Originally Posted by progprog
Or NINE years of 24/7 use
... Are any
of us fanatics going to be watching the same TV in nine years? Yeah, I didn't think so.
Actually I will, barring something unusual. I watched my 27" Sony XBR CRT for 16 years before it gave way to my 111; the 16 years includes two years of off-and-on research and over two of steady research. I don't upgrade frequently so I'm more a borderline
fanatic, but I do know what I want (usually), and once I locked on to the 111 at Value Electronics I pounced. It's the same with my stereo equipment: the next newest thing in my setup is my DV8400 at 5 years; I'm looking into a replacement for it, and have a list of Blu-ray and universal players I'm looking into; even a couple of standalone CD players. Once something clicks, I'll go for it.
I believe strongly in getting the best I can afford, and being done with it. With the 111, I'm done with the TV thing for a while. Others who have the money and passion to upgrade more frequently may certainly do so, and it's fun to read such posts. But, I have to be more careful due to limited funds. I AM fanatic in my research (obsessive
may be more appropriate), and will pursue relentlessly my goal of a better front end to feed my beast.
On second thought, maybe I am
a fanatic, just a different type.