Why, you ask?
Because I now have in my apartment a 41 inch big screen plasma monitor that I got for free. Yes, free. And I currently have the first Lord of the Rings movie playing on it.
How did I get it for free, you ask?
My company recently decided to remove the plasma screens that were in my store, and we were told we could give the screens to employees. I'm going to hold a series of contests to see who wins each of the other 8 screens. And, of course, I took one home.
It doesn't have a receiver or any kind of feet or stand, so I had to lean it up against the wall on my regular tv stand/furniture. I was able to hook it up to my DVD player and my old old old stereo speakers, and it looks/sounds great. I don't watch broadcast tv anyway, so the fact that it doesn't have a receiver does not matter to me right now. I don't have any control over the volume, and I need to figure out how to get that, but the volume right now seems to be ok. I haven't tried using my DVD remote for that yet...
It was a bitch getting it up to my third floor apartment, but it worked out ok in the end.
So, I'm going to spend a long time tonight watching Season 2 of LOST, which was released today, on my new plasma screen.
Free stuff rocks.