How Today's Brilliantly Capabile TVs Ruin the Picture
As a THX-certified video calibrator, one of my main jobs when calibrating a TV is to turn off all the awful settings that purport to make the TV/projector look better via digital means. They don't. It's 99.9% rubbish, digital muck to cloud the creators original intent. Nothing makes me cringe more than visiting a friend and seeing that he/she has the frame interpolation setting flipped "on." Barf. So read this article. People much more creative than me are pushing TV makers to knock it off, stop playing towards the worst instincts of the masses.
Cinematographer Barry Sonnenfeld on 4K, HDR and Home Theater
The man who shot the Coen Bros' "Blood Simple," "Miller's Crossing" and "Raising Arizona," who then went on to direct "Men in Black" and "Get Short," would like you to know a thing or two about home theater's newest technologies.
The film "Solo" is Dark, But Not Because of the Storyline
Fascinating IndieWire article on the trouble with presenting movie's with dark cinematography in movie theaters with automated projection as opposed to live projectionists back in the day. Saw Solo recently and had the same problem in terms of it looking so dark. A well-calibrated TV by Empirical AV would never have this problem!
Cinema Giants Fight for Traditional Movie Projection
With LED technology advancing into huge sizes, it now looks like we're not too far away from giant LED screens capable of HDR replacing traditional cinema projection and fabric screens. The Hollywood Reporter reports on the subject and how it's raised the hackles of some serious filmmakers.
Robert Harris, the cinema savant behind the restorations of Spartacus, My Fair Lady, Lawrence of Arabia, The Godfather trilogy, etc., also reviews new Blu-ray releases for Home Theater Forum. A must for those into proper film delivery.
Does Spending More on a Projector Necessarily Give You Better Performance?
Mike Osadciw, writing in Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity, tackles an important subject for those thinking of getting a projector: "ENTRY LEVEL OR REFERENCE PROJECTORS: IS THERE A DIFFERENCE?"