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I Need A New TV, Green Is Not Good.

Tue Jul 12, 2005 8:58 pm

Currently I am using a 34cm TV set, which has a nice green picture, so I think I should go and buy a new TV set.

Sony have a nice 66cm Wide Screen CRT module available at the moment for AUD $899.00, which I guess is my preferred choice.

If I buy a wide screen TV then I should look at buying a set top box. A set top box is required to receive the new digital TV signal that is being transmitted. I don't want to watch a TV with black lines where there is no picture or a stretched picture to watch TV.

I would also like to get a DVD player.

My main concern is buying all these pieces of equipment and then having all these remotes. No manfacturer currently has a unit that had a DVD/Sound system/VCR/AM/FM/High Defintion Set Top Box.

I might settle for a 51cm NEC CRT TV for $349.00 and wait for technology to catch up so I can buy one unit that does everything with just ONE remote.

What system do you have, and what do you think of it.
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RE: I Need A New TV, Green Is Not Good.

Tue Jul 12, 2005 9:01 pm

Get all those things AND a universal remote - I don't think they're expensive. You just need a PhD in Astrophysics to program the damn thing.
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RE: I Need A New TV, Green Is Not Good.

Tue Jul 12, 2005 9:20 pm

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 1):
Get all those things AND a universal remote - I don't think they're expensive. You just need a PhD in Astrophysics to program the damn thing.

For me, I just pressed a button for some time, and with the remote pointed towards the set pressed another one until the set switched itself off. Then reiterated the procedure for the devices I wanted to control. The leaflet said a max of 150 strokes could be needed if your device was late on the internal list, but perseverance is something an advanced learner will have anyway.

If you have brand new hardware, you might want to check all your hardware for listed support first, or spend £££ and buy a truly learn-by-example type of controller.

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RE: I Need A New TV, Green Is Not Good.

Tue Jul 12, 2005 10:38 pm

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 1):
Get all those things AND a universal remote - I don't think they're expensive. You just need a PhD in Astrophysics to program the damn thing.

I have used such remotes several times and never had a problem programming them. Use the code sheet to enter a few codes and you're done. Just keep the sheet around for when the batteries die and you're all set. I'm not sure what kind of remote you have used, maybe it was nothing like the ones I've used.
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RE: I Need A New TV, Green Is Not Good.

Tue Jul 12, 2005 10:42 pm

Get all those things AND a universal remote - I don't think they're expensive. You just need a PhD in Astrophysics to program the damn thing.

 rotfl 

I have to agree. In our shop (Dixons), we get lots of old ladies who have had their TV's for the past 78 and a half years and their remote has magically and mysteriously gone wrong. They usually bring the universal remote back saying they spent 3 hours trying to program it in but couldn't do it.
 
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RE: I Need A New TV, Green Is Not Good.

Tue Jul 12, 2005 10:48 pm

Quoting British767 (Reply 4):
They usually bring the universal remote back saying they spent 3 hours trying to program it in but couldn't do it.

People who remember the introduction of the automobile probably have no clue how to operate most electronic equipment. However, when people who obviously understand how to use a computer can't figure out how to program a simple remote control I begin to wonder what the problem is.
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RE: I Need A New TV, Green Is Not Good.

Tue Jul 12, 2005 11:17 pm

They say that the programing of something (VCR's DVD players, replacement TV remotes) is so simple, that a 5 year old can do it. So just get a five year old who is good with video games and your good to go. For some odd brands of TV's and related equipment, sometimes it can be a pain to program as not on the code list. Worse is when you hit the wrong buttons and cancel the remote's ability to work. If you are considering a new TV/Video equipment, make sure it is HD ready so when you can get it, you are ready.
 
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RE: I Need A New TV, Green Is Not Good.

Mon Jul 18, 2005 9:07 pm

Today went and made a purchase, the TV is out; I had a LCD TV 17 Inch which I have connected to a new LG LH-CX640W sound system which has DVD/VCR/AM/FM 5 speaker stereo. Still looking for a TV but am happy with what I got. Will probably buy a High Definition Digital Wide Screen TV once they come on to the market at a more reasonable price.
I guess the longer I wait the cheaper they get.
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