We need an FWD for the bedroom. I’m thinking this 50″ Visio will do just fine:


The problem, like most problems in the real world, involves college football; living in the Mountain time zone, we can pretty much watch college football on Saturdays from can ’till cain’t, and “cain’t” is defined as “when we fall asleep watching football”.

However, it’s much more difficult to fall asleep watching football on the couch than it is in bed, because the awareness that one will have to wake up and walk up the stairs to one’s bedroom is never far from one’s consciousness. So it’s better to have an FWD (Football Watching Device) in the bedroom, so that one can nod off to one’s heart’s content during that all-important Oregon State@Hawaii game that started at 10PM local.

However, the size and shape of our bedroom is not conducive to putting a reasonably-sized FWD anywhere near the bed, so we’re going to have to put one on a side wall, on an articulating mount such that it can be extended out into the room on football-watching days. And the framed walls in our condo use metal studs, not wood, so there are complications to putting a mount with that much moment-arm on the wall.

So now I’m waiting to hear from my installer, to insure that we can, indeed, use this TV (based on weight) before I order it; I suppose he’ll bring the mount and suchlike equipment. So we won’t have it on the wall in time for Saturday’s viewing – and, as it happens, OSU@Hawaii this year is this Saturday, at 8:30 local time, which would be fine in bed but not worth a hoot in the living room. So the Warriors and Beavers will have to do without our support, for one more year.



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