One of my friends from work and I have been planning to watch a hockey game together for… oh, three years now.
Though this rendez-vous for a Flyers-tastic evening has been delayed longer than the release of Guns N’ Roses’ album Chinese Democracy, it’s bound to happen this season. One thing’s for certain. When we do finally meet up to watch the game, it’ll be at her place.
The reason being, she and her husband bought a television with a price tag that rivals, dollarwise, the Gross Domestic Product of Ghana.
“There’s nothing like watching a game in High Definition,” she claims.
Personally, I wouldn’t know.
For the past few years, I’d been watching rebroadcasts of Flyers games on a trusty TV/VCR combo.
Laugh all you want… that shit was state of the art in ’99. Honestly.
We now have a flat screen in our living room… a definite upgrade.
It was given to us by Jess’s parents, who recently purchased a High Definition set of their own.
Though we’re yet to catch a hockey game in HD, we did get to watch several Phillies games at their place this summer.
The resolution is so great, you can see every stitch on the baseball. You can see individual chalk particles kick up on drives down the first base line. If you look very closely, you can even see fans in the upper level intentionally vomiting on eleven year old girls.
If only there were a way to replicate that picture clarity.
HD Vision glasses are likely a follower of the early 80’s kitsch product Ambervision.
No, no… Amber Vision. (Roman Polanski Amber Alert jokes never get old. Just so you know.)
This fashionable eyewear aims to bring everything in the known universe (our television included) into sharp focus.
As for the “Attractive European-style design,” the attractiveness is in the eye of the beholder.
I think they look fine.
Jess thinks they look ridiculous.
Then again, Jess sees no problem with me sporting a pair of sunglasses that she grabbed off of an Old Navy clearance rack. The temple pieces were crafted with a tiger print in a hideous shade of neon green. They resemble Cringer from He-Man.
Told ya… never gets old…
plastic that filters out blue and ultraviolet light. The tint results in higher contrast and makes objects appear more vivid and vibrant.
The glasses actually do work as advertised. When wearing the HD Vision during daylight hours, the lenses make everything seem brighter. The one downside is that increased brightness over extended periods can be headache inducing if you aren’t used to bright light.
All in all, not bad.
I’ll have to report back when I watch HD television with HD Vision glasses.
Perhaps when my friend and I finally watch that Flyers game together.
This season. Definitely.
Where to Buy: HD Vision Sunglasses at Asseenontvandmore.com
Price: $9.95 + S & H
What was the name of Sami Reed’s character in the movie “Rock Star?”: That would be Amber.