"Conjunction, junction what's your function? Hooking up words and phrases and clauses."I heard this ditty on the radio the other day. It brought back a flood of memories: sitting in front of my parent's large console television set - this huge white piece of furniture my parents bought at Levitz - watching Saturday morning cartoons.
Saturday mornings were a kid's dream. I'd get up early to make sure I didn't miss my favorites: Banana Splits, Davey & Goliath, Land of the Lost. I had such a crush on Will -- Wesley Eure what a little hunk.
Today while I got up early, I didn't turn on the television; I went on the Internet. My TV is not worth watching. So to get to my point, we're finally thinking of breaking down and getting a new TV.
The TV I currently have is from 1996. I bought it from this sweetheart of a lesbian at Sears. It's a Panasonic and while it has worked out well, still running perfect, I want a flat screen.
I haven't come to this decision lightly.
For the past couple of months I've been researching the technology and am still confused. For one, I'm not sure whether to get an LCD, plasma or LED. I've read the pros and cons of them all. Apparently the LED is superior but is more expensive and, as far as I know, doesn't come in anything larger than a 55". We're thinking of a 60 or 65". The Great Room is sized perfectly for it. I've read all about the distance you should be seated in proportion to the size. We'll probably wind up with an LCD for I've heard about problems with plasmas and am not willing to take out a second mortgage for an LED. Then again the prices of plasmas have come down. So who knows. As you can see I'm still undecided.
The other concern I have is dealing with the furniture. While I've always been one to like the television hidden, for a 60+ inch I'll need to let go of that requirement. So what to do with this huge cabinet that currently houses the 26" Panasonic bubble? The cabinet weighs a ton. Moving it will require a couple of strong men (actually if they're cute this might be fun to watch) to relocate it.
Also there's the sound system and DVD. Mine are crap! So along with a new television, console to put it on (or hang it...again haven't decided), we'll need a new sound system and Blu-ray DVD.
This isn't going to be cheap.
Then there's the cable television service. I'll need to upgrade for HDTV compatibility. While I think I might have the basics for it from updating my contract with Comcast, there may be additional fees to incur for better service.
So my options are I could continue to squint at my bubble 26" Panasonic whilst sitting 12 feet away and continue to not be able to see the direction in which the football is going or I could go to a big box store and get a new TV. (Talk about conjunctions!) Then again wouldn't it be fun to watch an old Land of the Lost DVD on my huge HDTV and see Wesley Eure come to life in my Great Room?
Anyway, we're still a couple months away before we get one so let me know what you think.