60 thoughts on “HDTV’s flying off store shelves…

  1. I have to agree with you on HD. In my mind, the single most effective way to judge the importance of new technology is how fast it converts my wife Aileen. It worked with TiVo, and it worked with HDTV. Once she saw it, it only took a day or two to make her a believer. Now I use VGA connector on the Xbox 360 to upconvert DVDs to 1080p. For the time being, no need to take the plunge on Blu-ray or HD-DVD. That will be next month :)

  2. I have to agree with you on HD. In my mind, the single most effective way to judge the importance of new technology is how fast it converts my wife Aileen. It worked with TiVo, and it worked with HDTV. Once she saw it, it only took a day or two to make her a believer. Now I use VGA connector on the Xbox 360 to upconvert DVDs to 1080p. For the time being, no need to take the plunge on Blu-ray or HD-DVD. That will be next month :)

  3. @26. Purely anecdotal. Do you have actual data to back that up? The percentage of console buyers when compared to the percentage of TV buyers is probably rather low. So, I rather doubt there is any solid data to support your claim….other than your friends.

    Agree with @24 that content is king. HDTV doesn’t do much if the things one likes to watch on aren’t broadcast in HD.

  4. @26. Purely anecdotal. Do you have actual data to back that up? The percentage of console buyers when compared to the percentage of TV buyers is probably rather low. So, I rather doubt there is any solid data to support your claim….other than your friends.

    Agree with @24 that content is king. HDTV doesn’t do much if the things one likes to watch on aren’t broadcast in HD.

  5. As I said before, the data does not support the claim the HDTV era has begun.

    According to a recent survey by Frank N. Magid Associates, the number of people buying these sets who are looking forward to watching television shows in hi-def format has actually declined, to 47 percent from 63 percent two years ago. And while nearly half of current owners of HDTV sets said that their main reason for buying one was to watch programs in HD, only 25 percent of those now shopping for the sets feel that way.

    Read the rest at the NYT:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/10/business/yourmoney/10frenzy.html

  6. As I said before, the data does not support the claim the HDTV era has begun.

    According to a recent survey by Frank N. Magid Associates, the number of people buying these sets who are looking forward to watching television shows in hi-def format has actually declined, to 47 percent from 63 percent two years ago. And while nearly half of current owners of HDTV sets said that their main reason for buying one was to watch programs in HD, only 25 percent of those now shopping for the sets feel that way.

    Read the rest at the NYT:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/10/business/yourmoney/10frenzy.html

  7. I am going to buy my full entertainment system for X-Mas. 1080p plasma, 5.1 sound system, and the playstation 3 for the games and Blue Ray dvd player. And a bag of chips and cookies cause I am not moving cause I am going to enjoy it. Might as well upgrade now before the TV station stop running analog.

  8. I am going to buy my full entertainment system for X-Mas. 1080p plasma, 5.1 sound system, and the playstation 3 for the games and Blue Ray dvd player. And a bag of chips and cookies cause I am not moving cause I am going to enjoy it. Might as well upgrade now before the TV station stop running analog.

  9. I think consoles are a major pusher. TV is alright but I know that since the 360 has come out, a lot of my friends have gone out and bought HDTVs just so they can play the 360 in full resolution.

  10. I think consoles are a major pusher. TV is alright but I know that since the 360 has come out, a lot of my friends have gone out and bought HDTVs just so they can play the 360 in full resolution.

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