Twenty percent of owners of high-definition television sets will only watch programs that are broadcast in HDTV, and 45 percent say they watch HDTV programs most of the time, according to a survey by Nielsen Media Research for the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing. The survey also concluded that among those TV viewers who do not own HDTV sets 28 percent expressed interest in buying one; likewise 20 percent said they would be interested in subscribing to a digital cable system. In a separate study, Nielsen found that the average television viewer now spends 127.15 hours a month in front of a TV set -- up 4 percent from a year ago. "Timeshifted" watching now accounts for 5:50 hours of viewing per month, up 56 percent from last year. TV viewers now spend 2:19 hours watching video on the Internet and 3:15 hours watching it on their mobile phones.
When I got my first HDTV in 2000, I remember there only being a few HD channels (a few I could get over the air from LA with a dual bow tie antenna and DirecTV) and most the time it was crappy stuff like PBS.
But I still would rather sit there and watch crappy HDTV then normal TV (which is usually crappy anyway).
I got on HD earlier this year. I DVR everything I can as HD. Nat Geo and History are my favorite HD channels, and it`s nice to have local channels in HD. I wonder why viacom is so poor they can`t manage to offer comedy central in HD.
you could be like my roommates and get an HDTV, no HD service, then not be bothered that standard def channels look even crappier on it than the old tv and that the image is stretched to fit the widescreen aspect of the HDTV.
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