HD puts a whole new picture on our widescreen TVs
Imagine having a guard dog. Without teeth. You may as well hang a sign saying “C’mon in! Take all the valuables you can haul.” The dog? You still might keep it, if only as a prop to meet eligible singles. Not a horrible consolation.
Now consider the tricky dilemma of the unwrapped present. Nice, sure; sweet gesture, yeah; but somehow just not the same. Plus the giver unwittingly forces onto the receiver an unenviable obligation: expressing gratitude without revealing disappointment.
And what about the tragic display of an analog picture on an HDTV? We’re not going to tell you it’s like putting a human beautification product on a pork animal, not when there are cute potbellied piglets. Still, if the lipstick applies, break out that big ol’ muddy hog!
Please accept our apology. In our zeal to cite examples of defeating the purpose, we’ve kept you waiting for the point. Here it is now, in triplicate:
- If you’re going to have a toothless guard dog, lock up your bone china
- If you’re going to give an unwrapped present, make sure it’s socks. Wrapped socks are even more disappointing
- And finally, if you’re going to have an HDTV, have a commensurate picture
These are all entirely valid, but in truth, we can speak only to the third point. We had analog once, and it wasn’t all that bad. Then we installed 42-inch widescreen televisions and realized “wasn’t all that bad” wasn’t all that great for clarity, detail and depth on the big screens. We needed High Definition. Now we’ve got it.
“It’s a huge improvement,” said Dave Brooks, our chief engineer. “Going from analog to high definition, you get a nice clear picture. Now we have nice pictures on the nice channels for the nice TVs.”
Dave speaks the truth.
All but nine of our 53 channels are in High Definition. Now the TV watching portion of your stay will be just as satisfying as everything else.