In the interest of cutting to the chase: I bought a high-def TV.
I actually got it last Friday, which is the first time I’ve gone out on “Black Friday” and tried to get a good deal on stuff. It’s a 32″ 720p no-name LCD, normally $750, marked down to $600 for the day.
I didn’t have to wake up early and fight crowds or anything, either. I strolled into the Columbia Best Buy at about noon, didn’t have a problem finding parking, and there was a pile of TVs sitting there waiting for me. The other ones I was looking at were a 37″ version of the same one I got, for an extra hundo, and a 32″ Sony Bravia for an extra hundo on top of that. I’m a tightwad, which ruled out the Bravia, and having set the thing up, the 37″ wouldn’t actually have fit on my coffee table without banging into the bookshelves. I think I did alright.
The cable here is in Becki’s name, so I had to make her call and get the Hi-Def hooked up, which Comcast was only able to do today, so this is the first time I’ve actually been able to sit down and watch proper HD on it, though the Wii looks pretty good, even at 480i.
Holy crap this is so much def.
I know it’s not the highest - my old roommate Chris and my friend Rob both have HD projectors on a 100+” screen, and several people I know have bigger, better TVs - including my Dad, who has two.
Still, this is a lot of def. It is almost too much def, if such a thing were possible.