There is a study
that is floating around the Internet about the number HDTV’s there are
worldwide. Do you know that the US has 58% of the global market share?
We beat out Japan with 16.5 million high def sets. Anyways, I plugged
in some numbers and this is what I came up with.
15% of the 107(+/-) million
households in America have a HDTV. This seems about right. I can only
think of three of my friends that have a high-def. 83% of Americans
have cable or satellite so there is nothing requiring
these tens of millions households to make the switch.
there are going to be a few million households that are not going to be
prepared for the switch to ATSC in 2006 or 2009. Ironically, my mother
is one of them. She has an antenna that is from the seventies and plans
on using it as long as she can. I can see her getting plasma in a few
years, with ATSC of course, but she is not alone in resisting to paying
for TV. The picture quality a person can receive of ATSC is better then
cable or satellite in many cases, so why pay for it? Many people,
including my mother, do not want to buy a new TV if she does not have
too just yet.I am sure that a few of our readers that are
hesitant on buying a HDTV if their current TV is working fine. Care to
sound off why?