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2 in 1™ - price markup / video input

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by --zeSto--, Dec 8, 2003.

  1. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    Time for another of Kilo's 2 in 1™ threads.

    PART 1 _____________________________

    So I want to buy a thermos. You know that metal jugs that aren't
    really all that big but they hold like 2-3 cups of coffee? Well dont go to Starbucks!

    :evil2:

    let me try to figure out the markup on these things....
    They are available in bulk for $12 usd. Now the starbucks near my house
    sells them for $26 usd or $42 canadain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    At a normal exchange rate. $26 us is only $34 canadian. Why the extra tenner?

    so after figuring the conversion.... a canadian starbucks has a $20 mark up on the thermos.
    Probably more actually because they buy them in bulk orders of a billion³.

    http://www.worldbank.org/infoshop/images/thermos.jpg'>

    ^ Imagine the mark up on a World Bank thermos! I'd have to devalue my currency like Argentina!

    [color=silver]PART 2 _____________________________[/color]

    Here's a question for the computer savy out there.
    Would it be better to get monitor with TV inputs or to get a 'TV input card'
    installed into the computer? I'm thinking that not going though the computer
    would be more versatile. Any wise words?

    anyone have a TV line into their monitor or into their comp?



    [img]http://www.tigerdirect.com/images/skuimages/large/p610-1780.jpg'>
    [img]http://www.tigerdirect.com/images/itemDetails/P/P610/P610-1780/videoConnectivity.jpg'>[img]http://www.tigerdirect.com/images/itemDetails/P/P610/P610-1780/remoteControl.jpg'>

    as they say on the continent... hollaski!
     
  2. Dr. Dazzle

    Dr. Dazzle Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 19, 2001 Messages: 8,147 Likes Received: 3
    Jeez, I could have told you that!
     
  3. Dr. Dazzle

    Dr. Dazzle Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 19, 2001 Messages: 8,147 Likes Received: 3
    My suggestion would be to get your scanner working, so you can send long overdue sketches to people.....

    ;)
     
  4. DETO

    DETO 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 25, 2002 Messages: 11,316 Likes Received: 138
     
  5. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    hey dazzle.. that post was directed at gucci's porno he posted.

    and just FYI.... I DID another outline this weekend.
    cant rush these things.
     
  6. mr.yuck

    mr.yuck Veteran Member

    Joined: May 12, 2000 Messages: 6,952 Likes Received: 6
    As you all know I pretty much hate technology. It always seems to break on me. I would just get a TV. Afterall...I thought you didnt have a nerd box at home.

    As for the starbucks thermos. Can you say homemade krink marker?
    :lol:
     
  7. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    I dont have a computer at home, but I want one.
    I wouldn't hook up the internerd but I could use a way
    to play my many gigs of mp3's at home. plus with a DVD drive...
    it's a total media center!

    http://images.tigerdirect.com/skuimages/large/S451-3065.jpg'>

    just because I dont own a TV (the roomate does)
    and when I move out eventually I'm going to want something.
    I'd much prefer to have a 19' flat screen that also works with the computer
    than some shit CRT tube crapola that I found for $100.
     
  8. Dr. Dazzle

    Dr. Dazzle Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 19, 2001 Messages: 8,147 Likes Received: 3
    Hahaha...I know, I know, I'm just like a little kid before christmas, knowing what he's going to get, but getting more and more excited each day....

    FASTER DAMN YOU, FASTER!!
     
  9. Dr. Dazzle

    Dr. Dazzle Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 19, 2001 Messages: 8,147 Likes Received: 3
  10. mr.yuck

    mr.yuck Veteran Member

    Joined: May 12, 2000 Messages: 6,952 Likes Received: 6
    <span style='color:black'>I got my 54" TV for about $750. That would probably be about $80,000,000 Canadian with the mark up. That thing looks kinda cool but if it breaks i bet its expensive to fix. And you know that everything new breaks. It always does.:D

    Oh by the way that gif tag you sent me is some pretty cool shit. Im about to take it appart and see what you did. I'll become an image nerd yet.</span>:p
     
  11. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    wow... nice find Dazzle! That totally answered my question!

    from the article...

    Bottom Line

    Having the TV and video function built into the monitor, rather than on a PC card, is very cost effective and an efficient use of resources. It would cost me much more to install a TV tuner card and buy a separate LCD monitor and would tax my computer system more. I am very happy with the video and audio quality and functions provided in a light, thin package.
     
  12. Thats kinda fuckin awesomelarious
     
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