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RockBros Waterproof Mountain Bike Saddle Seatpost Bag Bicycle Rear Seat Pack Black
RockBros Waterproof Mountain Bike Saddle Seatpost Bag Bicycle Rear Seat Pack Black
Offered by RockBros Bicycle
Price: $26.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, November 23, 2015
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Fits the iPhone 6s securely in the top divider!


New Balance Men's M2040 Running Shoe,Black/Grey,11 4E US
New Balance Men's M2040 Running Shoe,Black/Grey,11 4E US
Offered by Botach Tactical

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best New Balance product of all time - this was ..., November 26, 2014
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Best New Balance product of all time - this was my third pair - and these are made in the USA! They are now discontinued and I hope the replacement models are as well made.......


Planes, Trains & Eric [Blu-ray]
Planes, Trains & Eric [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ Eric Clapton
Price: $13.39
29 used & new from $8.46

2 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Great performance but abysmal video quality :<(, November 10, 2014
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This disc is a complete travesty - the performances are wonderful but the video quality is abysmal. The images are soft and riddled with video noise. The bright parts of the images are crushed and details are missing.
I have a high end professionally calibrated video system and cannot imagine that anyone with a decent TV would give this a positive review. Total disappointment........
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Steven Raichlen Best of Barbecue Ultimate Chimney Charcoal Starter with Handle
Steven Raichlen Best of Barbecue Ultimate Chimney Charcoal Starter with Handle
Price: $29.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply the best!, March 5, 2014
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We have been using these for years - we can get a wood fire going in 15 minutes - when the wood is hot the chimney glows red and is a visual treat as well as a great tool!


Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens
Price: $1,749.00
60 used & new from $1,309.00

6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Shoots like a Prime, December 31, 2012
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I usually stick to prime lenses for superior high contrast imaging - but this and the 70-200 f/2.8 are zooms that shoot like primes - both are worth every penny!


Prometheus
Prometheus
DVD
Price: $2.99

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ISF Reference Quality disc, December 31, 2012
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This review is from: Prometheus (Amazon Video)
One of two reference discs we use from this year's releases for ISF HDTV evaluations - the other was "Art of Flight"


The Art of Flight [DVD,Blu-ray]
The Art of Flight [DVD,Blu-ray]
DVD ~ Travis Rice
Offered by Sportsflicks
Price: $25.80
22 used & new from $4.97

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Imaging Science Foundation reference quality Blu-ray!, January 26, 2012
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"The Art of Flight" Represents State-of-the-Art Blu-ray

(Interview with Joel silver by Robert Archer CE Pro Magazine, January 24, 2012)

It's amazing how driven audio and video enthusiasts are to find the next great audiophile recording or reference-level video release.

Joel Silver is president and founder of the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF), and a massive home theater enthusiast. So it's not surprising when he says that custom installers have to know about a specific video because its quality is so good.

Silver's latest video recommendation is The Art of Flight, and according to the industry's leading video authority, this Blu-ray is the newest ISF reference disc for sound and picture quality in a home video release.

The Art of Flight is a documentary from Red Bull Media House and Brain Farm Digital Cinema that follows the exploits of extreme snowboarders Travis Rice and his friends as they tackle some of the most mountainous terrain in the world.

Silver notes that the video was edited in post production using Dolby Laboratories' PRM-4200 Professional Reference Monitor that employs the company's Dual-Modulation Display Technology. He adds that it was released with a dynamic Dolby TrueHD 7.1 soundtrack.

Silver says that Dolby's new display and companion display technology is truly state-of-the-art, and that because of the monitor's capabilities the post-production team was able to create one of the best-looking Blu-ray videos ever released. "Dolby flexed its muscle with this disc," he says. "Dolby used the disc at CES [International Consumer Electronics Show] and I'm using it at my house. Right now if you visit me, you'll get a glass of wine and this video on my screen."

Narrowing down his choices of what scenes he suggests to use as demo content was not easy. Silver points out that everything about the video is good, but he mentions the fourth chapter is a good place to start. "Chapter four has a chopper and a plane that are dropping the extreme snowboarders onto a mountain peak," he explains. "At this point, make sure you have enough light output on your video and a good audio system that can handle low-end content. It is a rare system that can handle these elements. Look at the contrast and listen to the sound ... the color saturation."

Emphatically, Silver summarizes The Art of Flight by saying, "there isn't a bad part on this disc. This is a 7.1 production done on a state-of-the-art monitor with great camera work ... this disc has it all. I don't know of any Blu-ray discs that look this good; this is what Blu-ray discs are supposed to look and sound like.

"Dealers have to have this disc, I'm not even a snowboarder, but it makes me want to jump on a snowboard."


O.A.R - Live From Madison Square Garden [Blu-ray]
O.A.R - Live From Madison Square Garden [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ O.A.R.
Offered by ImportMusic_T.K.Entertainment
Price: $22.95
12 used & new from $22.22

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible video content!, January 21, 2009
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Superb concert - but a terrible Blu-ray with near VHS video quality - somebody should tell the band to get their techs on the ball!
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The Untouchables (Collector's Edition) [HD DVD]
The Untouchables (Collector's Edition) [HD DVD]
DVD ~ Kevin Costner
13 used & new from $3.99

8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ISF reference quality HD DVD - reviewed on a properly calibrated Runco 1080p three chip DLP, December 30, 2007
A must own HD DVD - disregard reviews that mention "edge enhancements" - those are faults on reviewers systems - this disc will provide a more detailed view than even the original judder-ridden commercial film stock. We use chapter 22 as a demo and are delighted - we will use this at CES 2008 to show what great 1080p HDTVs are capable of delivering.

Our compliments to Paramount Home Entertainment for a superb technical efffort that this film so well deserves.

JS
ISF
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Neil Young - Red Rocks Live / Friends + Relatives (DVD)
Neil Young - Red Rocks Live / Friends + Relatives (DVD)
DVD ~ Neil Young
20 used & new from $1.62

7 of 43 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Worst video quality ever!, August 1, 2005
Respectable audio quality but absolutely crude video images. If you are looking at anything better than a 27" CRT you will be unhappy.

Considering how outspoken Neil Young is about digital audio quality shortcomings perhaps the man should concentrate a bit on the video productions that have his name on it - I will use this DVD professionally to show just how bad DVDs can be.
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