The picture of a part of my den depicts two Christmas presents, separated by several years.
The first was the fridge with the logo of my favorite hockey team: the Montreal Canadiens (for those who don't know, Canadiens is the French version of Canadians). This is my pop fridge. We brought an old, big fridge with us when we moved, but it was too big to get into the basement, and everything froze in winter when we tried to keep it in the garage. The new, den-size pop fridge showed up that Christmas.
It's worked well, but the television, which came several years later, hasn't. It has a hockey connection too, however. Cuppa would fine me watching games in tiny windows on my computer screen and thought that a better solution was in order.
It was a great idea, even if it hasn't worked out very well — because it's a really weird little tv. You see, it goes through stagees where the picture won't show up properly. There are times when all it will give me is a dim, fuzzy — in otherwords totally useless and unwatchable — display.
I can usually and eventually cajole it into working but experienced no joy at all the other night when I couldn't get it to work for the whole game. So, I ended up watching it on the computer. Fortunately, I could at least embiggen this feed to fill the whole screen, so it wasn't too bad. Still ...
Sometimes, even when the tv is supposedly off, I see it flickering at me. Maybe that's when it works, but I don't know for sure. What I do know is that it's not flickering in the off state right now, and it won't properly turn on either.
Tonight is game 7 between the Canadiens and the Penguins, and I suppose that I will be watching on my computer. We do have other tvs, but I prefer to watch in my den. For one thing, the main, living room tv is often recording another program, and for another thing, I don't like to disturb Cuppa by using the bedroom tv as she is kind of an anti-fan.
Oh well, my computer screen is actually larger than the tv screen anyway.