Today is a special day.
One year ago, the heavens parted and Best Buy brought forth the greatest gift ever bestowed upon mankind: HD Television.
Yes, one year ago today we made the big switch to HDTV, and it has made all the difference in the world. I watch sports with a giddiness rarely seen in my life. My top three currently includes that television, chocolate peanut butter pie at holidays, and going to see sporting events in person. If there were a holiday where I could go to a football game, then come home and eat that pie while watching more football on that TV, words could not describe my euphoria.
Still, this television hasn’t just brought me joy. Not only has it made my life better, but you, the reader, have benefited from this as well. This television has brought you the Paul Gaustad Rally Helmet, as well as Eli Manning’s Super Bowl Face. It also makes watching hockey games played in Nassau almost tolerable, because we all know the lighting in that building is AWFUL.
Yesterday I was talking to someone about my TV and the upcoming anniversary and he said something like, “I remember when I didn’t believe in HDTV. Then I saw it and wondered why everyone kept it from me for so long.” I’ve heard this from at least a half dozen people.
So please share with us your HDTV “moment” in the comments. We all know where we were when we first experienced it, kind of like when JFK was shot. Shot by a beautiful rainbow of colors and clarity, that is.