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Re:SPEEDING
« Reply #240 on: October 07, 2007, 07:15:18 PM »

I'm guessing she is out with Dear Reader Laura.
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« Reply #241 on: October 07, 2007, 07:16:08 PM »

MBarnum, I'm so sorry. You can return it-yes?
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« Reply #242 on: October 07, 2007, 07:17:04 PM »

Feel better vibes to all of you who need them, sadly too many to name right now as I have to say....

'night.
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Re:SPEEDING
« Reply #243 on: October 07, 2007, 07:17:47 PM »

I did get the DVD to show in color...however all TV stations look terrible and sort of fuzzy.

I went back down the the store but they were closing. However I happend to see the clerk who helped me and he told me I need to get an HD DRV box from Comcast. Is that correct? I am presuming that the one I have is not an HD DRV box. Besides I don't watch any HD channels...but I didn't know my regular channels like TCM and Game Show Network, etc, would end up looking like crap!

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« Reply #244 on: October 07, 2007, 07:17:58 PM »

Did the doctor's doohickey look anything like this:
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« Reply #245 on: October 07, 2007, 07:18:41 PM »

Everything looked so nice at the store. I think it was a mirage.
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« Reply #246 on: October 07, 2007, 07:19:25 PM »

I don't know if I can return it or not DR Jane. I am just soooo unhappy right now....$1799.00 worth of unhappy.  :P
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« Reply #247 on: October 07, 2007, 07:23:28 PM »

Grrrrrrrrrrr.....yes regular broadcast without an HD cable connection isn't great.

But it's a minor adjustment.....watch some DVD's until Comcast comes out.
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« Reply #248 on: October 07, 2007, 07:23:48 PM »

I don't know if I can return it or not DR Jane. I am just soooo unhappy right now....$1799.00 worth of unhappy.  :P

I'm so sorry for you. What is the unhappy brand name?
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« Reply #249 on: October 07, 2007, 07:24:24 PM »

I suffered through the same thing for about a week before making the switch.

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« Reply #250 on: October 07, 2007, 07:24:53 PM »

DR MBarnum - give it time.  
Remember, the lighting in the store was not the same as your lighting at home, to begin with.
Then there's that precious, time-consuming task of calibrating your set until everything is pitch perfect colorwise for YOU.
Add in viewing distance, darkness of room. . .etc, etc and so forth.
It's not an easy "plug and play" type of investment, but once the time is invested and all the boxes are in place, you're gonna cherish that baby!
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« Reply #251 on: October 07, 2007, 07:25:34 PM »

Have you tried watching local channels off air?  If your TV has an HD tuner, you can get broadcast stations, I think.

But what do I know!

Don't give up....the hard part is over.  You have it in your house and it's hooked up.  Comcast will install everything for you when they come, like your HD box and your DVR.
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« Reply #252 on: October 07, 2007, 07:26:21 PM »

Watch AOPP on that big screen and you will see...............
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« Reply #253 on: October 07, 2007, 07:28:01 PM »

Yeah, when I got my HDTV, I was still with standard cable. . .about a month later is when I upgraded my Comcast box; when I bought Mum her HDTV, I made sure that an HD-cable box was picked up and installed on the same day. (I don't know if it's an option where you are, DR MBarnum, but here Comcast let me pick up my box at their nearest office and install it myself - something I hadn't done the first time around).
I know that DR MattH will have a lot to say on this subject as well.
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« Reply #254 on: October 07, 2007, 07:33:40 PM »

I don't know if I can return it or not DR Jane. I am just soooo unhappy right now....$1799.00 worth of unhappy.  :P

WHOA!

My guess is that, first, you should take a deep breath...

Then take another deep breath.  :)  Then...

I'm guessing that even though your new TV set is HD-compatible, there should be some way to hook a "regular TV" up to it.  Maybe you need to make a house/phone call to DR MattH.
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« Reply #255 on: October 07, 2007, 07:37:35 PM »

Grrrrrrrrrrr.....yes regular broadcast without an HD cable connection isn't great.


But even the DVDs don't look very good. Everyone is sort of out of focus. I just popped in my dvd of HOUSE OF USHER...Vincent Price and Mark Damon don't look so hot anymore.

The store clerk mentioned getting an Upconvert DVD player and using and HD cable contraption. I just don''t want to spend even more money and still having a crappy picture.

I just don't understand all of this. Maybe I am just doing in wrong.
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« Reply #256 on: October 07, 2007, 07:38:38 PM »

DR MBarnum - give it time.  
Remember, the lighting in the store was not the same as your lighting at home, to begin with.
Then there's that precious, time-consuming task of calibrating your set until everything is pitch perfect colorwise for YOU.
Add in viewing distance, darkness of room. . .etc, etc and so forth.
It's not an easy "plug and play" type of investment, but once the time is invested and all the boxes are in place, you're gonna cherish that baby!


Calibrating!!! What the H-E-double hockey sticks is that !
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« Reply #257 on: October 07, 2007, 07:44:45 PM »

Are you using an S connection for your DVD player?
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« Reply #258 on: October 07, 2007, 07:49:13 PM »

DR Vixmom, I hope you get better real quick!
(I know something that would cheer you up- hint, hint).

well actually  Mr. td.. i meant to mention since the Vixter has been so wonderful helping out while I am under the weather I said I had something wonderful, that someone wonderful had sent and she said wonderful and I said wonderful and it WAS!!!  













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« Reply #259 on: October 07, 2007, 07:50:30 PM »

I hate my new television set. That is all.

Calling DR MattH... calling DR MattH...report to Portland STAT








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« Reply #260 on: October 07, 2007, 07:52:16 PM »

This makes it easy....but I think COMCAST will do it for you when they install your HD box.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1975752,00.asp
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« Reply #261 on: October 07, 2007, 07:52:29 PM »

DR MBarnum - Is there a customer service number you could call?  Heck, you could probably discuss Bollywood movies with the person on the other end of the line.  ;D
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« Reply #262 on: October 07, 2007, 07:53:01 PM »

Did the doctor's doohickey look anything like this:


Yes. only it's silver and has a light
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« Reply #263 on: October 07, 2007, 07:54:27 PM »

DR MBarnum - Is there a customer service number you could call?  Heck, you could probably discuss Bollywood movies with the person on the other end of the line.  ;D

Heck, you might have seen the person on the other end of the line in a Bllywood movie

Get your Teevee fixed and and an interview all in one call!!!
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« Reply #264 on: October 07, 2007, 07:54:28 PM »

He's gone......
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« Reply #265 on: October 07, 2007, 07:57:50 PM »

I did get the DVD to show in color...however all TV stations look terrible and sort of fuzzy.

I went back down the the store but they were closing. However I happend to see the clerk who helped me and he told me I need to get an HD DRV box from Comcast. Is that correct? I am presuming that the one I have is not an HD DRV box. Besides I don't watch any HD channels...but I didn't know my regular channels like TCM and Game Show Network, etc, would end up looking like crap!




Are you on cable, Mike?  Most cable carriers have a separate number for each of your regular channels in HD.  They are usually somewhere about the 100 numbers.  Have you looked for those?  Wait a few minutes, Matt should be back on HHW.








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« Reply #266 on: October 07, 2007, 08:03:29 PM »

Well I must hie me to the office in the morn so  night night boys....




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« Reply #267 on: October 07, 2007, 08:04:29 PM »

~~~~ EXPENSIVE TV WORKING  VIBES TO DR  MBARNUM~~~~~
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« Reply #268 on: October 07, 2007, 08:09:00 PM »

We're home!  Thanks for all the travel vibes, which worked quite well.  Our flight was almost an hour late leaving LGA, but only slightly late arriving in Cincinnati - do you think they built a potential delay into the schedule?  Our connection to Dayton was only slightly delayed because we were waiting for the crew to arrive.  We've been home about an hour.
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« Reply #269 on: October 07, 2007, 08:10:34 PM »

I hate my new television set. That is all.

Blasphemy! Pure and simple.
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