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  1. 7 hours ago, Special Sauce said:

    Are people pissed that stayed up during pre-order madness whether they scored or not?  Now those guys must be cancelling orders left and right.  I mean they'd be paying higher shipping fees if they didn't.

    Nah it’s a wash. Got mine from HLJ and bought at second I’m the States with free shipping. HLJ was cheaper but the TCO is about the same when you include shipping

  2. Looking for a new or lightly used set. I'm on the Straight Shooters list and known for giving to the community by landing extra POs and reselling at cost or close to cost here on the board. So, I'm not interested in a gouged price like the ones that match what is currently seen on eBay. Totally get a price that pays a back-tax/late-tax but if I want to pay gouged prices I'll buy one from eBay. Thanks!!


  3. On 11/15/2021 at 7:21 AM, tekering said:

    I can confirm that.  Having acquired Funimation's HD release of The Macross Saga, there are two separate audio tracks; both are 5.1 surround, both feature the 2003 Robotech: Remastered audio, and both are identical, as far as I can tell.

    There are plenty of omissions to be disappointed about, but I think the image quality is a far more significant problem.  I've been watching Macross on Blu-ray for nine years now, and this is how I expected the series to look:


    With nearly a decade of advances in digital noise reduction, compression algorithms, image scaling and the like, this is what Funimation now gives us:


    It's a horribly grainy, over-exposed, blown-out high contrast print, and the backlighting is so inconsistent that the image frequently appears to flicker like an old film projector. <_<

    I was excited to hear the show would be released on Blu-ray, because it would mean I could replace my HD upscales of Southern Cross, but...

    [ ... ]

    ...I fear Robotech Masters isn't going to look any better. :(


    6 hours ago, tekering said:

    Looking at still images, I wouldn't blame you for making such an assumption; however, watching the sandstorm of HD grain swirling over the image at 30fps emphasizes the 1080p resolution more than the animation itself does, that's for sure. <_<


    And again, here's what the Japanese gave us NINE years ago:


    Shame on you, Funimation. :bigshok:

    I noticed the same things and posted a similar comparison on TFW2005. I have a 110-inch screen with 1080p projector. It's pretty difficult to watch that large with it that grainy. But I do like the 5.1 audio better than the stereo from the SDFM Blue Ray (regardless of sfx etc.)

  4. 21 hours ago, Sanity is Optional said:

    Searched "VF-31AX" on Amazon japan, and noticed there was an "all buying options" link available, and the listing there was from Amazon Japan.

    I completely spaced on the ”all buying options” and got cart jacked by the time I realized to do that. Fortunately, I landed HLJ

  5. Hey party people. I have a 31J w/Sound Boosters for sale. It's currently in my HLJ Warehouse. Last call for anyone interested in purchasing and saving some shipping by having it shipped direct from HLJ. If there are no takers by end of today, I'll have it shipped to me and just put it up on eBay. :)


  6. 48 minutes ago, no3Ljm said:

    Wow! Seeing that we also moved recently, I can definitely say my collection is probably just 1/4 of yours. And my wife thought I have a lot. :rolleyes:


    I use this place to constantly justify my connecting to my wife. 🤣

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