Yes, I know, no one wants to be the bearer of bad news, but sometimes you’ve just got to suck it up and deal with it. After all, you come here for no holds barred unvarnished commentary, news and advice, so I’m glad to be the one to dish it out. It’s not always pleasant but it’s usually necessary.
1. The gear you buy today is either already obsolete or will be within days.
That’s the nature of the beast, folks–you’ll find a better deal on better components before you’ve put the hundredth hour on your home theatre setup. There’s just no two ways about it.
2. Just because the picture looks great in the store doesn’t mean it’ll look good at home.
The TVs that you see in the store–even the projector images–are specifically set up for that store. You’ve got to consider that, especially if you’re shopping the big box store, you’re in a huge cavernous space. The light levels, the sound flow, everything will look (and sound!) different between there and there.
3. Something will go wrong.
Sorry perfectionists in the crowd, something’s going to go wrong and it’s going to do so a lot sooner than you expected, too. That new 1080p you bought has MILLIONS of pixels, and the chances of one of them dying are really REALLY good. Like almost certain good. So chances are your magnificent five thousand dollar set will lose a teeny-tiny chunk of the screen within the first few weeks.
And there’s your bad news feed for the day–don’t worry; it can only get better from here.