Samantha Ling (lingtm) wrote,
Samantha Ling

aytch dee tee vee

A few days ago, Chris and I finally took the plunge and got a new TV. The one that we had was an old style 28″ fat butt tv. We were having trouble seeing some of the text in a couple of games. There’s nothing worse than the two of us, bent over the tv, two inches away from it while squinting to try and figure out what the hell the game wanted us to do.

There was a lot of back and forth about the size we were going to get. Chris said 32″ and I said 50″. Granted, it was all a negotiating tactic. I knew Chris wanted a smaller one and he knew I wanted a bigger one. We discussed this for almost a year before we actually went and got a tv. And it was totally on super sale, so it was a good time to upgrade. We ended up with a 42″ mid-range LG tv. It’s nothing fancy, but good enough for us.

It was all fantastically easy to set up. These new tvs are a lot like computer monitors, so they’re all plug-n-play.

The only problem was that our cable box was for a standard tv, so Chris had to go to the Brighthouse office (which is on the UCF campus. Like seriously? You have to pay for campus parking to go to that office!). He went to the office and exchanged it for an HD cable box. It only cost $2 more a month and that was probably because the DVR box for HD has a bigger harddrive. But $2 a month is totally doable.

And OMG, Jenn had said that once I went HD, I couldn’t go back. Well, she was right. That HD makes such a huge difference. Chris was watching Man vs. Food and declared that the Eagle’s Deli burgers looked so much more disgusting in HD.

Yeah, that plastic protection stuff is still on there. We’re waiting at least a week to see if we have to return it for some reason

Look at that! It looks like they dipped the patties in an old grease bucket! So gross. But surprisingly, people don’t look that different. I know HD was such a huge difference about making people look horrible, but everyone just looks clearer, but not worse.

Games, omg, games are so nice. But Chris said that people’s head’s are now the size of dinner plates. But you know what? I can read the f’in TEXT. Sweet Jebus, I’m no longer wandering around not knowing what the hell the quest was (Cuz I skip those cut scenes. I know, I know, people worked hard on those, but damn, those cut scenes take forever. I just want to shoot stuff!)

My only lament is that I don’t have this upstairs where I work so I can gaze at the fantastic thing that is the HD. Not that I’d watch it. I can’t watch anything and do actual work at the same time.

Oh, btw, the dryer is doing great. We’ve done a couple of loads of laundry and they no longer take four hours to dry! Yaaaay!

Crossposted to Samantha Ling, Dreamwidth and Livejournal


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