First HD Movie/Program You Ever Saw

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  1. HereticBD

    HereticBD Titanium Belt

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    Hard to imagine a world without HDTV's and super crisp imagery, but it existed not too long ago.

    When I first got my Xbox 360, I had a regular old Sony Trinitron. Within a few hours of playing games with muddy textures, and impossible to read text, I came to the realization that I would have to upgrade my TV. Not a small task mind you, as the average price for an HDTV in those days were around $1500 if my memory serves correct. I bit the bullet and purchased a 38" Phillips 1080i HDTV for, get this, twenty-four fucking hundred dollars. It was a little advanced at the time, as it came with one HDMI port for the future when that shit would become the norm. It was all about the component cables back them.

    Shortly after that, I figured I may as well get into this new craze that would surely never fail, in HD-DVDs. Got the 360 add-on, and it came with Peter Jackson's King Kong. Popped that fucker in, and my GOD. At the time, it almost seemed 3D, the picture was so life like. It must've felt like when people purchased their first colour TV back in day, and got their first glimpse after years of B&W imagery. I've never been as wow'd by any technology that has come since.

    So yeah, Peter Jackson's King Kong was my first. How 'bout you?
     
  2. Cheese

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    300 on Blu-Ray. PS3
     
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    Pliny Pete Puts Butts In Seats

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    Some nature show on a display TV at a Good Guys Electronics store
     
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    I have no clue honestly. I adopted HD TV extremely early so it was probably a nature show. I still remember the days where you actually payed for the HD package and it had a whole 6 channels.
     
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    Yep, I remember it because it was so cool seeing shit in high def.

    I bought that Samsung dlp pedestal tv. Good looking tv but a pain in the ass to move because it doesn't come apart so you have to move the entire thing as one piece. Not fun when negotiating stairs with that thing.

    [​IMG]

    As soon as I hooked it up, I turned on the guide and only had like 6 or 7 channels for high-def at the time. American Idol was the first show I saw. The first movie I put on was Sin City.

    Just remember being amazed and wanting to invite everyone over to show them the picture quality
     
  7. greygoose

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    Mine was a process. I think it started out with one of those Sony Vega widescreens. I knew it was HD capable, but I don't think the provider in the town I was in had HD available. A few years later, I bought this big ass Samsung DLP that was HD, and my buddy hooked me up with an HD box as he worked for the cable provider here. Watched the super bowl in HD, and haven't looked back since. It's so hard to watch anything in normal/analog display
     
  8. JudoThrowFiasco

    JudoThrowFiasco Charming Quark Platinum Member

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    BBC's Planet Earth - bought the HD discs over the Bluray

    Fail.
     
  9. HereticBD

    HereticBD Titanium Belt

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    LOL....me too. It was like $80. You couldn't give that shit away today.
     
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    JudoThrowFiasco Charming Quark Platinum Member

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    Lol very true.

    I periodically hook up my HD DVD player just to watch it - still worth it
     
  11. mixcontactsport

    mixcontactsport Land of the Illusion, Home of the Brainwashed

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    yeah same here Peter Jackson's King Kong, That movie is still one of my favorites. Than followed by Lord of the Rings, and than finally HD porn, that changed my life.
     
  12. VroomyJeeps

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    It was a movie. I forget which one. I just remember thinking it was strange that i could see so much detail in the background. It was almost distracting.
     
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    HD porn is the worst.

    Caked make-up, greasy complexions and ass pimples, nobody needs to see that.
     
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    Planet Earth is one of the best BBC documentary series. The Blue Planet and Life are the other two that is Soooo good. Don't think of the HD and it's worth the money.

    As to the OP, I can't remember.. way too long ago. And I still prefer HD over Blu-Ray.
     
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    Got my first HD TV I believe in 2004, my senior year in highschool. I had worked like a mule every the last 3 summers at my buddies dad's concrete company and saved a ton of money.

    I bought a 43" Toshiba 1080i (720p) for $1400.

    I remember hooking that thing up in my room upstairs in my parents house and probably had 12 people crammed into my room to watch a hockey game in HD that night.

    Still have it today working perfectly (now in the bedroom of my own house), along with a 3D TV in the rec room.
     
  16. HereticBD

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    LOL...why? They're exactly the same.

    I can relate to the bitterness of having realized you adopted the wrong format though. That was a sad day when the big studios announced they weren't going to support HD-DVD anymore.
     
  17. Jack Reacheround

    Jack Reacheround Never Go Black

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    Chesten_Hesten The Wiener of Steel

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    [​IMG]

    It was really cheap, and I'm a Carpenter fan.
     
  19. Todd Gack

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    doa 3 on the xbox (and my brand new at the time 36" 1080i capable RCA big tube tv) was my first HD experience... and about 12 other people I had invited over for the occasion



    it was pretty amazing at the time...
     

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