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msmap
11-11-2002, 09:50 AM
Same time, same place. We are creatures of habit! 7:30ish, Willowbrook Starbucks

AV8R
11-11-2002, 10:17 AM
Count me in

Firme
11-11-2002, 10:58 AM
I'll be there

Josh968
11-11-2002, 11:21 AM
And me.

Levi
11-11-2002, 01:44 PM
I'll be there with out the cobra, cooling fan not working. Found this out when going to brunch on sunday, thats why I did not show up. Did you all also go to the shelby show? and how was HRP?
Josh, hope you had a good time at the gun show.

S/C Cobra
11-11-2002, 07:44 PM
See yall there

Bartman01
11-12-2002, 09:37 AM
Can't make it again. Since today is my actual birthday, I already have dinner plans :D.

Josh968
11-12-2002, 09:39 AM
That's okay, just bring your dinner to Starbucks :D

Firme
11-12-2002, 10:44 AM
well then Happy Birthday Today Bart

97CasperCobra
11-12-2002, 03:55 PM
Originally posted by SVTJosh
That's okay, just bring your dinner to Starbucks :D

Yea, bring your dinner to Starbucks, just leave the birthday suit at home. ;) I may grace ya'll with my pressence, may be watching Attack of the Clones since Toys R Us has it for $9.99!! :thumbsup:

msmap
11-12-2002, 04:15 PM
Happy Birthday to you, Bart!! Skip bringing your dinner to Starbuck's, bring the birthday cake, instead!!!! Have a good one!

AV8R
11-12-2002, 04:41 PM
Originally posted by 97CasperCobra
Toys R Us has it for $9.99!! :thumbsup:

Seriously? DVD or VHS?

97CasperCobra
11-12-2002, 04:56 PM
Originally posted by AV8R
Seriously? DVD or VHS?

BOTH from what I've heard. Want me to pick you up a copy...I'm going after work(5pm)???

AV8R
11-12-2002, 05:00 PM
Originally posted by 97CasperCobra
BOTH from what I've heard. Want me to pick you up a copy...I'm going after work(5pm)???


Sure...if you can find in for that price in DVD. There are two versions as well. Wide screen and full screen.

97CasperCobra
11-12-2002, 05:02 PM
Originally posted by AV8R
Sure...if you can find in for that price in DVD. There are two versions as well. Wide screen and full screen.

So what version do you want?? :D

AV8R
11-12-2002, 05:04 PM
Originally posted by 97CasperCobra
So what version do you want?? :D

Same as the Phantom Menace, but it doesn't say on the box which one it is.

97CasperCobra
11-12-2002, 05:09 PM
Originally posted by AV8R
Same as the Phantom Menace, but it doesn't say on the box which one it is.

Hmmmm...that's weird. If it says..what do you want?? Or is the wide and full on the same DVD??

AV8R
11-12-2002, 05:12 PM
Originally posted by 97CasperCobra
Hmmmm...that's weird. If it says..what do you want?? Or is the wide and full on the same DVD??

Two different releases. I guess go with the widescreen. I'm sure I will eventually have one anyway. Same price.

97CasperCobra
11-12-2002, 05:25 PM
Originally posted by AV8R
Two different releases. I guess go with the widescreen. I'm sure I will eventually have one anyway. Same price.

Roger Roger. :thumbsup:

Bartman01
11-12-2002, 05:34 PM
Originally posted by AV8R
Two different releases. I guess go with the widescreen. I'm sure I will eventually have one anyway. Same price.

A little widescreen/fullscreen education for the uninitiated. I am a home theatre geek (even still have a laser disk player, and the 3 Star Wars re-releases on LD in Dolby Digital).

Widescreen = exactly what you saw in the movie theater. Will usually have black bars above and below (even on a widescreen TV), since the aspect ratio of the film is different than your screen. If you have a very small TV (under 27") this may make it difficult to watch.

Fullscreen comes in two flavors, Pan and Scan and Open Matte:

Pan and Scan = pure evil. Basically they make the image fit your screen by cutting off the left and the right of the movie. They then "Pan and Scan" the visible area around so you are seeing what the editor sees as the most action. I finally got this concept to gel with my wife when we started watching Star Wars on TBS one day. After the second commercial break, I just grabbed the LD and threw it in to the same spot - and she saw how much of the image was being thrown away.

Open Matte = ok, and sometimes humorous. In this case, the movie was actually shot on 4:3 film stock and then hard matted to fit the movie screen. The director usually doesn't pay attention to the very top and bottom of the image, since it will be thrown away in the end. To make the image fit your screen, they just remove the matte and show you the whole image (more picture than you could see in the movies). In some movies (Pee Wee's Big Adventure comes to mind), you end up being able to see boom mikes at the top of the screen, and studio equipment at the bottom during some scenes.

And yes - I have too many expensive hobbies.

97CasperCobra
11-12-2002, 05:39 PM
Originally posted by Bartman01
And yes - I have too many expensive hobbies. [/B]

You say that like it's a bad thing Bart. You shoud meet my step-dad. Too may toys, too little money. :cool:

Bartman01
11-12-2002, 05:39 PM
Originally posted by msmap
Happy Birthday to you, Bart!! Skip bringing your dinner to Starbuck's, bring the birthday cake, instead!!!! Have a good one!

Thanks everyone. We had the birthday cake on Sunday during the big family get together, so you are SOL on free desert :).

AV8R
11-12-2002, 06:02 PM
Ok that sums it up...go with the widescreen Mike. I have a 36" of viewing pleasure, so i should be a viewing problem.

Bartman01
11-12-2002, 08:12 PM
:D Just got home. Not only did I get Episode II, but also got the newly released Lord of The Rings extended cut of Fellowship of the Ring (with 30 more minutes added on to an already long movie).

Also cant say I'm totally stock anymore - got an FR500 Steering wheel too.

Firme
11-13-2002, 01:01 AM
got an FR500 Steering wheel too.

Kick ass man..

its funny how many hobbies we share, I'm also a home theatre geek.. I loves me my Klipsch Legend series..

I also got the Lord of the Ring extended cut ( already had the regular edition dvd) but I got the limited edition set with the book ends (statues from fellowship of the ring)

Let us know how the FR500 steering wheel feels, and how it is compared to stock.. if you do a tech write up with pictures of the removal/install, I will post it in that ghost town of a section we call tech on our site...