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Old 05-31-2012, 12:13 AM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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And I don't see a thing wrong with buying a LCD flat screen and watching SD on it.
Maybe they want to hang it on a wall? Maybe they are sick of a huge TV stand holding a 225lb TV in the middle of the living room and want a sleek stand to hold the 45lb new TV?

Now people who buy a BMW because the neighbor has an Audi? That's messed up.
It's not watching SD, it's only watching SD, including programs that are otherwise available in HD. If you spend the money for the features, at least use them.

But then there are the ignorant people who know nothing about their electronics other than the fact that they look nice.
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Old 05-31-2012, 12:32 AM
 
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It's not watching SD, it's only watching SD, including programs that are otherwise available in HD. If you spend the money for the features, at least use them.

But then there are the ignorant people who know nothing about their electronics other than the fact that they look nice.
Maybe they bought it because it looks nice. That's fairly important... especially for something that you might spend a lot of time looking at... like a TV.
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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And the other thing is some people just DON'T KNOW ANY BETTER.
I got a buddy, bought an LCD TV. Connected it up. Thought he was getting a better picture. He didn't buy it to BE COOL.

Time Warner has free HD Channels. I stopped by his house.
He's watching Channel 3. As in 03.
"Dude, why aren't you watching this in HD?"
"I'm not?"
"Switch to 1003".
1-0-0-3
"Holy s---!"
"Uh, yea...."
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:28 AM
 
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And the other thing is some people just DON'T KNOW ANY BETTER.
I got a buddy, bought an LCD TV. Connected it up. Thought he was getting a better picture. He didn't buy it to BE COOL.

Time Warner has free HD Channels. I stopped by his house.
He's watching Channel 3. As in 03.
"Dude, why aren't you watching this in HD?"
"I'm not?"
"Switch to 1003".
1-0-0-3
"Holy s---!"
"Uh, yea...."
This is so true. Even people who have paid a so-called pro to set up their gear can't be sure their system is maximized for best performance. Then, people have no idea how to use what they have, so if it simply operates, they're happy. But really the big issue I see is that people don't know what they're missing. They've been brainwashed to think "cubes" are the ultimate speaker system, and all TVs come from the same factory, so they must be all the same. Many people have never heard a great sound system, nor have they seen a TV that is properly adjusted. They don't know what they don't know.

Misinformation given out is the basis for much of this, no doubt.
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