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#1 of 78 Robert Crawford

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Posted June 15 2006 - 10:51 AM

After much thought, I decided to be what I've always been before which is an early adopter when it comes to home theater. So this past weekend, I ordered a RCA HDV5000 HD DVD player and Samsung BD-P1000 Blu-ray player. Circuit City had a 10% coupon that I used so I got $50.00 off the RCA player and $100 off the Samsung. Yesterday, I received the HD DVD player. The picture quality is great and what an experience I had watching both "The Bourne Supremacy" and "Apollo 13" in 1080I. So far, knock on wood, I had no glitches. Hopefully, that will continue as I watch the other 7 HD DVD titles I bought recently.

This afternoon, I received the tracking number that my Blu-ray player has shipped. As can be expected, I'm very excited and can hardly wait until Monday when I receive that player. I just hope I have some Blu-ray discs to watch on it.Posted Image If not then I'll make due with some SD DVDS. I might have to stop by Best Buy or Circuit City to see if they have any if my preorder discs don't make it here on time.

A long time ago, I decided that I wasn't taking sides in this format war and just wanted a winner to be declared. However, I don't think such a winner is going to come any time soon. I have nothing to base that opinion on, except my gut feeling. Anyhow, I'm now prepared to enjoy watching HD discs no matter what happens in this latest format war.Posted Image





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#2 of 78 Steve Blair

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Posted June 15 2006 - 11:04 AM

Figured you couldn't hold out Robert Posted Image Make sure your RCA has the latest firmware and you should be good to go. Oh, and wait til' you watch The Chronicles Of Riddick!

#3 of 78 Sean Bryan

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Posted June 15 2006 - 11:14 AM

Robert,

Which HD DVDs did you pick up?

Do you have any BDs ordered?

Congrats on jumping in!
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#4 of 78 Robert Crawford

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Posted June 15 2006 - 11:19 AM

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Robert,

Which HD DVDs did you pick up?

Do you have any BDs ordered?

Congrats on jumping in!
HD DVDS are the following:
  • Unforgiven
  • Goodfellas
  • Swordfish
  • Million Dollar Baby
  • Blazing Saddles
  • The Last Samurai
  • The Bourne Supremacy
  • Jarhead
  • Apollo 13
The Blu-ray discs preordered are:
  • The Fifth Element
  • House of the Flying Daggers
  • Underworld-Evolution



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#5 of 78 Steve Tannehill

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Posted June 15 2006 - 11:19 AM

Congrats!

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#6 of 78 Jordan_E

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Posted June 15 2006 - 11:20 AM

I'd be getting the new Blu Ray player right now, if I had the money...
And you believe, at heart, everyone's a killer...

#7 of 78 Walter Kittel

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Posted June 15 2006 - 11:20 AM

Robert - Congratulations on the additions to your HT. Even though you were holding out, I figured that the prospect of The Searchers later this year in HD would be too much to resist. Posted Image

Glad to hear that you are enjoying the experience.

- Walter.
Fidelity to the source should always be the goal for Blu-ray releases.

#8 of 78 Robert Crawford

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Posted June 15 2006 - 11:21 AM

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Congrats!

- Steve
Well, Steve it was comments from you and guys like Walter Kittel that pushed me over the edge to buying into HD discs.Posted Image





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#9 of 78 Robert Crawford

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Posted June 15 2006 - 11:24 AM

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Robert - Congratulations on the additions to your HT. Even though you were holding out, I figured that the prospect of The Searchers later this year in HD would be too much to resist. Posted Image

Glad to hear that you are enjoying the experience.

- Walter.
Yeah, resistance was futile to say the least!Posted Image



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#10 of 78 Steve Blair

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Posted June 15 2006 - 11:33 AM

Edited to remove my post as I returned the blu ray player and am keeping the Hd Dvd player Posted Image

#11 of 78 Walter Kittel

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Posted June 15 2006 - 11:34 AM

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Well, Steve it was comments from you and guys like Walter Kittel that pushed me over the edge to buying into HD discs.Posted Image

Crawdaddy

Robert, you're just going to have to return the favor (at least as far as Blu-ray goes). I hope to hear your impressions regarding Blu-ray in the coming days / weeks.

- Walter.
Fidelity to the source should always be the goal for Blu-ray releases.

#12 of 78 Michael TLV

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Posted June 15 2006 - 11:40 AM

Greetings

Well that didn't take too long. Posted Image

You have all these guys here smoking good dope and eventually you can't help but smell it too ... then it is pointless ...

I figure you owe us half a pack. Posted Image

In the end ... the point is ... to enjoy it.

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#13 of 78 Steve Blair

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Posted June 15 2006 - 11:57 AM

n/m

#14 of 78 Joseph Bolus

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Posted June 15 2006 - 12:42 PM

*Whew* You guys are leaving me in the dust! Posted Image

I'm trying to hold out until July 2007 (at which point I think there will be a clearer indication as to the "winner" and/or an announcement regarding a "Combo" deck). But I'm beginning to think I'm going to have a really hard time holding out that long!

I *do* know this: If it were not for the "war" I would already have one of these decks ... !
Joseph
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#15 of 78 George_W_K

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Posted June 15 2006 - 12:49 PM

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*Whew* You guys are leaving me in the dust! Posted Image

I'm trying to hold out until July 2007 (at which point I think there will be a clearer indication as to the "winner" and/or an announcement regarding a "Combo" deck). But I'm beginning to think I'm going to have a really hard time holding out that long!

I *do* know this: If it were not for the "war" I would already have one of these decks ... !


I second that. Posted Image

#16 of 78 Dave H

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Posted June 15 2006 - 01:03 PM

Well, you guys who bought both players....just think, you don't need a universal player now. Posted Image

#17 of 78 Larry Sutliff

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Posted June 15 2006 - 02:03 PM

Congratulations, Robert! Enjoy both of your new toys!

My Samsung BD player shipped from Circuit City today and should arrive Saturday via Fedex. Posted Image

#18 of 78 Steve Tannehill

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Posted June 15 2006 - 02:12 PM

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Robert, you're just going to have to return the favor (at least as far as Blu-ray goes). I hope to hear your impressions regarding Blu-ray in the coming days / weeks.

- Walter.

What Walter said (and thanks, Robert!)

When I see that Robocop is on the BD list, I am this close to taking the plunge...

- Steve

#19 of 78 Chris S

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Posted June 15 2006 - 03:25 PM

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I *do* know this: If it were not for the "war" I would already have one of these decks ... !

Same here!
DVD & Blu-ray - It's all about the movies!

#20 of 78 Mark Bendiksen

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Posted June 15 2006 - 03:29 PM


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When I see that Robocop is on the BD list, I am this close to taking the plunge...
I'd buy that for a dollar!



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