Do you ever wonder what I tell people when they come up to me at a party and ask “What should I buy as my new television?” The website Slashdot wondered, and they commissioned a video interview of me that they call “HDTV Expert Alfred Poor Tells You What to Buy and What Not to Buy“. (The interview was conducted, recorded, and edited by my friend and colleague Robin Miller.)
I won’t recap the whole conversation here, but at the end, you’ll find out the specs for the television that I would buy today if I were replacing our current television.
The big news, though, is about what happens when a story about your site ends up on the home page of Slashdot, like mine did yesterday. Because there was a link to the HDTV Almanac in the piece, curious visitors flocked to this site. Perhaps I should say “flooded” the site, sort of like a digital tsunami. Within an hour of the video being posted, my site was down because the monthly bandwidth allocation had been exhausted. (Needless to say, that has never happened before.) Thanks to the great folks at our hosting service, Advanced Network Hosts, the site was back up and running in just minutes. By the end of the day, more than 12,000 visitors dropped by to check out the HDTV Almanac yesterday.
So if you encountered a strange error message yesterday, or perhaps the site loaded a little slower than usual, that’s what was going on. And if you’re one of the new visitors who cam here by way of Slashdot, thanks for dropping by! I hope you’ll keep checking back for the latest independent news and commentary on HDTV and related home entertainment topics.