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Old 05-18-2010, 07:06 PM   #41
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I bought a tv today. Twenty two inch with built in dvd player for a couple of hundred bucks. Bigger than the 13 incher I have been watching. Still in the box, maybe tomorrow I will take it out and try it.
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I bought a tv today. Twenty two inch with built in dvd player for a couple of hundred bucks. Bigger than the 13 incher I have been watching. Still in the box, maybe tomorrow I will take it out and try it.
You didn't even take it out of the box? Martha, Martha, Martha.... you have a new "toy", and you need some "Christmas morning" excitement. Time to play!
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Every evening I turn on the TV at 5:30 to watch the CBS news on the digital 1080p channel just because of the quality of the images.
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Karnac predicts a blue-ray player in your near future

Apologies for the low-def image.
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Yes, as soon as the library starts having blu-ray discs.
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Not to highjack this thread, but the economics of library DVDs just slays me. They are totally free, and it isn't any further or more inconvenient to get them at the library rather than at Blockbuster (at upwards of $4 a pop), so you would think that the library would overrun with folks checking out DVDs.

Nope. Very little traffic.

Seems contrary to everything I know about economics.
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Right. At our library, you can get three at a time (six if you go with your spouse), and have them for up to two weeks (if you renew). You can also reserve them online.
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Not to highjack this thread, but the economics of library DVDs just slays me. They are totally free, and it isn't any further or more inconvenient to get them at the library rather than at Blockbuster (at upwards of $4 a pop), so you would think that the library would overrun with folks checking out DVDs.

Nope. Very little traffic.

Seems contrary to everything I know about economics.
When I went to look at the selection.... there was nothing there to see... it is a small selection of old old stuff... maybe yours is different...
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It may depend on the public library. The library branch at my metropolitan suburb home has a decent collection of older movies that are re-released on DVDs. There are a lot of international films with English, and most of them are pretty good (they tend to be, else nobody would bother to go through the trouble). As the price is right, we have nothing to lose by borrowing there. As we do not watch much movies, nor go to the theaters, older American films are fine with us too. And yes, we can request movies from other branches.

At our boonies home, the small county library branch nearby is not so well stocked. This is one of the drawbacks of living in a rural area, as we find out.
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It's true that they have a lot of classics, but there are newer movies also. I watched part of "The Forbidden Planet" tonight, but it was boring, and now I'm watching "The Enforcer."
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I started watching "A boy and his dog," the old Don Johnson sci film. Didn't make it too far since it was standard def and it looked bad on my high def TV.
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I still haven't tired of watching the pretty colors and sharp images on the CBS evening news. Every day my watch alarm goes off at 5:25 to remind me to watch it. First time in 20 years that I've regularly watched anything live.

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I've noticed that with almost all of the old movies, the plot moves along very slowly. It was a different world back then. Especially true with the old TV sitcoms (Bob Newhart, Mary Tyler Moore).
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I still haven't tired of watching the pretty colors and sharp images on the CBS evening news.
Check out the HD quality of the ABC evening news. You'll note anchorwoman Dianne Sawyer is never shown in HD - her face always looks like the cameraman smeared some Vaseline on the lens!
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Check out the HD quality of the ABC evening news. You'll note anchorwoman Dianne Sawyer is never shown in HD - her face always looks like the cameraman smeared some Vaseline on the lens!
And I've never met a man who wasn't madly in love with her.
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And I've never met a man who wasn't madly in love with her.
Allow me to introduce myself. I am IndependentlyPoor and I do not love Dianne Sawyer.
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Check out the HD quality of the ABC evening news. You'll note anchorwoman Dianne Sawyer is never shown in HD - her face always looks like the cameraman smeared some Vaseline on the lens!
I'm glad someone else noticed this (I saw this when she was on GMA).

I'll take it a step further. It always seems to me that her eyes are clear, bright and sharp. I'm wondering if they are doing a form of live digital editing to soften the face, but keep the eyes themselves clear. Like a subtle form of that smearing out the criminals face, but just a bit of softening, and a clear spot for each of the eyeballs. They could track it manually or automatically. Pretty sure this is very do-able with today's technology.

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CBS is the only channel that we get in 1080p digital. It does seem that Couric wears a lot of makeup. You don't notice that in SD.
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Howdy. That's a relief, neither am I with her.
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I am not in love with Diane either. Here's the TV personality that I like to watch on the tube: Melissa Francis. Not madly in love, but I am a sucker for women with big eyes.

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