Viewing Television Has Never Been More Enjoyable!

by : Jim Williams

I have been trying to persuade my aunt for months to give up the antenna on her house and change over to cable. She is not hurting for money and cable TV would really help her fill up her time while she is at home taking care of her mother.

She does watch TV but she watches the same station all day long. I keep informing her of all the cool things about HDTVs and how she could easily change out her regular antenna and replace it with a newer antenna, which would give her higher quality pictures, but she won't make the switch.

I guess people just don't like change. I know it is not a money issue because she has a lot of it and I even offered to buy her one. Her response was, "I already have a television". I guess my big push for an HDTV comes from my own experience with them.

We reside in a really small municipality in Washington. We don't have much in the form of entertainment so we depend on our television for our nightly amusement and parties. When I saw the clear pictures at our local Best Buy, I was astounded and immediately hooked.

Then I heard about the antenna you can buy either for the roof or indoors. I thought this was great because our cable provider charges an arm and a leg for the new channels. All we needed to do was pay for the antenna one time. We installed the indoor one in a matter of minutes.

As soon as we turned our HDTV on, it scans the channels and picked them all up, I was so excited. Now, I watch all the great high quality picture shows on stations like TCM and the most popular ones like CBS and FOX. Watching television was never as gratifying as it is now.

It's like the actors are sitting in your den with you or you are with them in whatever place they are. The Discovery Channel makes you feel like you have transported yourself from the little municipality you live in to just anywhere in the world.

I love this tv and I just wish my family would understand. I don't know, I guess one of these days
someone in the family will get in touch with the present and buy themselves a nice HDTV. Until then they will just continue to watch their little 19" dull color and snowy picture one.