I know that I am probably in the minority here, but I do not understand the hype about high definition t.v., or HD as the vernacular has it. It strikes me as simply a marketing ploy to sell everyone in America a new television, which they don't really need, and probably can't really afford. "Because it's a better picture!" That is my husband's side of this argument. We aren't even fighting about getting a new t.v., we are quite happy with our hand-me-down big screen that we got two or three years ago when my parents upgraded to a flat screen. (You can't beat free.) No, our frequent discussions on this topic stem from the fact that when you record something on the DVR in HD it takes up more than twice the space of recording it on the regular channels. And I just don't see that it is that much better to make it worth the DVR storage. I do have to admit here that I have a somewhat proprietary attitude towards our DVR. Right now it is 75% full, and probably 60-65% of that is programs and series that I have recorded. The other 10-15% is the kids. It's not that I don't let Brian pick shows. In fact it is a hard and fast rule at our house that Sunday afternoons the t.v. belongs to Daddy and if he wants to turn on football and fall asleep for three hours, well, that is his choice.The thing I hate is that the few shows he does record he has to record in HD, thus eating more DVR% than I think he should. Plus have you noticed how in HD you can see every line and blemish on the actors? Call me old-fashioned, but I like my escapist entertainment to have a more fuzzy and dreamlike quality. Okay, now that I've vented I need to go set up the DVR to record 3 hours of a basketball game in HD, because that is how much I love my husband.
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