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Post#16 » by JWizmentality » Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:55 am

60" Mitsubishi 1080p 3D DLP
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Post#18 » by montestewart » Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:44 am

JWizmentality wrote:60" Mitsubishi 1080p 3D DLP
Got it for $770 labor day sale from Mitsubishi online.

These screens are trending progressively larger. Who's gonna top 60"?
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Post#19 » by Little Digger » Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:01 am

dandridge 10 wrote:55" Samsung 8500 LCD. Was rated as the best HDTV by cnet 2 years ago and the picture is incredible. Unfortunately, I had to replace the panel after 3 weeks of owning it (covered under warranty) and now have to replace the motherboard because it is turning off by itself (not covered under warranty). .
All you have to do is take the back panel off and re-adjust the lever so it doesnt automatically switch the TV off.

My samsung did the same thing , I didnt use it for a whole year before I googled the problem and found the easy solution.

If I can do it, I guarantee anybody can .
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Post#21 » by pancakes3 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 5:24 am

I personally can't tie 60 (40 for me) but i watch a majority of my sports on my friends' 60 3D-HDTV. It's gaudy... ungodly... REAL... AND SPECTACULAR.
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Post#22 » by Zonkerbl » Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:41 pm

If you're getting a hi-def tv, I personally don't see the point in getting anything smaller than 50. Mine's hooked up to my dj'ing stereo and sub-woofer, so it feels like my tv is just barely big enough to keep up when I'm watching movies.

Hockey and baseball are 100 times more interesting on a 50" hi def tv, that's for sure. For hockey you can actually see the puck, and for baseball it feels like you're right there in the stadium.
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Post#23 » by Wizards2Lottery » Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:03 pm

A 42 inch Toshiba HDTV I got at Best Buy 4 years ago.
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Post#24 » by Ruzious » Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:17 pm

76 inch flat screen that shrinks to the size of a cell phone. I carry it with me in case we get hit by a derecho.
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Post#25 » by MJG » Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:37 pm

Wes_Tiny_Abe_ wrote:
fishercob wrote:I got mine at Panera and paid a million dollars. It covers an entire wall of my condo.


Really?

Panera sells electronics?

You know whats ironic about Panera, Condos, CVS, Starbucks and the rest of the current overpriced stores who pay inflated rents?

They replaced lots of independent stores and shops all over this city some of which used to sell televisions and other related electronics.

Agreed, it's a crying shame. Personally, I watch on this nice little artisan set that I got hand-crafted by a local televisionsmith. I had to pay a bit more for it, but it was worth it to support local business.
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Post#26 » by TheKingOfVa360 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:47 pm

Wes_Tiny_Abe_ wrote:What size television do you own?
What kind of television do you have?
Where did you buy it online or at a retail store?



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Post#27 » by cwb3 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:57 pm

32" Silvania LCD 720p HDTV.
Bought at Best Buy.
It is decent, would like to get a larger 1080p at some point soon.
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Post#28 » by Wizardspride » Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:58 pm

What size television do you own? 55"




What kind of television do you have? Panasonic TC-P55ST50 3D 1080P Plasma HDTV




Where did you buy it online or at a retail store? Online (Eastcoasttvs.com)
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Post#30 » by Wes_Tiny_Abe_ » Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:26 pm

OffTheWall2 wrote:
nate33 wrote:Does anybody know of a way to record a live stream and then watch it later?


I used to do this with a program called Camtasia Studio http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia

Oh.. and for TV this season I'll be using an Optoma HD20 with an Elite Screens 106" manual pull down screen.

Just moved to a new place with a basement and finally had the room I've been waiting for to put up a screen like this.


106" screen?
Thats it?

The HD Optomas can project much much larger than that.
I have owned a few HD Optomas over the past few years mostly for video gaming purposes.

The last time me and my nerd friends set one up outside we were projecting our games 16-17 feet high. We wanted it to be larger but we ran out of room. :(
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Post#31 » by dandridge 10 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:53 pm

Little Digger wrote:
dandridge 10 wrote:55" Samsung 8500 LCD. Was rated as the best HDTV by cnet 2 years ago and the picture is incredible. Unfortunately, I had to replace the panel after 3 weeks of owning it (covered under warranty) and now have to replace the motherboard because it is turning off by itself (not covered under warranty). .
All you have to do is take the back panel off and re-adjust the lever so it doesnt automatically switch the TV off.

My samsung did the same thing , I didnt use it for a whole year before I googled the problem and found the easy solution.

If I can do it, I guarantee anybody can .


Unfortuantely, the TV is not just turning off by itself. It is losing signal while still on, and flashing menus when none of the buttons on the remote are pushed. It is like a ghost is controlling it.
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Post#32 » by Wes_Tiny_Abe_ » Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:54 pm

doclinkin wrote:MacBook Pro I lifted from some hipster kid who walked away from his table at Starbucks in Georgetown.


That was you in the yup's video that he posted online to try and get it back? :bowdown:

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I guess it must be my private Catholic school upbringing.
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Post#33 » by Wes_Tiny_Abe_ » Fri Jul 13, 2012 5:04 pm

MJG wrote:
Wes_Tiny_Abe_ wrote:
fishercob wrote:I got mine at Panera and paid a million dollars. It covers an entire wall of my condo.


Really?

Panera sells electronics?

You know whats ironic about Panera, Condos, CVS, Starbucks and the rest of the current overpriced stores who pay inflated rents?

They replaced lots of independent stores and shops all over this city some of which used to sell televisions and other related electronics.

Agreed, it's a crying shame. Personally, I watch on this nice little artisan set that I got hand-crafted by a local televisionsmith. I had to pay a bit more for it, but it was worth it to support local business.


Well good for you. :D
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Post#34 » by OffTheWall2 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 5:42 pm

Wes_Tiny_Abe_ wrote:
OffTheWall2 wrote:
nate33 wrote:Does anybody know of a way to record a live stream and then watch it later?


I used to do this with a program called Camtasia Studio http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia

Oh.. and for TV this season I'll be using an Optoma HD20 with an Elite Screens 106" manual pull down screen.

Just moved to a new place with a basement and finally had the room I've been waiting for to put up a screen like this.


106" screen?
Thats it?

The HD Optomas can project much much larger than that.
I have owned a few HD Optomas over the past few years mostly for video gaming purposes.

The last time me and my nerd friends set one up outside we were projecting our games 16-17 feet high. We wanted it to be larger but we ran out of room. :(


Yeah, the 106" is all I can fit on my wall in my current setup, but yes they can definitely project a larger image.
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Post#35 » by fugop » Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:06 pm

nate33 wrote:I have a TV tuner on my PVR, which is networked to all the computers and TV's in my house. Unfortunately, I'm too cheap to purchase the NBA package so I can't record the games and watch them on delay. I usually tune in and watch a live stream on atdhe or someplace like that.

Does anybody know of a way to record a live stream and then watch it later?


If you use a Windows computer and are comfortable adding hardware, a Hauppage Colossus should work fairly well. It's a ~$130 piece of hardware, though, so probably wouldn't make sense.

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