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Old 2006-04-15, 09:00 AM   #121
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Do you guys actually see a big difference between up-converted DVDs via the HDMI cable, as opposed to DVD input from a progressive scan DVD player via the component cables?
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Old 2006-04-15, 09:22 AM   #122
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If you have a good component DVD player, then a big fat no. Of course a good component DVD player is 3x the cost, so these machines are good for the $$.
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Old 2006-04-15, 12:15 PM   #123
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Hey guys a question re monoprice.com, who pays the duty? Is it in the price? Or do I have to pay it on delivery? I know that tiger.ca it is included but the prices are higher. Please advise.
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Old 2006-04-15, 12:19 PM   #124
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No duty here. They ticked the "gift" option on the Customs form and stated $15 value. Sweet.
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Old 2006-04-15, 11:35 PM   #125
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Ditto for me! Checked as gift and received in Calgary in 5 business days!!!
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Old 2006-04-15, 11:48 PM   #126
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Originally Posted by MAXAM
Thanks for the info. I dropped into Radio Shack today and they wanted around $100 for a DVI cable! They are sure making a heck of a big mark-up on their stuff!
BTW Why do they ask you for your name and address when you buy anything from the Shack, even an AAA battery? I never give it to them.
I've been checking around for a little while now and end up ordering it from monoprice. My DVI-HDMI 3 ft cost me $11 US. I should have it by next week or two.
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Old 2006-04-16, 02:54 AM   #127
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The duty charged will be payable by you when you receive your merchandise. (either at your door or most likely at your local Post Office)

That is if there is any duty due. My first order came duty owing at the Post Office.

The second order came (bless them) with a funky customs declaration that showed a value of $17. Actual value @ $150 U.S. (did I say bless them?)

Also: first order- 2 weeks to deliver (!??!).......second order-super pronto fast, 3 days !

I suppose, LOW declared value = NO duty owing = fast delivery.
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Old 2006-04-16, 05:33 AM   #128
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The opinion of this fellow Hettrick from the link in post #1 sounds an awful lot like gossip to me.
Isn't Variety a Hollywood rag a la "I don't care what they write about me as long as they spell my name right." ?

I find the comments in this forum to be better informed than this man's opinion.

For what little it's worth, I think HD DVD will prevail in the short term simply because consumers will find it easier to identify with the name.
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Old 2006-04-16, 07:42 AM   #129
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The opinion of this fellow Hettrick from the link in post #1 sounds an awful lot like gossip to me.
Isn't Variety a Hollywood rag a la "I don't care what they write about me as long as they spell my name right." ?

I find the comments in this forum to be better informed than this man's opinion.

For what little it's worth, I think HD DVD will prevail in the short term simply because consumers will find it easier to identify with the name.
... and with the price for the player!
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Old 2006-04-16, 11:42 AM   #130
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Keep in mind that due to the "Free Trade Agreement", there is no duty to be charged on electronics or electronic equipment that was manufactured in the US. If the cables were manufactured elsewhere, then yes there would be duty. Often times the Custom's department will just slap duty on everything, include stuff that is supposed to be excluded, so watch out for that.
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