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Old 10-25-2012, 09:04 PM   #781 (permalink)
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Police officer arrested in plot to kidnap, cook and eat women - thestar.com

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Old 10-25-2012, 11:27 PM   #782 (permalink)
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New Ultra HD TVs arrive in stores

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High-definition TVs have officially graduated to Ultra HD.

The first Ultra high-definition flat panel displays in the U.S. go on sale today in Los Angeles. The 84-inch LED TV from LG Electronics delivers four times the resolution of current HDTVs and has an ultra-high price tag of $19,999 to match its impressive images. Sony has its own 84-inch set priced at $24,999 due in late November or early December.

"As television gets bigger and bigger we need more lines of resolution and pixels to maintain the picture quality," says Jay Vandenbree, head of LG's U.S. home entertainment business.

There's enough manufacturer interest in Ultra HD that industry trade group the Consumer Electronics Association last week adopted guidelines for the higher-resolution sets. They must

have at least 8 million pixels – four times that of current HDTVs. The more pixels, the sharper the picture display.

The Ultra HD label not only lets shoppers know that a new flavor of HD is available, but also helps ease confusion, says Shawn DuBravac, CEA's chief economist and director of research. "You want to make sure consumers understand where the technology fits in," he says.

There still might be some consumer confusion. Despite the CEA's move, Sony will continue to use the previous high-def designation of "4K," which refers to the nearly 4,000 horizontal resolution lines, with its upcoming sets, calling their sets "4K UHD."

Perhaps the most frustrating aspect of Ultra HD is that currently there's little content available to take advantage of the higher resolution. Similar situations greeted the first HDTVs and color sets.

However, most displays, including LG's and Sony's, will convert Blu-ray disc movies to the higher resolution of the larger sets. "What they own today will look great" on the new set, Vandenbree says.

New Ultra HD sets will also display 3-D content that looks better than that on current sets. And some new video cameras shoot Ultra HD resolution video, too.

But Al Griffin, technical editor at Sound + Vision magazine, doubts the sets will have much initial appeal to most shoppers. "It's expensive," he says, and consumers "are probably not going to sit close enough to the screen to really benefit from that extra resolution even if they did have" programs to watch.

Hollywood is looking into providing Ultra HD content "whether it shows up in a Blu-ray disc or whether it is downloaded, streamed" or transmitted through pay-TV providers, DuBravac says.

The new LG displays will be sold at high-end electronics retailers and will hit most major markets in time for the holiday shopping season.

The first U.S. retailer to show and sell the sets to consumers, Video & Audio Center in Lawndale, Calif., will price the Ultra HD displays at $16,999.99 starting at a special Ultra HD debut event today.

Griffin says of Ultra HD: "It makes sense for it to exist at this point as a format, as something you can (eventually) get on cable TV or on Blu-ray, because screens are trending larger."
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:29 AM   #783 (permalink)
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:11 AM   #784 (permalink)
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:30 AM   #785 (permalink)
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the content on TV isn't keeping up with TV tech. HD is new for most stations. they're going to update to 4times HD for another 5 years.
just wait 3 years when you can get these for half price

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Old 10-26-2012, 10:11 AM   #786 (permalink)
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the content on TV isn't keeping up with TV tech. HD is new for most stations. they're going to update to 4times HD for another 5 years.
just wait 3 years when you can get these for half price
so ur actually gonna put down 10 grand for a tv?
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Old 10-27-2012, 06:16 AM   #787 (permalink)
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:04 AM   #788 (permalink)
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Health Canada brushes off reports of serious side effects

Hurricane Sandy bears down on Eastern Seaboard as millions brace for chaos

Carbon nanotubes fit by the thousands onto a chip

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Old 10-30-2012, 10:58 AM   #789 (permalink)
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Headlines for Oct 30th...

Like Europe, Canada is attempting to run a monetary union without a proper fiscal union

Observers Denounce Ukrainian Election, Citing Abuses by Rulers

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Taliban's attack on Pakistan education goes beyond one girl
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:42 AM   #790 (permalink)
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:18 AM   #791 (permalink)
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Shocking Ashley Smith video revealed

Dogs may run free in all city parks

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Old 11-01-2012, 10:02 AM   #792 (permalink)
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:44 AM   #793 (permalink)
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in our neighbourhood the schools have been forced to remove the rims from bball nets because neighbours complained of noise. the only place i can take my kids to play ball is a big park and the courts are surrounded by pot smoking teenagers and drug dealers. i can't stand the way this city looks at basketball.

and a huge yay on the off-leash times in dog parks. hopefully this passes.
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:30 PM   #794 (permalink)
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in our neighbourhood the schools have been forced to remove the rims from bball nets because neighbours complained of noise. the only place i can take my kids to play ball is a big park and the courts are surrounded by pot smoking teenagers and drug dealers. i can't stand the way this city looks at basketball.

and a huge yay on the off-leash times in dog parks. hopefully this passes.
they did that at the school across the street from my place last year, but this year the nets have stayed up at all times. It's been a welcome change.
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and a huge yay on the off-leash times in dog parks. hopefully this passes.
i'm for it, too.... just so long as they stay off sports fields. can't tell you how frustrating it is to have to pick up 40 or 50 doggie fetch-sticks from the soccer field before my kid's game.

it would also be nice if there was some evidence that the city was trying to punish people who don't clean up after their dog. i know a vast majority of dog owners are very conscientious that way, but the few who aren't really piss me off.... dog shit is disgusting.
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i'm for it, too.... just so long as they stay off sports fields. can't tell you how frustrating it is to have to pick up 40 or 50 doggie fetch-sticks from the soccer field before my kid's game.

it would also be nice if there was some evidence that the city was trying to punish people who don't clean up after their dog. i know a vast majority of dog owners are very conscientious that way, but the few who aren't really piss me off.... dog shit is disgusting.
agreed. i actually think you should need a dog license that shows you know how to work with and control your dog before you are allowed off-leash. this would change everything. i am very much pro dog, but also very much anti-dog owner because so many of them know nothing about what their dog is capable of and how to give it the right kind of leadership. their are great dog owners, but they are not the majority.
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agreed. i actually think you should need a dog license that shows you know how to work with and control your dog before you are allowed off-leash. this would change everything. i am very much pro dog, but also very much anti-dog owner because so many of them know nothing about what their dog is capable of and how to give it the right kind of leadership. their are great dog owners, but they are not the majority.
because most people see them as a toy rather than what they really are, a domesticated ANIMAL
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because most people see them as a toy rather than what they really are, a domesticated ANIMAL
You're talking about the owners, right?
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:54 PM   #799 (permalink)
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agreed. i actually think you should need a dog license that shows you know how to work with and control your dog before you are allowed off-leash. this would change everything. i am very much pro dog, but also very much anti-dog owner because so many of them know nothing about what their dog is capable of and how to give it the right kind of leadership. their are great dog owners, but they are not the majority.
i love taking my dog to dog parks, but i had to stop going to a couple of them because of the owners lack or control or care over their dogs. some people have this train of thought that since they're in a dog park, their dogs are free to do whatever they want because it's just dogs being dogs. so, in other words, having your 60lb dog mount and run over my 15lb dog is awesome to sit back and laugh at because that's what dogs do.

luckily, i found nice quiet dog park with a swimmer area close by that's basically populated by dogs owners who share the same feelings about the bigger parks that i used to go to. it's nice, clean and controlled.
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