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3 hours ago, DannEllenwood said:

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lol.  mine was ok though i did screw something up as I smartcast (dumbcast for me) from my phone to the tv.  I got like 2 minutes ahead of my wife.  Our tv kept buffering.

I was streaming it as well, I have an ipad that I usually watch through my appleTV box. But my new TV allows streaming right to it, which is nice, but every option I had went through a major buffering point. That buffering is what keeps me from going all in on streaming and turning off the satellite

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Was "The Long Night" too dark to see? That's on you, says Game Of Thrones cinematographer: https://news.avclub.com/was-game-of-thrones-the-long-night-too-dark-to-see-t-1834416256

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A question then arose: Does the blame fall on episode director Miguel Sapochnik and cinematographer Fabian Wagner? Or on us, our stupid TVs, and the factory settings we never changed? Opinion is mixed.

Wagner stands by his work. “A lot of the problem is that a lot of people don’t know how to tune their TVs properly,” he told Wired. “A lot of people also unfortunately watch it on small iPads, which in no way can do justice to a show like that anyway.” He continued, “Personally I don’t have to always see what’s going on because it’s more about the emotional impact...Game of Thrones is a cinematic show and therefore you have to watch it like you’re at a cinema: in a darkened room. If you watch a night scene in a brightly-lit room then that won’t help you see the image properly.”

HBO, too, asserted “there were not issues across any of HBO’s platforms” in a statement to Motherboard. Motherboard’s Matthew Gault maintains that the issue doesn’t lie solely on viewers, though, saying that the downgrade comes from a “pressure both on internet connections and the hosting company’s servers.” James Wilcox, a senior electronics editor at Consumer Reports, told him, “So either HBO is screwing up the encoding of the show, or there’s not sufficient bandwidth to transmit the show without losing the bit detail in darker images. You don’t really notice it as much in brighter scenes. I was able to watch it on an OLED TV, which does a better job with blacks, and even on these sets the issue remains. It’s not the TV technology.”

Gizmodo came to a similar conclusion, but added that Game Of Thrones is shot as if it’s going to be screened in a professional theater when, for many viewers, that’s most certainly not the case. “The makers of Game of Thrones almost certainly blew it here,” writes Alex Cranz. “They did not take into account two big factors. First, that people would watch streams which could downgrade thanks to the demands on the servers of HBO and other services, and second, that people would watch the episode on uncalibrated displays in rooms that weren’t lit like a movie house.”

 

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3 hours ago, Muda69 said:

Was "The Long Night" too dark to see? That's on you, says Game Of Thrones cinematographer: https://news.avclub.com/was-game-of-thrones-the-long-night-too-dark-to-see-t-1834416256

 

Besides the buffering, we had no issues viewing wise from their end.

Now me screwing up HBO GO (cast from my phone to my TV), that's on me.  I hit something on the phone (don't know what) and ended the episode about 2-3 minutes ahead of my wife.  I was watching my phone and she was watching the TV that kept buffering.

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Mrs. SF and I did not have an issue.  It was a dark episode, but on a 70" HD it was fine........

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I will be soooo pissed now if Cersei wins this war.....what a B!#H

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#TeamSansa for the win

And I do NOT want Dany anywhere near that throne.

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18 hours ago, Muda69 said:

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Oops.

 

My Favorite:

Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Protector of the Seven Kingdoms, the Mother of Dragons, the Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, the Unburnt, the Breaker of Chains, AND the First Drinker of Pumpkin Spice.......

Or - Instead of "The Last of the Starks" maybe the episode should have been named "The First of the Starbucks".....

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19 hours ago, Muda69 said:

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Oops.

 

Tormund, Jon, and Daenerys DEFINITELY did not go through Starbucks "sensitivity" training.

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Posted (edited)

deleted the meme...was a download...my bad

 

Edited by TrojanDad

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1 hour ago, Irishman said:

Vicious

 

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Ohhh SNAP!!

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9 hours ago, DannEllenwood said:

Scorched earth, literally and figuratively. 😮 

Yep.  Lots of major characters dying.   So who is going to take out Daenerys  in the season finale?  Jon or Arya?

 

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51 minutes ago, Muda69 said:

Yep.  Lots of major characters dying.   So who is going to take out Daenerys  in the season finale?  Jon or Arya?

 

I will say Arya.  Does Dany have green eyes?

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48 minutes ago, DannEllenwood said:

I will say Arya.  Does Dany have green eyes?

https://www.vox.com/2019/5/13/18617284/game-of-thrones-season-8-episode-5-arya-kills-daenerys-green-eyes

that is the speculation......but, I thought Cersei would meet her demise differently last night.  I am assuming Arya survived all the buildings falling on her for something bigger.  She looked really out of sorts last night.....not a big city girl.

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29 minutes ago, TrojanDad said:

https://www.vox.com/2019/5/13/18617284/game-of-thrones-season-8-episode-5-arya-kills-daenerys-green-eyes

that is the speculation......but, I thought Cersei would meet her demise differently last night.  I am assuming Arya survived all the buildings falling on her for something bigger.  She looked really out of sorts last night.....not a big city girl.

A spin-off show of her as an adult?

How does Bran and Sansa play out in all this??????

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6 minutes ago, DannEllenwood said:

A spin-off show of her as an adult?

How does Bran and Sansa play out in all this??????

Great question....I wasn't sure if their time ended staying back in Winterfell.  Perhaps some will go back home in the final episode and they will be back on.  Even though north, real estate looks a tad nicer there now than in Kings Landing....some serious fixer uppers there.....once the bodies and ashes are removed.......

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