I bought both formats, HD DVD and Blu-ray that is......

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  1. Robert Crawford

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    After much thought, I decided to be what I've always been before which is an early adopter when it comes to home theater. So this past weekend, I ordered a RCA HDV5000 HD DVD player and Samsung BD-P1000 Blu-ray player. Circuit City had a 10% coupon that I used so I got $50.00 off the RCA player and $100 off the Samsung. Yesterday, I received the HD DVD player. The picture quality is great and what an experience I had watching both "The Bourne Supremacy" and "Apollo 13" in 1080I. So far, knock on wood, I had no glitches. Hopefully, that will continue as I watch the other 7 HD DVD titles I bought recently.

    This afternoon, I received the tracking number that my Blu-ray player has shipped. As can be expected, I'm very excited and can hardly wait until Monday when I receive that player. I just hope I have some Blu-ray discs to watch on it.[​IMG] If not then I'll make due with some SD DVDS. I might have to stop by Best Buy or Circuit City to see if they have any if my preorder discs don't make it here on time.

    A long time ago, I decided that I wasn't taking sides in this format war and just wanted a winner to be declared. However, I don't think such a winner is going to come any time soon. I have nothing to base that opinion on, except my gut feeling. Anyhow, I'm now prepared to enjoy watching HD discs no matter what happens in this latest format war.[​IMG]





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  2. Steve Blair

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    Figured you couldn't hold out Robert [​IMG] Make sure your RCA has the latest firmware and you should be good to go. Oh, and wait til' you watch The Chronicles Of Riddick!
     
  3. Sean Bryan

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    Robert,

    Which HD DVDs did you pick up?

    Do you have any BDs ordered?

    Congrats on jumping in!
     
  4. Robert Crawford

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    HD DVDS are the following:
    • Unforgiven
    • Goodfellas
    • Swordfish
    • Million Dollar Baby
    • Blazing Saddles
    • The Last Samurai
    • The Bourne Supremacy
    • Jarhead
    • Apollo 13

    The Blu-ray discs preordered are:
    • The Fifth Element
    • House of the Flying Daggers
    • Underworld-Evolution




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    Congrats!

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    I'd be getting the new Blu Ray player right now, if I had the money...
     
  7. Walter Kittel

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    Robert - Congratulations on the additions to your HT. Even though you were holding out, I figured that the prospect of The Searchers later this year in HD would be too much to resist. [​IMG]

    Glad to hear that you are enjoying the experience.

    - Walter.
     
  8. Robert Crawford

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    Well, Steve it was comments from you and guys like Walter Kittel that pushed me over the edge to buying into HD discs.[​IMG]





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  9. Robert Crawford

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    Yeah, resistance was futile to say the least![​IMG]



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  10. Steve Blair

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    I've had hd-dvd since launch day and am getting blu ray as well I believe. I believe as well that this battle will take years not months to work itself out and even then it may just be a universal player with a situation like dvd audio and sacd. I cannot wait that long and sd dvd PQ is just not good enough for me anymore after getting hd dvd. Sure, I'll watch some sd dvd during that time but I won't be buying any.

    Congrats on the purchases, Robert.
     
  11. Walter Kittel

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    Robert, you're just going to have to return the favor (at least as far as Blu-ray goes). I hope to hear your impressions regarding Blu-ray in the coming days / weeks.

    - Walter.
     
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    Well that didn't take too long. [​IMG]

    You have all these guys here smoking good dope and eventually you can't help but smell it too ... then it is pointless ...

    I figure you owe us half a pack. [​IMG]

    In the end ... the point is ... to enjoy it.

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  13. Steve Blair

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    Just ordered the Samsung. I have zero willpower [​IMG] It'll go nicely next to my toshiba hd d1.
     
  14. Joseph Bolus

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    *Whew* You guys are leaving me in the dust! [​IMG]

    I'm trying to hold out until July 2007 (at which point I think there will be a clearer indication as to the "winner" and/or an announcement regarding a "Combo" deck). But I'm beginning to think I'm going to have a really hard time holding out that long!

    I *do* know this: If it were not for the "war" I would already have one of these decks ... !
     
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    I second that. [​IMG]
     
  16. Dave H

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    Well, you guys who bought both players....just think, you don't need a universal player now. [​IMG]
     
  17. Larry Sutliff

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    Congratulations, Robert! Enjoy both of your new toys!

    My Samsung BD player shipped from Circuit City today and should arrive Saturday via Fedex. [​IMG]
     
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    What Walter said (and thanks, Robert!)

    When I see that Robocop is on the BD list, I am this close to taking the plunge...

    - Steve
     
  19. Chris S

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    Same here!
     
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    I'd buy that for a dollar!
     

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