There has been some debates and differences of opinion recently, that seem to stem from one thing,whether you define yourself as: a.) A movie buff, film fan, amateur critique etc (concerned about film per se) b.) A AV enthusiast, tech guru, gadget freak (concerned about the technical presentation foremost) Now I like to classify myself as a bit of both, though a film buff above all. I grew up during the 70's when there was a wealth of good material be produced, both from within the UK and from post Vietnam Hollywood. There was only 3 channels available and they did not run 24 hours a day. I can even remember my Dad buying our first colour TV in time for the 75 Olympics. Sunday afternoons were the best, watching a classic movie after a roast dinner. Titles such a "Northwest Passage" and "El Dorado" spring to mind. I also remember looking through the evening standard on a Friday night, thrilling at all the kitsch and schlocky film posters such as "The Incredible Melting Man" and "Grizzly". But I think it was my parents that imflamed my passion for cinema. Being a little older than the average, they always focused on material from their youth, which is why I have a taste for older material such as the films of Will Hay or Alexander Korda. Now during the early 80's the emergence of video presented an oppurtunity to view a wealth of material previously unavailable. I spent a small fortune on 4th generations VHS copies of such classics as "The Beyond", "Cannibal Apocalypse" etc. Yes, the picture quality was awfull and often the dialogue was out of sync with the movie, but it was a chance to see these almost mythical films that were kept beyond the reach of mainstream UK viewers (thank you Trevor Barley). Then Laser Discs emerged as a force to be reckoned with in the US market. Buy then (early 90's) I was earning enough to keep me in this format. The difference in picture and sound was incredible. Often I could order films before they reached the UK and would invite friends round in a vain attempt to impress them (Obviously those who weren't I had killed). So DVD was not so much a revelation for me as it was to others, more of a technical improvement. Now I like to watch my films in the best posible format. However, I would not pass up the oppurtunity to buy an extended version of a favourite film of mine, just because it was not an anamorphic print. But on the other side of the coin, I will often avoide films broadcasted on terrestrial channels and will always pursue the most comprehensive print. I'll definately be buying a R1 copy of AOTC for example. I'm sure many people would find my Home Cinema set up lacking, but for me it is adequate. I get good picture quality and sound and its a medium that allows me to indulge my interest and love affair with films. So which one are you? Or do you shun all labels and attempts to pidgeon hole. Can you easily spot the difference between film fans and AV enthusiast? Are both camps as equally "snobby"? Opinions please.