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I just bought a new HDTV. Why am I getting HBO?

I just bought a new HDTV. Why am I getting HBO? [more inside]
posted by mmcg on Apr 11, 2007 - 7 answers

How do I connect a Nintendo Wii to a Samsung Syncmaster 940BW monitor?

How do I connect a Nintendo Wii to a Samsung Syncmaster 940BW? [more inside]
posted by lia on Mar 21, 2007 - 7 answers

Is closed circuit HDTV a possibility?

Is closed circuit HDTV a possibility? [more inside]
posted by nickerbocker on Mar 12, 2007 - 7 answers

Help me stretch non hd channels on my wide screen tv.

How do I use the entire screen on my new wide scren tv? [more inside]
posted by gtr on Feb 19, 2007 - 20 answers

New TV for me

New TV needed for gaming, DVDs, but NOT cable/satellite. Point me in the right direction! [more inside]
posted by Diskeater on Feb 6, 2007 - 12 answers

Pssst.... wanna Sony HDTV for $48 ?

A shipping company totaled a TV from my MIL's estate. My paperwork says that our shipment was insured for $.60 per lb. Does this mean that the 2 year old, $1200 HDTV will only net me $48, because the pile of circuits that's left weighs in at 80 lbs? [more inside]
posted by lobstah on Feb 2, 2007 - 17 answers

Help me get HDTV!

Can't get HDTV from an OTA antenna, turns out my TV is(?) not really HD, just "HD-Ready." [more inside]
posted by jckll on Jan 21, 2007 - 8 answers

No one likes DVDs anymore!

What's the best TV for watching DVDs? [more inside]
posted by petsounds on Jan 11, 2007 - 22 answers

LCD HDTV Prices: Buy now or later?

What do I need to know about current LCD HDTV prices re: buying a set now or later? [more inside]
posted by logovisual on Jan 10, 2007 - 13 answers

Should I return my shiny new 46" 1080p Samsung LCD?

Should I return my shiny new 46" 1080p Samsung LCD? I have a real love-hate relationship with my new TV. Sometimes the image is stunning, sometimes it sucks. What's the problem? My cable signal? My cable box? My DVD player? Or the TV? (Lots) more after the jump... [more inside]
posted by fearless_yakov on Jan 5, 2007 - 15 answers

Do so-called 'upconverting' DVD players upconvert 480p to 720/1080 over component cables?

Do so-called 'upconverting' DVD players upconvert 480p to 720/1080 over component cables? Is the difference between HDMI and component cables noticeable when watching standard DVDs on an HDTV? [more inside]
posted by drgonzo on Jan 2, 2007 - 14 answers

Artifacts: The TV, or the Broadcast?

Are the display artifacts I'm seeing in our plasma screen due to the low broadcast resolution, or due the the tv itself? [more inside]
posted by everichon on Dec 15, 2006 - 8 answers

Help me pay way too much to have a TV fixed. Or not.

My friend flung a Wii remote into my new 40" LCD TV during a heated session of Wii Sports Bowling. No, really. [more inside]
posted by tumult on Dec 14, 2006 - 36 answers

How can I get my Sony HDTV to listen to my MacBook Pro?

Please, help me understand DVI, HDCP, etc., so that I can use my HDTV as a display for my MacBook Pro. [more inside]
posted by Embryo on Dec 6, 2006 - 6 answers

Can I improve the quality of my Comcast basic cable SD TV to 480p or better?

I have a Panasonic EDTV-ready plasma monitor, but don't want to pay a monthly fee for digital cable or a HD service. Can I do anything to improve the viewing quality of my Comcast basic cable SD TV signal, especially for those channels that are OTA HD? [more inside]
posted by mosk on Nov 29, 2006 - 8 answers

Do over the air antenna amps work?

HDTVfilter: Have you had success with over the air signal boosters or amplified antennas? [more inside]
posted by wfrgms on Nov 25, 2006 - 3 answers

How should I upgrade my home entertainment setup w/ Tivo to move to HDTV?

I currently have a standard definition TV, Time Warner Digital Cable, and a Series 2 Tivo. I'm considering the move to HDTV. How should I proceed? [more inside]
posted by medpt on Nov 24, 2006 - 13 answers

Help me find a DLP lamp?

I need a lamp for my Toshiba 44NHM84 DLP. The repair place wants $471.01 for the lamp, this seems a tad high to me. I am, however, having a hard time finding a lamp from a non-Ebay source online. Where should I go for DLP lamp replacements?
posted by geoff. on Nov 20, 2006 - 7 answers

Ditching DirecTV for Broadcast?

Can I ditch Satellite and just use (free) broadcast TV? [more inside]
posted by carterk on Nov 14, 2006 - 13 answers

how to connect notebook to HDTV?

how to connect HDTV to notebook to display video streaming content from notebook? [more inside]
posted by dy on Oct 26, 2006 - 8 answers

Which DLP or Rear Projection HDTV should i buy?

Im looking to purchase a DLP or Rear Projection HDTV, which brand is the best?
posted by flipmiester99 on Oct 19, 2006 - 5 answers

Will it better to use a DVD recorder or TV tuner on my computer to save my programs

What is the best way to save my HD recordings from my DVR box so I can view it later on? [more inside]
posted by apple on Oct 10, 2006 - 3 answers

CableCard Confusion

So I got an HD Tivo for my birthday... [more inside]
posted by aburd on Oct 10, 2006 - 11 answers

What's wrong with my TV?

My Toshiba DLP (44NHM) that is a little over a year old turns itself off after about 5 seconds of being on. Turn it on, warms up everything looks fine it turns off after 5 seconds. Does the bulb need replacing? [more inside]
posted by geoff. on Sep 29, 2006 - 5 answers

How to plug a Thinkpad into an HDMI TV

How do I connect my VGA-only Thinkpad T60 to a French TV with HDMI and YPbPr inputs? [more inside]
posted by Nelson on Sep 6, 2006 - 4 answers

Help with HDTV and dvd aspect ratios

HDTV Filter: I just bought a new HD TV. It is an Emprex LCD TV HD-3201AE (http://www.emprex.com/02_products_02.php?id=130) The problem I am having is that no matter what DVD I play, the picture always has black bars on top and bottom. I can't get the picture to take up the full screen. I have tried dvd's with display ratios of 2.35:1, 1.85:1, 1.66:1, and 2.40:1. The resolution of the display is 1366x768. I suspect that that may be the culprit. I have tried all the output settings on the TV including 16x9, native, and full. Please help.
posted by Ezrie on Sep 4, 2006 - 8 answers

Seeking Source For HDTV Ratings

What is the Best Source for keeping up with the ratings on HDTVs. Any recommendations such as a magazine or website would be appreciated. Like so many others, I are going to purchasing a HDTV this Xmas. If I am to shell out 2 to 3 thousand dollars, I am looking for the Best Value. Thanks in advance.
posted by Mckoan1 on Aug 30, 2006 - 2 answers

Any 1080p HDTV reviews/recommendations ?

Given the wife's blessing to buy a big screen for our new home, I'm laden with the burden of selecting a TV that will meet our family's needs until we move again (unlikely). That said, what's a good future-proof 1080p TV, and where can I compare models for myself? [more inside]
posted by ringmaster on Jul 24, 2006 - 17 answers

Modeline blues.

I got a DVI -> HDMI connector to connect my computer (Gentoo, Xorg 7, Geforce 7600GS) to my HDTV (Philips 30" CRT). It'll only display in 720x480 with awful overscan... regardless of what's in my xorg.conf. Help! [more inside]
posted by I EAT TAPAS on Jun 3, 2006 - 4 answers

I have an HD fly in my DLP

The back of my DLP HDTV, has a vent in the back for the light projector. Some light escapes out of this vent. A small bug got into the house recently and found the light from the vent. It then discovered an illumination jackpot inside the set. This resulted in a big bug inside the unit and projected onto the screen that I couldn't get out. Does anyone have tips on keeping small insects out of a projection TV like a DLP without restricting the airflow to the lamp, potentially damaging the set?
posted by quixado on May 21, 2006 - 8 answers

My HDTV doesn't like my LD. Hope me.

So, I just hooked up my laserdisc player to the HDTV, and boy does it look bad. Looks like I'll need a scaler/upconverter, but they seem prohibitively expensive. Help! [more inside]
posted by eschatfische on May 8, 2006 - 4 answers

Where can I buy a Sony 30XS955 in Canada?

Where can I buy a Sony 30XS955 in Canada? [more inside]
posted by Jairus on Mar 22, 2006 - 4 answers

Using a PC LCD Monitor as a TV?

How can i use a PC LCD monitor as a TV, without using a PC? I found TV Tuners online, but they usually require a computer to be there.. I'm just thinking that, considering lcd tv prices, I might as well buy a bargain basement lcd monitor and hook it up to a tuner. and the cool thing is, the lcd monitor already has enough pixels to display HD!
posted by frenchbenj on Mar 20, 2006 - 7 answers

Any way to fix color distortion along the right side of a CRT HDTV?

After moving apartments, my Sony CRT HDTV has some color distortion along the right side of the screen. I'm guessing the TV took a bad bump somewhere along the way. Anyone else have this problem and found a solution? [more inside]
posted by parttimesaint on Mar 9, 2006 - 12 answers

How should I spend $800+ extra dollars?

Should I get a large flat panel TV? [more inside]
posted by mhuckaba on Mar 2, 2006 - 24 answers

Broadcast HDTV reception problems

How can I fix my broadcast HDTV reception problems? [more inside]
posted by putzface_dickman on Feb 15, 2006 - 12 answers

What is the purpose of releasing movies on high-definition dvds when they are too old to have been shot in HD?

What is the purpose of releasing movies on high-definition dvds when they are too old to have been shot in HD?
posted by dino terror on Feb 8, 2006 - 44 answers

Any recommendations of locks for HDTV and iMac?

Can anyone recommend a good lock (Kensington-style) for my Apple iMac and new LCD TV? [more inside]
posted by kevinmeyers on Feb 2, 2006 - 5 answers

Help me buy an HDTV

Help me pick which HDTV to buy. [more inside]
posted by Ateo Fiel on Jan 23, 2006 - 23 answers

Is the "ideal" HDTV coming?

Is the "ideal" HDTV coming? [more inside]
posted by robbie01 on Dec 22, 2005 - 17 answers

How to pick an HDTV antenna?

HDTV Antenna question: My folks are getting a new HDTV delivered in two weeks or so. Their local cable company doesn't offer all of the local networks in hi-def so my folks are thinking of getting an antenna in the attic to pull in the rest of the local hi-def signals. [more inside]
posted by gyc on Dec 6, 2005 - 12 answers

is it worth buying xbox360

Is it worth buying xbox360 without having a HDTV?
posted by pwally on Dec 4, 2005 - 31 answers

Is it too early to get an HDTV?

Is it too soon to buy an HDTV? [more inside]
posted by neilkod on Nov 26, 2005 - 25 answers

Playing Downloaded HDTV .mpg Files on a Windows Boxen

I downloaded a video of a space shuttle launch from the Internet Archive for classroom use. Because my bandwidth at university is massive I opted for the 400MB 'HDTV' file. But – you guessed it – I can't get it to play. All I get is a green smear across the bottom of the WMP playback window. I've tried using QuickTime and the media player with the coffee bean logo in Mandriva (the name temporarily escapes me). I've googled like mad but I'm swamped with information. My best guess is that I need a new codec of some sort but the only one I can find is 'Newtek HDTV' which is included in one of the (huge) codec packs that are available and I'd rather not clog up my system with codecs I'm never going to use. Can MeFites point me in the right direction? [more inside]
posted by alby on Nov 5, 2005 - 14 answers

I need a new television!

I'm finally going to get a new television! Looking for recommendations on a quality t.v. that will last me for a long while. [more inside]
posted by meta87 on Sep 23, 2005 - 16 answers

dvd for non HDTV?

Trying to buy a cheap, non-HD (single-disc, even) DVD player, and having trouble separating the facts from the hucksterism on the web. [more inside]
posted by umberto on Sep 13, 2005 - 12 answers

Long-distance Digital Audio

Audiofilter: What is the cheapest way to get pure digital sound from a computer 10~15 feet away from a surround sound system? [more inside]
posted by SweetJesus on Aug 1, 2005 - 5 answers

Death and Tuxes

I am going to be editing HDTV footage on a PC. Assuming I can figure out how the 'ell to do this. [more inside]
posted by BleachBypass on Aug 1, 2005 - 9 answers

HD DVD Playback via a Computer

I'm running DVI out of my PC into HDMI on my HDTV, but I'm wondering how to playback DVD movies in 1080i... [more inside]
posted by SweetJesus on Jun 27, 2005 - 4 answers

Recording HDTV in Windows XP

So I saw an article in MAKE magazine about recording HDTV on your Mac with an "over the air" antenna....but I've never seen a detailed run through with Hardware and Software suggestions for a windows machine.....Where can I find out about this?
posted by stevyb on May 26, 2005 - 2 answers

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