Saturday, August 2, 2008

I just scored that Betamax I always wanted . . .

Seriously . . .

I bought outmoded loser stuff:

Short story: I now own an HD DVD player!! WHOOHOOO!!!

Long story: Wife bought a copy of a Harry Potter movie from Ebay not realizing it was HD DVD. The seller must have been like: Oh thank jesus!!!

I told her we couldn't play it so it was just a $15 coaster . . .

Anyway, walked into Fry's last night and found them selling the HD DVD player for the xbox 360 for $40. It was payday and I needed an impulse purchase! Sweet!!!

And it is better. I noticed things on the little hd tv I had never noticed before, things that were obscured by the lack of resolution. And when I say never noticed, I mean on the Harry Potter movies we've watched scores of times (the first two are pretty good for little kids . . . they get progressively scarier, hence our lack of desire to show those to the kids over and over . . . ).

Anyway, if you've already blown $400 on the xbox . . . what's a few dollars more? ha!!

3 comments:

Rock Bottom Bruce said...

may want to scour eBay for more HD "betamax" movies before the sellers state of mind transitions from "unloading obsolete" to "selling collectibles"

TexasPatrick said...

Oh yeah baby!! Already there!!

Barry said...

We just got this thing called an "antenna". It pulls in TV signals from right out of the air. It's awesome!