goddammit, will someone please slow it all down

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by tg, Jun 10, 2007.

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    tg Guest

    I love new technology, but the talk of this coming new Sony SHV (Super
    High Vision) system is making me sick, having only recently spent
    several hundred pounds on a new HD ready TV. Apparently this new super
    high vision format makes HD look pale. Here I am, twisting my
    handkerchief waiting anxiously for HD transmissions to start so I can
    at last enjoy what this new TV can do, and now it's already got a
    schedule for the scrap heap. I haven't even seen a HD picture on it
    yet! aaaarrrrrgggghhhhh! I can't take any more of this.
    It's the same with DVD. It's not been out that long, I've finally
    found my feet with recording editing and burning SD movies on the
    computer and such and now it's all going to be replaced by either Blue
    Ray or that other Toshiba one to accomodate the increased capacity
    required by HD. This means all the software I've mastered is
    redundant. The capture hardware I have will be obsolete by the time I
    blink, and it was expensive. My 4:3 screens belong in a skip. There's
    a whole new learning curve ahead of me with HD and Blue ray and such.
    And have you seen the price of HD capture hardware for computers?
    tg, Jun 10, 2007
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  2. Blimey! You must be well over 150 years old!
    Laurence Payne, Jun 10, 2007
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    :Jerry: Guest

    Well if you weren't so ready to be taken in by all the marketing

    Have you noticed that the CRT has disappeared from the 'sheds' whilst
    they have all but disappeared from the High Street, at the same time
    the Flat Panel TV set has seen the cost of buying a TV (with a worse
    picture quality) double or treble - and we're not even talking about
    the cost of HD yet, nor the fact that the only broadcaster who is
    (really) transmitting HD programmes is BSkyB and that it's going to be
    some years before HD becomes mainstream, indeed I suspect that some
    'HD Ready' sets will *never* receive a true HD signal!
    :Jerry:, Jun 15, 2007
  4. You had gas and candlelight? You were lucky................
    Mike O'Sullivan, Jun 16, 2007
  5. I remember a bloke who came round with a handcart selling shellfish. My
    Mum used to send me our with a jar to get a pint of cockles!. Whatever
    happened to them!
    Mike O'Sullivan, Jun 17, 2007
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    Trev Guest

    Look in the back of the fridge. :¬))
    Trev, Jun 17, 2007
  7. Sitting in a hut outside a pub. Or, still, coming round the bars with
    a basket.
    Laurence Payne, Jun 17, 2007
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    Tim Streater Guest

    I imagine she ate them.
    Tim Streater, Jun 17, 2007
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    tg Guest

    yes I've been thinking that myself. It seems to be taking forever for
    a HD signal to appear and I'd swear that slimeball Murdoch is behind
    it all. I disagree with flat panels having a worse picture quality
    though. Our new flat panel TV has an image vastly superior to the
    previous CRT telly.
    But all is not lost. I've bought a HD camcorder which should arrive
    next week, and I'm gonna plug it into the TV and then I'll see a HD
    image. How ironic that the only way for me to see a HD image on my own
    TV is to create one myself. And the BluRay/HD DVD players are insanely
    expensive too - prices outta my league at the moment.
    tg, Jun 17, 2007
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    :Jerry: Guest

    Not really, he just has more freedom to do what needs to be done, the
    problem, is with HMG / Ofcom - we might *never* see HD terrestrial if
    HMG is intent on selling off 'spare and redundant' terrestrial
    spectrum once analogue switch off is complete. Of course, Murdoch
    could be pulling the strings within HMG I suppose...
    All I can say is that your old CRT set must have been especially badly
    set up then!
    The problem with HD is that there are just to many flavours, and the
    fact that in PAL land we don't really need it - unlike those who live
    in NTSC land.
    :Jerry:, Jun 17, 2007
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    Tim Streater Guest

    Many people put up with crap CRT telly without realising their telly is
    crap. You should get teletext up on the screen and then:

    1) Check the layout of the text is rectangular on the screen so you have
    no pin cushion / barrel distortion.

    2) More importantly, for text which is not red, blue, or green (e.g.,
    yellow), get close to the screen and check that the colour registration
    is good. Do this in the shop before buying the telly - with the unit you
    intend to purchase.

    I did (2) 15 years ago and still have a brilliant picture especially now
    on freeview.
    Tim Streater, Jun 18, 2007
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    tg Guest

    you're kidding surely. I've never seen any CRT TV new or old that
    matches our new flat panel for sharpness and quality. CRT is dead.
    tg, Jun 18, 2007
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    :Jerry: Guest

    Then I'm seriously suggesting that you have NEVER seen a correctly set
    up CRT (which, as 'Tim' pointed out, is quite possible)! CRT monitors
    are still the favoured means of grading (colour matching) in post
    :Jerry:, Jun 18, 2007
  14. CRT still rules where colour accuracy is important.
    Laurence Payne, Jun 19, 2007
  15. Health and Safety!
    Margaret Willmer, Jun 22, 2007
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