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MARIABKBCARDS
Jan 19th, 2005, 06:30 PM
http://www.geocities.com/mariabkbcards/

EMAIL ME AT MARIABKBCARDS@HOTMAIL IF INTERESTED. THANKS.

Andy Mac
Jan 19th, 2005, 08:36 PM
i got my own source for dvds! lol if only he wud freaking send me one lol

Szymanowski
Jan 19th, 2005, 09:35 PM
i got my own source for dvds! lol if only he wud freaking send me one lol
Hey andy dude, where do u get ur DVDs?

Andy Mac
Jan 19th, 2005, 11:24 PM
listen mate...i cant really say lol....czu hes not that great of a reliable source..

Dan23
Jan 19th, 2005, 11:30 PM
listen mate...i cant really say lol....czu hes not that great of a reliable source..
:fiery: ;)

Andy Mac
Jan 19th, 2005, 11:39 PM
hahahahahaha! what seems to be the problem there dan?

faust
Jan 20th, 2005, 04:49 AM
hey lakan, do u know where i can find dvd's of maria here in phil?

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Jan 21st, 2005, 01:19 AM
http://www.geocities.com/mariabkbcards/

EMAIL ME AT MARIABKBCARDS@HOTMAIL IF INTERESTED. THANKS.

Is this expensive?

waratahsrock
Feb 1st, 2005, 02:39 AM
http://www.geocities.com/mariabkbcards/

EMAIL ME AT MARIABKBCARDS@HOTMAIL IF INTERESTED. THANKS.
Hey everyone, i have already purchased a couple of dvd's from this dude, and the price is reasonable, and the quality of the dvd's is also good. Will purchase more in the future.

MARIABKBCARDS
Feb 10th, 2005, 02:51 AM
THANKS FOR YOUR KIND WORDS. ANYONE INTERESTED, PLEASE EMAIL ME AT MARIABKBCARDS@HOTMAIL.COM - THANKS!

MARIABKBCARDS
Sep 20th, 2006, 05:47 PM
MANY NEW MATCHES AVAILABLE INCLUDING THE 2006 US OPEN.

HERE IS MY SITE TO SEE ALL THE SHARAPOVA MATCHES I CURRENTLY HAVE:

http://www.geocities.com/mariabkbcards/

Kipling
Sep 21st, 2006, 02:23 PM
I also recommend MariaBKcards for tennis DVDs. I've purchased probably 30 or so, at a minimum. The picture and sound quality are great. It's hard to find Maria's matches on TV where I live, other than the slams, so this is a fantastic option.

:inlove:
Sep 25th, 2006, 08:19 PM
You are probably MARIABKCARDS in disguise. :p

Kipling
Oct 4th, 2006, 03:07 PM
You are probably MARIABKCARDS in disguise. :p

I guess that was a joke.

But I'm not. I'm sure he/she doesn't need props from me. I'm just a satisfied customer. Some of us don't get Eurosport and have to rely on ESPN to see any women's tennis at all outside the grand slams.

I do wish he/she had some more of Myskina and Zvonareva though. Hard to find their matches.

markspot
Oct 4th, 2006, 04:27 PM
So what exactly is the quality of those DVDs?
Are they regular dvds with 640x480 resolution with a reasonable data rate?
How many minutes of play in total on a single DVD?
And what their source could be, I wonder.
Because the resolution and bitrate means nothing if the source quality is low.
I'v seen DVDs made from very crappy vcr recordings.

For example, when I record matches myself from a digital satellite broadcast, I can get
720x576 @ 15000 kbps mpeg 2 for regular broadcasts,
and HD h.264 broadcasts are becoming more available as well

But those DVDs may be of interest for matches that I did not record myself.

And what about sound? do they offer background sound, or commentary,
and if commentary, who are commenting?

And is the quality consistent?
If I buy one or a few of those DVDs for sampling quality, can I expect the same quality from the rest?


And I would prefer downloading these DVDs rather than getting them delivered.
Because delivery means additional cost and there might be some defects, problems with reading of some sectors, etc.
And downloading is so much faster, I can buy a DVD and have it burned myself in less than an hour

Kipling
Oct 4th, 2006, 08:37 PM
So what exactly is the quality of those DVDs?
Are they regular dvds with 640x480 resolution with a reasonable data rate?
How many minutes of play in total on a single DVD?

I hope he chimes in here to answer the technical questions. I don't really know any of the technical stuff. Most of the ones I have purchased (I'm guessing here, but say 70%) appear to have been recorded from a digital cable system. I don't have HD or stereo surround or any of that stuff, but to me it looks like commercial DVD or near commercial DVD quality, both in picture and sound.

Whatever you'd get off of digital cable anyway. For comparison, I transferred a match I had taped in SP on a new super hi quality Maxell T-120 from digital cable and there was no comparison. Mine looked pretty good, but his were much sharper. So it was apparent to me that those were digitally recorded.

The remaining 30% or so I bought vary, but are still very watchable. The worst one I have seen was at least as good as what you'd get recording from TV onto a used videotape in SLP recording speed. As you might expect, the sound on those is somewhat lower.

And what their source could be, I wonder.
Because the resolution and bitrate means nothing if the source quality is low.
I'v seen DVDs made from very crappy vcr recordings.

So have I, but you could always email him with a question.

And what about sound? do they offer background sound, or commentary, and if commentary, who are commenting?

Depends on where the broadcast originated. So far I have seen/heard the following: Shiras/Adams, Drysdale/Fernandez/Shriver, Enberg/Carillo/McEnroe, Robinson/Carillo/McEnroe, Robinson/Austin, and whoever the team is on the Australian broadcasts of the French Open.

And is the quality consistent?
If I buy one or a few of those DVDs for sampling quality, can I expect the same quality from the rest?

See above. One thing about it--the matches are listed chronologically by event, and most events are from a single broadcast source. So, theoretically, for example, all the 2006 USO broadcasts should be of the same quality, all of the 2006 Wimbledons, etc. But I'd ask if I had any specific questions. All I can tell you is about my experience, and while I now have a DVD recorder and digital cable, I wouldn't hesitate to order from him again for stuff I can't record myself.


And I would prefer downloading these DVDs rather than getting them delivered.
Because delivery means additional cost and there might be some defects, problems with reading of some sectors, etc.
And downloading is so much faster, I can buy a DVD and have it burned myself in less than an hour

All true. As I said, it was a big help to me personally in building up my own collection since the only time I really get to see Maria play is in the slams, Miami, Indian Wells and the WTA. I guess, based on your own equipment and sources, you just have to make a judgment call as to whether it's worth it.

One thing to remember--most of the matches do not have the commercials edited out. Some do, but most I have seen do not.

Hope that helps.

Again, I have no interest in selling them, or drumming up business for the seller. Just responding to a thread, and hoping to discover a few other places/people who might be selling Myskina/Zvonareva matches...

markspot
Oct 5th, 2006, 02:52 AM
thank you very much for the information,
I am certainly interested in many of those DVDs

MARIABKBCARDS
Nov 10th, 2006, 06:56 PM
I DO NOT GET TO CHECK IN HERE AS OFTEN AS I WOULD LIKE SO DIRECT ANY QUESTIONS TO ME AT MARIABKBCARDS@HOTMAIL.COM AND I WILL BE HAPPY TO RESPOND. I WANT TO PERSONALLY THANK "I HEART MASHA" FOR HIS PREVIOUS RESPONSES IN THIS POST. PLEASE CONTINUE TO CHECK MY SITE AND I AM ALWAYS LOOKING TO TRADE ANY OF SHARAPOVA'S MATCHES THAT I MISS OR AM UNABLE TO OBTAIN ELSEWHERE. THANKS!

MARIABKBCARDS
Dec 11th, 2007, 07:16 PM
MANY NEW MATCHES ADDED TO MY SITE:

http://geocities.com/MARIABKBCARDS/

MARIABKBCARDS
May 6th, 2008, 05:56 PM
Bump

MARIABKBCARDS
Jan 15th, 2011, 08:08 PM
Hi, anyone else have a collection of matches? I am looking for a few Sharapova matches I do not have already. Please contact me via email if possible.

Also, my new site is:

www.mariabkbcards.com

Thank you.

roddo1234
Jan 15th, 2011, 08:40 PM
I didn't realise that this was a sales board. What else can we sell here? Can I advertise my used racquets, balls etc.

Seriously though, MARIABKBCARDS may be a genuine seller, on the other hand he/she could be a complete con. It seems to me that 2 main
problems exist.
1. -- All the technical issues that have already been raised, particularly in view of the fact that you would be purchasing from
an amateur rather than a professional source resulting in questions about returns/replacement for damage, playback errors etc.
2. -- How is payment made? First off, I never give my e-mail to strangers, would you? I absolutely under no circumstances would
part with any credit card or banking information to anyone on the net other than a bona-fide business with secure payment such as Pay-Pal.