I've made an impulse purchase about 2 weeks ago - Samsung 50" 1080p DLP. Walked into a store and there it was in all its glory. Then I also bought a 60GB Playstation 3 to watch Blu Ray movies (since it happens to be the cheapest 1080p player on the market). Holy [email protected]
, man. Picture quality is out of this world. Before this I had an 8 year old CRT TV, and quite frankly the difference is shocking. It also turns out Netflix has a bunch of Blu Ray movies available for rent, so I've subscribed to that as well. As an added bonus, I also can receive high def programming over the air using $40 Terk amplified antenna I bought on [email protected]
1080i with Dolby Digital sound, for free (just 4 channels, tho, the rest is analog).
Moral of the story, if you're still watching your old CRT TV and/or standard definition DVDs, now is a good time to bite the bullet and upgrade. HD TVs won't get much better than this Samsung anytime soon, and the price, while still painful, is not prohibitive anymore. Just don't buy that $100 HDMI cable that sales guy trying to sell you. $5 cable from [email protected]
will do just as well. It's digital after all, and as such it either works or it does not - there's no middle ground.
I only wish Sony had more downloadable games in their online store. I'm a casual gamer, so Resistance is way too hard for me to control (I've downloaded the demo). So far I'm getting by on Lemmings.