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Old 06-04-2008, 09:28 PM
 
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I will explain exactly why. When you buy a High Definition TV, there are LIMITED channels on cable and even Satellite that broadcast in 1080p or even 720p and very few movies available in Blue-Ray or HD-DVD for example. So the question is, why bother getting one?
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Old 06-05-2008, 04:45 PM
 
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I will explain exactly why. When you buy a High Definition TV, there are LIMITED channels on cable and even Satellite that broadcast in 1080p or even 720p and very few movies available in Blue-Ray or HD-DVD for example. So the question is, why bother getting one?
You've got to be kidding, or very naive about HDTV. Don't know where you live, but we get nealry all channels in HDTV, especially in the evening. And next year all programs will be in HDTV. HDTV is the sharpest clearest picture you can get, and when you hook up your DVD's or VCR movies, what a tremendous difference in quality of picture. Sharper, better, clearer pictures.
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Old 06-05-2008, 06:53 PM
 
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Seriously? All the major broadcast networks broadcast in HD, so do major cable networks like ESPN, TNT, Discovery, etc. Watching sports on HD compared to regular TV is like a different world.

Not to mention that DVDs look far, far better on an HDTV than a regular one.
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Old 06-05-2008, 08:41 PM
 
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I will explain exactly why. When you buy a High Definition TV, there are LIMITED channels on cable and even Satellite that broadcast in 1080p or even 720p and very few movies available in Blue-Ray or HD-DVD for example. So the question is, why bother getting one?
What model do you have?

Who is your cable provider?

I have Comcast and there are about 20 or so ( I didn't actually count) HD broadcast channels.

1080p - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

HD broadcast is in 1080i or 720P. HD-DVD is 1080i.

Only Bluray comes in 1080P.

I watch anything I can in HD broadcast. The picture is amazing.
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Old 06-06-2008, 08:50 AM
 
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I agree with the other posters. We love our HD tv. We get plenty of clear HD channels and I love watching everything on them-especially sports and nature shows-so very clear. We just got two more HD channels on June 1st. The only "drawback" in my opinion is having to watch digital or analog channels-you can get spoiled by HD.
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Old 06-07-2008, 04:43 PM
 
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Not to mention that DVDs look far, far better on an HDTV than a regular one.

I don't find that to be true at all. IME DVDs look best on a very good analog TV, like the last generation Sony flatscreen CRTs.

Theoretically you might get a better handshake between a DVD player and a digital TV but then you have the little problem that most digital TVs really only look better than analog TVs when doing HD material, on SD many find the artifacts and "worms" of digital TVs playing SD rather distracting.
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Old 06-08-2008, 01:57 AM
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For me just seeing Lost and Heroes in HD is enough, although most other primetime TV looks great too. Way better than DVD's.
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Old 06-11-2008, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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Shoot - we have so many HD channels to choose from, I cannot agree with the OP.

Many of these channels are in parallel with the analog broadcast - and we will switch back and forth to compare the quality - HD wins - hands down - every time!
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Old 06-11-2008, 09:25 AM
 
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You do know that just because you have an HDTV that doesn't make reception with those Rabbit Ears become HD right? Same goes for your VHS tapes.
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Old 06-11-2008, 10:39 AM
 
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I have rabbit ears on one of my HD TVs and the quality is as good as the ones I have on RG6 cable with antennae.
Video tapes will have greatly improved quality of picture. Newer videos are as sharp as any HD can provide. And the sound is fantastic.
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