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Postby Kennyshin on Sun Dec 21, 2003 7:55 pm

Not James Bond but just the DVD. :D

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I paid a little about US$130 from a web-based DVD retailer in Seoul, tax and shipping cost included. This is the largest amount of money I ever spent on buying DVD titles.
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Postby F1Pilot on Sun Dec 21, 2003 7:59 pm

Sweet purchase, Kennyshin!
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Postby Kennyshin on Sun Dec 21, 2003 8:00 pm

Two of my friends at SI also bought 007 collection from the same store on the same day for the same price. My wife is happily enjoying the collection.
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Postby Ian on Sun Dec 21, 2003 8:16 pm

Pretty impressive. How much did that set you back?
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Postby Kennyshin on Sun Dec 21, 2003 8:22 pm

Ian wrote:Pretty impressive. How much did that set you back?


The purchase? How could it set me back?
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Postby aviationwiz on Sun Dec 21, 2003 8:24 pm

Ian means how much you spent on it.

Ian,

Read more carefully, as Kennyshin noted, he paid about 130 USD for it.
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Postby Kennyshin on Sun Dec 21, 2003 8:27 pm

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I watched Die Another Day maybe three times, all on PC.

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20 titles, 21 discs. Only DAD has two discs.
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Postby Kennyshin on Sun Dec 21, 2003 8:30 pm

aviationwiz wrote:Ian means how much you spent on it.

Ian,

Read more carefully, as Kennyshin noted, he paid about 130 USD for it.


Uh... that's right, about 130 USD, or about a little over 150,000 Korean Won. I can't remember the exact number. Average South Korean household in Seoul earns about 2000 USD a month. Excluding VAT and shipping fee, I paid a little under 120 USD.
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Postby Kennyshin on Sun Dec 21, 2003 8:33 pm

I resized the files to 1280x960 pixels but they still look large. My LCD monitors support no more than 1280x1024 resolution.

The server uses 100Mbps bandwidth, hardly used at all. Much cheaper than the 2Mbps IDC dedicated line in Seoul. Downloading 42,854,083 bytes at once doesn't take long.
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Postby eliminator on Sun Dec 21, 2003 10:35 pm

good deal, like $6.50 a pop :wink:
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Postby hoxlund on Mon Dec 22, 2003 1:00 am

haha i paid about $22.05 for my james bond collection

$1.05 per dvd-r x 21 discs = $22.05
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Postby integspec on Mon Dec 22, 2003 1:01 am

Wow Kennyshin, it's a great collection. Good for you!

Btw, who is the best/favourite Bond for you guys? For me it's Sean Connery. Also Roger Moore isn't bad but least is Pierce Brosnan. I like Pierce Brosnan as an actor but not as a JB.

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Postby eliminator on Mon Dec 22, 2003 1:04 am

there's only one 4 me so far... 8) Sean Connery
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Postby Ian on Mon Dec 22, 2003 1:52 am

aviationwiz wrote:Read more carefully, as Kennyshin noted, he paid about 130 USD for it.


:oops:

I was in too much of a rush to check out the pictures.
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Postby F1Pilot on Mon Dec 22, 2003 8:54 pm

hoxlund wrote:haha i paid about $22.05 for my james bond collection

$1.05 per dvd-r x 21 discs = $22.05
LOL! Whelp, that reaffirms why hoxlund teaches The Recording Underground! :D
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Postby integspec on Tue Dec 23, 2003 2:18 am

hoxlund wrote:haha i paid about $22.05 for my james bond collection
$1.05 per dvd-r x 21 discs = $22.05
:) :) :)

I saw this collection in the mall and it looks pretty neat. If you are a JB Fan, it's really a satisfying investment.

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Postby Kennyshin on Sun Jan 04, 2004 10:52 pm

hoxlund wrote:haha i paid about $22.05 for my james bond collection

$1.05 per dvd-r x 21 discs = $22.05


I know many friends who have DivX-ed version of 007 collection, complete 21 discs. Also easy for me to have all the DVD titles in ISO files or just the extracted files. It will require just a 200GB HDD to store all the contents from the 21 dual-layer DVD discs without any removal of audio or video. It takes just a few days for a friend who has VDSL and the DVD titles to upload to me. It takes less than 10 hours for a friend who uses the same line as mine to do so.

So the cost is nearly zero. I mean it's pointless here to discuss the cost of piracy. :D
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Postby hoxlund on Sun Jan 04, 2004 10:56 pm

or just $22 for dvd-rs
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Postby Kennyshin on Sun Jan 04, 2004 10:58 pm

integspec wrote:Wow Kennyshin, it's a great collection. Good for you!

Btw, who is the best/favourite Bond for you guys? For me it's Sean Connery. Also Roger Moore isn't bad but least is Pierce Brosnan. I like Pierce Brosnan as an actor but not as a JB.

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There was once the same question at CDFreaks Living Room forum. I didn't vote then. Now, I am for Sean Connery. I am not sure who my wife thinks best or likes most but I am sure she will just say it's me. We two watched the 20 titles together using my NEC notebook connected to a 19-inch external LCD monitor. :D

For those who don't know about my wife, she can't walk due to the cerebral palsy she had had since 1974. I'm as much her nurse as I'm her lover.
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Postby dodecahedron on Sun Jan 04, 2004 11:10 pm

Connery for me too.
Brosnan isn't bad either.

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Postby F1Pilot on Sun Jan 04, 2004 11:27 pm

Sean Connery is my vote. Timothy Dalton was a big joke. He sucked. I'm impressed with Pierce Brosnan.
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Postby Kennyshin on Sun Jan 04, 2004 11:56 pm

dodecahedron wrote:Connery for me too.
Brosnan isn't bad either.

sorry to hear about your wife, Kenny.


It can't be something for you to be sorry. She has already lived 30 years like this.

What I am sorry is that I have done nearly zero to reform the society that alienated people like her.

Women with cerebral palsy become easy targets of rape and sexual harassment. It seems literally every male in some villages in South Korea rape such women regularly and the police never caught anyone. In a dog-eating-dog world (or human-eating-human), none of this sounds so unreal.

She is intelligent enough to read to Prey (M. Crichton) and Contact (C. Sagan) though she never entered college because it had been hard enough for her to go through the humiliation and discrimination during the 12 years of school days. Her father is a retired professor in engineering who has six degrees (the sixth was in French langauge.) So she had lived more safely than other girls in similar health conditions. Very many parents let their sons and daughters live on their own if they are mal-formed or have some disabilities. This is a country where human rights don't exist much but parent rights exist too much to the degree it happens often for parents to kill their children and not to be punished for the act properly because Confucianism is always above the law.
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Postby hoxlund on Mon Jan 05, 2004 1:55 am

thank god i was born in this country
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