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From The Old Relics To The New High Definition Televisions

Apr 19, 2008
My grandparents have been watching the same TV for the last 20 years. It's one of those great big floor models and astonishingly enough, it still ticks. They have cable but only the near-by channels.

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 watch "The View" in the morning, Wheel of Fortune in the day and then The Late Show at nighttime all on their 80s TV.

I wish they would understand what a brand new TV could do for them. It's not as if they don't have money either. They were prosperous their whole life. They made great money, provided everything we ever craved and they were fit to retire early.

I just feel that since they made so numerous sacrifices for us it's time they invest some of their money in their own enjoyment. HD televisions are not that pricey in relation to many additional things in life. They could buy one for a few hundred dollars and they wouldn't even miss it.

I have taken them to Ultimate 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 mesmerized, which is why I know they would love it if they had one.

I am not saying they should throw 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.

New change is challenging, I know this, and I know they have a difficult time getting use to 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 gift.

They denied both and said they don't need a new television and to stop talking about it. Several days after they said this to me, their nasty old tv 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 wanting to. They now watch their new HDTV as they did before but with a completely new mind set.
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