some happenings in my life

4 Jan


Not for the first time am i glad for the national health here in uk. we can get treatment without any costs and very good treatment too. I have read some blogs about how the blogger finances were ruined by their illness in america, and am always very glad that i live in uk. 

simon tells me he had bought a hi definition tv screen 40inch . he did not tell me how much it costs him. well, he obviously wants to see football and whatnot linked to the tv screen, because our wifi router is not strong enough signal for him to get uninterrupted viewing in the kitchen. the new router is strong enough, but i could not get online with it, and have to revert to my old netgear router. I think it is a waste of money getting this new tv screen, but i suppose he wants it. i will see if he will let me pay half of it. just to relieve him of some of the cost. he said it wont be necessary.

added. the tv is set up now and i have to admit it is really very nice. it is really big, so it is v nice to see films on it. and what is more, some films take up the whole screen rather than have black borders top and bottom of the screen. it seems he was eyeing this, he went to lakeside shopping mall, and told me the curry’s (the shop) was crowded with people carrying these big screens and queueing to pay. he had seen this screen being reduced to £280 from over £500 and finally bought the last one. it seems this is old stock.

so even we have succumbed to the temptation to buy the high definition flat screen. Prices have dropped a lot and i guess everyone who wants one would have bought and so they have to entice people like us, who have resisted, by slashing their prices. I asked what the new stock has that this old stock dont, but simon did not know. 

added. 2C thursday. just to bring the info up to date. i have to admit i like this new tv screen now.  he found out that this screen is not a smart tv, and they offered to refund him the money or reduce the cost. he decided to opt for the reduced cost, and they cost it as £150, instead of the original £280. and gave him the difference. and he wanted to buy the box that will give us the wifi connection and make the tv a smart tv, but i didnot realise that and in hindsight it was wrong of me when i told him i dont want it. haha. so for a year, we never did get any high definition, or anything, until a year later when my phone provider sold me a package that includes a free youtube box, and so we got all those High definition programs and play back and iplayer functions. now we cannot do without it. 

Added. 7.1.14 saw an article in the quartz, about a poll in america which found 58% still owns a VCR. that reminded me i too have a vcr, in fact more than one, because i had been collecting them in case my one went kaput. but it has been sometime now, since the change of tv into digital  broadcast that i have used the vcr,since it did not work anymore. but like all those people who still kept their vcr, i was reluctant to throw it away. even vcr tapes are no more. at one stage i have been finding and retrieving old tapes to store up ; but technology has now made it all obsolete. 

5 Responses to “some happenings in my life”

  1. aguywithoutboxers Sunday January 5, 2014 at 5:49 am #

    Happy 2014, my blogging friend! I hope you had a great holiday! Much love and naked hugs! 🙂

  2. Lottie Nevin Sunday January 5, 2014 at 7:23 am #

    I know Pete would love a TV to watch his beloved football on! we can get pretty much everything we need on our laptops, and most football games are played live on it. so long as there is adequate broadband width we do fine! Happy 2014 to you! 😀

    • alifesgayventure Sunday January 5, 2014 at 8:20 am #

      hi lottie, simon can get all that on his laptop too, but i guess with the reduced priced hd tv screen it becomes tempting to upgrade the tv screen and watch the football on this wide screen. it is the usual thing with us humans. we dont know how good something is until we get a chance to try it, and then there is no going back for most people.
      i have since found out from him that even with this tv, we wont be able to get HD on it via my aerial, and can only get HD if it is linked by our wifi to BBC and ITV iplay. the picture is still very good even without HD, compared to my old tv.
      i can resist all this brilliant sharp viewing, because what i dont know i wont want, in the first place; and in fact, even when i see it and know how good it is, i am not too bothered.also, i know it does not compensate for lousy plots which a lot of films are nowadays. That is why i am not a fan of films (most of the modern films now look fabulous but the story plot is rubbish,) nor football, so no matter how clear and vivid the picture is , and it seems it can be really vivid to view nature programs on High definition tv , i doubt i will be caught up in it. perhaps in spain u will have to rely on broadband to get your tv, if u want british tv and one of these HD tv screens that can link to wifi broadband will be useful for you.

      • Lottie Nevin Sunday January 5, 2014 at 8:40 am #

        there’s all sorts of ways round the problem and gizmos and stuff that you can buy – to be honest, i’ve never been a huge telly fan and nor has pete so for the moment at least, it suits us not having ‘a box’ but those big HD Screens really are the business, amazing – when i grew up it was all tiny screens and B&W!! haha, how times have changed eh?! 😀

  3. alifesgayventure Sunday January 5, 2014 at 9:34 am #

    the internet for me is the biggest change in my life. if not for it, i would not have bothered with the computer. it is an entirely new invention. everything else, including the HDtv screen, mobile phones( an extension of the telephone) , what else?(can u suggest?) is just improving on what is allready there. i cant imagine what invention in the future will top the internet.

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