For two hours every Sunday night, I commit a crime.

I watch Discovery Atlas in standard definition.

This show is so beautiful and so engrossing that the Discovery Channel is doing it a real disservice by airing it on anything other than their HD channel.

Standard definition or no, it’s still a fascinating show that really lets you feel what it’s like to live in another country. The Discovery Channel hasn’t done original programming this good in years.

I’d watch in HD if I could, of course. Someday plasma TVs will be as cheap and as plentiful as a pair of socks at Costco. Until that day comes I’ll just have to deal with it I guess.

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