Slow moving thread!
I guess we Aconda owners are an elite bunch.
Mine is doing dust gathering duty in the future nursery with only a VCR connected.
BUT.....my brain is churning....I am actually thinking of selling my Mits 57" DLP and reverting to the 38" Loewe for my primary display....actually it would be the ONLY display in the house if I do not count my computer monitor! However we are wanting a 40-50" flat panel in the bedroom sometime soon. How dare I have a larger screen in the bedroom than in the living room? bwahahaha!!!!
I do not have a Bluray player yet. I do not have immediate plans to buy one either. And even if I do, Bluray via 1080i component video on a Loewe CRT is likely equal or better than 1080P HDMI on nearly any flat panel today.
I have Tivo HD and Xbox 360 as my sources. Only thing i can think of adding would be a video iPod dock.
I will have to get used to the size difference going from 57" to 38", but I can move the sofa forward and even improve the surround sound staging as a by-product (sofa is against rear wall now).
Am I crazy for not jumping on the flat panel 2160PP 24000MHZ 2mm thin bandwagon? I know I do not NEED Bluray. I can live without it. Stepbrothers is just as funny in 480P. I might even go for a used Denon 5910 or 3930 or something to watch DVDs on rather than the deafening Xbox 360.
I just hope I can get enough out of my DLP to get a snazzy new stand for the 'An'Aconda! Thing is a beast!!! Best $500 I ever spent on a TV.
Has anyone else refused to give in to the current trends? I kind of feel like an outcast as a custom AV installer that A. Does not have surround sound (YET). B. Does not own an iPod (YET). C. Is thinking of going to a much smaller TV WITHOUT a single HDMI input on it....no internet apps....no USB port....no chime sounds....etc...etc...
Long live the Acondas!