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Survey Question: Which Marriott Resorts have Digital Televisions?

TheTimeTraveler

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Which Vacation Club Marriotts are now offer HDTV in their Villas?

I believe Grande Chateau (Las Vegas) has HDTV but are there any others out there?
 

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Just left Newport Coast and it does not.
 

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I doubt if any have true HDTV. They may have flat panel displays that are either plasma or LCD, which may display at 780. I doubt if they display at 1080. Don't know, just guessing. After that, whether they are progressive or interlaced is another thing. You may be really asking whether they have flat planel displays v.s. the old cathode ray tube televisions. If that is the question, then here are the ones I know of:

Timber Lodge
Phase 1: CRT
Phase 2&3: Flat

Grand Chateau
Some of both, Flat in 3 bedroom living room, also phase dependent

Maui Ocean Club
Suites: CRT
Villas: Flat
 

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I think the subject needs to be revised. I would think that most Marriott Timeshares use DirecTV, the signals of which are all digital. The subject should read which Marriott's offer HDTV. There is a difference between HDTV and digital, but many people confuse the two.
 

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There is a difference between HDTV and digital, but many people confuse the two.

I'm afraid most of the terminology surrounding TVs today is confusing, as my earlier post noted. I'm still wondering what TheTimeTravelers question really is?

BTW, in 2009 (February?) all broadcasts (by nature, over the air) will be in digital...
 
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A few weeks ago, we stayed in the 4400 building at Newport Coast Villas. It's one of the five new buildings that opened this year. We had three flat-screen HD televisions — a large one in the living room and smaller (but still appropriately large) ones in each of the bedrooms.

But when we turned the TVs on, we discovered that none of the channels were HD. In fact, none of the channels were even digital. All were analog. These televisions showed just how bad the analog signals are when blown up on a big screen (especially for those of us who have HD televisions at home). The TV actually displayed the text "ANALOG" in the corner of each channel as we progressed through the channels.

On the morning that the Olympics began, we received a note that NBC would be available in hi-def. Sure enough! The picture was great:

ncv_hdtv.jpg


Thank you to Newport Coast Villas!

I learned that the Newport Coast Villas Resort is in the process of replacing all the old RCA televisions that are still in most of the villas with new flat-screen LG televisions like those in our villa. (The exception is that that some of the relatively new villas have relatively new Sony Wega TVs, and these won't be replaced yet.)

Also, I learned that more and more HD channels will be phased in over the next 12 months or so.

I hope that when we stay next year, most villas will have large flat-screen televisions with plenty of HD channels, and that the remaining channels will use digital signals rather than analog signals.

By the way, just because broadcast channels are switching to digital, it doesn't mean that cable systems (including those within resorts) won't still deliver analog signals.
 
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