I remember many years ago when I was a child, Christmas was all about TV. Every year we would dutifully buy the Radio Times and TV Times (do they still exist?!) and sift through, looking for what we wanted to watch. If we were well prepared, we would even set the video to record things. The video tape would have things written on it like "DO NOT TOUCH ON PAIN OF DEATH" after bitter past experience of having multiple episodes of Neighbours taped over - possibly on purpose - by my brother. Then of course, the teenage years, Christmas was more about showing off your pressies to your mates, riding your new bike and later - going out. Going out become a much loved pastime at Christmas especially during Uni when it was a good chance to have a catch up with people you actually liked. Even if they showed off a bit and appeared to have had a total change of accent - lilting every sentence up at the end so it sounded like a question - know what I mean?
Anyway, back to Christmas. Since having children, for me, Christmas is now about forking out for plastic tat, wrapping it in an angry mood, filling the fridge, going on walks (they are after all, free), eating, drinking, spending time together, playing games and of course - watching TV. These days, TV is pretty much our only vice. We don't really go out, we certainly don't drink much (!) and we don't smoke - we've got to have some enjoyment after all. Every month we look at our direct debits and think - what can we cut down on, what don't we need. The Sky bill has come up in conversation many times, but we just can't bring ourselves to cull it. After all, without that, we'd actually have to talk to each other!
But to be honest, watching TV together is preferable to starring at our iPhones together, or in the boys' case, starring at an iPad, so I think it's something that is definitely worth investing in. When it comes to TVs, we've never been big spenders, but hubbie keeps hinting that our Sky vice is a bit pointless if we have a tiny screen to watch it on, and I have to admit he has a point. Thus my eye was caught by this Panasonic Ultra HD 4K TV - and what's not to like?
Featuring a Studio Master HCX Processor, Professional Cinema Display for out of this world colour clarity, contrast and brightness, as well as a beautiful Art & Interior design, this TV is truly a masterpiece in television - and the best time to test this out - Christmas of course!
Now I don't know much about Televisions, but 50 inches of cinema quality sound and screen sounds awesome to me! And it's like anything, buy cheap, buy twice. If we had bought a decent TV years ago then we probably wouldn't need to keep rebuying...know what I mean?
This is a sponsored post, but all thoughts are my own.