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    Already did.

    If that BD player I voted for is offered to me, wife be damned, it is mine. Unless she hints that she is getting me the new 1.1 Panny 30K.
    Good man. While I don't need any of it, if I get offered one of those items, I WILL buy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unfiltered View Post
    Good man. While I don't need any of it, if I get offered one of those items, I WILL buy it.
    and then you'll sell it to me for cost come on, help out a fellow kings fan
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    and then you'll sell it to me for cost come on, help out a fellow kings fan
    If I score an HD A-35 for $149, it will get used by me.

    If I get a 40GB PS3 for $139, I will use it as another Blu-ray player upstairs.

    If I get the LeapFrog ClickStart My First Computer, my nephew is getting it.

    If I get the laptop, I'll keep that, too.

    If I get the KitchenAid stand mixer, my wife will kick MY ass than kick YOUR ass if I sell that to you, so...

    But if I get a chance to buy the camera, I'll let you have it for my cost.

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    I got a Toshiba A-3 last month and splurged for the 40 GB PS3 last week.....

    I've only had time to watch a couple movies on HD-DVD. Thought they were improved but I guess I didn't have a reference movie to contrast against.

    Popped in Spiderman 3 (included with the PS3) and was genuinely disappointed in comparison to how it looked on display in store. In store, it was eerily real whereas at home it was merely okay.

    Only things I could possibly think of:

    (a) My TV is already old and busted. I have a Sony v2500 1080p from last year.

    (b) The HDMI cable I'm using was given to me for free from my buddy in January. So I don't know if it's an HDMI 1.2 or 1.3 cable. Couldn't find a definitive answer online whether the difference between 1.2 and 1.3 was that dramatic. HDMI 1.3 provides the specs for better color depth but it was unclear which players/TVs could properly utilize it.

    Anyways, if anybody has some insight it'd be greatly appreciated. I'm probably buying a few HDMI 1.3 cables from Monoprice soon, but I'm not sure if it'll make any difference.

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    I didn't get offered **** from the Amazon voting.

    I may hold off the the BD30K until the Samsung UP5000 hits the streets.

    I am also looking at receivers. If I go UP5000, then the Denon 2808CI is back in. I kicked it out initially, since it only had 2 HDMI. It may still be out due to the 2 HDMI. The others were the Onkyo 805, Yamaha 1800, and Pio Elite 92tHX.

    Hmmm, choices choices.

    oh yeah, my A2 just arrived from the service center. Time to check it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brodeur View Post

    Popped in Spiderman 3 (included with the PS3) and was genuinely disappointed in comparison to how it looked on display in store. In store, it was eerily real whereas at home it was merely okay.

    Only things I could possibly think of:

    (a) My TV is already old and busted. I have a Sony v2500 1080p from last year.

    (b) The HDMI cable I'm using was given to me for free from my buddy in January. So I don't know if it's an HDMI 1.2 or 1.3 cable. Couldn't find a definitive answer online whether the difference between 1.2 and 1.3 was that dramatic. HDMI 1.3 provides the specs for better color depth but it was unclear which players/TVs could properly utilize it.

    Anyways, if anybody has some insight it'd be greatly appreciated. I'm probably buying a few HDMI 1.3 cables from Monoprice soon, but I'm not sure if it'll make any difference.
    I'm concerned about your monitor. Any 1080p displaying an HD DVD or Blu-ray signal should be giving you a hell of a lot better than an "okay" picture.

    As far as the cables you're using, and their 1.3 compliance. If your TV is a year old, there is a really good chance it's not even 1.3 compliant. The PS3? Yes. A3? Yup. But if your display is NOT, the signal will be "degraded" down to the abilities of 1.2.
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    I went purple today.

    With the WAF, and her telling me that she wants one player, I am the owner of the new Samsung BD-UP5000. I know of the audio deficiencies, but the PQ on my measly 720p DILA is amazing. Watched Transformers (HDDVD) and POTC3 (BD) with no issues. Especially when switching from HDDVD to BD. No power cycle was needed.

    The audio may be an issue when I decide on a new receiver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by No One View Post
    I went purple today.

    With the WAF, and her telling me that she wants one player, I am the owner of the new Samsung BD-UP5000. I know of the audio deficiencies, but the PQ on my measly 720p DILA is amazing. Watched Transformers (HDDVD) and POTC3 (BD) with no issues. Especially when switching from HDDVD to BD. No power cycle was needed.

    The audio may be an issue when I decide on a new receiver.
    Where did you pick one up? I thought they were delayed until next year. And those audio issues should be fixed via firmware updates from what I've read.

    As far your need for a new receiver, what is your issue?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unfiltered View Post
    Where did you pick one up? I thought they were delayed until next year. And those audio issues should be fixed via firmware updates from what I've read.

    As far your need for a new receiver, what is your issue?
    I checked Circuit City's web site this AM, and it was only available in Irvine. I took my wife to work, and when I got home I checked again. They were available @ even more CC's, including the one in Huntington Beach (Bella Terra). I grab lunch with my son, and then head to CC. They had 2 (no display units) with the DVD Players, and I grabbed one and walked out.

    With the new receiver (probably a Yammy 1800), the issue will be the 5000's current inability to bitstream DTS-MA and TrueHD (5.1). I hope the firmware comes out soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by No One View Post
    I checked Circuit City's web site this AM, and it was only available in Irvine. I took my wife to work, and when I got home I checked again. They were available @ even more CC's, including the one in Huntington Beach (Bella Terra). I grab lunch with my son, and then head to CC. They had 2 (no display units) with the DVD Players, and I grabbed one and walked out.

    With the new receiver (probably a Yammy 1800), the issue will be the 5000's current inability to bitstream DTS-MA and TrueHD (5.1). I hope the firmware comes out soon.
    Cool! I'm glad you're enjoying it.

    Don't overlook the Onkyos when you upgrade your receiver. I own a Denon 4306, but the new Onkyos are great.

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