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Just bought JVC 30k DVHS player, recommend some titles!


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#1 of 26 OFFLINE   Joe Reed

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Posted June 21 2003 - 07:12 AM

Hi guys, I just purchased the jvc DVHS 30k from onecall, and I need some movies I just purchased Fast and the furious and and am going to preorder all 3 titles due on July 29th but what are the best titles PQ wise. Does anyone know if bestprices.com charges when you place an order or when the preorder ships.

Where are some good places to buy dvhs movies bestprices seem to have good prices on there titles around $26 to $33.


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PLEASE NOTE: If you want to bash DVHS go somewhere else, and if you want to bash my first movie choice on DVHS go ahead, there is that much to pick from. Posted Image

#2 of 26 OFFLINE   Edward Brand

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Posted June 22 2003 - 04:47 AM

Hi Joe,

Congratulations on your purchase. I am selling dvd's on e-bay so that I can get a D-VHS deck too.

From what I have read Fast And The Furious, X-Men and U-571 are all 5-star choices for Picture and sound quality.

Bestprices.com offers the cheapest prices that I have been able to find so far.

Enjoy. --Edward

#3 of 26 OFFLINE   David Susilo

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Posted June 23 2003 - 04:28 AM

I just have problems with Black Hawk Down. It seems like every tape can only be played twice before I can see drop outs.

Ice Age is a very extremely absolutely great demo material.

#4 of 26 OFFLINE   Joe Reed

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Posted June 23 2003 - 11:26 AM

BHD< is that out in HD, i did not know that

Edward, yeah I sold some dvd's on ebay to buy it also, actually I sold around 250 of them, because I am redoing my basemnt into a media room, and I had to dig it all out by myself Posted Image and then I have to get it concreteed which is 1000 dollars, so off goes the dvd's , but since I started selling some of my dvd's off I became a ebay powerseller Posted Image

#5 of 26 OFFLINE   Nathan_R

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Posted June 23 2003 - 03:18 PM

Joe, Black Hawk Down was probably on HD-PPV, but it's not on D-Theater. Your best bet is to hit bestprices.com and stick to ordering titles listed as "In Stock" from their website. Otherwise, there is the expensive dvhsmovieguide.com and the mid-priced dvdempire.com

I'm 8 for 8 with bestprices.com and highly recommend them.

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#6 of 26 OFFLINE   Joe Reed

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Posted June 23 2003 - 07:45 PM

Thanks for the reply Nathan , that is what I thought, Yeah I ordered Fast and the furious from bestprices, hopefully I will get it the same day as the 30k, YEah they do have some good prices compared to other websites, more webstores need to start selling them so there is comepetion and we get better prices. Posted Image Should we start a new thread, listing what site has the best price on each titles, kinda like dvdpricesearch put we can just make a thread about it, let me know if you guys would like that, I could start it up.

#7 of 26 OFFLINE   Nathan_R

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Posted June 24 2003 - 12:49 AM

Edit: here's one: http://www.hometheat....hreadid=138897

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#8 of 26 OFFLINE   Skip

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Posted June 24 2003 - 06:33 AM

Two words, "Ice Age". Also, pick up "The Beauty of Japan". You won't believe your eys.

-Skip

#9 of 26 OFFLINE   Joe Reed

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Posted June 24 2003 - 09:03 AM

Thanks for the reply skip, do you know where I can get Beauty of Japan, that has it in stock dvhsmovie.com is sold out
thanks Joe Reed

#10 of 26 OFFLINE   Nathan_R

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Posted June 24 2003 - 09:55 AM

Joe, I always forget about this one: http://store.yahoo.c...tore/index.html It's the online store for HDNet. I've never ordered from them, but they have some neat titles (documentaries, bikinis, etc).

Have fun!
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#11 of 26 OFFLINE   Emil Stoica

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Posted June 24 2003 - 11:17 AM

I also just acquired the JVC deck from onecall and I have to say that Ice Age is really beautiful. I am also impressed by Independence Day.

However, one title that no one seems to have in stock is U-571. Does anyone know a source for it that has it in stock?

#12 of 26 OFFLINE   SteveRS

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Posted June 24 2003 - 03:22 PM

I also had a long search for U-571 and found it at DVDPlanet.
One vendor said "This title is no longer available"
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#13 of 26 OFFLINE   Emil Stoica

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Posted June 25 2003 - 04:06 AM

Well I found that Crutchfield has U-571 in stock. Full price but considering all the raves and the difficulty in finding it, it may be the only choice.

#14 of 26 OFFLINE   Gary->dee

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Posted June 25 2003 - 05:37 AM

Can someone educate me as to the advantages of DVHS? Posted Image

#15 of 26 OFFLINE   RobertR

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Posted June 25 2003 - 05:49 AM

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Can someone educate me as to the advantages of DVHS?


There's only one significant advantage: It's the only format that provides prerecorded movies in high definition.

#16 of 26 OFFLINE   Gary->dee

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Posted June 25 2003 - 06:05 AM

Thanks for answering my question, Robert. Forgive my ignorance on this matter but I've always been curious. Do DVHS movies look like standard VHS tapes or are they larger/smaller? Also, does a DVHS movie look considerably better than a DVD movie by comparison? I mean is there a huge difference or would DVHS be something like a Superbit DVD.

#17 of 26 OFFLINE   Nathan_R

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Posted June 25 2003 - 06:19 AM

The tapes themselves are physically comparable to regular VHS tapes, but slightly heavier. As far as quality differences between d-vhs and Superbit dvds, consider D-Theater as Megabit. 480p dvd v 1080i dvhs leaves quite a gap.
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#18 of 26 OFFLINE   Gary->dee

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Posted June 25 2003 - 06:29 AM

I see, very interesting. Thanks, guys! Posted Image

#19 of 26 OFFLINE   Jeff Peake

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Posted June 25 2003 - 07:19 AM

My HDTV only has component and RGB connections...can the JVC 30k (or any other D_VHS deck) play and record 1080i using component or do I have to get firewire???

The onecall price is pretty good, I will probably saving when they hit $500 (assuming I wont need to buy a new HDTV for a firewire or DVI connection!).

#20 of 26 OFFLINE   RobertR

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Posted June 25 2003 - 07:28 AM

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can the JVC 30k (or any other D_VHS deck) play and record 1080i using component or do I have to get firewire???


The JVC has component outputs. You can't record on it unless you have a suitable firewire source.





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