is 1080p Really worth it?

Since buying a monitor with a HD tuner  in march I’ve been watching some tv but a pattern has emerged that I’ve noticed.  The lack of 1080p tv, Even though that all the major providers say they have HD , it seems like the definition is about as tangible at best.  There is lack of 1080p on tv itself.

Since the introduction of  “HD” there seems to be a downhill slide of quality of the programing what was on tv a year ago seems to be in a better quality than today’s HD.  Mostly you notice the highest quality in sporting events. but if you look at a sporting event today you’d notice that there either using compression or a lower quality camera than before.

I have to laugh when it comes to the sale of a TV with the push of “OMG IT DOES 1080p!” In most cases with that the difference between 1080i/p 720p is going to be barely noticeable. Best Buy has there 1080p caroling commercials on lately and it begs this question…

Is 1080p worth it?

personally my opinion is NO unless all you do is watch movies all day as far as a tv is concerned. You can get along just fine with a 720p TV (which will likely do 1080i) . The HD market is a bad place theres alot of market speak that would leave ANYONE confused.

If you buy a TV to watch TV the best thing to do is save yourself perhaps hundreds of dollars by getting a 720p tv , if your the mad movie watcher or have a PC hooked to the TV 1080p is the way to go.


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Chuck season 3!: Chuck Versus the Network. yay i think?

Chuck is in for a third season but its more a pyretic victory than anything else.  I could be wrong but NBC seems not want to keep chuck in one of its slots even though they have given into a 3rd season.

Why do I say this … well lets look at the ups and downs of this

Positives

  • Chuck lives on for another season (this one deserves an * though)
  • We get to see the chuck story line progress.
  • Another season of something to watch witty, funny humor

Negatives for Chuck Season 3

  • Only 13 episodes vs the normal 20+
  • Warner Bros. agreed to make significant budget concessions
  • scaling back the number of episodes several members of the show’s stellar supporting cast will appear in

if you looks the negatives directly influence the positives, Yes, Im happy for season 3 of chuck but, at what cost has NBC put it at?

The genius of chuck was the whole fact that they could twist a bunch of story lines together without directly interacting with each other and keep it funny and too a point where everyone could see a bit of themselves in each episode (refering to the buymore and family plots of the show).

Hopefully with the losses, Chuck can still keep up without loosing its charm.

At this point the save Chuck campaign in my belief is only Half done. Hopefully the creators will adapt and keep the show as interesting as it has been and hopefully get renewed to a full season versus the current half season.

I know I’m looking at the negatives here but who knows. Maybe we win and see Chuck season 4


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