[mythtv-users] FW:HD TV's Slow Addoption

Jim Scott jimdscott at gmail.com
Wed Jun 27 15:36:01 UTC 2007

On 6/27/07, Dean Collins <Dean at cognation.net> wrote:
>  *HDTV Penetration Will Hit 36% In 2007*<http://publications.mediapost.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=Articles.san&s=63061&Nid=31775&p=416179>
> *by Erik Sass: By the end of 2007, 16 million high-definition TVs will be
> sold, bringing the total to 52.5 million in the U.S. That's 36%
> penetration of households, according to new figures from the Consumer
> Electronics Association. The irony? Only 44% of HDTV owners actually receive
> HD programming. Some blame cost, others use the technology for movie and
> gaming experiences. - **Read the whole story*<http://publications.mediapost.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=Articles.san&s=63061&Nid=31775&p=416179>
> *...*
> Wow that figure blows me away it's so low. Basically if people replace
> their tv's every 5 years (eg 20% a year) then their is no 'rapid' deployment
> of HD sets, it's just the natural replacement cycle that is growing year on
> year as it normally would any other TV 'feature'.
> An HD television is not going to make my DVD library look any better. I
still have VHS tapes I pull out once in a while. Why spend a fortune on a
big TV that will, in effect, make some of my content look a lot worse?
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