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    Looking for inexpensive portable projector!!

    Dave, just a few comments. I own a lower priced Vivitek Projector I use to set up outdoor movies when my grandkids come over. I purchased it for under 600.00 dollars and it produces a nice, bright image. But it is a projector, and requires lamp changes from time to time. Before buying one, make...
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    PANASONIC INTRODUCES NEW PT-AE8000U 3D HOME THEATER PROJECTOR WITH ADVANCED CUSTOMIZATION FEATURES

    I don't know, Sam. I saw the 7000 and 8000 projected next to each other, and the extra brightness was very evident. I currently own a Panasonic PT AE7000, and I have found it to be a very competent projector, but it just didn't seem to have the brightness on my 110 ' screen to adequately view 3D...
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    M. Night Shyamalan's "Signs" (Blu-ray)

    Sorry guys, but I can not agree on this one. After 'The Sixth Sense', IMHO M. Night has been on a steady decline. Signs is not a film I could get even mildly excited about. I actually liked his very slow moving "Unbraekable' better. But I am glad to see it announced. It should prove to be...
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    **Official HTF HD Formats Ind./Retailer/Studio Support Thread-*SEE POST 3176, p. 106*

    One likely thing that Toshiba is looking at is profitability. There is little they can do or add value to producing BD players at this time, so it looks like they will focus their sites on improving DVD's and download services. Must remember that they still are a controlling force at the DVD...
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    **Official HTF HD Formats Ind./Retailer/Studio Support Thread-*SEE POST 3176, p. 106*

    We will see. Sounds pretty (over) optimistic. Wonder if there are enough plants pressing BD disks to support a quadrupling of Sony output,the addition of Paramount, Dreamworks and Universal releases, and the additional BD disks they will have to produce to cover the old HD DVD pressings. Sony...
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    **Official HTF HD Formats Ind./Retailer/Studio Support Thread-*SEE POST 3176, p. 106*

    Maybe. I still doubt that the killer titles will do much to push the average consumer into this market place.
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    **Official HTF HD Formats Ind./Retailer/Studio Support Thread-*SEE POST 3176, p. 106*

    Overall sales of all disk based content is slipping, from DVD's to CD's, being replaced by downloads, not a new disk format. It is the demand for all disk content that is in decline.
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    **Official HTF HD Formats Ind./Retailer/Studio Support Thread-*SEE POST 3176, p. 106*

    But this is the crux of the problem. The studios are pushing a new format to increase sales, and the increase heavily relies on current DVD owners replacing their current DVD titles with High Def releases. As the consumer moves into High Def, there will be few increases in sales in new releases...
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    **Official HTF HD Formats Ind./Retailer/Studio Support Thread-*SEE POST 3176, p. 106*

    David, as a point of reference. I purchased 2 32 " HDTV (LCD - 720p) sets for my Grand kids this Christmas from Best Buy (on-line). Cost - 359.99 each (and 40.00 for the wall mount). I would be curious to see what prices you come up with from a Brick and Mortar Best Buy store. Be looking forward...
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    So long, Amazon 10% discount

    I am still getting the 10% discount. I have recieved well in excess of 500.00 worth of discounts over the last 12 months and it doesn't seem to have effected my account.
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    **Official HTF HD Formats Ind./Retailer/Studio Support Thread-*SEE POST 3176, p. 106*

    I think you would find that today we have lots of consumers with very inexpensive HDTVs (HDTV's that cost no more than that consumer would have expected to pay for a SD TV 2 years ago) and few have expressed a need for an HD source. When they do, Dish, DirecTv of Cable seems to be sufficient.I...
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    **Official HTF HD Formats Ind./Retailer/Studio Support Thread-*SEE POST 3176, p. 106*

    Only if the demand for DVD's subsides. Currently, that is not the case. The demise of DVD's is unlikely, as the 4.00 Walmart bin is still a best seller. When Blu-Ray players get down to the price of Apex DVD's, it might happen. Look at the HDTV market. Better picture and sound is not the...
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