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Rod
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No TV but would like to be able to watch movies...
by Rod on June 13th, 2009

We don't have a television in our house, but would like to watch a movie now and then. Just looking for any advice from neighbors.

I am thinking one strategy is go for a moderate sized screen on Craig's list (flat panel something) that can be readily linked to lap top. Or some sort of projector that has decent resolution and use a white screen or the wall.

Suggestions?

And a parenthetical remark: Any other non-TV households in the neighborhood? Just curious. Private msgs, if you don't want to note that publically, are welcomed.

Thanks, Rod
 
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No TV but would like to be able to watch movies...
by towerview on June 13th, 2009

Rod,

Have a 32" SONY Wega TV to give away (rather give it someone at Mueller!). It's in great working condition perfect for watching movies connected to a DVD or a laptop.

Have it stored in a friends garage in Avery Ranch; let me know if you want it and we can arrange a time to meet.

Cheers,
Suds

PS: Going to be moving to a townhouse on Berkman Dr.
 
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by clng on June 13th, 2009

We also do not have a television. We have a small portable DVD player that our 4 year old uses for his DVDs. Movie-watching...haven't had much time to do that in a while.

Ling
 
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by Murmur on June 13th, 2009

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And a parenthetical remark: Any other non-TV households in the neighborhood? Just curious.


We don't have broadcast or cable TV of any kind. We do watch movies and TV series on DVD (Netflix).
 
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by Mehul on June 13th, 2009

We have a TV but rarely watch.
 
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gregg
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by gregg on June 13th, 2009

I have a friend that uses a regular digital projector; that's what I'd recommend. Even cheap computer speakers with a subwoofer will get acceptable sound for occasional use. You wouldn't have to keep the flat panel sitting out without being used.

Even if you wanted to watch TV sometime later, I think rabbit ears and a DTV converter would hook up to either option.
 
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Rod
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No TV but would like to be able to watch movies...
by Rod on June 14th, 2009

Thanks for all the replies to date. I have told Suds of my interest in the 32" monitor and noted Gregg's comment about a digital projector so will also look into that option.

I was just wondering if anyone knows of any data or news reports, web discussions, etc., of commercial TV being used for planting subliminal messages? Recall that this is fairly routinely done in advertising (something such as an image is woven into the image being shown, the subconscious mind registers it, the conscious mind doesn't).

Not necessarily talking about something as dramatic as

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MKULTRA

But where, e.g., certain news programs might have subliminal messages "woven into them"? That is, if it is done with commercials to attempt to get people to buy things, why not in other ways to get people to believe certain things that they might not otherwise buy into? Entrance the nation, so to speak.

Just asking questions.

-Rod
 
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by sloneycho on June 14th, 2009

You mean like:

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I was just wondering if anyone knows of any data or news reports, web discussions, etc., of commercial TV being used for planting subliminal messages? Recall that this is fairly routinely done in advertising (something such as an image is woven into the image being shown, the subconscious mind registers it, the conscious mind doesn't).


 
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Rod
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No TV but would like to be able to watch movies...
by Rod on June 14th, 2009

Whoa, and I had not even realized I had put that message there! Even written communication is thus suspect!

-Rod
 
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Rod
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by Rod on June 14th, 2009

More seriously, though, sloneycho: You are I guess suggesting that people see what they want to see, and of course this is true of all of us to some degree.

But I was actually curious about something else--whether subliminal messages could conceivably be deliberately flashed at a rate that the conscious mind would not register--as has been done many times for advertising purposes. But with other content then typical advertising and for other reasons. .

Due to my inquiry on possible subliminal messaging being implemented (note the word "possible"!) through TV, I am obviously straying from the original topic. So--I'll cut it short here. I wanted to offer one more post because some might take my response as being on the wrong side of Jesus, when he is in fact a great hero to me.

 
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