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    DVDs you've bought solely for demo purposes

    No one mentions Behind Enemy Lines - for shame :) I have been so hooked on HD for the past year or so that my DVD buying days has come to an virtual end. I have been seriously tempted to buy a D-VHS deck as of late. I watched Tears of the Sun on starz!HD the other day and was completely...
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    "Premium" movie channels - any letterbox?

    Not sure if this veers of topic but.... I have been very impresssed so far with Starz!-HD even though the majority of it's offerings have not in fact been OAR. They had a mess of a time getting LOTR;FOTR right last month (they finally did show it OAR) as well as two towers (which they showed...
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    Tarintino DVD's for sale

    Hello all, I want to get rid of some copies of Tarintino DVD's that I have. As well I have some DVD's to sell with them that I don't have a need for either. I'd like to sell everything as a set. The following DVD's are included.... Jackie Brown SE Pulp Fiction SE Resevoir Dogs SE...
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    A Sony by any other Name

    Hmmmm...I didn't realize the old triniton power supply worked that way. For what it's worth, I have the same model numbered TV that has been working for the past 5 years with nary an issue. Well, the only thing that irrates me is the IR unit inside the TV's ability to pick up the remote...
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    Cable to DSL... much better...

    I have had DSL for 2 years with no major problems. Service has been more reliable than it ever was with AT&T/Comcast although the early days of @Home provided me with THE FASTEST speeds I have ever seen at home (regularly could see 500-600Kps downloads with bursts to 800kps). Earthlink DSL...
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    Need Movie Recommendations For Very Religious Person

    "Catch me if you can" has a few scenes that go past just plain innuendo. Think back of airplane :) I had a thread like this one about a year ago. I can't rememebr the title but if you do a search you should find it. One common suggestion from folks was "North by Northwest." I still...
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    Questions for RPTV and/or HDTV owners

    Vincent, If Comcast HD is available in your area, you may want to give them a look. Receiver rental is around $5-10 dollars a month extra over a basic channel package. Michael.
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    Questions for RPTV and/or HDTV owners

    Greg, 1) Yes and no. I think what you are referring to is set convergence. I can only speak for myself when I say that this is a infrequent adjustment. I would be more concerned about it if the set were being constantly moved/jostled. Otherwise, this should be one of those "every few years"...
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    New Car: 2003 Honda Accord or 2003 Mazda 6 (or any other 4 door Sedan?)

    Been test driving the Accord Coupe EX V-6 6 speed. Niiiiiice vehicle that lacks sex appeal. It's hind end reminds me of a late 90's Mercedes ie it is BLAND. Probably the best performing car I have ever driven - PERIOD. Is it worth 26 large? Perhaps. I need to have a look at the 6. One wonders...
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    (Re-Edited Title) I have taken the HD Plunge! Report from a HDTV newbie

    Ron, Glad to see that your are enjoying your HD experience. I took the "plunge" a couple of weeks before the Superbowl with a used RCA DTC 100. I used it mainly for OTA reception up until July 1st ;) when the lure of DirecTV's new HD pack snagged me in :) If you are at all a music fan, you...
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    I want a TOP GUN SE!

    Guys, If any of you have DirecTV and HDnet movies (part of a ($10.99 channel package) you can look forward to seeing Top Gun in HD. Mark Cuban just bought the rights to the film from Paramount. No firm air date was posted over at AVSforum. I do not know if the sound will be "remixed" for it's...
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    Tell me about Vancouver!!

    Prices upwards of $300,000 for a small townhome? Some that look like carbon copies of others produced in many other large cities..... Is this place for real? :frowning: Michael.
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    Is it time for HD yet?