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Old 05-14-01, 02:57 PM
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LOL!!!
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Old 05-17-01, 05:42 AM
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One word - GooGone

Hey Guys...

For those of you with sticky stuff on ANYTHING - plastic, metal, glass, etc....

Go to Kmart and get a bottle of "GooGone." Works wonders!!

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Old 05-17-01, 04:12 PM
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Originally posted by ckolchak
[B(sinking to the floor on his knees, face contorted in pain)
"two long follow-up posts...visual aides...what MORE do you people want??!!"
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Old 10-17-01, 02:30 AM
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Anyone try this on their reg tv's ( not RPTV)? what to use black foam cardboard? Velcro or tape?
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Old 10-17-01, 11:01 AM
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Originally posted by BLDN10
static cling vinyl?
Huh? No, we're two different people.

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Old 10-17-01, 11:02 AM
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Originally posted by Thunderball
Maybe that's the thing. I have a 32" Wega,and my blacks are pretty black. In the dark, the only thing I can see is the cabinet(who the hell thinks SILVER is a good idea for a TV! ) I'm pretty good to go
T-ball, I have the same TV... I think it's a projection TV tweak.

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Old 10-17-01, 02:12 PM
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Well, it's like 'how much more black could it be?'...and the answer is 'none...none more black'.
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Old 10-18-01, 12:11 PM
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Is this post a joke??? Put cardboard on the screen??? That must look real nice! If this is serious I must be on the wrong board!!!
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Old 10-20-01, 03:28 PM
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Stumbled upon this. Idea seems okay, not for me though. But what do you do with different aspect ratios? You have one for the standard widescreen of 16:9 or so and another one for the 2:35:1? And then you have your standard 4:3 ones without mattes?
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Old 10-20-01, 10:01 PM
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I like the effect of covering up the letterbox bars on your screen but it covers up the subtitles on some movies.
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Old 10-21-01, 01:06 AM
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I tried it on my 27 inch tv. It does make a difference. Picture now has a nice letterbox frame around the picture. When there is a bright scene, you usually get the edge of the letterboxed picture to widen a few scan lines, dark scenes a little wider picture. The mattes give it a constant dark even black letterbox top and below. I can now boost up the contrast. No blooming
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Old 10-21-01, 09:27 PM
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I discovered this for myself with my Star Wars bootlegs that had the burned in subtitles. Besides blocking out the subtitles, I found the movie had a much better 'look' to it. I continued to use it on all my movies. This was with my old 27" tube TV. Now that I have a 36" Wega with enhanced mode, I no longer do this, but I highly recommend it.
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Old 10-22-01, 04:25 PM
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I'm going to give this a try using some black static vinyl. I think I'll cut some strips for 2 different aspect ratios. 2.35:1 and 1.66:1 (which I think is actually more common than) 16:9.

While it in no way enhances the picture quality, my "tests" made it look like I was watching a 16:9 tv instead of a letterboxed 4:3 tv. My 36" tv doesn't hold black well so when scenes change between dark and light the bars change in intensity.

I can now boost up the contrast. No blooming
I don't think doing this stops blooming. It'll HIDE any blooming at the letterbox edges, but blooming will still occur within the picture. I doubt anyone suggests cranking up the contrast at any time.
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Old 10-23-01, 03:10 PM
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Here are some suggestions/examples for mattes that were done.
mattes
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Old 10-24-01, 12:16 PM
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Tried the static vinyl last night. The stuff I got was a pain to work with. The back side had some sort of adhesive that, while it didn't leave a residue, made it annoying trying to line up. I wanted to use something like this because I have a direct view, and I didn't think a panel would work with the curved screen. I finally got it watchable but I noticed it wasn't even across. I say stick with the panels even with a direct view.
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