ETO ANG ALAMAT NG SARS:
SARS means "Severe Audio Replacement Syndrome".
The oldest post I can find is by sir Qman, dated April 12, 2003:
"kahit ang mods madalas din tamaan ng SARS (Severe Audio Replacement Syndrome)
Nice Set up sir bently galeng... Nagkaroon tuloy uli ako ng idea he he he eh "
Siya na nga siguro ang nag-imbento ng acronym.
As used in pinoydvd today, SARS means an uncontrollable urge to upgrade.
Two points I need to clarify:
1. Why was SARS chosen as the acronym?
--- Because the term was coined in 2003, when everyone was deathly afraid of the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) outbreak.
That's why they sometimes say that a member who can't wait to upgrade is "SARS-infected".
2. Why does the acronym refer only to "Audio"? Doesn't a video upgrade count?
--- Flat panel upgrades are common now, but in 2003 when the acronym was coined, members did not pay much attention to flat panels because they were too expensive.
At the time, cycles of upgrades usually focused on audio equipment only.