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Phase II complete, on to Phase III

Postby dolphinius_rex on Mon Nov 27, 2006 4:15 am

I am happy to announce that Phase II of my evil plan to become HD Compliant is finally finished, and Phase III is going ahead as planned.

For those not keeping track of my evil plans, Phase I essentially comprised of buying an upscaling DVD Player (actually a DVD Recorder, which was also used in my longevity study). Now, not owning an HDTV, or even a very recent TV in general, this meant that I would see no benefit from having this recorder as a player. So begin Phase II!

Phase II was the purchasing of a fully 1080P compliant HDTV, with which to use my upscaling DVD recorder/player. This is the phase I have just completed.... BEHOLD!!! Phase II in ALLLLLLLL it's glory!!
http://www.sharpusa.com/products/ModelL ... 5,00.html#

46" of HDTV loving, brought to me by the good folk at Sharp. The TV stand alone ran me about $500 (but it's huge and made of real wood).

So what's Phase III you ask? Buying a PS3 so I can play all my BluRay movies in proper 1080P resolution of course! Phase III will be completed sometime around the end of the first quarter of 2007, or near the beginning of the second quarter.

I've only played with my new TV for a few hours now.... but let me just say this. Big TV's are AWESOME!!!! Tomorrow I'll hook up my Wii to it, and we'll see just how awesome things can get :D
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Postby Wesociety on Mon Nov 27, 2006 4:22 pm

What did you pay for the TV?
I scored a new Panasonic 42" plasma for $999 on Black Friday. :)
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Mon Nov 27, 2006 5:13 pm

Wesociety wrote:What did you pay for the TV?
I scored a new Panasonic 42" plasma for $999 on Black Friday. :)


$3249 CAD, and I have no regrets :wink:

And after looking into things, I am quite happy I didn't go with Plasma. Although I love Panasonic.

Bestbuy was selling 42" TVs for about the same price out here too, but they were all EDTVs, and hardly worth buying in my opinion. I certainly hope yours was an HDTV :)
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Postby Bhairav on Tue Nov 28, 2006 12:22 am

Wesociety wrote:What did you pay for the TV?
I scored a new Panasonic 42" plasma for $999 on Black Friday. :)


TH42PX60U? 1024*768 resolution.
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Postby Wesociety on Sun Dec 03, 2006 6:12 pm

Bhairav is correct on the model number.
And of course I bought an HDTV.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp ... 4703131623
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Postby Bhairav on Mon Dec 04, 2006 5:15 am

VERY nice price!
Same model over here is 2200$ US equivalent. Too expensive. :(
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Postby Wesociety on Thu Dec 07, 2006 3:51 pm

Heck yeah! It was my top Black Friday deal. 8)
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