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Do you own a HDTV?  

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  1. 1. Do you own a HDTV?

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After reading a thread on another forum im curious how many people on LCVG have taken the plunge to the beauty known as HD television. Also If you answer no please state why. $$, see no need, and so forth.

 

 

I got into HD late last year. Best move I ever made. Being able to watch Football, Lost, 24 and other favorites of mine has been so great i dont know how I watched it on regular broadcast before. Xbox games also look a lot better with 480 and 720 .

 

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Yes.

 

A Toshiba 50H81 purchased in 2001 just before the launch of the Gamecube :drool. The main use of the TV has really been to watch anamorphic DVDs rather than HDTV programming, but that is starting to change as more shows are being broadcast in HD.

 

I'd like to get a new TV or projector sometime in the future as this one has a problem with making edge enhancement a little more visible than most, and it lacks DVI/HDMI. Great TV besideds those two quirks.

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I'm still watching TV and gaming on my 32" Sony Wega. 1st Generation, so it doesn't even do the Prog Scan.

 

Only reason why is money. I really want it bad, but as the sole wage earner supporting 3 kids and a stay-at-home mom, something's got to give, and right now it's the BigScreen. (oh yeah, I'm on 140k miles on my Saturn too, the only 1 car we have).

 

I'm currently working on eliminating all my consumer debt. Haven't made a charge-card purchase in over 2 years, and should be debt free in another 2. Once I get done with that, I'll treat myself to a big screen bought with cold hard cash. I'm done with credit forever. It's a trap that's too tough to get out of.

 

I purposefully avoid demo-ing HD tv because I don't want to know what I'm missing. I've maybe only seen 5 minutes total of HD in my whole life. It's kinda a defense mechanism. :)

 

Carlos.

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I've had my Sony HS-10 projector for almost 3 years now and haven't regretted the purchase for one day.

 

I just added our 2nd HDTV before Xmas, a 46" Samsung DLP.

 

My wife is starting to get into my pattern of flipping through the HDTV channels before looking to see what's on standard definition TV. It's nice to see that I'm giving her some good tech training. :)

 

Glen

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I'm in the "Yes" column as I own two. A Toshiba 42inch along with an Advent 27inch.

 

As far as actually getting into HD programming. That is sadly a "No" right now. I despise Comcast cable and refuse to shell over any money to them. Satellite is an eventual option but I'm still holding off.

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Dont have it (yet). Still using my ol 32" Toshiba Conema series tv circa 1997. I've seen HD and it looks great but I've just kind of been waiting the market out. When the price/performance ratio gets smaller than I'll bite I spose. I haven't researched HD tv's in a while so maybe its time to take another look. I'd say $1,000 is about what I'd be willing to spend on a tv. Anything more and I start to feel guilty. :)

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Only reason why is money. I really want it bad, but as the sole wage earner supporting 3 kids and a stay-at-home mom, something's got to give, and right now it's the BigScreen. (oh yeah, I'm on 140k miles on my Saturn too, the only 1 car we have)

 

I don't think anyone would argue with those priorities Carlos :)

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I do most of my gaming on the first HDTV that I bought -- 4:3 27" Samsung CRT. I think I've had it about a year and a half now.

 

I just recently purchased my second HDTV in September -- a 16:9 57" Sony projection tv. This one I pretty much use only for TV and DVD watching.

 

Eventually, I'd like to upgrade to a 32" or 36" 16:9 CRT for my gaming, but I'm in no rush.

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HDTV isn't available yet in the UK, and won't be for a fair while.

 

I'm happy with my 32" 16x9 CRT anyway (which does refresh-doubling, to avoid 50Hz flicker). At normal viewing distances I can't exactly see the pixels, and I'm not going to be able to afford a larger screen soon, either.

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Technically, my answer is 'yes' but it has some limitations:

 

-My XBR Wega is a 36" 4:3 set which does 1080i in a letterboxed window

-My only source of HD material is the occasional Xbox game

 

I hope to upgrade to a "real" 16:9 monitor within the next 18 months or so. Even then, however, I doubt I'll drop coin on any HD programing package. I just don't watch enough TV to make it worth my while. I'd rather invest in HD sources like next gen consoles & DVD players/media.

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I have one,but I voted no because I'm selling it. The one I won in a radio contest is a 26' Samsung model from 2 years back.

 

If it had some of the standard features that the newer models have,I might have opened it.My plan now is to sell that & get a 34" HDTV (either a Sony or a Toshiba) . Any advice would be nice :)

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I've had my Sony 36" HDTV Wega for two years, it too letterboxes 1080i but it really doesn't bother me at all as the picture is fantastic, and I always watched movies letterboxed anyway. In December I finally got HDTV programming, and will never go back, I rarely switch down to the non-HD channels now. And football on HDTV is just incredible.

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Funny this subject came up. Since a week before the Super Bowl, I was looking at HDTVs. Thing is, I want a widescreen, but it's been hard to find one to fit my current budget at acceptable quality. I almost pulled the trigger a couple days before Super Bowl, but I thought I'd wait to see if anyone returned some afterward (open box would be cheaper, although I would worry about it being damaged in prior transit.)

 

But then I remembered that new models are coming in March/April. Then or Christmas season would be when there'd be more price cuts. So I'm waiting, but I plan to have one sometime this year. Really looking forward to having a 16x9 HDTV. Just wish that the current CRTs weren't so darn heavy...

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