I've been down that road before in life. Don't despair, I'm certain TNG-HD will be available through other distributors in the not too distant future.
I figure maybe I'll get an external blu-ray drive for the computer eventually. I'm traditionally late on new technologies. Didn't buy a DVD movie until about 5 years ago, and have never owned a cellphone.
But on topic, the 24th century Romulan warbirds were pretty impressive in their first appearance too.