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sarongsong
2006-Jul-19, 04:01 PM
Vaster wasteland:

...Panasonic...to start taking orders...for a 103-inch plasma TV, the world's largest...for around 6 million yen ($50,000)...
Daily Mail (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=396512&in_page_id=1770)

Dragon Star
2006-Jul-19, 04:14 PM
And you can ruin it in a few hours....awesome!

:rolleyes:

Plasma sucks, period.

ToSeek
2006-Jul-19, 06:12 PM
I never really saw the point of a huge TV set you have to put clear across a large room in order to watch comfortably - isn't a smaller, closer TV just as good?

Matherly
2006-Jul-19, 06:35 PM
More people can sit comfortably in a large room with a larger T.V.

So you can have more people over to watch the big game, the latest movie, etc.

Gillianren
2006-Jul-19, 07:17 PM
What's more, in most apartments, "across the room" isn't very far.

HenrikOlsen
2006-Jul-20, 09:19 AM
Still farther than I would confortably watch, as my farsighted eye also has astigmatism:(
This is actually the only part I'd really want to change about my eyes.

Gillianren
2006-Jul-20, 10:14 AM
My TV is maybe 8 feet, if that, away from my eyes right now, and I'm sitting against the opposite wall.

Jim
2006-Jul-20, 04:03 PM
Well, there are folks who go to the movies and love to sit on the front row. Something about looking up Tom Cruise/Julia Roberts' six feet tall nostrils, I guess.

Mostly, I think it's just bragging rights. Mine really is bigger than yours.

ToSeek
2006-Jul-20, 08:29 PM
More people can sit comfortably in a large room with a larger T.V.

So you can have more people over to watch the big game, the latest movie, etc.

That's a good point. Our socializing doesn't usually involve watching television, at least not at our place.

Alasdhair
2006-Jul-20, 10:14 PM
Well, there are folks who go to the movies and love to sit on the front row.

Only place to be for the opening sequence of Star Wars

Dragon Star
2006-Jul-21, 12:20 AM
Our socializing doesn't usually involve watching television, at least not at our place.

That's right, ToSeek and friends head for the bar. :razz::D

yuzuha
2006-Jul-21, 02:13 AM
I need a big tv to read the subtitles, unless I drag either the sofa or the tv into the middle of the room.

sarongsong
2006-Jul-23, 06:32 AM
Between computers and satellites, why can't I watch TV programs from around the world, complete with auto-translation?

Musashi
2006-Jul-24, 03:44 AM
Translation is still a human endeavor.

Gillianren
2006-Jul-24, 04:30 AM
Blessedly. Computer translations are very bad.

Goblin
2006-Jul-24, 05:52 AM
I have a 65 inch HDTV. With the lights off and the surround system its very close to film. We sit around 10-12 feet back. Less eye convergence and far less accomodation vs sitting close to a smaller set.

I don't mind watching most my TV on a 27inch or even my 19 inch PCTV. I only use the 65 for DVD movies and sports.

My brother has a 42 inch HDTV. Its nice too but it does not quite give the "in the theater" feel as the 65inch.

You need a decent progressive scan DVD player to go with it. I tried a few different models. Some gave a harsh picture with jaggies or combing artifacts.




I never really saw the point of a huge TV set you have to put clear across a large room in order to watch comfortably - isn't a smaller, closer TV just as good?

sarongsong
2006-Jul-25, 06:54 AM
Translation is still a human endeavor.Maybe a Bowlingual (http://www.cnn.com/2003/TECH/biztech/03/24/tech.dogs.language.reut/index.html) for people will appear!
...One thing that does appear certain is that the market for animal translation products will likely remain a dog's world since Takara has no plans to develop a similar device for cats.
"They are too unpredictable,"... CNN (http://www.cnn.com/2003/TECH/biztech/03/24/tech.dogs.language.reut/index.html)

publiusr
2006-Aug-17, 08:29 PM
What was the largest tube television--Fischers?

I'llbe talking about the Kaiser Frazier auto next.

sarongsong
2006-Aug-31, 06:12 PM
Better hurry; price just jumped $30,000:
August 31, 2006
Panasonic said on Thursday it would start selling the world's largest television set...for $80,000. "That's before installation cost,"... Reuters (http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=technologyNews&storyid=2006-08-31T162530Z_01_L31125004_RTRUKOC_0_US-PANASONIC-PLASMA.xml&src=rss&rpc=22)

HenrikOlsen
2006-Aug-31, 07:49 PM
Blessedly. Computer translations are very bad.
I hope you're stocking antidepressants for the time when they are merely bad and people start relying on them more and more, as they do now to when spell and grammar checkers that are merely bad rather than atrocious.

Gillianren
2006-Aug-31, 08:46 PM
I hope you're stocking antidepressants for the time when they are merely bad and people start relying on them more and more, as they do now to when spell and grammar checkers that are merely bad rather than atrocious.

We're still trying to find one that works. (Besides, straight antidepressants don't do anything for me; they don't combat the manic.)

Matherly
2006-Aug-31, 08:49 PM
We'll be okay until someone says "I seem to be having tremendious difficulty with my lifestyle".

Then we're boned.