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Do/Did You Watch More Movies With FP


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#1 of 12 DelRay

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Posted January 15 2006 - 05:13 AM

Since I got my new FP, it seems like I watch more movies than ever before. Something about a BIG screen that ties in with big sound to make it all come together. Anyone else?

#2 of 12 RAF

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Posted January 15 2006 - 12:48 PM

Without a doubt.
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#3 of 12 Jim Mcc

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Posted January 15 2006 - 04:42 PM

Definitely. I watch a movie almost every night. Either a DVD or a movie on HDNet Movies.

#4 of 12 John S

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Posted January 16 2006 - 03:07 AM

I find myself watching more HDTV than I used to. I don't think it is possible for me to watch more movies than I always have. Posted Image

#5 of 12 Joseph Bolus

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Posted January 16 2006 - 05:10 AM

Since I got my FP I'm either viewing DVD's or HD cable. And I'm definitely viewing and purchasing many movies that I wouldn't have otherwise. In many cases the movies that I'm purchasing are the ones that I never got to see on a big screen in a theater. Movies like "Around the World in 80 Days" (Original), "Ben-Hur", "The Ten Commandments", "2001", "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly". These movies seem brand new when viewed on a FP system. Mix in all the (more current) movies and I'm definitely viewing more movies now!
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#6 of 12 DelRay

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Posted January 16 2006 - 09:59 AM

I knew it wasn't just me. And, I seem to be buying dvd's all the time now. I get real good deals on pre-viewed movies at my local Movie Gallery. Buy 2 and get 2 free. Been buying more popcorn lately too. Posted Image

#7 of 12 Kirk Patrick

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Posted January 18 2006 - 05:26 AM

absolutely

prediction: in 15 years everyone will have at least 2 sets, an fp for movies and one or more 32-42 inch tv's for non- movie type stuff like evercise dvd's, news, and so on.
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#8 of 12 John S

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Posted January 18 2006 - 05:44 AM

I had to pull out Deliverance and watch it.


I agree it is mostly the old stuff that really seems to get me excited. Like see'n it for the first time.


It seemed more graphic and disturbing than I ever remembered it on any of my old displays.

#9 of 12 RAF

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Posted January 18 2006 - 09:09 AM

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prediction: in 15 years everyone will have at least 2 sets, an fp for movies and one or more 32-42 inch tv's for non- movie type stuff like evercise dvd's, news, and so on.


I guess that some of us are about 21 years ahead of our time. In my case that's probably good for in 15 years I'll probably be back on Pablum.

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#10 of 12 DelRay

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Posted January 18 2006 - 10:02 AM

I agree. I have a 53" Sony 4:3 built into the wall. I use it for local broadcast and regular TV viewing. But when I want to watch a movie on DVD, I pull down the screen and get a big picture. I've got updated pics in my homepage that shows the tv makeover.
Robert. Nice setup. Looks like your upgrades were major ones. WOW

#11 of 12 Kirk Patrick

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Posted January 18 2006 - 10:59 AM

robert, nice ht setup

i have a 750 sq ft condo

if i knock down the bedroom wall and get rid of my bedroom and living room furniture i might be able to do something like it

i wonder if that would be going a little overboard?

naaah....
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#12 of 12 RAF

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Posted January 18 2006 - 04:31 PM

I decided a while back that in preparation for all the new stuff coming out (Blu-ray, HD DVD, etc.) that it was prudent to upgrade to sets that took a digital input. This would avoid any potential copy protection resolution inhibition. My Runco already had DVI (HDCP compliant) so that wasn't a problem (I don't use the audio aspect of HDMI in the front projector so that wasn't an issue. Besides the HDMI implementations keep adding to the HDMI audio capabilities and I didn't want to play that game). The new plasma (37" Panasonic) has HDMI and the HP 1080p has HDMI inputs which accept a native 1080p input so I should be set for quite some time.

I also added some other goodies (all thanks to what I saw at CEDIA). This includes a Velodyne SMS-1 (Digital subwoofer management system with auto room equalization) and a DVD0 IScan VP30 (HD scaler/hub with an "any resolution in, any resolution out" capability all the way up to and including 1080p.)

Now if I can only get the darn HP replacement to arrive for the dead set!
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