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So how do you view your discs
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DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantDr. Killpatient
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okay, well last question, i think.... what are you using dvdp for then?

I'm not sure I follow your question. To keep track of my collection.
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I have found another use for DVD/CDs. I hang a couple in the car port roof over my 1990 Ford F150 to keep the pigeons from roosting and pooping on it.
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I hope you've done the profiles for those hung DVD's. The pidgeon's at least deserve to know what the DVD is about before flying into it.
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The pigeons are smart, a friend loaned me a BB pistol, but every time I open the door the they fly away.
His wife suggested the DVD/CD because they are shinny, and it works.
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View them? Is that what you're supposed to do?

My latest edition is the Onkyo TX-NR818 amplifier. Waiting for it to arrive.
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No laptops? No funky remote connections to make it easier?

I bring my laptop to my white screen while doing profiles. I don't have a TV.


So, i'm not the only one that got fed up with Finnish TV

I just use split screen on my computer.
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I watch 'm only briefly to inspect 'm for dust or smutches etc. 

Seriously, though, the viewing part is with my Samsung 55" TV. It is fed from the AV receiver, cable for analogue channels, and from the Oppo for 3D BluRay.

All playback equipment is connected to my AV reciver, a Denon AVR 3808. It has a 5.1 speaker set up connected to it. Playback equipment is:
LG Video disk recorder (hardly ever used...)
Cable Decoder for the digital channels, including some HD channels
Pioneer region free DVD player
PS3 for games, BluRay and DVD
Oppo region free BluRay player
Toshiba HD DVD player
CD player

Granted there is some duplication in CD/DVD/BluRay playback devices, but with thousands of video disks, hundreds of classical music CD's and hundreds of modern music CD's (rock, pop) I try to divide the burden of wear. After all, playback devices are machines with moving parts and for all there will be the inevitable moment in time they're worn out. Then again, it looks impressive too 

The TV, receiver and the BluRay devices are connected to my internet modem and so, by consequence, to the Internet and my PC. The PC runs Serviio so I can watch downloaded trailers from my PC on the telly as well as other stuff, like photos etc. Allows also audio playback of the mp3 files...

I put the pick up for my LP's in the storage room as I ripped them almost all to CD and to mp3. Main reason though was that there was no space left near the receiver    My older 42" Sharp flatscreen is in the master bedroom with an older regio free DVD player attached. Just back up really, I always fall asleep there

I also do have a laptop which I use on holiday travel to connect to the Internet and view disks. I do NOT have a tablet 
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I just got a brand new Epson EH-TW8100 projector which I bought as a christmas gift for my self, so now my discs look better that ever    I believe that this model is called Epson Home Cinema 5020 UB outside Europe.
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I just got a brand new Epson EH-TW8100 projector which I bought as a christmas gift for my self, so now my discs look better that ever    I believe that this model is called Epson Home Cinema 5020 UB outside Europe.


Kewl.. actually doing the same thing here on exactly the same model (same model names here). Here in Oz they charge double the price you pay in the US etc for these things, but been watching the price drop on the EH-TW8100. It's down to $2890 (normal price is $3600 odd here). originally I thought I'd get this after christmas as the prices often drop then. But I'm not so sure now. if the price does drop again this week, I won't be waiting any longer to buy it.

So give us a little review of what you think of the EH-TW8100
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okay, well last question, i think.... what are you using dvdp for then?

I'm not sure I follow your question. To keep track of my collection.

It was the way it was worded. Reading it one way made it seem as though you were using MediaFire with IMDB data. But I think what you were really saying was that you wrote a script to populate MediaFire with DVD Profiler data in lieu of IMDB, because DVDP data is more accurate.
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I just got a brand new Epson EH-TW8100 projector which I bought as a christmas gift for my self, so now my discs look better that ever    I believe that this model is called Epson Home Cinema 5020 UB outside Europe.

I'm green with envy.    I have been waiting to get a good price on the 5020ube on Amazon, to replace my aging, but still wonderful, Epson 6100.

Looking forward to your review!
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... Here in Oz they charge double the price you pay in the US etc for these things, but been watching the price drop on the EH-TW8100. It's down to $2890 (normal price is $3600 odd here). originally I thought I'd get this after christmas as the prices often drop then. ..


Did you correct for sales tax / VAT or whatever it is called downunder, and possible import duties?

In Europe prices in euro are often equated to prices in US dollars even though 1 € ~= $1.3, like an item costs 1000 US$ in the USA and 1000 € in the old world. However, here advertised prices for consumers must be inclusive of all taxes (especially VAT which hovers in most counties around 20%, but also import duties) and then there might be different transport costs. AFAIK USA advertised prices are always excluding sales tax and prices in US retail shops are usually not as low as found on the net.
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My prices were $AUS - which include all taxes. Prices are from Australian "retailers". The aussie dollar is pretty similar to the US dollar at the moment (exchange rate wise).

Having a quick look it appears this projector is around $US2600 in the USA? Ok so it's not double.. but a lot more to buy it here. My Denon AVR-3313 was the same, around $1100 in the US and around $1800-1900 here.
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My previous (HD) projectors were  Epson EH-TW5500 and Panasonic PT-AE4000U. Comparing to those two the picture quality is much better. On normal lamp mode projector is quite loud, but it doesn't bother me since I'll only use it on eco mode and that's quite silent. I've only had it for two days, but can't find anything to complain about. Maybe switch from one picture source to another or from one aspect ratio to another could be a bit faster, but I can live with it. I pretty much agree with everything said in this review. http://www.projectorreviews.com/epson/home-cinema-5020/index.php

I can't say anything about 3D features since I have no plans to use them. I paid 2200EUR for it including taxes and delivery. Overall, I'm VERY happy with it.
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Nothing fancy here. I have 2 LCD TVs. One 42" and one 24" in my bedroom, each hooked up to a Sony BD player as well as a region free DVD player. No BD drive unfortunately. I typically try to watch movies on the 42", but watch extras and some junk in my bedroom as I'm on the computer, etc.
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Ok well the Epson EH-TW8100 is a no go.. 2890 best price.. but it has been given a miss.....

So, now is ordered a Epson EH-TW9100 !!! Got it direct from Epson as a "factory second" (still has warranty) for $2361 These things retail here for about $3899 and I think it's called the 6020u (?) in the USA.

Should arrive this week   

Now I'll just watch mediadogg go fluorescent green with envy 
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