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Who doesn't have a HDTV?
Posted by: Buzz
Date: October 20, 2007 12:12AM
With the ballyhooing over HDTV, big ones, huge ones, LCD, plasma, what-have-you popping up on the forum here... who doesn't have a real HDTV, and lives with a good old fashioned regular TV? We have two 20" TV's from the late 80's/early 90's, two mid 90's 27"er's, another 27" and a 32" from the turn of the century. 3 JVC's, 2 Panasonic's and a Toshiba, nothing high-end, except maybe sorta one of the Panasonics w/ a bunch of inputs/features. The 20"er's are for Baby Buzz's video games and not hooked up to cable/satellite/antenna. No hurry to go HD w/ TV, though the computers are available, albeit kinda small compared to the wall sized units everyone talks about. So what type of viewers are in the majority these days?... trying to get a handle on how long we can hold out for... vote early & often.



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Re: Who doesn't have a HDTV?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: October 20, 2007 12:18AM
Pana 25" CRT here. Big feature over the only other set I have ever owned: stereo speakers!
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Re: Who doesn't have a HDTV?
Posted by: The Grim Ninja
Date: October 20, 2007 12:22AM
This house has 2 x 27" JVC CRTs and 4 x 13" Panasonic. The Panasonic are video preview monitors that I can't seem to talk myself into letting go of...
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Re: Who doesn't have a HDTV?
Posted by: kap
Date: October 20, 2007 12:30AM
Yup, we are still hanging onto our LDTVs: a 14" and a 20". Bet yet, we don't even have cable TV!



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Re: Who doesn't have a HDTV?
Posted by: jdc
Date: October 20, 2007 12:32AM
we didnt until a month or so ago, but my 12 year old sony CRT went "pop" and that was that

nice (not no name crap) 32" CRTs were just as much $$ as a so-so 32" LCD, so we went with it





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Re: Who doesn't have a HDTV?
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: October 20, 2007 12:32AM
36" Panasonic HDTV CRT Living Room TV
37" Westinghouse HDTV LCD 1080P used as a 1920×1080 computer monitor/bedroom TV
32" Westinghouse HDTV LCD 1080i Bedroom TV
++Plus++
Two (2) HDHomeRuns for a total of four (4) networked HD tuners, plus two (2) Pinnacle Mac HD Sticks.
The rest of my Mac TV tuners just do SD.
But if you must know, four (4) Plextors.

BGnR



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Re: Who doesn't have a HDTV?
Posted by: LyleH
Date: October 20, 2007 12:34AM
Our main TV is a 1997 35" Toshiba CN35F95 that has never seen a repairman. Also have a 27" Panasonic and a 19" and 13", all crt's.

But I'm looking seriously at Costco's 50" plasma Panasonic TH-50PC77U, which is the same model as the TH-50-PX77U from other stores. Still trying to figure out if I can accept the 500 watts of power it requires.....

LyleH
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Re: Who doesn't have a HDTV?
Posted by: M>B>
Date: October 20, 2007 12:43AM
I am holding off till DTV arrives...

[www.dtv.gov]
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Re: Who doesn't have a HDTV?
Posted by: JoeBob
Date: October 20, 2007 12:45AM
3- 27 inch crt models here, one is starting to go, heaven only knows how old they are.
We are shopping LCD models now, I love the looks of the 40 inch Sony Bravia at Costco.
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Re: Who doesn't have a HDTV?
Posted by: graylocks
Date: October 20, 2007 12:46AM
1 tv in the house. 27" Daewoo. about 10 years old and going strong.
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Re: Who doesn't have a HDTV?
Posted by: davester
Date: October 20, 2007 01:11AM
We have 2 CRT TVs. One is a 20" NEC. It's the first color TV I ever owned (before that we owned a 13" B&W with rabbit ears) and is now 20 years old and still going strong. The other one is a 36" Sony XBR HDTV (no HD tuner though). The picture on that one is incredible (way better than flat panel TVs, but the down side is it weighs 250 lbs.



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Re: Who doesn't have a HDTV?
Posted by: karsen
Date: October 20, 2007 01:13AM
No HDTV Here.

1 - 52" Rear Projection
1 - 13" pos TV on patio

We plan on holding out until our main TV gives out.
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Re: Who doesn't have a HDTV?
Posted by: Markintosh
Date: October 20, 2007 01:24AM
One 32 inch Sony WEGA CRT and that is it.



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Re: Who doesn't have a HDTV?
Posted by: deckeda
Date: October 20, 2007 01:36AM
27" Pany SuperFlat from the early '90s. The successor to their Prism line. A top-flight (Sony XBR competitor) set in its day.

Ask me this question again in early 2009.
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Re: Who doesn't have a HDTV?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: October 20, 2007 02:25AM
4 low-def CRT TVs, and gasp.... about 8 VCRs.
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Re: Who doesn't have a HDTV?
Posted by: Sam3
Date: October 20, 2007 04:29AM
1 - Toshiba 27" CRT,
1 - 27" Olevia LCD HD monitor but only analog tuner,
1 - 20" Olevia LCD TV,
1 - 20" NEC CRT used by my sister-in-law
2 x 13" CRT TV's in the garage unused,
1 - 19" black and white TV sitting unused in the garage.
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Re: Who doesn't have a HDTV?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: October 20, 2007 04:49AM
1-27" Sharp
1-12" Daewoo

I like the design element of a flatscreen, but I can not see what the big deal is about HD



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Re: Who doesn't have a HDTV?
Posted by: Bixby
Date: October 20, 2007 06:27AM
No HDTV.

No TV.
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Re: Who doesn't have a HDTV?
Posted by: jeffNOTjon
Date: October 20, 2007 06:35AM
27" Philips CRT soon to have a gov't sponsored convertor box.
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Re: Who doesn't have a HDTV?
Posted by: Bernie
Date: October 20, 2007 06:54AM
All TV's are CRT's. But I have LCD's for all of the computers now. Just not ready to to upgrade all of my TV, CD, dish, cables, furniture and you get the picture.




Staunton, Virginia
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Re: Who doesn't have a HDTV?
Posted by: BillMac
Date: October 20, 2007 07:01AM
27" Sharp CRT in the living room, 25" Magnavox CRT in the bedroom. No HD here!!



-Bill
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Re: Who doesn't have a HDTV?
Posted by: illustratton
Date: October 20, 2007 07:29AM
32" Sony (about 8 years old) and a 24"? Sanyo (6 years). Why did Apple chose NOT to support the older sets? Bet they would have sold 2-3X as many units...

Not everybody is cutting edge and I'd like to see my Mac content (iTunes, Photos, etc.) on my TVs.

Buy the way, I do have a NEW 24" iMac Alum, and a 15" MBP purchased this year. Guess I should have bought new TVs instead. Hmmmmmm.
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Re: Who doesn't have a HDTV?
Posted by: Spock
Date: October 20, 2007 07:38AM
Phillips 50" plasma hooked up to the HD/Digital cable service.

Sanyo 27" CRT in master bedroom, plus a Sanyo 19" and a no-name 13" CRT/VCR combo in other rooms.

4 computer monitors, one flat panel the rest are CRT's



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Re: Who doesn't have a HDTV?
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: October 20, 2007 07:38AM
No television in my home.



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Re: Who doesn't have a HDTV?
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: October 20, 2007 07:55AM
When my 27" CRT died in 1998, I replaced it with a 36" CRT WEGA.

Just sold it this week and replaced it with a 47" Philips LCD.

Probably would have lived with the WEGA a few more years, but I'm moving overseas and the WEGA is one HEAVY sob (250 pounds)! I didn't want to deal with it and the Philips is dual voltage.



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Re: Who doesn't have a HDTV?
Posted by: vicrock
Date: October 20, 2007 08:29AM
Every TV in the house is non-hdtv - all date from 1998 or earlier - some MUCH earlier.
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Re: Who doesn't have a HDTV?
Posted by: spacescape
Date: October 20, 2007 08:44AM
What's HDTV? Is it something new? ;)

I have a 32" Toshiba which I bought in 1999 when I moved in and 13" TV/VCR Combo in the Bed Room and a 27" Panasonic which I acquired from my parents which is at least 15+ years old. They are all going strong.

Only CRT's but if they aren't broke don't fix them. I would love an HDTV but figure I might just wait until 2009 when everything is HDTV and Digital because then I can maybe put an antenna on the roof and cancel my cable. I won't hold my breath but it would be nice.
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Re: Who doesn't have a HDTV?
Posted by: billb
Date: October 20, 2007 09:11AM
1 HDTV LCD 32".

17 year old Sony wouldn't turn on. Went without for about a year, then bought the LCD during a "tax free day".

Found out my surround sound and DVD is NOT HDTV capable. drat.
I dislike black bars and distorted zooming/filling.


I can't imagine some poor soul with a 19" (or worse yet a 13")TV playing a letterboxed movie.


I hope they improve OTA recievers because I haven't seen one that can handle weak signals without dropping the picture, yet.
Talkradio may just get a larger audience due to digital TV when analogue is gone.
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Re: Who doesn't have a HDTV?
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: October 20, 2007 09:14AM
never mind.



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Me.
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: October 20, 2007 09:26AM
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You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

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Re: Who doesn't have a HDTV?
Posted by: wolfcry911
Date: October 20, 2007 09:32AM
1 TV in the house - a 16 year old Toshiba 27" CRT.
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Re: Who doesn't have a HDTV?
Posted by: Chupa Chupa
Date: October 20, 2007 09:41AM
I've got several LCD HDTVs, but no HD other than OTA. Sounds odd, I know. But I'm not ready to give up my DirecTivo yet, especially since I have a lifetime sub on it. Plus the video portion of m whole house A/V is consists of homeruns of one RG6 Quad to each main room in the house so it's going to take a lot of heavy lifting (and money) to get the house HD plus replace my projector w/ a HD version which it going to cost me about $5K right there.

I like the 16:9 format, but I'm still wondering why the gov't insisted we go HD. What is so national securty about us having TVs with super resolution? Clearly they didn't need the frequencies b/c they are selling them back to the free market. This change over cost everyone a ton of money (double if you consider we have to subsidize digital tuners to those who don't buy digital sets) and added to consumer confustion that already exists in the electronic world.
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Re: Who doesn't have a HDTV?
Posted by: dmann
Date: October 20, 2007 09:45AM
I don't . I have a 20 something inch Panasonic in my living room and a small 13 inch RCA in the bedroom.

Unless something catastrophic happens to either one, I imagine I'll be using them for a while.

DM
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Re: Who doesn't have a HDTV?
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: October 20, 2007 09:57AM
1 Sony 50" Grand Wega V HDTV with HD DVR.
1 Sanyo 32" HD CRT.

Once you've been there and seen Discovery HD you'll want one.



Grateful11
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Re: Who doesn't have a HDTV?
Posted by: Marc Anthony
Date: October 20, 2007 10:00AM
I'll add my name to the not having HDTV crowd. My RCA 27" CRT TV has had its internal tuner crap out, and it's limping along as a monitor, with the cable box connected via RCA jacks - it's all very glamorous. I have a friend who recently purchased a 50" Sony DLP LCD TV (projection?), and, even with an HD source, I have to say that I can't tell that much difference between the quality. The text is sharper, but I haven't yet been able to formulate why I'd pay $1000+ for that priviledge.



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Re: Who doesn't have a HDTV?
Posted by: billb
Date: October 20, 2007 10:14AM
Clearly no one in the United States wanted a better TV viewing picure and sound. This is all a Government conspiracy. LOL

698 --->806 MHz is getting auctioned off (channels 52 through 70)

806 -->894 MHz (UHF channels 70 and up) got reassigned and became pagers, Nextel and cellulars phones quite a while ago.

Cel phones and pagers must be another government conspiracy. They certainly haven't contributed to the service economy and employment. LOL again.
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Re: Who doesn't have a HDTV?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: October 20, 2007 10:17AM
...I can't tell that much difference between the quality.

The quality between what? Cable TV and HD? Either you saw a bad example or you aren't capable of discerning/resolving the difference.

In any event, it's all relative. I don't think anybody feels you should " pay $1000+ for that priviledge" if it doesn't interest you. Even if the difference is obvious, that doesn't mean it's relevant to one's lifestyle. There's certainly no need to spend any money on something you can't and/or don't appreciate.

The examples of HD I've seen are night and day compared to cable, OTA HD, and broadcast signals. A significant improvement.

I'm just waiting for a better price point.





Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody matters or nobody matters.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: Who doesn't have a HDTV?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: October 20, 2007 10:18AM
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Grateful11

Once you've been there and seen Discovery HD you'll want one.

I have seen it and still say big whoop; but to each their own.



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Re: Who doesn't have a HDTV?
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: October 20, 2007 10:21AM
>I have a friend who recently purchased a 50" Sony DLP LCD TV (projection?), and, even with an HD source, I have to say that I can't tell that much difference between the quality.

Come over to my house and I can show you a heck of a difference. Most people can't, won't or
don't know how to find out how to tweak an HD set. AVSForums is a godsend for HD.
Factory settings just plain suck.

BTW: If your friend says he has a Sony DLP someone ripped him off, to my knowledge Sony
does not make a DLP, Some of their sets use LCoS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon) technology
but it's totally different animal.



Grateful11
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Re: Who doesn't have a HDTV?
Posted by: will2000
Date: October 20, 2007 10:31AM
We have a 32" Panasonic CRT with dual tuner TIVO and limited Comcast. (The $15/mo package)
HDTV is not very high on the budget priority list.
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Re: Who doesn't have a HDTV?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: October 20, 2007 10:33AM
Ya know, I'll bet it's more likely that somebody got the brand or technology wrong somewhere along the line, rather than somebody getting ripped off.

Just a guess, I could be wrong.





Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody matters or nobody matters.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: Who doesn't have a HDTV?
Posted by: Marc Anthony
Date: October 20, 2007 10:38AM
Quote
Grateful11
BTW: If your friend says he has a Sony DLP someone ripped him off, to my knowledge Sony
does not make a DLP, Some of their sets use LCoS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon) technology
but it's totally different animal.

I was mistaken. It's this set: [www.amazon.com]



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Re: Who doesn't have a HDTV?
Posted by: AlphaDog
Date: October 20, 2007 11:05AM
Me.
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Re: Who doesn't have a HDTV?
Posted by: laarree
Date: October 20, 2007 11:08AM
I've got a single Panasonic 20" CRT television that is perhaps 12+ years old.
I've got other technology priorities. I might get an LCD telly to replace it this spring,
but frankly, I don't need reasons to watch more television.




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Re: Who doesn't have a HDTV?
Posted by: space-time
Date: October 20, 2007 11:11AM
24" analog CRT
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Re: Who doesn't have a HDTV?
Posted by: DaviDC.
Date: October 20, 2007 11:16AM
1 - 23" Olivia LCD
1- 15" Magnavox LCD
1- 13" Sanyo CRT

The only HDTV is from the eyeTV hybrid attached to the Mac mini & viewed on a Dell 20" wide screen LDC monitor.



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Re: Who doesn't have a HDTV?
Posted by: Seacrest
Date: October 20, 2007 11:39AM
27" JVC CRT in the living room.
23" Hannspree NBA-themed LCD in the bedroom.
12" JVC CRT at the Office.

Been thinking about a Sharp 1080p LCD, but I still enjoy the JVC CRT, since I mostly watch old 4:3 TV show content on DVD.
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Re: Who doesn't have a HDTV?
Posted by: aquilles10
Date: October 20, 2007 12:29PM
32" Envision LCD HDTV in living room
20" Samsung CRT in one bedroom
27" Samusng CRT in master bedroom

I'm planning on getting rid of the 27" CRT sometime soon and replacing it with the 32" LCD from the living room. The living room of course will get upgraded to a 42" flippin' sweet plasma or 120hz LCD eventually.

Once you go HD, it's hard to watch regular channels.
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Re: Who doesn't have a HDTV?
Posted by: dk62
Date: October 20, 2007 12:48PM
61" JVC LCoS (DILA)
50" Sony LCD projection (trying to get rid of)
32" Hyundai LCD
32" non-HD TV

Mainly watching movies. But it is true - once you get used to HD, it is a pain to go back.
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Re: Who doesn't have a HDTV?
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: October 20, 2007 12:59PM
Quote
Marc Anthony
Quote
Grateful11
BTW: If your friend says he has a Sony DLP someone ripped him off, to my knowledge Sony
does not make a DLP, Some of their sets use LCoS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon) technology
but it's totally different animal.

I was mistaken. It's this set: [www.amazon.com]

I've seen those sets and they don't have a very good picture, I can see why you didn't see much diffference winking smiley

TWC just tacked on A&E, Versus/Golf, MTV and TBS in HD.



Grateful11




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/20/2007 01:01PM by Grateful11.
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