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  1. DaveF

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    Posting over in the Feedback section, Parker pointed out that this weekend was my four-year anniversary with HTF!

    Hooray for me! [​IMG]

    Wow, crazy. Back in 2001 I was an impoverished graduate student, struggling to find traction on my thesis. And I was wondering if I could ever buy a new TV. I tumbled onto HTF as I was researching some new AV equipment.

    I learned about creating matte to mask the letter-boxed protion of my 27" TV. I don't see that discussed around here these days, but that was the single most cost effective upgrade I made. (I still intend to make a matte for my HD Wega.)

    I learned about a "glitch" in Circuit City's pricing that dropped an $800 Onkyo to about $600. I printed the online ad out and took it in and made the purchase, getting my first (and current) Dolby Digital receiver. I defrayed the cost with my $300 tax refund (so, that was maybe 2002?). And it had DPL II, which I am so glad I got. Love that feature!

    Ah, yes, here's the watershed day, completing my life as a student.

    After getting a job, I used HTF to research TVs, choosing my Sony Wega CRT.

    More recently, I've used it to help a former roommate to find his new TV.

    And this weekend, I bought Bambi, on the recommendation of an HTF reviewer.

    Thanks to all of those who created and maintain HTF, and to those who make it a good place to relax, learn, and enjoy [​IMG]
     
  2. Sam Posten

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    Newbie! =)

    Just Kidding...

    Sam
     
  3. Eric Samonte

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    Hmmm...ahhh yes...damm we're getting older right?
     
  4. DaveF

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    A sad state of affairs. [​IMG]
     
  5. Andrew Grall

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    Nice...

    I still remember the "good old days" when there were only Hardware and Software discussion forums... Now how many do we have?!? [​IMG]
     
  6. Peter Kim

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    I remember when your sig pic was hot linked.
     
  7. DaveF

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    Mine? I thought it still was. Or do you mean Mr. Grall's? (I've got signatures turned off, currently.)
     
  8. Mark Romero

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    I forgot my anniversary date so let's post and see what comes up.
     
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    Congrats Dave.

    There's not too many of us old timers around anymore...

    All these younguns with their newfangled gadgets....

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Peter Kim

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    No, I was referring to yours, Dave. Unless my settings are screwy, your sig pic is not clickable.
     
  11. Matt Butler

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    I know ive been around a few years myself. Now I wont post anywhere else!
     
  12. Jeff Pryor

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    Hey, DaveF, funny you should mention widescreen mattes because that's exactly the first thing I learned about when I joined this site back in 2002.[​IMG]
     
  13. Chris

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    I'm like a ghost in the damn machine, been here so long, the thing doesn't have any idea when I started.
     
  14. Prentice Cotham

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    That's how you tell the older ones when they have no "member since" by their names.
     
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    DaveF (or any other PhDs):

    Excluding teaching at the university level, what are the benefits of earning a PhD? Unlimited opportunities? Large salaries?

    I start grad school next summer (Business Finance).[​IMG]
     
  16. Andrew Grall

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    Depends on in what field and on what you want to do.

    In the sciences, a Ph.D. is required to lead a lot of the more important lab groups in industry. It is required in most fields to teach at the college level. For some people, it is just for a sense of personal accomplishment.

    But it really depends on the field and what you want to do.
     
  17. DaveF

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    You're the old models, right? Before The Matrix became more sophisticated and could truly emulate the real world? [​IMG]
     
  18. Dave Poehlman

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    Holy sh*t! I just stumbled across this thread and looked at my own profile... lo and behold, today is my 5 year anniversary!

    Not to detract from your thread, DaveF... I just thought that that was a little freaky.
     
  19. DaveF

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    Congrats, Dave P!
     
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    Let's give this a shot.
     

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