Check these out! Two Panasonic commercials that were aired during the '92 Olympics. Best part though is they star George Lucas and his storm troopers! The Panasonic TVs are widescreen and look like current TVs. It is to bad that George's (we are on a first name basis) speech is dubbed Japanese 'cause it would be great to hear what he is saying about the HDTVs.
Japan has been broadcasting HDTV signals since the early nineties when these commercials first aired. They were analog but still carried 1035 lines of resolution. (1035i)