Before we get too far into this, it should be known that I'm not a audiophile. I like music and have a warm spot in my heart for LPs. Signal quality is not something I'm overly concerned with.
|How I'm approaching this project.|
A friend of mine once gave me his old HD TV. I didn’t have one and he was moving overseas where it wouldn’t work so I happily took it in. When I found out how much HDMI cables cost – it took me another two years to finally buy the cable to get the HD signal to enjoy the TV in its full glory.
It’s not that I was being lazy – but the $50 cable didn’t seem worth it for a better picture at the time. The content is what’s important to me, not the quality level. Now non-HDTV looks terrible to me, but I’m illustrating a point.
When it comes to making sacrifices for budget on this project, the decisions I make are going to drive some purists nuts. After music/video/whatever hits a certain quality level, I can’t tell the difference. I just want to enjoy entertainment as easily and conveniently as possible.