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Author Topic: Be Careful when you buy a new TV  (Read 6747 times)
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« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2011, 05:46 PM »

I once felt the same way until I bought an HD TV last year.  Now, no way I could go back to a CRT.  If you have an HD signal (Netflix, cable), it is much much better. 

It's just a shame that the new technology seems to be so much more disposable.

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« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2011, 05:52 PM »

Well, sure, alot of new stuff is "better" but is better nescesary? In this case, for me, it's not.

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« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2011, 08:34 PM »

I see and hear myself in some of your comments about being happy with the old equipment. I donít like change just for the sake of change. But I was really tired of TV commercials with a program wedged in between them and the general junk on 150 channels. Not to mention infomercials.  We bought a few new flats screens and went to streaming. I have watched more quality programming in the last month via this method than I had in the last two years on the Dish. I spent little time in front of the tube before. Now I spend even less but see a whole lot more. I watch what I want when I want. I must admit it has not all been roses though. I am not sure what kind of new pill I may need, which type of car I canít live without and by golly my old mop! It just might be leaving some germs on my floors. What am I to do? Could I be saving money with Geico and Progressive? Maybe I should start sending them $75 a month to find out!

TV's - I doubt any TV made today will last the 18+ years my good old Hitachi did. Man I wished I could buy another one of those.
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« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2011, 12:19 AM »

We've been mostly watching a Hannspree 28" 1080 LCD lately in a small room at about 10' distance which pretty well fills our field of view, I watched the Sony 27" CRT the other night at about 15' and sort of struggled with it, small field and not as sharp. We just use a rooftop antenna for a signal, that gives us 4 of the 5 broadcast networks in High Def and 20 + channels. We can't see spending money to receive a TV signal, as stated above there's nothing on. Even when we are out of town and getting 120+ channels we can't find anything we really want to watch, there are maybe two shows we turn on regularly. We can stream Netflix over the Wii and always have a DVD on the way. Otherwise the TV is just white noise in the background for the most part. We do have surround sound in both rooms though, I like the saturation of sound you get when watching movies. I'll also pull up music video's on YouTube and run them through the big surround sound that's hooked to the Sony CRT in the Living Room, the picture quality is secondary in that case since YouTube HD is below what the Sony can do anyway. Broadcast TV is just listened to through the TV speakers.


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« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2011, 11:30 AM »

a dvr does for tv, what the internet does for computers.

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