Year you bought your first DVD player

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  1. Scott W.

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    I bought a pioneer DVD/LD/CD player first in 1999. I later used my PS2 as my main player. What year did ya get your first player?

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  2. Gabe D

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    1998
     
  3. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    I was so put off by the region coding that I did not buy a DVD player until late in 2001.
     
  4. AllanN

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    First DVD-ROM drive hooked up to a ATI All-In-Wonder: 2000

    First Budget (aka POS) HTiB: January 2002

    First Real DVD player (Panasonic DVD-CP72K): December 2002
     
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  6. Richard Travale

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    I bought my Toshiba SD 2006 waaay back at the end of 97'. The thing still runs as good as the day I bought it.
     
  7. JonZ

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    Sony in 97 still running strong.
     
  8. Jeffrey Beal

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    I have a Pioneer Dvd player that I have been using since Mid 1997 When there were about 10 Dvd's out at Blockbuster!
     
  9. Bruce Hedtke

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    1997. Philips and it still performs like a champ.

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  10. Brian Kleinke

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    June of 1998 I bought a Encore DVD 2x for my computer... and I was hooked.
    Spring of 1999 I bought a Pioneer 414 player which still runs great for a coworker who I sold to when I upgraded [​IMG]
     
  11. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    I was there at the beginning. A Toshiba 3006 in late March or early April 1997. My niece and nephew are still using it.

    Those were the days. Columbia/Tristar had 4 titles (I think). Warner had a couple dozen, including a bunch of MGM releases. Universal was taking a wait-and-see attitude, and Fox, Paramount and Disney wouldn't touch the format with a 10-ft. pole. And Image Entertainment was desperately clinging to their LD market and would soon start filling their catalogue with the logo "Only Available on Laserdisc".

    M.
     
  12. Jeff Pryor

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    In 1999 I bought an RCA DVD player that's still working perfectly.
     
  13. Cees Alons

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    Those first players were excellent apparently. I bought my Toshiba SD 2006 in July 1997. Used it without any problem in my main room, until 2 months ago, when it was moved to the bedchamber (to make room for a multi-region Pioneer).

    Cees
     
  14. Bill J

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    1999
     
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    January 2000. Went straight to the Progressive Scan Toshiba 5109 to mate with my Mitsu High Def set! Still performs perfectly.
     
  16. Patrick McCart

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    2000.
     
  17. Bernhard

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    I started with the Creative Labs Encore DVD 2x in May '98 and bought a Panasonic A-350 (which is the european equivalent to the Pana A-300 I think) in late '98.
     
  18. John Thomas

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    I bought an IBM machine that had one in it back in 1997. It took me another year to actually purchase a DVD player for my home theater.
     
  19. Justin Doring

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    I bought a Panasonic A310 during the summer of 98. I sold it to a friend a couple years later and it died on him. [​IMG]
     

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