Thursday, January 19, 2012
For a few days now I've been going around trying to understand a new tv purchase. One guy friend went with me yesterday, but we didn't find anything fabulous sale wise, nor did we really know what brand to buy - just looking at 40" - 42" screens, while finding that magic combination 1080p/ 120H.
At the end of the day yesterday, I called my YOUNGER brother and he said he'd meet me at some place called Open Box on Marine Drive in Vancouver at 10:30 AM. So this morning I hook up my Garmin GPS and make my way over there for 10:30 a.m. on the dot.
I call him.
Chris: "Oh - are you there?"
Me: "Yes Chris, I'm here. Where are you? "
Chris: "I'm at home."
The sketchy Open Box place wasn't even open yet, so I drove over to next door to Visions. Met a nice chap to assist me in narrowing down my hi-tech decision. Largely based on brand loyalty.
Dreadful time for me to be purchasing something like this. Anyways, who among us can do without a tv? I live alone. Well - there's BudBud. But he's not much of a conversationalist. Obviously.
So I've purchased the Sony Bravia - without any help from the chumps I know.
Got in in the car and out of the car and up my 3 storey walk-up apartment.
Out of the box, stand put together, plugged in to the wall, hooked up cable. Cannon understand if I need the little digital box thingy that I had for the ancient tv.
I cannot figure out how to hook up the Sony home theatre. Yet.
While in the Initial Setup mode, the screen says "Channels Found - Analog: 36 Digital: 56. Please allow 30+ minutes to complete. How bloody boring this process is.
There are a lot of wires from the home theatre speakers. I've worked through this, like I work through EVERYTHING else.
Oh - when the tv finally begins to emanate jazz music, I press the arrow button to continue. Viola.
Large flat screen television in flat.
Happy now fellas?