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On 1/27/2014 9:12 PM, philo wrote:

It comes with free batteries for the remote! I'm getting a dozen!
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On 01/27/2014 09:19 PM, gonjah wrote:

That's a big selling point.
I grew up in the age of "batteries not included".
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philo wrote:

Hi, Even tho I am all ready for UHD TV set for my HT 7.1 system. I'll wait quite a while. Not many source material done in UHD. Price will drop way down in 2 years time. Also Organic LED is coming as well.
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On 01/27/2014 11:14 PM, Tony Hwang wrote:

I don't even have a TV but I thought the comments were hilarious.
I looked around on Amazon and found another TV of the same size and with twice the resolution for only about $12,000.
To put things in perspective my house cost me $30k
(Yes that was a long time ago)
Philo's rule of thumb:
Don't buy a TV that costs more than your house!
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On 1/28/2014 5:51 AM, philo wrote:

I'm always amazed to hear about people with *no* TV. WTS: I sort of miss those days. I just "cut my cable" service this week but I still have antenna and Netflix. (and Amazon prime)

My wife's car cost more. :(

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Per gonjah:

I spent nine years in Hawaii - the first 8 of which were without television.
In year nine, I wandered into the new Lum's bar/deli on the University of Hawaii campus and they had a TV above the bar.
I was transfixed. Most people don't realize it, but TV is highly stylized - almost like kabuki theater. I don't see it now, but then it was really obvious - and bizarre.
--
Pete Cresswell

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(PeteCresswell) wrote:

Hi, In 1970, I won an Emerson 19" color set free at a local store sales promo. First color set in my block. Neighbor's kids swarmed our house to see that color set. Then when we moved, bought 26" Zenith console. This thing lasted and lasted won't even give little bit of trouble. Then 42" Plasma set. Now Another Plasma set 60" biggest I can install in the house. This may be my last one B4 I go. I am training wife how to use all the gadgets in the house. Looks like old DW in the kitchen is ready to retire, soon I have to replace that. Any day is my day so all has to be in order, LOL!
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On 01/28/2014 06:09 AM, gonjah wrote: X

Years ago, as soon as cable TV became available I signed up at once. Even though it's true that most of the stuff on TV is pure junk... there was still plenty of stuff that I got addicted to...such as the History Channel.
Then, little by little the price of cable started going up and I knew there would be no stopping...so I canceled cable and honestly threw my TV away.
Of course, if there is really something I want to watch I can find it somewhere on-line. I am use my computer a lot...but I can watch what I want, when I want and without all the commercials. For the most part however, Usenet has simply taken the place of my old "Ham Radio"...and a chance to talk to people.
Also, when I am out of the house I do not have a cell phone or do I bring my laptop with me. I prefer to react with real people.

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On 1/28/2014 11:47 AM, philo wrote:

I liked the HC too.
FWIW: I just hooked up my HD antenna for the first time today and the picture is better than the cable for the local stations. But, of course, I wasn't paying extra for HD cable.
I just need to work out the DVR situation.
TIVO requires a $20/mth subscription and I don't know if "Simple TV" has worked the bugs out yet. Last I checked, Simple TV was getting horrible reviews for "simple" over the air recordings w/o a subscription.
https://www.simple.tv/#overview
Seems to me someone should make a decent over the air DVR. I mean, we did put a man on the moon! (or did we?)
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On 01/28/2014 07:38 PM, gonjah wrote:

I'm fine with just searching Youtube
here is one one of my finds:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9P2V0_p6vE

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Check out www.solidsignal.com They don't have many and you have to read carefully, to make sure it's what you want. I think there is one for 350 I would like to have, and that's all. But if there is cheaper, send me the url and I'll tell you what I learned aobut it.
One time payment.
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On 2/1/2014 8:06 AM, micky wrote:

I didn't see the HD-DVR for $350 and I think Tivo requires a subscription.
Channel Master might be the way to go. Looks like they came out with a new model that is currently in back order. Comes with small HD and doesn't require a subscription. I'll have to keep checking on it to see the reviews on the new model. Looks like Channel Master discontinued their older model. Probably due to "locking up" issues. It seems people liked it otherwise.
Don't hold me to any of this info. I'm new to this concept.
FWIW: I got the Flatwave HDTV antenna and it works fantastic in the North Austin TX area. Hooks to the TV with coax cable. I just taped it to the inside of a window with blue tape so I can move it if necessary.
http://tinyurl.com/mnpvyoe
Somehow I got mine for $36 bucks. I should have done this years ago. :(
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On Tuesday, January 28, 2014 8:38:08 PM UTC-5, gonjah wrote:

Tivo has a lifetime subscription for $400, that's what most people get. The prices have varied over time. I got my XL for about $550, hardware plus lifetime subscription. If I had my cable company DVR, I'd be paying $10 a month for that. And Tivo uses a cablecard, so by using that and not having a cable box at all, I save another $3 a month. So, in less than 4 years I'm at break even and ahead after that. The lifetime subscription is for the life of the unit. If the unit blows up, IDK what their current policy is, but 10 years ago when mine had a problem, they had a $100 swap out service deal.
Tivo is way better than the Cablevision DVR. Tivo is now working with some of the cable companies who are using their software/product, etc.
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On Sat, 1 Feb 2014 07:28:50 -0800 (PST), " snipped-for-privacy@optonline.net"

Does Tivo record five or six programs simultaneously?
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philo wrote:

Hi, Wasn't there a saying, "at the end who has most toys win" Our first house built to our spec. cost 23K. That was long time ago too. Funny thing is nowadays with the economic condition the way it is high end multi-million dollar homes are selling like hot cake. You figure that out. TV is for watching some good movies, not much else. Can't miss super bowl game either on 60" panel. Can't have bigger, house is too small, LOL.
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On 01/28/2014 11:45 AM, Tony Hwang wrote:

I struggled and went broke trying to pay for my $30k house.
It needed so much work that now 33 years later it still is not done or will it ever be.
OTOH: My daughter and son-in-law recently bought a new house and I asked her about their old one and she just shrugged and said that they should probably sell it one of these days. It's just been sitting there empty.
Maybe if I told her she could sell it and use the money to put a $40k tv in every room she'd get around to getting rid of it.
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On 01/27/2014 09:19 PM, gonjah wrote:

That's a big selling point.
I grew up in the age of "batteries not included"
phiol The comments were hilarious WW
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Except they will be cheap batteries that will leak.
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Per philo :

I had seen it quite some time ago - but that was before James O expanded his review.
The guy is truly talented!
Priceless, even.
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Pete Cresswell

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