Who needs HD-TV?

The other day at Big Boy, we were discussing HD-TVs.  The cartoon is a result of that conversation.

Judging by the ads, HD-TV is something you can’t live without.  I vaguely remember (a re-occurring problem these days…) a saying that came up a lot to explain something that didn’t meet technological expectations.  “Garbage in-Garbage out” was all they had to say.  You knew what they meant.  The quality received was limited by the method used to get the information in the system…  You couldn’t get any better results than the level of garbage put in.

As  Senior Citizens with less than perfect eyesight, doesn’t it stand to reason the picture is not going to be any clearer than the weakest link… our eyesight?  Is “High-Definition Blurry” better than “plain old blurry”?

Having done extensive research  (I control the remote),  I’ve come to the conclusion it’s not high-definition that makes it look better… It’s the size of the screen!  They’ve figured out that Senior Citizens already own magnifying glasses… wear them, actually.  Getting them to  pay hundreds of dollars for larger magnifying glasses to watch TV was going to be a tough sell.  It was easier to make the TV’s larger and call them High-Definition than to sell us bigger magnifying glasses!  Not to mention the liability hazard caused when the Senior fell asleep watching TV and was crushed by his magnifying glass!

So, there you have it…  We’re on to them.  You can’t fool us old guys with that marketing fast talk.  We know what’s going down.  We’ll show them!  We’re holding out until they make a full-wall TV that can be viewed from three feet.  If you have to watch “HD-Blurry”, make it REALLY BIG!

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