Sunday, September 2, 2007

Wide Screen

Bonnie's boss took her and two fellow managers aside on Friday and thanked them for doing such a great job during such a difficult month. He then slipped them each "gas money." This turned out to be enough to fuel a big rig from coast to coast with money left over for a hotel and a car for the weekend.

So we went out and bought a wide screen TV. The spur-of-the-moment bonus wasn't enough for the TV, but it paid for half of it and that was enough to get us off the stick.

We love movies. We watch probably anywhere from 10 to 20 movies a month and we've been jonesing for a wide screen for some time. This increased significantly when I bought and installed a decent home theater sound system last year.

So we finally took the plunge. We have a 40 inch Sony LCD with 1080p resolution. In case you don't know what that is, neither do I. I just know the picture is much better than with a 720p resolution. We read up on Consumer Reports and compared pictures in the store, and ended up spending about $300 more than we had promised ourselves to get one we are really happy with. For the same size, we still could have spent double what we did, so we feel we were reasonably fiscally prudent.

It is so much fun to have this TV. Of course to make it really superior we need to get HDTV service from our satellite company as well as Blue Ray (I think that's what they call it) DVDs. All in good time. For the time being I just love the big picture.

Gotta run. More later perhaps.

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