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Old 12-26-2007, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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I'll bet your phonograph records sound fine on your wind up Victrola.
No need to buy CDs.
That is not true. CDs and MP3s are better sounding and take up much less physical space. Records cannot be played in a portable player or a vehicle. And I have a satellite radio too! I am not opposed to new things. I just do not see what I will gain from HDTV that I am not enjoying now.
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Old 12-26-2007, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I just do not see what I will gain from HDTV that I am not enjoying now.
I feel pretty much the same way. My 15 year old got a 32" HDTV for Christmas and it does have a great picture, but I'm still just as happy with the regular TV I have in my bedroom.
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Old 12-26-2007, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
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I feel pretty much the same way. My 15 year old got a 32" HDTV for Christmas and it does have a great picture, but I'm still just as happy with the regular TV I have in my bedroom.
Maybe you and KevK need glasses.
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Old 12-26-2007, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Ocean Shores, WA
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When I got my HDTV I could actually read the credits at the end of movies.
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Old 12-27-2007, 01:38 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Yes, they look good and I won't say never ever will I not buy one but I am not chomping at the bit to buy one. I have been looking at the same NTSC TV picture for almost 50 years now- even before it was in colour or cable was ever heard of. And it looks fine to me. I don't need it to look any better. I keep hearing about these converters that will allow me to keep my regular TV sets after the regular TV transmitters are shut off in a year but I have yet to see any in a store.
We don't watch enough TV to justify it.
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Old 12-27-2007, 04:48 AM
 
Location: Askim, Norway
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The free over the air TV channels will transmit digital video signals beginning in 2009. One can have paid TV (cable), most of which are digital,
Her acctuly evrything is digital i dident think about that. coz i have sattelite for a long time.

but just readed that we got just about ful digital cover here now.

And air chanels is also full digital. i now read.

And apperantly they gona start on free air 720P and 1080i Mpeg-4 HD in 1 or two years.

And i also notice that cabels and satelite channels offer full HD sendings.
So that meens i am closer to need a t full HD tv than i was aware of.

TJ..
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Old 12-27-2007, 07:38 AM
 
Location: East Windsor CT
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i just got a hdtv a few months ago and i dont know how i ever went without it
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Old 12-27-2007, 08:55 AM
 
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I'll keep my 1980s Magnavox until it croaks. I have other priorities as of now.
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Old 12-27-2007, 09:03 AM
 
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Yes, they look good and I won't say never ever will I not buy one but I am not chomping at the bit to buy one. I have been looking at the same NTSC TV picture for almost 50 years now- even before it was in colour or cable was ever heard of. And it looks fine to me. I don't need it to look any better. I keep hearing about these converters that will allow me to keep my regular TV sets after the regular TV transmitters are shut off in a year but I have yet to see any in a store.
I've never been one to go for big, new tv's. However, I recently moved and had to leave behind the tv, so I bought a 19 inch hdtv with a coupon, so it wasn't *that* expensive: around $350 with a built in dvd player. (The prices seem to pop beyond 19 inch). I have nothing good or bad to say - I did have to send one back because it broke and was sent a replacement very quickly. Sometimes, new optimized technologies can break more quickly and that is the sense I'm getting here.
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Old 12-27-2007, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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I have 0 plans to buy a HDTV. They are way too expensive. And the cheaper ones, even ones ive seen for $1500 have too much pixelation around the edges of things on the screen so its no way worth it IMO for me. Ill buy a beer instead.
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