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Old November 5th, 2007, 07:06 PM   #1
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Why did the HV20 take a 150 swing up at BH?

I was just about to buy another one at BH at 749 and then when I had the cash . . . 899? Is it the dollar? If so, then maybe I should buy one before they're 1800?
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Old November 5th, 2007, 07:12 PM   #2
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Maybe they were on special before? $749 is pretty good...
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Old November 5th, 2007, 08:14 PM   #3
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can i order one from the UK?

the pound is looking really good right now
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Old November 5th, 2007, 10:28 PM   #4
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As any bargain shopper knows, you don't wait for winter to get the best prices on skis, you wait until the beginning of summer. Betcha get a better price on that HV20 closer to New Years Day.
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Old November 5th, 2007, 11:19 PM   #5
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can i order one from the UK?

the pound is looking really good right now
You would have the NTSC 60i Problem with a US HV20
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Old November 6th, 2007, 12:46 AM   #6
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the pound is looking really good right now
If I lived in the UK, I'd take an empty suitcase to New York and fill it up with as much stuff as I could buy... Good time to live on the Continent!
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Old November 6th, 2007, 09:20 AM   #7
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matt, i think it was a temporary price reduction to stay competitive with other retailers that were offering it at around the $800 level, but i think those prices have expired elsewhere as well. sometimes you only have a short window to grab those kinds of deals....
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Old November 6th, 2007, 11:55 AM   #8
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I got my order in Sat evening (Nov 3) while it was at $798.

Should arrive at my doorstep tomorrow about 6PM. I noticed it at $749 but hadn't been pushed over the edge yet.

Damn, I really wanted the XH A1 but...
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Old November 6th, 2007, 02:05 PM   #9
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B&H had them for $749! Dang, they were practically giving them away.
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Old November 6th, 2007, 04:03 PM   #10
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You would have the NTSC 60i Problem with a US HV20
im not filming direct to tape

but to disk, for NLE editing

would that still be a problem?
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Old November 6th, 2007, 10:22 PM   #11
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im not filming direct to tape

but to disk, for NLE editing

would that still be a problem?
Yes. The frame rate is still saved, and then you have to deal with it in post. NTSC (60i) will not play well with others (PAL, 50i), without a re-render.

To have to always re-render all of your footage would quickly drive you insane, and frame rate changing renders are never quick and painless.

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Old November 7th, 2007, 10:02 PM   #12
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I'd be careful with any online seller that sells something cheaper than BH. I think if you do a quick google of that company with review in the word you might see why. It's a big reason Chris gets upset when he sees people posting other websites that are not DVI sponsors. I'm sure it pains him when this website might inadvertently facilitate people getting taken advantage of . . . Most 'great deals' like the one you found are from people preying on trusting people like you and me who are counting are pennies and can least afford to suffer the consequences.

The biggest giveaway I've found is the suspect website invariably has some smiling babe with a phone headset on and when you do call you get some big, hairy sounding guy in Brooklyn.
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Old November 8th, 2007, 01:58 AM   #13
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I've had lots of good luck with B&H, and have used it for many equipment purchases over the last decade. Still, I'm not really comfortable with a blanket "if it's cheaper than B&H, it's probably a scam" rule. The fact is, B&H rarely offers much if anything in the way of a price break (I bought from them for equipment I couldn't readily purchase in this area), and, while browsing, I've seen lower prices on many items from e-tailers with whom I've also had reliable dealings, such as BuyDig, OneCall, and NewEgg. I think that assuming the worst about anyone charging less than B&H will cost both the consumer and the market, as it will hurt legitimate, ethical B&H competitors such as the companies I mentioned above. Put it another way: one could easily make a similar claim that, if you really wanted to avoid getting scammed, you should disregard mail-order or e-tailers (including B&H) altogether and only buy your product "hands-on" at local big-box stores like Best Buy or Circuit City.
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Old November 8th, 2007, 08:28 AM   #14
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I'm sure it pains him when this website might inadvertently facilitate people getting taken advantage of...
Indeed, that is the very reason why I take the time to remove such references from public view and occasionally close the accounts of those who insist on posting them. Just so you know. Thanks Matt,
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Old November 8th, 2007, 08:42 AM   #15
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OK sorry Chris I didn't know you had these rules, I won't do that anymore.
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