Loc: United States
Yeah, I'm probably already paying for HDTV, but have you taken a gander at my numbers in some of the speed test threads? Well worth the money I dish out to Cablevision every month. FWIW, I do get a discount for having phone, internet and TV under the same umbrella.<br><br>I don't watch a ton of traditional 'network TV', and mostly everything I watch is recorded on a DVR box anyway. <br><br>IMO everything has a life cycle, and HDTV still hasn't reached the point where excellent TVs are the norm. LCD monitors just finally reached that point where color and refresh rates are comparable with CRTs, and so it was logical for me to go out and buy the Dell 24" widescreen. And for a mere $750-something bucks.<br><br>If I want something up to my standards in an HDTV, I'd have to go for at least $2000 & up. I need that bar lowered a bit before I splurge.<br><br><br><br>
i have a projector that will display HD, but it shoots the picture to my 8' screen from about 15' back and i don't think it would realize the benefits of HD even if i had HD on my DirecTV setup, which i don't. i figure i can hold out until i can justify the prices for things OR until the law forces all channels to go digital in February, 2009. <br><br>--<br>"I am mindful that diversity is one of the strengths of the country" --president bush on 9/27/05
My complaint is that you have to pay for each digital box you have. We have six TVs and they all get watched about the same. It would be great to have some sort of digital TV server that each TV can use and watch a different station on.<br><br>_______<br>
i want to switch to Comcast, but this note i received yesterday tells me that there's no chance i switch away from DirecTV for the time being:<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Dear Sean,<br><br>Thank you for taking the time to email us. It is only through communications such as yours that we can be responsive to your needs.<br><br>Unfortunately, Full Court is not currently offered by Comcast.<br><br>If you have any questions regarding the above information or if I can be of assistance to you in the future, please feel free to contact me or call 1-888-COMCAST.<br><p><hr></blockquote><p>i need my college basketball even if it means sticking with DirecTV. dang! <br><br>--<br>"I am mindful that diversity is one of the strengths of the country" --president bush on 9/27/05
I hate the delay too. If I am watching HD while aiming my mojo towards Fenway Park chanting, "Come on Ortiz take that weaks shi[i][/i]t he's throwing and place it in the bullpen" I feel my mojo can't work since Ortiz has already swung four seconds earlier.<br><br>For real important at bats where my mojo is required I switch over to regular TV.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>1080i? What's the difference between that and 1080p?<p><hr></blockquote><p>Not sure but since p is further along in the alphabet it is probably much newer technology. I bought "i" several years ago.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Loc: Hampstead, MD, USA
You'll want HD cable for specific cable channels, but if you have an antenna on your roof you'll get the over the air digital channels (HD) from your local channels. In fact you'll probably find that the analog channels you can barely see due to snowy picture now come in crystal clear.<br><br>So you won't be wasting anything by getting an HDTV but not the HD cable right away.<br><br><br><br>Hey I'm an F'n Jerk!®
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We actually don't have any local channels. The closest is from down Sparky's way in Lancaster, and we don't get that too well because we've got intervening mountains. The same goes for the signal from Allentown stations--even taller mountains. So without cable we get nothing at all.<br><br>____________________________________________________<br>Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive,<br>But to be young was very heaven!
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