Wednesday, April 23, 2008

WOW! I got color tv!

It's official. Well, not quite. But soon! I'm buying a high-def LCD tv this weekend. I even know which one. It's a Philips 7403 series, 42", 1080p, 120hz refresh rate tv with 4 (count 'em) 4 HDMI connectors. It doesn't have that stupid "ambi-light" thing that Philips had tried to flog which did nothing but add to the cost of the set. It's a bargain because Philips is surrendering the domestic US market for tv's and selling their franchise name to the Chinese. Meanwhile, though, they're having a fire sale on their existing stock (with full warranties).

It's a bargain at twelve-hundred bucks.

When I saw it my mind flashed back to 1960, and to the following commercial which I fondly recalled from my childhood. This'll drag you down memory lane (if you're over 50).

It also reminds me of the good old days when television commercials were interminably long at 60 seconds. Thank God THOSE days are over.

You will, no doubt, be hearing lots more about the new set once I get it (mostly buyer's remorse, no doubt).

Meanwhile, sit back and relax. The following program ...


Bev Sykes said...

That NBC commercial took me back. I didn't have color until Walt and I were married and had kids. But I remember when programs started being broadcast in color and my mother, sister and I would sit there watching that damn peacock, saying "Oooo...I'll bet that's beautiful in color.

As for your HDTV, I didn't understand a thing you said. But we DO have a new HDTV (32", though) and tomorrow our HD cable box arrives, so I'll be able to get an inkling of what we actually HAVE.

JoyZeeBoy said...

You will wonder how you ever got along without it.

We got our color set just in time for the start of the fall season in September, 1964! I still remember the first time I saw Lassie in color! She was one beautiful pooch.