Entering the world of HDTV

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We're entering the world of high definition television!

After several Google searches to learn more about LCD and plasma and HDTV and a bunch of other terms still swimming in my head, we decided on a Panasonic TH-42PX60U 42-inch Plasma HDTV. Lots of excellent online reviews.

Of course, Amazon was my first stop...$1449.99 (raised to $1499.99 when I checked again yesterday). I then hunted around the Web to price compare. Froogle yielded lower prices from unknown-to-me online retailers.

I found the television at Frys for $1249.00 with free shipping - and even including sales tax, the cost was less than the tax-free-and-free-shipping price at Amazon. So we ordered it last night - and expect delivery tomorrow.

How exciting!

Our livingroom is not big enough for a screen much larger. We sit about 8 feet from the screen which is in the recommended range for a 42-inch wide-screen television. Our current tube-based television is, I think, 40-inches diagonally measured - and it is huge and heavy.

So, if we already have a big-screen television, why are we getting another one?

Well, the TV room is calling out for a larger television. And my craft room is calling for a larger television. And my home office doesn't have a television. And we're spoiling ourselves.

The 40-inch monster is moving into the closet in the TV room. The 24-inch (estimate) television currentlyl in the TV room is moving into either the craft room or my home office. If into the craft room, the 13-inch television in there is moving into my office.

Of course, getting an HDTV television isn't all that needs to be done to view high definition television. HDTV programming is needed. And an HDTV receiver to decode the HDTV programming. Our new television has a built-in HDTV tuner which allows us to receive over-the-air HDTV programs (i.e., not cable or satellite programs), but an HDTV receiver is needed to receive HDTV programming from our satellite TV provider. I'm not too pleased by the additional $20 per month cost for HDTV programming (the package must include the SPEED channel, so the Silver level is what we'll get).

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Enjoys crocheting, gardening, cats, NASCAR (especially Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch!), reading, photography, snorkeling in Kailua-Kona with sea turtles, Sizzler's Mega Bacon Cheeseburgers, hot and iced decaf coffee, dark chocolate, color (yarn, fabric), playing around with web technologies - not necessarily in that order! Still very much a beginner with quilting, knitting, and sewing. Donates crocheted lap blankets.

List maker, detail-oriented, organized, leans heavily toward perfectionism. ISTJ. Libra.

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