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Critic's Notebook

Sharper, brighter, crisper, but is HDTV better?

Senator John McCain, here talking to Barbara Walters on 'The View,' looks even older than 71 in high-definition. Senator John McCain, here talking to Barbara Walters on "The View," looks even older than 71 in high-definition. (Globe staff photo illustration)
By Matthew Gilbert
Globe Staff / June 8, 2008

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I lost my high-definition virginity to "The View." I'd seen the morning cluck-fest a hundred times before, but never like this, as crystalline and bright as a chandelier. In the table's mirror-like sheen, I saw reflections of the ladies' heads, like trees on the surface of a lake. I could almost smell the Lemon Pledge. Above the table and its ... (Full article: 1427 words)

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