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Forget digital and Hi-Def: Analog Video is back!

Old 04-01-11, 03:56 AM
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Forget digital and Hi-Def: Analog Video is back!

Back to the good old days of composite video and laserdisc!

Analog - and the 90s themselves - are coming back!

VHS all the way!
Old 04-01-11, 04:41 AM
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Re: Forget digital and Hi-Def: Analog Video is back!

Sweet. Time to break out the Beta machine!
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Re: Forget digital and Hi-Def: Analog Video is back!

No thanks, already been through those days. They'll pry HD from my cold dead hands.
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Re: Forget digital and Hi-Def: Analog Video is back!

Cute.
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Re: Forget digital and Hi-Def: Analog Video is back!

I still remember the late 1980's when Super VHS and ED Beta were the "in" thing for home video with S-video connectors.

I'm glad we're over that and it's all HDMI connections.
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Re: Forget digital and Hi-Def: Analog Video is back!

This day can't end fast enough
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Re: Forget digital and Hi-Def: Analog Video is back!

I like how they went for the full effect by using a page design that resembles a lazily done site made with AOL's web page-o-matic. Oh, wait...
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Re: Forget digital and Hi-Def: Analog Video is back!

Can we just keep all the April Fool's Day crap in Otter, please?
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Re: Forget digital and Hi-Def: Analog Video is back!

Finally a prediction he'll get right
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Re: Forget digital and Hi-Def: Analog Video is back!

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I like how they went for the full effect by using a page design that resembles a lazily done site made with AOL's web page-o-matic. Oh, wait...
Ouch.

Yep, hate this day as well.
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Re: Forget digital and Hi-Def: Analog Video is back!

I'll give Bill some credit for this. He really tried to go all out. I like the wood paneling side border and the Laserdisc banner ad. I also like the newsletter subscription renewal coupon. (Bill obviously remembers the legendary LaserDisc Newsletter.)

However, I have to point out the obvious problem that there's no such thing as an "analog bit."

His campaign to get Star Wars on a Special Edition Laserdisc is also a strange choice, given the Definitive Collection box set. To be fair, the Definitive box was released in 1993, two years after Bill's chosen as-of date. Still, I would probably have picked a different cause to champion.
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Re: Forget digital and Hi-Def: Analog Video is back!

Back in my AOL days I posted announcements on April 1st about a digital hi-def CED format coming out from RCA. At least we really did get HD-VHS!
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Re: Forget digital and Hi-Def: Analog Video is back!

Honest question, but every year on this site I always see people disparage this day to no end, but am wondering what the major issue is. Is it that the sites change, that it should be relegated to a certain section, or something else?
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Re: Forget digital and Hi-Def: Analog Video is back!

Considering the nature of the joke, it would not have made any sense to post "Analog" bits anywhere but "HD" talk.

It was a funny spin on the site, everyone here knows the site, it's as simple as that so I also fail to see the issue here.

"Otterville" would not have been the place for this, I mean come on...

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