Remember the days when things used to work? I do. They were glorious. You’d put a VHS tape in, and it would work. It would play all the way through with no problems. You could turn the television on and flip through the channels, each one appearing in under a second, letting you race through the spectrum to find something decent. Then, we had “upgrades”.
“DVDs are sooo much better.” Why can’t I get through a single movie without the thing freezing up? You could rock one VCR for a decade and run through a VHS a few hundred times before the tape degraded the performance. DVD players seem to start screwing up almost out of the box.
“Digital TV is awesome!” Sure, extra channels and an on screen guide are fantastic additions. However, why in the world does it take three seconds to switch between two channels. If you actually wanted to flip through the expanded basic spectrum, 1-70, it would take you four minutes, practically. Then there’s the blackouts. The other day, Disney Channel just died in the middle of a show. Hasn’t come back since Thursday. I called and had the automated system reset the box, and I lost 3 more channels. Now I have to call and get someone on the phone to try and get this fixed.
What’s the point of technological “advances” if performance doesn’t actually improve?