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8321  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: [update] New PC purchase? - Velocity Micro delivers early - gellar happy on: September 18, 2006, 08:46:50 PM

Quote from: Kobra on September 18, 2006, 08:38:22 PM

Quote from: Mattc0m on September 18, 2006, 06:36:15 PM

That thing is a BEAST.  eek

Man, it's threads like these that make me feel really POOR.

They should make you feel RICH for not spending money on something like that!  I go into siezure mode anytime I see someone spend gobs of cash on marked up PC's, especially ones that cost more than my car.. LMAO.

You'd die if you saw my Amex bill this month then slywink.

* gellar can't be burried with cash, so he might as well spend it.
8322  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Did _anyone_ get Dawn of War as a bonus... on: September 18, 2006, 06:57:47 PM

Quote from: Kobra on September 18, 2006, 06:51:38 PM

Thats why I have the provision to charge back any company that pulls BS on me, and I will exercise this power as often as needed.

Yep.  Totally a good plan... a lot of people see using credit cards as a bad thing.  I love the things.  I get protection on my purchase, a 30 day (or so) interest free loan, and a lot of other extra benefits (extended warranties, rental car coverage, etc...) all for just carrying a few pieces of plastic in my wallet.  Of course, charging more than one can afford is obviously a bad thing, as is carrying a balance and paying interest, but if you are disciplined enough to avoid that trap... credit cards are wonderful.

* gellar loves Amex, Visa, and Discovercard (in that order).
8323  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Did _anyone_ get Dawn of War as a bonus... on: September 18, 2006, 05:48:59 PM

Quote from: Kobra on September 18, 2006, 03:29:02 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on September 18, 2006, 06:15:59 AM

It really wasn't false advertising. It was confusion over the domestic CoH versus the UK import version.

So?  By law, they still have to honor it because it was sold on this premise, and many people purchased it under those conditions. It amounts to retail fraud "Bait and Switch" tactics, and is illegal.  They simply have to fess up to it, and make it right.   Confusion doesn't absolve them from the obligations of selling it under set conditions, then never issuing a correction and simply trying to "Hide" their mistake.  That my friends, is fraud.



Not necessarily.  There is provision legally that allows companies to make a mistake and rescind an offer if a) it was truly a mistake, and b) would cause the company significant financial hardship to honor the mistake.  A 50% off discount misprint, for example, would fall under this proviso.

8324  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: New PC purchase? - Ordered from Velocity Micro after Alienware asshattery on: September 18, 2006, 05:43:29 PM
PC has arrived, and it's pretty fuckin good.  I'll paste my post from HardOCP.  Overall, I'm stoked.

Quote from: gellar on HardOCP
I've poked in a few threads here and there about my VM experience as it happened, but since I received my system on Friday and was am so happy with the result, I figured I'd do VM the courtesy of praising them for my experience in it's own thread.

I should start from the beginning.  All the way back on July 31st, I ordered a full on Core Duo rig from Alienware.  I considered VM at the time, but Alienware had a few crazy "specials" going on that made them a few hundred dollars cheaper.  Despite the fact that I hated the Alienware case, I decided to be frugal and ordered from them.  The estimated ship date would be August 28th.

Weeks later, after a few emails back and forth from me to Alienware asking why my machine had not yet gone into production and whether or not it would make it's estimated ship date, Alienware finally fessed up to the fact that the case necessary to build my machine would NOT be arriving until Sept 15th at the earliest, and my system would likely be completed by Sept 30th.  This was unacceptable.  I cancelled the order.

I then looked at #2 and #3 on my list (Velocity Micro and ABS).  I'd actually chosen ABS over VM this time around due to a) they were more configurable, and b) they'd ship faster.  However, I could not order the config I wanted from ABS' website and had to do it over the phone.  I tried.  They said someone would call me back.  No one ever did.  3 hours later on August 25th, I ordered the following machine from Velocity Micro:

Gamer's Edge PCX
Case        LX Black - Velocity Micro Signature Case
Power Supply    600 Watt Enermax® NoiseTaker Quiet Power Supply, Dual Smart Fans, user adjustable speed control knob (+$120.00)
Motherboard    Asus® P5N32-SLI SE Deluxe - NVIDIA® nForce™ 4 SLI MCP, PCI Express Motherboard with DDR2     
Processor    Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor E6600, dual 2.4GHz cores (+$120.00)    
CPU Cooling    Arctic Cooling® Freezer 7 Heatsink, Ultra Quiet Fan, Copper Heat Pipes, plus Arctic Silver™ 5 Thermal Compound     
DDR2 Memory    2048MB Corsair™ XMS2 DDR2-800 Low Latency CL4 Extreme Memory with Heat Spreader (2x1024) (+$185.00)
PCX Video     1024MB eVGA™ NVIDIA® GeForce™ 7950 GX2, PCI-Express, 2 x DVI (+$385.00)
Audio      SoundBlaster X-Fi XtremeMusic
Hard Drive 1     250GB Western Digital WD2500JD 7200rpm SATA/150, 8MB Cache
Optical Drive 1 16x Lite On® DVD+/-RW/CD-RW Dual Layer, Black Bezel

Total price was a bit under $2700, which was the same as the PC I had ordered from Alienware (which was identical, other than the E6700 CPU).  I actually called VM the next day to add on the X-Fi to the order, and the sales guy I spoke with on the phone was professional, courteous, and more than happy to answer any other questions I had (I asked about the memory).  My machine was due to ship on September 13th.  Overall, everything was good so far.

On September 6th, I received an email from VM stating that my machine was Staged for Assembly.  On September 7th, I received an email stating it was in Assembly.  And on September 8th, I received an email stating my machine was complete and shipping.  Fantastic turnaround time.  I received my shipping notice that evening and, since I am all the way in California, my PC would arrive on September 15th.

Fast forward to Sept 15th, and UPS delivers my fancy new rig in a GIGANTIC box to my office.  I tried to fight the urge from opening it until I got home, but I couldn't.  I cracked it open and was quite pleased to see that UPS did not do to my system what they did to Scott's, and everything looked great and in place.  DWhite apparently was the technician in charge of my system, and he did a fine job.  After getting it home, I opened her up to take some pics and plugged everything in.  No problems upon first boot and everything seemed to be working fine and dandy... except the sound card.  The system did not report that an X-Fi even existed, and it seemed as though no drivers were installed.  However, I had a feeling that the card may have become unseated during shipping, so I opened the case back up and reseated the card... and all was well.  I don't think this could have been avoided, as these sort of things happen from time to time when shipping 3000+ miles.  It also could be why it seemed like there were no drivers installed for Scott's damaged system, since the drivers don't appear to be there unless the card is.  Another small niggle is that they put the Windows XP activation code BEHIND the machine.  This makes it annoyingly difficult to enter when you are trying to do so for the first time slywink.

However, those are the only two complaints.  Everything else was flawless and I am truly impressed with the build quality of the sytem.  It's certainly better than if I would have done it myself, as I really just lack the attention to detail to do it right.  The case itself is really quite nice, and the wiring is top notch.  The system fired up with all updated drivers and pulled an 8189 3dmark06 score out of the box with zero tweaking at all.  It has run every game I've thrown at it (Company of Heroes, World of Warcraft, Battlefield 2, and Oblivion) at 100% maxed graphics, AA or HDR on, 1600x1200, smooth as silk.  I love it.  It's also WAY more quiet than my previous machine.

I couldn't be happier.

And... as promised... pics:















8325  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] NHL '07 Impressions on: September 18, 2006, 05:32:41 PM

Quote from: Devil on September 18, 2006, 05:04:22 PM

I have a stupid question for my upcoming review: Is there a way to select your favorite team for the startup screen like in every other EA Sports game?

I know it's probably in the manual somewhere, but I don't have time to go through everything in those 6 pages!  icon_wink

I've been looking for this too... and can't find it.  It's annoying.
8326  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] NHL '07 Impressions on: September 18, 2006, 01:42:25 AM
Just to add... I'm not saying you're wrong if you like the turbo button.  It's been around forever.  I'm just saying the omission of it doesn't make things unrealistic.  It does the exact opposite.
8327  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] NHL '07 Impressions on: September 18, 2006, 01:40:25 AM

Quote from: TheMissingLink on September 18, 2006, 01:19:26 AM

But turbo adds realism to the game.  Maybe if "turbo" was renamed to something like "sprint" it would make more sense...

But without a true turbo button, it's like there's no sprinting.  There's no motivating a skater to push harder than usual for whatever reason - also, a turbo button helps bring more strategy and realism to the game in terms of fatigue.  Skate around with turbo all the time and your team is DEAD tired by the end of their shift; how is this handled in NHL '07?  The more you skate in a straight line, hence going "faster", means you get more tired?

I'm not sure how much hockey you've played... but since shifts are generally just a few minutes long, in reality, you are "sprinting" the entire time.  You get winded just by playing.  If the game wants to do a realistic impression of fatigue, your player is dog tired after about 1 minute and skating up and down the ice approximately 3 times.  Unless you're Chris Pronger.

The only way "sprint" is even remotely close to realistic in hockey is if it lasted for about 3 strides.  Some players do have a burst to get past a defender, but it's literally just to get by a guy.  That's it.

You don't take shifts off in hockey.  You don't skate slower.  You do that, and you get benched.

gellar
8328  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] NHL '07 Impressions on: September 18, 2006, 12:39:27 AM
I actually think the lack of turbo is by far the best design decision (other than the skill stick) the series made.  I always found turbo annoying.

* gellar is still loving NHL.
8329  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The RealID act, what's your feeling? on: September 15, 2006, 08:42:00 PM
Don't care.  I'm relatively certain that if the gubment wanted to track me, they'd have zero problems doing so with or without this ID.

* gellar is all for the FUTUAR.
8330  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] NHL 2k7 Impressions on: September 15, 2006, 07:38:53 PM
Er... wrong game.

* gellar is retarded.
8331  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] NHL 2k7 Impressions on: September 15, 2006, 07:31:28 PM

Quote from: Devil on September 15, 2006, 07:23:00 PM

Thanks!

Can you score on shots other than one-timers?

One timers are the one thing I can't score on.

I'm awful with them.
8332  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] NHL '07 Impressions on: September 15, 2006, 05:39:27 PM

Quote from: Roguetad on September 15, 2006, 04:29:49 PM

Quote from: jament on September 15, 2006, 04:24:01 PM

But  - let's say I'm on D, I want to poke check a guy at the blue line and then hip check him if the poke doesn't dislodge the puck.  You're saying I don't use buttons to do that?  How does it work?  Huh?  Eh? What?

The right shoulder button poke checks (in the direction of the right stick), or default directly in front if you don't use the right stick. 

You hit someone by simply pushing the right stick in the direction of the victim. 

The left shoulder button can be used to hook or tie up someone.  I hooked someone on a break away and definitely got called for it.  You can use the left SB to keep guys pinned against the boards too. 

Pressing both shoulder buttons at the same time makes your guy block. 

That's pretty much it!  You can clear pucks by doing a slap shot or pulling the right trigger for a pass.

There's a bit more than that.  Holding left trigger causes you to skate backwards.  Left trigger skating backwards + left stick moving towards opposing player + well timed flick of the right stick towards opposing player = flattened Paul Kariya.  You do have a good chance of completely whiffing that though, so I really only try to pull it off if I have support from my forwards (just like real hockey!).

The Y button allows you to slash and try and start a fight.  In my last game, I was dicking around and slashed some Avalanche player with Tim Gleason.  The game called a 5 min major on me AND a game misconduct.  I don't think I've ever seen that in a video game before.

Defense is a combination of having good body positioning and poke checking.  You can use the poke check to try and intercept a pass too (I've done it twice) and set forth on a break of your own.  There are only a few players on each team that can actually lay the lumber well enough to knock an opposing player down, but every player can try to bump the opposition off the puck.  Sometimes that works better than others... if I am Mike Cammaleri, I'm better off trying to poke check Chris Pronger than run into him and just bounce off.

8333  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] NHL '07 Impressions on: September 15, 2006, 04:06:38 PM

Quote from: Devil on September 15, 2006, 01:57:08 PM

Here:

LB+RB=Block Shot

Now go get it!

Yep... I've done it a few times.

The defensive game is pretty good actually.  I love being able to time a hip check at the blueline and laying out a guy like Paul Kariya with Rob Blake.  The fact that hard hits are so few and far between this year makes the ones you do land ever so satisfying.

* gellar can't wait to go home and play more.
8334  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] NHL '07 Impressions on: September 15, 2006, 04:49:56 AM
Holy hell am I enjoying this game.  I've played 11 games today alone and absolutely am amazed by it.  It plays a nice game of hockey out of the box (slightly fast), and with a few slider tweaks plays a great game of hockey.  The variety of goals is miles beyond what we've seen in any title so far, and the game is just fun fun fun.

There are definitely a few shortfallings, such as presentation (utter lack of stat overlays), a bit of a discrepency in the hits stats during a game, and a relatively steep learning curve with the dual analog sticks, but these are minor nicks on a damn fine game so far.

* gellar goes to play more.
8335  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Quickly! Best 360 MP Racing Game? on: September 13, 2006, 09:55:03 PM

Quote from: Eduardo X on September 13, 2006, 09:31:41 PM

I even finished within 2 seconds of Gellar in one race, and within 30 seconds on the Nurbergring.

Kaigen spun me in both races.  That's the only reason you were close.

* gellar still won.
8336  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: (NHL) 15 Years - $67.6M on: September 13, 2006, 04:01:15 PM
Goalies are SO fragile though.  Mentally, all it takes is a bad season and they're done for a good long while (if not forever).  How many CAREER franchise goalies have there been in the history of the NHL?  Certainly not as many who've blown up at some point in their career.

Bad, bad contract.  Impossibly bad, especially from a team who should have learned from their previous contract pariah.

* gellar laughs.
8337  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: (NHL) 15 Years - $67.6M on: September 13, 2006, 02:41:18 AM
This deal is insane.  Didn't they learn with Yashin?

gellar
8338  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NHL 07 IGN Review on: September 12, 2006, 05:30:27 PM
So uh... is this game actually in stores today?
8339  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: SUV sales TANKING big. on: September 12, 2006, 04:58:27 PM
I will translate for the Brits:

Coupe (pronounced CoupAY) = 2 door or Coupe (pronounced coop)
Saloon = 4 door or Sedan
Sports Car = Convertible
People Mover = Minivan
4x4 = SUV (though not necessarily a 4x4)

* gellar watches too much Top Gear.
8340  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Corporate Anti-Virus on: September 12, 2006, 04:50:43 PM
So it sounds like you're looking for more of a software solution than a hardware one.  That being the case, the suggestions of Nod32 and Kaspersky still stand.  They aren't as easy to manage as a Symantec would be, but their catch rates are definitely better.  Give them a go... worth looking at them both just so you can get the cost down.

Funny you mention Appriver, I worked at one of their primary competitors for about 4 years until we were acquired by MS.  Outsourced security is definitely the way to go.

8341  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (9/11) on: September 11, 2006, 10:24:57 PM

Quote from: Kobra on September 11, 2006, 10:23:30 PM

Quote from: pingwrx on September 11, 2006, 10:09:06 PM

Waiting on impressions for Company of heroes first.

Let me save you the trouble:

"OMFG IT ROX"

Thats about what everyone will be saying I think.  :slywink:

Also there are demos.  I'm really looking fwd to it, and I don't even like RTS games.

8342  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Which digital camera to get? on: September 11, 2006, 10:21:35 PM

Quote from: stiffler on September 11, 2006, 10:17:38 PM

Quote from: gellar on September 11, 2006, 09:49:45 PM

Quote from: gellar on September 11, 2006, 09:48:52 PM

Quote from: warning on September 11, 2006, 09:47:37 PM

Quote from: gellar on September 11, 2006, 09:44:47 PM

Shut up, Ken.

* gellar adds fuel.

Looking at your tag that would seem pretty obvious.


I'm flamable.

* gellar is so hot right now.

Also, that's a BC trick, mfer.  One that I think I may have come up with.  Don't be stealin' my stizyle, yo.

* gellar is awesome.

Why double-post just to quote yourself?

This entire thread should be destroyed.

BECAUSE I AM AWESOME.

* gellar shouldn't have to repeat himself.
8343  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Which digital camera to get? on: September 11, 2006, 09:49:45 PM

Quote from: gellar on September 11, 2006, 09:48:52 PM

Quote from: warning on September 11, 2006, 09:47:37 PM

Quote from: gellar on September 11, 2006, 09:44:47 PM

Shut up, Ken.

* gellar adds fuel.

Looking at your tag that would seem pretty obvious.

I'm flamable.

* gellar is so hot right now.

Also, that's a BC trick, mfer.  One that I think I may have come up with.  Don't be stealin' my stizyle, yo.

* gellar is awesome.
8344  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Which digital camera to get? on: September 11, 2006, 09:48:52 PM

Quote from: warning on September 11, 2006, 09:47:37 PM

Quote from: gellar on September 11, 2006, 09:44:47 PM

Shut up, Ken.

* gellar adds fuel.

Looking at your tag that would seem pretty obvious.

I'm flamable.

* gellar is so hot right now.
8345  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Which digital camera to get? on: September 11, 2006, 09:44:47 PM
Shut up, Ken.

* gellar adds fuel.
8346  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (9/11) on: September 11, 2006, 09:41:49 PM
NHL 07 for the 360 and Company of Heroes.  Possibly Lego Star Wars for the 360 down the line... but I've got enough games sitting on my self for now.
8347  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Project Gotham Racing 3 - $20 on: September 11, 2006, 09:19:31 PM
FUCK YOU CONE CHALLENGES.

I am 3 cone challenges away from All Gold.  I am still pretty certain I will never achieve it.

I too can win races pretty easily on Hardcore, but I shudder to think what cone and style events would be like.

* gellar is fastar and furiosar than you are.
8348  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Corporate Anti-Virus on: September 11, 2006, 09:16:53 PM

Quote from: DarkEL on September 11, 2006, 05:29:18 PM

(Note - this is only for corporate solutions - Not looking for desktop level or home user anti-virus recommendations)

So are we talking gateway or desktop?  Server or Agent?  How many seats does it need to support?  What are the primary success criteria other than catch rate?  Where is Symantec failing for you now (Web?  Email?  Spyware?)

This is my area of expertise and I'd be happy to help you guys whittle things down to a short list of folks to look at, but I'd need a bit more info than what you've given to provide a good level of consultation.

Off the cuff, I'd definitely agree with the Nod32 and Kaspersky choices.  They have excellent catch rates, but they also have some failings you should be aware of (depending on config).

* gellar just made it known how geeky he can be.
8349  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Your website of choice for Release Dates? on: September 11, 2006, 05:02:38 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on September 11, 2006, 04:58:28 PM

I'd say that I put in at least 8 hours a week on the release dates, so I'm hoping that it is here that people find there release dates. smile

There are release dates here?

I KEED, I KEED.

* gellar uses GT and EBgames for his release dates.
8350  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NHL07 authenticity video on: September 11, 2006, 04:47:02 PM
Yeah I'm pretty stoked for EA this year... more so than I have been for any hockey game in recent memory.
8351  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Which digital camera to get? on: September 11, 2006, 03:17:56 AM
Yep... Canon makes damn fine point and shoot cameras.  I don't think I'd look elsewhere.
8352  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: SUV sales TANKING big. on: September 11, 2006, 03:17:01 AM

Quote from: Kobra on September 11, 2006, 03:11:58 AM

My wifes vehicle gets 29ish, mine gets 35ish.  But we never drive much and the wife works 2 miles from home. So figure 1-2 tanks of gas per month more than covers all of our driving.

My commute is about 35 miles per day round trip.  I've thought about buying something smaller and more fuel efficient and only taking my car out on weekends, but honestly... I like driving it too much.  My commute would suck if I was in something else.

Her commute is about 16 miles round trip.

* gellar consumes.
8353  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: SUV sales TANKING big. on: September 11, 2006, 03:08:37 AM
We have two cars.  My overpowered tiny sports sedan that gets a whopping 21 MPG, and teh woman's gigantic 7 seater Brit SUV that gets... I think about 15 MPG.

We have no children or any need to haul anything, but we do have a dog.

* gellar is part of the problem.
8354  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Project Gotham Racing 3 - $20 on: September 10, 2006, 10:31:48 PM
Still my most played game on the 360 (though maybe NCAA has taken it's place).  Definitely worth the $20.

Be advised though, the MP game isn't as active as it used to be.

* gellar will take any of you on.
8355  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NHL 2k7 demo's up (presenting 2kSports, the new EA) on: September 08, 2006, 03:12:59 PM

Quote from: Devil on September 08, 2006, 01:38:09 PM

Was it really that bad? I've been dissapointed 2 years in a row now and from your review, this year I'm....OUT!

I told you guys we should hold off judgement until we see both games.

From the shootout demo, it looks like EA has at least put an effort into hockey this year. Granted, the actual game could suck but at least they might be trying now.

Probably going with EA.

Totally agree.  I've really not been impressed with 2K's offering for a while and only played it the last few years because EA was so bad.  EA has been impressing the heck out of me with this year's game, so hopefully it lives up to the hype and the demo.

* gellar is bipartisan.
8356  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: A+ Certification. on: September 07, 2006, 09:34:04 PM
SUPER easy to get.  I got A+ certified sometime during college.  Unless things have changed recently, you only really need to brush up on some of the inane history of computing type stuff.  Other than that, it's REALLY easy.
8357  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: TiVo Series 3 = $800.00 on: September 07, 2006, 08:59:53 PM
WHY DID I NOT BUY ONE IN THE FIRST PLACE?

* gellar is doomed.
8358  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] Only 500k at launch? on: September 07, 2006, 03:22:17 PM

Quote from: ATB on September 06, 2006, 09:46:40 PM

Quote from: gellar on September 06, 2006, 04:35:33 PM

Quote from: ATB on September 06, 2006, 03:29:42 PM

Only 100k in Japan? There will be riots.

No joke.  I'm not counting on getting one myself... doesn't seem very likely with 400,000 units out there.

* gellar refuses to buy one on Ebay.

Pshaw. You say that now but you have no will power whatsoever. WHAT SO EVER.  You'll probably buy two just to say that you did....punk.

No... seriously, even I am not that crazy.  If I can't get one preordered somewhere, I will attempt to find one at Costco on or near release day.  Failing that, I will check the internets for random bouts of luck (that's how I got my 360, actually).

Failing that, I will wait till Costco has them in stock, because I too love the Costco.

* gellar is stupid, but not crazy.
8359  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Official Madden League Results Thread on: September 07, 2006, 03:26:23 AM
Week 1 matchup - gellar (SF) vs Ertic33 (WAS)

Final Score 24-6 49ers (gellar) over Redskins (Ertic33)

No stats... but an interesting game nonetheless.  Two of my TDs came off of defensive returns - one on an interception by Mike Adams after I had blitzed the corner, and the second on a fumble recovery after Brunell was sacked.  The fumble recovery was particularly crippling to Ertic, as he was on the 20 going in and I had NO answer for Mr. Clinton Portis all game long.

In the end though, Frank Gore running through everyone prevailed and Alex Smith managed not to throw an INT, giving me the win.

YAY.

* gellar wins!
8360  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: TiVo Series 3 = $800.00 on: September 07, 2006, 01:39:43 AM

Quote from: Kobra on September 07, 2006, 01:09:06 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on September 07, 2006, 12:03:18 AM

Quote from: Kobra on September 06, 2006, 11:47:37 PM

$800 is 4 times more than I paid for my TV..   I will pass.

How small is that TV?!  My TV was *ahem* more expensive than the TiVo. slywink

I have a 35" I picked up at Costco for $299, and a 32" I picked up at Costco for $250.00 (Both great looking Toshiba CRT's) when I returned my Samsung DLP last year and went back to non-HD signals because I was fed up with HD programming. Saved me $1200, and $60 extra month anyway.  nod  I rarely watch TV, but I do rent movies from Blockbluster Online, as long as the picture is pretty, I am happy - not picky at all.

So... not quite 4 times.

* gellar is asian and is thus better at math than you are.
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