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Comment from: DeeDee [Visitor]

What is the name of the song that was playing during the party after the merman was singing 42:00 please and thanks

Oct. 29, 2020 @ 21:44

In response to: How to Identify Counterfeit Bootleg DVD Box Sets Being Sold on eBay and Amazon

Comment from: Deborah [Visitor]  

Does anyone have a reliable source for Northern Exposure (don't care about the original music) or WKRP in Cincinnati? I've read comments on Ebay and Amazon where people say their discs were scratched, which makes me think they were either not new (and probably repackaged) or counterfeit. Thanks.

Oct. 21, 2020 @ 15:25

In response to: The Angry Video Game Nerd - AVGN: The BFG of Blu-rays Review

Comment from: Paul Rudoff [Member]

The DVD I made for myself has not been uploaded anywhere, but as stated in the article...

All of the original episodes for the list below can be watched and downloaded on the Spook Central Internet Archive account (includes DVD-ready MKV files).

You can use the files given there to make your own DVD. A fairly simple DVD authoring program that gives good results is AVStoDVD.

-- Paul

Oct. 17, 2020 @ 20:18

In response to: The Angry Video Game Nerd - AVGN: The BFG of Blu-rays Review

Comment from: The Visit [Visitor]

You mentioned a homemade DVD?
Is there an upload of sorts of that?

Oct. 17, 2020 @ 19:13

In response to: LG UBK80 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Player Review

Comment from: Trevor O Bartram [Visitor]

Excellent review of 4K players. I'm shying away from these players for all the reasons you mentioned. This is a sad state for the AV industry. I'm sticking with Sony Blu-ray players as their remotes still offer: subtitle, audio and info buttons!

Oct. 8, 2020 @ 18:16

In response to: How To Format / Unlock / Delete A Clickfree External Portable USB Hard Drive CDFS Partition

Comment from: Greg Gogates [Visitor]

I have the same problem with a 320GB version. The JMS software didn't recognize the CD drive. It stated non WD Hard drive.
So I decided to scrap the case and controller (where the partition resides) and pull out the HD. A new controller case on Amazon is $8.

Problem solved. My drive was given to me, but your investment will now total $10 for an external 2TB hard drive.

Not bad...

Sep. 29, 2020 @ 17:48

In response to: The Walking Dead: Season 9 Blu-Ray Review

Comment from: Paul Rudoff [Member]

Thanks for letting me know, Heath. Its been corrected.

Sep. 20, 2020 @ 15:55

In response to: The Walking Dead: Season 9 Blu-Ray Review

Comment from: Heath Baker [Visitor]

Just a small correction. Episode 11 is skipped in your title list with the episode times. All the titles are there, they are simply numbered wrong.

Sep. 20, 2020 @ 14:24

In response to: Trailer Trauma 4: Television Trauma Blu-Ray Review

Comment from: Paul Rudoff [Member]

Thanks for letting me know, Stuart. It's been corrected. There are a few films from the era with that title, so it's an easy mistake to make without sitting here and comparing each trailer/TV spot with the cast lists on IMDB. - Paul

Sep. 19, 2020 @ 19:29

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Comment from: Stuart McPherran [Visitor]  

Actually Evil Eye came out in 1963 aka “The Girl Who Knew Too Much” Italian: “La ragazza che sapeva troppo” https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057443/

Sep. 19, 2020 @ 03:51

In response to: How to Identify Counterfeit Bootleg DVD Box Sets Being Sold on eBay and Amazon

Comment from: Paul Rudoff [Member]

Hi Dan

Was the item shipped and sold by Walmart or by a third-party seller? Like Amazon, Walmart.com can have listings created by third-parties. Sounds like it was a third-party. I believe that Walmart ships from their *own* inventory, unlike what I've heard about Amazon. I could be wrong, of course. So far, I've never had any bad experiences with items shipped and sold by Walmart.

[UPDATE]
I had one more idea as to an explanation about what you're experiencing with the Last Man Standing season 7 DVD set. If you look carefully on the Walmart page, you'll see this: "Studio & Production Company: Fox Mod". MOD stands for "manufacture on demand". That means its a DVD-R product made when you order it.

It's the same thing over at Amazon if you read the reviews.

It looks like Fox/Disney has no interest in releasing the series on actual factory-pressed discs. To me, these manufacture on demand releases are just one step above bootleg and counterfeit.

-- Paul

Aug. 30, 2020 @ 21:57

In response to: How to Identify Counterfeit Bootleg DVD Box Sets Being Sold on eBay and Amazon

Comment from: Dan [Visitor]  

I recently purchased the Last Man Standing Series Season 7 discs from Walmart.com. When they arrived the first thing noticed was the discs appeared to be burned on purple DvD R discs. Closer inspection revealed DVR printed on the inner ring of the disc. When I placed them in my MacBook Pro External DVD player they would not play. I did an info check and it told me the disc has 7.46 Gb which seems legit. However, when I look at the Video TS folder, it states there is no information in the folder.

I returned this set and was sent a new set which is exactly the same as above. I am suspecting both of these Series sets are unauthorized copies. I was expecting better from Walmart. com but maybe I was wrong.

Would you agree these are likely copies? If so, are others seeing this from Walmart.com?

Thanks,

Dan

Aug. 30, 2020 @ 15:37

In response to: How to Identify Counterfeit Bootleg DVD Box Sets Being Sold on eBay and Amazon

Comment from: Gregg Eshelman [Visitor]

What can be a mess with Amazon is they do commingled inventory. If you have Amazon do your order fulfillment and shipping, when you send your inventory to they it all goes into the same bins as other products with the same UPCs from Amazon and other sellers.

So if some fly by night sends a pallet of counterfeit series discs to Amazon, and you have sent a bunch of real ones, and didn't pay extra for separate stocking, there's a high possibility of your legit sets going to the counterfeiter's customers, and the counterfeiter's copies going to your customers.

That's why many companies have banned 3rd party sales of their products on Amazon, even if tagged as used, refurbished etc. They're too cheap to pay extra for separate inventory.

Aug. 16, 2020 @ 20:55

In response to: Neca $6.99 Superhero Blind Bag Unboxing Review

Comment from: Paul Rudoff [Member]

I finally bought one of the new $9.99 Superhero Blind Bags, so check out my unboxing review of it. - Paul

Jul. 9, 2020 @ 20:55

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Comment from: Valorie [Visitor]  

The east pavilion also appears in charmed season 2 episode 12

Jul. 8, 2020 @ 16:58

In response to: How to Identify Counterfeit Bootleg DVD Box Sets Being Sold on eBay and Amazon

Comment from: Richard Robicheau [Visitor]

An interesting article. I have been finding it harder and harder to get legitimate DVDs. I shop a lot on Amazon and find that while Amazon generally sell genuine discs the same can't be said for Amazon's marketplace sellers. More and more I find myself having to return bootlegs. The good thing is I'v always been able to get my money back. The bad is that the number of bad sellers seems to be increasing and not just with bootlegs, a number of times I've received used sets when they were supposed to be new. While it's nice that i can get my money back Amazon seems unwilling to take any action against these sellers and they just keep on selling to other buyers. The people who are sellers can afford to refund the money when they get caught knowing that most of the time they don't get caught. So the sellers continue to make money off bootlegs and since Amazon turns a blind eye to these practices they make money as well and are indirectly complicit in the selling of bootlegs.

Jun. 30, 2020 @ 10:55

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Comment from: Andrew [Visitor]

Brilliant! Thanks.

Jun. 22, 2020 @ 03:47

In response to: LG Smart TV Unknown Device Is Disconnected Fix

Comment from: Eric [Visitor]

Thanks very much. Without your article I wouldn't have thought to try to fix my own TV (2016 LG 65" UH850T). Symptoms included losing my internet link on both wired and wifi connections, Smart Remote going awol and occasional "unknown device" errors. Removing the wifi module has allowed the wired link to function reliably while I wait for a new wifi module (EAT63153401) to arrive. I want a functioning wifi connection as the Smart Remote uses it for many functions including cursor control. I can use the Smart Remote to switch on/off the TV and bring up the home screen. After that I need a mouse plugged into a USB port on the TV to get into and operate Netflix & Youtube. the mouse is actually a really useful addition to the TV but I have a 3 metre cable dragged across the carpet.
Great article!

Jun. 15, 2020 @ 01:24

In response to: Neca $6.99 Superhero Blind Bag Unboxing Review

Comment from: Roger [Visitor]  

Bought the last superhero bag my Target had.
I got a Deadpool lanyard, Ant Man and Wasp crew socks, Avengers 57 pin and a Batman v Superman bestie necklace set.

Jun. 7, 2020 @ 22:36

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Comment from: Tattoo [Visitor]  

lol

May. 22, 2020 @ 18:19