We bought our television when we moved to this house ten years ago. We wanted something small so that it would hardly be noticeable as we have tried to keep with the Edwardian style of the house and didn’t want something modern to jump out.
People have laughed at it and said that they thought it was our lap top rather than a television but we have always been used to a small T.V. so we were fine with it. Over the last few years though our eyesight has deteriorated a bit and we found that neither of us could read anything on our T.V. any longer.
I would pause the T.V. and stand in front of it to read out loud anything written. We could no longer read sub titles or text on phones or football scores. We decided it was time to move to the next size up. One size up would still fit the small corner where it lives.
We were surprised to find that they are not very expensive. Yesterday we bought one and set it up and oh my goodness, what a difference! We are suddenly able to see every bit of writing. It has made a huge difference to us. We wonder why we didn’t do this before. It still feels like we are watching someone else’s T.V. at the moment. It is so amazing to be able to see everything that is written and every detail that we didn’t even realise we were missing. Lines on faces and beads of sweat. Yes Steve, I know you will be wanting to say “I told you so”.
Oddly enough in the photographs it doesn’t look that much different and yet it makes a massive difference to us. The screen is much wider and perhaps because it’s ten years newer there is much sharper detail. We have also put the D.V.D. player in a different spot underneath the drawers which makes the T.V. look slightly lower.
We are so pleased that we finally got around to changing this. We just hadn’t realised how much difference it would make to us. Better late than never, we can enjoy detail once more.