Friday, November 28, 2008

How Fortuitous

Our Panasonic TV died this evening after about 15 years of service. If it was going to happen, let it be on the biggest sale weekend of the year. The newspapers are filled with Wide Screen TV loss leader sales. Those are likely sold out, but there are still plenty of deals left. So tomorrow we go looking for the small models of the new HDTV technology. Wish us luck.

7 comments:

Don Snabulus said...

We now have this new TV thing. Time to learn a new remote control.

Arkonbey said...

my dad got a gigantic flat screen last year when his 10-year old CRT tv died.

Now he's got a remote that costs $100 and even I can't figure it out.

Good luck.

Rent your favorite movie to break it in! No sense in wasting that high-def with another episode of Deal or No Deal ;)

Don Snabulus said...

Ark,

We re-re-re-re-re-watched Serenity as our first film. It was shiny!

I think we got a power surge or similar because our DVD/VCR died at the same time.

Our replacement movie player is the same brand as the TV (Samsung), so the remotes kind of cross-talk (which is both good and bad).

We are so accustomed to juggling 4 of the dang things that it is kind of nice to see them cooperating a little. If I gather enough pixie dust, I might be able to get our Comcast remote to take care of most of our needs without the need to switch. Fingers be crossed.

The Moody Minstrel said...

Wouldn't you know it: I just found "Serenity" in a DVD bargain bin at one of my favorite stores in Narita. Time to catch up...

Don Snabulus said...

Serenity is a good stand-alone movie, but Firefly is the series that came before it and the character development has mostly been done before the movie (although the people I've known that have seen the movie first still enjoyed it).

Dean Wormer said...

Gratz on the new tellie! It really is a happy time when a new television crosses the threshold to your house.

Swinebread said...

It is a nice new TV that's for sure