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Next amazing advancement: carriages that go without horses! - Qualified Perceptions
firstfrost
firstfrost
Next amazing advancement: carriages that go without horses!
I've been watching a lot of TV on hulu lately, because it's good for knitting at the same time. Unfortunately, the commercials can be pretty repetitive. There's one, though, that I really did have to see it a good dozen times before I got the point[*].

"What if a moment standing still... could be just as beautiful when it breathes? If some moments.... prefer to take their time. If photography moved us like we moved photography, and we could see beyond the still. Moving photography in 1080P full HD, Pioneered by EOS, inspired by Canon."

The visuals are all still photos turning into moving photos - hair blowing, people moving, the football player who is leaping to catch the ball finishing his catch. It's very pretty and would be inspiring if it didn't leave me with the feeling that they are extremely proud of themselves for having invented the movie. THE IMAGES! THEY MOVE! TECHNOLOGICAL WITCHERY! SCARING THE HORSES!

(*: I think the point is that the video resolution is as good as the still resolution. Or maybe I still haven't gotten it.)

Current Mood: aggravated baffled

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arcanology From: arcanology Date: December 19th, 2009 01:43 am (UTC) (Link)
1080P is HD TV resolution is probably the point.

Like you, I never got that from the ad. Unlike you when it's written down I got it. ;)
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: December 19th, 2009 04:11 am (UTC) (Link)
Wait, HD TV is only 1080 by... some slightly larger number? That's, like, about as many pixels as my laptop. For a whole TV? I am suddenly very disappointed.

(Okay, I probably sit a lot closer to the laptop than I ever do to the television...)
countertorque From: countertorque Date: December 19th, 2009 05:46 am (UTC) (Link)
It's 1920x1080

And yes. (And yes.)
izmirian From: izmirian Date: December 19th, 2009 08:00 am (UTC) (Link)
I think the marketing team was asleep when they failed to call it 1920. Aren't bigger numbers always better?! Or maybe people would confuse that with the date?
arcanology From: arcanology Date: December 19th, 2009 02:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
1920 sounds like it's a radio model.

Behold the Luxmatic 1920! Not one, but TWO bands! Gorgeous wood cabinet!
fredrickegerman From: fredrickegerman Date: December 19th, 2009 03:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Whatever happened to wood cabinets, anyway? :-) Imagine a giant LCD TV built into a wooden picture frame.
kirisutogomen From: kirisutogomen Date: December 19th, 2009 06:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
navrins From: navrins Date: December 19th, 2009 02:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, your old TV was about 640x480. You just didn't notice till they started trying to sell you something better. (And maybe not even then.)
kirisutogomen From: kirisutogomen Date: December 19th, 2009 06:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
They show the same commercial on regular TV. It's been baffling me for a while now.
From: csbermack Date: December 20th, 2009 02:33 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad it's not just me.

OH MY GOD! THEY DISCOVERED VIDEO!
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