Went out to look at the TV I wanted at best buy and I noticed a problem with it that others were reporting and that’s some motion artifacts. From what I’ve read, the Sony is very picky about input signals. I know that Comcast doesn’t crank out great TV signals so I’m not confident that I won’t see the artifacts and that’s just not cool for $4000. After all my research I think that HDTV is not ready for primetime yet. At least not for me. As an ex video editor, I’m really picky about picture. I’ve loved my Sony Wega for the past 4-5 years precicely because of the amazing picture quality. Since I watch (and plan to watch) lots of non HDTV content, I’m just not ready to suffer any PQ losses. So, the hunt for HDTV is on hiatus for another 3-4 months.
While I was at Best Buy I did buy an XBOX360. I’d wanted one for a while now and I finally cracked and bought it. The Best Buy dicks tried really hard to sell me their extended warrantee even by telling me some lies. Just not cool.
The unit is pretty cool. What I like the best is that it is really integrated with the internet. There is a whole XBox Live service that is simply amazing. You can download other games, hang with friends, compare scores, play against each other, etc. It’s quite cool. I bought Madden 07 and it’s ok. Nothing amazing. I also bought a game called “Dead Rising” that was reccomended in last weeks Inky but I really don’t think I like it much. I should have bought “Prey” (I d/l and played the demo today) which is awesome. Oh.. I also downloaded a game called Geometry Wars that is amazingly simple and fun.
We’ll see.. if anyone has XBox, my gamer tag is “neodem”.. come find me.