It will be a while before Digital TV reaches the 10 year mark and be on topic again :)
Bob at BRADLEE.ORG
Fri Feb 3 12:50:59 CST 2006
So here is my 2cents ..
We live in a cable market, in an urban area, with a TV lifestyle :)
I have a cable modem and a splitter running an ATI all-in-wonder card
and am very happy with basic cable in a 4 - 6" window on the far left 20" monitor here in my cave.
NTSC picture quality is of little importance to me, most of the time the picture is covered with what ever I am doing on that desktop and I am only listening to it.
The TV window is never larger than about 8" when I am active watching Si-Fi or Discovery.
I wander from CNBC, to Discovery, to FOXnews, to Si-Fi, CNN, to History, from when I get up in the morning and check the monitors, until last glance at the screens before going to bed.
I do not conceder basic cable to be entertainment, but a primary information source on a wide range of subjects. If I want entertainment, I join my wife in her room. I check in here during
commercials or between shows to deal with e-mail and return calls :)
SheWhoMustBeObayed has a 4 year old RCA Big Glass 38" wide screen HDTV with a HD-DirectTV tuner built in.
We live in a market with ABC,CBS,NBC,PBS1-4, and FOX DTV on-air transmitters I can see with rabit-ears.
We rarely ever watch anything on the big screen that set that is not 1080i HD or DTV at the least.
If we had a PAL here in the States, I do not think on-air HD tv would have ever become a reality But NTSC is easy to replace.
Where else would the munies get their new wi-fi space. They would have had problems kicking the hams out of their air space :)
We purchased the RCA about 4 years back, when the first CBS local went on the AIR and got a new DSS dish at the same time.
HBO and HDnet were the only HD choices at the time, Showtime came a year latter when I got the third head and upgraded for the disk.
Now it is 4+ years latter and I would never watch analog tv for entertainment again,
I have begun going to some movies and being concerned about the graininess.
Eye Candy of all kinds, has become addicting, we have been thinking of getting the DirectTV-HD tivo,
but I successfully removed video recording from the house when we went HD and it has been nice not to have to deal with it :-)
Now to put this back on topic with a request ..... Well kind of ...
I am still on the lookout for examples of the IBM 13 Stripe logos (google ThirteenStripers if you are clueless).
Ok, all you IBMers out there, drag out those old collectables and take a look.
References to any early TSS/360 - 360/67 related documentation using the ThirteenStriper would make me very happy.
While you are at it if you find any early block M logos with the old flat bottom M please let me know !
I would like to assemble a photo gallery of known examples.
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