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My Parents Are In The Click With Their New HDTV

Mar 29, 2008
My mom and dad have been watching the same TV for the last 15 years. It's one of those great big floor models and astonishingly enough, it still works. They have cable but only the near-by stations.

If they weren't huge TV watching fans, I wouldn't care their TV is as old as the hills but they watch it all day long. They follow their local news in the morning, Wheel of Fortune in the daytime and then The Late Show at night all on their 80s television.

I wish they would realize what a nicer television could do for them. It's not as if they don't have money either. They were successful their entire lifetime.

They made good money, provided everything we ever craved and they were fit to withdraw early. I just feel that since they made so many sacrifices for us it's time they spend some of their money in their own enjoyment.

HD televisions are not that expensive in relation to numerous added things in life. They could buy one for a few thousand dollars and they wouldn't even miss it.

I have taken them to Ulimate Electronics a few times to show them the new HDTV and HD pictures on them. They are both impressed and sometimes it takes a while for me to get them out of the HDTV area.

They are in awe, which is why I know they would love it if they had one. I am not saying they should pitch out their old TV because a part of me thinks they have an emotional connection to it.

They could always move it to the other room and even watch it if one of them craved to watch something different. Change is challenging, I know this, and I know they have a difficult time getting use to new stuff like HDTV.

I asked them if they would like me to buy it for them or if they would be mad if I bought it for them as a gift. They denied both and said they don't need a new tv and to stop talking about it.

Several weeks after they said this to me, their television finally shot craps. They considered getting it worked on but then broke down and bought an HDTV.
Would you believe they called me and said they should have bought it years ago?

They said the HD picture was out of this world and they
have no idea how they dealt with the old one for so long. I didn't tell them, "I told you so" but I certainly was thinking it. They now watch their new HDTV as they did before but with a whole new
appreciation.
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