31 Dec 2005
I’ve got Christmas/Chanukah money burning a hole in my pocket and I’ve decided I want a new computer monitor. I’ve had my current 15″ LCD monitor for three years and it still works fine. But I have a 19″ LCD monitor in my office, so it’d be nice to have a comparable-sized one at home.
But it’s a slippery slope. As long as I’m getting a new monitor, it’d be nice to get a widescreen model, so I could watch movies on it. As long as I’d be getting a widescreen monitor, it’d be nice to get one with an integreted TV tuner, so I’ll be ready for HDTV. As long as I’d be getting a HDTV capable set, I should upgrade to HD cable. To say nothing of getting a new graphics card so I can connect with a DVI cable instead of a VGA one.
I’m pretty confused with what’s happening with HDTV. Wasn’t the entire broadcast industry supposed to be switched over by now? I hate to contemplate buying a new display without taking the (near?) future into consideration.