Wow less than 25% of us households have HDTV?http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20081212-neilsen-says-hdtv-adoption-in-us-doubled-this-past-year.html
WTF are you people waiting for?
After my bitching last week about 16:9 I can understand why cable companies are waiting, with only 1 in 4 having made the switch I wouldn't either.
Is there the possibility that these figures/survey are mistaken?
Aside from the extremely valid money point, I'll also chime in with something else, about the usefulness:ReplyDelete
There is a small but growing number of people who watch solely internet TV. I don't pay for cable tv services let alone HD. My expenses are lower, I get all the entertainment I need any time I want it, and I can pause it at will. Compare that to having to buy an expensive hdtv, an hdtv service package, a blu-ray or hd-dvd player, and a dvr or other premium service so that one can pause and playback at will. Only paying for the internet service and computer, which I'd be paying for anyway in order to work and have access to the world, it seems like a no-brainer.
Paying all that extra money just to see crystal clear picture on a big screen sounds like a luxury to me. Less than 25% of Americans live in luxury, so the rate being near 25% is testament to the increasing popularity of the hdtv and, perhaps, the value many Americans put on showing off their high tech gadgets.