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HD Television sets
- To: "TIG" <telecine at alegria.com>
- Subject: HD Television sets
- From: "Martin Euredjian" <martin at hollydig.com>
- Date: Mon, 14 Jun 1999 21:38:10 -0600
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I hope TV set manufacturers monitor the
Here's a request/suggestion/observation:
This weekend I went out ot Fry's and took the time to show my
wife the three HDTV units they had on display: Sony (XBR $7500),
Mitsubishi projector (~$4500) and Philips flat screen ($15,000).
My wonderful wife wasted no time to offer her opinion (I'll
paraphrase): The stuff looks like crap and there's no way in he** anyone
would consider buying one of these overpriced pieces of junk.
The problem? None of the sets were tuned or connected to
anything even close to HDTV. They, in fact, ALL looked worst than the $300
sets around the corner.
I did see the Sony set tuned to a CBS-Sports feed several days
earlier. It seems that was an accident, I guess.
MANUFACTURERS: If you want to sell HDTV sets, you have
to make sure that the retailers know what to do and what NOT to do with
them. If you can't rely on broadcasts, provide them with tape! The
showing at Fry's, for all three manufacturers was nothing less than
I don't work for any of the above.
I hate Fry's but love (some of) their prices.
I use the word "stuff" in an American sense (I
guess)...meaning a collection of crap.
I use the word "crap" not to actually mean
"crap" but, er...stuff that's less than prime
Very soon you'll need a lawyer-prepared disclaimer to post on
(Just kidding Rob)