screens are getting bigger, brighter but still cost a lot

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    auric FOSS

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    Something about Big Screens as reviewed at CES 2004 by the friendly folk at /.


    just something else to drool all over

    Auric:)
     
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    LCD has to be the way to go, and now they're making large ones there is little reason to keep buying those huge, bulky, space hogging, heat producing, eletric guzzling CRT's.

    When / if I will the lottery, its a 55" LCD on my wall please, oh ya.

    Hang on are we not supposed to me measuring thing in Metric now, so how come tellies are still measuring in inches????
     
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    The show is in the USA and they are not metric, is Japan, South Korea or Tiwan metric?

    Auric:)
     
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    I was talking more in general terms because they are still measuring TV's in this county in inches.

     
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    Good point! Although I think manufacturers quote both metric and imperial units on the spec sheets. Wonder if trading standards have cottoned on to this, or is there some sort of exception for monitors and TVs.

    BTW, I thought the Yanks were imperial. Miles, MPH, inches feet yards, (US) Gallons etc. ;)
     
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    lhatkins Dazed and Confused

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    Ya that's how the yanks mesaure their car's fuel consumption isn't it gallons per inch? :p

     
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    LCD monitors for PCs are quoted in inches even in Portugal (and many other EU countries) :eek: - it will just be one of those odd standards that you get. What's amazing is that most European languages have a word for "inches".

    Michael.
     
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    lhatkins Dazed and Confused

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    Ya its funny, they bring in a law to make everything metric, but you still buy a pint in the pub, you still measure your TV in inchs, car speedometers are measured in MPH, your height and weight is still in stone and ft, in fact I can't see any change that is "law" or regulation has made, yet.

    Err I'm going to get slated for this, but michaelab what is with the washing machine avator?
     
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    michaelab desafinado

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    Tut, tut - it's the window to sonic heaven :D

    It's a closeup of the my Chord DAC64 - it has a little glass "window" in it.

    Michael.
     
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    haha, cool, sorry it looks like a washing machine door to me! :D

     
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    themadhippy seen it done it smokin it

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    yea the law on weights and measures is a fun one,you can buy a pint or 1/2 pint of beer but not shandy,and why isnt a 1/4 pounder a 0.11339 kilo burger?
     
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