio Technology
Topic: Good file share sites/programs?
Replies: 9
Views: 7428

And a total lack of quality assurance on some. Despite TTD's crazy restrictions, I've downloaded plenty of stuff from there with major diginoise... I hear ya. And if that's not bad enough, there seems to be this phenomenon where every self-proclaimed mastering engineer feels the need to "fix" the r...
by Mike Hunte
Sat Dec 10, 2005 3:53 pm
Forum: Audio Technology
Topic: Good file share sites/programs?
Replies: 9
Views: 7428

Thanks 801...that's what I'll most likely end up doing. Just some random observations on the live torrent sites. Boot City and Dime A Dozen (which, as noted, I've yet to taste) seem to be the big dogs, with Traders Den, Pure Live Gigs and Zombtracker on the next tier in terms of content variety and ...
by Mike Hunte
Sat Dec 10, 2005 3:01 pm
Forum: Audio Technology
Topic: Good file share sites/programs?
Replies: 9
Views: 7428

Just a quick follow-up question: I've been able to register with all the sites except Dime A Dozen. Every time I've checked over the last month I still get the same message telling me I can't register 'cause they've reached their 100,000 user limit. Yet, when I check the stats (currently showing 100...
by Mike Hunte
Sat Dec 03, 2005 6:17 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Beach Boys - "Smile" reconstruction
Replies: 111
Views: 41094

Mike, what you describe is the one reason why I don't post as much on Beach Boys message boards anymore, despite them being my very favorite band by far. I know where you're coming from. I was part of the Beach Boys/BW message board and mailing list train for nearly a decade. When they started beco...
by Mike Hunte
Fri Dec 02, 2005 7:20 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Beach Boys - "Smile" reconstruction
Replies: 111
Views: 41094

Ahh yes, indeed. But, let's take it to the next level for just a second - an alternate universe theory if you will. Assuming that they were both doing it just to keep within the spirit of holiday cheer, I have to wonder if each "performance" would be critiqued using the same standards if that histor...
by Mike Hunte
Fri Dec 02, 2005 4:38 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Beach Boys - "Smile" reconstruction
Replies: 111
Views: 41094

Not to beat a dead horse...ok...maybe to beat it a little: Now, I *get* that Mike Love is considered the antichrist to all things Brian. But, why is it that when Mike appears on some TV parade show doing a re-recorded "Little Saint Nick" that he's mocked mercilessly on a message board? Yet, when Bri...
by Mike Hunte
Wed Nov 30, 2005 7:58 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Coulter: "insanity" is my middle name
Replies: 27
Views: 15755

CitizenDan wrote:The funniest thing about her is how some righties like to portray her as some great mixture of brains and beauty.


That's because, after Angie Harmon and Elisabeth Hasselback, pickins' are pretty slim over there on the right.
by Mike Hunte
Wed Nov 30, 2005 7:18 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Coulter: "insanity" is my middle name
Replies: 27
Views: 15755

I also believe that at one time she was linked with Bob Guccione Jr - though now they're splitsville. So, how much of her own rightie muck can she honestly believe if she'd even be caught within 500 yards of him? It's all a big game for her. Yet, the mere thought of the face of a child they could pr...
by Mike Hunte
Wed Nov 30, 2005 6:10 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Coulter: "insanity" is my middle name
Replies: 27
Views: 15755

She's pure shock value. I don't think she honestly believes half the shit that comes out of her mouth. But she's learned along the way that this stuff sells, appealing to same folks who treat every syllable of Rush's as pure gospel. Plus, it keeps her in the spotlight and helps her sell books, which...
by Mike Hunte
Wed Nov 23, 2005 7:26 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Wounded Bird records
Replies: 6
Views: 3311

I've got one Wounded Bird release - the Hollies reunion album. Sounds like a straight transfer to my ears. Awful record though.

I'll probably end up getting the Byrds '73 reunion album at some point too. I have the WEA import version that lops off part of 'See The Sky About To Rain'.
by Mike Hunte
Wed Nov 23, 2005 6:14 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Who movie
Replies: 15
Views: 8622

Rspaight wrote:Is that what the last song actually was? I knew it was lopped off, but I didn't remember what it was. (I never saw the PPV feed.)



Yeah, it was Summertime Blues. Not exactly an inspired version as I seem to recall...considering the whole "Who On Ice" arrangement.
by Mike Hunte
Wed Nov 23, 2005 5:06 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Who movie
Replies: 15
Views: 8622

The 1989 stuff is a straight port of the old Tommy Live VHS/LD. It wouldn't surprise me if the video was taken from the LD master. The sound seems to have been genuinely remixed into 5.1 on this, though, since there are some things that weren't there on the previous releases. (For example, before "...