It was this:
Forty two inches of digital, high def goodness.
We got the box from the cable company, plugged it in and sat back to watch. We oohed and aahed at the picture and congratulated ourselves on our move into grown up TVdom. But a couple of things didn’t seem quite right. The tv remote and the cable remote won’t sync, no matter how many times I put in the codes numbers and push the buttons. The picture was ok…but many not quite as good as other HD tvs we’d seen other places. But it was a total improvement from what we had.
But the other night I was randomly scrolling through the on-screen guide and found myself up in the 200s. Hmmm, wonder why all those channels have HD by their name…ESPNHD…TLCHD…BravoHD…I clicked and suddenly noticed a little blue light that came on the cable box. I looked closely. HD is what it indicated. For nearly two months we only thought we were watching HD.
Clearly we are not to be trusted with expensive electronics. And now I have to relearn all the channels.
Is it just us, or are any of you willing to admit to similar mistakes?