Ten months, ten topics...
- Feb: CES 2019 should give us some ideas about what Black Friday 2019 will be all about. A review of what they hope we'll buy.
- March: Best Air Fryer recipes/uses. Going to try a blooming onion tomorrow. Jury is still out on this counter top wonder.
- Apr: In 1999, I took a job in a group called Architecture Technology Organization (aka ATO). These were all the geeks and those who managed them. On my first day on the job, I learned about X10. Within a couple weeks, I was living in a smart home. Not a lot of X10 in my house these days, but the house is even smarter thanks to Alexa. Some thoughts on getting started with automation.
- May: In May of 2010 I fired Comcast. A lot has changed over nine years. This is how I would cut the cord in 2019...
- Jun: Cash back for dummies. Best credit cards and loyalty programs for people who do not want miles.
- Jul: Prime Day Primer.
- Aug: Drying food on purpose.
- Sep: Televisions.
- Oct: Laptops.
- Nov: Time to talk about Black Friday 2019!
I am not an audiophile or a connoisseur of award winning movies, but I do like television. I was born in 1962 and never knew life without color television. I watched assassinations, moon landings, and wars as if I were there. I still remember my first Pong experience. I did not have a quarter or understand the game, but it was so cool that I could make something happen on a 'television'.
I remember antennas, rotors, and the arrival of HBO. My sister and her husband lived in Portsmouth New Hampshire which was an early adopter of cable TV. She would pick us up, grab pizza or McDonalds, and we would settle in front of movies for the evening -- nudity, profanity...must see TV.
So, it's no surprise that I have a LOT of televisions in my home. I avoided HDTV until they worked out the stretched image thing, but I'm all in now. I watch the NFL on a 60" 1080p LG plasma. I own three smaller plasmas. Nine televisions plus seven Echo Shows (which play TV via a Recast). I just recycled my last tube -- a 36" Sony CRT I bought at Circuit City in 2008. Lately, I have been impressed by TCL's Roku TVs (the very best television for a cord cutter). I have two of these.
This year, I am passively shopping for a good deal on 75-90" 4k set to replace that LG plasma. Inexpensive, bright, no motion blur, and black blacks. Cheap. Then I'm done. Honest.
Anyone else shopping for a television this year? Watching specific models? Features?
Edited by len_mullen, Sep 11, 2019 - 2:13 am.