My wife Lanna was very generous last night. After hearing me complain for years about the Dell All in One computer I got on Amazon, she said she was going to buy me a new computer.
And I saw a 24″ Smart HDTV at BJ’s for $100 and was going to get it, except it was actually $150. And the computer selection was very limited, saw an okay for one for around $500.
Then we went to Best Buy, which I actually like a lot better than Amazon for buying computers because there is someone to ask questions about. The last one I had a Pentium processor (why did Intel bring that name back?) and 4GB of memory. The one I got is a Lenova laptop with a smaller screen 15.6″ but 8GB of memory and a 2TB hard drive.
It’s funny that you can buy a computer and mainly use Chrome and iTunes and sometimes, you cannot enought enough memory with four gigabytes. Back when I was a kid with a TI 99/4 including the extension box and then a TI 99/4a, 16 kilobytes was a decent amount. Insane that 250,000 times more is not enough 30 years later.
So happy with our purchases last night.
Today, I wanted to get the TV setup and finally get rid of the dust collector that was our old SDTV with pretty bad picture but a DVD player included. I literally hadn’t used it in years.
So I got that very heavy TV out of the room and on the way to the dump and tried to setup the TV. Which is an Insignia FireTV edition. Unfortunately, it just had the TV and the feet. Not the remote, not the instructions and not the screws. So back to Best Buy which is super frustrating. And I did open the box before coming back here.
And then the feet were really hard to get on. Really small screw in a dark plastic hole. And I put the feet on the wrong way, so that took a long, long time.
Luckily, setting up the PC was very easy. Although, I don’t know my Microsoft wants to setup an app to change the look on your phone, and some Alexa like program. I tried the app for a minute before deciding I like the way my Android Essential works already.
Now, that I got the TV setup, it’s really good.
I’m able to get Pandora (which I can’t get on PS3 easily) and listening to that now. It defaults to Amazon Prime TV, which makes sense for an Amazon OS. And able to get Netflix and all that stuff too. I think I will be very happy. Although today was frustrating with the return and setting up the feet. So it goes.