No, I didn't know that the DVD player would be so devastated by the knowledge that it would be replaced that it would choose to give up the ghost rather than be moved from the living room to the bedroom, but whatever. I went ahead and gave it to Not-So-Ex as an early gift, since he already gave me the gift he got me.
When he opened it, he said,
"Awesome! It streams Netflix and everything.
It's perfect. Once I get it hooked up, there will
be some rules though. You are never, ever to
touch it with your touch of death. If you need
to play a DVD, ask Hunter (our son) to put the
disc in. Maybe, after a while, I'll let you use the
remote. But you're gonna have to prove that it'll
keep working. We're keeping this one for a good,