Originally posted by videobruce
Everyone (unlike many in these forums) can't afford $10k, $30k or more just to watch HDTV, ...
You must spend a lot of time in the high end front projector forums. Those folks are building real home theaters not just watching HDTV.
In this forum (RPTV) most folks are looking for a total system including sound in the $2k to $5k neighborhood. Now that isn't chump change either.
I agree that HDTV tuners are over priced, but that is changing fast. In fact, the "over priced" Sony LCD RPTV sets for 2004 may have tuners added for no increase in price.
I also agree that every year prices will be lower for the same or better HDTV performance. In fact, I haven't been overcome by an irresistible urge to fork over a few thousand either.
One reason that I may never get a HDTV is that I'm afraid that I would set it up, turn it on, and go into an instant and permanent "WoW!" state. That would mean that I might never find the time to come back to these forums to announce how happy and trouble free my life had become.