Digitalbits says Warner Chat coming to HTF. See post #56 for new scheduled date.

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  1. FrankXS

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    Over on Digitalbits yesterday they announced that Warner will hold a chat on HTF Monday, March 14th.
    Is this true ? What are the hours ?
     
  2. Ronald Epstein

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    They broke the news before we did....

    ...that's okay, my fault, I didn't let
    Bill know to hold off a few days. We
    sure do appreciate the BITS announcing
    this nonetheless.

    Yes, it's true! We are holding a
    live chat with the studio on Monday
    March 14th at 8pm EST, 7pm CST, 6pm MST, 5pm PST.

    I only opted to wait a few more days
    to announce this as I am still waiting
    for the final list of participants from
    Warner.

    Let me say this....

    Warner approached Home Theater Forum to
    do this chat. They did so because they
    love this forum and its membership. Parker
    and I had the opportunity to talk on the
    phone with them the other evening. They
    informed us that HTF is a huge resource for
    their studio and that they read this site
    multiple times a day for feedabck.

    They really want to do a top-notch chat
    with this forum....to answer all your
    questions and even possibly sneak in a
    few "exclusive" release announcements.

    All of you who have attended past chats are
    aware that Warner and Fox give us an awful
    amount of their personal time and do their
    best to answer EVERY question they can.

    We will post an official announcement
    with the list of participants this upcoming
    Tuesday.

    Note: We cannot allow discussion of
    questions that will be asked at the chat.
    This chat is designed to be totally
    unprepared event so that the studio has
    no idea of the questions to be asked.
    Your cooperation in not posting questions
    to be asked in advance would be appreciated
     
  3. RogerH

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    Sounds great.
     
  4. Jeff_HR

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    I unfortunately will not be able to attend this or future chats any longer as I'm now working 3PM to 11Pm. Not that it matters much since I've been unable to get any questions in at any chat since the 1st one I attended. I just hope that the info I'm interested in gets asked about.
     
  5. Gordon McMurphy

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    Warner are pretty much on the ball as to what their customers want. We really need a chat with Universal, Columbia and perhaps Paramount. Have any of these studios been approached recently for a live chat, Ron?

    I am still glad that Warner will be joining us again. I hope that the questions aren't as repititious as the last chat, though.
     
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    Terrific news, I get so excited for these!!!

    [​IMG]

    I'm sure everyone already knows what questions I'm hoping to ask! [​IMG]


    (I don't want to give anything away, but hopefully certain issues related to edited content in a recently released boxset which had many, many fans disgruntled, will be addressed too...)


    Thanks WB!
     
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    Great news. [​IMG]

    I understand this, but I'm wondering if we can start a thread whose sole purpose is to identify which films Warner's does and does not own? It would sure cut down on Q: When is Title X coming out? A: I don't know, since we don't have the rights to Title X.
     
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    Fair play to Warner. I'm looking forward to it.
     
  9. MarcoBiscotti

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    I think that'd be a great idea George, but it would sure take a lot of effort considering their vast library.

    It'd have to be sorted by genre/sub-genre (westerns-noir-comedy), classics, animation, and possibly even decade, etc.

    It should also be acknowledged if a current title has already been issued to DVD prior.

    If anyone's willing to put in all that time, I think it would be a terrific resource for everyone.
     
  10. Ronald Epstein

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    You guys want to put something like
    this together? We will be more than
    happy to post it as a "sticky" thread
    at the top of our forum leading up
    through the chat.
     
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    Its a good idea and may cut down on repeat questions

    Good news on the chat.
     
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    Perhaps one idea could be a listing of all Warner titles requested by members in previous posts on the HTF Forum. We could then work together marking off those now released on dvd. Then we could add those not mentioned by HTF members but still controlled by Warners. I can think of 1 or 2 of my Warner wants that I've posted about over the post couple of years. :wink: It may help Warners too in preparing for the chat. Hope someone can start something but it would be a big job - Warners libary is big!
     
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    Another possible idea would be, before each round of questioning to have someone keep up a list that's updated after each question of which titles have been asked about. Then, when it's time to call "yo," right before that have a moderator say "Next round of questions, get your "yos" ready, here are the titles that have already been discussed. I remember at the last chat there were a gajillion Batman Animated Series questions, maybe we can cut down on those.

    I'm definitely looking forward to this chat, Warner Bros. have really taken themselves from a mid-level DVD studio to one of the absolute best.
     
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    sounds good, be looking forward to being part of it that night!!!! Woo hoo, cha cha yeah yeah yeah

    Good time to ask about Yakuza and what extras to expect on Michael Cimino's Year of the Dragon!!!

    I've got my list and in the words of Bart Simpson "I got my ticket"
     
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    We already have that! At least for movies many members quoted as "wanted". And it's a sticky in the Studio and Manufacterer Feedback forum:

    The All-Studios "Films we want on DVD" list!

    Look under "Warner" (that's where the above link will bring you anyway)!


    Cees


    PS: It's not totally up to date. But Scott and I will see what we can do to fix that.
    C.
     
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    absolutely great news indeed.

    Very much looking forward to this

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    Cees,
    If you need any help, let me know.




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    I love HTF-studio chats, especially Warner's. The last few chats with WHV were like opening presents Christmas morning.
     
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    Ron, pardon me asking. I know the not discussing the questions part is to make sure they don't know what is going to be asked. But, don't we want them to have an idea what might be asked. So they have an answer and not the "We'll look into it" response?

    In any case. This is great news. I won't be asking about Batman Animated. But, will ask about Justice League season sets instead of these lame 3 episode discs...oh and where's the Flash already. [​IMG]
     
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    I'm not Ron and I'm sure he'll give you an answer to your question, but I'm thinking that Warner already has a good idea as to what questions will be asked during the chat. Anybody reading this forum can feel the pulse of what members want on dvd.





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