Re: taking the hdtv plunge last night.....
- From: mianderson <mianderson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2007 09:23:40 -0700
On Sep 16, 1:25 pm, "tom_sawye...@xxxxxxxxx" <tom_sawye...@xxxxxxxxx>
On Sep 15, 1:25 pm, mianderson <miander...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
So I had a smaller one before, but decided(as much as I'm lukewarm
towards fairly large plasma/lcd/whatever tv's) that it's no longer
permissible to really not have one.
LOL. "No longer permissible"? WTF.
like if people come over to your house to watch a game or whatever
it's now just expected to be on a large hdtv.
I tell the salesman(mid 30's, balding and pudgy)
What's relevant about the salesman's appearance? Some of the older
guys that work at stores like CC don't know a gd thing and some young
kids know a heck of a lot. Then again, it may be vice-versa.
How was his chin?
it was a double I'm sure. Guy didn't keep himself up.
Normally, you get what you pay for. Since you're going on an ad in a
weekly circular, you probably are not interested in details.
the details I was interested in was that it was a 42" hdtv from a
known major brand that I've heard is good quality for the money. it's
not like there are 7 different 42" vizio models.....
us, however, would do a little homework before laying down $1000 on
something that we knew little about before purchase. Depending on
circumstances, inputs might be important, resolution, interlacing,
Typically, as in audio gear, it's tough to determine quality at the
store. Their inputs, cable configurations, video source,
surroundings, all play a part in the picture and/or audio quality and
that is much different than your dwelling.
it looks exactly the same in my house now as when I was watching it in
the store. I used the same singular hdmi cable.
Then he says "you guys
came in a truck or something to carry it in right"? Ummm.....do we
******* look like we came in a truck?
Apparently, you did.
no, we didn't(especially her)
I would never say that to someone unless I knew
for a fact that they did.
I had already looked at the box
in the store and estimated it would easily slide into the back of my
hatchback, but now I'm informed that with a plasma tv of this size it
has to stand upright when being transported(I didn't understand his
explanation and honestly wonder if it's more bs from him), so I
scratch my head and say "well how much do you guys deliver for"?
Their delivery price was actually quite reasonable, but they wouldn't
be able to do it until next week....the whole point of buying the darn
thing is to watch college football games these next two weeks, so
that's a no-go.
Only two weeks? You're laying down $1000 on something you know
nothing about at the last minute for two weeks? LOL.
of course not. Im sure I'll watch it for several years. But I'd
rather start watching college football with it as soon as possible....
the store without the tv, but the ex actually manages to let us borrow
his old truck this morning to pick the thing up at circuit city.
Let's just say the ex had never driven a large truck before, and it
showed....we made it there without hitting anything though.
How difficult is it? Really.
she drives a little manual 330i coupe......and this was a big
automatic truck. So she kept using her right foot(by instinct) to
press down the non-existent clutch when she was starting and stopping
and stuff(getting part of the brake by accident) which made for a few
The verdict? I'm watching it now and it's ok. I'm not "wowed" by it,
and would never have gotten one of the more premium brands(which I
couldn't tell the difference from anyways), but at least now I'm not
the only person I know without a decent size hdtv. And I can tell a
some difference, so it will be nice to watch games on it.
You obviously did a great job spending a grand on something to keep up
with the jones' only to be underwhelmed. Congrats. Do you have an HD
source (HD-capable cable or satellite box)?
oh yeah.....picked it up last week.
There are many details
that go into getting a true HD-quality experience at home and it's not
just the television or an HD channel.
Im satisfied with the way it looks....I got the specific hdmi cable
that they said would be simple and give good quality for hdtv, and it
looks just like it does in the store(which I was pleased with). I'm
happy with it.
suck that I have to learn all new channels now to memorize the hdtv
channels as compared to the regular channels.
It will take some time, but I'm sure you can learn new channel
numbers. Hang in there. Or, ask the ex's friend for more help...btw,
did you give him any money or fill his tank for the use of his truck
in your time of need?
it was like a four minute ride from his house....we burned probably a
gallon of gas both ways or something insignificant like that back and
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