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Poll: The next HTF National Meet - what shall we consider?


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#1 of 52 Ronald Epstein

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Posted November 12 2003 - 07:40 AM

Dear Members,

It's been several years since we have planned a
national event and the time has come to get together
once more and have some fun together. Here are a few
ideas that we have been thinking about. Your input
is important in helping us to plan events that meet
your leisure needs.

The one thing we enjoy most about running this forum
is meeting our members. Maybe not so surprisingly,
we have made life-long friends through the various
National Meets we have put together over the years.

If you have no idea how special these meets can be,
you need only to take a few minutes to pour over the
scrapbooks that we have posted here:

Home Theater Forum Meets Page

We want to do something special for 2004....so special
in fact that we hope anyone considering a vacation
will now now consider to do one with Home Theater Forum.

We have several ideas on tap, and wanted to approach
the membership as to which they would most greatly
consider doing with us next year.

Here are the choices we have come up with:

Home Theater Forum NYC Meet and Cruise:
Not to be confused with any previously held cruises.
Leave the meetings and lectures at home. You are on
vacation and we know how to enhance that experience!!
Two nights in NYC to take in a Broadway show & a
David Letterman Show taping. Then, on to sail for
5 nights aboard Voyager Of The Seas as we go
to Nova Scotia and back.

Home Theater Forum LA Meet and Cruise:
Not to be confused with any previously held cruises.
Leave the meetings and lectures at home. You are on
vacation and we know how to enhance that experience!!
Spend 2-3 days in Los Angeles as we tour studios and
DVD production facilities. Then, board Monarch
Of The Seas
for a 3-night cruise to Mexico and
back.

Home Theater Forum 7-Night Alaskan Cruise:
Not to be confused with any previously held cruises.
Leave the meetings and lectures at home. You are on
vacation and we know how to enhance that experience!!
Discover Alaska in style on Radiance Of The Seas

Home Theater Forum Los Angeles National Meet:
A full week in Los Angeles as we visit studios,
DVD production facilities and special events. Your
chance to visit studios and facilities you could not
do on your own. Please note this package contains no
cruise.


We would like you to help us choose what vacation
package you would most consider. This is a VOTE --
not a commitment. Please also understand that the
results are to be used for consideration only, not
final decision.

Please include any comments you may have about
these ideas, as well as any ideas you may have of
your own.

You may also include feedback on similar types of
vacations you have been on and how we may improve
upon them.

Look forward to your votes and comments

HTF STAFF


Ronald J Epstein
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#2 of 52 Jeffrey Chin

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Posted November 12 2003 - 08:40 AM

I vote for NYC - no cruise
Yo. Can I write check?

#3 of 52 Ronald Epstein

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Posted November 12 2003 - 08:48 AM

Jeffrey,

You didn't register your vote

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#4 of 52 Nils Luehrmann

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Posted November 12 2003 - 10:45 AM

All terrific ideas, but it seems to me the last (No Cruise) option would not only offer the greatest opportunity for the largest gathering, but also provide the most number of HT related activities (as already mentioned in Ron's post).

Ron, if you need any assistance in planning and organizing the event, please feel free to contact me.

#5 of 52 TomCW

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Posted November 12 2003 - 01:07 PM

As much as I would like to attend, I currently can't. However, if I was gonna pick something it would be this:
ROOTS ON THE RAILS 2004

Tom
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#6 of 52 Dave Poehlman

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Posted November 12 2003 - 02:02 PM

It's really a toss up between NYC and the LA cruise (if I get to go).

The cruise-less LA trip would offer the most HT-related highlights... but a cruise would have more SAF. Posted Image

#7 of 52 Bill Cowmeadow

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Posted November 12 2003 - 02:34 PM

LA - No cruise.

My wife and I participated in this years mini LA meet (Thanks Mr. Tolsky) and had a great time.

Bill

#8 of 52 Craig S

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Posted November 12 2003 - 02:52 PM

As one of the lucky attendees of the last National Meet in 2001 I'm glad to see there's a shot at bringing it back.

This is a tough choice - I could go for any of these. I guess that's a good thing. Posted Image

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#9 of 52 Gregory Pauswinski

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Posted November 13 2003 - 02:07 AM

I voted for LA meet. Actually getting to see the people and things that go into making our favorite DVDs and Home Theater equipment is amazing.

I haven't seen you guys in a long time. I've been craving Todai and In & Out Burger. Posted Image

#10 of 52 Richard Travale

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Posted November 13 2003 - 05:44 AM

I voted for the Alaska cruise because I've heard they are absolutely amazing.
Either way, I would really enjoy meeting all of you in person.

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#11 of 52 Keith Outhouse

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Posted November 13 2003 - 05:47 AM

Alaska sounds like fun, I know my wife would jump at that one.

Ron, send me your email address. I'll send you some pictures next week. My address is in my profile.

Keith Outhouse

#12 of 52 Matt Krapf

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Posted November 13 2003 - 05:47 AM

I'm with Greg. Coincidentally, I first met Greg on the First National Meet in LA.

There's NO question that there's more that can be done during a week in LA.(with mucho planning).

I wasn't lucky enought to attend either of the recent cruises, so that's always nice, too.

As it is, if Ron's up to planning it -- and I'M VOLUNTEERING TO HELP -- I believe a National LA Meet is the best way to gather the most members and see the most interesting things/places.

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#13 of 52 Michael Cucka

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Posted November 13 2003 - 08:35 AM

LA ALL THE WAY!!!!!!

Being lucky enough to have attended the last LA Meet and the 1st HT Cruise, I'd have to say that the LA trip offered the most. Not only the Studios and all the HTF-oriented activites, but also the time spent with fellow HTFers that really made it special. Nothing beats time spent packed in a van together traveling on the LA freeways, running off for sushi, enjoying a screening, whatever. Posted Image

I'll keep my fingers crossed - and start buying one less DVD a week to save up for it! Posted Image
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#14 of 52 Brian_L_Kleis

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Posted November 13 2003 - 10:25 AM

Yup, voted for the LA, sans cruise as well... Would probably like a cruise, but the cost might be a bit prohibitive for some, me included.... Plus, the options are much greater, I'd think, having the roaming ability in SoCal, rather than being confined (though with all great people, I'm sure) to the boat...

And, if overkill occurs for some people (and it hasn't hit me yet anyway), some could opt for other semi-related DVD/Forum related excursions... Obscure shopping hunts, small studio visits, Universal Tour, or there's this place in Anaheim with a castle and a mouse...

Sorry, I'm a big fan of the extras on my DVDs, so this is already conceivably feeling like "Options, options, options... - Need more options..."
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#15 of 52 John_Berger

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Posted November 13 2003 - 11:41 AM

LA with no cruise for me -- if I can scrape up the funds. Posted Image

#16 of 52 Randy B A

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Posted November 13 2003 - 12:28 PM

I vote for:

Home Theater Forum Los Angeles National Meet:
A full week in Los Angeles as we visit studios,
DVD production facilities and special events. Your
chance to visit studios and facilities you could not
do on your own. Please note this package contains no
cruise.

#17 of 52 Roy Johansen

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Posted November 13 2003 - 07:44 PM

I'm voting for L.A. with no cruise (though I could go for any of the choices). Although I live here in Southern CA, I'd like the opportunity to visit those places that are usually not available to us.

BTW, I enjoyed meeting the HTF Forum members who were on the Home Theater Cruise last week!

#18 of 52 Adam_Reiter

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Posted November 14 2003 - 03:11 AM

I also vote for a 7-day LA meet. That way I should be sure to make it. Posted Image

#19 of 52 RobertR

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Posted November 14 2003 - 03:25 AM

Would LA area people be allowed to come to any events?

#20 of 52 Jack Briggs

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Posted November 14 2003 - 08:17 AM

Robert, let me check with Ron on that one.