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I'm in. Will roll into Fairfax County for a brew or two.

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post #902 of 1328 Old 10-15-2007, 12:56 PM - Thread Starter
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I'm up for a get together at either a bar or if someone is up for hosting (not quite ready myself).......I can't do this weekend thou.

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as far as getting together, what works better for everyone, weekends or a week night?

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weekends are looking to get busy, but could manage (what the heck, one MORE day of NOT working on the build won't matter much at this point)...weeknights work for me, just NOT Tuesday

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Either works for me but will be camping this Friday & Saturday nights.

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pretty much available for any time but this weekend. Got the in-laws coming in town. Come to think of it....

Stagflation?? No effect!!
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Has anyone been to the brickskeller in DC? It would be a great spot to meetup.. Its in DC, but its something to experience.. I will monitor this thread.

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The Brickskeller is great!

RFD in DC is another.

Pizzeria Paradiso in Georgetown has a great downstairs pub with many unique beers on tap and lot's of bottles.

Vintage 50 in Leesburg.

Any of the Sweetwater Taverns.

Gordon Biersch in Tyson's

There's always the Old Dominion Brewery in Ashburn.

I'm out of town for work next mon-wed., maybe thursday night?

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my vote is for NOVA, preferable ashburn sterling reston area.

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Old Dominion Brewery in Ashburn sounds good to me......nice selection of beers.

Next Thurs is good for me too.

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Great, fellow draught heads and audiophiles as well??? Would the collective YOU marry me? LOL. Perfect Thrusday is great thats my sunday, Ashburn is great as well. I will continue to monitor this thread.

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OK then! Are we on for Thursday night at Old Dominion Brewery, say 7:00pm?

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I just got back from vacation so unfortunately can't make it out to Ashburn on a weekday evening.

On a plus side I do feel re-energized to continue work in the basement this weekend. Feel free to send some stout my way...

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Looks like I can make it. Hope to see others.

http://www.olddominion.com/

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I'm a long time lurker on your thread Mark and would love to come along. My theater is just about finished (as much as it will ever be). I think someone said NEXT Thursday and someone else just Thursday!! Can you confirm if you mean the 25th or the 1st?

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I believe its tonight - well at least that when I'll be there.

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I'll be there. red shirt & blue jeans.

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DANG! Did I miss out? I've ben running between projects at work and a little out of touch this week. I WOULD have attended if I thought to check in from home. I'm at a point I could use a few electrical pointers, and it would be easier to ask in person.

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Yep, you missed out.....ended up just being me & Bill. Bill is probably going to have a local meet at his place in near future. Maybe will start off a series of meets - so I'd better finish mine off.

Feel free to call me if you have any Q's.

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Sorry I missed it too. Wrong Thursday for me!! I'm still keen to meet up though so if Bill does do an open house that would be great. I too need to finish up before hosting something.....
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Just took the plunge in the HD world

Ordered the Toshiba HD-A3 from Best Buy. Was too good an offer to pass by - especially with potential of 10 free HD Movies

Only have a 720p PJ.......1080p will need to wait

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Congrats!

That nice room of yours deserves some HDM goodness.

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Just took the plunge in the HD world

Ordered the Toshiba HD-A3 from Best Buy. Was too good an offer to pass by - especially with potential of 10 free HD Movies

Congrats! You will enjoy. They are having a great deal on some of these players now, and the free software doesn't hurt either. I had two people from my office pick up the HD-A2 from wally world on Friday, and they are both drooling. Keep us updated on how you like it, and what discs you start out with.

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Just took the plunge in the HD world

Ordered the Toshiba HD-A3 from Best Buy. Was too good an offer to pass by - especially with potential of 10 free HD Movies

Only have a 720p PJ.......1080p will need to wait

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Mark,

How did you manage to get "possibly" 10 free DVDs? I only see it offering 8 on their website?
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I missed out on the Walmart deal but glad I did now .

The discs I ordered with the player (all free) were Transformers, Superman Returns & Corpse Bride.

For the Rebate order I'll probably go with Babel, The Hulk, Charlie & Chocolate Factory, U2: Rattle & Hum and Troy.

Then if I'm lucky I'll get The Bourne Identity & 300 with the player.

Its back ordered so will have a wait...........but too, too, too good to miss

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How did you manage to get "possibly" 10 free DVDs? I only see it offering 8 on their website?

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Toshiba HD-A30 and HD-A3 HD DVD players come packaged with 2 free HD DVDs — The Bourne Identity and 300 — right in the box. (Only while supplies last.) That's a total of 10 free HD DVD movies with these models!

So no gaurentee.....fingers crossed.

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I missed out on the Walmart deal but glad I did now .

The discs I ordered with the player (all free) were Transformers, Superman Returns & Corpse Bride.

For the Rebate order I'll probably go with Babel, The Hulk, Charlie & Chocolate Factory, U2: Rattle & Hum and Troy.

Then if I'm lucky I'll get The Bourne Identity & 300 with the player.

Its back ordered so will have a wait...........but too, too, too good to miss

Oof, that is a better deal than I thought. On your rebate, I'd think twice about the Rattle & Hum and Troy... Rattle and Hum was evidently a poor transfer (some people claimed not much better than the DVD), and a directors cut of Troy was recently released. But then again, they are free ;-)

I'd go with The Frighteners (haven't seen it, but it is supposedly the Peter Jackson movie that put him on the map), and Black Rain (Ridley Scott cop movie that looks pretty good). Pitch Black is a good sci-fi movie... not as much eye candy as Hulk, but a much much better film.

Man you are going to have some fun when everything shows up!

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Was torn on some of the movies, was trying to get movies the family could enjoy....but alas most were R rated. Looking forward to some of the upcoming HD-DVD releases - just changed my format preference on Netflix.

I've also ordered a HDMI cable from Monoprice - gutting thing was yesterday I ordered a new component cable from them - could have saved on some postage.

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...and Black Rain (Ridley Scott cop movie that looks pretty good). Pitch Black is a good sci-fi movie...

Black Rain is a bit like Blade Runner set in Japan. Ridley once again uses rain, sound sensory overload and gloom to great effect. I'd give it a solid B.

Pitch Black is on my list to watch in the home theater (whenever it gets done). I saw it a few years ago and just remember it creeping me out in all the darkness stuff.

Speaking of movies, and one go see Blade Runner yet? We took a field trip to see it at the UpTown in DC this weekend. Great theater for a really SciFi classic. THe remastered "Super-Duper" director's cut was nice and clean. Looking forward to that one in the home theater as well.

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Mark, when I got my A2, they were giving away 3 free DVDs and it took like 3 months to get them. There is a phone number for customer support that I'll try and dig up for you, they tell you about when you will get them.

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