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My Tv Has Never Looked Better

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#1 of 14 OFFLINE   Mark C Sherman

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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.
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#2 of 14 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted March 04 2003 - 02:27 AM

Wait until you get contacts or lasik.
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#3 of 14 OFFLINE   Jay Taylor

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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
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#4 of 14 OFFLINE   Paul Bond

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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 OFFLINE   Moe Maishlish

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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

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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 OFFLINE   Jesse Skeen

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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.
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#8 of 14 OFFLINE   Rob Lutter

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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 OFFLINE   Marc Carra

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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 OFFLINE   Lee L

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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.
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#11 of 14 OFFLINE   Mark C Sherman

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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

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#12 of 14 OFFLINE   JamieD


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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.
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#13 of 14 OFFLINE   Julian Reville

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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.

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Posted March 05 2003 - 07:30 AM

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

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