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Is Dp having me on? Talk to me about hi def tv's please!

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LoveMyGirls Fri 24-Aug-07 12:01:27

Dp claims he can only play his xbox 360 on a hi def tv and they are £500, I dont mind him having £200 for a tv so he can play his xbox but im no good with these things, please can you give me some advice?

Can you buy hi def tv's that are not flat screen therefore cheaper?

cece Fri 24-Aug-07 12:07:39

DH says he is having you on. grin

chocolateteapot Fri 24-Aug-07 12:09:06

My DH used to play his 360 on a bulk standard old TV, so I think he is having you on !

lulumama Fri 24-Aug-07 12:09:17

no waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay ! hi def tv is nothing to do with xboxes and the like... he is taking the piss grin good try though

LoveMyGirls Fri 24-Aug-07 12:09:24

Thought so!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sneaky!!!!!!!! Ok so what can i do, i need hard proof !!

lemonaid Fri 24-Aug-07 12:09:33

He is so having you on. Nice try, though... (admittedly, probably wouldn't work on an ancient TV, but he doesn't need hi def)

JodieG1 Fri 24-Aug-07 12:09:54

He's having you on. Dh has an xbox 360 and our tv isn't hi def.

Lilymaid Fri 24-Aug-07 12:09:55

DS plays his xbox 360 on a standard 14 inch television. NO doubt it would be even more realistic on Hi Def but as long as the TV has modern sockets, it will work OK.

TheQueenOfQuotes Fri 24-Aug-07 12:11:16

He's having you on (or could just be misinformed). The lovely caretaker at DS1's school promised his grandchildren (all 3 of them) an xbox each......went to find out costs and nearly fainted - especially when the man in the shop told him "you'll need a HD Tv too" (3 grandchildren one with each of his own children so not even the "option" of them sharing one).

However on doing his research (and talking to my DH) he found that he didn't need one.

sparklygothkat Fri 24-Aug-07 12:11:19

My brother brought his 360 round and played on it on our HD flat screen, TBH I didn't see a difference..

LoveMyGirls Fri 24-Aug-07 12:11:20

The tv we have now is only 5yrs old and cost us £800! So i dont really want to spend £500 onm another tv when that one works fine.

LoveMyGirls Fri 24-Aug-07 12:35:04

He is saying the picture quality isnt as good, you cant see the players on fifa, please people help me out here.

lizziemun Fri 24-Aug-07 14:04:39

DH (computer geek) had to play his on a very old portable in our bedroom and it work fine.

I have to this was because i refused to watch my programme onit.

LoveMyGirls Fri 24-Aug-07 14:43:08

He is still arguing about it, please can you all tell him how ridiculous he is being please?

There are other things we need much more like a sofa, dining table etc please can you attempt to talk sense into him !

lemonaid Fri 24-Aug-07 15:06:55

He is being ridiculous. If he wants to ogle footballers in graphic detail he can watch a match.

Alternatively, you could get the new telly BUT every evening he'll have to get down on all fours while you strap a board to his back and use him as a dining table. That sounds fair...

lemonaid Fri 24-Aug-07 15:08:36

He appears to be using "need" in the same sense that DS (2.7) does...

"I need some chocolate milk, mummy" hmm

"I need to bounce on the bed, mummy" hmm

lizziemun Fri 24-Aug-07 15:14:27

Perhaps you could suggest that he starts to sell some of his stuff (junk) to raise that money needed as you do not want any debt.

RubberDuck Fri 24-Aug-07 15:15:37

Tell him he can't have an xbox 360 and he'll have to have a Wii instead.... then nick the Wii for yourself grin

TheQueenOfQuotes Fri 24-Aug-07 16:00:05

LMG = the picture quality isn't as good - in the sense that the picture on your "standard" television while watching CBeebies isn't as good as if you were watching it on HD grin

LoveMyGirls Fri 24-Aug-07 16:44:17

He has already got a wii!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HappyMummyOfOne Sat 25-Aug-07 08:10:38

My hubby has an xbox and wouldnt consider playing it on a tv that wasnt high def. On the graphic hungry games you can see a difference i'll grudgingly admit.

However i'm fussy over certain things like handbags lol so cant complain.

Shop around, you can get a 32" hd tv for less than £500 - ive seen them on offer for around £350.

LoveMyGirls Sat 25-Aug-07 08:44:57

We have come to a compromise, if you buy a phone which i need anyway for £170 and £35 a mth (500 mins and 500 txts) you get the tv free, i pay £35 for the phone i have now anyway so really i gte a new phone (mine is rubbish, you cant hear a thing unless its on loud speaker) and a tv for £170 - Bargain!

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