I Am Officially Behind The Curve

4 comments December 29th, 2007at 07:03pm Posted by Eli


Yes, that’s right, I am one of those Luddite techno-primitives who does not yet own a digital television:

The Consumer Electronics Association announced today that half of American homes have a digital TV.


…Gary Shapiro, president and chief executive of the CEA, sees good things ahead:

With 50 percent of U.S. homes able to experience the reality of digital television, we have crossed a critical threshold. 2008 will continue to demonstrate the growth and success of DTV, with nearly 32 million units forecasted to ship. Consumers are particularly keen to add HDTV to their homes, with high definition expected to account for 79 percent of total DTV shipments in the U.S in 2008.

While revenue from TV sales next year will be up 13 percent, unit shipment growth will be 17 percent, he predicted – which means, of course, the half without digital TVs will be paying less for their sets than the half who already have them.

I weep with shame.

On the plus side, at least I’m saving money…

(Image from Married To The Sea)

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  • 1. bill  |  December 29th, 2007 at 7:55 pm

    Do the Giants have a prayer?
    Lets hope they go with the running game at any rate.

    Tomorrow. Skins verses Dallas

    Should be a good one. I hope

    Happy Holidays

  • 2. Eli  |  December 29th, 2007 at 8:01 pm

    On paper, no. It should be a bloodbath.

    Every once in a while, a team catches lightning in a bottle and beats a team that they’re totally outclassed by, whether it’s because they’re fired up, or the other team is tight, or maybe they just have a brilliant gameplan.

    So it’s theoretically possible (assuming Coughlin plays his starters all four quarters), but very unlikely. The Giants’ best chance is if Strahan and maybe Robbins or Tuck have their way with the right side of the Pats’ line, where they have two backups starting. (Even more so if they knock Brady out of the game.)

    I don’t really see the Giants maintaining the necessary intensity for four quarters, if at all, but it *is* possible that the Pats could be anxious and tight. But I sure wouldn’t bet on it.

  • 3. shoephone  |  December 30th, 2007 at 5:25 am

    Aw heck, Eli. I don’t own a digital TV either. Do I feel I’m suffering? Nope. There’s not much to watch anyway. I’m waiting until the very last minute to buy one!

    So the Pats won. Have to say, while living in Boston I grew to hate them, mostly because of the shaving magnate who owned them at the time, acting like such a pig.

  • 4. Eli  |  December 30th, 2007 at 4:52 pm

    I’m in no hurry to get an HDTV, partly because I dread trying to dispose of my old one…

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