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Old November 9th, 2005, 09:39 PM   #1
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DVX100A from B&H Photo, any experience with them?

Thinking about making the plunge for a DVX100A. I've never dealt with B&H though and rarely do I make 3,000.00+ purchases online so I'm obviously a bit concerned.

Anyone know any negatives about them? I need a tight turnaround time of a week or so for a road trip too.

I decided on the 100a as opposed to the 100b for the interval recording function. It's a necessity, I don't understand why they didn't squeeze it into the b-model. Great camera none the less I guess.

Any opinions on B&H or other retailer suggestions anyone?
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Old November 9th, 2005, 10:07 PM   #2
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Old November 9th, 2005, 10:08 PM   #3
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I have been buying equipment from B&H for years now and in the last year alone I have spent over 40k. B&H is a sponsor of this board and, in my opinion, the best place to buy equipment from online. If you have a problem with your order, they fix it.....fast. EVS Video, or any sponsor of this board is also a good choice, just stay away from Broadway Photo. The only thing bad I can say about B&H is just about everytime they have a jewish holiday, I need to order something. Bad timing I guess.

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Old November 9th, 2005, 11:42 PM   #4
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Thanks guys, I appreciate the info, glad to hear they are legit.
I'd really like to get there in person but I'm in the Pittsburgh area and hitting the road soon in the exact opposite direction of New York.
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Old November 10th, 2005, 10:48 AM   #5
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Toby: take a moment to click on the "controls" link and edit your profile. Add your location so that we know where you are!
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Old November 10th, 2005, 11:10 AM   #6
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Thinking about making the plunge for a DVX100A. I've never dealt with B&H though and rarely do I make 3,000.00+ purchases online so I'm obviously a bit concerned.

Anyone know any negatives about them? I need a tight turnaround time of a week or so for a road trip too.

I decided on the 100a as opposed to the 100b for the interval recording function. It's a necessity, I don't understand why they didn't squeeze it into the b-model. Great camera none the less I guess.

Any opinions on B&H or other retailer suggestions anyone?
hello toby,

been buying from b&h the last 2 years. (xl-1s set up, and more, you should hear my wife) with no problems. they sell what they show, and they do what they promisse.

just puchased a fs-4 batt (180min) wich did not take the charge. need the large batt for a event on saturday. send 2 e-mails, asking to put a priority on, which they did. will have my batt by friday.
exellent customer service.

greetings
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Old November 10th, 2005, 12:13 PM   #7
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You don't want to know how much we spend there. Rarely an issue. We have 3 DVX's from them.
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Old November 10th, 2005, 12:25 PM   #8
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I had to return something to b&h once, and it was completely painless and a full refund was issued. I've spent tens of thousands of dollars with them and I happen to think that for web ordering, they're nearly the perfect dealer.

Some people don't enjoy the telephone ordering process quite as much, but for ordering through the web it's hard to imagine how it could be better -- they have everything listed, instant access, competitive pricing, and rock solid reliability. Excellent dealer.
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Old November 10th, 2005, 04:02 PM   #9
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hello toby,

been buying from b&h the last 2 years. (xl-1s set up, and more, you should hear my wife) with no problems. they sell what they show, and they do what they promisse.

just puchased a fs-4 batt (180min) wich did not take the charge. need the large batt for a event on saturday. send 2 e-mails, asking to put a priority on, which they did. will have my batt by friday.
exellent customer service.

greetings
hello toby,

just got my replacement fs-4 bayy. per ups in time.!
what a great service and speed by b&h.
send out last friday (ca) per usmail-back per ups today (thursday) my event is saturday. wow

greetings
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Old November 10th, 2005, 09:41 PM   #10
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B&H is the *ONLY* place that we will order camera equipment from--both video and still photo equipment--because they stock damn near everything, sell at fair prices, treat you like you know what you're talking about, and above all they're HONEST.

You'd be surprised how difficult it is to find an honest camera equipment vendor.
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Old November 10th, 2005, 10:08 PM   #11
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B&H is the *ONLY* place that we will order camera equipment from--both video and still photo equipment--because they stock damn near everything, sell at fair prices, treat you like you know what you're talking about, and above all they're HONEST.

You'd be surprised how difficult it is to find an honest camera equipment vendor.
hello duane,

you got that right.
about 1 1/2 ago when i was ready to step up to a canon xl-1s studio system, everything at ones, i could not find any retail store in the bay area, who had what i wanted.

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Old November 11th, 2005, 01:45 PM   #12
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I used to live in NY (for 16 years) and visited nearly every photo store in the city. Finally settled on always going to B&H. They're fair, honest, dependable. I don't buy from anywhere else.
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Old December 30th, 2005, 05:05 PM   #13
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Going to B+H always makes me sad. Cuz, I cant buy everything, it's like a giant toy store. hehe. i made the trip up there from Pittsburgh one time and they were closed, for like 4 days, hahaha. always check your jewish holiday schedule before going for a spur of the moment visit..
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Old December 30th, 2005, 06:50 PM   #14
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I have also spend over 10K$ at B&H. They always have what I need in stock and they double box for shipping, so you stuff arrives in one piece.

A couple of years ago my wife and I flew from home in California to New Jersey, then drove into New York. We had a full day planned in Little Italy, Times Square, The Village and Madison Avenue. As we got into NY I saw a person walk by with a B&H bag. I almost asked the driver to stop. A dinner at Babbo is good...but a visit to B&H is even more mouth watering.
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Old December 30th, 2005, 10:56 PM   #15
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Great to do business with!

I've been working with B&H for years and I've never had a problem other than the Jewish Holidays*. Everything is delivered as promised–no hidden costs, no runarounds. I've spec'd equipment for my company and 4 different NPO's–B&H has been great in each case they have delivered above and beyond. No worries.

*To be fair, B&H posts all of the Holidays they are going to be closed on their website well in advance.
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