|The television that refused to die|
We've been unplugged from cable for over three years. I was paying $175 a month for garbage. I also, got rid of the old 25 inch RCA console television set that was my mom and dad's. It needed a converter and I didn't want to spend $40 when I could use that for a new flat screen. So I gave it away for free. It still worked perfectly.
Time passed - and the husband and I got used to streaming netflix on our computer and laptop. Worked for us and we were not slaves to the cable company or to TV period. The only thing, I admit, I missed, was baseball and football games. Oh well, I lived.
We were blessed with a sizable tax refund and Saturday we went out and bought a 33 inch Samsung. We bought a antenna and the wall mount. The husband placed it in a corner. We did not want or NEED to go any larger. I don't care for that "Altar of Television" look, in my living room.
It's nice and bigger than the monitor of the desk top PC and laptop. But it won't change us. I still have it off during the day and only watch about an hour before I go to bed.
Finally we came out of the television dark ages -