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August 31, 2004

HDTV, DVD, Hard Drives and the future

Could hard drives replace DVDs in the near future? Mark Cuban, owner of HDnet, sees the plummeting costs and growing capacity of hard drives outpacing DVDs. Read the article

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Can anyone explain to me why you woudl buy an HDTV where the signal has to be upconverted. I am looking to buy a 1900X1080 unit. But 99% of the units i find only display 13XX X 768. Why would you want to buy a set that did not display what is being tranmsitted. I live in the dallas area and 3 of the 4 major networks all xmit 1080. Am i missing something. Is it not better to downconvert than upconvert.

Posted by: Shrakbait | May 26, 2006 10:47:41 PM

One noteworthy news note for you is that here in ACC country (Virginia) one of the biggest basketball games of the year is supposedly on ESPN HD, however nobody in Comcast's Richmond area network, and possibly more, is able to watch the game because they are 'having technical difficulties.' What did they offer in return for this "inconvenience", which will require people to drive to a local sports bar to watch the game in high def? A $1 credit. Gotta love Comcast customer service.

Posted by: AKG | Feb 7, 2007 9:02:03 PM

I have a Sony KP-57WS500 rear projection HDTV. It's about 5years old and of course out of warranty. The red CRT on this set has gone out. This is the second time in the past 18 months. I am now being told by their authorized repair service for my area that I should throw the set away and buy a new one. I was told that this is a common problem with this model, Sony knows about the problem and refuses to help the customer, he won't even work on them anymore. I called Sony and found out that the repairman was right. Since the set is out of warranty and I did not buy an extended warranty they couldn't care less. The only help they offered was to give me the number of a local authorized repair center. The CRTs for this model cost $186.40 direct from Sony. This is the first time I have heard of them selling parts to the general public. Usually only service centers can buy parts from the manufacturer. This tells me that they know there is a problem and to limit their liability in case of a class action they are making the parts available to the general public. Bottom line is Sony used to be the most dependable set on the market and Sony used to be great with customer relations. I'm not sure what has happened but I know that I will never purchase another Sony product.

Posted by: Daniel L Engelking | Nov 25, 2008 3:11:12 PM

Thanks for the input on the hdtv an the other.

Posted by: wireless surround sound speakers | Dec 24, 2009 10:14:27 AM

but I know that I will never purchase another Sony product.

Posted by: linksoflondon | Mar 17, 2010 4:46:56 AM

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