Finally got my HDTV!

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  1. Bizwah

    Bizwah Well-Known Member

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    Yes, that stimulus check was great! I probably should've saved it....but that would defeat the purpose of the check.

    I bought a Samsung 40 inch....I'll have to wait for the HD receiver from DirectTV...I'll get some extra money coming in this summer for that.
  2. Bonecrusher#31

    Bonecrusher#31 Active Member

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    Did you recently purchase a cellphone and PC too....

  3. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Congrats. And thanks for being a good American! :)
  4. DallasFanSince86

    DallasFanSince86 Pessimism Sucks

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  5. FloridaRob

    FloridaRob Well-Known Member

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    LCD I assume. Congrats. Watching sports will never be the same for you. You will feel like you are there......
  6. DemonBlood

    DemonBlood Member

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    Awesome, welcome to HD. You'll never be able to go back to crappy standard def after watching a Cowboys game in HD. You should also look into getting a Blu-Ray player for your new TV. In my opinion, sitting down in your living room watching a high def movie is way better then going to a movie theater. Well, maybe going to a 3D IMAX is better... :eek::
  7. theebs

    theebs Believe!!!!

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    It is one of the greatest inventions ever. HD that is.

    I was in frys two days ago and saw a bunch of guys playing a ps3, some car game and I couldnt believe the game was in HD too. Those must be super addictive.

    I am extremely happy I quit video games a couple of years ago!! If I had maddens in HD when I was in HIgh school I would have failed every class.
  8. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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    You'd have been ok. Madden isn't all that impressive graphically, HD or not. Other games, however, are quite gorgeous.
  9. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    How come I have not recieved my stimulus check yet? How do they disperse those damn things?

  10. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    [​IMG]...Welcome to the Real World.

  11. Bizwah

    Bizwah Well-Known Member

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    Actually, I've been resisting a cellphone....
  12. Chief

    Chief "Friggin Joke Monkey"

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    I was told the checks are being mailed in order of the last two digits of your social security number. I got mine this week. They'll be mailed throughout the next month or two, I think.

    Congrats Biz. I have a TV that my parents passed down to me ... it's from the early 1990s or late 1980s, not sure. I don't know how good I don't have it. ;)

    I thought about buying a laptop with my check, but decided to save it.
  13. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    If you're set up for direct deposit, then it'll go directly in your account. I owed a little bit, so Uncle Same got his before I got mine. But I got it direct deposited last Friday.

    What's funny is they're supposed to send a notice stating when you're supposed to receive it. I got the notice AFTER I got the rebate check.

    I'm using mine for some minor car maintenance. Oil change and new brakes.
  14. Aikmaniac

    Aikmaniac Well-Known Member

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    Congrats!! I'm looking at the same model...let me know how you like it!
  15. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    I'm still in the stone age. All of my tv's are tubes. One of them I bought in 88 at the PX in Geissen, Germany. It still works like a charm.

    Our stim check will be going to house repairs.
  16. tomson75

    tomson75 Brain Dead Shill

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    FWIW, I'm set up for a direct deposit refund or direct withdrawal.

    I received my stimulus rebate via U.S. Mail.
  17. Dawgs0916

    Dawgs0916 Will the Thrill

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    one of my first articles I was assigned to write for my cities paper :)

    Economic stimulus payments begin today by William Mallow Friday • May 02, 2008

    In an effort to stimulate the economy, which many experts are stating is in a recession, the government has offered "stimulus rebate checks" for every person who filed their individual income tax return for this past year. These payments, assuming the person filed their return by the deadline, will be sent out starting today.

    Stimulus payments will be sent out according to the last two digits of the Social Security number used on the tax return. Since the Internal Revenue Service uses Social Security numbers to determine when to send out an individual's check, people will be receiving theirs at different times. Location has no bearing on when to expect it.

    People who chose direct deposit for their federal tax incomes can expect to receive their stimulus/rebate payments between May 2 and May 16. However, people who did not choose direct deposit, and, provided that their returns were received and processed by April 15, will be getting their paper checks in the mail.

    That process starts May 16, with the initial mailings being completed by July 11. To find out where your social security number is in reference to date of payment receipt you can visit the IRS Web site at

    Payments to individual households can vary. The payment is equal to the taxpayer's net income tax liability. The minimum payment for an individual is $300, if single. If filing a joint return, the minimum is then $600. The maximum value a person can receive is $600 individual, and $1,200 joint. Each child under 17 in the family is eligible for another $300; however the limit is two per household.

    The IRS is a warning all citizens to avoid going through a third party at all costs in regards to payments. The government will never contact a person through e-mail or the phone requesting a response. Any communication will be written through the mail

    The government is hoping to get money back into circulation in people's bank accounts and wallets in order to entice the purchases of more good's to get the economy rolling and out of the lull it is currently undergoing. This idea just may be working.

    When asked what she planned to do with the expected money, Wal-Mart employee Laurie Crockett said: "This is great for me and my family. We're moving to a different house here in town so this is going to be a great boost for us. It couldn't come at a better time."

    Crockett said she expected the payments would serve their purpose of stimulating the economy, "Hey, if it's helping me, it has to help the economy right?"

    Kathy Kearns agreed. She has a family of four, including two children in the home, and she believes the government's plan seems to be on the right track. "We are remodeling our house, so we definitely are going to be using that money pretty quickly." The government can only hope that the reaction of the nation as a whole will be similar.
  18. Dawgs0916

    Dawgs0916 Will the Thrill

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  19. GZA

    GZA New Member

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    Sweet! I bet your going to enjoy it so much! :D

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