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Friday, January 5, 2018

Desert View - Day 56 - ROKU

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5:54 am - Friday - January 5th - Grand Canyon - 30º F, 31% humidity, wind 1 mph of of the east.....forecast high for today is 56º F with partly cloudy skies.....BP 126/73.  Just received sad news that another good friend of 50+ years has passed......another gone too soon.....RIP Scott Smith!

I was off Thursday, and TLE had the 'close' shift.  My big goal for the day was to install the new 32" LED TV we purchased in Flagstaff back on Tuesday.  It is slightly bigger than our old Phillips LED TV which I believe was 31".....at least that was the diagonal measurement of the casing.  The brand on this new TV is TCL - ROKU TV.....I have never heard of TCL before, but it was the only 32" SMART TV they had at Walmart on Thursday, and it was on sale for $135.  I remember my first color TV was a 17" JVC and it cost almost $500 back in 1972.....the TV's today are so inexpensive they are almost like throw away TV's.  No one seems to get TV's repaired anymore.....it's cheaper just to buy a new one......


.....at any rate, with TLE's help I was able to lift the new TV into place, and then plug all the HDMI cables into it.  I will probably have to remove it next week on a day off to drill new holes for the wall bracket so I can lower it about 2"......right now it is hitting the ceiling of the Newell.....for now it's fine, but it will need to be lower when we begin to roll our wheels again in March so it can be properly stowed and secured.

I wasn't feeling a 100% Thursday.....I think I'm getting a cold, and that really disappoints me.  After installing the new TV I downloaded the ROKU programming, and within minutes was able to watch TV.  The advantage of ROKU TV is that you can watch a lot of streaming TV if you wish.....right now we watch Netflix, Hulu and Vudu using 'streaming TV, but not any network channels.  If we felt comfortable 'cutting the cord' and let DirecTV go we would be able to pretty much watch all TV via streaming.  What keeps me from doing that is even though I have unlimited data from Verizon, I am limited to 15 gigabytes  when using the hotspot on my phone, and I must in order to connect the TV to the internet.  If I was stationary and had hardwired internet, then I would 'cut the cord' tomorrow.

The rest of the day I just pretty much rested, except for one 30 minute stretch when I rode my stationary bike to exercise.  As I sit here this morning (Friday) I am definitely getting a cold.....my throat has a tickle in it, and I am developing a cough.....😕

TLE was home just before 5:35 pm and quickly set about preparing hard shell tacos for dinner, so at least I had that going for me as I slowly slip into 'COLD' status.

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1 comment:

  1. Roku is great if you have real internet!
    The roku app for my smart phone will let me control it...

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