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PostSubject: HD tv   Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:53 am

So I got a new hd tv.The cable guy came out and hooked up the box to it.So far so good.Then he handed me a remote that 53 buttons on it.What's up with that?Now my wife went out and bought this new fancy computer with windows 7.Talk about technology overload.I can hardly figure out how to make a call on these new computerized phones.I guess my brain is just old.All this high tech stiff is stressing me out.
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PostSubject: Re: HD tv   Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:25 pm

Hopefully in a few weeks you'll be asking yourself how you lived without the new stuff for so long. Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: HD tv   Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:38 pm

Tell me about it. I used to try and keep up with all the new gadgets but I just can't anymore (too damn old & poor). It's mentally taxing enough to just keep up with technical upgrades at work (AutoCAD, Sketchup, etc). My 6 yr old said he wanted a DS for Christmas, I said what's a DS? He told me all about it. I guess I'll be calling my kids to hook crap up in the future like my dad calls me now. Life goes on.
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PostSubject: Re: HD tv   Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:44 pm

If we could only go back to the good old days of rabbit ears and 2.5 fuzzy stations.
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PostSubject: Re: HD tv   Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:36 pm

puros_bran wrote:
If we could only go back to the good old days of rabbit ears and 2.5 fuzzy stations.

Yep...I find it fascinating that in those days there was actually stuff worth watching too. Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: HD tv   Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:44 pm

puros_bran wrote:
If we could only go back to the good old days of rabbit ears and 2.5 fuzzy stations.

Man, I can count on the fingers of one hand the times we lived places where rabbit ears alone did the job. We used to play 'message relay' with dad on the roof and the rest of the family in relay down the stairs to the tv, telling dad when to stop turning the roof mounted TV antenna Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: HD tv   Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:53 pm

I'm with you on the technology overload but when I do watch tv I am still watching the same Sanyo television that was purchased in 1991. That's what I have in my den and it plays just fine. No more than I watch it I just can't see investing in another.
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PostSubject: Re: HD tv   Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:17 pm

1991? That was back when giving the TV a good adjustment whack on the side actually DID something. You could also damage your hand!

I refuse to spend money on a HDTV that has no side to even whack!!! Evil or Very Mad
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PostSubject: Re: HD tv   Mon Oct 26, 2009 5:54 pm

I miss my old zenith, had a corded 15 foot remote with a channel up+down switch that was it!
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PostSubject: Re: HD tv   Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:16 pm

kilted1 wrote:
1991? That was back when giving the TV a good adjustment whack on the side actually DID something. You could also damage your hand!

Evil or Very Mad

What can I say? I am not really a tv person! The only reason that I have the 1991 Sanyo is because my family pressured me into having one for when they came to visit. Before that I didn't have one, and I left home in 1977.
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PostSubject: Re: HD tv   Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:21 pm

Tennessee Dave wrote:
puros_bran wrote:
If we could only go back to the good old days of rabbit ears and 2.5 fuzzy stations.

Yep...I find it fascinating that in those days there was actually stuff worth watching too. Shocked


My cousins and I watching the Minnesota Vikings play the Green Bay Packers on a black & white TV during a blizzard. Ahhhhh...yes. Those were the days. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: HD tv   Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:58 pm

Justpipes wrote:
kilted1 wrote:
1991? That was back when giving the TV a good adjustment whack on the side actually DID something. You could also damage your hand!

Evil or Very Mad

What can I say? I am not really a tv person! The only reason that I have the 1991 Sanyo is because my family pressured me into having one for when they came to visit. Before that I didn't have one, and I left home in 1977.

I'm completely with ya there brother, in our house TV is for watching VHS and DVD movies, we haven't had cable in awhile. Growing up my parents limited our viewing to 1/2 hour a piece (three boys choices = 1 1/2 hours of Saturday viewing) the nightly news (I remember Huntley-Brinkley) and Mutual or Omaha's Wild Kingdom and Disney on Sunday evening. The rest of the time TV was off limits to children! Kind of forces you to develop other interests and a love of reading.

I'd say we had to pedal a bicycle to watch, but that's stretching it affraid
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