Originally posted by firebone
High definition broadcasting is definitely worth it- I find it hard to believe you have ever watched a sporting event in HD. Difference is mind blowing, through my provider I have seperate feeds of non-hd and hd, and switching between the 2 it looks like the non-HD is footage from the 1970s.
I'll be extremely satisfied once everything is broadcast in HD.
The difference for me is not so great. I have had a digital set top box with a hard disk in it and two tuners, before getting the plasma, but the plasma was far superior to the CRT set. With the normal 570 satellite transmission, and it looks extremely good on the 50 inch medium definition Pioneer 7 generation screen. The HD transmission looks better but not by a huge margin - the colours though are a bit better, the detail improvement is really marginally better IMO. HD's 3 D sound when that is being broadcast is much better though.
Compared to the previous TV its 20 times better though, even in the normal digital transmission. However the normal analogue signal is vastly inferior. My conclusion is that digital is far superior when shown on a large panel, but that the higher density screen is providing only marginal improvements.