jeffmolnar

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About jeffmolnar

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  • Birthday 05/09/1986

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    SCV '05
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    SCV '99
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  1. No idea, I just ripped the files to my computer using MakeMKV. heh
  2. Every DCI video release has been interlaced, but I also rip my discs to my media server and can examine the files that way.
  3. My main complaint is the backfield cameras being so crappy. It's a noticeable drop in quality whenever they switch to that perspective. I wish they wouldn't use it at all, honestly. It looks so bad. The h264 settings for this encode are clearly not the highest, but this isn't necessarily a new thing for the DCI Blu-rays. The macroblocking on the black tarp background is super noticeable in some shots. I'm assuming they do this to get away with using smaller Blu-ray discs, which is super unfortunate for the prices we're paying. I also think it should be illegal to ship interlaced video on Blu-ray in 2019, but that's another discussion altogether. I'm a bit disappointed in the audio mix too. The brass is pretty muted. This is most obvious when listening to SCV at reference level. The beginning portion with the piano, pit, and crowd reaction has clearly been adjusted to be louder, making the initial brass hit sound pretty tame. If you jack up the volume to get the expected brass sound (say, +5 dB) then the beginning portion becomes unlistenable due to the distortion. Super disappointing, and not something I've noticed on previous releases.
  4. They’re only doing the top 12 now due to licensing.
  5. oof, the Cavaliers cut is rough. The show just starts right at Bolero, so skips the entire beginning. No "please welcome to the field," nothing. I thought I had skipped a chapter or something but nope.
  6. One thing that I’m not sure was advertised — the Free Players performance is on the disc in its entirety. Very cool.
  7. Only watched SCV so far, and the camera work is mostly stellar. Solid changes that highlight the soloists in the ballad. The only bummer is focussing on the battery and tubas too much during the dancing segment. I get that it's supposed to be their feature, but I found the dancing hornline to be far more entertaining. High cam is the best way to see that, which isn't ideal for how I like to watch drum corps. Can't comment on audio yet as I haven't had the chance to watch in my home theater. I should get some shows in later tonight. 🙂
  8. Finally figured out the FedEx thing. Looks like mine is coming at the same time. ill believe it when I see it. 😝
  9. Nope. What’s your delivery date? I paid for whatever the fastest shipping was.
  10. No shipping confirmation email for me. Glad I paid that huge upcharge for expedited.
  11. My 2008 DVD is from the first run. Feels good man.
  12. SCV 2019 “Inventions for New Millenials” (although I believe current marchers are no longer considered to be millennials.)