What Do You Think About HD?

August 20, 2008 – 9:16 am, posted by Oliver

It seems that the majority of people agree that HDTV is nice to have, and most also have plans to buy an HDTV at some point in the future, but lots of people don’t want it because it’s too expensive.

I gave this some thought, after all, when compared to other things we buy, it’s not all that expensive. A new car could set us back as much as $70,000 in today’s world, doing up and decorating just one room will cost around $15,000, and household utilities like washing machines will cost around $1000, and we’re much happier to buy one of these when it’s needed than an HDTV.

For those of you who know a bit of economics, I think HDTV is income inelastic. In normal English, this boils down to the fact that HDTV isn’t a necessity, and there are alternatives which seen as being almost as good, in this case, normal TV sets.

Many people who’ve never used HDTV before just don’t appreciate how good it really is, and how much extra quality you actually get for the extra money you pay.

I appreciate that you’re not now going to run to the nearest shop and exchange all your bank details for a TV, but do yourself a favour, and next time your TV conks out, visit someone who has HDTV and see for yourself how good it is.



  1. One Response to “What Do You Think About HD?”

  2. I find dtv to be junk and worthless experiment gone totally rotten.

    For 14 months I’ve attempted to get this stupidity over the air via an antenna, trying everythings read or thought of that might work, sadly ABSOLUTELY NOTHING HAS WORKED AND CAN’T RECEIVE A SINGLE STATION. So much for better superior idea.

    ONE FACT HAS BEEN FOUND THE DIGITAL SIGNAL DOESN’T TRAVEL HALF THE DISTANCE.

    Its an urban in the shadow of the station transmitter only kind of service and rural areas are totally forgotten an left without.

    By mad on Jun 18, 2009

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