You know you're a videophile if...

Ben Drawbaugh
B. Drawbaugh|07.07.09

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Ben Drawbaugh
July 7th, 2009
You know you're a videophile if...
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  • You actually know what OAR stands for and won't watch anything but.
  • You believe edge enhancements are a crime against humanity.
  • You understand that contrast is the most important video spec.
  • You know that more P isn't always better -- as in 1080p vs 720p.
  • You realize that properly de-interlaced video is perfectly acceptable and possible.
  • You can't watch DVDs anymore.
  • HBO HD is a big joke.
  • You can explain what 3:3 pull-down is and why you'd want it.
  • You knew the actual differences between HD DVD and Blu-ray.
  • You have at least one video calibration disc on Blu-ray.
  • You don't think LCDs look better than Plasmas.
  • You've helped a random person at Best Buy pick out a TV, and you don't even work there.
  • It makes you mad that Samsung calls its new 6000, 7000 and 8000 series LED TVs.
  • You make fun of 240Hz HDTVs.
  • Your HDTV has been professional calibrated.
  • There are Blu-ray Discs in your collection because of their picture quality.
  • You know the name of the mode on your TV that disables overscan.
  • You think it simply isn't possible for downloads to ever compare to Blu-ray in quality.
  • Engadget HD is the first site you read every day when you wake up.
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