These excuses, how they served me so well
All you need is a workable excuse. Buying a new television should only ever be a pleasure, but more often than not we need to rationalise the outlay – if only to ourselves. This summer presents the perfect justification. Not only are there weeks and weeks of lovely high-definition sport just around the corner, but the current state of the TV art is profoundly impressive. Witness this issue’s five brand-new TVS, one from each of the Big Five TV brands (p40) – at least one of them has a decent shot at the title ‘Best TV We’ve Ever Seen’. And, once you’ve talked yourself into the outlay, we’ve de-jargoned the jargon and explained how to get the very best from your new TV. So while you might need an excuse to get your credit-card out, you’ve no excuse for not getting your money’s-worth.