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What motivated you to buy an HDTV?

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#21 OFFLINE   CCarncross


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Posted 12 August 2007 - 09:00 AM

Nick, does it happen to be one that needs the convergence checked on a seemingly daily basis? My buddy has a 53" Panny RPTV(1080i) about 4 years old, and the convergence drifts on a daily basis. Did you ever find a solution to that if yours exhibits the same behaviour?

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Posted 12 August 2007 - 09:45 AM

This was sort of discussed in a provider specific board and I thought it would be a good question for this generic HD programming board.

For me it was SPORTS


we were walking through BB one day, and CSI came on and we both stopped and went "WOW" !!!!! AMAZING!!! now there's 'HEROES' and Dang!!! amazing!!!!

oh yeah i forgot about '24'!!! LOL!!!
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Posted 12 August 2007 - 10:56 AM

I had a ceiling mounted three tube projector in Minnesota that I sold with the house. I missed it terribly, even though it wasn't HD. Eventually I got a deal on an EDTV DLP front projector (80" screen) here (after severaly years of watching my old Toshiba 35" tube). After a while I decided it was time to upgrade to HD and got a front HD DLP projector and replaced the screen with a 98" home brew model. No particular programming "forced" me in the HD direction, although of the HD channels I probably enjoy the VOOM Rave channel the most. Nothing like a good concert with a great picture and sound blasting through my JBL's.
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Posted 12 August 2007 - 11:36 AM

or was it really:

For me it was PORNO


Couldn't help myself!:grin:

I'd been looking at getting a big screen for awhile and we received a bonus at work, so I used it to buy my Sammy

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 07:54 AM

Sports...hockey, golf, football, and baseball.

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 03:38 PM

For me it was a 42" Vizio LCD 1080P on sale for $999.

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 03:59 PM

I like electronic gadgets :D Plus sports and movies in HD are just amazing

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 03:30 PM

Video Games and Blu-ray Movies.

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Posted 23 August 2007 - 08:10 PM

Cleveland Browns 2007 NFL season. I got a front projector and NFL Sunday Ticket.




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Posted 27 August 2007 - 12:59 PM

Well, it’s super cool! :)

That and I wanted to get into HD anyway. When I learned about Vizio late last year I said why not? I was in the game. The prices that Vizio and Costco offered got me excited.

I was waiting for my 10+ year old Toshiba CRT to poop on me, but that thing will never freaking die. Picture is still gorgeous. Well, by SD standards anyway.
Watching all my shows in HD got me back into watching TV on a nightly basis again. That’s a good thing, right? :)

Xbox 360 @ 1080p is kick butt too. I had been out of the video game scene for years and getting back into it when the Elite came out was awesome. I’ve been playing video games again and have been having a blast.

In general, HD has rekindled my love for TV related entertainment which had come to a boring and slow halt for me.

The ability to connect my PC to my screen is another great ability. I regularly download movies and sometimes I just play them back directly from the PC instead of burning a DivX CD/DVD.

When having parties I’ll have a Winamp playlist up and running while the visualizer does its thing on the Vizio. Eye candy “dancing” to the music at 1920x1080 is amazing!
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Posted 28 August 2007 - 08:27 PM

Dec '06 I saw the 60" Sony KDS-R60XBR1 playing Discovery HD I wrote down the Model #, went home to research it. The reviews gave it 9 out of 10. I went back to HiFi buys to see if they would match Brandsmart. They did. Also they were offering 18 months 0% financing. Last Saturday as I was browsing through Best Buy I saw the Sony LCD 1080P KDL-40XBR2 on sale for $1899.00. For months I new once that set went on sale I would buy it and put it in my master bedroom. I asked the salesman if they offered 0% financing. He said yes, so I said bring one out for me. He also said that they only had two left. They needed room for the new Sony KDL-40XBR5. I also got a second HR20-700 for the master bedroom. I now have HD in the family room kitchen and master bedroom. A plethora of HD "goodness"

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