We retired our old television and stepped up into the world of high definition television on Black Friday of 2007. It's a sleek, lovely piece of high technology, and it fits just perfectly in it's assigned space.
I admit, however that while the picture is really GREAT, I figured I just didn't get, or maybe just didn't really see the difference, between the high definition channels and everything else.
This past Saturday, we had friends stop by. We ladies were on our way out to go work at the hockey game, and the guys were staying home to watch football and maybe a movie. Our friend K wanted to show Andy and I a certain scene from the James Bond movie, Casino Royale.
To play a DVD on our pretty not-so-new television, you have to get the multiple remotes and press multiple buttons and change some settings on the input. In the meantime, the Tennessee/Baltimore football game was on CBS.
And all of a sudden....holy CRAP! LOOK AT THAT! It looked like our television had gone 3-D without the need for those dorky cardboard glasses with the red and blue lenses!
It appears that for fourteen months, we've been paying for high def channels, but not knowing how to receive them properly! This is by two people who generally consider themselves pretty technologically savvy.
Last night when we turned on American Idol and Ryan Seacrest was standing on the top of the Grand Canyon, it looked like you could literally step right off the edge (or push him off if you're so inclined). It's like we got a brand new really cool toy this week.
That was the Big Duh Moment of the Week for sure.
I wonder what other really cool high tech things we could do but haven't figured out.