International Bon Vivant and Raconteur (nick_kaufmann) wrote,
International Bon Vivant and Raconteur

The TV Nerd Joins the 21st Century

Miraculously, enough work has been coming in this summer that I was finally able to afford a 32" flat screen HDTV (the Sharp Aquos, for those who want to know), and boy is she a beauty. Now I can't stop watching. Unfortunately, with it being summer, there's nothing on, so I do a lot of channel flipping and the putting on of random DVDs just to see how they look, basking in the soft, irradiating glow of 32 inches of awesome, flat screen, HD love.

My old TV was purchased in 1995, which I discovered when I threw out the receipt I'd kept, and was only 21", but weighed about twice the amount the new flat screen does. Jesus, these things are amazing pieces of machinery.

I also went to the Time Warner center on 23rd Street in Manhattan and traded in my regular old cable box for an HD cable box -- and then spent over an hour trying to set it up because I'm a moron. But now it's working perfectly and the HD channels are fucking amazing! This upgrade is a dream come true for the TV Nerd! I can only imagine how gone-but-not-forgotten shows like Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles would have played in widescreen HD on this thing, and I can't wait for this Sunday's True Blood on the HBO HD channel so I can inspect every pore on Sam's face!

My love affair with television has been reignited!
Tags: tv nerd

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