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#1 of 28 Stephen Orr

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Posted November 24 2007 - 05:30 AM

Just ordered the Sony BDP-S300 with 10 (!) free movies, 5 of which will come with the machine! Read a lot of sites and see that as long as the firmware is up to date, it's a very decent machine. Adding this to the Toshiba HD A2 I bought at the beginning of the month.

#2 of 28 Cees Alons

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Posted November 24 2007 - 09:01 AM

Congratulations, Stephen.
You're one of the free now. Posted Image


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#3 of 28 Peter Overduin

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Posted November 24 2007 - 09:34 AM

Ditto...bought the HDA1 last October 2006; bought the Sharp BD player today...got 3 free HD movies with the A1 and looking forward to my 5 free BD movies with the Sharp!
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#4 of 28 Cees Alons

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Posted November 24 2007 - 09:46 AM

So, congrats to you too, Peter. Posted Image

(I myself am waiting for the Samsung combo player, assuming it will be there in Jan 2008 and specs and price are about right).


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#5 of 28 Shane Martin

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Posted November 24 2007 - 12:49 PM

Welcome to the club. I hope others join us. It's great to not be a format fanboy hoping your format will end up winning. It's all about the movies and both formats bring me the great quality and much pleasure.

#6 of 28 Chris S

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Posted November 24 2007 - 03:00 PM

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It's all about the movies...

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

#7 of 28 bigluigi

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Posted November 24 2007 - 08:01 PM

I like those Panasonic players-got such good reviews-but still way more than I wish to pay *sigh*

#8 of 28 Ronald Epstein

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Posted November 24 2007 - 08:53 PM

It's a great feeling to be neutral.

You'll be very happy with Blu-ray.

Welcome to the club!

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#9 of 28 Robert Crawford

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Posted November 24 2007 - 10:46 PM

As one of the original HTF members of the Format Neutral Club, I welcome you.Posted Image






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#10 of 28 Stephen Orr

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Posted November 25 2007 - 12:59 AM

Wow! I've been a member of this forum for almost 9 years, and I think this is the first time Ron, Cees, and Robert have every all chimed in on a thread I started. I am honored!

#11 of 28 Stephen Orr

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Posted November 28 2007 - 01:13 AM

Yee-Haw! Christmas comes early to my house today! My Sony BDP-S300 is on the UPS truck for delivery (along with a 1TB WD MyBook from Newegg!).

#12 of 28 Bill Crosthwait

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Posted November 29 2007 - 06:46 PM

I am offically format neutral today as well! Im a proud owner of the HD-A35 and I picked up a Samsung BR-1400 for $200 from my boss. His loss my gain!!

Now I need to pick up so good Blu-ray titles!!
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#13 of 28 Cees Alons

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Posted November 29 2007 - 10:29 PM

Congrats, Bill!


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#14 of 28 PaulDA

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Posted November 30 2007 - 01:18 AM

I'm jealous. Posted Image Seriously though, I plan to join the "neutral zone" sometime next year. I was originally waiting for a dual format player but the deals on HD DVD players were too good to let pass. I survived being DVD-A only for about a year before adding SACD, so I think I can survive this wait as well. But congrats to those who are already there.
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#15 of 28 Mark_TB

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Posted December 02 2007 - 03:50 PM

May I join the club? I already had the A2 and just picked up the new Panasonic BD-30. It is a great feeling not having to worry about a title being available in one format or the other.

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#16 of 28 Chris S

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Posted December 03 2007 - 03:42 AM

Of course! Posted Image
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#17 of 28 Craig Beam

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Posted December 03 2007 - 05:33 AM

Count me in as well.... I've got both the Toshiba HD-A3 and the Sony BDP-S300. Over the past two weeks I've accumulated 20 movies already!

12 Monkeys (HD-DVD)
300 (HD-DVD)
2001: A Space Odyssey (Blu-Ray)
The Bourne Identity (HD-DVD)
The Bourne Supremacy (HD-DVD)
Casablanca (HD-DVD)
A Christmas Story (Blu-Ray)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Blu-Ray)
Die Hard Collection (Blu-Ray)
The Fifth Element (Blu-Ray)
The Fountain (Blu-Ray)
House of Flying Daggers (Blu-Ray)
The Ultimate Matrix Collection (HD-DVD)
Spider-Man 3 (Blu-Ray)
Total Recall (Blu-Ray)

I've gotta stop.... but damn, it's like a drug. Posted Image

#18 of 28 don monteith

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Posted December 03 2007 - 09:46 AM

I have been format neutral from the beginning and yes it is a nice feeling being able to buy what you want. I just got my mom to go with the Sony BDP-S300 to go along with her new 40 inch plasma. She doesn't know anything about it except that she loves it. I am also working on my sister to get the HD DVD player for their XBox 360.

2 more converted and just 3 Billion left to go!!!Posted Image

#19 of 28 Joe Fisher

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Posted December 03 2007 - 03:58 PM

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2 more converted and just 3 Billion left to go!!!Posted Image

2,999,999,999 to go as I just got a Panasonic Blu-Ray DMP-BD30K and will have Toshiba HD-A3 by the end of the week.

Just watched Enter the Dragon on Blu-Ray and all I have to say is............Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

My SD edition is now a beer coaster.

#20 of 28 Dave Moritz

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Posted December 04 2007 - 11:05 AM

I have been format neutral for awhile now as I purchsed my HD-A1 a little over a year ago. And I purchased my Sony BDP-S300 back around August 31st. And have been enjoying both formats ever since. I now purchase every title I can in HD and buy very few SD-DVD.
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