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 ...