Is HD necessary?

United States
February 21, 2008 10:33pm CST
I'm just curious what you guys think. I see all these HD tvs and Blu Ray commercials, but is it really necessary? I mean, I don't really watch tv, just movies, so maybe I'm not the ideal target market, anyway... but I can't help but think there's no reason for me to pay $5000+ for a tv, just so that way I can see...I don't know... Sylvester Stallone sweat while watching the latest Rambo. (the only movie of late that I can think of.) I guess I'm old fashioned, but if I want things that look real, I'd look out a window or around the room. There's no reason for me to need to be -in- the movie. Surround sound is the only random addition to television/movie watching that I really love. So what about you? Do you have an HD tv? How about Blu Ray? Do you think it's worth the extra money?
5 responses
@Gesusdid (1681)
• United States
22 Feb 08
Blu Ray is sooo good looking like i watch the display of it in Best Buy all the time whenever im in there , and it does this realistic motion with the camera or something its woderful tho, hell they smashed Toshiba's HD DVD line so Blu Ray is taking over right now ...it looks great and im wiling to up grade, worth the extra money tho ? ill say to that what is the price , becasue i know if you want the Blu Ray player do need to have the HD TV for it to look just as crisp ? or no if not than ill likey buy , id say go for if the price is right , everbody's upgrading
• United States
22 Feb 08
Yeah, it does look really good, but I'm cheap and living on a semi-tight budget at the moment. Right now I'm trying to convince myself that I really -can- afford a new phone (other than my 4 year old one) when my contract expires in a few months and I can switch companies. :P Thanks for you input.
• United States
22 Feb 08
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@Gesusdid (1681)
• United States
22 Feb 08
your welcome , and also what ive notice about new techonolgy is the second ro third wave about them , their very cheap , like when the HD TV's first came out the prices were up to 15,000 like a car lol , but now several years their like 500 , so the same for blu ray players , they'll become those decent to cheap Wal Mart DVD players like 200 150 dollars ...so dont get your feet wet just yet id say next summer or catch a real good after christmas sale
• Australia
5 May 08
I'm a bit all over the place when it comes to my opinion on this topic. First I'll state some "me" facts: I do have a HD TV - I brought it earlier this year, having said that it is only a 32" (or 37") It seemed like a good idea at the time, and I haven't regretted it, well besides the credit card bill, so I guess it was a good enough idea. After that purchase I ended up buying into HD DVDs. Our fire sales here when HD DVD lost the format war were insanely good. So I caved. Is it actually necessary, any of it. Well not really. TV at the end of the day isn't really really necessary. However, I think for movie and/or sound buffs HD whether HD DVD or Blueray is necessary, or at least the way to go. I don't have my dream set up yet and won't for quite some time yet, really really long time probably ($ and space constraints) but to watch one of these formats with one of the newer sound qualities (like Dolby TrueHD) can be an amazing experience. Better than going to the movies thats for sure. Why go to the movies when you can have it all in the comfort of your own house. fangirl & big dreamer. :)
• United States
5 May 08
Haha. You're right, really. None of it is ever necessary, but I would enjoy hearing things better. Sight isn't so much an issue, but I'm a fan of thriller/suspense films, and I would imagine that increased sound quality, particularly if in surround sound, would be quite fun. Thanks for reminding me that there's more than a pretty picture when it comes to HD. Best of luck with your dream set up.
@Sir_bobby88 (8245)
• Singapore
5 May 08
Well currently it is expensive but when time comes , mass production the cost of all such expensive stuff will become low and we will enjoy such technology at a cheaper rate yea .
• United States
5 May 08
I'm hoping that is the case. I'm sick of seeing all these nice, yes, but incredibly high priced tvs when all I want is a regular old box. I only use it for games, and I don't play those frequently enough to justify such an expense! Thanks for you input. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the rate goes down sometime at least semi-soon. :P
@LUCKYASH (39)
• United States
22 Feb 08
gosh no just another way to make money
• United States
22 Feb 08
i think it necessary. all the technoogy changin