So, this is the discussion I have been having with myself regarding the fact that I need to buy a TV. I mean, I HAVE a TV but it is on the way to the great TV Boneyard in the sky. It shouldn't be. It isn't even ten years old but it has had a hard life, poor little (actually it is HUGE in comparison to the room it lives in) rear projection, once the end-all-be-all of wow man, that sure is a nice TV, televisions... But, alas, it spent countless (and by that I mean THOUSANDS) of hours entertaining the man-folk with fantasies of mortal combat and call of duty and other such very taxing entertainment and the screen is now peppered with hundreds of little white spots. They keep increasing in number and it is like I can see the entire milky way galaxy in the background of whatever I watch, which is fascinating. And slightly annoying.
So, I end up watching my iPad more than anything because I can prop it up on my living room coffee table, or in bed I can lean it against the dog's stuffed cow right in front of my face... Yes. Pathetic.
So, I need a TV but I'm sometimes too cheap to get one and other times overwhelmed at the process of getting one, both of which result in me watching the universe swirl behind whatever I'm viewing or complaining at Rowdy to be still and quit knocking over my "TV' in bed.
Overwhelmed by the process? Yes, because, see, it requires me to GO somewhere and SPEAK to a salesperson and LISTEN to their bullshit. ...Oh, you don't want this model you want THAT model, surely you want a Smart TV, look at the picture quality on this 4-D super sonic surround sound holograph version... Plus everything is SO incredibly loud and busy in places like Best Buy. It gives me a headache. I'm an on-line kinda girl. Or a 7AM grocery shopper. TV buying is everything I dread. Hell, I didn't buy a couch for six months due to the same issues.
Then there is the "what do I do with the old TV" factor. It isn't as straightforward here as "recycle it" because there isn't really anywhere to do that. Especially since it is a rear projection model. Most places won't take them, even to refurbish. You can ask Best Buy but they'll tell you that you can't drop it off. They may allow for a scheduled pick up (I've gotten two different answers to this question actually) but you'll have to pay for it. Or, if you spend $400 or more they may take it for free. Again, different answers.
It all gets very complicated. That's when I start to get the headache before I even get to the place that gives me a headache. So, then, I turn on my milky way TV or prop up my iPad and think "pfffttttttt I'll just do this for another week or something" and TV buying gets put off again.
Escaping reality - one movie, book, fantasy at a time :)