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  1. Happy Birthday Kev, sorry it's late, been on holidays for a couple weeks and my Crackberry goes through the company firewall, and blocks IB's forum.
  2. Thanks Guys! I'M SENDING THIS FROM MY PS3 and using the joystick to type. Just got awireless router that actually works, first tried a Lynksis 54wrtg job that actually managed to duff up the computers connection too. Tried a DLink 615 next, and was rolling in 10 minutes.
  3. What exactly is pleurisy? And how are you doing now? I assume your a fan of government medicare now ? Up here the bill would have been zero, irreguardless of whether you have third party insurance or not. That only helps for private rooms, TV's in your hospital room, and ambulance rides up here in the GWN. Not totally true, medicine at home isn't all covered, but the Gov keeps it cheap, alot of Americans have been buying online from Canada to save $.
  4. The made in India DL's use exactly the same media ID. So far I've burnt 30 of the Indian jobs, no problems, except if you burn them too fast the house starts to smell of curry. I prefer the MIT's, but they are getting harder to find.
  5. Just bot a XBox 360 HD DVD drive for $50 off ebay (with remote), going to give it a try on my computer.
  6. You can get brand new players at brick and mortar shops here in Canada for $99 right now, comes with 2 free HD DVD's in the box too.
  7. I've been buying up HD DVD's off ebay, some silly bastards are dumping them for cents on the dollar. Their loss is my gain . I even got a Toshiba HD-XA2 for dirt cheap!
  8. Grain

    Still Alive & Kicking

    Hi jmet! I can't access IB's forums at work either, haven't been able to for over a year. As I'm supposed to be setting an example there, I haven't tried getting around the company firewall.
  9. Is coming out soon, I've got mine pre-ordered on Amazon. Anyone else? Hoping to be able to get the free but limited edition Toshiba HD-DVD Star Trek phaser remote control!
  10. Check out highdefdigest.com for BluRay and HD-DVD comparisons. They compare the same movie on both formats (when released that way) on the same equipment. 99% of the time there is zero picture quality difference. There often is an audio difference as both formats use some different codecs, but the winners there are split very evenly. In other words, audio/video quality wise both formats are equal. Some people talk about the higher bitrates of BluRay, but that's just because less efficent codecs are required with it's greater space (ie MPEG2 1080P). I personally am supporting both formats, but to be honest HD-DVD has a finished set of operating parameters, BluRay is still evolving(ie early players won't/can't play some of the more recent extras). In other words, if you are buying a PS3 'cause it has the BluRay player great, good move. If it's only going to be for games, then look at which console has the games you like and go that way. PS3 seems to have had very little hardware problems compared to the 360, but MS has upped the warranty on them to mitigate that. By the way, last Friday HD-DVD Toshiba players were commonly available for $99.99, and they sold a crap load of them, this format war unfortunately is far from over.
  11. Grain

    birthday wishes

    Happy Birthday Mate!
  12. Grain

    Happy Birthday

    Happy Birthday Bud!
  13. That's a dandy shop, it's where I buy replacement reverse threaded lock washers when my HDD starts to leak.
  14. I'd read that, MS took a 1 Billion dollar hit to their bottom line due to recalls. Still, I'm impressed with the way their standing behind their product. Have heard rumors that to get them fixed still costs a hidden $80 fee and takes a month or more, but those could be just rumors. An IT tech I know tried to fix one, said it took him an hour just to get the case off , but he didn't have a manual either. And he couldn't fix it (a customer who bot it from a pawn shop, hence no warranty, brought it in).
  15. Couple things to check off the hop, make sure your dvd is blank, and make sure you have no other burning programs, or any other program for that matter, that might be accessing your dvd drive and preventing ImgBurn from using it.
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