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Since: Jan 10

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#75423 Nov 1, 2012
Oh, I took the container into the office b/c I had tgo take my car to the mechanic and I didn't want to leave it in there whiel I had the loaner.

Thought I had to have a transmission speed sensor replaced. My mechanic thought it'd look that way as well. Turns out, MICE chewed through my main housing wires.$335 to repair. Beats the $5K it would have cost to REPLACE the main housing wires.
chidawg33

De Forest, WI

#75424 Nov 1, 2012
If you support Obama you have to see and share this with everyone you know!!!!!!

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#75425 Nov 2, 2012
PEllen

Chicago, IL

#75426 Nov 2, 2012
edogxxx wrote:
This was up between 2 and 3 this morning. Are you on 3rd shift?

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Melrose Park, IL

#75427 Nov 2, 2012
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>
This was up between 2 and 3 this morning. Are you on 3rd shift?
No. Just had to start early today.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Melrose Park, IL

#75428 Nov 2, 2012
chidawg33 wrote:
If you support Obama you have to see and share this with everyone you know!!!!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =Q8dvgqAMXWYXX
If you support Obama, you're an idiot.
Sam I Am

Memphis, TN

#75429 Nov 2, 2012
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
If you support Obama, you're an idiot.
You're just an idiot, no qualifiers.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#75430 Nov 2, 2012
Who sees this dynamic going on in their life?

http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/10/give-me-th...

This comment could have been written by me about my wife.

"Kind of reminds me of my ex-girlfriend. She would always manage to watch the regular definition TV channels, despite having HD cable box/TV. I would get home after work and find her in the living room watching a fuzzy version of Friends or some other sitcom. It would drive me crazy. I showed her at least a dozen times how to search HD only, or even switch to the HD version of the current channel, but the truth was that she simply didn't care enough to retain the info."

Forwarded the story to a friend, he had this to say,

"I think I almost have my wife converted. She would watch shows in 4:3 because she found it easier to find those channels than the HD channels. Would drive me crazy. I would switch it to HD and say "doesn't that look better?" Her reaction was like "whatever".

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#75431 Nov 2, 2012
Mister Tonka wrote:
Who sees this dynamic going on in their life?

http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/10/give-me-th...

This comment could have been written by me about my wife.

"Kind of reminds me of my ex-girlfriend. She would always manage to watch the regular definition TV channels, despite having HD cable box/TV. I would get home after work and find her in the living room watching a fuzzy version of Friends or some other sitcom. It would drive me crazy. I showed her at least a dozen times how to search HD only, or even switch to the HD version of the current channel, but the truth was that she simply didn't care enough to retain the info."

Forwarded the story to a friend, he had this to say,

"I think I almost have my wife converted. She would watch shows in 4:3 because she found it easier to find those channels than the HD channels. Would drive me crazy. I would switch it to HD and say "doesn't that look better?" Her reaction was like "whatever".
J and I, too. I could never remember where the HD channels were. Started watching the Super Bowl a few years ago in regular def and he freaked. So many remotes and buttons and channels...

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#75432 Nov 2, 2012
Mister Tonka wrote:
Who sees this dynamic going on in their life?
http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/10/give-me-th...
This comment could have been written by me about my wife.
"Kind of reminds me of my ex-girlfriend. She would always manage to watch the regular definition TV channels, despite having HD cable box/TV. I would get home after work and find her in the living room watching a fuzzy version of Friends or some other sitcom. It would drive me crazy. I showed her at least a dozen times how to search HD only, or even switch to the HD version of the current channel, but the truth was that she simply didn't care enough to retain the info."
Forwarded the story to a friend, he had this to say,
"I think I almost have my wife converted. She would watch shows in 4:3 because she found it easier to find those channels than the HD channels. Would drive me crazy. I would switch it to HD and say "doesn't that look better?" Her reaction was like "whatever".
Your wife is nuts! Once you go HD, you never go back. And it most definitely matters.
:)

I'm certainly not Super Techie but I like to know how to do things like use Netflix. Of course, the story might be different if I was still with my ex (not Jasper... ex-husband) because he IS Super Techie.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#75433 Nov 2, 2012
Mister Tonka wrote:
Who sees this dynamic going on in their life?
http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/10/give-me-th...
This comment could have been written by me about my wife.
"Kind of reminds me of my ex-girlfriend. She would always manage to watch the regular definition TV channels, despite having HD cable box/TV. I would get home after work and find her in the living room watching a fuzzy version of Friends or some other sitcom. It would drive me crazy. I showed her at least a dozen times how to search HD only, or even switch to the HD version of the current channel, but the truth was that she simply didn't care enough to retain the info."
Forwarded the story to a friend, he had this to say,
"I think I almost have my wife converted. She would watch shows in 4:3 because she found it easier to find those channels than the HD channels. Would drive me crazy. I would switch it to HD and say "doesn't that look better?" Her reaction was like "whatever".
HA! That's me. I 'm sending this to Nick.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#75434 Nov 2, 2012
Matilda77 wrote:
<quoted text>
J and I, too. I could never remember where the HD channels were. Started watching the Super Bowl a few years ago in regular def and he freaked. So many remotes and buttons and channels...
Okay, THIS surprises me. YOU surprise me.
;)

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#75435 Nov 2, 2012
I totally go for the HD if it's available.

If I'm going to have to watch Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitsu, damn skippy it's going to be the best picture I can get.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#75436 Nov 2, 2012
My MIL has a 16:9 widescreen tv. When she watches a 4:3 show, instead of watching it the way it was filmed(which would leave blank space on the left and right of the picture, she prefers to have the picture stretch sideways to fill the screen. So everyone looks short and fat. But hey, her whole screen is filled. That's what's important.

Since: Jan 10

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#75437 Nov 2, 2012
WHen I had satellite, I could set it up so the channel guide showed only the channels I wanted to see. So we blocked all the sports channels, for instance. THey didn't even come up when we hit "Guide."

Too bad you can't do something similar with cable, just get rid of the nonHD channels that have an HD twin.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#75438 Nov 2, 2012
I only have over the air channels, no cable, no satellite. So all my channels are HD.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#75439 Nov 2, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
WHen I had satellite, I could set it up so the channel guide showed only the channels I wanted to see. So we blocked all the sports channels, for instance. THey didn't even come up when we hit "Guide."
Too bad you can't do something similar with cable, just get rid of the nonHD channels that have an HD twin.
I think my remote would do that. Wouldn't most remotes? It would be PITA b/c you'd have to do it individually and who wants to do that.

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Itasca, IL

#75440 Nov 2, 2012
gramma commented a cuoyple times when i visited the other night about how nice a picture her tv has... she went from over-the-air digital that would get flaky and lose a channel every now and again (when the wind really kicked up) to cable. ONly 20 channels, but what will she do with 15 of them... told her she'd like Turner Classic Movies, and not like TLC... Discovery, History and Animal channels should be good too.

Then i had to figure out how to describe TNT & TBS for her... Luckiy they're like our channel 9 (WGN), so i told her they're like that, but one is sports & drama shows and the other is comedies.$20 says she won't liek either of them any way. Just as long as she doesn't keep it on the closed circuit chapel channel... i can see her now wondering why nothign's happening.

Since: Jan 10

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#75441 Nov 2, 2012
Toj wrote:
<quoted text>
I think my remote would do that. Wouldn't most remotes? It would be PITA b/c you'd have to do it individually and who wants to do that.
It was worth the work because the guide was so long, and sometimes there's a big bunch of channels in the middle of other channels you want to watch. But I don't know how cable TV works, I've never had cable, only satellite.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#75442 Nov 2, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
WHen I had satellite, I could set it up so the channel guide showed only the channels I wanted to see. So we blocked all the sports channels, for instance. THey didn't even come up when we hit "Guide."
Too bad you can't do something similar with cable, just get rid of the nonHD channels that have an HD twin.
That sounds awesome except the part where you blocked the sports channels. Why would you do that? Have I been hallucinating because I know I've read many posts from you about sports.

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