Saturday, September 22, 2012

21st Century, Here I Am!

Boo-ya! Operation Giant-Ass TV has now reached stage six! Meaning my big-picture goodness is now operational. Of course, the signal coming in from my cable is still crap. And my house currently looks like DVDs, bits of shelving, and random packing materials have exploded all over it. But these things can be dealt with. After I eat some well-deserved lunch.

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  1. What did you end up getting? And yes you will need an HD receiver to get the HD channels on your cable :)

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    1. It's a 55" Insignia LCD TV. And my current cable doesn't even have HD channels. I have very primitive 20th century cable. I need to change that very soon.

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    2. ...and for some reason, said cable has gone out completely today. Even though it was working fine yesterday. Dammit, if it's going to die on me, can't it wait a couple of weeks until I replace it?

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  2. See it knows you are going to replace it so it is seeking revenge :)

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    1. Hee! It did come back, though. Possibly it's counting on my tendency to procrastinate to ensure that it gets to hang around for a while yet.

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  3. Getting digital cable will only help your picture quality a little bit, last time I checked they didn't have any HD channels, period. Satellite is the only way to get them here.

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    1. Why am I somehow not surprised? Stupid Socorro.

      Still, my cable as it is at the moment sucks. Forget the picture resolution, half the time it's annoyingly staticky. So anything has to be an improvement. But I'll probably end up going with satellite, anyway. I really need to start doing some research into what's worth getting. I don't want to end up paying ridiculous amounts of money, considering how little I actually watch stuff as it airs, as opposed to waiting until it comes out on DVD, but I definitely need something better than what I've got. I am considering going with DirecTV, since I can bundle it with my phone service, but I'm not sure how much that'd save me.

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