So after resisting for a long long long time -- with the attitude of "hell, HOW MUCH BETTER COULD IT BE? It's still in your living room, my eyes suck, and there's no way its anything close to being as good as an actual theatrical print!" -- I finally purchased a TINY HD TV (seriously -- my computer monitor is bigger!) and the CHEAPEST HD player I could find (did you *know* they were available for like a hundred bucks??) and settled down to watch "Blade Runner" which was my X-Mas present from my aforementioned New Girlfriend, Trixi (reason #3456 why she rules: she texted me yesterday randomly with the "tears in the rain" quote from Rutger Hauer's death scene! Yes, geeks, envy me now).
And WOW. Yeah. It really is LOTS OF BETTER. Lots and lots of better. I mean, noticeably, appreciably better. Like tons and tons of noticeably appreciably better. The picture is like so crystal clear you can make out every tiny miniscule detail on every gland on Harrison Ford's grizzled visage.
So in conclusion: HD doesn't suck, and you should all get it. And fuck this Blu-Ray thing, its the Beta of the 00's. Er, I think. Hell, like I know!