It All Started When I Wanted to Buy a HDTV
Some time ago I got this crazy idea to buy a HDTV. Since I didn’t liked to watch TV much I had a bit of a fight with my conscience. After all, buying something you don’t need isn’t really a smart thing to do, especially when the product costs a bunch of money. But all that “high definition” and “superior picture quality” rumors I’ve heard made me want to find out more. You see, I don’t watch TV much but I really enjoy watching movies so the thought that I could make this even more enjoyable made me go to the store to buy a HDTV.
The first thought that I got when I saw myself standing in front of all those HDTVs on display was “which one do I buy?”. The next thought was something along the lines of “You stupid, you know nothing about HDTV! What are you doing in a store?”. So I made the very “smart move” to ask the sales guy. After listening to him explaining and pointing at different models I realized I don’t understand a thing of what he’s saying to me. All that crazy talk involving words I never heard before didn’t really helped. I’m pretty fast at learning new things but if I have no idea what you’re talking about I’m going to have a hard time understanding you :). Like that was not enough, the sales guy was occasionally contradicting himself. So I asked the one million dollars question: which is the best one? The face he made - like I would have asked him the number of atoms in the universe - made me think it would be a smart move to go home and learn more about this subject. You see, I’m extremely picky when it comes to buying something. I must know everything about what I buy. I must know it’s worth the money and it’s good quality and all that. I can’t buy something (especially something expensive) if I’m not confident it’s the best thing for my needs.
Sometimes Finding Answers Is a Pain in the …
So I went home, got carried away with other stuff (Tom & Jerry if you really want to know and do not dare to judge me) and forgot I wanted to buy a HDTV. Well after a few days I eventually remembered I wanted a new TV and “high definition” movies so I started to do my research. The more I was reading the more I wanted to know. The problem was in many cases information I wanted was hard to find or of very poor quality. My research lasted about 3 weeks or so. If today I was learning 1080p is the best thing, next day I would read a guide who would say that 1080p is not worth the money. HDTV reviews ware even worse. And for the question “which HDTV is best (and why)” I had the hardest time finding an answer. You see, now there are a few sites that present their opinions regarding which is the best HDTV but at that time the only top I found was that of bestselling HDTVs on Amazon disguised under the title of “Best Plasma TVs / Best LCD TVs”. So to make the long story short, it took me quite a while to find out which is the best HDTV for my needs. And I’m not sorry I took the time to do all that research because I have learned quite interesting things.
So I Made a Site
Eventually I knew what to buy and why. Of course I had to increase the budget because by this time I also wanted a Blu-Ray player so I really get the best quality possible when watching movies. Anyway, the idea of making a site to help people in a similar situation find answers fast, came naturally. I happen to be a web developer so making sites is like second nature for me. I don’t consider myself an “expert” on HDTV or plasma TVs but I learned a lot about this subject and to be honest some of those “expert guides” or “expert reviews” I read from time to time are really lame and even misguide a buyer. I have my own opinions and whether they are seen by people as better or worse than others doesn’t concern me much. What’s important is that I have made a bit of a passion from HDTV and Home Theater and I enjoy staying in touch with what happens in the industry.