Though I do like HD pictures it has taken me some time to go HD.
In the early days there was the “battle” between HD-DVD and Blu Ray and though in the early days it looked like HD-DVD would win, my preference was for Blu Ray, so I decided to wait and as well all know now, Blu Ray won. Though with the availability of HD content via services such as iTunes, maybe physical media won’t be here much longer… well it might be in my house as my broadband connection is not the fastest in the world!
So without any kind of HD player, why should I bother buying an HD TV so I didn’t…
Then along came Sky HD… this meant that I could watch HD TV if I wanted to… however I didn’t fancy paying large amounts of money every month to Sky for the odd HD programme.
Freesat promised HD without the monthly contract, but I would still need a dish on the side of the house and to be honest they are very ugly and I didn’t see much on Freesat that I couldn’t see on Freeview that I would want to watch. Too much work really to go HD via Freesat.
This week sees me getting a Sony Bravia HD 1080p TV.
So why have I gone HD?
Well Freeview HD has been switched on in my area. Yes it is only three HD channels, but they should be picked up by my aerial, so no dish.
Combine that with the Blu Ray player I got for Christmas to replace my aging DVD player, I am almost ready to watch HD.
I will probably (finally) get an Apple TV too, so that I can watch content from my iTunes collection on the new TV.
All I need now is for Elgato to releaves a Freeview HD adapter.