-

Jump to content



Photo

My Tv Has Never Looked Better


This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
13 replies to this topic

#1 of 14 Mark C Sherman

Mark C Sherman

    Second Unit

  • 300 posts
  • Join Date: May 14 2001

Posted March 04 2003 - 01:44 AM

That's because I just got glasses. Posted Image



I cannot believe how much the picture looks better. plus everything else around me.
MARK C SHERMAN
Product Specialist
TAG McLaren Audio

#2 of 14 Patrick Sun

Patrick Sun

    Studio Mogul

  • 37,679 posts
  • Join Date: Jun 30 1999

Posted March 04 2003 - 02:27 AM

Wait until you get contacts or lasik.
"Jee-sus, it's like Iwo Jima out there" - Roger Sterling on "Mad Men"
Patcave | 2006 Films | 2007 Films | Flickr | Comic-Con 2012 | Dragon*Con 2012

#3 of 14 Jay Taylor

Jay Taylor

    Supporting Actor

  • 829 posts
  • Join Date: Sep 08 2000
  • LocationOklahoma City

Posted March 04 2003 - 04:14 AM

Mark,

Until recently I only wore glasses for reading but now I need them almost all of the time. The TV looks better with glasses, but movies at theaters still look better without them.

Out of curiosity have you tested your new glasses at a movie theater yet? I was wondering if anyone else that normally wears glasses finds that the picture at a theater is better without them.

Jay Taylor
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." - Arthur C. Clarke

#4 of 14 Paul Bond

Paul Bond

    Stunt Coordinator

  • 113 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 04 2000

Posted March 04 2003 - 04:51 AM

You must be far-sighted, Jay.

I've been wearing glasses since I was 12. I don't think I could even SEE the movie screen without mine.

#5 of 14 Moe Maishlish

Moe Maishlish

    Supporting Actor

  • 992 posts
  • Join Date: Mar 30 1999

Posted March 04 2003 - 06:42 AM

Who would have thought that the best piece of HT gear you could ever buy would sit on the tip of your nose. Posted Image

Moe.
- Confidence implies the knowledge of one's limitations, while arrogance implies that one does not have any.

- There's no such thing as "normal". The secret is to find someone that's screwed up in a way that seems "normal" to you.

#6 of 14 NickSo

NickSo

    Producer

  • 4,274 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 02 2000

Posted March 04 2003 - 08:51 AM

For me they sit on top of my eyeball.. my contacts that is Posted Image What an awesome change going from glasses to contacts

#7 of 14 Jesse Skeen

Jesse Skeen

    Producer

  • 4,002 posts
  • Join Date: Apr 24 1999

Posted March 04 2003 - 09:02 AM

I never really appreciated good picture quality (either onscreen or real-life!) until I started wearing glasses after my eyes went bad. I was reluctant to do it for a long time but finally had to when it came time to get my driver's license.
Home video oddities, old commercials and other junk: http://www.youtube.com/user/eyeh8nbc

#8 of 14 Rob Lutter

Rob Lutter

    Producer

  • 4,528 posts
  • Join Date: Nov 03 2000

Posted March 04 2003 - 09:10 AM

Welcome to the 4-eyes club! Posted Image

Feel free to scoff at the contacts users that will come into this thread, they think they are elite or something, but some of use are SO blind that we have no other option than glasses. Plus glasses are better if you are lazy like me, you just reach over, put them on and you are set for the rest of the day! Posted Image

#9 of 14 Marc Carra

Marc Carra

    Supporting Actor

  • 782 posts
  • Join Date: Aug 31 1997

Posted March 04 2003 - 09:37 AM

Does anyone else find it nearly impossible to set the convergence on an RPTV when wearing glasses? I have to put my contacts in to do any kind of convergence adjustments. With my glasses on, any slight head movement creates red and blue lines where there aren't any.

Marc.

#10 of 14 Lee L

Lee L

    Supporting Actor

  • 868 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 26 2000

Posted March 05 2003 - 01:30 AM

I have astigmatism with a slight shift to far-sightedness. I can actually pass the DMV eye test without glasses and I can see without them but since I work with blueprints and a computer all day I noticed about 6 years ago that I would to squint real bad and give myself headaches (I'm only 32 and need reading glasses Posted Image ). I have noticed that at theaters, I don't always need to wear them. The closer to the screen, the more it bothers me if I do not. I have noticed something else weird though.

Lets say I get home and start to watch TV, I have a 46" HDTV that is about 9 feet away, I can put on my glasses and everything does look sharper but of course my glasses introduce some additional distortions that are almost but not quite as bad as my vision without glasses. Almost like really bad edge enhancement. After a couple of hours, I can take my glasses off and bam, total clarity (for a while). Are my eyes somehow relaxing with the glasses on or something, then removing the glasses removes the distortion they add?

My wife was actually like 20/350 or something without glasses and always wore contacts. She literally could not recognize me from more than 5 feet away. She had Lasik at Duke about 4 or 5 years ago and now she is 20/15 in one eye and 20/25 in the other. She has less glare issues at night now that with her contacts or glasses, the only problem is that she is really sensitive to cutting onions now. I guess the contacts provided some type of protection against them or maybe the fact that she the surgery made her more sensitive.
Revenge is like serving cold cuts-

Tony Soprano

#11 of 14 Mark C Sherman

Mark C Sherman

    Second Unit

  • 300 posts
  • Join Date: May 14 2001

Posted March 05 2003 - 01:34 AM

I have not been to the movies as of yet since I have only had them a week now. But Damn I like what I am seeing out there including all the lovely ladies


Posted Image
MARK C SHERMAN
Product Specialist
TAG McLaren Audio

#12 of 14 JamieD

JamieD

    Supporting Actor

  • 557 posts
  • Join Date: Apr 05 2002

Posted March 05 2003 - 03:11 AM

Welcome to the glasses club. I can't wear contacts (turned my eyes BLOOD red) and don't really like the concept anyways. And I'm not even contemplating LASIK. It's a bit of a bummer to have the frame visible, but maybe I'll get slightly bigger glasses next time.
My Small (But Prized) DVD Collection!

"Actually, I am in really bad shape financially."

#13 of 14 Julian Reville

Julian Reville

    Screenwriter

  • 1,197 posts
  • Join Date: Aug 29 1999

Posted March 05 2003 - 07:28 AM

I started wearing glasses when I went back to college (2nd degree at age 32) and discovered I couldn't see what was being written on the board. Then when I went into Vet school, I found that wearing glasses was kind of a plus, since it protected my eyes from blood and other spraying droplets during surgery. (It happens!)

I'm kind of interested in Lasik, but I'm also kind of chicken.

#14 of 14 MarkHastings

MarkHastings

    Executive Producer

  • 12,013 posts
  • Join Date: Jan 27 2003

Posted March 05 2003 - 07:30 AM

Quote:
My Tv Has Never Looked Better. That's because I just got glasses.
Wait until you get HD-Glasses! Posted Image