HDTV What The..?
But then again, you can't really buy a "television set" any more, can you?
I would have to buy an HDTV. You know, one of those high-definition flat screen thingies.
I see that Best Buy has a 26" "INSIGNIA" brand on sale for $400. 720p with a built-in DVD player. I guess that wouldn't be too bad, though it is about 3x what I paid for my last TV fifteen years ago.
Maybe I need one of those monster wall-mounted units. That's where the big money goes to die.
Forget about the $1,500 - $4,000 price tag for the HDTV unit. The real money is in the accessories!
The graphic here is a scan from this weekend's big-box retailer ad.
Yes, they are telling me that I am getting SUCH A DEAL by paying "only" $90 for a single four foot long cable!
And guess what? I can buy a sexed-up extension cord for "only" an additional $80!
And even more guess what! Yes, I can mount my TV to the wall for "only" an additional $200!
$370 on stuff that should come with the set?!?!? Stuff that allows you to plug it in and keep it from falling over?!?!?
I've owned cars that cost less than this!
Start the digital revolution without me, gang...