As of July, TV in Japan is going fully digital. Messages have been flashing up on our old TV warning us of the impending change for months. So, with a fresh pay check banked, it was off to the store. We'd been waiting and waiting and trying to second guess the potential sales campaigns ahead of the changes, but the events of March 11th kind of threw a spanner in the works. As it turned out though, now is as good a time as any to upgrade to digital with consumers having a bit more of say at the negotiation table with recent sales flat as people are wary with their savings and the economic outlook. We managed to get 25% off the ticket price! There was possibly an opportunity to haggle a bit harder, but we were satisfied and the customer service staff was really helpful and didn't push at all.
Now we have it, TV is COMPLETELY different!!! I'm loving it and looking forward to the 2011 Rugby World Cup to be held in NZ later this year. GO the ALL BLACKS!