Tuesday Apr 22, 2008

Verizon FIOS or Comcast ?

Well it has taken 2 years to complete the work but Verizon is in my neighborhood today. Verizon is laying cable that will enable the rest of our community to receive FIOS. Long story short, but they only wired the townhouses in the community on the first wave. They skipped the condos completely. Which is probably just as well since the crew working on wave one cut a gas line and the neighborhood was evacuated.

So my question to you all is, Verizon FIOS or Comcast ? Who offers better internet service ? How about HDTV programming ? How is their customer service ?

Wednesday Jan 02, 2008

Rest and the need for cardio...

Well, now that the HDTV is all together and I have spent way too much time watching and eating food that is not on anyone's diet, I feel well rested and ready for the new year. Well almost. I now find myself hitting the cardio circuit to work off the holiday spare tire I have gained. It really feels like two spare tires. What seems like 10 pounds ago I am now trying to wind back the clock to pre-Thanksgiving. At least that is when I last remembered eating healthy. It has been a blur since then. Not that my taste buds were complaining. Now it is just my feet complaining from the cardio. Oh well this is life.

Monday Dec 10, 2007

So I made the big HD step...

Thanks to the folks who responded to my survey. I finally made the choice to go High Def. You know there are a lot of parameters in chosing an HDTV. So went shopping and narrowed my choices to three. One Plasma, one LCD and one LED.

They were the Pioneer Kuro(Plasma), Sony XBR 5(LCD) and Samsung 81 series (LED). Luckily the Best Buy in my neighborhood set up one of their demo rooms with all three in them. Ohhh the bliss of that room. I want that room. But my budget so pick and get out soon.

So the ultimate winner was the Pioneer Kuro based on level of blackness but it was eliminated due the fact the is you want 1080P you must go for the 50 incher. My viewing space is not big enough to support something that large. Bye Bye Kuro. I really wanted to take you home.

Next up was the Samsung 81 series. Better black color reproduction by a hair. Not near the Kuro. But the price difference was astronomical.

The winner well the Sony XBR5. It was cheaper with a great picture but I was able to get one 400 bucks cheaper than Best Buy. Oh baby.

Next up the actual delivery and install experience.

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