offensively large televisions

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  1. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    I live in an apartment that is about 930 s.f.
    Its nice enough for now, and my living room/office area is really nice and big at about 14' x 19'.

    I have a neighbor across the courtyard that is in the same size unit as this one. I just got home from work to see two delivery guys struggling to move a 73" rear proj. HDTV up into his place on the second floor.

    I asked him; "didn't they have any big tvs for sale?"
    To which he replied; "dude, this is the biggest one they had."

    Different priorities for others I guess, but a $5,000 behemoth televison would not be found of my current list of needs. Not even my list of wants.
     
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  2. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Yeah, I don't get that either. I can think of a ton of better things to spend 5 grand on.
     
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  3. deadatbirth

    deadatbirth Monkey

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    panasonic will show their new 150" plasma at CES next week.
    ill take a pic and post it up for ya...and you wouldnt need a heater for your apartment either.
     
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  4. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    why is it any skin off your nose? you didnt pay for it nor do you have to watch it...

    harden the fuk up!!!
     
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  5. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    When he is choking it to porn, he wants to see detail.

    Or pretend he is spelunking.
     
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  6. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    WTF? How many million is that going to cost? We definatly need pics (with someone standing next to it for reference).
     
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  7. laura

    laura DH_Laura

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    You should heed your own advice. It's not like he's making fun of 29'ers or martinis or something.
     
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  8. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    some people think it's dumb to spend as much on bikes as we do.

    Live and let live.
     
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  9. deadatbirth

    deadatbirth Monkey

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    well you figure they introduced their 110" plasma last year for over $100k, then reduced it to around $75-80k.
    they wont announce a price on this until probably during the show, but it will be some where in the neighbor hood of over $150k at first.
    and they will probably have people standing next to them w/ multiple screens surrounding them.

    ill post pics after i go
     
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  10. deadatbirth

    deadatbirth Monkey

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    i think its dumb too.....but i still buy....hell, its a bicycle and we spend up to $7k or more
     
  11. bluebug32

    bluebug32 Asshat

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    Wouldn't be my first choice of luxuries, but every dog to his own fire hydrant I guess.
     
  12. Zark

    Zark Hey little girl, do you want some candy?

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  13. Spero

    Spero ass rainbow

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    Well, IMO, bikes are different in the hopes that they'll last longer. With the problems I've seen out of some TVs, I'd be willing to bet a well taken care of bike/frame would easily outlive any boob tube.
     
  14. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    You let Rob pee on you?
     
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    deadatbirth Monkey

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    thats for sure. we dont build em like we used to. our tv's used to be made in NJ and now they are made in mexico....hell ive got two tv's that are 29 years old and work great and im sure my DILA and LCD's wont last that long
     
  16. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    owe look who make a phuny
     
  17. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    it's not like we're talking about bagged shredded cheese or already-cooked rice here! :disgust1:
     
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    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    i dunno....i got 10 years out of my last tv, and my oldest bike is a '99 or so. newest bike is an '02.
     
  19. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    who the hell wants a tv that lasts 29 years anyway??

    technology changes every 5 years or so now days.
     
  20. BigMike

    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

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    last year at CES, Panasonic released a 103", Samsung and LG released a 102"




    30 square feet of viewing space :eek::eek:

    and last I checked, they were going for about $100k
     
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    bluebug32 Asshat

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    Sounds like your neighbor's compensating for something. Is Konabumm your neighbor?
     
  22. mtbmovies.com

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    When I was living in my first apartment I bought a massive rear projection 52" TV -- yeah, it was definitely too big.
     
  23. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    I have a 46" in a 10' deep room, sitting about 8' from it. Using the THX theatre setup guide, that's still too far. In a 14' room, a 75" is actually probably about right if he is setting it up by THX guidelines.

    The TV is supposed to encompass something like 85% of your field of view or something.
     
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    Some people like to keep it real and squint while they are watching TV.
     
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    Wumpus makes avatars better

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    Couldn't be since he is shopping for jackets on SAC.

     
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    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    Those are the "harccore" guys who hate technology. All they need is a 13" tube tv form 1980. Good luck in 2009. :)
     
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    Wumpus makes avatars better

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    Loco already has that covered.






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    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    Wow, the US Govt. bailing out families so that they can watch TV. Will wonders never cease. Maybe that $$$ should be put towards, oh I dunno, education.
     
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    I'd like to see how big my wang looks on both the 73" and 150" screens.

    I bet I'd be huge in japan.
     
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    An educated populace is a dangerous populace.
    Besides, if we could read on this side of the border how could we elect the next neo-con Bush cock loving, friend of Jeebus to the white house.

    Oh wait, we're going to do that anyway since the Democraps are getting ready to give away the entire show.
     
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    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    ...again.
     
  32. SVPPB

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    You'd think a war, plus Katrina, the housing market being in the port-a-crapper, Canada's dollar being worth more then ours, and the fact that we've been forced to suck big oil's dick for the last 8 years would sway even the most moderate of the middle.

    Its going to be Rudy in 08, and I'm going to NZ.
     
  33. N8 v2.0

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    you can always be another one of these...



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    well, i do have a 54" in the tv room and a 42" in my bedroom... 600w rms sound in the tv room, 400w on the bedroom.... mostly used for music though.
    i guess its just like bikes... i dont spend money on bikes anymore (takes cover)... but its pretty much the same thing, different fetish.

    a few months ago i was at a local store here in Lima, and my jaw dropped.... they had a 70" plasma tv, gold framed. price was around US$70+k (yeah, 70+ thousand american greenbacks). jeeeeezus.
    now, that is an excess.
     
  35. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    I want a 42", my daughter thinks we need a 72". I would rather get something that fits in my livingroom.
     
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    I have a 42" in my living room with 1000w in 7.1
    I have 36" in the bedroom with 300w in 5.1 in the bed room.

    I had insurance money.
     
  37. Rip

    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    And I just made the jump to a 26" hdtv from an old 13" TV.
     
  38. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    It was just an observation. and as I said before "different priorities" ... I just don't get it. I suppose if TV were a large part of my day I might think differently. Whatever makes him happy, right? I had a 47" in my old place, but that stayed with the ex.

    I thought of the porn aspect, that could get downright frightening.

    No skin off my nose, just seemed an unusual purchase for somebody renting an apartment. I guess I didn't make that point obvious in my first post. Whoever made the comparison to what we spend on bikes was on point. I have a smaller old tv, but $$$ in bikes.

    "harden the fuk up!!!" ... that's rich, coming from you. :rofl:
     
  39. DirtyMike

    DirtyMike Turbo Fluffer

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    I have a 36in true flat screen tv, 400w 5.1 Dolby surroung soubnd system. I dont need more than that. I can enjoy My movies just fine, Its already loud enough to make my ears ring, why go bigger.


    And yes, I would rather spend the money on bikes, either the DH or the roadie, I still wont spend that much on my bikes either, at least not at once.
     
  40. ALEXIS_DH

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    i think the sound is more important than screen size up for the most part. specially on the kinda of movies i like (wwii/war movies).

    i´ve watched letters from iwo jima and saving private ryan on a 17in laptop screen, hooked to my car stereo (higher quality amps, speakers and a much larger subwoofer right behind us, along a smaller area and better acoustics i guess) and even in my ex gf opinion (who has no audio nerdiness at all) it was as good if not better than watching a movie in the tv room, even though one screen is about 13 times bigger.....