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RhymesayersDU
12-19-2012, 08:44 PM
I'm doing it right now, it's horrifying.

HOW DID WE EVER LIVE LIKE THIS?

maven
12-19-2012, 08:46 PM
Broncos via stream for the past what? 7 years? So yes all the time.

lonestar
12-19-2012, 08:49 PM
I'm doing it right now, it's horrifying.

HOW DID WE EVER LIVE LIKE THIS?

I agree :tumbs:

It is amazing that we get used to thee good life and when we have to go back well, we wonder how we lived like that.

RhymesayersDU
12-19-2012, 08:51 PM
I'm watching this Lobos/Aggies game on Altitude. It's in standard def. Backwoods New Mexico is still ghetto as ****, if there were any doubts.

tesnyde
12-19-2012, 09:10 PM
Pop in cassette tape ...you'll have the same thoughts.

Drunken.Broncoholic
12-19-2012, 10:34 PM
I remember being at a circuit city about to buy a DVD player. The salesman told me to wait a month when this thing called "Blu ray" was coming out. I got it and was pissed at first cause no place had any Blu ray DVDs. I quickly fell in love with it though. People laughed at me until they watched a movie on it. Then I was a hero.

tesnyde
12-19-2012, 10:38 PM
The picture quality of an IPad 2 is also horrifying after using an iPad 3.

SonOfLe-loLang
12-19-2012, 10:40 PM
I know, right? I swear that the "SD" on an "HD" TV is worse than an old SD, but im sure its not...it seems unwatchable

Rocket 7
12-19-2012, 11:02 PM
I'm watching this Lobos/Aggies game on Altitude. It's in standard def. Backwoods New Mexico is still ghetto as ****, if there were any doubts.

Aggievision is terrible. I was at this game and nice win for the Lobos.

troyjbath
12-19-2012, 11:08 PM
It's hard not to be an HD snob these days. It pisses me off that Dish Network can't get HD feeds on local channels. I refuse to watch the NFL or any other sport in SD.

loborugger
12-19-2012, 11:09 PM
Somehow when I opened this thread I knew exactly what game you were talking about.

Jekyll15Hyde
12-19-2012, 11:12 PM
I know, right? I swear that the "SD" on an "HD" TV is worse than an old SD, but im sure its not...it seems unwatchable

On most low end TV's, SD on HD does look worse for a number of reasons.

Mogulseeker
12-19-2012, 11:14 PM
I remember being at a circuit city about to buy a DVD player. The salesman told me to wait a month when this thing called "Blu ray" was coming out. I got it and was pissed at first cause no place had any Blu ray DVDs. I quickly fell in love with it though. People laughed at me until they watched a movie on it. Then I was a hero.

And now we're turning people away at Sears because BluRay will be outdated soon with the new and improved internet viewers coming out.

broncosteven
12-19-2012, 11:30 PM
And now we're turning people away at Sears because BluRay will be outdated soon with the new and improved internet viewers coming out.

How does Blue ray get dumpped by new internet access tv's? Or do you mean Apple tv or Hulu? I am confused

XXXII&III
12-19-2012, 11:57 PM
I can't even remember how I managed to exist without a DVR. It changed my life.

Archer81
12-20-2012, 12:04 AM
Or games. Go back and play SNES or the PS1/PS2 and the Xbox. You will gouge your eyes out.


:Broncos:

ol#7
12-20-2012, 01:52 AM
Ha! I was just commenting on this to Jeeves. I really should upgrade the staff's viewing machines to HD, but that rabble hardly does enough to justify the basic cable I currently provide.

UberBroncoMan
12-20-2012, 02:25 AM
Still do!

Ratboy
12-20-2012, 03:50 AM
I am stationed overseas and have AFN, it's worse than standard definition. Feels like I am watching Tecmo Bowl. It is the main reason I bought NFL Game Pass. HD Quality, every football game, NFL Network, you name it...

We have 1 HD Sports channel that and it's amazing when Broncos are playing on there.

Bronco X
12-20-2012, 04:50 AM
I know, right? I swear that the "SD" on an "HD" TV is worse than an old SD, but im sure its not...it seems unwatchable

It does. There's an old SD tube tv in the breakroom at work... The SD channels look fine on it. Same channels would probably look awful on the HDTV at home though I never actually watch them.

chadta
12-20-2012, 05:12 AM
Or games. Go back and play SNES or the PS1/PS2 and the Xbox. You will gouge your eyes out.


:Broncos:

I still have a colecovision, and an atari 2600, Ive made my 8 and 10 year old try it, they couldn't believe we were so poor that we had to play video games on crappy machines like that.

BroncoBeavis
12-20-2012, 06:20 AM
SD always looked awful on every LCD I've owned. But I bought an LG display a few months ago that does wonders with SD scaling. Definitely a step down from HD content but not at all difficult to watch like on my other screens.

RhymesayersDU
12-20-2012, 07:05 AM
Aggievision is terrible. I was at this game and nice win for the Lobos.

Yes! Aggievision! So bad. But yeah Lobos having a nice year so far. Haven't seen much but that showdown with Cincy coming up will be telling.

milehighJC
12-20-2012, 07:44 AM
It's hard not to be an HD snob these days. It pisses me off that Dish Network can't get HD feeds on local channels. I refuse to watch the NFL or any other sport in SD.

They do carry HD for the Denver Locals (4, 7, 9, 31, and some other miscellaneous channels that I dont watch).

But if you really are an HD snob, hook up an antenna to your Dish receiver. Off the Air digital HD is better than what any of the satellite or cable companies provide.

Most DVRs can record 2 programs at once... if you hook up an antenna you can record a 3rd.

I currently have 2 HD DVRs, but am going to be looking into the "Hopper" over the holiday. We are considering another panel, and getting an HD feed is MANDATORY. I refuse to hook up anything over an old 21" tube TV without having an HD feed.

rmsanger
12-20-2012, 08:10 AM
First world problems.

Broncos_OTM
12-20-2012, 08:22 AM
The only thing i watch tv for really is football. I dont even have a hi def tv. It really dont matter to me.

bronco militia
12-20-2012, 08:22 AM
I know, right? I swear that the "SD" on an "HD" TV is worse than an old SD, but im sure its not...it seems unwatchable

it is terrible...my old 26" CRT (finally died two years ago) was much clearer in standard def than our LCD in standard def.

Requiem
12-20-2012, 08:27 AM
Yeah, I'm sure the kids in Africa walking with shoes made of plastic pop bottles really feel your guys' materialistic pains.

bronco militia
12-20-2012, 08:32 AM
Yeah, I'm sure the kids in Africa walking with shoes made of plastic pop bottles really feel your guys' materialistic pains.

but they get some rare gear for free!

http://www.personal.psu.edu/rct5038/blogs/ist_445h/super-bowl-shirts-patriots-19-0.jpg

TonyR
12-20-2012, 10:37 AM
What is it about women and their lack of appreciation for HD? How many times do you catch the women in your life watching SD? And then you change it to HD for them and expect them to be impressed, and they just shrug their shoulders? Or is this just about them not wanting you to be "right" more than not seeing the difference?

Chris
12-20-2012, 11:15 AM
Broncos via stream for the past what? 7 years? So yes all the time.

That is sub standard.

But speaking of first world problems...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-rzcX7U0_-sU/Tn231SEdl7I/AAAAAAAAKAE/fPfwjZiw-Kk/s1600/Coke%2BSoda%2B-%2BFirst%2BWorld%2BProblem%2B-%2BSo%2BSad%2BMeme.png

Requiem
12-20-2012, 11:33 AM
I have never owned an LCD/LED flatscreen TV in my life. In college I had a 24" Sanyo CRT and right now I have the 27" CRT (I think it's some off brand from Radioshack) that I got with my SNES when I was like 11 years old. Still works like a charm. Bought a PS3 back in May and have it hooked up to that without HDMI and it looks pretty cool to me. Price is right these days to buy one, but I don't get anything unless it is broken or I see a good use for it.

Beantown Bronco
12-20-2012, 12:21 PM
And now we're turning people away at Sears because BluRay will be outdated soon with the new and improved internet viewers coming out.

No way. We're still years away from that.

Kaylore
12-20-2012, 01:15 PM
I was born in 1980 so my (parent's) first TV had a nob with no remote. There were 60 channels, I think. So yes, I have watched non-HD sports before.

BroncoLifer
12-20-2012, 01:24 PM
but they get some rare gear for free!

http://www.personal.psu.edu/rct5038/blogs/ist_445h/super-bowl-shirts-patriots-19-0.jpg

Somewhere in Africa, there are people convinced that the Buffalo Bills were the great sports dynasty of our time.

Pick Six
12-20-2012, 01:26 PM
Can anyone REALLY tell the difference? Or, is HD just a cool toy that you can't resist using? Standard definition is MORE than enough, for me. I remember the days of trying to get reception with rabbit ears...

Quoydogs
12-20-2012, 01:28 PM
You know I noticed sound quality was the biggest improvement with blue ray. Course I only run 1080I so that might be why.

But as far as high def goes I was at my grandmas and she still has the a tube tv the kind that sits in the wooden cab. (70's) I watch a game on that and I swear it hurt my eyes to watch it.

BroncoBeavis
12-20-2012, 01:34 PM
Can anyone REALLY tell the difference? Or, is HD just a cool toy that you can't resist using? Standard definition is MORE than enough, for me. I remember the days of trying to get reception with rabbit ears...

Khan coming with a Tebow to Manning analogy in 3....2....1....

Gutless Drunk
12-20-2012, 01:37 PM
Can anyone REALLY tell the difference? Or, is HD just a cool toy that you can't resist using? Standard definition is MORE than enough, for me. I remember the days of trying to get reception with rabbit ears...

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ZONA
12-20-2012, 01:38 PM
I don't watch anything in standard definition these days. If it's not HD, I don't watch it. Furthermore, I don't even watch live TV anymore. I record what I want to watch on DVR and thus I save probably 5 hours a week by not watching commercials, pre-game, post-game or halftime garbage.

Crushaholic you are too funny. If you can't tell the difference between standard and HD you probably need glasses. If you have those already you probably need new glasses.

ZONA
12-20-2012, 01:45 PM
Somewhere in Africa, there are people convinced that the Buffalo Bills were the great sports dynasty of our time.

FPOTWA (Funny Post Of The Week Award) - rep

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Jekyll15Hyde
12-20-2012, 02:13 PM
Can anyone REALLY tell the difference? Or, is HD just a cool toy that you can't resist using? Standard definition is MORE than enough, for me. I remember the days of trying to get reception with rabbit ears...

you have got to be kidding

broncosteven
12-20-2012, 02:16 PM
I was born in 1980 so my (parent's) first TV had a nob with no remote. There were 60 channels, I think. So yes, I have watched non-HD sports before.

Kids these days!

When I grew up there were the big 3 networks (CBS, ABC, NBC) plus PBS, Chicago had WGN which was pretty powerful. Then you were lucky if there was a UHF channel 32 in the market you lived in, most of those became FOX. Chicago had a couple extra UHF channels I think in the 50-60's but the programing on anything out side of the major networks was mostly just reruns and local access type stuff. I remember my sister and I flipping thought each channel on UHF and VHF to see what we got after moving into a new house.

Most places we lived we had 4 channels. Chicago was the best market until around 1978 we moved to Coldwater Michigan and the house we moved into had Cable.

BTW We wouldn't have all this great SOMA, I mean TV without NASA and space exploration! No Satellites = no Cable.

pricejj
12-20-2012, 02:37 PM
I have never owned an LCD/LED flatscreen TV in my life. In college I had a 24" Sanyo CRT and right now I have the 27" CRT (I think it's some off brand from Radioshack) that I got with my SNES when I was like 11 years old. Still works like a charm. Bought a PS3 back in May and have it hooked up to that without HDMI and it looks pretty cool to me. Price is right these days to buy one, but I don't get anything unless it is broken or I see a good use for it.

I only got a new TV, because it's cheaper to have a HD HomeRun recording games onto my computer, than to pay for cable with a DVR. Needed the HDMI port for playback.

BroncoMan4ever
12-20-2012, 02:42 PM
I just recently had an incident where my HD tv just met it's end. Due to the time of year cash is a little tight so I am stuck gaming and watching sports on a 32 inch old style tube tv. I am so disenchanted with the picture I am about to just listen to games on the radio

Quoydogs
12-20-2012, 02:44 PM
I remember having to turn the knob behind the channel changer to fine tune the picture. I remember out first remote control turned the knob and everything. I also remember VHF/UHF.

bronco militia
12-20-2012, 02:46 PM
What is it about women and their lack of appreciation for HD? How many times do you catch the women in your life watching SD? And then you change it to HD for them and expect them to be impressed, and they just shrug their shoulders? Or is this just about them not wanting you to be "right" more than not seeing the difference?

THIS^ x 10000! honestly, I don't think women care.

It's like when you notice some other chick's awesome rack. Women think they are just boobs, and men are like "holly ****, BOOOOBS!!!!!"

BroncoMan4ever
12-20-2012, 02:48 PM
I was born in 1980 so my (parent's) first TV had a nob with no remote. There were 60 channels, I think. So yes, I have watched non-HD sports before.

Kids today are so lucky all the technology they have in everyday life. I remember telling my little cousin about the freak out you had as a teenager the first times you called a girl you liked and her dad picked up first and he looked at me and asked why I didn't just text. Kids have so much now they can't fathom a time without all the technology they have

Raidersbane
12-20-2012, 02:54 PM
Pop in cassette tape ...you'll have the same thoughts.

Go all out. Use 8 track.

chadta
12-20-2012, 03:35 PM
Crushaholic you are too funny. If you can't tell the difference between standard and HD you probably need glasses. If you have those already you probably need new glasses.

I say this to my parents, wife and daughter every week when i look to make sure the Bronco game is on in HD, my son either can see the difference or is just sucking up to dad, but nobody else in my family can.

Go all out. Use 8 track.

my dad has one of the few remaining stereos that can record 8 tracks, wow is it annoying when it changes tracks in the middle of a song.


who remembers the brown jerrold convertors with the 18 push buttons and an toggle on a cable to change channels.

JakeZ01
12-20-2012, 04:58 PM
Women don't care about hd because its actually interesting.

sutoazul
12-20-2012, 05:32 PM
What is it about women and their lack of appreciation for HD? How many times do you catch the women in your life watching SD? And then you change it to HD for them and expect them to be impressed, and they just shrug their shoulders? Or is this just about them not wanting you to be "right" more than not seeing the difference?

I know!! I get extremely mad (don't know really why) when I find her watching one of her channels in SD... for real everything looks better on HD.

When the Broncos are not on TV, and I have to watch online is always a dissapointment... the quallity, the delays (sometimes), but is the Broncos, can't miss a minute of it. :thumbsup:

Quoydogs
12-20-2012, 05:35 PM
I know!! I get extremely mad (don't know really why) when I find her watching one of her channels in SD... for real everything looks better on HD.

When the Broncos are not on TV, and I have to watch online is always a dissapointment... the quallity, the delays (sometimes), but is the Broncos, can't miss a minute of it. :thumbsup:

Some porn is better in SD Just sayin.

XXXII&III
12-20-2012, 08:04 PM
Women don't care about hd because its actually interesting.

What else do you stereotype? And do you know what misogyny means?

Pick Six
12-20-2012, 09:14 PM
So, I was Googling the difference between SD and HD. This is one site that I found. Does that about cover it? Maybe I have too small of a TV, to make a difference...

1. HD contains a lot more pixels compared to SD
2. HD creates finer images compared to SD
3. SD gets blockier much faster with larger screens than HD
4. HD video must be played in an HD display to get the HD experience
5. SD is still the most prominent format especially in TV broadcasting

Read more: Difference Between SD and HD | Difference Between | SD vs HD http://www.differencebetween.net/technology/difference-between-sd-and-hd/#ixzz2FelBN5U2

maher_tyler
12-20-2012, 09:39 PM
It's annoying when you're watching a channel that isn't HD. History Channel 2 for example isn't in HD. Investigation Discovery is also not in HD. When you're watching SD on a tube TV it's not as bad as watching a SD channel on a HD 37'+ TV.

brncs_fan
12-20-2012, 09:43 PM
I didn't get my first HD TV until about 6 months ago because I had two other TVs that both worked and I just couldn't justify it. Now that i have seen the light I will never go back.

I actually walked into the living room the other day and my wife was watching something (probably HGTV). I looked at her and said, "the Broncos game is on." A three second stare off occurred as she tried to figure out if I was serious or not. A minute later I was in front of the flat screen and she was watching the crappy tv in the bedroom.

BroncoBeavis
12-20-2012, 09:57 PM
What else do you stereotype? And do you know what misogyny means?

Why would anyone want to massage my knee?

RhymesayersDU
12-20-2012, 10:15 PM
Why would anyone want to massage my knee?

To be fair, nobody really knows what misogyny means.