Thanks guys. You’re all in for a treat. I also spent the evening with The Polar Express and I’m presently working on The Adventures of Robin Hood. This format is really on track with some outstanding releases.
My equipment is as follows:
Sharp XV-Z9000U DLP projector Stewart Firehawk 96” screen with Velux trim Lexicon MC-1 processor Bryston 9B-ST and 4B-ST amps MartinLogan Speakers: - Ascents (mains) - Cinema I (center) - Aerius I’s (rear) - Scripts (sides) Paradigm Servo15 Sub Pioneer Elite 45ai DVD player Pioneer DV366 DVD player (moded region free) Toshiba HD-A1 HD DVD player Richard Grays 1200 Power Center Audio Quest cables and speaker wire
I too found it very difficult to find this today along with many other new releases which were scheduled to be released today. I was particularly looking for Batman Begins, Polar Express and Charlie and The Chocolate Factory.
I live in Omaha, NE and had to do quite a bit of leg work during my lunch hour to track these down. First, I tried Best Buy, since it's close to where I work. They didn't have it, nor did they have Polar Express or Charlie and The Chocolate Factory/Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory, or Corpse Bride. They did have Army of Darkness, Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Waist Deep though...oh wow, how exciting.
When I asked them why they didn't have all of the titles, they looked them up in the computer and it said they wouldn't be arriving until Thursday, 10/12. The salesman, of course, made a stupid remark, like "HD-DVD is so new, they must be starting a new release trend for Thursdays instead of Tuesdays!" Ha-ha very funny.
So after Best Buy, I tried the local Super-Target and they said they wouldn't be getting any HD-DVDs for another 3 days. Finally, I tried a regular Target and was able to find both Batman Begins and Polar Express. Though they didn't have any of the other new releases. Now I have to wait until Thursday to get Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Sure brings back memories of DVD in it's early days.
Ron I know youre a Burton fan, wait until you see Corpse Bride. Really. I swear my jaw dropped on the Underworld scene,especially with the dancing skeletons. Ive never seen colors "pop" out of my screen like that before.
I just finished watching Batman and all I can say is I never thought a home theater experience could be this good. My audio system really got a workout with TrueHD and I cranked it up to get the maximum effect incredible.
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* 1 of: Charlie & the Chocolate Factory [HD DVD] Sold by: Amazon.com * 1 of: Tim Burton's Corpse Bride [HD DVD] Sold by: Amazon.com * 1 of: Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory [HD-DVD] Sold by: Amazon.com * 1 of: Batman Begins [HD DVD] Sold by: Amazon.com