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I have 2 old style Television sets. They are both 27 Inches, and pictures are great. So, I had no intention of buying new TVs.
TVs are major appliances, I need to save money to buy a house, I thought...
Then, today, I checked prices on TVs? They are so cheap. I can buy a decent 32" TV for about $300.00. That's rediculous. I love TV. TV is my best friend (I know it's pathetic, but that's how it is when you are single). I have hours of enjoyment every day from TV. I will get thousands of Dollars worth of fun from a new TV.
I think I am going to buy a 32" TV very soon. In fact, I shall grab my tape measure and head out to Costco after work tonight. I would love to watch Darlington Races on wide screen.
I shall buy a really big screen TV when I have a house.
7 hours after I decided to by a new TV, I went to Costco and found 32" Samsung HD TV. This unit was $339.99 after $30.00 instant rebate. That's cheaper than my Vitamix blender. There were number of cheaper units. But, I bought the most expensive 32" there. It had the best picture quality. It took me less than 10 minutes to decide on this unit.
I ate a hot dog and bought gas before I headed back home.
After I took the TV home, I took a crash course on HD TV setup.
I learned that I need to rent a HD cable box which will cost me extra $4-$5/mo. So, I will drive across the town tomorrow on my lunch time to exchange cable boxes.
Then I'll have to pick up some HDMI cables after work. I will buy the cheapest HDMI cabels. I do not t believe in expensive cable myth. HD TV is digital signal. Signals are in 0's and 1's. Either it's on or off. You don't need expensive cable. That's my belief.
Finally, I will enjoy high definition television . I have waited long enough.
I am glad I came to Costco for a quick shopping. I wanted to see picture quality myself. The convenience, speed, and piece of mind was well worth of avoiding online shopping.
I was satisfied with my shopping experience.
Update: I called Verizon and asked for cable package upgrade, discount, and price lock for 2 years. Now, I will pay $120/mo for TV, Cable, & Internet ($15 less than before). And I will have 65 HD Channels. They will also send me $250 gift credit card. So, my phone call to Verizon paid for my new HD TV plus $250 cash card.
So, call your cable company for special offer. If you don't ask, you lose.
I am very happy with my first High Definition TV. Picture quality is amazing. TV was only $339.99. Life is good when your standard is low. (Don't tell that to my ex girlfriends).
Ipdate 2: A few days later, I still cannot believe how amazing this High Definition Television quality is. I know my TV doesn't have the best picture quality. Still, I am blown away. I heard that they have a prototype TV with 16 times better picture quality than HD TV. Amazing stuff.