When did choosing a television become a technical journey?
Dan and I will eventually purchase a new TV for the 5th wheel. When it isn’t being used in the 5th wheel, then we will use it in our home. Now that everything is HDTV the research of which particular TV to purchase is an intellectual challenge…to some of us anyway.
It use to be you went to the store or shopped online, already knew what brand, what size and clicked PURCHASE NOW. If you shopped at a store, you carried your 40+ pound package with you to the check out counter and beyond.
It isn’t just the choice between plasma or LCD or 19” or 26” or between the 50 or so top brands to choose from. True, you should have the knowledge of which is better; LCD or plasma…and even that will differ according to tastes and research material. I HAVE narrowed that down to LCD.
There are a lot of acronyms I discovered while researching TV’s yesterday. At least they all were underlined so you could click on them to see what the hell they meant (don’t ask me now about them, I’ve already forgotten!).
Then there is the option of do you want a TV that is an “all in one”, meaning it has a DVD player built in. I think some of them are even equipped with a laser pointer to turn on the microwave so popcorn can pop while you are channel surfing.
So, yes, we want one with a built in DVD player. NOW, this is where you guys come in. I have found the TV that I THINK we want. AND the DVD player accepts all DVDs as well as CDs, CD-R, CD-RW and a couple other types of CDs (if I recall). My question to you, oh mighty readers, DOES THIS MEAN THAT JPG FILES THAT ARE COPIED TO A CD WILL PLAY???? I’ve researched THAT till my fingertips bled and I can’t find the answer. HELP?????? And anything else I should know???
- Cathy Clementz
- A long time ago, I was a child. (I started out as Cathy First from Colon, Mi.) For the past several years I’ve been an adult. A lot of things went on between those two stages of life; probably no more or no less than anyone elses. My husband and I moved to “da U .P” from southern Lower Michigan several years ago (yes we were trolls at one time). We owned and operated and operate Clementz’s Northcountry Campground and Cabins just north of Newberry, Michigan until May 2015. We have grown kids and grandkids (who all live downstate). My passion is life and all that Nature has to offer us and trying to photograph it in unique ways. Our intention in life is to see all that Nature has to offer us. We hope that you will be a part of our adventures as we cruise through our lives together. Come back often!