TV I just bought.

ouch my meaghurtz had beens stoled !
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TV I just bought.

Post by RobotJerk » Tue Jan 25, 2005 3:19 pm

Last night I bought a 52" projection screen TV.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp ... pe=product

I think I kinda fucked myself, though. Is it true that you can't play video games on a projection screen without it burning into the screen? I guess I'll have to leave my systems hooked up to my 32"...

SPECS:

1080i vertical-scanning capability provides the highest-quality interlaced picture possible from a high-definition source

16:9 widescreen display; reverse 3-2 pulldown technology for pure, accurate reproduction of film-based sources (yes!!!!!)

Precision CRTs with 4-element hybrid lens system for sharp, high-resolution images with excellent picture detail (ummmm....)

3-line digital comb filter brings out fine picture detail and enhances color purity (whoa, I bet David Duke owns this TV)

6 zoom modes provide flexible display options for a customized viewing experience (get rid of black bars or zoom in on teh boobies)

Expanded stereo sound with a 5-band graphic equalizer, dbx noise reduction, bass boost and audio leveler for clear, customizable sound (which is pointless since I'm just going to hook it up to my surround sound system anyways)

HD Syncroscan component input automatically detects both standard and high-definition component video signals

Inputs: 1 component video, 3 S-video, 3 composite, RF antenna
(BUT YOU SHOULDN'T PLUG IN VIDEO GAMES~!!!!)

Outputs: composite video, audio (fixed and variable), subwoofer, headphone

V-Chip parental controls keep children from being exposed to undesirable material (I'd pay extra if the V-chip specifically blocked out "The Bachelorette")

Space-saving, lightweight cabinet design with built-in carrying features makes this TV easy to move (Cuz TV are heavy, dumbass)

Other convenient features include trilingual menus, a sleep/alarm timer, channel labeling and commercial skip function (none of which probably works with a satelittle dish reciever)
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Post by PhreakyMex » Tue Jan 25, 2005 4:32 pm

RJ,

This is the exact TV i bought back in October, good deal on teh price no?

Also, you can play games, just not all the time because it will indeed burn into it. I do indeed use my 32 inch Sony Vega for that. The longest I played was the other day I was in a Halo 2 tourney online and i started at about 3PM and ended at 12 midnight... nothing happened to the TV. So yes, enjoy the largeness of the beautiful picture but be careful.
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Post by Robert Paulson » Tue Jan 25, 2005 8:41 pm

V-Chip parental controls keep children from being exposed to undesirable material (I'd pay extra if the V-chip specifically blocked out "The Bachelorette")
come on dawg, 16 socially inept guys figthing over a okay looking girl, making fools of themselves on national tv. What could be better? Except some are complete pyschos, and they aren't going to get a date ever again because every girl in this nation watches that crap!

now that's quality!
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Post by Shwiggie » Wed Jan 26, 2005 2:09 pm

3-line digital comb filter brings out fine picture detail and enhances color purity (whoa, I bet David Duke owns this TV)
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AFAIK, burn-in is only a problem with static images, i.e., when you pause the game and leave the TV on too long, or you play a game with a static background like Donkey Kong or Pacman all day long.
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Post by RobotJerk » Wed Jan 26, 2005 11:14 pm

Then I should leave my older systems hooked up to where they're at now?

(Not that I *need* to play "No Mercy" on a 52" screen.)

I'm mostly worried about scoreboxes and status bars that stay for the duration of most games.
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Post by TheWholeFNShow » Thu Feb 10, 2005 8:45 pm

come on dawg, 16 socially inept guys figthing over a okay looking girl, making fools of themselves on national tv. What could be better?
- Survivor turning into "Mortal Kombat" In which the contestants have to
actually SURVIVE to win the million dollars. I'd watch that religiously.

- Monday Night Football turning into Mutant League Football. Besides, if I was Terrell Owens, I'd sooooooooooo push Roy Williams into a mine. Also, if the ref makes a bad call kill him. Though nobody would call "QB Smash" on Aaron Brooks cause killing him would be doing the Saints a favor.
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Post by Robert Paulson » Thu Feb 10, 2005 9:53 pm

how about one called "lucky strike"

20 really hot horny girls, 5 of which have horrible std's, stuck on an island for 6 months, with no condoms.

oh and the twist is they don't tell about the STD's until month 3.

WHO comes out ALIVE!!
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Post by RobotJerk » Wed Jul 13, 2005 4:17 am

PhreakyMex wrote:RJ,

This is the exact TV i bought back in October, good deal on teh price no?
Have you had any trouble with your screen flickering?

I'm not sure if its because the air conditionig in my house is running or what, but my screen's been showing a lot of lines and has been shaking a bit. I also thought this might be the connection, but its doing it on every input source. It doesn't do it 100% of the time, but enough to annoy me.


I should probably just have them come out and look at it, but I'm afraid they'll be all "We don't see anything wrong with it".
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Post by PhreakyMex » Wed Jul 13, 2005 2:03 pm

I think you should have the tech dude come out.

Mine doesnt flicker at all.. Mine does piss me off though cause it takes longer than normal for the tubes to warm up and give me an image.
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Post by RobotJerk » Tue Jul 19, 2005 12:35 am

I was hoping it was something simple with a simple solution.
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Post by SoVi3t » Wed Aug 03, 2005 4:00 am

http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/prodde ... 332&catid=

Except mine is 57"....got it cuz it's HDTV, and widescreen (I only buy widescreen movies). Can't wait for the next-gen consoles to come out.

My only problem is that games look somewhat more pixelated, but only up close....
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Post by RobotJerk » Fri Aug 05, 2005 10:34 am

Studios that put out widescreen movies that are aren't anamorphic (formatted to be displayed on 16:9 TVs) deserve to be slapped around like a streetcorner ho.

I tried watching my Planet of the Apes DVD the other day and the picture was super-stretched with giant black bars on my widescreen TV.
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Post by SoVi3t » Mon Aug 15, 2005 4:20 am

Pr0n is scary now....no man is supposed to witness a four foot dick
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Post by lionheart » Wed Aug 17, 2005 1:03 pm

A four foot dick? You're watching the wrong kinda porn, man.
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Post by RobotJerk » Mon Jan 02, 2006 1:22 am

There should be a test you have to take before you're allowed to buy a plasma screen TV. My parents told me they just bought a 44" plasma screen. These are the same people who had trouble remembering they had to turn the TV to an "INPUT" channel to watch a DVD (using the DVD player I bought them last Christmas).

Anyhow, my stepdad want to hook this $3000 technological marvel up to a VCR/DVD combo so there will be "less wires". If you want less wires, you shouldn't have bought something with 1080i resolution. They probably think you can push an HD signal through a coaxial cable.

This is almost as bad as my sister-in-law who can’t tell the difference between 16:9 and 4:3 images unless someone points it out to her. She and her idiot husband paid $2300 for a 44" Toshiba HD-TV a couple of years ago and watch the same shitty TV stations they used to watch on their old TV.

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