Friday, November 12, 2010

Getting a Big-Screen, HD TV: A Nevin Barich Blog Experience

I was at work the other day when my wife Ramona sent me the following text message:

I'm buying us a TV! 42-inch LG LCD with Internet connectivity so you can use your Playstation 2 and we can get movies from Netflix!

Hand of God: I have never loved Ramona more than I did at that moment.

As I write this, I am in front of my new TV -- which I named Bessie -- watching the movie Old School, awestruck at how the frat parties are so much clearer in HD. I mean, you can really see the detail on the beer bongs. It's practically life-like.

I am among the last people on Earth to have an HD TV. If you know me, this shouldn't be surprising. It's not that I don't like TV. I love it!! Ramona and I are huge TV watchers. But I'm also a creature of habit, easy to please. I mean, I don't need much. I'm cool with paper plates, 16-bit Super Nintendo, flip phones with no texting keyboards, and until recently, a 20-inch box TV.

I'm loyal to things that serve my needs well. I still have socks from the 1990s. I wear shoes until they disintegrate. I'm not particularly fond of changing brands of toothpaste. So it wasn't easy for me to just jump right into an HD TV. I was used to boxed TVs. They were cheap, sturdy, and had a good picture. What more did I need? Sure, all my friends laughed at me, made fun of me, and called me "1960s Guy", but these are also people that would trade in their loyal, loving older dog for a brand new puppy.

Luckily, my wife stepped in and made the hard choice I couldn't make. I'm Vito Corleone -- who couldn't bring himself to order his daughter's husband killed even though he was responsible for the death of son -- and Ramona is Michael Corleone, the one willing to give the order.

Ramona got the new TV and killed the old one, making her man happy...and allowing me to view my HD without guilt.

Damn, this picture is clear.

What's my point here? No point. I mean, I have a flatscreen TV. It's big, it looks great, and tomorrow I'm watching the Manny Pacquiao fight on it.

Life is good.

Especially in HD.


And now for this week's:


There's a bacon candle on the market!!




Matt said...

Bout freakin' time

Josh said...


Ken said...

Once you go HD, you never go back. It's a beauty thing

Michelle said...

Did you buy it or your wife buy it? lol

Nev said...

The wife. But it was our money. LOL

Sean said...

Congrats! HD is awesome. Ken's right, you will never go back

Gene said...

Why LCD as opposed to LED?