Wednesday, May 31, 2006

"Well, They've Got Sorny, Panaphonics, Magnetbox...."

After years of needless suffering, Malibu Stacy and I are seriously looking into getting an HDTV.

There are a number of reasons, but high on the list are the simple facts that the World Cup is right around the corner and the start of the 2006 NFL season is just 99 short days away. Once you've watched either sport on an HDTV, there's just no going back to the 22" thing we've got with the blurry line on top and the lower corner that tends to go blue.

Anyway, in an effort to educate myself and lower my sense of self-worth, I've been busy looking around at the various products out there. While I've never been swayed by an ad before, this stunning ad for the Sony Bravia just might work its magic on me. The visuals are extremely cool, and the fact that they set it to Jose Gonzalez's cover of "Heartbeats" takes it up to eleven.

Do yourself a favor and bask in its glory.

5 comments:

Mr Furious said...

That's a pretty good ad...

I haven't considered the HDTV option seriously yet, I continure to believe that punting that move down the road will pay off. The longer you wait the cheaper and better the set will be. That and the fact that I'm not clear they have the whole HDTV broadcast thing worked out...

You can get a really nice 27-inch WEGA for under $400, That's what we did when my ProScan shit the bed. The Sony is a much better set for half the money I spent on the ProScan ten years ago...

Thrillhous said...

Yeah, sports are really nice on the hd. just don't flip over to one of the news channels. some folks were never meant to be seen up close.

sideshow bob said...

I'm putting off getting one because they just won't fit in my entertainment center. That, and they're still too damn expensive.

I'm not made of money, you know!

grandpaboy said...

We're going through a similar dilema. Our twenty-something inch tv is ten years old, and we're getting ready to take the plunge. I haven't made up my mind. It's like doing homework.

Otto Man said...

I haven't made up my mind. It's like doing homework.

Tell me about it. I was looking over all the specs, and it felt like that nightmare where it's the big Chem exam and you haven't been to class all year.

Or as StudioDave calls it, "10th grade."