I have been resisting buying an HD TV for my home because when I go to the store and look at the TVs, I see (IMO) very high prices with only a marginal improvement in picture quality over SD TV.
The other day our 18 year old 32" SD TV bit the dust so I gave in and purchased a 40" HD TV. I got our DISH satellite system upgraded to HD and have been watching HD TV for the past few days. The TV is capable of 1080p but the satellite signal is only 1080i.
In my comparison viewing, it appears that there is a fairly noticeable difference in picture quality between SD and HD content on the HD TV. However, when I compare the HD picture quality of the HD TV with SD picture quality of another SD TV, the difference isn't nearly as noticeable.
I also feel that one reason the picture seems better on the HD TV is due to the larger picture size (40" vs 32").
Am I the only one that feels that HD TV isn't a big enough difference in picture quality to warrant the price difference?