Incoming Best Buy CEO Receives Millions to Save Struggling Electronics Chain

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FrancesTheMute

Carlson isn't just a travel company. They own hotels and restaurant and stuff like that, too. They own the Radisson hotel chain, and TGI Fridays restaurant chain.

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kevaskous

Maybe because their prices suck, their stock is shit for the most part, especially pc wise. Dunno what else to say, just not worth going there, why would anyone, they jack up their TV screens to crazy levels so you don't actually see one as you would at home either, so you can't exactly preview anything subjectively. so might as well buy on whim, since you still are anyways.

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tekknyne

Interesting insight

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D1stinct

I haven't been in a Best Buy for years but...

"they jack up their TV screens to crazy levels so you don't actually see one as you would at home either"

Huh? Do you mean they literally have their TV's high on the wall? Or do you mean they are running their TV's on Blu-Ray? I'm confused... does Best Buy have some unreleased technology that consumers don't have to make their displays look better?!?!

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kevaskous

No it's not that they calibrate it too(Which they do and yes you can get them easily) It's that they amp up all the color levels and brightness through the roof to make them both eye catching and to be more easily seen with all the lights they got, every major store does this to my knowledge, so you would never even want it to look like that in a home setting, calibrated or not. so that makes it a crap shoot on whether or not you'd still like it, once it's home, so what the fuck is the point of it? lol

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moneyfairy

As odd as it sounds he is actually right. They have a device that calibrates the TV that makes the picture a lot better then you could realistically achieve at home. I used to work at the home theater section and used it on the TVs

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Marc

Where does one obtain this mystical device of wizardry?

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jnite

That's interesting. Is such a device available to the public to buy I wonder, or is that one of those specially made devices only for businesses?

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Lednaara

Yes there are devices and they are available, just do a web search for HDTV calibration device. (The spam filter will not let me type the name in lol.)

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D1stinct

Interesting... I just wanted to make sure he wasn't one of those people that bought an HD TV and went home, plugged it up to their non-HD receiver and got pissed! Lol... I'm sure we've all known someone like that! I do... I actually know someone that thinks they have Netflix on their TV... but this person doesn't even have an internet connection(technically they do have netflix on their TV, but they don't have a Netflix subscription, let alone a broadband connection).

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