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  1. SteveA

    Advice on Blu ray with WiFi

    I just got the new Sony S570 with built-in WiFi for $250 and really like it.
  2. SteveA

    Arranging DVDs non-alphabetically

    Autobiographically, like John Cusack's LP collection in High Fidelity?
  3. SteveA

    Circuit City closing down 150+ stores in midwest (and now all of the stores)

    Is CC still honoring its gift cards? Retailers often quit accepting them once they file for bankruptcy. You are considered a creditor from which they are protected.
  4. SteveA

    Circuit City closing down 150+ stores in midwest (and now all of the stores)

    Here is an interesting article about all the missteps of Circuit City over the last couple of decades that led to its downfall: Regrets as chain fights to survive - News - inRich.com
  5. SteveA

    Blu-Ray Article on ZD-Net

    Now someone has declared Blu-ray one of the top tech flops: 9 top tech flops - T-Mobile G1 (1) - FORTUNE
  6. SteveA

    Poison Cadburry Candy? This Sucks

    The affected candy IS being sold in the USA: Candy with chemical in Chinese milk found in Conn. - Yahoo! News
  7. SteveA

    Official Samsung BD-P1000 Blu-Ray player thread

    Chris - it sounds like your Samsung might be FUBAR. Look at the bright side, though. Even if it won't play movies anymore, you can still use it as a space heater! These things sure crank out some heat. Good luck.
  8. SteveA

    98 dollar hsa at Wal-Mart on Friday.yes you read that right

    Isn't Spiderman 3 blu-Ray exclusive?
  9. SteveA

    O.J. Simpson questioned in LAs VEgas casino robbery

    Did this incident have something to do with his search for the real killers?
  10. SteveA

    Official Samsung BD-P1000 Blu-Ray player thread

    Has anyone noticed problems with the picture momentarily freezing when playing DVDs (NOT blu-Ray discs)? The effect is similar to a layer-change and seems to happen most often near the end of the movie - often several times. Blu-Ray discs play with no problems and I have the latest and...
  11. SteveA

    Help me save Mello Yello

    I think Mello Yello is nasty. I won't miss it.
  12. SteveA

    The Patriot: Extended Edition and Wild Things comes to Blu-ray this July (US)

    "After tonight, the three of us are never to be seen together again!" "After tonight?"
  13. SteveA

    Deformed cover art on Blu-ray DVD

    Instead of cropping or distorting the cover art, they should put black bars on the sides of the image and keep the original OAR.
  14. SteveA

    what's your song?

    Beauty and the Beast, by Celine Dion. It was our wedding song.
  15. SteveA

    Have no Health Insurance - Is Blue Cross/Blue Shield the way to go?

    Good luck getting them to insure you at all. I applied with them a couple years ago for my family and we were denied coverage because we had a couple of very minor (and not ongoing) medical treatments within the last 5 years.
  16. SteveA

    HD Players via Component Cable - Worth it?

    Blu-ray looks great on my five-year old Toshiba 50H80 using component cables Hmmm. Perhaps I should send that exact remark to Toshiba as a testimonial. I'm sure they would appreciate it.
  17. SteveA

    Someone explain to me how this works...

    Explain this one: The soda machine in our office often rejects nickels, but if you rub the coin on the side of the machine a few times, it will work!
  18. SteveA

    Digital Trends: Optical HD Battle May Be Over: HD DVD Wins

    "HD DVD Wins" "Mission Accomplished" "Dewey Defeats Truman" See a pattern here? ;)
  19. SteveA

    Blu-ray is in the house

    Congratulations Ron and welcome to the club! My Samsung arrived last Friday, but I've been too busy watching movies to post anything about it. I've already gone through my first five movies (Ice Age: Meltdown, Monster House, Black Hawk Down, Crash, and Total Recall). Time to order some more...
  20. SteveA

    Official Samsung BD-P1000 Blu-Ray player thread

    The .ISO file inside the new 12/17 .zip file still has a 10/13 date on it.
  21. SteveA

    Going with the Samsung BDP-1000

    That Amazon deal is fantastic! I ordered one today too, with next-day shipping (I want to play with it over the long weekend, and was willing to pay a little extra for my impatience). Is there any chance that these Samsungs already have the correct firmware right out of the box? How can you...
  22. SteveA

    Question for anyone familiar with insurance companies and auto accidents

    Stupid lady? You are awfully quick to pass judgement on someone just because they had an accident, don't you think?
  23. SteveA


    That actually happened here in Virginia. The SmartTag administrators (our equivelent of EZPass) were regularly providing SmartTag records to law enforcement without any warrants and cops were sifting through the records to try to solve crimes. Supposedly, the practice has ended.
  24. SteveA

    My thoughts on Vegas trip

    The Casino Royale is like that too. It's great!
  25. SteveA

    Thompson Vocal Eliminator

    Do Thomspon Vocal Eliminators really work? If so, how? And why is it so difficult to create software that mimics it?
  26. SteveA

    How far away from home are you?

    111.89 miles from my high school, according to MapQuest.
  27. SteveA

    Is this the end of RADIO SHACK?

    They still harrass for your personal information and always try to coerce you to buy other stuff (especially batteries) when you're paying.
  28. SteveA

    I had a heart attack Saturday

    Hey, lets keep it clean here please. ;) Sorry, couldn't resist.
  29. SteveA

    Enron - I still don't feel sorry for these folks...

    That's never been the case at any company I've ever worked for. Usually (if not always) 401k plans are administered by a third party company like Merrill Lynch or Vanguard. The company can't touch your contributions, but they do have some control over any amount they've provided as a match...