Why we complain

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  1. Macpropro80 macrumors 6502

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    I realized that we complain a-lot about little things we don't like about macs, and I think I know why. With apple you get a really really high quality product, a Rolls Royce of computers if you will. And after using them for an extended period of time, we as users come to expect nothing but the best from apple. So when a mac pro ships with less ram slots then we want, we complain because we expected it to have more. We have set our expectations so high that we have nothing to complain about but little things. Its actually a good thing, we experience so few major problems that we have nothing but small things to complain about. How many dell users do you know that complain about how wide the case is? or the number of ram slots? For me thats none because they are too busy trying to get their computers to boot or work in general.

    So as mac users we have every right to complain about little things because we dont have anything major to complain about.

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  2. DJ567 macrumors regular

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    humans complain because its human nature to want more regardless of how good something is, i want macs to be cheaper and i want a 40" 1080p tv and i want a better job doesn't mean the mbp i have 1080i tv or my job arent all fine as they are
     
  3. Macpropro80 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I too have a 1080i tv, instead of buying a new one, I bought a sharpy and changed the i to a p! My neighbor has a 52 inch 1080P LCD and I have to say my 50 inch panasonic 1080i plasma blows it out of the water.
     
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  5. Whiteman007 macrumors member

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    FYI 720P is better then 1080i. 1080i is better for pictures (still images).
     
  6. Macpropro80 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Not when your screen is 50 inchs in size. BTW most if not all 1080i tvs can display 720p.
     
  7. Whiteman007 macrumors member

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    BTW most if not all 1080i tvs can display 720p.

    Yes I know.

    'Progressive scan technology produces better images for the
    fast moving orientation of sports television. Simply put, with 104 mph fastballs in
    baseball and 120 mph shots on goal in hockey, the line-by-line basis of progressive
    scan technology better captures the inherent fast action of sports. For ESPN,
    progressive scan technology makes perfect sense.' Also for HD gaming.
     
  8. grue macrumors 65816

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    Your "1080i plasma" is more than likely a 1366x768 panel that can accept a 1080i input. The only true 1080i televisions are CRTs…
     
  9. Macpropro80 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    CRTs aren't wide... HD is a wide image.....
     
  10. grue macrumors 65816

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    The amazingly great Sony XBR 32" CRT that I miss very much begs to differ with you.
     
  11. Jack Flash macrumors 65816

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    Why complain?

    Because Apple makes computers out of readily available components and charges a premium for them.

    If you're going to pay the tax you're going to want Apple to put their best foot forward.
     
  12. grue macrumors 65816

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    Also, I complain because it's fun, and I help generate power by doing so!
     
  13. Macpropro80 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I actually have a sony xbr 34" CRT Tube tv and now that you mention it, it does have an amazing picture. It looks very sharp even with standard tv.
     
  14. grue macrumors 65816

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    Er whoops, I meant to say 34 not 32 before, but yeah. The damned thing might weigh 200 pounds, but they're amazing. The reason for this is because unlike LCD and plasma panels, they don't have a "native" resolution, so they don't have to fake lower resolutions, they actually display them correctly.
     
  15. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    I'm with grue. I complain because I like to complain. If I had nothing to complain about, I'd begin complaining about not having anything to complain about.
     
  16. grue macrumors 65816

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    I dig your style, bro.

    Where in MN are ya? I went to boarding school up there.
     
  17. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    But have we really set expectations so high? The pricing complaints are because Apple were offering great value on the Mac Pro hardware, effectively the base Mac Pro cost as much as it's components would at retail even a year after release. Was it so unreasonable to expect Apple to keep offering great pricing after they had been for two and a half years? The memory slot thing is an odd one, again I don't think too much to expect 6 or 12 memory slots based purely on the hardware technology. People aren't asking for the impossible and that is why it is easy to complain.

    On the Dell complainers note, there are complaints about Dell's memory slots (I think one of the i7 systems has only 3 slots) and other things regarding their internals. Infact there have been for years because of proprietary parts, you just don't get it focused on a few sites like you do with Apple.
     
  18. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    I'm spending the year living about 15 miles south of Detroit Lakes. Then, it's back to St. Paul.
     
  19. grue macrumors 65816

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    Aha, gotcha. I went to middle and high school in Faribault, but that was a while back :p
     
  20. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    I'm originally from north dakota, but have lived in minnesota since college. my wife is from minnesota and she actually has family living in faribault.
     
  21. grue macrumors 65816

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    A true midwesterner! Yeah, I was at Shattuck for hockey, so I wasn't in town much, but when I was there the big highlight was the ol Faribo West Mall, which was… awful :D

    I miss hockey. And snow :(
     
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  23. Macpropro80 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    And this has to do with complain how?

    Gosh people on this forum get so side tracked, not that I mind.
     
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  25. Macpropro80 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Use less words when you complain I hate reading! I usually just copy and paste stuff into text edit and have it read it to me, but you type to much so i get bored!
     

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