Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Room With Two Dozen Views

Since our living room/den doesn't have a window it's a bit ... well... cave-like at times. I can't say the view off the balcony is the best we've ever had either, RV and truck storage for the adjoining mobile home park. What we need is a window with a view.

Years ago, when I was in high school I had this fantasy about underground houses with windows rather like big TVs, with a view which might change from day-to-day but would be like looking out any window you might choose anywhere in the world. Finally, with flat screen TVs and DVD players fantasy has caught up with reality. Now you can choose your view.

We've been talking about (gasp, please excuse my coarse language but I don't know any other way to say this) - buying a new TV. No, there's not a thing in the world wrong with the one we have, except that it's 19" and neither of us can see it well enough anymore. Poor old Tony has to pull the Windsor captain's chair right up to the screen, and from my vantage point eight feet away I can't read the news crawler or see any fine details. Time to move up in size.

But then we can buy this DVD. Twenty-four views on five minute loops. There are some on here I might live with for months. Put it on full-screen and see if you don't agree. Just what I need, a room with 24 views.


SMM said...

I gather when you buy the dvd the www scrawled on the bottom of the vistas disappears?

Are perfectly still functioning tv will likely not die for quite some time. It must be at least a dozen years old and the cable guy said just 6 months ago when he installed our PVR that our picture was nicer and sharper than the folks with their new HD TV's.

Susan ~ Patchkat said...

Auntie Deb,

Wow! I love the vistas showing the rivers with morning fog rising off the water. Real partial to the ones with wildlife too...I could spend time watching them!

Glad you gave in the larger TV. We enjoy watching much more with the larger screen. Not near as hard on these old eyes.

Love and hugs,