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  1. Joined : Jun 2015
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       17 Jul 2015 #21

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi there

    What's a Television". I'm sure I saw on some old House decorating program some sort of Monster flat Black window hanging off a wall and totally looking ridiculous in the room it was situated in.

    I'm sure in about 5 years time youngsters will be thinking about a "Television" in the same way as the old Flexowriter (paper tape teletype) or a Telex machine.

    TV is dead these days --pity the broadcasters haven't realised it yet.


    Cheers
    jimbo
    Well, cable tv is indeed dead, but I think its more than 5 years before holographic image viewing becomes the norm..

    At least I hope so, since it will take me that long to pay off that 75 inch monster that is sitting in my family room!
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  2. Joined : Feb 2015
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       17 Jul 2015 #22

    When TV programming was good(a punk song from my High School days)

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  3. Joined : Jun 2014
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       17 Jul 2015 #23

    I don't see that we really need install DVDs any more. I have a laptop and a tablet that don't even have a DVD drive.
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  4. Joined : Jan 2014
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       17 Jul 2015 #24

    They have been talking holographic since the Laser was developed. It is always "5 years away."
    The trouble with 3D TV that you can rotate, move around, look underneath, is it is not easy to direct. Everything becomes "theater in the round." That's probably the real reason they keep saying it is not yet technically feasible.

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  5. Joined : Jul 2014
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    Windows 10 Build 14267
       17 Jul 2015 #25

    swarfega said: View Post
    Modern flash drives make the installation much faster than the old DVDs.

    Yes, USB 3.x devices are pretty fast !

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  6. Joined : Dec 2013
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       17 Jul 2015 #26

    Winuser said: View Post
    I don't see that we really need install DVDs any more. I have a laptop and a tablet that don't even have a DVD drive.
    I don't put them in my desktop builds anymore. I have one external USB HP LightScribe Drive that I use when I have to.
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  7. Joined : Jun 2014
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    Windows 10 Pro
       17 Jul 2015 #27

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    I don't put them in my desktop builds anymore. I have one external USB HP LightScribe Drive that I use when I have to.
    I have a usb drive I bought years ago. I haven't used it in ages. I don't even know if it still works.
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  8.    17 Jul 2015 #28

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi there

    What's a Television". I'm sure I saw on some old House decorating program some sort of Monster flat Black window hanging off a wall and totally looking ridiculous in the room it was situated in.

    I'm sure in about 5 years time youngsters will be thinking about a "Television" in the same way as the old Flexowriter (paper tape teletype) or a Telex machine.

    TV is dead these days --pity the broadcasters haven't realised it yet.

    Once we get decent Holographic projection (currently being worked on) the idea of having to use an ugly monstrous piece of Black glass to hideously ruin your room will seem just absurd.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    But not everyone thinks it's ugly. I agree broadcast TV is dying out, but I still want a big screen and sound. I don't to watch things on a PC or tablet.

    Speakers get a bad rap too. I still like gigantic speakers. Now people say it's an eyesore. In the 80s they were sexy. Something like these:

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  9. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
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       17 Jul 2015 #29

    Jody there is nothing better than a pair of liquid cooled component Dynaudio speakers with the bass component filled with quartz sand and a simple Carver amp, eyesore or not, the sound is perfect.
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  10. Joined : Oct 2013
    Wolves, England
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       17 Jul 2015 #30

    waltc said: View Post
    Except that the last line of the article kills the whole thing:

    That said, this isn’t the final farewell for DVDs: you’ll still be able to buy Windows 10 on DVD.

    Yea, I mean why use a much less expensive DVD disk to store backup software when you can spend more for a USB thumb drive?
    Burning, printing and packaging millions of DVDs would be far more expensive than loading up millions of USB drives.
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