When we first bought our $1,200 HDTV six years ago, we told ourselves never to go to the movies again until we watched enough DVDs to pay for the purchase. Every time we went to the movies, we’d have to pay on average $20 for tickets. A promise was made that only after we watched 75 DVD rentals ($1,500 bucks in movie tickets saved – $300 for Netflix fee), would we treat ourselves out to the theater. We reached our goal within two years, and in the four years afterwards we’ve only gone to three movies!
We realized that once we went through the initial 6 month waiting period for the latest movies to come out on DVD, all was fresh again. We’re now programmed to watch movies with a 6 month lag, bringing us the same opening night excitement. The annoyance of someone sitting right in front of you in an empty theater and jabbering away is no more! Furthermore, a 52″ screen and six point surround sound system sure helps replicate the big screen experience!