Are we crazy?

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  1. Michael Varacin

    Michael Varacin Stunt Coordinator

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    OK...I'm new here. But an observation. I just mailed out a money order to forum member for his Star Wars SE laser disc's, and an RF Demodulator. I also purchased from someone else a Pioneer 704 player.

    I made this descision after reading the ton's of posting on the subject. But as I mailed the second money order, it hit me...I jsut spent over $600 to watch three movies that I have already seen. But I'm not alone. So are we crazy???

    I made these purchases on a whim...knowing little or nothing about LD's. So did I make a wise buy?

    Also, I have one of Mitsubishi's first generation 73" widescreens. Does anyone know if the comb filiter in the LD player is better then the one in the TV? Any comments?

    A HTF newbie, Mike.
     
  2. Scott Dill

    Scott Dill Stunt Coordinator

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    In a word....."Yes". To the crazy part I, mean.
    [​IMG]
     
  3. John_Berger

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  4. Lars Vermundsberget

    Lars Vermundsberget Supporting Actor

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    Maybe crazy by certain definitions of the word. But is that a problem? Some of us have certain interests and passions that cost money. I myself have got books that each cost more than the amount you mentioned.
     
  5. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Studio Mogul

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    Perhaps you're just "frugally challenged"...
     
  6. Patrick G

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    I'd say paying $600 for the original trilogy is crazy, yes. The best part of getting anything you want is the anticipation, and there is a hell of a lot of time to anticipate the original trilogy on DVD in 2005 or 2006.
     
  7. John_Berger

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    Michael:
    Yes, that about sums it up [​IMG]
    John:
    The DVDs are coming but they just won't be out before 2005 or so. Lucas has been filming more 'Special Edition' content to be added to the original trilogy to tie them in with the prequel trilogy.
    John.
     
  9. John_Berger

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  10. Dennis Nicholls

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    Hey you may be crazy but you aren't a world-class cheapskate like me: I got the THX LDs of the OT for $10 each and a nice refurbished Pioneer player for $70. DPL only from the PCM tracks but that isn't really too bad. The comb filter in my line doubler is first rate so the picture looks pretty good.
     
  11. John Berggren

    John Berggren Producer

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    I think the only question you need to ask yourself is:

    Will you be happy?

    That's worth any $ figure.
     
  12. Michael Varacin

    Michael Varacin Stunt Coordinator

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    I was curious as to what kind of answers I would get from this post. John - you hit it on the head. But I'll have to let you know when I get my new toys up and going. Hmm----I've waited a long time to see those yellow words fading into my televsion. A long long time ago.......[​IMG]
     
  13. Garrett Lundy

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  14. Adam Lenhardt

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    Of course we are. Collecting obsessive ammounts of movies we've already seen, and sometimes not even getting around to watching them (well, not me for the latter) is absolutely crazy.

    But it's fun, too.
     
  15. Patrick G

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    I spent $112 on DVDs today. Anyone spend more?
    Harry Potter
    Starship Troopers: SE
    Traffic: CC
    Rambo Trilogy
     
  16. StephenA

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    People not in our shoes probably think we are. My grandmother complains that I spend most of my extra money on DVDs and going to the theater. She lived through the Depression, so I can see why she thinks the way she does, but it still gets aggrevating sometimes. Because of the Depression, my grandmother has become very frugal, so if she can avoid spending money, she will, and will try to get others to do the same. She sees no need in extra stuff. And of course you can't reason with an 84 year old, they've been long set in their ways.
     
  17. SvenS

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    Remember this is a hobby and other hobbies have people willing to pay thousands of dollars for a doll, so in comparison I don't think it is crazy. Of course I have spent $20,000 on my HT as well as another whatever amount for 650 DVD's so manybe I'm not one to judge!
     
  18. Joseph S

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    Of course we are. [​IMG]
    I did the same thing you just did in the summer of '99. Sold my Tosh 3109 DVD player to pay part of a Elite DVL-91 DVD/LD combo. Then I then picked up 1 RF demodulator. (a second one arrived from the Sony Parts dept months later)
    Added SW Trilogy ($7.99 a piece THX), Special Edition Trilogy ($200), Phantom Menace ($100), Song of the South ($180), Indy Trilogy, BTTF Trilogy, all Disney Platinum titles, ET, Toy Story Boxset, Beatles Anthology, and then came the DTS addiction.
    Casper, Toy Story, Blade, Die Hard and then...
    I found myself ordering DTS LDs from the Netherlands in bulk of 10. [​IMG]
     
  19. Yee-Ming

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    not to nitpick, but
     
  20. Al Smith

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    If this means we are crazy, then i dont want to be sane!
    [​IMG]
     

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