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Old May 20th, 2003, 02:34 AM   #1
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How can HDTV be improved?

This is my opinion:

1. 3D picture, without any glasses. The technology is already available and is getting improved and commercialized.

2. 1080p resolution and larger screens.
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Old May 20th, 2003, 03:27 AM   #2
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3: Wider distribution.

Lots of HDTV-ready sets out there. Not much programming to watch.

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Old May 20th, 2003, 03:48 AM   #3
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4) Someone please hand me $15,000.00 so that I can by a HD-ready set, tuner, dish, and pay the monthly connection fees for a year. Oh, and I'll need a bigger apartment for the big widescreen. :)
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Old May 20th, 2003, 04:04 AM   #4
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Can get for about 10x less when on good sale in Los Angeles.
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Old May 20th, 2003, 04:11 AM   #5
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We're speaking Canadian Dollars here.
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HDTV "READY"!!! what a scam....you still have to buy a VERY expensive HDTV receiver. I don't think it's worth the cost.
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Old May 20th, 2003, 11:21 AM   #7
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I'm not sure what the deal with HDTV "ready" is, what's the scam, anyone want to explain it? How much exrtra is the HDTV reciever?
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basically, HDTV ready means that the set can display 1024 x 768 progressive scan, but, doesn't have the receiver to decode the transmitted HDTV signal. IOW, the set is a very expensive monitor only. The only sets I've seen with built in receivers are wide screen plasma displays that cost in excess of $4K. HAhhaaaa, I really don't see ANYTHING on broadcast or cable TV that I think is worth paying that kind of money to see.
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Old May 20th, 2003, 11:30 AM   #9
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You can get hdtv receivers for about $300 here in L.A. Future sets will have them built.
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Old May 20th, 2003, 11:34 AM   #10
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Went to Costco yesterday. $750 for Samsung HD TV set -- I think 31". Excellent picture. If you have cable, you can rent the box with HDTV output from the cable company -- don't have to buy the receiver.
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there is some doubt, in my mind, that a $300 receiver will provide the HD resolution that will take full advantage of the quality available.
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Old May 20th, 2003, 02:25 PM   #12
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Watching 24 in Widescreen HDTV would be worth it all...
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I think the last eposode of "24" is on tonight. Or, are there 2 left?
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Old May 20th, 2003, 02:44 PM   #14
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Last episode was on monday... I hope to watch it this thursday
or something. Then we go to season 3
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that kind of stuff will rot brain tissue...it's worse than aspartame
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