It's a nice TV, it works great, and it's decent size... 35" I think. But it's at least ten years old. I got it used. Marc really wants to get a flatscreen TV. I think he feels like it's time to move on in the world of technology, or something like that.
I don't want to buy a TV, for the following reasons:
- Our TV works fine. It's wasteful to buy new things when you have something that works already.
- I've never spent more than $150 or so on a television. They've always just come to me. Why spend $800 now?
- I don't think flatscreen technology has settled out yet, stores still sell plasma and LCD and LED and it seems like if this was a mature product, that battle would be sorted out.
- This may sound stupid, but I think having a big old TV in the front room is good theft deterrent. No one wants to steal a CRT, and burglars might also take it as a sign that we're behind on the rest of our technology... which is really true, we have like seven computers in our house, but the average age is well past 5 years. and as a bonus, they all run different operating systems.
Marc recently gave away our old queen size bed frame on freecycle, and I was very proud of him for getting rid of crap taking up space in our house. It was awesome, he posted it, and it was gone the next day. I was so excited I asked him what else we could get rid of.
then before he could say anything, I had to say, "NOT the TV."
and then added, "OR THE BABY."