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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by andrew steven wells, Oct 18, 2001.

  1. andrew steven wells

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    Just wanted to tell you a little about myself,and this DVD hobby of mine (more like and addiction really,but i'm sure i'm not the only one here with that problem. [​IMG])
    I actually sarted collecting movies quite some time ago on VHS.If there was a movie i liked,i ALWAYS bought the original,rather than tape it from HBO like so many of my friends did.I even remember paying around 80 dollars for aliens when that was released.I had quite a nice collection of movies going,but in the later years of my VCRs life it kept getting hungry every so often and decided to eat my tapes.Being the movie collector i was i really didnt want to keep seeing my investments going down the drain,so i decided to take the plunge and get a laserdisc player.Cliffhanger was the first time i had ever seen a movie in widescreen format,and i honestly couldnt stand it at the time.I had no idea what i was really missing,so yes,at one point i was a regular joe six pack.It wasnt until i bought Jurassic park for my brother (he still had a VCR and the laserdisc hadnt come out yet) that i understood the horrors of pan and scan.A few years later,local stores that had carried laserdisc stopped carrying movies.Only a local record store carried them anymore,and didnt get new releases very often.I surely didnt want to return to VCRs.
    It was at that time a friend mentioned a new format coming out.I thought he was making it up,but it turns out he wasnt and it wasnt too long after release,that i had a DVD player.
    I am into movies now like never before,and i just recently bought a portable DVD player (panasonic LV55).So now,i can pretty much watch movies wherever i want,and have talked quite a few freinds into getting DVD players of their own.I always explain to them about widescreen (i wish someone had been there to explaing to me about those black bars and how much i had really been missing alll those years.)and although at first some dont like it they do end up getting used to it and many of them no longer my the pan and scam versions of movies.A friend of mine across the street who was never really too into movies a couple of years ago already has over 80 movies in a 2 year period for his DVD player.
    Well.. guess i'm done rambling now,and i look forward dicuusing DVD with you all.take care
     
  2. Jeff_A

    Jeff_A Screenwriter

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    Welcome to HTF, Andrew. I'm sure you will love it here - we do! [​IMG]
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  3. Rain

    Rain Producer

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    Welcome onboard, Andrew!
    And don't worry, not everyone is as scary looking as me. [​IMG]
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  4. Wil_J

    Wil_J Stunt Coordinator

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    Welcome to the our humble abode fellow addict. [​IMG] ........Wil
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  5. Jay W

    Jay W Supporting Actor

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    Heya Andrew, welcome to the forum - I'm sure you'll find this place an informative and friendly place to hang out (on the whole [​IMG].
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  6. Steve Christou

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    Hi Andrew, don't let them fool you, this forum is actually very good in certain ways, I got caught up in it last year and after many escape attempts I'm still here, it's catchy and addictive, and so is the HTF, but I like it, and it sure beats running naked thru the streets in the middle of the night screaming your head off! [​IMG]
    ps. just remember the HTF mantra, correct aspect ratio is good, pan & scan evil, and you'll have a great time here! [​IMG]
     
  7. David Lambert

    David Lambert Executive Producer

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    Welcome, guy. I can assure you that most of us are pure movie addicts, and you are amongst fellow junkies.
    I can also assure you that Rain's correct; most of us DON'T look like him. In fact, I rather look like the guy on the left side of the picture in my signature! [​IMG] Only not as tall, and I never played High School football!
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  8. Tom J. Davis

    Tom J. Davis Second Unit

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    Welcome! Your life will never be the same. [​IMG]
     
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    Rob Lutter Producer

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  11. Clinton McClure

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    Hi, Andrew. Welcome to the neighborhood. [​IMG] The longer you're here, the less money you'll have. Ain't it cool? [​IMG]
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  12. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Andrew, welcome to the HTF! Have fun and don't forget to make a donation to SteveGon's dvd fund - it's a tradition! [​IMG]
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    You're in the right place
    [Edited last by Neil Joseph on October 18, 2001 at 11:17 PM]
     
  14. Brian Kidd

    Brian Kidd Screenwriter
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    Welcome to the club, Andrew. Always room for more!
     
  15. Steve Christou

    Steve Christou Long Member

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    Eric [​IMG], was that you in the chicken outfit and purple tights chasing me that night? Jeez a guy can't have a naked stroll in the middle of the night without being harassed by a guy in a chicken suit, say hi to the inmates for me Eric, my nurse Inga just set me on fire again the bitch. [​IMG]
    Thith potht dedicated to the late Thedric Thamthon the lithping thtutterer of Thithily.(not dead just late)
     
  16. Dave Scarpa

    Dave Scarpa Producer

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    Hey Andrew Welcome Aboard. How you like that portable player, I've been thinking about one of late.
     
  17. andrew steven wells

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    Thanks for the welcome everyone.I really appreciate it.
    Dave...the portable DVD is great.It also helps that you can watch them in anamorphic widescreen.A VERY nice looking picture.Don't expext anything fantastic in the area of sound through the built in speakers.Its o.k.,but i've beeen thinking about getting a pair of portable speakers to go along with it.Or you can get a CD/cassette adapter for the car and listen to it through your car speakers for those long trips.Not too sure yet how good the sound quality is through headphones,cause all i have is an old el cheapo pair of headphones from an old walkman.The picture and sound quality when hooked up to the 'ol home theater is as good as any other DVD player i've seen.The only downside is no component video out on the player i have.Pansasonic does have a newer model that just came out recently (LV60) and that player does have component.Toshiba also has one with component video out and a bigger screen (8 inch if i remember correctly.S-video does the job for me right now though.Can't wait till that day when i can afford a widescreen TV! [​IMG]
     

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