raymac46 Posted May 27, 2022 Share Posted May 27, 2022 Maybe I am just getting old but when it comes to tech hardware I am so far behind the curve that I'll never be current again. That said, most of my stuff seems to be good enough. Some examples: TV and Cable: I have a dumb as a rock Samsung 37 inch 1080p TV from 2009. It has legacy coax TV and analog audio outputs to a soundbar. My other TV is a standard def that belonged to my son in law back in the 1990s. I stream with an older Roku box that supports 1080p but no better. Computer: My newest one is a couple of gen GPUs and a single gen CPU behind. I also have a second gen Ryzen laptop. The rest are junkers. But they all do the job at 1080p or less. Smartphone: Mine is a Samsung about 3 years old- supports LTE and 4G. Its camera sucks but I can make the odd phone call. Cameras: Got a 7 year old DSLR and a travel camera from 2016. Both take OK photos and I cannot see how my photography would get better if I upgraded. If I wanted to shoot film I have a 20 year old Nikon SLR system. Internet: Copper coax and I get about 500 down/16 up. I'd like a bit faster upload but I can live with it. My wifi network is Generation 5 (AC) but a lot of stuff I have has older N adapters. I get a decent signal anywhere in the house. I just checked speeds on my old Thinkpad and I am getting over 215 down. The major problem with upgrades is that it's more than the cost of just say a TV. I would need to replace all the peripherals at the same time as the new TVs don't have analog connections. Welcome to the Legacy years.. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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