Britt5091 Origins: My new TV!!

Welcome to Britt5091: Origins, where I dig up old blog posts I used to write for IGN’s community under the username Britt5091. Some posts may make you giggle, some may make your eyes bleed, and some may make you stroke your beard in a pensive manner. All you need to know is that these posts, no matter how terrible some of them may be, ultimately lead to everything I do now.

My new TV!!

July 13, 2009

I’m so excited I could do a Chobot lick, but that would be plagiarism.

Like my new setup?

Friday I was at Fred Meyer with a friend. He asked if I wanted to look at TVs, and I was kinda ‘meeh’ but decided to check them out anyway for shits and giggles.

I was really leaning towards the plasmas, and was checking those out when I saw a 46” Samsung LCD 1080p for $849. I pretty much stopped everything I was doing and just sorta’ stared at it for a while. Turns out it was 20% off for being a floor model, and an additional 20% off because it wasn’t the ‘latest’ model.

Fast forward an hour and a 3 year warranty later, I’m wheeling that bad boy out to my car.

Setting up my now-non-packaged entertainment stand was easy, and the TV was pretty simple to set up. Next came the hard part.

Do you know how much of a pain it is to have 4 gaming systems hooked to surround sound? After many hours, HDMI cables, adapters and red/yellow/white prongs flailing everywhere, I figured it out and got them all on one adapter. Really it’s quite amazing what I’ve done. Just don’t ask me to explain how it works.

I can’t tell you how tempting it is to put every single game I own in and see how it looks on HD. But I stuck to my guns and played Deadspace, and some old school Halo. Maybe now some of you big tough men out there might realize why I was a lil freaked out yesterday over Deadspace. But probably not.

Thanks again to everyone that responded to my post “HELP!” it was very, well, helpful.

So, to those that have HD, what game in your opinion looks absolutely KILLER on it?


Britt’s Note:

Writing…so…choppy….grammar…so…terrible…EEEEEEEEECK! ::dies::

Okay, first of all the fact that I purchased a 46” TV for $849 makes me want to crap myself. In today’s market, $849 will get you a  55”+ LCD. DAMN YOU TELEVISIONS AND YOUR FALLING PRICES!!! Second of all, I’m happy to know I purchased a three year warranty–I was actually wondering about that the other day. Third, Dead Space is two words, not one. Fourth, during my last move I fugged up the configuration and can no longer figure out how to get my PS3 to utilize the surround sound system.

Also…look at that old game setup. Look at the old 360 before it croaked. Look at the clusterfuck of wires behind it. Look at…why the heck did I have Halo: Combat Evolved running?


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