Originally Posted by Benito Joaquin
In the A/V world, there's always a reason to wait. Not saying to go and buy now but if you keep looking, you will always find reasons to wait until the next batch.
Yes i agree, however there are certain changes that are mere upgrades or added on features (such as keystone and len shift) and then there are the ones like going from 720i to 1080p that are such a radical sea change that they bring about a new era of standards. Case in point, i've been absolutly in love with my 55 inch jvc 1080i rear projection lcd i've had for about 5 years now, and haven't been all that impressed (from my newb eyes) between the resolution from 1080i and 1080p when I would go to the stores.
However, like a major event unfolding I can still recall the first time i walked into a certain electronics store after avoiding the tv department for a year or two and coming across a blue-ray movie playing transformers on a 2d tv that had such a magnificent high contrast ratio and refresh rate (i think it was only 120hz) but it made me almost drop my drink in astonishment. I suddenly felt something i've never felt before about tvs - realism, not "wow look how clear this picture is" but i felt like i was looking through a window at the real world, there was no tv there, just a hole cut out with a view into another demension.
3 things to me that have made RADICAL differences in displays are ultra high contrast ratios, resolution and refresh rates. When major shifts are made in any or all of these three areas, its time to upgrade!
Oh and don't even get me started on 3d- thats too early to tell where thats heading everything, but it sure seems to be pulling all the electronics companies like a rip tipe doesn't it? the future of entertainment is why we're all here anyways, to hold out just a little while longer to make sure that befor i buy this item that it won't immediately be outdated by that projector with glasses free 4000p we can play games on using xbox 1080's (with photorealistic holographics)... ya know, or whatever!
sorry for the rant, the point is, there's always a reason to wait, but then everyone has that one feature that they are waiting for specifically- and they'll pull the trigger on it.