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Old 04-30-07, 10:18 AM
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Count me in -- Just bought me an HD-A2

Count me in as jumping on the HD bandwagon! I couldn't pass up a great deal on a lightly used HD-A2 for $199.95 + small shipping charge on ebay. I figured, I wanted to get into HD even if my TV wasn't the biggest and best.

Mind you, I only have a 32 inch LCD, but that aside, I really wanted to get into this format and the price was just right. I figure (make that hope) that both formats will stay around for a while. Worse case for me, if I don't care for it, is I sell it on ebay again for even more than I paid!

However, I don't see that happening (me not liking it.)

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Old 04-30-07, 10:21 AM
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Very cool! Welcome to the HD world!
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Old 04-30-07, 10:28 AM
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It is pretty hard not to love HD DVD. Especially since you are also getting a pretty solid upconverting DVD player for your $200.
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Yeah..that is what I figured. Plus, IF I go bigger, I will notice an even bigger difference.
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Old 04-30-07, 11:27 AM
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Congrats Bill.

Get ready to do some more importing.
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Old 04-30-07, 11:40 AM
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32" is plenty big enough to notice a big difference. You're set man. Good deal on the player
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Originally Posted by sayguh
32" is plenty big enough to notice a big difference. You're set man. Good deal on the player
Thanks. I had a 27 inch previously for a couple months and was told I would not see a difference. If 32 is good, then great!

As far as the deal, yeah, I am pretty happy about it. Had been looking for a cheap A1 but was able to get a nice deal on the A2.
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Originally Posted by candyrocket786
Congrats Bill.

Get ready to do some more importing.
I hear that! Equilibrium is one I REALLY want.
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Old 04-30-07, 12:03 PM
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The more new users, the better. These are solid titles to start off with:

King Kong (still the best looking live action film I've seen on either format)
Batman Begins
V for Vendetta
The Mummy Returns
Chronicles of Riddick
Bourne Supremacy
The Fast and the Furious
MI3

Plus, Matrix Trilogy comes to HD DVD on 5/22 and Bourne Identity on 7/24. BD has more exclusive studios, but HD DVD has all of Universal's catalog + Warners has alot of titles only on HD DVD (for now...)
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Old 04-30-07, 12:15 PM
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Now go pick up a PS3 so you can enjoy all available HD discs
In the meantime, pick up the above titles, along with The Searchers.
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Old 04-30-07, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr. Cinema
These are solid titles to start off with:
Plus there are some fantastic looking classics: Casablanca, Adventures of Robin Hood, Forbidden Planet, The Searchers...
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WELL, ALL RIGHT, BILL!!!

(...don't forget 'Grand Prix'! )
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congrats on the great deal!
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Old 04-30-07, 02:13 PM
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I love HD stuff on my 30 inch set. Trust me 32 is really good for use with a HD-dvd player. Awesome how fast prices are coming down on hardware as well.
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Old 04-30-07, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by The Edit King
WELL, ALL RIGHT, BILL!!!

(...don't forget 'Grand Prix'! )
Will do! Thanks for the suggestion....looks good!
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Congrats man, welcome to the party!
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Originally Posted by bboisvert
Plus there are some fantastic looking classics: Casablanca, Adventures of Robin Hood, Forbidden Planet, The Searchers...
All of those except the Searchers are currently only available in Red Cases, I believe. I wonder why Warners is slow to getting stuff like Casablanca out on BD, when it doesn't have IME.
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My TV in my room is only 27" and I see a huge difference, so 32" should look great. I can't wait until my parents get our new TV.
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Originally Posted by Bill Geiger
I couldn't pass up a great deal on a lightly used HD-A2 for $199.99 + small shipping charge on ebay.
That price seems too good to be true.
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Originally Posted by Jamers
That price seems too good to be true.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...5023&rd=1&rd=1
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Originally Posted by Mr. Cinema
All of those except the Searchers are currently only available in Red Cases, I believe. I wonder why Warners is slow to getting stuff like Casablanca out on BD, when it doesn't have IME.
When determining which titles to gradually bring over to BD, I would think that what has sold better on HD DVD would get priority. I suspect the lack of classics is due to poor sales of those titles. By releasing them at all, they were testing the market, and unfortunately the classics haven't sold well. I can't blame them if they want to want to wait for the market to develop further to bring them out.

32" should be fine, but how close are you sitting to the set?
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Old 05-01-07, 08:31 AM
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about 4-7 feet depending on where I am in the room.
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