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It's Time To Get A New TV

Apr 9, 2008
My grandparents have been watching the same television for the last 13 years. It's one of those great big floor models and surprisingly enough, it still works. They have cable but only the near-by channels.

If they weren't huge TV viewing fans, I wouldn't care their TV is as old as I am but they watch it all day long. They catch The Price is Right in the morning, Jeopardy in the daytime and then The Late Show at nighttime all on their 80s television.

I wish they would realise what a brand new television could do for them. It's not as if they don't have money either. They were prosperous their entire life.

They made great money, provided everything we ever sought and they were able to withdraw early. I just feel that since they made so numerous sacrifices for us it's time they expend some of their money in their own enjoyment.

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

I have taken them to Best Buy 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 sentimental affection to it.

They could always move it to the other room and even watch it if one of them wanted to watch something different. Change is difficult, I know this, and I know they have a hard time accepting new technology 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 present.

They denied both and said they don't need a new tv and to stop talking about it. A few days after they said this to me, their television finally gave out. They considered getting it fixed but then caved in and bought an HDTV.

Would you believe they called me and said they should have bought it years ago? They said the HD image 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, "See what I mean" but I certainly was thinking it. They now watch their new HDTV as they did before but with a totally different understanding.
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