80 inch or 70 inch TV, 3-D too?

We bought this 52 inch television in 2007 for $4,500.  Since then, prices have decreased drastically.  (That’s Rylan standing there.)

Because of the lower prices, David has been looking at TVs at Costco and has been asking me which one I would want in our family room:  An 80 inch TV or a 70 inch 3-D TV.

Me:  “Neither!  What’s wrong with the 52 inch  we have now?  An 80 inch would be vulgar and grotesque — like those monstrosities (hotels) in Las Vegas.  Bigger does not mean better.”

He:  “OK.  Well, what about a 70 inch?  It would not be much bigger than the one we have, because it does not have a frame.  And it would be so cool to have 3-D.”

Me:  “I don’t understand what the appeal is.  I saw a 3-D movie at the theater and was not impressed.  In fact, it made me dizzy — even though I was looking at the screen directly in the middle.  In our family room, people would be looking at the TV screen from an angle, not straight on.  That would really make us dizzy.  Let’s wait til the technology improves and we can watch 3-D from any angle without a problem.”

The debate continues…

27 Responses to “80 inch or 70 inch TV, 3-D too?”

  1. Tilly Bud Says:

    Men and their toys… :)

  2. DrumMajor Says:

    Let’s see.
    While you two are getting different body parts realigned and tuned up, I wonder when David last went to the eye doctor. New glasses might be the solution! If he wants the screen bigger, maybe he’s wanting those individual football dudes to be life-sized and to land on his lap!
    Oh well, he deserves it…where would the current one go?
    Cheers, DrumMajor

  3. DJan Says:

    That one you have already seems huge to me. I had to laugh at DrumMajor’s comment about David’s desire to have the football players life sized. :-)

  4. mlum808 Says:

    Nothing wrong with your TV, save your money.

  5. DrumMajor Says:

    David — Pullueez don’t cancel your eye doc appointment. A yearly check up is a good thing. Then, you’ll be able to make a better decision about a giant TV — you know, like if it’s got better focus or colors. DrumMajor

  6. Arti Says:

    We still have the old tv we purchased about 18 years back! Probably 29 inch!!
    Have a nice week:)

  7. anonymous Says:

    Maybe a larger sized screen may not be a bad idea, in fact it could even be cost cutting, if he doesn’t need to go to the movies every week. Have you thought….this might be a possibility if the improved larger sized 3D (okay now that sounds bizarre) can replicate a theatre experience.

    L. from W.

    • gigihawaii Says:

      He just said to me a few minutes ago: “I am waiting for this one to break, then I’ll buy a new one and put the old one outside for trash pick up.”

      Hmmm. Let’s see what happens the next time he goes to Costco. Will he succumb and buy a new one anyway? Over my dead body!!!

    • gigihawaii Says:

      I relayed your message about the new TV replicating the theater experience. He said: “I don’t think so!” (which means he will continue to go to the theater every week)

  8. Hattie Says:

    My son in law is one of those guys who always has to have the latest: in his case a fancy Mac laptop an I-phone and an I-Pad. I’m glad they are buying a house, so there will be room for all his other stuff: the sound system, the drum set, the bicycles, etc. etc. etc. Drives my daughter crazy!
    Have you ever considered a projection TV? We love ours We have the big screen when we want it, but the projector is on the ceiling and the screen rolls up out of the way. I think there are going to be big improvements in this technology soon (MY husband has been hinting at that.), and those big tvs that take up so much room are going to look silly.

    • gigihawaii Says:

      We don’t have a flat ceiling, though. We have an A-shaped ceiling (pitched roof) so no projector could be installed there. Besides, I don’t think projection TV has the clarity of a High Definition LED TV.

  9. SchmidleysScribbling Says:

    I’m with you kid. A large screen has a distorted picture in my view. Also, the living room begins to look like a casino. Ugh. Dianne

  10. Christine Says:

    Gigi it must be a ‘man thing’…I’ve no interest either. My husband did say he prefers to get TVs from BestBuy as they have newer models, fyi.

    • gigihawaii Says:

      We always buy our appliances from Best Buy, as we don’t like Sears. But TVs are cheaper at Costco so unless BB can match the price, David will buy his TV at Costco.

  11. Arkansas Patti Says:

    I agree that this is a man thing. Not one woman I know has ever lobbied for a larger TV. It sounds like you are losing this debate however.

  12. Kay's Musings Says:

    Funny thing! I’d like a big screen TV someday. For now Art feels we don’t watch enough TV to warrant anything bigger than our 32″.

    • gigihawaii Says:

      I feel the same way. I don’t watch much TV so I can’t empathize with David, who watches a lot of TV every day. He wants size, he wants clarity, and he wants brilliant colors.

  13. Linda Reeder Says:

    Some people like fancy new cars every two years. I guess David likes TVs. But I’m with you.

  14. mlum808 Says:

    I only have a 42″ TV and I’m happy with that.

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