Notes from 20101107

The (daylight savings extended) day started with a sweet Windows 7 error. What could be more wicked fun than a day full of wicked errors? When a computer profile does not load correctly doing any kind of meaningful work becomes problematic. For the most part doing meaningful work at 3:00 AM MST becomes problematic.

Joni thought it was a good idea to pain accent walls and the regular walls in the family room. The exceptionally dark red historic color Joni selected seems to require a minimum of three coats of paint to fully cover our lightly textured white walls. The redesign will also include a major purchase. At some point between now and the first of next year, a new television will be purchased. The purchase will be based on the television purchase paradigm in celebration of the holiday season. We have started to visually evaluate HDTV options. Given the situation two general buying options exists including  buying either a high altitude plasma HDTV or a LED HDTV.

A good competitive game is the best part about having Sunday off during football season. The Minnesota Vikings certainly delivered an exciting second half of National Football League (NFL) action this Sunday.

Do plasma televisions suffer from glare problems? Within the proposed television-viewing situation, the plasma television will face exposure to three different sets of windows creating a potential for glare throughout the entire day. A quick Google search reveals the ability to purchase an anti-glare shield for plasma televisions. If companies are producing glare shields, then the product design probably has a shortfall that aftermarket modifications are attempting to correct.

New Television Search Protocol:

  1. Solicit personal recommendations from trusted sources
  2. Search for online reviews from all sources
  3. Compare reviews from trusted online sources and general online sources
  4. Acquire hands on experience at retail locations
  5. Compare technical specifications and pricing using a standardized matrix

Predefined variables:

  1. The space will only support a television up to 58 inches wide.
  2. 1080P would be the absolute minimum television resolution required.
  3. The device will need to have at least 4 HDMI inputs.

HDTV Update: If anybody has had a chance to use any of the Sony Google TV powered Android based HDTV systems, then please tell me what you think about the device. I am considering purchasing the NSX46GT1 model to replace my primary television.