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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!

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  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!!

  2. Kevin C. Tofel Monday, November 27, 2006

    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. ;)

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

  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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