As mentioned several times here, I want the fun but I don't wanna pay the price. I could justify buying a new screen, but I couldn't justify paying a lot more for digital cable, HD cable, an HD cable box and perhaps the full overhaul and upgrade of Little Eddie Dingle, the Home Theatre PC which serves us plenty well on old-school low-def teevee.
But the esteemed author at I've Paid Twice For This Already writes about an experience this week that made it a lot more palatable:
Well, right now at least, switching to digital and HD service from our extended basic service, and keeping our other services, we are eligible for another 12 months of an introductory special, which is about $20 less than we currently pay right now. And it includes the HD box. After the twelve months is up, the price goes up to $7 more a month than we currently pay for extended basic. So upgrading now saves us $20 a month off our cable bill for the next 12 months.
Now, that would be cool. I dunno if the local cable provider here would do something like that, but it goes to show that making a phone call here and there can get you a bargain.