My Blu-ray Experience

This is my very first blog about my blu-ray experience. It's where I tell you a little bit about myself and how I wound up the owner of an HDTV and a blu-ray player and how my basement went from an undeveloped shell to a real room. I've told my entire story before on Brenda's Most Excellent Blu-ray Movies Adventure and shared bits and pieces of it on numerous other pages I've written on Squidoo but I thought it was time I branched out and shared my story with more people who might be interested.

I was not a willing adopter of a high definition television nor of a blu-ray player. However, with an electronics-obsessed husband and two movie-loving teenage boys, I was definitely outnumbered. My husband had wanted a HDTV since the most basic ones cost thousands of dollars but, thank goodness, he determined that they were out of our budget at that point. Instead of re-mortaging the house, he decided to wait.

He spent literally years waiting but during that period he was very active reading and researching and watching the prices. What he didn't spend during those years wound up under the mattress, almost literally. Every time someone in the house saved a few dollars on something, he would say that the savings were for the TV fund. He was the only one who knew that the TV fund really did exist and last year he gathered up all his socked-away funds and showed us that he had saved up the money for a new television.

This is where you need to use your imagination and insert a picture of the boys and I falling off our chairs when he flashed all that cash at us. What an exercise in budgeting that was. I had no idea he knew how to save like that nor that he was capable of doing it.

After he displayed his wealth, he went shopping and found himself a big, black Panasonic Viera TH-46PZ850U 50-Inch 1080p Plasma HDTV and his sister gifted us with a Sony Playstation 3 for Christmas. Yes, an over-the-top gift but a good choice in a blu-ray player that offers good quality and reliability and which doubles as a gaming station for teenagers.

My husband used his hoarded cash to buy the television but he arranged to have it delivered much later...for first he had a basement to renovate. I do not think that he saved cash for that part of the job. I shared the story of our basement renovation on my blu-ray adventure page and even now I roll my eyes at the memory of the agony we went through to accommodate a new television.

In future posts, I hope to share some of my new-found knowledge about HDTV, blu-ray technology and movies. I'll squeeze in some great music finds, too. I hope you'll stop back to see what I have discovered and to share your findings, too!

See you at
the movies!
Brenda

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