Houston - A Decade of Difference 2 Shows on 2 Discs DVD 3 of 5 (2)
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Split into two shows on two discs, Pentrex takes you on a fascinating journey of railroading operations in Houston and its surrounding areas. The first show, shot in the early 2000's, captures Houston's diverse scenery, great railfanning hotspots, and the typical locomotives commonly found during this period. The second show, shot in the spring of 2014, revisits this favorite railfan area with new, exciting footage.
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run8anderson (Basking Ridge, NJ) on 2015-08-06 13:44:04.
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Well......I thought I'd give Pentrex another chance. They struck out!!! The problem I have is their equipment must be out to date or something. While the foreground & background is in focus, the moving train is blurry...really blurry. Before anyone responds about my tv......I have a Sony top of the line w/ 240 refresh. And I have NO PROBLEM with any other RR video productions. I do, however, really enjoy the quality & amount of narration. Without that fact, it would ONE star.
Added 2015-11-07 16:18:04 by Foamerone
Im the one who shot all this footage. This includes the older video which was recorded on Digital 8. Rest-assured, the newer footage was shot on state-of-the-art HD equipment that is still under warranty. Not sure about whats causing the blurriness as Ive completely inspected my video and everything looks sharp as a tack. Might be something that occurred in the downconverting process. Otherwise, Im recording in full 1920 x 1080.
Added 2015-11-29 16:01:43 by StandardGage
Foamerone: though you shoot in HD, the DVDs from Pentrex are in standard definition - so any advantage of HD gear (whether under warranty or not - as if that mattered) is irrelevant, and frankly, wasted, Now if Pentrex would ship BluRay DVDs, then your argument might be valid.
Added 2016-11-17 20:22:40 by Foamerone
The reference to the equipment being under warranty was in response to the original poster who was claiming we were using outdated equipment. Being under warranty gives an idea of just how new it is.
You and I both wish Pentrex would release more shows on BluRay. Right now, we only have one.
Added 2017-06-10 18:06:27 by kristofor
you guys leave pentrex alone they didn't do anything wrong and their new dvd programs they have made in recent years aren't bad at all
chris collins (fletcher north carolina) on 2018-03-18 18:06:11.
Houston - A Decade of Difference is another 2 disc set disc one looks back at archive footage pentrex recorded around the early 2000's one of the things that I found interesting was seeing the Kansas city southern's older power (their sd40-2's) a 1944 Baldwin vo 1000 on the Texas southeastern and a few railroads I've never heard of like the Angelina & Neches River and the Galveston railroad with switchers moving around fright (during the time of the visit security was tight since the 9/11 attacks) and hot spots all around the Huston area disc two pentrex returned to Houston in the spring of 2014 with an up to date look at the operations from years ago action is by the three big railroads of the west the Kansas city southern union pacific and bnsf hiuston's commuter services is featured Norfolk southern appears on bnsf lines the port terminal railroad association makes a cameo and the show finish's off with a visit to the Texas state railroad with both steam and diesel power trains operating this was a nice presentation on how the Houston area for railfaning has been that anyone who's interested in the Huston area