Category Archives: HDTV

Instant Gratification

Every so often those of us who grew up in the analog era are struck by our new era of instant gratification thanks to digital technology and the internet. It is mind-boggling how much information, of good quality, is at … Continue reading

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Time for another installment of my HDTV saga. At the start of 2008 I cancelled my cable TV subscription and purchased a Tivo DVR so that I could watch and record over-the-air HDTV broadcasts on my 2003 30” CRT HDTV. … Continue reading

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One Set-Top Box to Rule Them All

Having fulfilled most of my hopes for couch surfing via tablet with their iPad, it was too much to hope that Apple would also solve the set-top box problem.  This week they announced their latest take on the Apple TV, … Continue reading

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Jonesing for a better TV…

The Harris Poll had some interesting HDTV statistics yesterday: Almost a year-and-a-half after Blu-Ray won the format war, 11% of US adults own HD-DVD players but only 7% own Blu-Ray players I own both, although my HD-DVD player is gathering … Continue reading

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Eliminating Overscan

For years my Samsung TXN3071WHF HDTV has suffered from overscan.  Most cathode-ray-tube (CRT) sets make the image too large to fit on the screen so that the edges are cut off.  Many newer LCD and plasma televisions can disable overscan, … Continue reading

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Netflix on TiVo

My purchase of a TiVo HD about a year ago continues to pay off.  Now I can watch streaming movies from Netflix on the TiVo and the experience beats the pants off watching Netflix streaming movies on a computer.  The … Continue reading

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Blu Daze

Sony BDP-S350 at Amazon Impatient to move on from my HD-DVD debacle, I decided to not wait for the forthcoming Black Friday and beyond price drops.  I just went out and bought a Blu Ray player. I decided to get … Continue reading

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