Saturday, April 12, 2008

Van Gogh Goes High-Def

Sony has just announced that their new line of flat-screen HD televisions -- the Bravia (TM) E4000 series -- will include a Picture Frame Mode. Sort of like a screensaver, the TV operates on reduced power in Picture Frame Mode, and particularly when wall-mounted, the idea is to present something pretty instead of a blank black screen. Users can install their own pictures in the tv's photo gallery, or they can choose from six pre-installed images. One of them is the London version of van Gogh's "Wheatfield with Cypresses," further proof that marketing types think Vincent can sell just about anything.

Call me old-fashioned (and many would), but isn't it cheaper just to get a nice framed poster?

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