Oh. Mah. Gawd. I picked up the HD converter box from the cable company last night, so not only do I have a bigger, nicer picture, it’s super crisp too. Not a lot of channels are broadcasting in HD yet–just the major networks plus Discovery. But the ones that are look *gorgeous*. I’m totally entranced. I’m like a cat watching birds at the window. I stare transfixed. I feel like I could touch the characters. I talk to the TV. Last night, I even dreamt about watching someone real that I know talking to me from my HDTV. And then I woke with a mad crush on a TV character that isn’t real.
The only problem is that now I really only get the channels I pay for–the box won’t pass along the extra channels that the straight-in cable formerly would. So, if I want the extended set of channels that the cable guy tried but couldn’t filter out originally, I have to switch back and forth with the old wiring. I suppose it’s a small price to pay for The Daily Show and the History Channel.
I can’t wait for Heroes to start again on April 23rd. Now, I need to figure out how to get my DVD’s to look that crisp. Maybe my laptop DVD player just isn’t cutting it. I’m on a technology spiral. Wheeeeeee!