Originally Posted by galileo2000
Hi IVB long time no see.
Something less than 1080p in 2008? And wait another 3-5 years before getting 1080p?
Hey dude. Yep, no 1080p for me at this time.
1) I sit 12' back from the TV (opposite sides of the Family Room), and I couldn't personally tell the difference between 1080p and 720p. Sure, when I got to ~7' I could tell clearly, but there is absolutely zero chance I would sit that close. Heck, I'd never sit at 11'.
2) Given that there's almost no 1080p content right now and that I went the same path of "1 technology back" with my $3500 EDTV set back in 2005 which worked out well, I figured I'd go the same route.
3) The fact that the 50" Pio Elite 1080p was $4000 sealed that deal.
Guess I'm not up on my FPTV's, but I really don't understand why you'd pay that much more (double?) for one. Especially since you seem to be programming CQC more than watching TV/movies!
I didn't look at it as "double", I looked at it as $1250 more over 4 years, assuming I ditch the EDTV then and put the 50" in the MBR, and get the 75" 1440p for the FamilyRoom. For $300/year, or $25/month more, I can get a TV that I would never look at and think "yeah that's pretty nice, sure wish I got the Pio though".