Amongst the best purchases of my life have been HDTVs. So much use of them, for them, with them.
I waited and waited and waited to get an HDTV, figuring that I really didn't need one and it was an extravagance. This December we got a big plasma. I immediately wished I had gotten one two years ago.
We use our TV about five to ten hours a week, but it makes everything on it so much more enjoyable. Worth every penny we paid.
I just got one this week and IT IS THE BOMBOMGBOMBOMG!
I've spent the past two days setting it to my liking (still need to get a new Harmony remote), but it is super. Forza 2, GHIII, PGR3 are all superb. The HD shows are quite cool too. I'm a little scared, though, at how much more time it will suck from my life...