Yesterday I hauled out my first HDTV-"ready" CRT television to the garage as it hadn't seen usage in years and it got me to thinking all the the time and energy that went into the decision to buy it--and all the time I spent on HTF, lo those many years ago. (I call it my first, but it was like the third or forth one I tried before I settled on it). It's been quite a while since I posted anything here (over 4 years according to my profile)--though I lurk from time to time. I've seen the HTF grow from a homespun community to a place where production studios would get valuable feedback from their most critical and discerning customers. I remember when every announcement of each new digital transfer of an old film to anamorphic widescreen DVD was anticipated with bated breath, when CRT was king and large sized LCD screens were a pipe dream, when external line-doublers were usurped by "progressive-scan" DVD players (my first was the Toshiba SD-5109), the ill-fated DIVX gamble by Circuit City, Turkey Knapp, WB's horrible snap-cases, and the progression from a time when only those "in the know" knew where to find this newfangled technology--to $20 no-name DVD players and $1 bargain-bin DVDs (and now blurays). So in honor of nostalgia, I decided to revive one of my favorite pointless threads: Just call me 'Thread Killer'. Unfortunately, it is locked so I had to link to it. So feel free to reply with--whatever. Just beware the silica.