Friday, August 25, 2006

To HDTV or Not To HDTV ...

that is indeed the question. I know this problem doesn’t even to compare to a lot of unsavory crap that people have to deal with on a daily basis, and if this is my biggest problem for a long time then I will consider myself one lucky dumb white guy. Basically, I want a new TV, but I also don’t want a new TV. Make sense? I feel like a one-eyed cat in a fish store. I am driving myself crazy agonizing over the decision. Do I want Plasma? LCD? DLP? What kind of resolution do I want? 720 or 1080? Does it have a HD tuner integrated into the set or do I need to buy another tuner? How big of a screen do I want? 42 inches? 46? 50? Do I really want to see 50 inches of Paris Hilton? Do I want to order online and have it delivered? Do I want to become a professional goat masseuse? Hey where did that come from? Bad, bad, bad stream of consciousness; you are grounded mister.
After doing a little research online and at Best Buy I decided to order a Samsung 46-inch DLP TV from Amazon. Part of my research method also involved the consumption of several adult beverages. It is a tried and true method; you should definitely use it in your line of work. So to set the record straight, your honor, it is midnight, I am slightly buzzed, I am an idiot, and I have fantasies about a threesome with Smurfette and Jessica Rabbit. Ahhhh, only if you could order that online. Alrighty then. I woke up this morning at the butt crack of dawn, and it was like I had a one-night stand with a serious barker. I had severe buyer’s remorse. So I got up and rushed to the computer first thing this morning and cancelled the order before it had been placed.

For now, no HDTV for Mr. Shife, but that can all change after the consumption of several adult beverages.

Have a great weekend.

10 comments:

swedishnurse said...

I'm glad that you are back to blogging again. I was listening to my "Live at Billy Bob's" CD the other day in the car and thought of you. I still have no one down here who understands just how great a band RCPM are. They are actually coming back to my neighborhood at the end of October. So excited!!!

The Phoenix said...

Smurfette is H-O-T.

The Reverend Jon Boles said...

Hey dude:

New blog up and going.

http://stillcursedwithvision.blogspot.com

Design Goddess said...

I say yes! Fulfill your dream and become that professional goat masseuse!

leo myshkin said...

are your eyes good enough to appreciate the difference?

in my case the answer is no. people with shitty eyesight buying hi def is akin to deaf people buying audiophile quality stereos.

i still might buy one just to show the lovely mrs myshkin i'm not afraid of her.

Terence said...

Welcome back my friend. I'll have to catch up on your recent posts.

Phats said...

You should get HDTV! I have it and LOVE IT.

Smurfette is a slut, think of all the STD's she probably has from being the only female!

missy said...

I've also been thinking of buying a telly and deciding whether to ebay or not to ebay.

I just want an HD ready LCD at least 26" ...

Back to ebay!!

Zack said...

Is HDTV worth it yet? In my area there are only a few HD channels so the rest of the time you're watching regular cable that doesn't look so good on an HDTV. I'd love to get a DLP but is the money worth it in the end to get spectacular looking television 2% of the time? Maybe it is different where you are from but I'm going to wait until the cable companies catch up.

Jon said...

I just love that in a few years, we won't have a choice to HDTV or not. Freakin' government mandates.