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View Poll Results: Was the destruction of this HD-XA1
The funniest thing you've seen 0 0%
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Old 05-11-2008   #1
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The player is a HD-XA1 high end player. These cats just destroy it in the name of fun and the reason...so a HD-DVD supporting consumer wouldn't be able to purchase it. That was a waste of money, especially considering the economy and how many people are hurting right now. Chime in and tell me what you think about this action http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5a-9WZ4z5g

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OK, the HD-XA1 is a huge POS, trust me I owned it.

Second, I bet Jerry can give you a worse use, ask him about what happened to mine!
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Is it still under warranty?
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Well, I finally got the link to work (I have pretty lame Internet where I'm staying this week) and I can say I've considered doing something like this to some old audio gear...

Sometimes when selling audio gear you get some real A-holes trying to buy from you. I had one guy who even set up a meet to pick up a receiver from me, he had told me how my receiver was a huge upgrade for him (it was a Denon 4306) and that he'd just sold his old receiver to his best friend for $1,000. I wanted ~$1,200 for my unit which was less than a year old. When he was on his way over he called me, this was like our sixth phone conversation, and told me he could only give me $1,000.

I told him I'd rather throw it from the roof to watch it break than take $1K for it, I then politely asked him if he thought he was going to screw me or if he was sure he'd screwed his best friend? Well, the receiver went in a few more days and I never heard back from that guy so I didn't destroy the piece....
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Well, I finally got the link to work (I have pretty lame Internet where I'm staying this week) and I can say I've considered doing something like this to some old audio gear...

Sometimes when selling audio gear you get some real A-holes trying to buy from you. I had one guy who even set up a meet to pick up a receiver from me, he had told me how my receiver was a huge upgrade for him (it was a Denon 4306) and that he'd just sold his old receiver to his best friend for $1,000. I wanted ~$1,200 for my unit which was less than a year old. When he was on his way over he called me, this was like our sixth phone conversation, and told me he could only give me $1,000.

I told him I'd rather throw it from the roof to watch it break than take $1K for it, I then politely asked him if he thought he was going to screw me or if he was sure he'd screwed his best friend? Well, the receiver went in a few more days and I never heard back from that guy so I didn't destroy the piece....
Thank you! (for not destroying the receiver ). I understand what you're saying and if the HD-XA1 is a piece of trash - oh well, I just don't see spending good money just to run over a piece of equipment. Well maybe its because I don't have it like that. I wish the would have just given me the money they spent to trash the player - or better yet, donate it to a charity. I'm focusing on the waste.
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The player is a HD-XA1 high end player. These cats just destroy it in the name of fun and the reason...so a HD-DVD supporting consumer wouldn't be able to purchase it. That was a waste of money, especially considering the economy and how many people are hurting right now. Chime in and tell me what you think about this action http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5a-9WZ4z5g


I could never destroy a piece of gear. I`m not saying I have never been upset with equipment before that did not work, or caused me many issues, but to go to this extreme, and video it, this is as bad as people who run over bikers.
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