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    Technology you haven't upgraded to yet

    The Best Buy 1996 ad thread got me thinking: What technology/new gadgets do you NOT have that seemingly everyone else in your life has?

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    Smartphone or data plan. My phone does have a camera but that's about it.

    LED/LCD/plasma HD TV. Not even a flat screen. I have a 13" box with built-in VCR.

    Blu-Ray player. Or DVD player, for that matter. Watch all my DVDs on my computer...

    Netflix subscription. This blew a friend's mind the other day.

    My parents just upgraded from their 2000-ish Gateway desktop last week



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    Re: Technology you haven't upgraded to yet

    No texting/data/etc on my phone...no camera on it either.

    No netflix.


    I have most everything else tech related that is common.




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    Re: Technology you haven't upgraded to yet

    No netflix here. I am limited by lack of quality internet in this rural area



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    Re: Technology you haven't upgraded to yet

    No tablet, yet.



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    Re: Technology you haven't upgraded to yet

    I have quite a bit I need to update:

    I don't have a smart phone. I use Tracfone as my cell phone provider. I just don't use my cell phone for talking/conversation purposes unless it is an emergency. I just upgraded to an LG phone (see below) that will allow me to upload 2.0 megapixel pictures to Facebook.

    I'm stilling rolling with a DVD player that was bought for me in 2004.

    My video game consoles currently consist of Nintendo Wii and Playstation 2.

    I didn't upgrade to an HDTV until this summer. Though I don't have many HD channels (maybe just FOX,) since I'm currently living on campus and get Mediacom cable through campus housing.






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    Re: Technology you haven't upgraded to yet

    Cell phone.


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    Re: Technology you haven't upgraded to yet

    My only current (non-computer) gaming console is an N64.


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    Re: Technology you haven't upgraded to yet

    Quote Originally Posted by jsmith86 View Post
    My only current (non-computer) gaming console is an N64.
    Nothing wrong with that. I was just about to come on here and say the same thing. I still play Ken Griffey Jr. baseball on N64.



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    Re: Technology you haven't upgraded to yet

    netflix is lame, i just redbox if i want a movie.

    I am quite sick of adding more monthly bills, and for that reason, i have am not living on the bleeding edge... on the other hand, i build linux servers and run r & d on those, so i guess it depends what you mean by technology....



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    Re: Technology you haven't upgraded to yet

    TV bought a 19 inch tube my freshmen year and have been lucky enough to have had roommates that have had 30+ HDTV's. I got a smartphone a few months ago; also hoping my computer hangs on through this school year. Other than that I am up to date.



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    Re: Technology you haven't upgraded to yet

    No tablet.
    No satellite radio.
    No "powerful" game console. (XBox, PS3. Only a Wii for the kids)



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    Re: Technology you haven't upgraded to yet

    Blue ray player. I have a DVD player in my xbox 360 and desktop. I refuse to buy movies so it would be pretty useless to me. Other than that I have most stuff upgraded. No tablet I guess.



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    Re: Technology you haven't upgraded to yet

    Quote Originally Posted by HawkFanISUalum View Post
    No tablet.
    No satellite radio.
    No "powerful" game console. (XBox, PS3. Only a Wii for the kids)
    Get a 360, you will not be dissappointed. I do enjoy a lot of games for the Wii though as well.


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    Re: Technology you haven't upgraded to yet

    Quote Originally Posted by mike4cy View Post
    Get a 360, you will not be dissappointed. I do enjoy a lot of games for the Wii though as well.
    Yeah, i'm *THIS* close to dropping for the 250GB w/ Kinect. The kids love the kinect at their friend's house. We'll see what Santa brings. :)



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    Re: Technology you haven't upgraded to yet

    No 3D TV. I've seen them advertised everywhere but I have yet to meet anyone that actually has one.

    Also, no tablet. I have a smart phone that does everything that a tablet would so I haven't seen the point.



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