Officially format neutral today

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Stephen Orr, Nov 24, 2007.

  1. Stephen Orr

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    Just ordered the Sony BDP-S300 with 10 (!) free movies, 5 of which will come with the machine! Read a lot of sites and see that as long as the firmware is up to date, it's a very decent machine. Adding this to the Toshiba HD A2 I bought at the beginning of the month.
     
  2. Cees Alons

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    Congratulations, Stephen.
    You're one of the free now. [​IMG]


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  3. Peter Overduin

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    Ditto...bought the HDA1 last October 2006; bought the Sharp BD player today...got 3 free HD movies with the A1 and looking forward to my 5 free BD movies with the Sharp!
     
  4. Cees Alons

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    So, congrats to you too, Peter. [​IMG]

    (I myself am waiting for the Samsung combo player, assuming it will be there in Jan 2008 and specs and price are about right).


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  5. Shane Martin

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    Welcome to the club. I hope others join us. It's great to not be a format fanboy hoping your format will end up winning. It's all about the movies and both formats bring me the great quality and much pleasure.
     
  6. Chris S

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  7. bigluigi

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    I like those Panasonic players-got such good reviews-but still way more than I wish to pay *sigh*
     
  8. Ronald Epstein

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    It's a great feeling to be neutral.

    You'll be very happy with Blu-ray.

    Welcome to the club!
     
  9. Robert Crawford

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    As one of the original HTF members of the Format Neutral Club, I welcome you.[​IMG]






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  10. Stephen Orr

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    Wow! I've been a member of this forum for almost 9 years, and I think this is the first time Ron, Cees, and Robert have every all chimed in on a thread I started. I am honored!
     
  11. Stephen Orr

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    Yee-Haw! Christmas comes early to my house today! My Sony BDP-S300 is on the UPS truck for delivery (along with a 1TB WD MyBook from Newegg!).
     
  12. Bill Crosthwait

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    I am offically format neutral today as well! Im a proud owner of the HD-A35 and I picked up a Samsung BR-1400 for $200 from my boss. His loss my gain!!

    Now I need to pick up so good Blu-ray titles!!
     
  13. Cees Alons

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    I'm jealous. [​IMG] Seriously though, I plan to join the "neutral zone" sometime next year. I was originally waiting for a dual format player but the deals on HD DVD players were too good to let pass. I survived being DVD-A only for about a year before adding SACD, so I think I can survive this wait as well. But congrats to those who are already there.
     
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    May I join the club? I already had the A2 and just picked up the new Panasonic BD-30. It is a great feeling not having to worry about a title being available in one format or the other.

    Mark
     
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    Of course! [​IMG]
     
  17. Craig Beam

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    Count me in as well.... I've got both the Toshiba HD-A3 and the Sony BDP-S300. Over the past two weeks I've accumulated 20 movies already!

    12 Monkeys (HD-DVD)
    300 (HD-DVD)
    2001: A Space Odyssey (Blu-Ray)
    The Bourne Identity (HD-DVD)
    The Bourne Supremacy (HD-DVD)
    Casablanca (HD-DVD)
    A Christmas Story (Blu-Ray)
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Blu-Ray)
    Die Hard Collection (Blu-Ray)
    The Fifth Element (Blu-Ray)
    The Fountain (Blu-Ray)
    House of Flying Daggers (Blu-Ray)
    The Ultimate Matrix Collection (HD-DVD)
    Spider-Man 3 (Blu-Ray)
    Total Recall (Blu-Ray)

    I've gotta stop.... but damn, it's like a drug. [​IMG]
     
  18. don monteith

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    I have been format neutral from the beginning and yes it is a nice feeling being able to buy what you want. I just got my mom to go with the Sony BDP-S300 to go along with her new 40 inch plasma. She doesn't know anything about it except that she loves it. I am also working on my sister to get the HD DVD player for their XBox 360.

    2 more converted and just 3 Billion left to go!!![​IMG]
     
  19. Joe Fisher

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    2,999,999,999 to go as I just got a Panasonic Blu-Ray DMP-BD30K and will have Toshiba HD-A3 by the end of the week.

    Just watched Enter the Dragon on Blu-Ray and all I have to say is............[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    My SD edition is now a beer coaster.
     
  20. Dave Moritz

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    I have been format neutral for awhile now as I purchsed my HD-A1 a little over a year ago. And I purchased my Sony BDP-S300 back around August 31st. And have been enjoying both formats ever since. I now purchase every title I can in HD and buy very few SD-DVD.
     

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