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May 06, 2005

Home theatre tip

I went to Ladies Night at the Sony Store.   I was the only lady.  But they gave me a nice bag that contained a 10% off coupon and some Crystal Light and some deoderant (I guess so I wouldn't become dehydrated or sweaty while shopping.  Because an electronics store can increase your metabolism.)

The biggest insider tip I got - from Daniel the nice manager - was that if you (female or otherwise) are on the verge of purchasing a new high-definition TV or home theatre package, wait a bit.  The latest screen technology is about to produce an LCD screen (the hot-looking flat panels) that has 3 times the pixel content, and actually tops the picture quality of the CRT screen (which up until now has always provided the best looking images).   

This means you'll be able to get insanely crisp resolution from a very compact unit, and because the pixels are smaller, you have more choice in the size of TV screen you want (i.e. it doesn't have to mondo). 

Six months to a year you'll have to wait for the new screens to be introduced (and become affordable).  You can do it.  Patience.  Breathe with me. 


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