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Monday, 7 March 2011

Televisions. And doggy birthdays.

The time has come to say goodbye to a long serving and faithful friend. Yes, dear readers the Rascal family's main tv -a near 10 year old Samsung Plano- has just about come to the end of it's useful lifespan, as it's developed an almost constant high pitched squeal and a strange line sometimes occurs across the top third of the screen. I know what you're thinking -"why is he telling us this?" I'm telling this to you to see if anyone else has the same thoughts as me about modern Tv's. I have no problem replacing the Samsung -it's been great for a long while- but when we bought it, it was huge.  Now, it appears, it's tiny.
We were round at our daughters a few days ago, and in their living room they have a TV that must be nearly 5 feet across -it's ridiculous. Their room isn't the biggest and this thing completely dominates it. Like a shire horse in a bedsit. Not for me.
And, at the risk of sounding old, have you tried looking at Tv's to buy recently? I have.
"Ah, you want a 60 inch lcd with hd 3d wifi backlit plasma"
"Do I?"
I didn't. I just want to watch the rugby without it screeching. A Sony Bravia it is then, the same size as the one we have now.

Do not want






Also, it's the Devil Dogs' birthday. She's 1.


7 comments:

Amber said...

Wow. She is so scary looking in her bandanna. Haha. (She is quite cute.)

Oh, and I still have a 55 inch standing big screen that is an astounding 13 years old. Everyone comes over and says "Why have you never bought a new TV", I am like.....I haven't had to. It still works.

I will buy a new one when mine goes that way of yours. And then I am sure I will run across the same dilemma as you, in that I have no clue about technology.

fizzee rascal said...

I think she's very cute, but I might be biased.

And dread the day your tv goes wrong and you have to choose a new one.

a better individual said...

that dog is wicked.
I need to go out and get a new telly shortly and am seriously daunted by it all. Have no idea what the difference is between them all.

I know nothing about cars therefore tend to stay away from mechanics and am putting off going to a tech retail shop to buy a TV for the same reason!

Don't want to be shafted by a good salesman!

fizzee rascal said...

Your best bet is to collar a friend who knows what they're talking about and getting them to go with you.

Nice to see you here.

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a better individual said...

will do.

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