We picked out a TV and will be getting it tonight or tomorrow. It is a 2015 model...55" Samsung 4k UHD. We will also get the extended protection plan....so the final bill will be about $850 ($700 + 106 + tax). Most TVs of this type and quality were $1200- $1400, before the protection plan.
I really don't want to do this....and I was willing to wait until Black Friday. G-man was not. I lost that discussion. G-man has overtime on his paycheck next Monday (or around there due to the holiday weekend... sometimes it shows up up early). The remainder will come from a recent bonus check.
We have been using our tube TV from our bedroom in the meantime.
The picture stinks....but typically we only use it for an hour or so before bed. Using it as our main TV really drives home how old it is. It actually works fine....but it can't handle the digital stream and the screen ratio is wrong for today's viewing.....so part of the picture is cut off. I get why G-man doesn't want to wait.....but I just thought we may be able to get a TV for a little less.
I suck at spending "real" money.....this seems like alot to spend to me. But we are heavy TV watchers, so it is an investment. Our last TV lasted 9 years....so hopefully we will get similar wear out of this new one.