I am amazed at the prices people are paying for TVs nowdays. Granted what cost $10,000 12 months ago now costs $5000, but to me thats an obscene price to pay for something that has a 12 month or 3 year warranty at best and would be too expensive to repair after the warranty expires.
Plasma, LCD, HDTV is all the rage here, despite three being almost no broadcasting of HDTV.
All these wood ducks went out and bought what they thought was full HDTV, but only now do they realise that they didnt get 1960 x 1080 I or P or whatever, so they have to upgrade. They are stuck on that treadmill.
I think I paid 500 bucks for my 68cm CRT TV a few years ago, and for the time I spend watching TV, I couldnt justify any more.