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Old 10-14-2007, 08:51 PM   #21
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lol i hear ya,im a minority also and some of my co-workers who are the same as me are quick to judge on things specially with nationality.its the older people that are reaally hard to convince.
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Old 10-14-2007, 08:52 PM   #22
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It always seems that people in this country was seem to have plenty of cash for cars, procreation, home remodels, eating out, new clothes every other week (ladies I'm pointing at you), etc etc etc.
Procreation AND eating out???

Some of us don't have to pay anything for the priviledge!
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Old 10-14-2007, 08:59 PM   #23
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Isn’t Europe slow to adopt HDTV?
True, about HDTV,

I remember the King of Queens episode, where they wanted to watch the Superbowl so bad in High Def.
I had no idea what high def was...
(---- but if i look back, i understand this episode now... )



i guess it became first public with the PS3 & 360
and only flatscreen HDTVīs...
havenīt seen any DLP TVīs in stores until nowadays...




but HD-Medium....

look at the success here in Europe (^_^)
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Old 10-14-2007, 09:00 PM   #24
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Procreation AND eating out???

Some of us don't have to pay anything for the priviledge!
Kids aren't cheap....that is what I meant!!!!!!!!! Unless taxpayers are paying for them!!!! Procreation and sex are 2 different things.....related, yes duh...but still 2 different things. By eating out I meant going out to eat!!!! Get your mind out of the gutter!!!!!!!!!

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Old 10-14-2007, 09:00 PM   #25
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thats a stupid reply btw
It's the truth. Don't want to bring politics into it but.....

The American public are more concerned with themselves and who is screwing who. Which is why I believe the general public are stupid.
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Old 10-14-2007, 09:03 PM   #26
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It's the truth. Don't want to bring politics into it but.....

The American public are more concerned with themselves and who is screwing who. Which is why I believe the general public are stupid.
kthx you know how to read tabloids and people magazine.
that isnt politics thats Entertainment tonight n00b. go watch your tivo'd days of our lives
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Old 10-14-2007, 09:06 PM   #27
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I will include Canada in this, but I think there are mostly two reasons
1) that negative campaigning tends to be much higher here, so many tend to go "I will wait and see if the stuff is right" (will BD fry your PC/player, are BD disks too fragile.....)
2) I think the governments are different. I find our governments tend to be more respondent to the companies then in many other countries where they tend to be more to protect the individual.


A good example of this is cell phones, look how long it took for them to become main stream here compared to Europe. But look at the difference. In Europe they decided all companies would use GSM and that companies could not lock you in. So the European consumer early on did not need to worry as much about the phone he bought, he did not like the carriers service or the carrier went belly up he just switched by getting a new Sim with the new provider and the large sum on the phone was saved. How about here? well there are several incompatible formats GSM, CDMA, TDMA, iDen the phone came with a three year contract and even if you had issues and wanted to change provider your X phone did not work with the other companies Y network so you needed to change everything.

On the other hand, let's take a different example due to the fact that the US is phasing out analog signals (business decision as well because this way the government can make more money) HDTVs are much more prevalent in the US then in Europe. Because people don’t need to fear that their expensive HDTV here will be useless.

I think in the end, in Japan where BD is 9:1 and in Europe where it is 4:1 or more it is safer for everyone to jump in and that is why you see more of it there.
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Old 10-14-2007, 09:08 PM   #28
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"Why are our fellow Americans so slow in adopting new technology?"

i've always wondered that myself. i think it comes down to metality. americans seem to have this "hesitation" with advancement and seem to be content with "good enough". hell, there's sill dial-up being used down there!
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Old 10-14-2007, 09:38 PM   #29
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I think part of the problem is the new tech stuff always comes to the states first. If an item makes it in the states it will make it almost anywhere. The buying power of the US and Canada is awsome. The problem is alot of stuff doesn't make it here. I know alot of people that had betamax's and lazerdisk players and basicly got stuck with them, so the buyer have become wary of new tech items.

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kthx you know how to read tabloids and people magazine.
that isnt politics thats Entertainment tonight n00b. go watch your tivo'd days of our lives
I don't own a tivo. WRGT politics, I didn't want to refer to politics but was using it as an example. The stupidity of the general public in the US is reflected in the politics of this nation.
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Old 10-14-2007, 10:37 PM   #31
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I just got back from church, what was the question? Oh hold on, someone's on the other line. Where was I? Jonathon stop pulling your sister's hair!!! Sorry, gotta go.

It's all about priorities.
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I just got back from church, what was the question? Oh hold on, someone's on the other line. Where was I? Jonathon stop pulling your sister's hair!!! Sorry, gotta go.

It's all about priorities.
i get what your trying to say.. but
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people dont like change and especially when it means they have to abandon and eventually make obsolete something they already have. it happened with the convert from vhs to dvd. it took years before dvd became mainstream. no one wanted to abandon their entire collection of vhs and spend more money to get the dvd. it comes down to what lightens your wallet
Great point, couldn't have said it better. Yeah Americans are cheap too...a lot of them. But working in retail it amazes at what crap people will waste tons of money on but wont wanna adapt new better things that will benefit them later on.
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