I know someone personally who has made $20,000 profit on a 2 day job (imagine what he makes all year), buys a 55" plasma, and still watches low res DVD's (no Bluray) and even after commenting on my B&W system- "Why does it sound so good?" when demoing Transformers on Bluray is still
totally reluctant to buy even the modest of sound system! I said I'd do all the configuring of the system, even offered to sell the same speakers he was in awe over for hundreds less than I paid (even the AVR & Sub), and still uses the TV speakers to watch movies....so sad! He asked me about Bose... That's it! He's hopeless! I gave up trying to convince him to get a decent system!
I offered to do all the work of configuring out the components and hooking it all up.
Money's not an issue.
He was in awe over my system.
He owns a larger house and has multiple rooms to have a "dedicated" system in if he wanted.
What's the deal? DVD's on a HDTV through TV speakers loaded with money with a big house and plenty of room(s) to do whatever you want!?
I know me personally I watch movies to escape reality and everyday life and a great sound system helps greatly to take you into the movie and make it more real! Some of my friends wonder why I wont come over to their place to watch a movie, I'd be miserable, lol.