Wow! I can honestly say I'm astonished by how many people still use SDTV's, I mean you could pick up a HDTV for only about £80 now right? Maybe less if you get it used.
When money is bad and your nice, large, SDTV works perfectly I can't see why. Wouldn't a nice bigger hard drive be more worth the money? Or food? Bills? Another video game? Frankly, the SDTV has served me and many other just find I can't say I give a fuck about the idea of upping the quality a bit.
A bit? A bit?
The difference is amazing
And by the way, I never said there is no reason for anyone to still be using an SDTV, I just said the number of people who did baffled me a bit.
Hmm... how bad was your SDTV? Because mine is quite nice and I can even read the text in games such as Mass Effect 2 without too much problem. Same with Homefront. In fact the only game I still can not read some of the text no matter how hard I try is an indie game called CastleMiner Z, that thanks to Minecraft and it's tendency to corrupt saves I've spent months on, I don't play anymore. I've seen HDTVs and can't say I was impressed enough to want to fork over the money.
Here's the thing. I'd assume most of these people are in my shoes:
I have a 32in. SDTV that works perfectly fine. Then I got my PS3 and discovered I can't read chiz because everything has a glare, aka, I need an HDTV. Yeah, I have the money to buy at least a modest HDTV. But...my other TV still works fine and all. I don't NEED another TV, so it's not like I can just put the old TV in my room or whatever. And I'm not a big fan of reselling my stuff, especially when I still have some use for it.
However, because of this whole "Durr, PS3 and 360 forces you to get a better TV" chiz, I HAVE to get one now because I'm just tired of guessing what my game is trying to tell me.
Mind you, other than that problem, the SDTV is just fine, especially when...you know, I'm watching TV.
And I don't really care for jaw-dropping graphics. I mean, I like them but it's not like I'm not gonna play games on a TV that doesn't make it look as if I'm next to Mr. Shepherd or Ms. Lightning as opposed to sitting in my living room playing a game.
Just some thoughts.
EDIT: Needless to say, this announcement is for me. I'll look into it.