Televisions are not what they used to be, thank goodness. I remember, back in the day, my grandparents had the Mac-Daddy of all Toshiba TVs sitting on the floor of their living room. It provided enough room on the top-surface to house a stereo, speakers and pictures of all 27 grandkids as well as a mesmerizing sound as it heated up and the picture came into focus. Comparing a Toshiba TV then to a Toshiba LCD TV now, is nostalgic but not a challenge. Today, televisions are flat enough to hang on the wall, make no noise when turned on, and are capable of providing an at-home theatre experience that my grandparents still aren’t ready for.
First of all, Grandpa would never grasp 46 inches of screen automatically adjusting for contrast and brightness based on the image. But maybe he wouldn’t need to know what 10-Bit Video Processing technology or 3D colour management means to appreciate the greatness of how far technology has come from the TV on the floor. Come to think of it, they actually might appreciate the 20 W audio output since hearing isn’t one of their strong suits anymore. Regardless, I know that 27 video playback formats make watching TV in 2012 an ultimate indulgence.
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