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2012-09-17 09:23:41 AM  
They make a 6 inch HDTV now?
 
2012-09-17 09:26:44 AM  
Well, ok, 5 and 3/4", if I clench my but real tight.
 
2012-09-17 09:26:49 AM  
Next up on Ric Romero's Consumer news report, The Incredible Lies Hard Drive Manufacturers Make On Capacity Sizes!
 
2012-09-17 09:27:23 AM  

Mr. Potatoass: They make a 6 inch HDTV now?


Yes but they're really thick.
 
2012-09-17 09:28:47 AM  
My HDTV is huge. It's 40". I measure it from the tip to the anus on the underside. The ladies love it.
 
2012-09-17 09:28:54 AM  
I swear I've never had a problem getting the HD channels to come in before, baby.
 
2012-09-17 09:29:10 AM  
www.chrisventura.com

When I was younger my wang was huge.
 
2012-09-17 09:31:02 AM  
So a 39.5" tv is marketed as a 40" tv? NOTIFY THE CONSUMERIST. ROUNDING NUMBERS IS AN OUTRAGE!
 
2012-09-17 09:31:12 AM  
I am shocked, SHOCKED to learn that somebody selling something expensive to morons isn't 100% truthful about the specs.
 
2012-09-17 09:32:08 AM  
Whoa whoa whoa. Hang on just a damn minute. Are you saying that advertising is load of shiat and they'll tell you whatever lie they believe is most likely to get me to buy their stuff and I shouldn't assume that they're being honest with me? The hell you say!
 
2012-09-17 09:32:18 AM  
They push the ruler way in to one side of the tv?
 
2012-09-17 09:32:38 AM  
Sales of tape measures are going to go through the ROOF!
 
2012-09-17 09:33:08 AM  
I always take a tape measure with me when TV shopping anyway. Mainly to make sure the thing will actually fit where I intend to put it, but also because I know that the advertised sizes have always been inflated. In fact, it's generally a good idea to bring a tape measure when buying any bulky items. It is also a very good idea to know what the largest thing you can fit into your vehicle is.
 
2012-09-17 09:35:10 AM  

Mr. Potatoass: They make a 6 inch HDTV now?


Unless it just got out of the pool, then it's more like 4 1/2...
 
2012-09-17 09:35:10 AM  

Lone Stranger: [www.chrisventura.com image 311x384]

When I was younger my wang was huge.


Talk about a blast from the past. I had a female friend who bought a Wang. She had no clue as to how to use it.
 
2012-09-17 09:35:27 AM  
My 65" screen is 65" measured on the diagonal as it is supposed to be. TV dimensions are included in the specs, so you're a sucker if you don't look at them and use the basic formula for finding an hypotenuse. Sharp's 80 inch TV measures 85inches on the diagonal and there is about 2.5" of framing around it. Pretty easy to determine if someone is feeding you bullshiat if you are informing yourself as a buyer and you deserve shiat if you are buying an appliance and not doing your homework.
 
2012-09-17 09:37:26 AM  

Heist: So a 39.5" tv is marketed as a 40" tv? NOTIFY THE CONSUMERIST. ROUNDING NUMBERS IS AN OUTRAGE!


Don't be surprised when that 4.0 liter car engine is actually 3.2 L.
 
2012-09-17 09:37:47 AM  

JackieRabbit: Lone Stranger: [www.chrisventura.com image 311x384]

When I was younger my wang was huge.

Talk about a blast from the past. I had a female friend who bought a Wang. She had no clue as to how to use it.


Give her a break dude, you have any idea how hard it is to move that thing around? That's at least a 20 pound Wang.

Manufacturer's have been doing this forever, look at motorcycles. 1700cc is usually closer to 1670cc, 1100cc is usually around 1098cc, etc etc.
 
2012-09-17 09:38:05 AM  
HHDVDDBB
 
2012-09-17 09:39:00 AM  

Heist: So a 39.5" tv is marketed as a 40" tv? NOTIFY THE CONSUMERIST. ROUNDING NUMBERS IS AN OUTRAGE!


If by "39.5" you mean "38.5", then yes.
 
2012-09-17 09:39:42 AM  
I read that as "HGTV." I was very confused for a moment.
 
2012-09-17 09:40:23 AM  

YodaBlues: Mr. Potatoass: They make a 6 inch HDTV now?

Unless it just got out of the pool, then it's more like 4 1/2...


I don't know how you guys walk around with those things.
 
2012-09-17 09:40:54 AM  
The screen doesn't matter at all. Now cable quality... that's the difference between the men and the boys.

I recommend Monster Cables for all your AV needs.

//giggle
 
2012-09-17 09:44:29 AM  
There are hundreds, if not thousands, of independent websites that review electronics and make their own measurements. Pretty easy to check out anything before you buy. And no, rounding 54.6 inches to 55 doesn't bother me.
 
2012-09-17 09:44:41 AM  

YodaBlues: Mr. Potatoass: They make a 6 inch HDTV now?

Unless it just got out of the pool, then it's more like 4 1/2...


redriverpak.files.wordpress.com

I WAS IN THE POOL!
 
2012-09-17 09:46:41 AM  
I bought you drinks, I brought you flowers
I read your books and talked for hours
Every day so many drinks
such pretty flowers, so tell me:

What have I, what have I, what have I done to deserve this?
What have I, what have I, what have I done to deserve this?
What have I, what have I, what have I...
 
2012-09-17 09:47:32 AM  
it's not the size.. it's the resolution...

/penis HD
 
2012-09-17 09:49:13 AM  
Are they measuring from the top, or the bottom, because I have to tell you, you'll gain and inch or so measuring from the bottom.
 
2012-09-17 09:49:46 AM  

aagrajag: The screen doesn't matter at all. Now cable quality... that's the difference between the men and the boys.

I recommend Monster Cables for all your AV needs.


You most definitely don't want to go with a cheap hdmi cable. Those things lose 1s and 0s all the time which cause you to have increased video viscosity which will only result in unneeded wear on the TVs exhaust belt.
 
2012-09-17 09:52:00 AM  

Bhruic: Heist: So a 39.5" tv is marketed as a 40" tv? NOTIFY THE CONSUMERIST. ROUNDING NUMBERS IS AN OUTRAGE!

If by "39.5" you mean "38.5", then yes.


That was only at Walmart, and if you're shopping for "high end" electronics at Walmart, you deserve what you're getting.
 
2012-09-17 09:54:27 AM  
Anybody remember when CRT monitors were sold by size (21" was big back then) and then had a viewable size listed (usually at least an inch less)?

/Pepperidge Farms remembers
 
2012-09-17 09:56:54 AM  
Have them sign a paper saying they will give you the TV if they are lying about it in anyway.

Tthen pull out the Stanley Tape.

/As my old producer used to say: Tape don't lie.
 
2012-09-17 09:57:14 AM  
First thought in my mind before I even started reading was "Wal-Mart effect", and then...

We quickly found a Sceptre 40-in. "class" TV offered by Walmart.

...yup. There's a reason these manufacturers feel pressured/compelled to play games like this, and it generally starts with those assholes in Arkansas. Also..."Sceptre"? Never heard of 'em. That's crappy standards even for Wal-Mart.
 
2012-09-17 09:57:27 AM  

Bruce Campbell: aagrajag: The screen doesn't matter at all. Now cable quality... that's the difference between the men and the boys.

I recommend Monster Cables for all your AV needs.

You most definitely don't want to go with a cheap hdmi cable. Those things lose 1s and 0s all the time which cause you to have increased video viscosity which will only result in unneeded wear on the TVs exhaust belt.


I got some cheap cables one time. It was the strangest thing, I would have TiVo set to play Football or wrestling, but by the time the TV played the program, the ones the cable dropped turned it into LifeTime movies or Logo.

It was terrible!
 
2012-09-17 09:57:52 AM  

zipdog: Anybody remember when CRT monitors were sold by size (21" was big back then) and then had a viewable size listed (usually at least an inch less)?


It was worse than that -- two to three inches difference. TVs had always been sold by the size of the actual tube, not by the size of the picture. The "Viewable Size" listing was mandated (in the early 90s?) when the tubes got so big that the difference became obvious to even the average consumer.
 
2012-09-17 09:58:29 AM  
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2012-09-17 10:00:04 AM  
Long story short: buy a legit brand like LG, Sharp, Samsung, Sony, or even Vizio (their quality has come a long way). Buy an "RC-Hey!" and you get what you paid for.

/"Hisense"?
 
2012-09-17 10:03:51 AM  

Bruce Campbell: aagrajag: The screen doesn't matter at all. Now cable quality... that's the difference between the men and the boys.

I recommend Monster Cables for all your AV needs.

You most definitely don't want to go with a cheap hdmi cable. Those things lose 1s and 0s all the time which cause you to have increased video viscosity which will only result in unneeded wear on the TVs exhaust belt.


These days, I always defer to Pocket Ninja's authoritative post on the topic from this thread:
Here's the bottom line: The insides of the cables themselves actually amplify the signal passing through them using technology similar to what makes stealth bombers "invisible." Those bombers aren't invisible, of course -- they're just plated with slick alloys that make data waves likes RADAR "slide" over their surface more quickly. It's the same thing with Monster cables: the data passing through them "slides" through the cable more quickly. In fact, watching television with Monster cables means you're actually getting the signal a split second before someone without those cables. Now, that may not seem like much, but think about it...if you replace all your cables with Monster cables, that signal speed boost might be significant enough that you could, say, know the end of a sporting event before others do. Can we say millions in long-distance betting? It hasn't been done yet, not successfully, but it could be done by the person willing to take that first leap. That's right, a house wired entirely in Monster cables. Think about it. Think about the possibilities.

/actually trolled at least one or two people into thinking he was serious
 
2012-09-17 10:04:18 AM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Long story short: buy a legit brand like LG, Sharp, Samsung, Sony, or even Vizio (their quality has come a long way). Buy an "RC-Hey!" and you get what you paid for.

/"Hisense"?


Vizio's higher-end TVs ($4000+) have. The entry-level stuff still sucks.
 
2012-09-17 10:05:43 AM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Long story short: buy a legit brand like LG, Sharp, Samsung, Sony, or even Vizio (their quality has come a long way). Buy an "RC-Hey!" and you get what you paid for.

/"Hisense"?


That's why I only buy Sorny, Magnetbox and Panaphonix equipment.
 
2012-09-17 10:06:18 AM  
Standard issue here, lass. But let me remind you that the big guns are so often seemingly part of an overall package that likely includes some kinda frontal-lobe issue. Or early developmental stress also including short-stature and acne.

//so I
//tell myself
 
2012-09-17 10:06:48 AM  
Only four inches . . . wide.
 
2012-09-17 10:07:28 AM  

IamSoSmart_S_M_R_T: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Long story short: buy a legit brand like LG, Sharp, Samsung, Sony, or even Vizio (their quality has come a long way). Buy an "RC-Hey!" and you get what you paid for.

/"Hisense"?

That's why I only buy Sorny, Magnetbox and Panaphonix equipment.


U don't want that shiat
U want the Carnivale.
 
2012-09-17 10:08:43 AM  
I don't get it with you people and these tiny TV's.

Things have come so far, when a week's wages can but a TV that would just about fit on the bridge of the Enterprise.

/Hey, that wasn't 16:9, was it?
 
2012-09-17 10:11:27 AM  

zipdog: Anybody remember when CRT monitors were sold by size (21" was big back then) and then had a viewable size listed (usually at least an inch less)?

/Pepperidge Farms remembers


Yes, and the thing that made them better than LCDs was that htey could handle very high resolution.

Going from my 21 inch tube monitor to a 19" LCD where I went...."why is everything so big?"... then I checked the resolution, finding that I went from a >2000 pixel width to around half of that.

The clarity was much better of course, but even now with my 22" LCDs, I never have enough space... and my desk is built in a way that can't handle a 24".

And last time I was at a store and checked the larger models (27" LED) I was taken back when I saw that the resolution was the same as the 24".

I'd rather have a 22" with a higher resolution (a good 2000 pixel width) so that I may fit two browsers or such beside each other, as so many (Fark included) have changed to a page width that's much larger than before, and simply doesn't fit right... I guess they believe that everyone use full screen for everything.

Truly one of my biggest pet peeves. I wish people would stick with adaptable size code, or go with 800 pixel width maximum.
 
2012-09-17 10:16:31 AM  
If you shave the area around the TV does it make it look bigger?
 
2012-09-17 10:23:13 AM  

Heist: So a 39.5" tv is marketed as a 40" tv? NOTIFY THE CONSUMERIST. ROUNDING NUMBERS IS AN OUTRAGE!


In this case? Yeah, I'd consider it a minor outrage worthy of discussion. The difference between a 21.5" monitor and a 22" monitor is non-trivial, and there is no practical barrier to providing a measurement accurate to that level. It's purely to bilk an unwary consumer.

Of course, if you're buying a Sceptre at Wal-Mart, "wary" isn't in your vocabulary.
 
2012-09-17 10:24:08 AM  
The only thing img1.fark.net here is that the img1.fark.net tag is late for work on a Monday. 

Shop with a tape measure.
 
2012-09-17 10:25:13 AM  

imfallen_angel: zipdog: Anybody remember when CRT monitors were sold by size (21" was big back then) and then had a viewable size listed (usually at least an inch less)?

/Pepperidge Farms remembers

Yes, and the thing that made them better than LCDs was that htey could handle very high resolution.

Going from my 21 inch tube monitor to a 19" LCD where I went...."why is everything so big?"... then I checked the resolution, finding that I went from a >2000 pixel width to around half of that.

The clarity was much better of course, but even now with my 22" LCDs, I never have enough space... and my desk is built in a way that can't handle a 24".

And last time I was at a store and checked the larger models (27" LED) I was taken back when I saw that the resolution was the same as the 24".

I'd rather have a 22" with a higher resolution (a good 2000 pixel width) so that I may fit two browsers or such beside each other, as so many (Fark included) have changed to a page width that's much larger than before, and simply doesn't fit right... I guess they believe that everyone use full screen for everything.

Truly one of my biggest pet peeves. I wish people would stick with adaptable size code, or go with 800 pixel width maximum.


For the price of a 27" LCD you could get 2 20" LCDs and put them side by side.
 
2012-09-17 10:27:44 AM  

IamSoSmart_S_M_R_T: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Long story short: buy a legit brand like LG, Sharp, Samsung, Sony, or even Vizio (their quality has come a long way). Buy an "RC-Hey!" and you get what you paid for.

/"Hisense"?

That's why I only buy Sorny, Magnetbox and Panaphonix equipment.


Grandma bought herself a Sony!

mycellz4less.com
 
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