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When are you going to upgrade your tv?

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bedubabe Thu 02-Jun-11 18:02:03

The man next door asked us this earlier this evening. They've just bought a new massive tv.

We have a tv that's pretty big in my opinion (around 40 inches I guess and HD and everything).

AIBU to just not get why a really massive tv is essential? If I was going to splurge the best part of a grand on something it certainly wouldn't be a tv.

Popbiscuit Thu 02-Jun-11 18:04:04

I'm with you! I can think of a million things I'd rather spend money on than a new TV.

befuzzled Thu 02-Jun-11 18:06:20

i think nowadays the in the know people have decided that you get the best quality/viewing in normal sized rooms up to but not over 42 inches

MissPenteuth Thu 02-Jun-11 18:06:24

WTF? We have a 32" TV and I'd say that's plenty big. If you still had a hulking great CRT set I could sort of see his point (although even then it's none of his business really). How odd. Maybe he was just trying to start a conversation so he could brag about his new stupidly big TV?

befuzzled Thu 02-Jun-11 18:11:31

we still have a 32" CRT!! we are going to replace it shortly (with a 42" flatscreen) as it is getting a bit embarrassing tbh

DioneTheDiabolist Thu 02-Jun-11 18:14:12

I have a 32"TV which is plenty big enough, but I will upgrade when someone in my family with a better telly than mine gets a new one and gives me their old one. That is when I always upgrade my tv.

sooz28 Thu 02-Jun-11 18:14:13

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slartybartfast Thu 02-Jun-11 18:15:21

we dont have a flat screen but it is hd ready, so ready for next year digital switchover.

bedubabe Thu 02-Jun-11 18:18:33

Tv may not be 40 inches. Considering getting ruler out now. I remember telling (then) it was stupidly big 4 years ago.

I said 'we don't really watch tv'. He said 'how long's it been on for today?'. Yes its been on sky news in the background for a few hours but I don't see why that justifies a bigger one!

Luckily DH is with me on this one!

bedubabe Thu 02-Jun-11 18:20:11

Nab slarty we're not in the UK. He genuinly believes our tv is too small!

usualsuspect Thu 02-Jun-11 18:21:37

My TV is not very big ...its not flat screen either

I feel no shame

Paschaelina Thu 02-Jun-11 18:21:38

26in crt here. DH got it for his 16th birthday, he's nearly 33 grin. We will buy a new one when this one breaks. It could be another 10 years.

Itsjustafleshwound Thu 02-Jun-11 18:22:13

blush - we are upgrading to a 32" !!

Indith Thu 02-Jun-11 18:23:04

We have a CRT, it is square which annoys dh when there is widescreen stuff. I love that the dcs can't tip it! We will probably get a flat screen one during the summer as sone friends are moving abroad and not taking theirs, it is jsut a small, inexpensive one though thankfully! I can't stand huge TVs, it jsut isn't that important in my life!

TarquinGyrfalcon Thu 02-Jun-11 18:24:54

Ours is an ancient and huuuuge depth not screensize Sony that refuses to die.

Recently it's been taking longer and longer to turn on - about 4 minutes before you get sound and a picture but until it dies we will keep using it.

Besom Thu 02-Jun-11 18:25:28

I'm just about to buy a new 26 incher to replace the (very) old one. I don't like big tellies and we've only a small room. It has crossed my mind that we might be social pariahs though.

bedubabe Thu 02-Jun-11 18:26:14

DH says our tv is 40 inch!

slartybartfast Thu 02-Jun-11 18:27:22

its none of your neighbours business op.
he is just showing off

Zippylovesgeorge Thu 02-Jun-11 18:29:54

We have a CRT set - actually we have two - they shall be replaced when they die - both over 10 years old. I can't bear waste so won't get rid of something just because something new has come along.

usualsuspect Thu 02-Jun-11 18:30:59

tell him you are getting this one

LeMousquetaireAnonyme Thu 02-Jun-11 18:33:47

I have a cathodic tube too, 20 inches. It does the job really well and is big enough. grin
It is really old and was free, not sure it will survive the all digital switch.

LimburgseVlaai Thu 02-Jun-11 18:34:36

Fat TVs (not sure what you call them) have much better sound quality than flatscreen ones. The flatscreen ones have teeny tiny speakers with no depth to them, so the sound comes out all (ahem) flat.

Anyway. We have an ancient fat Sony which will be replaced when it dies. It does a good job. We have a separate digibox which has to be retuned every day - so am not looking forward to analogue switch off.

26inch CRT it was mothers and we rehomed it when she died, must be ten years old. The one before we had for 7 years, it was in the house when we bought it and still worked fine tbh.
Will not replace the tv until the one we have dies off, I have better things to spend me money on

Hulababy Thu 02-Jun-11 18:36:42

I think ours is 40 inch, HD, etc. Pretty newish anyway. It's most definitely big enough. If we had a smaller room I would consider it a little too big perhaps. DH would get a bigger one given a chance no doubt, but no!

SoftKittyWarmKitty Thu 02-Jun-11 18:39:22

I've got a 7 year old CRT TV as the main TV in the living room and won't be upgrading until it gives up the ghost. I can't afford a new TV but I have basic Sky channels on that TV so will still be able to view when the switchover happens in August.

I have a portable CRT model in my bedroom which I got off Freecycle - my parents have given me their old freeview box to try with that, so hopefully it'll work. There's a similar model in the kitchen which the landlord put in, so I'm not sure what will happen with that. Might have to bring it up to see if he's willing to replace it.

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