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Re: What Have You Just Received?

Unread post by saltysam » 05 Oct 2009, 18:47

Hero BD
The Long Good Friday BD
The Prisoner Complete Series BD
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Re: What have you just ordered?

Unread post by Gaijin84 » 05 Oct 2009, 20:00

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Some great album covers from J-Pop 80s idols...

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Re: What Have You Just Received?

Unread post by Yi-Long » 07 Oct 2009, 23:25

bradavon wrote:
Yi-Long wrote:It's two 500GB hdd's, and I don't see how it wouldn't be possible, cause when I bought the PC, that's exactly what they did: they 'merged' those 2 HDD's into 1 big 900GB partition, and kept a bunch of Gb's (20-25 or something) as the D-partition, for Windows-files or whatever.
Are you sure they didn't change the hard drives and it was two physical hard drives before? As it's not possible to display two disks as one C drive etc... They're two different physical drives.
Well, as far as I know it WAS 2 physical drives, which they somehow made into a 1 TB drive. I have no idea how they did it (or why), but there were 2 seperate 500GB HDD's in there.

Anyway, called the customer hotline a few times again this week. Followed their advice, and obviously didn't work (again)
So they'll be picking up the PC (again) this friday.

(!)

I also filed a complaint, and the guy on the phone took note and said the complaints-department (or whatever it's called) would get back to me, to see how we can resolve this. Not that I have high hopes.

Anyway: I received my Amazon.com order: 5 nice books, including a nice book by DC about creating digital art. Would be nice to have a proper PC to actually use Photoshop again(!)
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Re: What Have You Just Received?

Unread post by HungFist » 09 Oct 2009, 17:58

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(HP Pavilion dv6-1245eo, 15,4", 4096 MB, 500GB, Blu-Ray)

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Re: What Have You Just Received?

Unread post by Yi-Long » 10 Oct 2009, 00:22

Ow geez, Hung robbed a bank again...(!)
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Re: What Have You Just Received?

Unread post by grim_tales » 14 Oct 2009, 09:31

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - Diamond Edition - US BD/DVD

That was fast! :rock: I only used Amazon's cheapo mail (standard).

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Re: What Have You Just Received?

Unread post by IronMonkey » 15 Oct 2009, 22:15

bradavon wrote:As it's not possible to display two disks as one C drive etc... They're two different physical drives.
Actually it is. Ever heard of JBOD?
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Re: What Have You Just Received?

Unread post by Yi-Long » 15 Oct 2009, 22:22

IronMonkey wrote:
bradavon wrote:
Yi-Long wrote:As it's not possible to display two disks as one C drive etc... They're two different physical drives.
Actually it is. Ever heard of JBOD?
Never heard of it, but you misquoted it, so now it looks like I said something stupid, which might confuse anyone else who knows I only post sensible stuff ;)
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Re: What Have You Just Received?

Unread post by IronMonkey » 15 Oct 2009, 22:49

Yi-Long wrote:Never heard of it, but you misquoted it, so now it looks like I said something stupid, which might confuse anyone else who knows I only post sensible stuff ;)
Fixed.

JBOD = "Just a Bunch Of Disks". It is used to span one large volume across multiple HDDs - kind of the complete opposite of partitioning HDDs.
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Re: What Have You Just Received?

Unread post by Yi-Long » 15 Oct 2009, 23:17

Ah well...

My PC is still (again) in repairs. Also the customer-complaint people haven't been in contact with me...(!)

If this PC comes back broken again, you guys will see me on CNN.
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Re: What have you just ordered?

Unread post by grim_tales » 16 Oct 2009, 18:26

MadWorld (Wii), thought I'd give this a go.

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Re: What Have You Just Received?

Unread post by grim_tales » 17 Oct 2009, 12:39

A cheque from Musicmagpie

Nintendo DS game Trace Memory/Another Code - quite rare I thought (its UK version).

Still no Goldfinger BD :(

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Re: What Have You Just Received?

Unread post by HungFist » 17 Oct 2009, 13:58

God damn this was an expensive afternoon.

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Re: What have you just ordered?

Unread post by HungFist » 18 Oct 2009, 17:56

Gaijin84 wrote:Image
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Very cool purchase.

Just picked this up a few days ago.
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plus pre-ordered this
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Re: What have you just ordered?

Unread post by Yi-Long » 18 Oct 2009, 18:39

What's the name of that Yusaku Matsuda flick, Hung!?

And Grim, tell us what you think about MadWorld. Seems like a very nice game to me, but I don't have a Wii so never bothered to pick it up for my girlfriend.
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Re: What have you just ordered?

Unread post by grim_tales » 18 Oct 2009, 19:36

I will, Yi :) The graphics look like Sin City or something (stylised black and white) and the game sounds like Running Man :D

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Re: What have you just ordered?

Unread post by HungFist » 19 Oct 2009, 06:51

Yi-Long wrote:What's the name of that Yusaku Matsuda flick, Hung!?
Resurrection of the Golden Wolf (Yomigaeru kinro). It's one of my favourite crime films from the 70's... a little bit something like an early version Miami Vice, or rather To Live and Die in LA as this is darker and less hip than Miami, just like LA. I'm exited to see this getting a BD release because it's an audio-visually mesmerizing film. Some caps from the old US dvd

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Although there's a possibility it will look less colorful on BD. The dvd seems a bit inaccurate in terms of colors. But I love that look. You know, it's the same with some old school kung fu films. You've seen it from a faded, orage tinted VHS a hundred times, and when when the remastered dvd arrives, you notice the the ending fight against sunset isn't as colourful and visually surreal anymore. Plus you can see the cardboard sets and painted sky :D

But I do hope Resurrection will look great on BD.

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Re: What Have You Just Received?

Unread post by grim_tales » 20 Oct 2009, 08:38

I had a look at Snow White and it looks excellent on BD. I dont think the leap is as amazing as from VHS-DVD (and it is animation) but for a 70+ year old film it looks amazing. Even though my player is set to 16/9 full it still plays in 4/3 mode.

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Re: What Have You Just Received?

Unread post by Yi-Long » 20 Oct 2009, 10:26

grim_tales wrote:I had a look at Snow White and it looks excellent on BD. I dont think the leap is as amazing as from VHS-DVD (and it is animation) but for a 70+ year old film it looks amazing. Even though my player is set to 16/9 full it still plays in 4/3 mode.

4/3 is the correct aspect-ratio for the movie, so it should. ;)

I haven't seen Snow White in many MANY years. Perhaps when I have kids some day, I'll be watching all those old cartoons again :)
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Re: What have you just ordered?

Unread post by Yi-Long » 20 Oct 2009, 10:28

Thanks Hung. The cover for the BluRay looks cool, so I thought it was a new movie :)

Sadly, I know very very little about japanese cinema, also because it's not very available, unless you're willing to pay alot.
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Re: What have you just ordered?

Unread post by HungFist » 20 Oct 2009, 13:27

Yi-Long wrote:I thought it was a new movie
hehe, that's a fun mistake to do considering these Matsuda BD's are 20th commemorative editions... Matsuda, who died at the age of 39, was, IMO, one of the coolest Japanese actors of all time. You've probably seen him in his last movie, Ridley Scott's Black Rain.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096933/

Toei is also remembering Matsuda with low priced editions of their old Matsuda releases.
http://www.bulletsnbabesdvd.com/forums/ ... &start=147

Matsuda's son, Ryuhei Matsuda, has become a rather popular actor these days.
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0559430/

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Re: What Have You Just Received?

Unread post by grim_tales » 21 Oct 2009, 14:46

Madworld (Wii) - new/sealed :)

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Re: What have you just ordered?

Unread post by diceman » 21 Oct 2009, 16:35

The Two in Tracksuits (Yoshihiro Nakamura)
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Adrift in Tokyo (Satoshi Miki)
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Hanging Garden (Toshiaki Toyoda)
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God's Puzzle (Takashi Miike)
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Re: What have you just ordered?

Unread post by HungFist » 21 Oct 2009, 17:32

Where's the money tree when I need it. Tenten, Kamisama no puzzle, Hanging Garden... maybe even those guys in tracksuits... argh :mad:

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Re: What have you just ordered?

Unread post by grim_tales » 21 Oct 2009, 17:58

Love that cover for Troy.

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