Sunday, October 21, 2007

The (hopefully) Best Clock Radio In The World


Ok, so I am an NPR freak, but it hardly comes in in my bedroom AND my clock radio is old and crappy, so I decided to invest in a high end clock radio by sangean/proton. I win one on ebay for 50 bucks (not bad i'm thinking to myself - they normally go for around $200!) well, not so fast speedracer...turns out what I bought was the SATELLITE speaker...for 50 bucks! So now I have to buy the freakin home unit for who knows how much and THEN I will have the best clock radio in the world (hopefully) that cost more than my stupid TV. I am not always as careful as I should be when buying on ebay. But I did just win this lovely little digital camera. STOLE it on ebay for $86 (including shipping) all because the auction ended on a saturday night. Pays to be lame, people.

By the way, did you know that if you don't have cable, satellite or HD tv (me), you will need to purchase a converter box in order to view ANYTHING? April 7, 2009 is the date the Senate Commerce Committee recommended for the end of analog television, when broadcasters will turn off their analog signals and transmit only digital ones. The benefit of the switch to all-digital broadcasting is that it will free up parts of the valuable broadcast spectrum for public safety communications (such as police, fire departments, and rescue squads). Also, some of the spectrum will be auctioned to wireless companies for the provision of advanced commercial wireless services (such as wireless broadband). I guess us basic tv people have to get used to it, just like us ny smokers had to get used to not smoking in bars.

2 comments:

stevep said...

oh well, by the time that happens, there won't be anything worth watching anyway!!

HOPSING said...

so true, pretty much that way now...