Analogue television will be switched off – very soon. In my area, it will be switched off on 5 June 2012.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year (if not longer), you’ll have seen the ads, warning us to upgrade our televisions – or losing the ability to watch our favourite shows.
I know! It would be tragic to miss out on The Voice and Masterchef. Well I think so, anyways. They’re my two most favourite shows right now! Are you hooked on them like I am?
At our house, we mostly watch our old analogue television which is really on it’s last legs. It’s big and bulky and has been great for our family.
It is heavy. Yes, very heavy… which has been a great because I know the kids can’t tip it over. They could touch the screen and then it was an easy wipe to remove the sticky fingerprints.
As they get older, they’re becoming a little bit more responsible… and can control their urge to touch the television or press random buttons… well most of the time. This means we can start to have nice things.
When Sony asked if I was interested in trialling their new Sony Bravia HX750 television – I was quick to jump at the chance. I mean really – who wouldn’t want to try out a new television? A 3D television at that!
I’m basing my review as a mum, and how it suited our family needs. Here’s what I (we) thought about it.
It’s big with awesome picture quality. For such a big television, I’d expected it to look more pixelated, but it’s clear and the picture is great.
The sound is quite good as is. We’ve already packed up the surround sound (for our upcoming move) so it would have been great to see how that worked with the Sony HX750.
It is WiFi integrated, which means I can access the internet, through the television. I know - too cool!!
You can chat on twitter or Facebook while watching television. I do this normally, but with my iPhone and the television playing in the background – with this new Sony HX750, you can do it all, on the one television.
It is easy to work. We have plugged in the DVD player and the Wii. Kids being clever and techno savvy these days, quickly learnt how to change the channel to work everything. I had to ask Sam (who is 6) which button I had to press to get back to the regular channels.
The remote is quite simple and easy to work. It doesn’t have a squillion buttons to figure out. I like this fact. Very much.
You can press the “Guide” button and the tv guide appears. I’m super excited by this little feature. We have Austar (or Foxtel for you city folk) and have that feature on pay television, but haven’t had it on our regular television.
And now for the big feature – it’s a 3D television. It comes with a set of the most brilliant 3D glasses (not like the flimsy ones you get at the cinema). The only drawback is that if the whole family wants to sit and watch a 3D movie, you need to buy extra glasses.
It is thin, lightweight and doesn’t take up much width space. Check out this side view image.
All in all, I think it is a fabulous television and if you’re in the market for a new one, make sure you have a look at the Sony HX750. Yes it is a television, but it is also a premium entertainment experience.
Unfortunately, all too quickly, our time with the Sony HX750 is coming to an end. It’s time we go out and buy a new television to replace our big analogue box… but if Sony want to give us one of these new televisions, I wouldn’t say no *hint, hint*.
Are you digital ready?
And more importantly, who is your favourite to win The Voice and Masterchef?