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post #301 of 315 Old 10-11-2012, 07:01 AM
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We can't verify 100%, but it looks like Dan Kostyshak and "Kosty" are the same person given what info we have and his absence. Very sad. frown.gif

Vader - you know him personally?

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****.

I had previously thought his first name to be "Dana", but perhaps "Dan" is correct. We really need some verification on this. I e-mailed Tom Arnold but have yet to get a response. I know Kosty had spoken to him several times.
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****.
I had previously thought his first name to be "Dana", but perhaps "Dan" is correct. We really need some verification on this. I e-mailed Tom Arnold but have yet to get a response. I know Kosty had spoken to him several times.

This is his business:
113 Kostyshak Rd, Binghamton, NY 13903
(607) 797-3707

I can't call. I won't call. Someone else needs to.
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I handle research at HMM and would receive regular emails from him up until a few weeks ago, when he indicated he would be busy with his business commitments and would pick up making charts from our data after that. Then I never heard from him again. I peek in on these forums from time to time and noticed he stopped posting here too, and some posters were wondering where he was so I just Googled his name and the bio in the obit was consistent with what I knew about him. But other than email exchanges I had never met him. But I never encountered anyone so enthusiastic about our charts.
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Thanks, Vader, for the info.

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Nooooo!

(If true) I'm so sad right now. What a wonderful contributor Kosty has been for all these years. I was addicted to his updates and I always have appreciated his work, character and enthusiasm.
Oh man....
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Really sad right now. Kosty was such a trooper. He invested so much time to bring us daily information about our hobby/profession. He will be missed!! As a Army vet I salute you Kosty.

After all these years I still miss Cliff Waston, another avid AVS poster. RIP Cliff & Kosty.

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Really sad news. frown.gif Tthough I don't know Kosty in person, I always had a respect for him for his comprehensive posts and patience. Rest in peace Kosty.

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RIP Kosty. Your love and commitment to our hobby will be sorely missed along with your personality,

Thanks for always being very classy.

Can an admin please make this front page news?
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RIP Kosty. Your love and commitment to our hobby will be sorely missed along with your personality,
Thanks for always being very classy.
Can an admin please make this front page news?
I think that would be a great idea. Many of us knew him through his dedicated posts, and it's very easy to miss this thread.

While I never met him, we had participated in a number of common threads and shared some PMs over the years. Dan was always thoughtful and gracious. Strange, how we can develop friendships and bonds through postings on an anonymous forum like this. I feel as though I've just learned of the death of a friend.

He will be missed.

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Ah, we lost a good man. A really good man. May he rest in peace. And his family to find the strength to get past this truly sad moment. Feel so fortunate to have known him....

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The following would surely have put a smile on Kosty's face. It is probably a new record for Blu-ray at 39%.

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The following would surely have put a smile on Kosty's face. It is probably a new record for Blu-ray at 39%.


Wendall,

I am sure it would have indeed. I am way late in just reading about Kosty passing away........Very sad to hear this as he was always a fun read in these forums. Only 53 years old.... Thanks Kosty for all you did for us AVS members.

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For Q1, 2013

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Buoyed by a 28.5% increase in Blu-ray Disc sales, overall packaged media sales were up 2%, to $2.1 billion from $2 billion in the first quarter of 2012

Sales of new releases on Blu-ray Disc were up 37%. Sales of catalog titles on Blu-ray were up 16% from the first quarter of 2012.
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Time for a new thread for 2013?


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