I am an avid TV watcher, by no accounts could one not call me a couch potato! I got a new HDTV for Christmas and so it's been really hard to not sit there are watch all the great HD programming I get through Dish Network. I love to travel, but I don't always get to entertain that fantasy, so for me the next best thing is feeling like I'm there from the comfort of my couch. I happen to work for Dish Network so I knew we were offering HD free programming, I just had to wait until I got the TV to support the HD programming. HD programming puts the icing on the cake and it really makes a huge difference in the quality of the picture. I've watched standard definition, and I'm not going back, ever!