Originally Posted by Audioman1
TV will be done in 2020, we will have a better form of home entertainment by then.
It's called......spending time talking with friends and family members, playing board games, card games, etc...
Yea - I've got a basement HT and all, 130" screen w/7.1 yada-yada, totally love it for weekends and "big" events. Invite neighbors over, etc.
We are also in a monthly euchre club for the adults while the kids "play" the old fashioned way.
(many people outside of Michigan seem to not know about euchre
, a fun card game, learned in college)
Trying to put a sense of balance to all this.....................stuff we call MUST items. I'm guilty at time also.
Back to the OP subject, I bought my 1st HDTV in Feb-2005, 7 years ago, for $2k. It replaced my 1990 50" Mitushibishi beast.
What did I get for being an "early" HD adopter?
A 42" 720p Sony "slimline" - 14" deep - sorta ugly silver framed HDTV, with useless side speakers taking up real estate.
It's paid for, still works after 7 years - on original bulb - , still in the family room.
(Cable till late 2008 did not carry HD content, so went OTA with nice big antenna.)
I've not replaced it yet......cause its still working!
Many-many times I've had the itch to go...bigger (yes a 50-52" would fit exactly in same space) and 1080p.
However, balancing $$ among needed must items vs wanted items, plus the longer I wait the better and more mature the tech will be.
>>Price points have continaully dropped and spec/feature improved year-year.
Like personal computers, HDTV's will/are becoming a commodity.
Nothing wrong with that is there?
I'm the guy who help fund the R&D of PC's, spending my own $$ on hardware/software 1984-1997 $38k, when I added that up was so shocked, and looked back at the roller-coaster the PC ramp up was.