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High Definition Telly

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by domtyler, 4 Apr 2008.

  1. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Just splashed out on a new HD telly, 40 inch LCD Sony Bravia, Sky HD and a PS3 for games and Blu-Ray films. Been flicking through the available channels and there doesn't really seam to be that much on offer yet. Have I done the right thing at the right time or not? :evil:

    PS, if anyone wants a 28 inch Bush Widescreen Silver colour CRT telly in more or less perfect working order for the price of P&P or collect from E. London, PM me and it is yours.
     
  2. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Can't you fob it off to your cleaner? :evil:
     
  3. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Good for games - but you get HD quality using a PC monitor.... my father in law has had HD for a while, and when you get HD programmes they are good - spots and blemishes show up.... watched Shrek last Christmas (i.e. 2006) in HD at the father in-laws - awesome - you see loads more detail.

    You've got a decent HD telly, so it should be great.

    I bought a Panasonic Quintrix CRT 100 htz telly a few years back (before LCD's got reasonably priced), but I've not yet seen a LCD that can match it on colour/picture/brightness yet.....
     
  4. OP
    OP
    domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Stop being such a tight arse Dayvo, you know you wannit! It'll only cost you about a grand to get it shipped over to Oslo. xx(
     
  5. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Ooooh. You've really messed up with this one. You shouldn't have bought that 40". You have to refill the liquid in the LCD every year. Of course you can't just use any liquid. You have to go out and purchase some Dihydrogen monoxide, which you really have to handle with care. Check this out (http://www.dhmo.org/).

    I expected more from you Dom...:evil:
     
  6. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah Staff Member

    Location:
    Barmy in Barming
    With that PS3, get yourself some BluRay movies, wire up the ps3 to a surround system, crank that volume RIGHT UP and enjoy a fantastic viewing experience
     
  7. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Legendary Member

    It was on the news today that there are 3 HD channels coming to Freeview. Can't remember when though.
     
  8. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    Aye, I'd be more excited about the prospect of playing some of the lastest vid games than watching telly on it!

    Nice one, anyway - I'm very tempted to splash out myself...
     
  9. mr Mag00

    mr Mag00 rising member

    Location:
    Deepest Dorset
    get an xbox 360! 'gears of war' and ''call of duty' are stunning on my norm sony flatscreen. must be stunning on HDTV

    oops sry i read it as psp not ps3, still get an xbox!!
     
  10. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    You only need to buy a PC monitor to enjoy PS3 Xbox 360 in HD..... that's it !
     
  11. simoncc

    simoncc New Member

    I've seen premiership football on HD TV. Why anyone would pay extra for it or for a TV capable of showing it beats me. And I can't see Countdown or repeats of Father Ted being improved by higher definition either.
     
  12. marinyork

    marinyork Resting in suspended Animation

    Location:
    Logopolis
    Nothing on Sky HD? They have what is it 13/14 proper high def channels now!? What do you think this is, the US with 100? Actually try cable which has just 1. It's a good time to buy as some big titles are finally coming out on blu-ray and the number of HD channels is increasing (well on sky anyway). Ofcon announced the other day about their freeview HD plans (it does affect you as a sky customer as ITV and Five will (re) launch a HD channel when they can be arsed (still waiting).
     
  13. marinyork

    marinyork Resting in suspended Animation

    Location:
    Logopolis
    You won't get much improvement on Channel 4HD on these at all because the Sky HD/4HD upscaling is so poor (depending on what channel you're watching on obviously). On the other hand the numpties who run virgin haven't even got round to adding the frigging channel yet so that's still an advantage.
     
  14. sheddy

    sheddy Veteran

    Location:
    Suffolk
    I fink we all know that TV is rubbish. Why pay more ?
     
  15. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    My parents have got some HD channels, and it's one of those things where you can notice the difference, mainly on people's faces - but not to the extent that you would say it 'needs' that bit extra when you're watching something in non-HD.