Monday, September 29, 2008
It's all clear now
I feel I have fallen into the HD trap (carefully crafted no doubt by my husband)...
My husband was an early laser disc dork in the day. Something about the quality of picture, etc.
"Can't you see the difference? It's amazing."
"Sure. Yeah. Got that."
Over the years we've upgraded DVDs, DVD players, cable and televisions all in search of this elusive, amazing picture quality.
The television we own was carefully researched and purchase (without the wife's knowledge of cost. My brother went with Dean and my brother wouldn't even tell me).
It hasn't really mattered to me. A couple pixels here or there. Whatever.
So the other night I start watching the Daily Show. The picture is fuzzy and soft. The colors aren't clear or crisp. I start whining because we all know our recent family history with technology. It's been well documented here.
"It's not even in focus! What's with DirecTV?!" I complain, ready to dial the memorized number.
And that's when my husband finally, finally got his payoff: "That's because you aren't watching it in HD."
"HD. Try the HD channel."
And sure enough... It was like putting on a new pair of glasses. The colors, the quality, the amazing picture, and the oh, so smug husband. I see Blu Ray on our horizon.