So, television is much better than it used to be. And digital television is much better because it lets me flip between languages! I get to watch House, C.S.I. and a whole bunch of movies in their original language! Just what I needed to get my proficiency back. Not to mention how much I enjoy all the different accents! Yes, the image quality is better too, but as I tend to stitch while "watching" telly, it doesn't matter to me as much as the sound.
To complain a bit about television technology, before you think it's all rosy between me and my telly, I am absolutely annoyed with the 5.1 dolby sound. In the case of some movies (the latest ones) I can choose between my everyday Hungarian voiceover, Hungarian 5.1 Dolby Digital, or English 5.1 DD. Problem is, 5.1 was designed for the home cinema gadgets, that is, no less than five loudspeakers. But my telly has only two. Which means that for some movies I must turn up the volume. All the way. On the scale of 100. When I watch TV in Hungarian, that is, "plain" sound, the volume is set on 10-15, and yeah, it wouldn't be a problem, but if the 5.1 movie ends and I am not quick with the remote, the ad block will shout at me exactly ten times louder than what can be called normal.
On another note, I decided to learn another foreign language. I am not sure if I should choose French, Italian or Spanish. I like the sound of all of them and wanna learn them later at some time of my life, but right now I just wanna improve my chances for a good job. I'll need some research on what "sells" best.