Well, I "may" have been one of the lucky ones to get an XBOX 360 in the CircuitCity.com fiasco today. I spent the last 3 hours (shh don't tell my boss) trying to buy one on their F'd up website. They had ALL sorts of problems, I don't know how many times I hit refresh/back and submitted the same forms over and over again.
My CC got charged, so hopefully on Tuesday my system will show up! Though I think I'll probably miss out as the site said "sold out" before I was able to get my order to submit, unless of course I had one allocated in my cart. We'll see how it all plays out.
So last night I finally replaced my parents old 24" Sony Trinitron TV. It has done me well, though it was getting rather old. I believe, though my folks will disagree, that they had the TV when we lived on Guam, which would mean it's from 1987 or 1988.
So I went with a 50" Plasma from Panasonic. I ended up getting a great deal on a commercial unit the TH-50PHD8UK. It's the same as the TH-50PX50U but it doesn't have a few things. It doesn't have speakers, an HD tuner, or HDMI/DVI inputs. Being that I saved around $1200 by getting this unit I can live without the features, besides the only feature I'd need are the inputs, and I bought a card for HDMI for the unit for ~$120! So, with shipping, the card, and the cost of the unit I still saved probably $1200.
I mounted the TV to the wall last night, and hooked up my new Samsung DVD player with upconversion, I'll post more about that later.
The next thing on my list, after direct TV HD tivo, is an XBOX 360.
I'm excited as heck to see what the 360 will look like on this new monitor, if any of you softies out there have any hookups you be sure to let me know!
More info and pictures will be posted on my blog at http://chrishammond.com/ for now though I'm headed home for lunch to play with the TV!