I appreciate the input from everyone. I suspected the answer would be YMMV, but no harm in asking.
|Originally posted by NVboy|
If your primary concern is SD, why do you want to jump into HDTV if you know SD won't look as good as on the old analog tv?
SD isn't my primary
concern, but it is one. I know...life is compromises. But I don't want to drop 2K, and end up...pissed at myself every time I watch ESPN, A&E, TLC, etc (yeah, I've got,...issues
). Thus my dilemma.
Why jump into a big-screen TV? Well... size DOES matter, and I've got to compensate somehow
, so I've got the big-screen jones. OTA HD stuff should look pretty darn good. I've been reading the HD programming forums, and folks in my area (Raleigh/Durham) seem to get pretty good HD reception OTA. DVDs will look pretty darn good. I guess I'm just concerned that the downside will grate on me more than the upside will please me.
And I'm..."frugal" (OK, cheap), so 2K for a toy that gets me pissed at myself some of the time is a good chunk of cash for me to drop. I'll probably just have to see if a I can get a decent-enough idea of SD in a store to either allow me to take the plunge...or get over this jones until I loosen this death grip on my wallet (more "issues").
I'd love to go the D* route...had it when I lived w-a-a-y out in the country, and I hate TWC, but my neighbor's giant tree sits right in the satellite path. 'Course, I was
in the tree business when I was younger, and still have all my climbing gear, saw, ropes...maybe if they go on vacation, that tree will end up having a horrible accident...which I will clean up for them being the good neighbor that I am.
Well, I'm sure this was more than anyone cared to read, but I felt compelled to explain myself.
Issues, issues, it sucks I tell ya.
Thanks again to all for the replies.