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What motivated you to buy an HDTV?
Posted 12 August 2007 - 09:00 AM
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!!!
2- HR20-700 ( Ver. 0x038E) HDMI connection, Native - On, Animations -OFF , R15-100 and R15-300
AT&T U-verse Internet
Posted 12 August 2007 - 10:56 AM
Posted 13 August 2007 - 07:54 AM
HD Snob - "Friends Don't Let Friends Watch Cable".
Electrical/RF Engineer & Inspector
DirecTV Equipment: HR24-200 (2), 5LNB Slimline, AM21, SWiM 8 installed (MRV), Cinema Kit (Wifi connection)
Configuration: Native OFF. Units OFF when not in use.
TVs: 2 Panasonic Plasma TV's each using HDMI (one 1080p/one 720p)
DirecTV customer since 1998. Plus HD DVR package w/ NHL Center Ice & MLB Extra Innings.
OTA Antenna: Homebrew UHF & VHF antennas w/ 30dB amplifier fed w/ RG-6 Quad-shield coax.
Posted 16 August 2007 - 03:38 PM
HR20-100 s/w version 0x192
au9 dish NO multiswitch or diplexers.
Internet connection via WIFI.
Posted 16 August 2007 - 03:59 PM
Posted 20 August 2007 - 03:30 PM
Posted 23 August 2007 - 08:10 PM
Posted 27 August 2007 - 12:59 PM
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!
Posted 28 August 2007 - 08:27 PM
Sony KDS-60XBR1 HDTV
Sony LDL-40XBR2 HDTV
Samsung LN-T1953 HDTV
XBOX 360 with HD-DVD player
Pioneer A/V HDMI receiver.