Free Bagel wrote:
Awesome choice on the HL-S5688. I've got the 6187 myself (same TV except 61" and lacks PiP, cablecard, and QAM) and I love it.
Now it's time to jump onboard the HD-DVD train with football season almost over
Yah. I spent 4 months bouncing between the Sammy, the Sony, and the Mits but mainly between the Sammy and the Mits. It's a tough, tough choice. But I feel good about the call.
My buddy just got a new LCD TV (only 38", poor soul) and was talking about spending $200 for the HD-DVD add-on to his XBOX 360. I was skeptical b/c it's unclear if HD-DVD will come out on top or Bluray but he pointed out that he didn't have to buy the DVD's, just get them from Netflix. So even if Bluray wins, not that big of a deal. All he'd be out would be the $200 for the XBOX addition. And one of my brothers loaned me his 360 for the next six months while he has another go-around at finishing his BA so could do myself. I will say watching the trial Bluray disk on a A2000 in the SonyStyle store was freakin' awesome.
And the PiP was key. I didn't want to buy a honking big TV unless I could taunt friends by having the equivalent of two TVs bigger than theirs on screen.