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The Netherlands takes baby steps towards HD

Steven Kim

We've been awfully hard on Toshiba's super-resolution upscaling pitch, but it looks like the tech may be a good fit for the Netherlands, where HD subscriptions are having a hard time getting off the ground despite an explosion in the number of HDTVs taking up residence in Dutch homes. Estimates put the number of households receiving HD signal at a paltry 85,000 in a country where 1.2 million HD sets are supposed to sell through this year alone. Maybe those people are waiting for the free OTA HD stuff, but based on what's in the pipeline, there's no telling how long it will be before HD pixels become abundant.

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