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If you haven’t stopped by the newsstands to pick up the December 5th issue of PC Magazine, I can save you a few bucks. Don’t let me stop you from buying your copy, but I’ve bought enough extra copies to make up for a few freebies; […]

PcmagIf you haven’t stopped by the newsstands to pick up the December 5th issue of PC Magazine, I can save you a few bucks. Don’t let me stop you from buying your copy, but I’ve bought enough extra copies to make up for a few freebies; this is the issue that has the "HDTV on a PC" article that Dave Zatz and I collaborated on, and the base story is available on-line.

Our goal was to take a modest PC and walk folks through the basic and inexpensive steps of turning the system into an HDTV system with the ability to record high-def programming. The process is simpler than you’d imagine, so if you’re new to HDTV, you can follow these steps to watch great local content in high-definition. I’m a bit of an "HD snob" as I’ll turn off a good program in SDTV in favor of a crappy HDTV program. Sounds silly, but HDTV makes that much of a difference. Enjoy the article!

  1. >>> I’m a bit of an “HD snob” as I’ll turn off a good program in SDTV in favor of a crappy HDTV program. Sounds silly, but HDTV makes that much of a difference.

    Geeeez.

    How can all you people get excited over this? We’ve seen that res on DESKTOP COMPUTERS since the late 80s!!

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  2. Mike, maybe you’re right. Tell you what: you watch a DOS screen on an amber VGA monitor. I’ll stick with CSI: Miami in 1920 x 1080 res. ;)

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  3. Congratulators Kevin! Great article. Kudos to Dave, too.

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  4. “I’m a bit of an “HD snob” as I’ll turn off a good program in SDTV in favor of a crappy HDTV program”

    I can understand this headline now: ‘HDTV kills off quality programming.’

    I really hope you were kidding.

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