We have bought a new television.
I’d go further and say that we have move in to the 21st century with our televisual purchase.
When I first met OH I didn’t have a tv, when we moved in together he brought his enormous 18stone tv with him – it was one of those huge ones which not only weighed a huge amount but was about three feet deep as well!! Okay probably not three feet but huge all the same. This survived until earlier this year. OH regularly talked about replacing it with a new flat screen but my moto was -it is not broken so it stays.
Anyway it died back in March or April and OH was thrilled to think we could now buy a new smart flat screen but, No! I reminded him that in the bottom of one of the wardrobes was my late mother’s tv, bought not long before she died. Not a smart flat screen but slightly lighter than the big beast.
However eight years in a bottom of a wardrobe hadn’t done TV number 2 any favours and it has been flaky the wh0le time we have been using it. It regularly loses colour for an hour or more at a time, giving us a sense of tv watching in the 1970s as we view everything in black and white. Then the colour would come back to the screen causing one of us to say ‘Toto, I don’t think we are in Kansas anymore!’ But it would only be a matter of minutes before we were back in black and white Kansas again.
So this past week we decided to bite the bullet and get a decent tv. Also I don’t think you get a cheaper TV licence for black and white televisions anymore so there really was nothing to gain from hanging on to it!!
As this is something that has been on the cards for ages there was enough money in the ‘new tv savings pot’ for the purchasing of a new tv just before Christmas not to be a problem.
We now have a lovely flat screen TV that is all HD and, apparently, UHD ready – whatever that means. It does all sort of internet stuff and apparently, according to OH, is all wonderful and brilliant. For me it is just nice to see the world in colour again!
The clarity of the screen really highlights how long it has been since we have had a decent picture and there are some tv presenters for whom HD is no friend!
Other than that it has been a weekend of taking the old tv to the tip, and today a lovely lunch out with lots of friends.
Off now to watch Homeland – in colour!
I hope you all had a good weekend.