Like FE's thread on pressure to replace PC and etceteras, the same thing is now affecting the Telly. Digital only, HD in the background and a great deal of elaborate analogue equipment virtually useless.
She who is usually obeyed, is giving me less than brilliant support. Fortunately her rudeness about the complications involved to make old TVs show the expected channel are exacerbated since Digi Day to the point where 'Teddy comes out of the pram' and with it a threat that she doesn't want to watch anyway!
The final stroke since changeover day is that where the TV used to default to Analogue, now all she gets is a fizzy screen.
Regardless whether your TV is working OK you wouldn't be dissapointed in a nice new flat screen TV. Apart from it NOT weighing a ton the quality of the picture will be far better than your CRT one, even without HD.
I had to replace mine just before Xmas due to it failing and the 32" replacement for the 28"CRT is something to behold. The picture is so clear and sharp it makes you wonder how HD could actually be any better. Also the built in Freeview means one less box, and the HDMI connection for the PVR/DVD player/recorder means better pictures from that source also.
I tend do agree BUT what does suffer is the sound. My old TV, a Sony, had superb speakers and a build in woofer and the sound was brilliant. The dealers told me that to get similar sound with the new TVs I would need a separate sound system.
I had an old Goodmans 28" that had a separate Woofer built into the stand. Mind you the 32" Finlux that I have now has pretty good sound which has the option to tweak it from the menus. A separate 2.1 or 5.1 system would probably be awsome.
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