I’m Betting My Parents Don’t Have HD – VOTE!
Me, my wife and kids are heading out to Pennsylvania (“PA”) today for Christmas to visit my parents and the rest of my side of the family. My parents bought an HDTV earlier this year and my father told me he didn’t see much difference between the HD channels and the regular stations. I went through all the things I normally do when someone says something utterly astonishing to me like this, however he insists that he has everything configured correctly…
Now here’s the deal. Let’s play a game. I’ll give several possible scenarios here and you, the read, pick one and post your choice. I’ll even give you an option to make up your own choice. After Christmas, when I resolve the problem I’ll log back on and post my findings. Let’s see who gets the right answer…
Here’ are the possibilities (the one thing I know is that they actually have an HDTV):
- Option 1: They have an HDTV and an HD cable box but the genius who set it all up used a composite or s-video cable
- Option 2: They have an HDTV, but they didn’t get an actual HD cable box
- Option 3: They have an HDTV, HD cable box, component cables, but the box is set to SD output resolution only
- Option 4: They have an HDTV, HD cable box, component cables, and correctly configured cable box but since they sit about 18-20 feet away from a 60-inch screen they simply can’t tell the difference
- Option 5: Their standard definition cableTV is really freaking awesome.
- Option 6: Something Clint didn’t think of…
OK, let ‘er rip. I’ll check back after Christmas and tell you what’s what.