All I want is a tv

My mother in law came to visit and was shocked at the primitive audio visual support we provided to her while she was here.

We have a cool music system (speaker to plug ipods into) and we have access to free to air television.  But she was disappointed by the thick, cumbersome and rather small tv we are forced to put up with.

In fact even our talk about the WFC (ie recession with good marketing) and our claim that we are living in poverty did not avert her obvious disappointment that her daughter was living with a shameful lack of modern viewing technologies.  How could my mother in law bring people to visit if she had to actively keep them out of the tv room to hide the families shame.

So my wife and I discussed things and agreed that she was right … and went out to rectify things.

By skipping sushi and yum cha we have raised the capital needed and we did some initial research.  We found out that you need digital and either plasma or lcd.   So far so good.

But now we have discovered that very few people can survive without at least 42″ of viewing pleasure.  And most happy couples report that their relationship is based on respect, making time for fun, honesty and a tv that is at least 46″.

Sadly we then found out that to have a 46″ tv you need a bigger room than we have or you go blind.  So now we need an extension to make the room suitable, or we need to go back  to a small tv.  But digital tv also fades sometimes so we might need to update our cruddy old ariel.

I will let you know if we resolve these dilemmas but in the meantime I think I will find a broker who can assess our needs and then go and source the optimum tv.  The analysis alone seems to be beyond us


About James King

I coach organisations in how to better make use of the untapped talent they have in their people and to explore new ways of understanding and solving new and old problems I live in Sydney with my wife and daughter and have no real hobbies beyond the usual boring ones of reading, writing and watching tv.
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3 Responses to All I want is a tv

  1. your own mum may have some insight given that astronauts can see her tv from the moon. in fact, hers is almost 2 years old now so it must be time for her to upgrade. maybe she could give you hers.

  2. James King says:

    I was going to ask mum. But she keeps getting protesters outside her house complaining about rising sea levels and the direct impact her tv is having on the environment. So I wanted to give all that a miss

  3. Tim Moore says:

    We opted for the 46″ monster even though the salesman suggested it needed a large room (optimum viewing distance 5 meters or so??). What do salesmen know, he probably wanted to sell us a bigger room too.

    Yes, this is a blatant boast, i make no qualms about that.

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