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Old 01-02-2009, 02:22 PM
 
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Now I will have to go home & check our Planet Earth version! What is the difference?
The commentator. The Discovery version is with Sigourney Weaver and the BBC version is David Attenborough. Although Davis does have a slight accent that may take a minute to get used to, he is much more engaging during his commentary. Sigourney is pretty monotone and speaks with little emotion. But of course, that is just my personal opinion!
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Old 01-02-2009, 02:38 PM
 
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The commentator. The Discovery version is with Sigourney Weaver and the BBC version is David Attenborough. Although Davis does have a slight accent that may take a minute to get used to, he is much more engaging during his commentary. Sigourney is pretty monotone and speaks with little emotion. But of course, that is just my personal opinion!

Agreed completely!!!

We have the full Blue Planet and Planet Earth Series on Blu Ray and watch it over and over again. (btw, I don't know if it's still on sale, but amazon.com had both series in blu ray for under $100)
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Old 01-02-2009, 11:28 PM
 
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You can actually pick up the BBC version in blu-ray from Amazon UK site for under $40 shipped!
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Old 01-03-2009, 01:01 AM
 
Location: sowf jawja
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I'm not a 'latest and greatest' type of person, and i bought an HDTV only because my 32" tube TV quit working. I could buy a new one for what it cost to get it fixed, and I got an extremely good deal on my HDTV through bestbuy.com.

There are plenty of HD channels available; I stayed on regular cable for a couple of months, but then switched to dish network because their all HD package was $5/mo more than cable.

I currently have 46 HD channels in my $30/mo package, and for a little extra I've got 14 HBO/Starz movie channels, plus my local digital channels that broadcast in HD for primetime, sports, some of them do news in HD etc. . ., I've got 18 digital locals.

That's a lot of good programming.

If it weren't for my old TV dying, I'd still be watching it with regular cable, but I figured I might as well use it to the full extent since the cost wasn't much more.

Oh and DVD's look awesome through my upconverting player.

HDTV is not a rip-off.
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Old 01-03-2009, 08:14 AM
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The commentator. The Discovery version is with Sigourney Weaver and the BBC version is David Attenborough. Although Davis does have a slight accent that may take a minute to get used to, he is much more engaging during his commentary. Sigourney is pretty monotone and speaks with little emotion. But of course, that is just my personal opinion!
Went home & checked & we have the BBC version. My husband, who is usually on top of these things wasn't aware there were 2 versions, so we lucked out.
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Old 03-16-2009, 03:28 AM
 
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Now, there are few channels, but, when the Government says that everyone HAS to start broadcasting in HDTV, then you will get ALL channels in this, so, THATS why you should buy it...

May the LORD Bless each of you.

I wish you well...

Jesse
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Old 03-16-2009, 12:19 PM
 
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Now, there are few channels, but, when the Government says that everyone HAS to start broadcasting in HDTV, then you will get ALL channels in this, so, THATS why you should buy it...

May the LORD Bless each of you.

I wish you well...

Jesse
The government isn't requiring broadcasters to broadcast in HDTV. They are going to require broadcasts to be digital, not analog. Most older TVs only pick up analog signals, and will have to get a digital converter box to pick up a digital signal.

HDTVs are capable of picking up digital signals, but not all digital signals are HD, which stands for "High Definition." Many stations broadcast in High Def, but not all, and the proposed switch to all-digital broadcasts isn't going to require any stations to broadcast in High Def.
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Old 03-16-2009, 05:26 PM
 
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The government isn't requiring broadcasters to broadcast in HDTV.
Very right. It's amazing how, with all the publicity, people are stil confused on that issue, isn't it?

PEOPLE - DIGITAL TV IS NOT THE SAME AS HDTV!
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Old 03-17-2009, 10:25 AM
 
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Very right. It's amazing how, with all the publicity, people are stil confused on that issue, isn't it?

PEOPLE - DIGITAL TV IS NOT THE SAME AS HDTV!
I think the confusion comes from people who buy a "HD" TV so they assume they are viewing high def content, which we know is not the case. In order to view high-def, owning a HDTV is just one step of the equation.
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Old 03-17-2009, 07:54 PM
 
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I think the confusion comes from people who buy a "HD" TV so they assume they are viewing high def content, which we know is not the case. In order to view high-def, owning a HDTV is just one step of the equation.

Yup. I'm still amazed at the number of people that hook up there hidef sets with composite or coaxial cable and think they are getting a hidef signal.
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