My 8th Anniversary at the HTF

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  1. Marty M

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    I know I am a day early, but I wanted to mention this before it slipped my mind. Tomorrow will be my ninth anniversary as a member of this great forum. I remember when I joined there were less than 2,000 members.
    I want to thank Ron and Parker for maintaining a high quality forum and given me place to hang out and discuss the things I have a passion for.
    (Edit) I just realized I am not good at math. Tomorrow will be my 8th Anniversary here.
    (Admin note: Fixed.)
     
  2. Dennis Nicholls

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    Hey at least you have the good sense to have a picture of a kitty there.
     
  3. Mike Frezon

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    Congratulations, Marty!
    You and Dennis (apparently a couple of the old guys around here! [​IMG] ) sure have me beat! [​IMG]
     
  4. homthtr

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    I wish I would have found this forum 8 years ago!!! Would have made a big difference! This Forum has more info than anyone can absorb..

    I would love to see screen shots of the original website.

    Admin's..... do you still have any screenshots of the first website and it's evolution history?
     
  5. Todd H

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    Thanks for that link and look back into the past, Todd. Seeing 800.com as a sponser brought back memories of those great online DVD sales from back then.
    I'm 10 days away from my 8th anniversary here, btw.
     
  7. Jay H

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    Hey, there I am... 2nd thread down about "is Charles Schultz still alive"..

    ..and there is a Mike Knapp thread further down too...

    Jay
     
  8. Ronald Epstein

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    Gents,

    Sadly, I don't regularly read this area as much as I used to.

    I actually stumbled on this thread by accident. Perhaps it

    was fate.

    In any event, I want to thank all of you for the kind words

    about Home Theater Forum.

    If anyone is grateful, it is Parker and I who greatly appreciate

    the fact that you continue to visit this forum on a regular basis.

    I have shared this thread with Parker.
     
  9. Andrew Pratt

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    Yup I'm about at 8 years as well (9th). 800.com wow now there's a trip down memory lane!
     
  10. Todd H

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    Ron, it's been a privilege to be a member here for almost eight years. I've greatly enjoyed my time here. From the battle against Divx to the campaign against pan-and-scan, it feels like we actually did some good. Here's to another eight years.
     
  11. Parker Clack

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    Who the hell designed that site anyway!? [​IMG]
    Many many thanks to all of you without whom none of this would be possible.
    Cheers to each and everyone and here's to another round of 8.
    Parker
     
  12. Wes

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    Looks like I am an Old Timer also although some how I don't feel to old!
    Thanks Parker and Ron for keeping this site a float! I have spent many a hour here, perhaps to many. I got to get a life! [​IMG]
    Wes
     
  13. Todd H

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    Wes you've been here since 1997? Wow!!! Did they even have an internet way back then? [​IMG]
     
  14. Marty M

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    I was thinking about some great threads that people have participated in. I remember that in June 1999 I was in the process of buying a subwoofer. I started a thread asking how I could convince my wife I needed a subwoofer. Someone replied that I should just go buy it and tell her it was a dehumidifier. My wife and I really liked that reply. So now when we hear the subwoofer kicking in, one of us will say, the dehumidifier is turning on.

    Congrats to Wes for finding HTF a whole year before I did. Are there any other "old timers" still active at the HTF.
     
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    [​IMG] [​IMG] Great story, Marty!
    I love sitting around listening to the old folks "spin their yarns"! [​IMG]
     
  16. Randy Tennison

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    I'm coming up on 8. To put it in another perspective, I've been here long enough to have researched and bought a home theatre system that at the time was very hot, and is now badly outdated, 4:3, non HD, non anamorphic.

    Man, I wish I could afford some new stuff!
     
  17. Jack Briggs

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    Happy anniversary, Marty.

    And that link to HTF back in 1999 certainly brought back memories. It was at 800.com that I first ordered a DVD online. (That was a helluva good outfit, too.)

    Remember all the threats of not buying certain DVDs if there were not "anamorphic"?
     
  18. RichP

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    I just passed 8 years myself over the summer. [​IMG] Crazy how time goes isn't it?
     
  19. Randy Tennison

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    Remember all the "When is ___ studio going to start doing DVD's?"

    or

    DIVX vs. DVD wars

    Man, the good old days.
     
  20. TonyD

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    i'm 7 this month.
    but i'm certtain i signed up earlier then that under a different name.
    i think i lost my screen name or password and just signed up again.
    i know i was reading this forum well before 1999.
     

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