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Old 09-29-06, 12:55 AM
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I'm impressed that we've all come up with so many impressive sentences to describe the incredibly impressive HD DVD format, which is still impressing me, especially with impressive releases such as the impressive release of the impressive looking film Grand Prix, which impressed me so and continues to impress me every time I watch it.

So it's a run on, sue me.
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Originally Posted by Suprmallet
I'm impressed that we've all come up with so many impressive sentences to describe the incredibly impressive HD DVD format, which is still impressing me, especially with impressive releases such as the impressive release of the impressive looking film Grand Prix, which impressed me so and continues to impress me every time I watch it.

So it's a run on, sue me.

LOL, ill give ya an A for effort.

We should send all these variations into Toshiba to help reinforce how rediculous the initial statment really is. I am being 100% honest when I say i dont think i have ever seen an advertising line quite like it.

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You haven't seen enough movie review quotes, then. So many of them are absurd. I'm not making any of the following up:

"It's like the filmmaker has a camera jutting out of her chest."

"Anyone who has a heart will have their heart melted."

"It's like my spirit left my body and the theater."
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Actually as I read more and more from the site, its becoming more and more clear to me that a member of the Blu-Ray camp has entrenched himself into an advertising position at the Look and Sound Of Perfect Website team. Some other great lines I have come across so far.

" And just like with CDRW's & DVDRW's, you can rewrite HD-DVDRW's as many times as you want. Now thats PFC (Pretty Freaking Cool)."

"Is it a good day to be alive or what?"

"Think of it as Super Big Time Bonus Content"

"Exhilarating sound not only surrounds you, it enters your body, wraps around your vitals and flows through your veins"

"Six times better resolution translates into six times more explosiony-explosions, six times more impassioned passion, oh and six times more frenzied shark frenzies"


Ok all I want to know at this point is what his guy is on and where can I get some. This is quite simply the most bizarre ad campaign I think I have ever seen on paper.


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Originally Posted by Suprmallet
You haven't seen enough movie review quotes, then. So many of them are absurd. I'm not making any of the following up:

"It's like the filmmaker has a camera jutting out of her chest."

"Anyone who has a heart will have their heart melted."

"It's like my spirit left my body and the theater."

Yeah movie quotes can get really bad, I have witnessed that on many occasions but I am referring to actualy advertising firms that get paid millions of dollars to come up with this stuff. Try and name an actual advertising campaign from anything, not just electronics, that had phrases like these, especially the impressive one. I cant think of anything that came this close to lunacy before.

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Hey, namja, does this thread go against forum rules about bashing?
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I have a question. I ran across this on the website:



"HD DVD has set the standard in the PC environment. The format already supports the latest compression technologies used by Windows Media®.

Full native support for HD DVD will be integrated into Microsofts next generation operating system."



Does this mean that HD-DVD will support the Windows HD media format in the future? That would be great news for me as I have a bunch of Windows HD Imax Films. I would love to be able to play them in my HD-DVD player.

Anyone know about this?

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Originally Posted by PornoStar
"Imagine impressing your friends who are impressed by home entertainment systems with this incredibly impressive home entertainment system"
That's awesome. Where is that on the site?
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I had a an incredibly impressive home entertainment system that I imagine impressed friends impressed by impressive home entertainment systems... many days no business come to my hut... my hut... but Toshiba has fear? A thousand times no. I never doubted myself for a minute for I knew that my monkey strong bowels were girded with strength like the loins of a dragon ribboned with fat and the opulence of buffalo... dung. ...Glorious sunset of my heart was fading. Soon the super karate monkey death car would park in my space. But Toshiba has fancy plans... and pants to match. The monkey clown horrible karate round and yummy like cute small baby chick would beat the donkey.
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Originally Posted by PornoStar
Yeah movie quotes can get really bad, I have witnessed that on many occasions but I am referring to actualy advertising firms that get paid millions of dollars to come up with this stuff. Try and name an actual advertising campaign from anything, not just electronics, that had phrases like these, especially the impressive one. I cant think of anything that came this close to lunacy before.
It's perhaps not quite as bad, but here in Boston the subway transit authority (referred to as "the T") used to have posters that said:

"Buy a T Pass and Save Time and Money."

That one always bugged me. I can think of at least half a dozen more effective ways to word that sentence. That particular ad campaign eventually went away, thankfully, but they still have one of the old posters at a station I frequent.
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Originally Posted by Adam Tyner
I had a an incredibly impressive home entertainment system that I imagine impressed friends impressed by impressive home entertainment systems... many days no business come to my hut... my hut... but Toshiba has fear? A thousand times no. I never doubted myself for a minute for I knew that my monkey strong bowels were girded with strength like the loins of a dragon ribboned with fat and the opulence of buffalo... dung. ...Glorious sunset of my heart was fading. Soon the super karate monkey death car would park in my space. But Toshiba has fancy plans... and pants to match. The monkey clown horrible karate round and yummy like cute small baby chick would beat the donkey.


Unfortunately, that classic is from Sony, and won't be offered on the format.
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Instead of fixing that sentence I wish they would fix their movies listings and throw on some trailers.
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Originally Posted by dkny75
Instead of fixing that sentence I wish they would fix their movies listings and throw on some trailers.
Agreed. That movie listing is especially annoying. I agreed with them paring it down to just released and officially announced titles, but they don't update it at all.

There's a bunch of announced titles not on the list. Things that are released are "coming soon." And Heart and other concerts don't come out until November, but are listed as now available. The whole thing is a mess.

There are people at every board (here, HTF, AVS) that compile lists like this in their spare time and manage to get it right. I don't see why the actual official website can't manage to pull that off. If the point is to sell the format, they aren't working up to their full potential.
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I love impressing my newly impressed friends with my impressive impressionistic HD DVDs like 'View from Space' which itself is impressively defined to the point where you can see the impressions on the surface moon and other details that impress even NASA researchers and also impresses HD-DVD videophiles.

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Originally Posted by Adam Tyner
I had a an incredibly impressive home entertainment system that I imagine impressed friends impressed by impressive home entertainment systems... many days no business come to my hut... my hut... but Toshiba has fear? A thousand times no. I never doubted myself for a minute for I knew that my monkey strong bowels were girded with strength like the loins of a dragon ribboned with fat and the opulence of buffalo... dung. ...Glorious sunset of my heart was fading. Soon the super karate monkey death car would park in my space. But Toshiba has fancy plans... and pants to match. The monkey clown horrible karate round and yummy like cute small baby chick would beat the donkey.
I receive about a dozen emails every day from people I had forgotten that I even knew, such as "Juan" and "Craft Madge" and "CliffCastenada", that are worded almost exactly like this one. They are so impressive.
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I think the phrase "The look and sound of perfect" is far more annoying than any of those other examples. It sounds like a bad Japanese translation from some old NES game.
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Originally Posted by DRG
I think the phrase "The look and sound of perfect" is far more annoying than any of those other examples. It sounds like a bad Japanese translation from some old NES game.
The look and sound of you perfect are belong to us. HAHAHA!
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This thread reminds me of Zoolander.


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Originally Posted by PornoStar
Does this mean that HD-DVD will support the Windows HD media format in the future? That would be great news for me as I have a bunch of Windows HD Imax Films. I would love to be able to play them in my HD-DVD player.

Anyone know about this?

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HDDVD in a PC usage is compatible with anything, it's just a disc. That was a useless comment they made and it didn't sound like it had anything to do with a standalone player.
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Originally Posted by DRG
I think the phrase "The look and sound of perfect" is far more annoying than any of those other examples. It sounds like a bad Japanese translation from some old NES game.
I agree!
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Originally Posted by Spiky
HDDVD in a PC usage is compatible with anything, it's just a disc. That was a useless comment they made and it didn't sound like it had anything to do with a standalone player.
Bummer. So no HD Windows support on the stand alone player side huh? Would that be something that they could incorporate through an update of the firmware via the ethernet or would there have to be actual hardware changes to the machines if they actually wanted to support Windows HD media on the stand alone players like the HD-A1?

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I'm not saying that, just relating the way I read the quote you posted. There have been several DVD players that supported WM files. It's not completely unlikely. The SA (standalone) players would have to have compatibility, not Windows Media. Unless WM becomes a VC-1/HDDVD encoder, but I doubt they are giving that away in a free version. And then it wouldn't be called a "WM_" file, it would be a HDDVD. Just like you can burn DVDs in .vob DVD format for compatibility with any SA player, but those aren't WMV or Divx or whatever, they are "DVD".
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Looks like BD has yet ANOTHER slogan: More in every sense.
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Looks like BD has yet ANOTHER slogan: More in every sense.
Seriously?

It's certainly applicable with regards to price.
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That should exprain it all.

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