You are missing my point or I'm not getting it across. A show or movie that is enjoyable in HD will still be enjoyable in SD. A show that is not interesting won't suddenly become interesting in HD.
If it is only the visual aspect of it, why are we watching it in the home and not only in the theatre on the big screen?
I enjoy the show just as much whether I record it in SD (720 by 480) on my DVD recorder from the HD channel or directly in HD on my HD DVR. I have the settings in my DVD recorder set for 30 second fwd skip and 5 second reverse skip. That would be whether I'm playing from the Hard Disk or a DVD disk.On my Locals they both fill the screen at 16:9 AR.
I watch for the Content.
I enjoyed TV on the 10" B&W RCA, I Enjoyed it more when the jump to color happened. That was the last big jump in TV technology. That 10" B&W wasn't even 10" it was a round picture tube that had the top and bottom masked off. The corners were rounded. It was still great.
I kinda agree with TBoneit. Yes, HD is a much better picture but if I'm enjoying a movie, that enjoyment isn't going to be reduced because it's in SD.
HD or SD, if I like something the format doesn't interfere with my enjoyment.
Do I prefer HD? Yes. Is it necessary for the entertainment of the movie/show? No.
Looks like Mike got it!
I watch for the content, if I have a choice of SD or HD then I'll choose the HD, If not I'll watch the SD.
Edited by TBoneit, 27 May 2012 - 12:29 PM.