When my Mom and Dad moved to Milwaukee (and while they lived in Florida) they had beautiful widescreen TVs but subscribed to standard definition service on the cable. It drove me nuts. I tried to convince them. They were unshakable.
“It makes no difference,” my mom would say. She said the same about decaf versus regular. Not a credible witness, your honor.
They used to stretch out standard def channels to make them fill the entire screen. As a stretchee I was not a shrinking violet expressing my displeasure.
They never budged.
I finally gave up on my dad. He only has one eye and it’s not that great.
And then today…
“There’s been a notice on the TV saying I was about to lose channels,” he said earlier this afternoon. He asked LaTanya to call. Long story short Time-Warner is converting to all-digital. No more SD.
Last week she hooked up the boxes. She is beyond wonderful.
“I don’t think I could have done it,” he said, then reminded me how long it took his shaky hands to plug in headphones for this call. Headphones are the best thing that ever happened to our conversations.
And then he said, “Geoff, you won’t believe the difference in the picture.”