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    1. 01-14-2005 06:31 PM #101
      i've got 4 extra FRONT ROW tickets for tomorrow's uconn game.. anyone want them? [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    2. 01-16-2005 01:22 PM #102
      Well G3off, Cooper, how was the game???

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      01-16-2005 02:27 PM #103
      It was great, although we were very high up in the Rutgers student section. Section 217, row CC.
      I really like Boone, as I've said 1000 times on here before. The frontcourt (Boone, CV, and Gay) had a great game.
      Went to http://www.agavehartford.com/ for appetizers before the game. It gets a [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] The three of us split three appetizers.
      We tried to get in to Coach's, but it was packed. Actually, we're really glad we want to Agave instead for something different.
      Went to http://www.blackeyedsallys.com/ after the game, and it was [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] , as always.

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      01-16-2005 02:45 PM #104
      [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    5. 01-16-2005 03:34 PM #105
      Quote, originally posted by HondaGuy »
      Well G3off, Cooper, how was the game???

      it was ok.. along w/ the tickets i was trying to get rid of in my other post, we also had some that were 5 rows behind the uconn bench... man those are fun
      maybe 1 min into the game calhoun yells at one of his assistants "i don't give a **** about this game!"
      just after halftime when rutgers was getting close it got even better it's like a show within the show..
      at one point wiht like 12 min left he told marcus williams to get in the game.. well like 20 seconds later marcus comes running back from the scorers table to the bench with calhoun yelling" if you want to talk back to me you'll sit the bench the whole game".. maybe a minute later calhoun gets right in his face (less then 6" away) and screams... "what do you have to say to me now!"
      lots of other good stuff i don't remember...
      when calhoun gets done drawing on his clipboard he just throws the pen on the ground and one of the assistants has to go running over to pick it up [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    6. 01-16-2005 07:07 PM #106
      I'm going to the game this coming Saturday (22nd) against Pittsburgh. Anyone else going to be there? I'll be sittin' down with the players' families! Nice.

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      01-16-2005 07:35 PM #107
      As I've said 1000 times, Josh is my favorite player to come along in years.
      I even said at yesterday's game that I watched him on TV in one of his first games, and said, "I really like the way he plays!"
      He really plays in the "Dave DeBusschere style." Hard-nosed basketball. You don't have to be a big scorer to make it the NBA hall-of-fame.
      http://www.hoophall.com/hallof...e.htm

    8. 01-17-2005 01:13 PM #108
      Quote, originally posted by BrandonC »
      I'm going to the game this coming Saturday (22nd) against Pittsburgh. Anyone else going to be there? I'll be sittin' down with the players' families! Nice.

      i will most likely be there.. not sure where we will be sitting yet

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      01-17-2005 02:03 PM #109
      Yeah, the game's on tonight! I get to watch it. Until 9 pm tonight in high definition ... then I'll probably get booted to the basement as "24" takes over.

    10. 01-17-2005 03:09 PM #110
      Oh, sweet! Didn't realize tonight's game was going to be on ESPN in HD. It just looks SO much better!

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      01-17-2005 04:00 PM #111
      I know. I'm certainly not a technology snob. Hell, I just replaced my almost-30-year-old speakers last year. But, after watching a game on HD, you're really pissed when you have to watch something that's not HD.

    12. 01-17-2005 04:03 PM #112
      Quote, originally posted by BrandonC »
      tonight's game was going to be on ESPN in HD. It just looks SO much better!

      Quote, originally posted by Cooper »
      after watching a game on HD, you're really pissed when you have to watch something that's not HD.

      I hate you guys
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      01-17-2005 04:53 PM #113
      The older (only 7 years) 27" Zenith that I had was so friggin' fuzzy that you couldn't even read the scores in the corner.
      I was going to buy something last year. But everything I read stated that prices were going to come down by a third in 2004. So, I put it off, and they did.
      Prices are supposed to come down a lot again soon, when a couple of new factoried that make the glass for the large screens come online.
      I was going to get a 30" TV, which would be the largest that would fit in the cabinet I have. Then, I went shopping and say some big screens. I said, "what the hell" and went with a 50" Sony. Got a killer deal from Crutchfield.com on it, too.
      The first times I watched it, I actually sat there like I've never seen a TV before. Really, it was like if George Washington was looking at a TV. I was dumbfounded.
      See my post in here: http://forums.vwvortex.com/zer...age=2.
      And, yes, that's UMass handing it to UConn last month on the screen. That was the afternoon day the TV arrived.

    14. 01-17-2005 07:31 PM #114
      Well copy and paste that story for my wife and I
      Coincidentally, right now we're using an older 26-27" Zenith for our main TV. The tuner is shot so it'll suddenly gain a lot of green and then go back to normal Everytime we walk through BB we see that Sony and are getting to the same "why not" attitude. Really for under 5k there are some very attractive sets now. But i know as soon as i start buying a TV, i have to buy a stereo to match and that's the real money pit since we have 0 stereo equipment.....unless you count the single speaker on the Z TV
      Must resist urge to purchase AV equipment....
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      01-17-2005 08:00 PM #115
      Exactly! We had to have the color, contrast, tint, sharpness, etc. adjusted in such a screwed-up way in the Zenith or else we'd get these bands of blurriness intermittently across the screen.
      Who would have ever thought UConn uniforms were really blue!

    16. 01-17-2005 11:09 PM #116
      Well, too bad that ESPN's "high-def" isn't really high def for most of its shows each night!! Let's take crappy SD video and add some bars on the side and show it on ESPN HD!!

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      01-18-2005 07:59 AM #117
      Quote, originally posted by Cooper »
      As I've said 1000 times, Josh is my favorite player to come along in years.
      I even said at yesterday's game that I watched him on TV in one of his first games, and said, "I really like the way he plays!"

      Cooper's wife here. All I hear during a UConn game is how great a player Josh Boone is. Anytime the announcers mention his name, Cooper looks at me like, "see, I told you". I'm starting to get a little worried with his admiration.
      Last night, Cooper went into the garage for something right when Josh made a beautiful shot. I was so happy Cooper didn't see it as that is all I would have heard all night.
      BTW - I do think he is a great player also.

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      01-18-2005 08:02 AM #118
      Quote, originally posted by CheddaJetta »
      Well copy and paste that story for my wife and I
      Coincidentally, right now we're using an older 26-27" Zenith for our main TV. The tuner is shot so it'll suddenly gain a lot of green and then go back to normal Everytime we walk through BB we see that Sony and are getting to the same "why not" attitude. Really for under 5k there are some very attractive sets now. But i know as soon as i start buying a TV, i have to buy a stereo to match and that's the real money pit since we have 0 stereo equipment.....unless you count the single speaker on the Z TV
      Must resist urge to purchase AV equipment....

      Don't resist. You won't believe what you're missing. It's amazing to have a clear picture with accurate color. And, it just seems like the Zenith was getting worse and worse. Right before we bought the new TV, I was playing around with the settings to try to get it to a decent level when all of a sudden, the picture became crystal clear. Cooper and I looked at each other like, "That's it!". Then, in a second, it got all fuzzy again. It was like the TV was teasing us, showing us how the picture should be.

    19. 01-18-2005 08:57 AM #119
      Resist.
      In a year or two plasmas will cost 1/2 what they do now and be better and there will be more stuff to watch than just some sporting events.

    20. 01-18-2005 09:04 AM #120
      Quote, originally posted by CheddaJetta »
      Really for under 5k there are some very attractive sets now. But i know as soon as i start buying a TV, i have to buy a stereo to match and that's the real money pit since we have 0 stereo equipment.....unless you count the single speaker on the Z TV
      Must resist urge to purchase AV equipment....

      I got a new 46" Samsung DLP TV for $2300ish. The picture is AMAZING....I'm very happy with it. Perfect size for my room. I actually bought it at Sears, because they match other "brick and mortar" stores' online prices. They had it for $2800, and matched Circuit City at $2300. I also got a $200 rebate through Samsung for signing up for HD cable service! Nice.
      Let me know if you've got questions about HDTV's....I did a bit of research before I bought mine.

    21. 01-18-2005 09:13 AM #121
      Quote, originally posted by CoolChick »
      It's amazing to have a clear picture with accurate color.

      We will probably buy one in the next 1.5 years. I just can't decide on a technology and then a brand That and my wife is always dipping into my electronics budget for....ugh....china or dining room stuff
      I never understood why that football team from Cleveland is called "the Browns" until i caught a game on a different TV
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      01-18-2005 09:37 AM #122
      Coolchick came home yeaterday and said, that she heard on the radio the number one desire for the Super Bowl. It wasn't food at parties or anything like that. It was that people want to find someone that has high definition to watch the game.
      The 50" Sony JCD we bought was $2,799 with the matching Sony stand.
      HondaGuy confirmed what I posted above. There is supposed to be another big price drop when these other factories that make the glass for the screens come online: http://www.fool.com/News/mft/2004/mft04122016.htm.
      They already came down about 1/3 in price from December 2003 to December 2004
      For us ... we just couldn't wait any longer. the Zenith's picture was that crappy.
      In fact, we had two people over for Thanksgiving that otherwise would have been alone. One was a young guy that Coolchick works with. He was over from Austria (maybe Switzerland?), and we also wanted to treat him to typical American Thanksgiving food.
      When Coolchick was telling people about the new TV last month, he commented, "that's good. You have such a beautiful house. But, you had such a crappy TV."

    23. 01-20-2005 01:46 PM #123
      Quote, originally posted by POPE »
      Huskies are gonna make some noise these year boys and girls: Pac 10 player of the year in the making:


      Truth, he is so small. I saw him at a huskies game. He is really a cool guy too. Chatted with him for a while.

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      01-20-2005 01:47 PM #124
      Am I crazy for being a little scared about the game against Iowa tonight, even though they've struggled the past few games?
      The biggest gut check will be @ Wisconsin on the 25th. They're so good at home, and they're playing some good ball ... [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] to Bo Ryan, didn't think he'd do much with the team this year.
      Should be some good games for us Illini fans in the coming weeks.
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    25. 01-20-2005 01:56 PM #125
      Quote, originally posted by GSTGuy »
      Should be some good games for us Illini fans in the coming weeks.

      I'll be happily rooting for their oponent
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