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Does the HDTV in your home cause viewing disputes?

Asked at Hy-Vee, 3504 W. Clinton Parkway on January 18, 2009

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“None at all because I’m the boss.”

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“No … it’s not a big deal to us; TV is TV, cartoons are cartoons.”

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“No … because I’m the one that gets to choose the television.”

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“No, because it’s the husband’s toy.”


ohjayhawk 9 years, 3 months ago

What a confusing question, but then again, what's new? I'm guessing they are asking about having only one HDTV and disputes arising from two or more people wanting to watch two or more different things at the same time?If that's the case, the answer is no. We generally end up watching the same things anyway.If that's not the case, then I have no idea what the answer is.

Flap Doodle 9 years, 3 months ago

Ever since the Snooky Lanson Channel (All Snooky, All the Time) went off, I just can't get excited about TV.

tangential_reasoners_anonymous 9 years, 3 months ago

No, it's the LDTV in our home around which viewing disputes arise( and, no, learning doesn't occur ) .

Leslie Swearingen 9 years, 3 months ago

Once again I am happy that I live by myself. Who comes up with these questions?I think the Journal-World should have readers submit questions.Snappy, are you referring to porn?(puzzled frown on face) I have never saw that word before is why I am asking.(worried look replaces puzzled look) how is this question going to be taken?Oh, well.

sgtwolverine 9 years, 3 months ago

No; everybody here likes the retro channel.

sgtwolverine 9 years, 3 months ago

notnow, over-the-air tv is a wonderful thing -- and there's no recurring cost. I'd say cut the cable now, put an antenna on your roof and enjoy network tv without a monthly bill.

jonas_opines 9 years, 3 months ago

Not since I installed my Stepford'o'Matic X3000c. Now my wife is. . . perfect, and I get to watch all the HDTV that I want.

Omegatron 9 years, 3 months ago

Even though I have three TV's, two HD and one standard, in my home. All of them are hooked up to standard cable because we only care about watching DVDs in high def and think watching anything, outside of sports, in HD is waste. And for sports the sports bar is just down the street...

tangential_reasoners_anonymous 9 years, 3 months ago

Jonas,The X3000hd brings portability to HDTV ( not to mention, plug 'n' play ) .

sgtwolverine 9 years, 3 months ago

Omega, local news in HD is amazing -- you can see how old the anchors actually look!However, John Madden should NEVER be in HD. Ever. It's a frightening sight.

Leslie Swearingen 9 years, 3 months ago

snap_pop_no_crackle, hey, thanks! I just listened to It's Almost Tomorrow and bookmarked it. I had forgotten about the Hit Parade. I was ten when it when on and I loved it.You are right about Snooky. The man could sing.. Maybe you can get the HIt Parade on DVD.Hope you weren't offended by my calling you Snappy, I was just in a silly mood. I had a Palin moment.

Fangorn 9 years, 3 months ago

Where the different gaming systems are hooked up in our home is more likely to cause dispute than what type of television. I only watch college football and Scrubs anyway, so it's never a big deal to me personally.

Flap Doodle 9 years, 3 months ago

Cleo, if I've brought a little Snooky into your life, I'm happy.

jonas_opines 9 years, 3 months ago

Eldest, that's why you get extra cords, so you just have to move the box.

jonas_opines 9 years, 3 months ago

"Has anyone used more posting names than multi?"Oh, I think I can think of several.

Deja Coffin 9 years, 3 months ago

No but I definitely get tired of hearing my mother-in-law b*tch about how she paid so much more to get HDTV and she can't even get it for her local channels. I guess I'm the only one who isn't on the HDTV train. Yeah I can kinda see a difference but I'm cheap, I'll stick to regular ole' fuzzy t.v.

Linda Endicott 9 years, 3 months ago

Man, some of you people should have lived in the era when we had three stations to choose from (antenna, of course), all in black and white (regardless of whether it was filmed in color), and no remote for the TV...And yet it seemed like we always found something we liked to watch on TV back then...I can never find anything I want to watch cable company gives me 60 stations of nothing most evenings...

Kat Christian 9 years, 3 months ago

Notnowdear I'm with you. If the changeover causes any problems I'm canceling too. I'm tired of paying out all the money to watch commericals that are TOO LOUD, Info commericals and previews and more previews of shows that I haven't the time or interest to watch - oh and not to mention reality shows which I can't stand. TV isn't what it used to be. I watch most of my shows on computer now anyway.

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