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The Weather Channel in HD?

I finally flipped over to see The Weather Channel in HD just for giggles. The normal broadcast is still in a 4:3 format, but definitely a huge improvement in image quality. So, this looks pretty cool and happy about it. Was browsing some other stuff on the Internet and glanced up again at the TV when they cut to the local weather (or the national weather for us people using DirecTV) and was amazed! The image goes into full 16:9 format in 1080i HD. Graphics are fabulous. Someone did their homework here and it looks very slick. They even reduced the font size and allow for more information to fill the 16:9 space.

Who knew that The Weather Channel in HD would be so cool? :)

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manley1
Sep. 29th, 2007 03:53 am (UTC)
I'm going to have to get a TV recommendation from you. My old Wal-Mart purchased 25" is starting to make unpleasant whining noises, which suggests that parts of it are ready to go. Of course, new TV purchase comes well after couch replacement. Stupid spine warper...
snowboardjoe
Sep. 29th, 2007 04:16 am (UTC)
Bring it on
My last purchase is still quite fresh in my mind and hope I won't have to buy one for a very long time. Although, my guess is that technology will have its own say in that matter.

As for the Spine Warper, I suck at buying furniture most of the time. You are on your own, my friend, on that.
jss1113
Sep. 29th, 2007 02:51 pm (UTC)
I got my first post-college couch by going shopping with a college friend (who's now a lawyer in Houston) who was visiting me (when I lived in Dallas). We went to a bunch of stores and looked for shape and comfort primarily: Did I like the way it looked and felt, ignoring the fabric? Finally found one from Broyhill in JC Penney's of all places, and with a fabric upgrade I got rid of the horribly ugly plaid itchy-textured into a more velourish slate blue solid. And a friend of mine worked for their financial arm and was willing to buy it on his employee discount, so between the 25% off sale and the employee discount, I got a couch and loveseat with the premium fabric for just about wholesale.

Regardless of whether you want a single piece (e.g., just a couch) or a whole set (couch, loveseat, chair, ottoman), I'd recommend you think about the following:
  1. How it feels — Is it comfortable to sit in/on? Can you lie down on it if you want to? Is it easy to get out of again? My first set was sinfully comfortable and a little low to the ground, so it was hard, both physically and psychologically, to get up if I was lying down on it.
  2. How it fits — Is it going to fit in your home? Can you get it into your home? When I lived in Bostonia we had to swing the couch (and possibly the loveseat; I don't recall) up via the balcony as it was too tall to go up the (narrow twisty) stairwell.
  3. How it looks — Do you like the shape (squared, rounded)? Do you like the color and fabric (or leather)?
arktosnc
Sep. 30th, 2007 06:05 am (UTC)
hmmmmm.... you are getting excited by the weather channel in HD. I think we need to get you out of the house more, Joe...

HUGS!! Missed you at Pride!
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