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5. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jun 10, 2010, 23:18 Rigs
 
black and white
color
HD

How can I possibly keep up?!

Hmm, may I add to your list, Sepharo?

Let's see...

Black and White
Color
Beta/VHS
Laserdisc
VHS/DVD
Mono/Stereo/Dolby/THX
CRT/LCD/Plasma
HD
Digital
Composite/Component/S-Video/HDMI
HD-DVD/Blu-Ray
3D

I probably forgot a few, but it is a lot more complicated than you would think...

Little story...Back in, say, 2002-2004 time frame, I was given a free subscription to a magazine (the name escapes me ATM) that (p)reviewed and talked about all things home theater and digital. This was about the time that DVD's were going big, HD was right around the corner and most digital standards weren't finalized yet. Hell, even DivX was still a possibility at that time. No one knew how it would play out. Over the year that I got the mag, I became more confused the more I read it. Seriously. Each issue seemed to be crammed with 'bit-rates' and 'trans-coding' and 'DVD ripping software', plus some really in-depth reviews of new LCD (or widescreen anyway) tvs and DVD players. Obviously, most of us know what those terms mean - now. But at the time, they were talking about it in a language I truly couldn't wrap my brain around. Suffice to say, I didn't learn much. There were just too many variables and standards to keep track of and everything wasn't finalized, so you had to follow all of them just in case...Good way to get a migraine...


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