Originally Posted by Iccy
I do the same thing with cars, computers, and video games, usually works lol. Its super effective when you are in a long car ride and thats all you talk about while shes trying to talk about something from work or random bs her friend said or something else irrelevant.
cars... she daily drives an '08 Honda Odyssey, 140K+ miles, with a '16 Miata in the driveway with under 5K miles... it is truly a toy. I drive a beater. Computers... she gets the latest greatest whenever she wants, and I truly don't care, while I rock a circa 2004 Dell Studio Hybrid running Vista. Video games... I could not care less... I haven't spent (wasted) 2 minutes in the last 15 years on that'.
But..for my Home Theater, I've not wasted time or $ with the 'incremental up-grade-itis', mostly. My path was "HTIB --full Hsu 5.2 -- DIY quad 18's in DO boxes -- Gjallarhorns -- Danley SH 50's for L and R with the SH 96 center, and Ekornes Stressless HT seating.
My dear wife has always been first, so whatever I want after that, I just get. She has been ok with everything I've purchased since, just as long as I don't 'bore her with the details' .
As always,,, YMMV... just marry up