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Mark Atwood
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My TV quit working around the middle of December. I finally this evening got around to going to Sams' Club to get a replacement. (TVs are not worth repairing, the shop time labor fee alone to just look at a broken TV will buy a new one).

My old one was a 22 inch. They apparently dont make 22 inch anymore, my choice was 17 inch, or 27 inch. I got the 27.

It's kind of embarrassing. I mean, it fits, doesn't hang off the edges, but it feels just a little bit excessive.
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From: pir Date: January 8th, 2004 11:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heh. When fidgetmonster and I moved in with fubar back in 1997 we got used to his 27" Sony Trinitron TV and sound system that at first seemed so excessive.

A year later when we moved into our own place we didn't have a TV for a while (we just watched the kittens) but when we went TV shopping we bought... a 27" Sony Trinitron. Got spoiled once and can't watch TV on small sets anymore.

Still using the same set 6 years later, but now I have occasional thoughts about replacing it with a widescreen, flat digital model with progressive scan, so I can watch widescreen movies waaaaaaay bigger than I can now (movies are most of the TV I watch). Perhaps when the prices drop a bit more.

Watch out, it's catching and definitions of excessive change :)
wyckhurst From: wyckhurst Date: January 9th, 2004 12:33 am (UTC) (Link)
We used to think our 27 inch tv was gigantic.

Now it looks small to us. Weird. I think it has to do with distance from couch to armoire.
lionmage From: lionmage Date: January 9th, 2004 08:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I thought 27 inches was a big screen, too, until I got my 32 inch (or is it 34?) Sony Wega.

Of course, now I'm looking at those relatively cheap plasma TVs that Gateway is selling. Not sure of the quality, but at $2500, it's a very competitive price. Since we're all going to be forced to switch once they phase out analog terrestrial broadcasting, and since a lot of my videos want to be displayed on a wide-screen TV anyway, it seems like switching within the next year or two is a good idea.
pheonix_jade From: pheonix_jade Date: January 9th, 2004 10:23 am (UTC) (Link)

27" of Power!

Since I have a 27" TV at the foot of my bed, it still seems gigantic. Probably because the max distance I can away from it is 6'. On the other hand, my roomie had to go and get a 32" TV because he wanted one bigger than mine.
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