In 2011 Japan will discontinue analog television broadcasting. Analog TVs will be unable to receive TV shows broadcast in Japan without special digital tuners. At my home, I and my wife had an analog TV. We deceided to get a new, digital one. Last Sunday, we went shopping at Yodobashi Camera in Umeda, Osaka. We wanted a Sony, as we also have Sony computers and cameras. We had previously had a look at 26-inch and 32-inch TVs, and had decided that a 32-inch one would be best for our living room. However, when we went back to Yodobashi Camera last Sunday, we thought the 40-inch TVs looked really nice. Suddenly, the 32-inch one wasn’t so interesting anymore! We really liked the Sony Bravia, which has speakers on both sides, unlike some other TVs that just have a speaker at the bottom. We thought the sound would be better, and we liked the size and style. We ended up buying one and it’s great! In addition to the TV, we got me a nice Philips electric shaver, using “points” that we received with the purchase of the TV. “Points” are given to you if you have a “Gold Point Card”. They are worth money at the store and can be used to buy stuff there. As we got lots of “points” with the TV purchase, we were able to get the shaver for free. Now that was a good deal!
We plan to get cable TV with channels in English, like BBC News. I am looking forward to watching the news and movies in English on our new 40-inch TV! We have some popcorn too! We’re all set! It’s movie time!!