Discussion in 'TVs' started by tomelli, Jun 23, 2005.
I would love a Sagem Hd-D45. What excuses did you use to persuade your other half?
Tell her you will divorce her if you dont get what you want...or just show her some of the pics in the various threads,if she doesn't fall in love with dlp t.v's then she must be mad so have her commited
Didn't have to try hard at all with my other half. Simply said the AV gear on the glass unit in the corner could be replaced with a similar, but longer unit under the new TV (Kenmark branded Alphason equivalent), and that she'd get some additional corner space in the front room as a result. The fact the TV will sit further back in the room will also help give the feeling of being less imposing.
Mine took half day off when it arrived.
just tell her eastenders would look great on big screen
Earlier today I came down stairs to watch some TV only to find the missus looking at shoes on the internet. I was greeted by a 4 foot long picture of a ladies shoe. I sat there and grined to myself thinking what a waste of good technology.
I think that's one of the fundamental differences between men and women. We like the technology for its own sake. We revel in technical specs and we stare at the screen for imperfections so that we might twiddle and get rid of them. Women, on the other hand, use technology simply for what it can do for them. Slight imperfections mean very little when it has no effect on imparting the information they are looking for, be it shoes or soaps.
Which is just as well, as who needs another person messing with our settings and ruining our fun?
You've hit the nail on the head there mate. My missus doesn't care what aspect ratio she watching it in. If its incorrect ie 4:3 shown in widescreen (squashed heads) she doesnt pck up on it most times. I could never watch a program like that.
BTW the only soap I hate seing on my TV is Emerdale
I love Eastenders and Corrie Tho (Leave it out PAT......)
Could you imagine the other half retuning your display as they thought your settings were incorrect Now that would be annoying.
same as my miss she has even got me checking shoes for her on ebay telling me how much to bid up to and to look out for certain styles for her
LOL.... At least I'm not alone. When I put together my home cinema set up I never considered surfing the web for shoes would be so popular....
You can just image Home Cinema Choice rating a set on how well it displays shoes and handbags
Although not an expert surely there's a more obvious way with which you could persuade your other half !
Never mind massive pictures of shoes or a foot more of space in the sitting room !
It took my wife some convincing but she is happy with the result....little does she know that I am not quite finished
Show her this:
Good luck bro!
Just tell her she can spend the next large wad of cash, we like shopping!
Are those Bose AM15'? I have the back ones
That wall looks perfect for a front pro
or your mitsubishi beast the front room is huge i would have a field day a room that size
Hi Razor. Can't get near mine anymore, wifes addicted to ebay.
That Mitsubishi again
So you know where I'm coming from. Bless them.
hi razor hi mr moo
that front room is crying for a big screen
Any luck Tomelli???
Razor - I agree, a front projector would have been perfect! But the wifey says . The house is actually a townhouse and that is the lowest level and this is the only room where we watch tv.
I plan on rearranging the furniture so the TV is on the wall that has the 3 movie posters. There will be an "L" shaped sectional sofa on the opposite 2 walls. (where the tv is now and the wall with the window/fireplace)
Then in front of the fireplace, there will 2 leather "club" chairs where the sofa is now, with the new Broan QT series exhaust fan above, so I can smoke my cigars down there in the Winter
Shame the front pro is a no go. Hows about a RD65.
This is my little set up
Cigars and movies with a brandy in your hand
Just read Tim k's sad story. Is it better to have viewed, than never viewed at all?
Initially the misses was 100% against getting the TV. Now it is 70-30. I am making progress. Who knows! By the January sales I may be in luck. Is it worth waiting until January? Keep the tips coming in.
No such thing in AV. Get your set now and enjoy the summer and xmas with it.
So what's problem in pursuading the wife We finally went out yesterday to look at DLPs, plasmas, etc. After a hopeless visit to Comet - only one very sad looking Toshiba DLP in display, we went to Currys.
We both hated the plasma. Overpriced, shiny glass screens, yuck. A good range of DLPs on display, including a Sagem 45 running WMV-HD demos. The wife is hooked, said how amazing the picture was, like looking through a window, etc. So, I'm thinking she'll say that 45" is too big, but no, she said it needed to be a bit bigger. She really liked the Samsung SP50, but hated the pedestal stand.
So, she's convinced that we should wait and see if Samsung will release a 50" DLP with a normal cabinet stand. I really hope so.
My quick comparison of the sets we viewed (all running the same low quality feed, except the Sagem):
Sony Terrible, dull picture, terrible reflections on screen, etc.
LG Same as the Sony - very unimpressed
Toshiba A lot better. Brighter picture.
Samsumg SP50 Amazing picture, very bright, crisp picture, but we hate the pedestal stand.
Sagum 45 Really showed how good HD can look like, but we both hate the cabinet design with the screen balanced on top of the loudspeaker.
BTW, I also managed to see the rainbow effect, but only by quickly scanning my eyes across a screen displaying white text on a black background.
So, I now need to wait and see what models Samsung release in their new range. So, my advise for pursuading the wife:
Show her a really good demo of HDTV.
Realise that cabinet style, looks, etc. are probably more important.
LG Good review of this set (Sorry Lion , your still my Hero. I dont care if you have a LG TV)
Try looking at the RD65 no pedal stool and definately bigger than a 46' set
Where on earth would I find a shop that can demo the RD65 or even the RD50? The wife won't go fo it until she's seen it in the flesh. Remember, design, looks, etc. are all just as important to my wife as the picture quality. It's got to look like a normal TV, on a normal TV stand, etc.
I agree, the stand makes it too high for comfortable viewing when lounging about on a setee. Only thing that put me off the set, to be honest.
I like mine, that's for sure, though it will really come into its own when Sky go Hidef. But you could say the same about any of the sets here.
Pity as they're about to launch a 56" version that looks just the same, but bigger.
Toshiba are also launching a new range, including a 65" one around September time. They're supposed to have twin Freeview tuners in them, and twin HDMI ports too.
You can demo the optoma sets at Optoma's hq in watford. The RD65 looks very normal. It is finished in a paino black finish.
BTW Looks of the set when it is switched on are far more important than what it looks like when it is stiched off. Thats my opinon anyway. Just as Hifi nuts don't care if their beloved peice of Hifi only has a few buttons and looks bland, just as long as it sounds amazing.
I really dont see how non AV fans can be allowed to infuence your choice of display. Again my opinon.
I didn't know that - interesting. Any details on these sets anywhere on the net?
1200 miles round trip - no way. Try convincing a wife that a 1200 mile trip is worth it just to look at a TV
1200 miles is too far to travel to see a tv. The only other thing I could suggest is contact Optma and ask them where your nearest Optoma dealer is with both the RD50 and RD65 for a demo.
Try this, though it's 62", not 65" and it doesn't mention the twin tuners. I either imagined that or read it in one of the other mag's news section.
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