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How good is HD?


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#1 OFFLINE   sbturner

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 10:47 PM

It may be a stupid question, but I have new Samsung 46" DLP and just watched a couple of DVDs that were anamorphic widescreen, no black bars, and they looked great. I have a 942 on order will HD really blow me away?

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 10:49 PM

Maybe for a month and then after that HD will become the new standard to your eyes and you'll just be "used" to it. But anything less will start to tick you off ;)

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Posted 08 May 2005 - 05:32 AM

The best way I can describe good HD (and transfers can differ and sometimes it depends on the source) is like you're looking through a window. This is especailly true of sports--you'd think you had a presidential box seat.
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Posted 08 May 2005 - 05:47 AM

After more than a year, I still get a kick from HD.

SD has been ticking me off for years because of the compression.

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#5 OFFLINE   bavaria72

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Posted 08 May 2005 - 07:23 AM

I concur with Nick 110%, HD is unbelievable! It has ruined me. I really get mad when a show I really want to watch comes on in SD instead of HD. Once you go HD, you never want to go back! OTA HD is da bomb. :D
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Posted 08 May 2005 - 08:41 AM

I'm new to HD but what I've seen in the past week+ has been outstanding. Take your best quality DVD viewing experience and up it from there. I have a 56" Samsung DLP and it's just amazing. I find myself watching stuff I would have never had the interest to watch simply because of the experience. Only drawback is that SD material has become relatively more painful to watch. Although, to be fair, the 942 seems to produce a superior SD picture when compared to my 510 or 50x's. I'm finding that, although I have the Everything Pack, the poorer quality picture results in not wanting to watch it as often. I'll take that trade-off any day!

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Posted 08 May 2005 - 04:17 PM

" I have a 942 on order will HD really blow me away?"

In a word: Yes!

You will be amazed - I even find myself watching the HD Demo channel occassionally... just because it's amazing.

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Posted 08 May 2005 - 10:31 PM

They only problem with HD is that it changes your viewing habbits. Instead of watching my usual shows I watch whateve I can find in HD!

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 06:13 AM

HD rules. With all of our locals coming in HD over the OTA. We only usethe Sat locals for recording, dang we need more OTA tuners. There is such a big difference,, especially with NASCAR which I am starting to enjoy. The colors on the cars are beautiful and so much clearer , you can see the car and numbers all the way through the race,, and when they crank it up and boogity boogity boogity,, woohooo!!!. It makes the investment well worth it. The wife loves it during Colts football, the picture is awesome , even on zoomed out plays.

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 06:49 PM

Lets just say you will find yourself getting the balls to show off the Discovery Channel HD to your football buddies. :D

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 08:39 AM

The WOW! effect of HDTV increases with screen size, particularly if you're viewing on a 16:9 receiver. On my 32" Sony 4:3 HD ready TV, it looks great. On a 42" or larger widescreen set, it looks phenomenal.

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Posted 16 May 2005 - 11:49 AM

Maybe for a month and then after that HD will become the new standard to your eyes and you'll just be "used" to it. But anything less will start to tick you off ;)



You are so right...! I agree.... It looks great at the beginning, with time you expect them all to be as good and when you do not get the quality, you get very upset.
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Posted 16 May 2005 - 02:13 PM

HD is the bomb! I was a Voomer and now have the 942, viewing on a 50"Fujitsu Plasma. I've been viewing HD since July and it never ceases to amaze me! Sports are great, but the majority of primetime local channels are also in HD. I normally wouldn't admit this, but watching the hotties last night on "Desperate House Wives" in HD was dreamy!

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Posted 17 May 2005 - 03:03 PM

After getting HDTV, I do not watch SD unless it is a sports
event not available in HD.

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Posted 20 May 2005 - 07:38 PM

There is such a big difference, especially with NASCAR which I am starting to enjoy.


I have a Dish 942 and a Panasonic PT-AE700U projector arriving next week. Unfortunately, Speed Channel is not HD, so I won't be able to watch MotoGP and AMA Superbike in eye-popping 100 diagonal inch glory. :mad:

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 07:49 AM

What is a 942 Samsung? Please explain.

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Posted 01 June 2005 - 03:39 PM

The 942 is the new Dish reciever.

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Posted 01 June 2005 - 04:14 PM

The 942 is a dual-tuner HD receiver.

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Posted 02 June 2005 - 04:46 PM

We have a new DishNetwork DVR 921 connected to a Denon AVR 3803 receiver and a 50-in Panasonic LCD TV (using all NHT speakers) and the sound and picture quality with HD and Dolby Digital 5.1 are absolutely incredible. At full 1080i one can stand a foot from the screen and its still like looking at a photograph. Too bad there is not all that much really good HD available at this time -- but go out and get HD anyway -- you won't regret it if you get the right equipment.

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Posted 04 June 2005 - 03:52 AM

For those of you not old enough to remember, viewing HD programs is exactly what it was like back in the late 60's with color programming. Many programs were still B/W and the program would have to be definately worth watching for you to take the time to see it. However, if a program was in color, you would watch it, no matter how bad it was. Its the same now with HD. I find myself watching programs in HD that I would never have watched in SD.

I suppose in a couple more years it will settle back to the usual, as by then (hopefully) most programs will be HD.

By the way, I have a 57" Toshiba HD set - HD is awesome on it.
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