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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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    **Official HTF HD Formats Ind./Retailer/Studio Support Thread-*SEE POST 3176, p. 106*

    The latest from NPD showed that of the over 1,000,000 HD-DVD players sold, only apx. 300K were add-on's.
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    Amazon 50% sale on HD DVDs (147 titles) 2/2/08

    Nice sale, but I already own most. At the price I was able to find 4 titles on my don't really need but would not hurt to own list. Cat People and Time Cop were among them. The funny thing is, with the total lack of 'I gotta have it' titles announced for release on either BD or HD in the next...
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    **Official HTF HD Formats Ind./Retailer/Studio Support Thread-*SEE POST 3176, p. 106*

    These percentage posts have no value without the data behind it. Is the increase due to a sudden increase in BD sales (unlikely), or because of a massive drop in HD DVD hardware sales (more likely). To see if the death of the HD DVD format will actually have any positive impact on BD...
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    With Blu the apparent victor, it's time to demand some changes....

    The time to ask for changes was when there was competition. It is a little too late now, as there will be no competing format to force any changes, and the studios have shown little regard to the consumer up until now. As far as the list of 'would like to have's', the most important to me is...
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    Should WB and the BDA give HD DVD owners a "peace offering" to welcome them to Blu?

    I suppose could take some of that 450 mil payout and cover the change over costs. But as callus as Warner was in not protecting the consumer by announcing their decision prior to the Holiday season before the holiday purchasers laid out their cash, I tend to think Warner (and/or the other...
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    Universal at CES

    I think the fact that Warner goes exclusive in no way dows a great deal to change the outlook for the HD formats one way or the other. the fact is the general public finds DVD more than adaquate, and 4.99 bargin bin DVD's are still the mainstay for many consumers. Fact is, when Toshiba and Sony...
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    Should WB and the BDA give HD DVD owners a "peace offering" to welcome them to Blu?

    As a dual format consumer, the move of Warner does little to affect my ability to view a High Def release, but you are right. For Warner to dismiss the rumors of a month and a half ago and let the average consumer be taken in over the Holiday season is pretty callus. Many hundreds of thousands...
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    *** Official HTF HD Formats Comparison Thread *See Post 957, p. 32*

    There has not been a 2:1 sales ratio for the last eight or nine months. Closer to 1.5:1 or 1.6:1.
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    **Official HTF HD Formats Ind./Retailer/Studio Support Thread-*SEE POST 3176, p. 106*

    How so? The add-on drive is made and sold for the 360, so it seems reasonable that it would be tied in with the 360.
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    **Official HTF HD Formats Ind./Retailer/Studio Support Thread-*SEE POST 3176, p. 106*

    You can. Buy a Combo player and stop worrying. As a plus, you will end up with a much more colorful (Blue and Red) collection.
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    **Official HTF HD Formats Ind./Retailer/Studio Support Thread-*SEE POST 3176, p. 106*

    David, just how much time do you spend comming up with this BS. Either we agree with you or we are buying into an MS line. You really have fallen off of the deep end. Fact is, neither higher bandwidth or lossy vrs lossless has had any validation except it seems in your mind. Your facts are...
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    **Official HTF HD Formats Ind./Retailer/Studio Support Thread-*SEE POST 3176, p. 106*

    Hmmm, most major CE companies have not entered the High Def field yet as they probably see no profit in stand alone players. The rebadge comment is also not accurate. Commissinging other manufacturers to produce product for you is a standard manufacturing practice, not a negative. In...
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    **Official HTF HD Formats Ind./Retailer/Studio Support Thread-*SEE POST 3176, p. 106*

    Want to elaborate where you get the 'most of the industry' nonsense? I have never seen that validated anywhere.