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Old 09-12-2008, 01:47 AM   #1726
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My friend just came back from Germany and is a big beer drinker. He loves going over there for business.

He was telling me about the purity law with beer, but that most other things have no such protection. I also have a client that lives in Germany and they both have said that Germany is VERY serious about their beer.

We are both going to Cancun with our wives in November and we will drink Dos Equis (XXX) which tastes much better IMO. I am not a huge beer drinker anymore (since shortly after HS) but after playing beach volleyball, or golfing, nothing tastes better. You gotta love the all you can eat/drink resorts down there. I can't wait.
We are serious about our beer....

Right now my favorite is Köstritzer, a dark beer rather similar to Guinness.
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Old 09-12-2008, 05:07 AM   #1727
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It happened with Laserdisc too. It was always mentioned in the commercials, in those instances where the VHS and laserdisc were released on the same say, and guys like Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert were constantly pimping it.
What? Because two film critics owned the format and discussed it doesn't make the media attention comparable to what we see with Blu-ray. I owned LaserDisc and it was a tiny but long lived format. Fortunately Blu-ray is already huge compared to LaserDisc in terms of players sold and in terms of mainstream news media attention and consumer awareness. Software prices for LaserDisc were terrible and hardware prices were very high compared to Blu-ray, thank heaven nothing similar is happening this time.

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I love the artwork on Laser Disk covers - so much space for a beautiful design. That is one downside of DVD and Blu ray with the tiny cases.
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Old 09-12-2008, 05:16 AM   #1729
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How did this thread about a non-SRT DVD player jump to personal beer preferences? I understand that beer has about as much to do with HD media as a non-SRT player, or an SRT player for that matter, but at least shiny 5" discs and HDTV are relevant to the intended discussion here. This thread is so far off-topic now, that maybe we should just let it die.

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How did this thread about a non-SRT DVD player jump to personal beer preferences? I understand that beer has about as much to do with HD media as a non-SRT player, or an SRT player for that matter, but at least shiny 5" discs and HDTV are relevant to the intended discussion here. This thread is so far off-topic now, that maybe we should just let it die.

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I love the artwork on Laser Disk covers - so much space for a beautiful design. That is one downside of DVD and Blu ray with the tiny cases.
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Old 09-12-2008, 10:21 AM   #1733
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I know what you mean. My company doesn't employee a single latino worker. We have over 200 production employees

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I learned hard work at a young age. My dad had my MIG'n at 12. Summer? 10 hour days, at 12 years old. Pay? $50 a week if I was lucky. My work ethic is unmatched anywhere I've worked because of this. I know the value of a dollar and the blessing it is to live life in America (though it is quickly going down the shitter due to people like you mentioned. The new youths work ethic is pitiful to say the least.)

This is why I agree with open borders. The 'natives' need a kick in the ass. They think they're all entitled to a great paying job while giving half assed effort. We need migrant workers to keep our business running well. The young workforce here is awful. It could be our downfall.
I know what you are talkin about working as a kid. Atleast you got paid. My dad was a Marine and a farmboy. He believed in 2 things. Working from the time you got up till time for bed. And busting your ass when you didn't. I work with a couple guys that are younger than me and all they want to do is play. I want to bust them in the mouth most of the time!!!!
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How did this thread about a non-SRT DVD player jump to personal beer preferences? I understand that beer has about as much to do with HD media as a non-SRT player, or an SRT player for that matter, but at least shiny 5" discs and HDTV are relevant to the intended discussion here. This thread is so far off-topic now, that maybe we should just let it die.

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It can only die if no one wants to discuss the XDE any more. I think there's going to be people who will want to continue ot make fun of Toshiba and others who rather enjoy Blu-ray fans getting worked up over it.
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XDE is a wonderful product that lives up to its name. I’ve been reading more and more positive reviews by individual people all over Amazon and other forums. Once it hits the sweet spot price it should sell off store shelves. Toshiba will not be able to meet demand for this phenomenal product that should have been incorporated into HD DVD players for superior DVD up-converting quality.

XDE will have an impact on Blu-ray just like all other up-converting players. Good luck Blu-ray, that’s if you can make it to niche at the very least.
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I went to the other CC across town, and the same thing...not hooked up or being demo'd. Sales help was clueless as to the difference between the Toshiba XDE and the other up-converting DVD players. Toshiba is going to have to promote this themselves if they expect to sell them.

What a joke.
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I went to the other CC across town, and the same thing...not hooked up or being demo'd. Sales help was clueless as to the difference between the Toshiba XDE and the other up-converting DVD players. Toshiba is going to have to promote this themselves if they expect to sell them.

What a joke.
This is Toshiba promoting a product like they have always done. In other words....POORLY!!!!!

Toshiba didn't do much for HD DVD when they were basically alone, and they didn't do much with SD DVD since all the other mfg did most of the promoting if I remember correctly. This is why I think the price and the total lack of marketing is going to result in only mediocre sales compared to many upscalers.

Toshiba said they would set up displays in stores (pay rent to the stores) which is necessary to get the stores to promote it. If they don't do that, it will be a small enthusiast market player at best IMO. They need to PAY the stores to promote it and by doing that with demos in all stores, they can do that and show WHY it is worth more than most low price upscalers.

If they do not do that then they are just wasting their time/money IMHO.
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I went to the other CC across town, and the same thing...not hooked up or being demo'd. Sales help was clueless as to the difference between the Toshiba XDE and the other up-converting DVD players. Toshiba is going to have to promote this themselves if they expect to sell them.

What a joke.
I believe your right. J6P will only see another up-converter hitting the market at over $100. This will not catch J6Ps attention. Good ole Toshiba's marketing.
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How did this thread get back off the beer and lazy young americans topic!

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How did this thread get back off the beer and lazy young americans topic!

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