Does High Definition Resolution Even Matter For You?

Does High Definition Resolution Even Matter For You?

Gregory Han
Sep 17, 2012

Several years back after purchasing my 1st HDTV (maxing out at 720p), I noticed my better half had an amusing habit of watching standard def content even when a HD channel was available. Till this day she's seemingly content with watching BlurryVision3000, while I tend to skip non-HD channels like religious and shopping broadcasts. A reader recently made the assertion most people fall in the same category as my partner: HD is nice, but it doesn't matter. Is the importance of high definition content a marginal feature for the masses?

Does high definition content play strongly into your enjoyment of video content?

• From FightTheFuture

I'm still not totally convinced that HD matters.

How many people do you know who watch standard definition cable channels stretched on their HD set? Are we getting more enjoyment from a Blu-Ray disk then a DVD? If HD was so important to gaming, then why is the Wii the best selling system?

I enjoy HD content as much as the next guy, but I don't think people care that much about higher resolution.

Do you agree most people are either ignorant or at the most passively impressed with higher definition video?

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