posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 11:54 PM
I suppose I am going to be labeled an "old-fart" for posting this; however, I believe that if you honestly consider what I am going to say, you
might actually agree with me.
I recently switched from a normal (old school) 24" television to a wide-screen high-def television. The first thing I had trouble adjusting to was
that everyone looked short and fat and flat-headed. But, in time I grew to accept this because I knew that it was the format of choice for those who
are cool, and of course, we should ultimately all be cool, right?
Then, I began trying to adjust to the sound. (This was actually more annoying than the short, flat, fat people video aspect of this new age wonder.
The sound brings to the forefront every single little bump, clack, click, tick, lick, crack, irk, bump, scrape, scratch, wheeze sound that a human
can possibly make in the process of just being human.
Then, when music begins to play, this is truly an unnerving experience...the music is metallic and hollow and thin and totally takes the forefront
above dialog. I absolutely cannot turn it up loud enough to hear dialog above music. I find this extremely frustrating when watching movies that i
once watched on normal television where I didn't have these issues to deal with. Music is supposed to augment a movie or scene, not dominate it to
the point of totally obliterating conversation or mood.
I tried to watch 'Jurassic Park" on this new age TV. I tried to watch many other older movies on this new wonder and found myself completely
annoyed, distracted, and totally uninvolved with the story line at all. The sound is so annoying that the true essence of the story is completely
obliterated. Perhaps this was the intention, make it loud and obnoxious enough to disguise the fact that there really is no good story line or actual
Tomorrow, I am going to a flea market or a pawn shop and purchase an old TV that has normal sound so I can actually enjoy a movie again.
Do any of you other ATS'ers think I am just an old fart who should go back to listening to radio, or do I actually have a valid point?
F**k technology....sometimes we just need to use our imagination.