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Re: wall sized TV, on a sailboat

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Maybe you don't remember Laserdisc? Surely, you bought them, because the quality was so much better than video tape?

What, you didn't buy them? Right, not many people did. "Better" doesn't translate into a market success. I'd argue that you need a much bigger tv set before you can appreciate the difference in quality from 4K. Right now you can get a lot of DVDs in the stores for $10, and Blu-Ray is asking $15. Guess which one people are buying more of? Because they still can't or don't appreciate the added resolution of Blu-Ray, so what's going to sell them on 4K?
I just don't see it as something to bet on.

But on the tech side...why are you using .avi files instead of .mp4? I thought mp4 produced smaller files and did it faster (ripping) than avi?

And then again, ripping dvds requires one level of software, Blu-ray requires another at a higher price with tighter copy protection, and 4K? I'd be afraid to ask about ripping those. Found any reasonable tools that will rip both dvd and Blu-ray?
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I use to use the term blowboaters.
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Maybe you don't remember Laserdisc? Surely, you bought them, because the quality was so much better than video tape?

What, you didn't buy them? Right, not many people did. "Better" doesn't translate into a market success. I'd argue that you need a much bigger tv set before you can appreciate the difference in quality from 4K. Right now you can get a lot of DVDs in the stores for $10, and Blu-Ray is asking $15. Guess which one people are buying more of? Because they still can't or don't appreciate the added resolution of Blu-Ray, so what's going to sell them on 4K?
I just don't see it as something to bet on.

But on the tech side...why are you using .avi files instead of .mp4? I thought mp4 produced smaller files and did it faster (ripping) than avi?

And then again, ripping dvds requires one level of software, Blu-ray requires another at a higher price with tighter copy protection, and 4K? I'd be afraid to ask about ripping those. Found any reasonable tools that will rip both dvd and Blu-ray?
lazerdisk was awesome. I also had super audio cd.
I use AVI, or MKV because thats what is given to me.
Back in the day I had a huge collection of DVD's and HD-dvd (lol, woops) but I dumped them all. Now I DL 1080P files.

I can see the difference between Iphone models screens. My eyes are still very good. I can also see a laptop with 1200 vs one with 1980. One day they will not see the difference. Then I will go back to DVDs
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Re: wall sized TV, on a sailboat

You can rip DVD's to .mkv files (free software) that includes only what you want (I do just the movie and audio). I don't even bother with Blu-ray, just regular DVD's. Got over 400 movies and over 350 CD's on a 3TB external hard drive (with well over 890 gigs still free). Currently, since I'm on shore power, I'm running a 21" monitor off my laptop and 5.1 surround sound for viewing, or line-out to my stereo for music.

Don't have a TV (although we get free hotel cable), nor any desire to have one.
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Re: wall sized TV, on a sailboat

I have a 40" Visio that is better than any TV I have ever owned. Can count the pores in the skin of people. Installed on a Beneteau Oceanis 41.
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The term TV here has been misunderstood. I don't mean watching over-the-air broadcasts, thou I may watch news.
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Re: wall sized TV, on a sailboat

I use mine for over 250 movies on my computer and also for Netflix (at the dock). Works great in every environment.
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Re: wall sized TV, on a sailboat

I have a 46"on my 45'. And it's true, I'm not a great sailor. LIS, to the Chesapeake is as far as I go.

But it hasn't got anything to do with the tv.

Anyway, we sail every weekend from the middle of March to the end of November. But if we are at the marina for some reason, it's nice to watch a show.

BTW, about 70 channels, with an antennae.
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Maybe you don't remember Laserdisc? Surely, you bought them, because the quality was so much better than video tape?
Heh. I did. But I like catamarans too. It's probably a similar insanity.
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