Reading Email on your TV ...

... is hard to do. The text is fuzzy and too small. And I can't surf and watch Letterman at the same time.

I guess it's time fro a big screen plasma, eh? :-D

My laptop screen is still out, so I plugged it in to my TV so I can still sit in my recliner rather than in the uncomfortable desk chair where the PC monitor is. I've got a special cable that connects my laptop to my surround sound receiver so I can play MP3's on my stereo. I can watch YouTube on the TV with it too, and now check my email and surf the web. The resolution on my 10 year old 27" TV isn't that good, though.

I'm beginning to think that the desk is a better idea.

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That is way too high tech for me. I still can't figure out what to order on my new laptop so that my son can do gaming design and videos. I so clueless. The kid said mom I want it to be any color but yellow or pink and I want this he hands me a piece of paper with stuff scribble on it hyroteenfx kind of writing. The at dinner announces that I must go wireless. He has also ordered me to make sure that the iPod I want can play videos so that he can borrow it.

I was ok with the resolution of my 17 year old tube tv until we bought my daughter a 26" hdtv as a wedding gift. Seeing the two of them side by side was a mistake. But I'm getting over it. That beautiful HD picture is a fading memory.

Sure, Alan. That memory may be fading, but that coin jar over there in the corner is filling up a little faster than usual, isn't it? (heh-heh)

Doug,
I have the (mis)fortune of having friends with HD. I go there for SuperBowl parties and the like. After stuff like that, it's difficult to go home and try to catch a ball game on a fairly old tv that doesn't even have cable.
(Is that the baseball? or just the fuzziness of the tv?)

Several years ago we went to MO to see Maria's family. Her brother had just got a new DVD player. I had looked at them, but was ambivalent on DVD, VHS was just fine.

Then we watched the first Lord of the Rings movie on his DVD player. I was blown away. I got online that night and ordered a DVD player so it would arrive at our house shortly after we got home. :-P

So far I've managed to avoid enough HD TV so that I don't feel the same compulsion with it. I did go to a Superbowl party a couple of years ago and the guy had a 62" or something HD. Wow, that was amazing.

The amazing prices are keeping that temptation at bay.

Mom and Dad just bought their second color TV ever a couple of years ago. Well, they had a little 13" for their room, but until recently the 'big TV' in the family room was the first color set the bought. A 1975 Zenith with the biggest screen available at the time - 23 inches! Complete with the fake wood cabinet and 2 dials on the front to change the channel. You know, clack, clack, clack or badadadadadadadadada if you've got to go from channel 24 to 50.

As soon as I walked in the door of what is now our home, I knew which wall had to come down for the projector.

I just can't stand that neither Doctor Who nor Battlestar Galactica is in HD (unless you watch the reruns on Universal HD). Shame on you, SciFi Channel!

Oh: Other than the labor on that wall, a HD projector is way less expensive than one of those big flat screen monstrosities. Plus, with an acoustically transparent screen, you can put the speakers *behind* the screen.

You go right now and tell Maria you *need* a HD projector. You know: to watch movies in the backyard with the neighbors. ;-)

Oh, when the basement gets finished, that's what I'm thinking. And now I know where to go for advice on picking the right one. :-P



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