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My 8th Anniversary at the HTF


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#1 of 62 OFFLINE   Marty M

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Posted December 06 2006 - 02:59 AM

I know I am a day early, but I wanted to mention this before it slipped my mind. Tomorrow will be my ninth anniversary as a member of this great forum. I remember when I joined there were less than 2,000 members.

I want to thank Ron and Parker for maintaining a high quality forum and given me place to hang out and discuss the things I have a passion for.

(Edit) I just realized I am not good at math. Tomorrow will be my 8th Anniversary here.

(Admin note: Fixed.)
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#2 of 62 OFFLINE   Dennis Nicholls

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Posted December 06 2006 - 04:32 AM

Hey at least you have the good sense to have a picture of a kitty there.
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#3 of 62 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted December 06 2006 - 05:10 PM

Congratulations, Marty!

You and Dennis (apparently a couple of the old guys around here! Posted Image ) sure have me beat! Posted Image

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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#4 of 62 OFFLINE   homthtr

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Posted December 06 2006 - 06:44 PM

I wish I would have found this forum 8 years ago!!! Would have made a big difference! This Forum has more info than anyone can absorb..

I would love to see screen shots of the original website.

Admin's..... do you still have any screenshots of the first website and it's evolution history?

#5 of 62 OFFLINE   Todd H

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Posted December 06 2006 - 11:07 PM

Congrats! I'm approaching year number eight myself. Hard to believe I've been here that long.

Edit: Here's a peek at what it looked like in 1999.

http://web.archive.o....n/Ultimate.cgi

#6 of 62 OFFLINE   Scott Merryfield

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Posted December 07 2006 - 12:05 AM

Thanks for that link and look back into the past, Todd. Seeing 800.com as a sponser brought back memories of those great online DVD sales from back then.

I'm 10 days away from my 8th anniversary here, btw.

#7 of 62 OFFLINE   Jay H

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Posted December 07 2006 - 12:53 AM

Hey, there I am... 2nd thread down about "is Charles Schultz still alive"..

..and there is a Mike Knapp thread further down too...

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#8 of 62 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted December 07 2006 - 01:05 AM

Gents,

Sadly, I don't regularly read this area as much as I used to.
I actually stumbled on this thread by accident. Perhaps it
was fate.

In any event, I want to thank all of you for the kind words
about Home Theater Forum.

If anyone is grateful, it is Parker and I who greatly appreciate
the fact that you continue to visit this forum on a regular basis.

I have shared this thread with Parker.

 

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#9 of 62 OFFLINE   Andrew Pratt

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Posted December 07 2006 - 01:26 AM

Yup I'm about at 8 years as well (9th). 800.com wow now there's a trip down memory lane!

#10 of 62 OFFLINE   Todd H

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Posted December 07 2006 - 02:36 AM

Ron, it's been a privilege to be a member here for almost eight years. I've greatly enjoyed my time here. From the battle against Divx to the campaign against pan-and-scan, it feels like we actually did some good. Here's to another eight years.

#11 of 62 OFFLINE   Parker Clack

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Posted December 07 2006 - 03:53 AM

Who the hell designed that site anyway!? Posted Image

Many many thanks to all of you without whom none of this would be possible.

Cheers to each and everyone and here's to another round of 8.

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#12 of 62 OFFLINE   Wes

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Posted December 07 2006 - 04:19 AM

Looks like I am an Old Timer also although some how I don't feel to old!

Thanks Parker and Ron for keeping this site a float! I have spent many a hour here, perhaps to many. I got to get a life! Posted Image

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#13 of 62 OFFLINE   Todd H

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Posted December 07 2006 - 06:09 AM

Wes you've been here since 1997? Wow!!! Did they even have an internet way back then? Posted Image

#14 of 62 OFFLINE   Marty M

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Posted December 07 2006 - 07:20 AM

I was thinking about some great threads that people have participated in. I remember that in June 1999 I was in the process of buying a subwoofer. I started a thread asking how I could convince my wife I needed a subwoofer. Someone replied that I should just go buy it and tell her it was a dehumidifier. My wife and I really liked that reply. So now when we hear the subwoofer kicking in, one of us will say, the dehumidifier is turning on.

Congrats to Wes for finding HTF a whole year before I did. Are there any other "old timers" still active at the HTF.
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#15 of 62 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted December 07 2006 - 07:24 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Marty M
I started a thread asking how I could convince my wife I needed a subwoofer. Someone replied that I should just go buy it and tell her it was a dehumidifier. My wife and I really liked that reply. So now when we hear the subwoofer kicking in, one of us will say, the dehumidifier is turning on.

Posted Image Posted Image Great story, Marty!

I love sitting around listening to the old folks "spin their yarns"! Posted Image

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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#16 of 62 OFFLINE   Randy Tennison

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Posted December 07 2006 - 09:43 AM

I'm coming up on 8. To put it in another perspective, I've been here long enough to have researched and bought a home theatre system that at the time was very hot, and is now badly outdated, 4:3, non HD, non anamorphic.

Man, I wish I could afford some new stuff!
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#17 of 62 OFFLINE   Jack Briggs

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Posted December 07 2006 - 10:38 AM

Happy anniversary, Marty.

And that link to HTF back in 1999 certainly brought back memories. It was at 800.com that I first ordered a DVD online. (That was a helluva good outfit, too.)

Remember all the threats of not buying certain DVDs if there were not "anamorphic"?

#18 of 62 OFFLINE   RichP

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Posted December 08 2006 - 02:56 AM

I just passed 8 years myself over the summer. Posted Image Crazy how time goes isn't it?

#19 of 62 OFFLINE   Randy Tennison

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Posted December 08 2006 - 09:58 AM

Remember all the "When is ___ studio going to start doing DVD's?"

or

DIVX vs. DVD wars

Man, the good old days.
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#20 of 62 OFFLINE   TonyD

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Posted December 14 2006 - 03:23 PM

i'm 7 this month.

but i'm certtain i signed up earlier then that under a different name.

i think i lost my screen name or password and just signed up again.

i know i was reading this forum well before 1999.
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