Monday, January 08, 2007

HDTV search update

I realize price and technology will always be changing rapidly, but I'm becoming more and more conflicted about whether to buy now or wait. The signs seem to indicate that we are sitting on the edge of a crucial turning point for both technology and price in the HDTV world. TV-related product announcements are coming pretty much hourly from CES today. Samsung is moving entirely from short-lived bulbs to LEDs rated for 20,000 hours in its rear projection displays (though I was underwhelmed with the picture on their first gen LED rear projo). Budget manufacturers are coming out with 50 to 60 inch LCDs and plasmas priced around $3,000 over the coming months. And as of last week, you can get a 47 inch 1080p display from Vizio for under $2,000. This is sure to get some of the big boys to drop prices on their products, as well.

My excitement over getting a new tv is growing, and my patience is wearing thinner, but my brain is telling me to wait it out just a little longer.

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